Item Number: MTVBVLKBS

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Something Sinister has returned to the MOTIV product line and is at the core of the new Villain.  Created to bring devastation on higher volume patterns, the Villain features an incredibly versatile Coercion MFS solid cover and the high RG asymmetric Sinister core.

In the shadows for years, the Sinister core has finally returned to give the powerful Villain easier length than any other asymmetric core in the MOTIV line.  Combining a high RG with loads of differential, the Sinister core enables the Villain to display impressive power and continuation down lane.

Cloaked in a new Coercion MFS Reactive cover, the solid black and blue Villain is powerful yet offers great versatility on medium-heavy lane conditions.  The 3000 Grit LSS finish provides a stable footprint while also allowing the Villain to retain enough energy to display outstanding continuation.    

The Villain offers incredible performance, versatility, and value.  It is the first asymmetric MOTIV ball ever offered below the premium price point and its versatile performance fits a wide variety of bowlers.  Adding to its versatility, the Villain responds very well to surface adjustments.  Take the finish down for a smoother motion on heavy oil or take it up to a higher grit for a moderate benchmark motion.

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  • Weight BlockSinister™
  • Cover StockCoercion™ MFS Reactive
  • Finish3000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length60
  • Backend80
  • Hook68
  • Flare Potential7"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.53Max Differential .050Int. Differential .018
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.54Max Differential .051Int. Differential .018
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.55Max Differential .052Int. Differential .018
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.58Max Differential .052Int. Differential .018
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.64Max Differential .036Int. Differential .013
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Reviews 4.9 (Based on 43 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 11/10/2021
    Product Villain
    From Fairview Tennessee
    Rating 5.0
    Love this ball

    My average started at 166 and since I bought this ball my average jumped up to 225. I'm very pleased with all products I get from Motiv I will be getting all my gear from them no matter what.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 02/28/2020
    Product Villain
    From Paducah, KY
    About Me Dad, Husband, Nerd, Bowler, Teacher, Coach, matched speed and revs
    Rating 5.0
    First Motiv

    This was my first Motiv. It was the ball that has allowed me to move from just down and in. I use this as my trusty heavy oil sport shot ball. It can read in the oil and it can handle some friction. I am not able to use this on most house shots, because of my rotation issue...but when the lanes feel flooded, it is a villain. Bad pun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 02/13/2020
    Product Villain
    From Broken Arrow, OK
    Rating 5.0
    Strong, Powerful Motion

    This has been a great ball, and became my benchmark ball, even for an asymmetric! Has a smooth yet huge motion through the lane, but is easily workable to shape your shot for new oil to worn out patterns. Pocket hits roll through the pins perfectly and strong. Highly recommend this ball, was able to take my game to a whole new level after throwing this ball.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 10/15/2019
    Product Villain
    From Cottage Grove, Oregon
    Rating 5.0
    Even motion for my down and in shot.

    We bowl on a 42 foot modified main street pattern from Kegel and this ball does a great job for me on fresh. I play up the boards with very little hand, so this smooth motion ball really packs a punch for me. I have the pin above my middle finger. With this layout, the Villian will store all its energy through the head and drive to the pocket to carry the 10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 10/03/2019
    Product Villain
    From Milwaukee, WI
    About Me 19 mph off the hand, 350 rev, 20 deg tilt,
    Rating 4.0
    Really good, versatile ball

    I like this piece a lot. It gives me good length and an aggressive back end that continues through the pins, but it's still controllable without going full on skid/flip. I can see this working in a pretty wide range of oil conditions. Unless there's a flood of oil, a pattern that's a mile long, or totally bone dry lanes, this ball will probably be in play. Plus it has a super cool color scheme, name, and logo. Very aesthetically pleasing.

    On the downside, it's not exactly the most forgiving ball, at least in my experience. Misses in tend to not hold super well and go through the face. Misses out are a little better. It'll climb back from the gutter for a makeable spare okay, but it'll leave its share of washouts too.

    Overall, I feel like this would make a good addition to many bowlers' bags, and would recommend at least giving it a chance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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