Item Number: MTVBVIPEJ

$219.9917 Read Reviews


Developed alongside PBA® superstar EJ Tackett, the pearl VIP is a limited-edition release for medium oil engineered to get down the lane with ease and come unglued off the backend with impressive power!

One of EJ Tackett’s favorite MOTIV® cores for creating angle is the symmetric Quadfire™, which was featured in the original Octane ball.  A MOTIV® fan favorite.  The ExJ (EJ Tackett edition) VIP utilizes this proven core technology and has been given a huge upgrade with Infusion™ Pearl Reactive cover stock to handle the modern bowling environment.

Designed for medium conditions, the limited-edition VIP will dig harder in the oil than the Supra and provide more pop off the backend than the asymmetric Trident Nemesis.  This motion is made possible by combining the higher RG Quadfire™ core with the clean and angular Infusion™ Pearl Reactive shell. Tuned to a 5000 Grit LSP finish, the VIP has the proper traction needed for a fast and consistent backend response.   


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  • Weight BlockQuadfire™
  • Cover StockInfusion™ Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSP
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length17
  • Backend18.5
  • Hook54
  • Flare Potential4"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.54Max Differential .040
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.55Max Differential .043
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.56Max Differential .043
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.58Max Differential .047
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.59Max Differential .050
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 17 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 05/20/2021
    From Troy, MO
    About Me League Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Great ball for medium oil

    What an amazing ball. This thing is money on medium lane conditions or when those oily lane conditions start to transition. I can move it in a little bit and still get to the pocket with these. It's aggressive on the back end, but it's not overly aggressive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 02/06/2021
    From Greenville, SC
    About Me Amateur League Bowler
    Rating 5.0

    I was the second one to purchase this ball in our group, but the first to throw it. THIS BALL HITS HARD!!!. Mouths dropped the first time our group heard this ball hit, and is probably the most forgiving ball i have ever seen. Since then, our whole league team has one, and i purchased a second one to have one in two different weights. i highly recommend this ball

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 01/22/2021
    From Irvine,CA
    About Me Just a 200 Avg House Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Fun Ball to Roll!!!

    I picked this up on the suggestion from Kasey at Bowlers Depot. Stand left and throw it right. For me, it comes back hard and plows through the pins! I'd get another one if it wasn't so hard to find now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 12/08/2020
    From Good Thunder, MN
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Smooth Continuation!

    This is a great compliment to the Flare IMO, when the Flare is too much in the heads and you need something that still has similar continuation this is the ball to go to! This is also one of the first balls out of my bag for league nights, so smooth off the spot and it reads the mid lane so well. The continuation… it will run right over the 8 pin every time! Special Edition ball so get yours on order!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 11/24/2020
    From St. Louis, MO
    About Me Motiv Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Great for the Burn!

    I've always been a pretty big fan of the Octane and every quadfire core I've ever thrown, so I don't think it's overly surprising that I found a place for this ball in my bag.

    Overall, it's smoother than I expected, but that also could be the layout (4.5x35). Don't let that confuse you though, because it's still really really clean.

    I think balls like this are easy to overlook because they aren't ALWAYS in play, and this ball has a tendency to really shine late in a block when you need to meet the following conditions:

    Not super fast response
    Gear core too small to go through the pins properly

    I find these conditions often when I'm forced left on both house, and sport shots, and I've also found that when I'm forced into gutter lofting territory with the Jackal Flash, I can ball down, move about 7 right, and throw this one instead. As someone that sucks at lofting as a whole, this is a great thing to have in the bag for later in long blocks.

    On the right side, I don't see this being overly useful on the fresh without a good bit of surface, but my advice is to keep it shiny and use it when it's at its best: the burn!

    Jamison Peyton
    Motiv Staffer

    I would recommend this to a friend

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