Motiv Thrill Blue/Purple Bowling Ball Features:
Designed for lighter oil conditions, the Thrill provides length and control when lanes are dry and friction is high. Featuring the new Flux weight block, the Thrill has a higher RG to delay ball reaction and create the length needed on light oil patterns. It also has a very low differential to minimize track flare and provide ball motion control at the backend of the lane.
The new Agility XP (Striking Precision) Reactive cover stock on the Thrill complements the performance attributes of the Flux weight block making it ideal for dry lanes. Both the Wine/Magenta Pearl and the Blue/Purple Pearl Thrill balls feature a 5500 Grit LSP surface finish. We’ve been very intentional about designing a piece that higher rev competitive bowlers will appreciate because it’s moderately smooth motion reduces over-under reaction on dry lanes.
Mike Magolan –
DESCRIPTION: The Thrill is MOTIV’s latest release in the entry-level category. It utilizes the all new Flux weight block, which has an RG of 2.57 and MOTIV’s lowest DIFF ever on a performance ball at .015. The cover is also brand new, Agility XP and comes at a 5500 grit LSP box finish. The Thrill also comes in two color options, magenta and wine as well as purple and blue.
REACTION: The Thrill will be in play when you want a ball that can get down the lane on even the driest conditions, it’s by far the cleanest ball in this category compared to previous releases such as the Recon, Ascent and Freestyle lines. As far as shape goes, it’s also the quickest ball in this category compared to the same previously mentioned lines. The core has finally changed in the entry-level line and that is a big part of why this release is so easy to get down the lane. The previous releases in this category ALL had a DIFF of .030, the Thrill now has a .015 DIFF, so it literally has half the DIFF. With how clean this ball is it’s also important to note that it still shapes up down lane very nicely…it doesn’t necessarily show that in my video because it’s on a fresh house pattern.
COMPARISONS: There is only one comparison needed and that is to the Freestyle Rush, which will shortly be discontinued with the release of the Thrill. In my video you will see just how much cleaner the Thrill is compared to the Freestyle Rush as I compared both balls on the same line. Where the Thrill Strikes and goes through the pins with ease from the track area on the fresh house pattern, the Freestyle Rush is too early and goes right through the nose resulting in a split. The Thrill provides bowlers with an option on even the driest of lanes, honestly it probably even belongs in a new row below the bottom row on the ball guide. I personally see the Thrill getting more action than any previously released entry level ball because of the length and shape it provides down lane.
SUMMARY: I would recommend the Thrill to anyone who is looking to purchase a quality ball at a very affordable price, as this is the lowest price point MOTIV has ever offered. Those who liked the Ascent or Freestyle series will appreciate the upgrade on this release as the Thrill offers even less hook potential at an even lower price point.
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James Turner –
I was thrilled when I heard about this new release. I love the Hyrda and its angularity so knowing this ball is designed for lighter oil conditions that will give me the control I need when facing drier lanes and encountering lots of friction, I was like YES PLEASE!!
This ball has a brand new Flux weight block and with it having a higher RG to help suspend ball reaction, it will also add additional length when facing lighter oil conditions thanks to low differential and pearl shell. I started up the 8 board and was really impressed with its continuation so I gradually moved my feet and target left. I was able to play up 15 and could get the ball out to about 6 with the fresh 5500 Grit LPS finish. Being speed dominant and having 500 revs I like how this ball pushes quickly through the front part of the lane and then gives me a very predictable smooth motion when coming in contact with friction.