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Motiv Tribal Bowling Ball
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Introducing the Tribal™ from MOTIV™. This ball has it all – skid/flip performance, an aggressive look, and a high volume price point. Crafted for light to medium oil, the polished pearl Tribal™ is long, incredibly angular, and crazy continuous. This is a savage weapon.
The Tribal™ features a new generation light bulb core –the Halogen™. It provides a 2.55 RG to push the ball reaction down lane and a moderate .037 differential to retain energy for an explosive backend on light to medium oil conditions.
The cover stock on the Tribal™ is Fusion™ Pearl Reactive, which was first used on the Primal Rage™. This technology is very special because it produces both an incredibly angular motion and devastating continuation. The pearl Tribal™ is tuned with a highly polished finish to provide the length needed and retain energy on higher friction conditions.
Product Rating: (4.86)
Motiv Tribal Using the same cover from the Primal Rage the Tribal is a lot of bang for your buck. This ball is a lot cleaner through the front part of the lane and still angular on the back end. I drilled this ball very strong and it actually fits very nicely between my two primal rages. I also love hoe this ball comes off of the spot and makes the corner. This ball is very good on both house shots and also getting left when they start to open up a little. I was shocked when first throwing this ball on how it moves with having a light bulb core. This ball is becoming a benchmark ball for me and usually the first ball out of my bag on most shots. I have seen the Tribal used by both lower and higher average bowlers and it seems to be very versatile which makes it a must have in the Motiv lineup. This ball will be in my bag for a long time!!! Justin Howard Motiv Staff
It is new ball time! Introducing the MOTIV Tribal, the Tribal features the awesome Fusion Pearl cover stock which is featured on the Primal Rage (#redball) but with the new Halogen core, and a lower price point! With a bad ass black/red Neo Mark logo and a beautiful silver pearl look, the Tribal will be some fresh ink to your bowling bag. I have drilled two Tribals so far. I decided to try some different layouts with this release. The first Tribal I drilled was 45 x 4.75 x 70 the pin ends up under my bridge with a weight hole 2” down my VAL. This has become my benchmark ball to gander what the lanes are giving me. This layout gives me the right shape when the lanes are fresh. The second Tribal I drilled is 55 x 5 x 30 which places the pin over my ring finger pretty high above the grips. This ball is awesome when the lanes begin to break down or on shorter house patterns with hooking backends. The Halogen core is very smooth and predictable, or can be angular due to the Fusion Pearl coverstock depending on layout. In comparison to the other bowling balls in the MOTIV line, this ball is going to get A LOT of play for me. It is clean through the front part of the lane and more angular down lane than every ball besides the Primal Rage. Calling the Tribal a Thrash Frenzy on steroids is an understatement! Here is a link to my Tribal in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UXeAW6cHl8&feature=share&list=UULCNqIrLyQE0gLbPqHxM7Aw William Welch Cliff Barnes Bowlers Mart MOTIV Regional Staff Davie, FL
I had high hopes for the Tribal as I have quickly fallen in love with the Primal Rage. Both balls feature Fusion Pearl Reactive cover technology which offers more angularity and continuation than any other Motiv ball. I have my Tribal drilled 40 x 4 1/2 x 30 with a tiny hole on my PAP. The Rage is exceptional when you have to move in deep on the lane and play a big swing shot (open angles). I have enjoyed the Tribal most when I have too much friction for the Rage, and can't move deeper to find more oil. The Tribal is easily 3-4' cleaner and still produces a strong, continuous back end, but it isn't as angular as the red ball. I feel that this ball will be best for someone who needs a ball for higher friction environments, but wants to keep their target in front of them. I have used the Tribal successfully on wood, Qubica synthetics, AMF HPL, Brunswick Pro Anvilane and it has come handy in many different situations. Most notably on the T o C pattern (39') on wood at the RPI in Hornell, NY. I used the Rage a lot early on, and when the heads got nasty instead of moving into the right handers' quick sand I elected to ball down to the Tribal. From there I just either had to spin it, loft it, or some combination thereof to hold pocket. The only shortcomings I can think of for this piece are that it's much too clean for usage on heavier volume patterns. It simply isn't enough core, and I don't think surface changes will be sufficient in that case. The Primal Rage and Raptor Talon are better choices for heavier oil. Just choose the appropriate piece for the response time you desire. Get MOTIVated! - Darren Andretta/MOTIV staff. www.motivbowling.com, www.viseinserts.com
MOTIV Tribal Review My Information Right handed Ball Speed-15 mph average Rev Rate-280-300 Axis Rotation -45* Axis Tilt-15* PAP-5” over and 1” up Tribal Information Inner core-Halogen Coverstock- Fusion Pearl Reactive OOB finish-2000 grit sand/Power Gel Polish RG Rating-2.55 15 lbs. RG Diff.- .037 15 lbs. Flare-4” plus Color-Pearl Silver/White with red and black logos. Condition-Light to medium oil Drill Information Pin above fingers-75*x 50* @41/2” P3 X hole Lanes tested on 14 year old Anvilane 42’ Blended house shot The Tribal is the second release from MOTIV to use the Fusion Pearl Reactive coverstock. The Primal Rage was the first. And in the center of this coverstock is the all new Halogen Light Bulb core. This is the first light bulb cover ever from MOTIV. And I must say, long awaited for me. The Tribal reaction is a great complement to the Primal Rage.The Tribal works great when the Primal Rage is picking up friction too early.This is where the Tribal got down the lane without burning up early,thus saving energy for the area of the lane that is needed.When it got down the lane,to the breakpoint,it created a better angle than the Primal Rage and with better entry angle. The Tribal gave me almost the same shape as the Primal Rage,but with more length,and it isn’t as fast to response to the friction at the breakpoint.Thus ,creating better carry on the burn. The Tribal is the perfect benchmark ball for me on this house shot.It’s strong enough to get down the lane on this fresh house shot.It let’s me play the part of the lane that the oil is at, yet is strong enough at the backend when it encounters the friction..The Tribal let me play more