Item Number: MTVBVIPEJ

20 Read Reviews

10/14/2020 (Retired 10/14/2020)

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
  • Length80
  • Backend88
  • Hook60
  • 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 20 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 11/02/2020
    From Irvine, CA
    Rating 5.0

    The VIP from Motiv is the first ball in collaboration with EJ Tackett and boy is it a special piece. I'm trying to recommend this piece to everyone that is looking for a cleaner ball that can be used towards the end of league or a tournament. This ball features one of our cleanest, and responsive covers which is the infusion pearl reactive cover which really clears the front, and really kicks down lane. For people that loved the Octane, this ball features the same core as the Octane but with an updated cover. I drilled my VIP with a 4 inch pin to my PAP and a 70 degree VAL angle which ended up putting the pin under my ring finger. Despite the stronger pin, this ball easily gets down the lane and still recovers from anywhere. This ball is great when you have to move left at the end of a tournament and get your ball down the lane and still flip hard enough to get the corners out. What's also amazing is that this cover takes to surface adjustments great! So if your VIP is going too long, don't be afraid to take an abralon pad to it. Get your hands on this special limited edition piece before it's gone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 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

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