Motiv Sky Raptor Bowling Ball Features:
The legendary Raptor line has returned for worldwide release! Featuring a power-boosted Affliction V2 core and stronger Dynamic Infusion cover technology, the pearl Sky Raptor is built to attack down-lane when heavy oil patterns transition and more friction comes into play.
The new Affliction V2 core features a density upgrade, which gives the Sky Raptor higher rev potential and more track flare. Both performance aspects increase overall hook potential and provide an RG and differential that are tuned in for higher volumes of oil.
Extensive testing went into the development of the new Dynamic Infusion Pearl Reactive cover stock for the Sky Raptor. It digs in the oil and creates the angle needed on the backend as heavy oil patterns begin to break down and transition. Utilizing a 5000 Grit LSS (Laser Scanned / Sanded) finish, the Sky Raptor has just the right amount of traction. Motiv left polish out of the finishing process to fine tune the ball motion to match the performance target.
The brand new Motiv Sky Raptor is potentially the best heavy oil Pearl ball I’ve ever thrown. As someone who threw the Raptor series when it was originally around, I was super excited for the Sky Raptor. The brand new Dynamic Infusion Pearl cover stock paired with the Affliction V2 core is an outstanding combination for heavier/longer oil patterns. I have noticed that this ball creates enough angle on fresh oil that as soon as more friction develops, you can absolutely open up the lane with this ball and watch is snap back. Make sure to soar above and get a Sky Raptor!
Motiv Staffer: D.J. R.
Mark Wilson –
The Sky Raptor is the newest ball in our line and fits in the Heavy oil/angular category. An absolutely amazing release from Motiv Bowling. Bowlers will find this ball stronger in the oil with still having a fast down lane motion. With that combination it gives you the ability to use the Sky Raptor for longer spurts of time. The Sky Raptor is by far the Fastest Heavy oil piece Motiv has produced.
The Sky Raptor has the new Affliction V2 core. The Affliction V2 core gives a higher hook potential and provides an RG and differential that’s better suited for higher volumes of oil.
The Sky Raptor has a new Dynamic Infusion pearl reactive technology, the Sky Raptor is designed to create downlane motion in heavy oil. The Sky Raptor clears the fronts easily, with a fast down lane motion.
Eric Smyth Motiv Staff –
I was really happy when I found out the Raptor line was coming back. I was even happier when I saw that it’s and updated version of the core in the VIP Affliction. This ball fits exactly where I thought it would. Right after that VIP, and something I can use to create angle, before I get into a weaker core in the Shock, or an even cleaner cover in the pride empire. Personally I like to see shiny pearls that don’t come off the friction too quick. I find them more usable from straighter angles, as well as opening up the lane, and that is exactly what is appealing to me about this ball. I’m really looking forward to getting this onto some flatter patterns in tournaments to really see what I can do with this ball
Eric George –
This is the strongest pearl symmetric ball I have ever thrown. I drilled mine fairly strong 50-4 7/8 -34 which allowed it to pick up in the mid lane with a continuous motion. With a longer pin to PAP I could see this having more of a skid flip motion. When compared to the Mythic Jackal the Sky Raptor was smoother off the friction with a strong roll to the pocket. This is the first polished Motiv ball I did not have to touch the surface on because its that strong. Once again, another step forward for Motiv pearl balls.