direct through the front part of the lane starting the league session. Standing 21 and directing it over 9 at the breakpoint the Tribal cleared the heads and midlane without ever wanting to stand up early .When it hit the breakpoint the response was fast, but more controlled than the Primal Rage. And the continuation though the end of the lane through the pin deck helped the carry on the fresh. During the 2-3 games on this pattern all I had to do is move in small zones of 2-1.For me being able to play the drying lanes with the Tribal without have to change balls often or jump area codes was amazing. By the end of the night I was at 28 over 17 out to 13-14 at the breakpoint. This helped me make only parallel moves instead of angular. The Tribal did the angular part .By making the smaller adjustments really helps me relax and loosens up my swing, because you know the ball will recover on the push later on. The Tribal does what it was designed to do. It gave me more length than the Primal Rage but with the same shape, but with a slower response to friction.It gets through the drying heads,and helps get through the push on the burn.while still maintaining a strong angular move at the breakpoint. MOTIV filled the spot in the line- up that was missing. Dry-medium oil ball that that was angular.Yet still usable of THS as a benchmark for for some of us. Angela Wilt /AKA MOTIV GIRL MOTIV Staff member. http://www.motivbowling.com/products/balls/tribal.html
When I heard that the MOTIV’s new ball, the Tribal would have the same cover as the Primal Rage I was really excited - this time wrapped around the new Halogen core. For those bowlers that have used a ball with a light bulb shaped core, you know how versatile that traditional shape is. I drilled my new Tribal with a 65* x 5” x 35* layout. After bowling with it the last couple of weeks, I believe that this ball is a perfect 1-2 punch with the Primal Rage. The medium RG core of the Tribal gets through the heads a little cleaner, and a little smoother off the spot than the Rage, but the continuation through the pins is just as great. This allows me to use the Tribal when the lanes break down a bit, as well as on the shorter sport patterns. Here is a link to the ball reaction video that I did for the Tribal. I compare it to the Primal Rage, Thrash Frenzy, Venom Strike and Ascent Pearl on the Kegel’s Middle Road pattern. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MXXAVXU3C8 The Tribal for me fits right in the sweet spot in the middle of my arsenal. On Medium volume patterns, I now can choose the Venom Strike if I want an earlier, smoother roll, or the Tribal if I need more backend to carry the corner pins. The Tribal is also a great option on longer patterns at the end of the night, when I need a ball to clear the fronts while retaining energy for the back. I have ordered a second Tribal that I’m planning on drilling with a weaker layout for dry lanes, so that I can take advantage of the versatility of the Halogen core. Looking forward to it! --Kevin Gallagher— PBA Member MOTIV Staff
MOTIV TRIBAL -- The new Motiv Tribal is quite surprising. Utilizing the proven Primal Rage (Aka. Red Ball) cover stock and new Halogen light bulb weight block this ball provides quite amazing results. It’s very angular but much longer than its predecessor. Its ability to get through the fronts and still make the strong angular move we come to know and love with the Primal Rage makes this ball a must have. It’s a ball motion that will provide great benefit both on your typical house shot as well as many of the tougher tour patterns. The Tribal’s strong back end motion and ability to get down the lane are definite plusses when adding to your current arsenal. I recently tested (2) of this new release –one pin above the ring finger and one pin centered below both fingers. In general for me the pin down layouts seems to perform better but obviously that is always a matter of your personal style and ball roll. In this case the pin down version versus the pin up version provided me two quite different looks. The pin down as expected was much stronger early allowing the ball to read the pattern and provide a strong angular but controlled reaction. This was a great ball down progression from my Primal Rages. The pin up version on the other hand provided me with much needed added length and strong angular motion that set the two apart. The combination of these two bring me that additional added punch when my rage is too much! This is truly a great additional to the family…Come get Motiv-ated. Rick Zakrajsek Motiv Staff www.MOTIVBOWLING.COM
Description: The Tribal is the second release using the Fusion Pearl Reactive Coverstock, previously used on the Primal Rage (#Redball). The Tribal incorporates the all new Halogen Light Bulb Core. You will find the motion of the Tribal to offer a great look in the medium to light oil category. Reaction: The intention of the Tribal is for late blocks and short patterns, but I have found that it has even more potential. With the previous release of the very popular Primal Rage, MOTIV has now added some balls that transition very fast downlane! Because the ball is so clean it has allowed me to play some straighter angles on patterns that do not require me to throw left to right. So far in my efforts playing straighter it has looked great when I’m looking for something to transition a little faster downlane. Of course the majority of shots so far have been deeper on the lane and there is no doubt that is where this ball thrives. So far it has reacted very well to several patterns and it’s always a bonus when a ball is useable for more than what it is originally intended for. Comparisons: Comparing it to the Primal Rage the Tribal is much cleaner, but still gives it a very similar shape in the backend! What I like most so far about the Tribal is that although the shapes are very similar between the Primal Rage and the Tribal there is a very good gap between the two where it is very beneficial to have both of them, especially if you often veer towards the center of the lane. The Tribal is also cleaner than my Venom Toxin and provides more continuation but overall they are very similar as far as hook potential. Summary: I can say that because I tend to play straighter when I can I like this ball so much already because it allows me to play in my comfort zone sooner, yet provides a strong motion downlane for my ball speed. For some that felt that the Primal Rage may have been too much rock on your house shots, get yourself a Tribal! YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYw9dLRcBdg Mike Magolan - MOTIV Staff/Turbo Staff/Boom Apparel Staff
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