VIP ExJ Sigma

Item Number: MTVBVIPSG

$234.9921 Read Reviews


Prepare to be blown away by the newest limited-edition release from MOTIV, the VIP ExJ Sigma!  Collaborating with Triple Crown winner EJ Tackett, this special ball features a pearl cover wrapped around EJ’s favorite core, the Sigma core. This core, handpicked by EJ himself, boasts an unparalleled compact design that delivers easy revs. Coupled with Dynamic Infusion Pearl Reactive cover stock technology, this fast revving, medium oil pearl is as versatile and dynamic as the bowler whose name it carries.

The Sigma core is one of the first core designs ever created by MOTIV bowling. This fast revving, medium differential core provides outstanding control and down lane arc with many drilling options to customize the ball motion for the bowler.  Ideally used for medium oil, stronger drillings may provide enough track flare for bowlers to use the VIP ExJ Sigma on higher volumes as well.

The Dynamic Infusion Pearl Reactive coverstock previously seen on the Sky Raptor, was slightly modified to be slightly stronger in the oil in order to create the motion EJ wanted to see from the VIP ExJ Sigma.  This tweak gives bowlers more control of their ball motion while maintaining enough angle down lane to use the VIP ExJ Sigma when a low rg pearl is the right play.
EJ's discerning eye is not to be overlooked, as he specifically requested a ball that blends beautifully on the lane.  The stunning color palette of violet, purple, and black pearl were selected for the cover along with pink and silver pearl for the NeoMark logos.  The pearl VIP ExJ Sigma makes a bold statement on and off the lanes. 

When to Use

Speed Dominant Bowlers - For those whose speed overwhelms their rev rate, the VIP ExJ Sigma is a great pearl for later in the day when it’s time to start moving left.  Speed dominant players are often those bowlers who need to be in stronger balls longer than other bowlers.  For those bowlers a low rg pearl with moderate differential makes a lot of sense for late in the block or possibly a second shift league.  

Balanced Bowlers - Balanced bowlers will love the versatility of the VIP ExJ Sigma. This ball can be used as the go-to pearl in a balanced bowler’s bag.  When some help is needed through the front of the lane, but you still need some control of the lane this is the ideal ball.  

Rev Dominant Bowlers - For the Rev Dominant bowler who seems to always need a pearl cover because stronger solids just seem to start up too early, the VIP ExJ Sigma is likely the benchmark ball. Bowlers looking to build an arsenal of balls that are clean through the fronts will absolutely need the VIP ExJ Sigma to use as their benchmark ball on most moderate conditions.

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  • Weight BlockSigma™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockDynamic Infusion Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range14, 15, 16
  • Length70
  • Backend83
  • Hook63
  • Flare Potential5"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .041
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.47Max Differential .047
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.50Max Differential .044
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Reviews 4.9 (Based on 21 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 03/20/2024
    Product VIP ExJ Sigma
    From Fergus falls, MN
    About Me Like to bowl and have been bowling a good while
    Rating 2.0
    Just not what I hoped for

    I was really looking forward to the extra power the Sigma Tour promised, but it feels similar to my old one. I've been a big Motiv fan since 2012, and almost every ball I've gotten has been fantastic. In fact, the only two that haven't quite lived up to expectations were the yellow Forza and this Sigma Tour.

    Interestingly, my old Sigma Tour, even with thousands of games on it, seems to react very similarly to the new one. I was hoping the new coverstock would provide a bit more strength on the house shot, but it loses traction just like the old one.

    To give you an idea, I get much better power, grip, and continuation with my Blue Coral. The Sigma Tour has shown potential on very used lanes with broken-down oil, but that's not its intended use case for me. I've had some good games with it, but overall, I was hoping for a stronger ball for house shots that wouldn't end up alongside my old Sigma Tour.

    Next time I'll be going for a larger gap between on the chart and not go for memories(even though I'm still happily using the Tour)

  2. 02/24/2024
    Product VIP ExJ Sigma
    From Willmar MN
    About Me 15 years old, two hander
    Rating 5.0
    The Gold Standard for Pearl Balls

    The Motiv VIP Sigma sets the gold standard for pearls. Unfortunately this ball is now discontinued, this ball is an absolute beast. I’m normally a 185 avg on sport shots and a 200 avg on house shots. With this ball I shot 267 on a sport shot. And can easily average 225 on a house shot. Please Motiv bring this one back, in my opinion it is among the two best balls ever made, the Venom Shock and the VIP sigma. They make a great 1-2 punch. If you can find one for any price, get it, it’s worth the money. Get MOTIVated!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 12/04/2023
    Product VIP ExJ Sigma
    From Conklin,MI
    Rating 5.0
    The do all

    Won this ball and was hoping for a good dryer lane ball. I realized quickly I can play up and in on the fresh, or angular on the dry. Snaps back hard for me and it’s quickly becoming a favorite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 12/04/2023
    Product VIP ExJ Sigma
    From Worcester, Massachusetts
    Rating 5.0
    VIP EXJ Sigma

    Was lucky enough to get this on the day of release. Took me a good minute to get used to it and give it credit. Some oil in coverstock is all it took for me to give this ball the credit it deserves.

    This ball excels on light/medium shots and it's at its best when it meets friction. A really smooth motion downlane motion with a devastating punch to the pins! Have thrown it on multiple amounts of sport/challenge shots and it always sees its way out the bag as THE option at around the halfway point of tournament blocks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 11/27/2023
    Product VIP ExJ Sigma
    From Southern MN
    About Me 450rpm 20mph off hand
    Rating 5.0
    All Around Ball

    I got this ball thinking with the placement on the ball chart that it would be a great tourney ball, and it would fill in on the lower oil pattern shots.

    It DOES do that. BUT... I can throw this at the beginning of the night on a house shot. I can throw this at the end of the night. I can throw this.... anywhere!

    It doesn't excel on HEAVY oil, but if there is friction, get it to it, and the ball will pick up and oh my! The angle to the pins is great and it doesn't seem to overpower the pins. I've left very few 9pins with this ball.

    If you are debating on this ball, stop. There is a reason EJ put his name on this ball. Don't miss out on this one! IF I wasn't saving for the Fury, I'd be looking at getting a second one of these to have 2 different drillings! It's THAT good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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