Item Number: MTVBVIPEJ

$219.9916 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 16 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 10/29/2020
    From Moore, Oklahoma
    About Me Coach, Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0

    I really love the response on this ball and I hope everyone who gets the chance to order one gets one because they are limited edition.

    If you've been a Motiv Fan and you remember the Quadfire core with the OG Octane ball, then you'll love this. With the new Infusion Pearl cover stock, this ball can break through any lane condition and break hard at the break point like crazy!!!

    This ball is very versatile and strong! Whether you bowl straight down 10 or you swing the lanes, I think this could be anyone's benchmark ball. I'm not gonna lie, not only is this a pretty forgiving ball, but it looks gorgeous going down the lane!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 10/29/2020
    From Orange County, CA
    About Me League/tournament bowler
    Rating 5.0

    VIP...this ball will be first out of my bag.
    Able to play the fresh, and also able to play when the lanes start to transition. Strong backend motion, great continuation thru the pins.
    Big thanks to Motiv staffer KASEY UYESUGI helping me find a layout, BOWLERS DEPOT drilling JEFF AND QUINN are the best around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 10/17/2020
    From West Deptford, NJ
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    VIP = Versatility

    I hope everyone was able to get one of these! This is the most versatile ball in my bag. Shutting down angels? This ball strikes. Opening up and circling the lane? This ball strikes. A great compliment to the Supra for when it is too angular and/or if there is too much oil in the front making the Supra get too long before making its move, the VIP gets into a roll earlier allowing me to stay in the same zone as the Supra.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 10/17/2020
    From Woodbridge, VA
    About Me MOTIV Staff, PBA Regional Player
    Rating 5.0
    ExJ VIP Review

    The Limited Edition ExJ VIP brings me back to the first couple of MOTIV bowling balls I ever owned, the Thrash and QZ1 Purple, which both contained the Quadfire Core. While expecting a benchmark type reaction with the VIP, I compared it with the Ripcord Flight which has been one of the first pieces out of my bag at a lot of tournaments recently. Generally using the Ripcord Flight on the fresher patterns, I was sure that the VIP would be a bit faster responsive downlane than the Ripcord Flight. It didn’t take me long to realize how well these two pair together. The VIP also has the amount of control that it can be used on fresh patterns and throughout the night or block of games.
    The ExJ VIP brings me back to the first MOTIV pieces that I ever had, but with a huge upgrade with the Infusion Cover. Although a Limited Edition, this is going to be huge for anyone that gets there hands on one (or two+). I can’t express in words how well the ExJ VIP performs and matches well especially with my game.

    Darryl Carreon
    MOTIV Staff / PBA Member

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 10/17/2020
    From Coral Springs, FL
    About Me PBA Regional Champion, Former College PotY & National Sport Bowling High Average Champion
    Rating 5.0
    Get one while you can!

    The Limited Edition MOTIV ExJ VIP combines the Octane core with the Infusion Pearl cover from the Supra, and this combination gives you a ball that punches well above its weight class. This ball is suitable for medium to medium-heavy oil depending on how much hand you have.

    The best thing about this ball is the continuation. It rolls like a truck through the pin deck, pretending the rack isn't even there! It's super clean through the fronts and starts revving up in the 30-40 feet range, and then you get a super heavy roll on the backend, with a great change of direction and not much energy loss due to the clean Infusion cover.

    This ball is a Limited Edition release, so if you want one, don't wait. It's a limited production run and when they're gone, they're gone!

    Here is my YouTube video for the ExJ VIP if you'd like to see it in action:

    MOTIV Staffer
    Jeff Piroozshad

    I would recommend this to a friend

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