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Motiv Cruel Intent Bowling Ball
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Motiv Cruel Intent
The Cruel Intent™ is a dominating power pearl for heavy oil. It is the cleanest and most angular asymmetric ball MOTIV™ has ever produced.
At the heart of the Cruel Intent™ is the huge Sinister™ core. It harnesses asymmetry to boost track flare and promote proper transition in very low friction environments.
Proven to be a very angular and continuous cover, Fusion™ Pearl Reactive technology is used on the Cruel Intent™. This shell is special because it is produces both incredible angle and devastating continuation.
Product Rating: (4.78)
The Cruel Intent™ is a dominating power pearl for heavy oil. It is the cleanest and most angular asymmetric ball MOTIV™ has ever produced. At the heart of the Cruel Intent™ is the huge Sinister™ core. It harnesses asymmetry to boost track flare and promote proper transition in very low friction environments. Proven to be a very angular and continuous cover, Fusion™ Pearl Reactive technology is used on the Cruel Intent™. This shell is special because it is produces both incredible angle and devastating continuation. Review: The Motiv Cruel Intent gives me a different look than any other ball in the Motiv line. I drilled my Cruel Intent with the pin in my middle finger which is a more controlled layout for me. This ball works great for me on breakdown of longer, higher volume oil conditions that start to burn up in the heads. Even though I do enjoy moving left and creating more angle, sometimes that does not work. When I start with my Raptor Talon or my 2 Cruel and the heads get torched because of everyone using surface because of the higher volume and length. The pearl cover allows me to stay on top of the same line I have already created, rather than having to move left. This helps me keep my carry percentage a little higher because I can play a little straighter, longer. But, do NOT let the pearl cover fool you, this ball HOOKS. Hints the #HOOKTHEWORLD. It still has the Sinister core used in our 2 Cruel, which allows for greater hook potential. This ball gives me the little bit of extra length I need without sacrificing any midlane control. This ball is also very continuous and rolls very forward through the pins. I, also, enjoy this ball on a several different lane conditions when I am trying to cut down on over/under without having to change to a completely different type of ball such as a solid. Yes, there have been league nights when I have hooked the entire lane with the Cruel Intent on typical house conditions! HAHA. What are you waiting for? Order yours today and Get MOTIVated!!!! #HOOKTHEWORLD Bobby Middleton Jr MOTIV Staff Member www.motivbowling.com
I love any of the Motiv equipment using the Sinister Core. I's just one of those cores that matches up with me, if you have or had a any of the Cruel line, this ball is different. The combination of the fusion cover and this core is a WINNER. The 4000 grit sanded cover gives this ball the length and angular motion your looking for. For me I found this ball 2-3 boards stronger than the Raptor Talon, cleaner through the fronts with the Hit Power and continuation through the pins that Motiv is famous for. This is a great combination with the Primal Rage, or the Tribal. Motiv Dave Motiv Staff www.motivbowling.com PBA Member USBC Certified Coach Head Coach Wooster High School
Layout: 4 ¾” x 4 ¼” XH P1 54 x 4 ¾” x 73 Test Condition: Modified House Shot, 39ft Brunswick Pro Lane surface The Sinister core makes its return in a big-hooking way within the Cruel Intent. By wrapping Sinister (2.55 RG, .053 Diff) in the successful Fusion Pearl cover (finished at 4000 Abralon), Motiv now has a heavy oil ball that flips on the backend without giving up traction or power. I laid mine out pin down so that I could take advantage of the strength of the coverstock knowing that the asymmetry of the core would still give me a strong, continuous backend reaction. While throwing this ball on the fresh I am a solid 5-3 left of where I throw my Primal Rage. Even in the heavier head and midlane oil this ball finds the friction, revving up before the end of the oil pattern and giving me a more controlled reaction than a typical pearl which might be too jumpy on the backend. Even with that early hook the backend is still very continuous which allows me to get further left than I normally can with a ball of this hook potential. If you’re wanting a ball that bites through heavier volumes of oil, without sacrificing any backend angularity, the Cruel Intent is definitely the ball you should get. Trent Overbey In the Zone Pro Shop Motiv Staff www.motivbowling.com
My Cruel Intent is very clean with a moderate to smooth response to friction. I wouldn't classify it as having an angular back end motion, but that is just the way my eyes see it. I have had the most success with this piece from left of the track. I find it imperative to get my hand on the side of this one otherwise it will get forward to quickly and not continue through the pins. It is going to be a niche piece for me and is conditional as it is so unique. I drilled mine pretty simple. 50 x 4 1/2 x 35 with no extra hole. I also added a plethora of polish on top of the 4000 grit box finish. I definitely liked it quite a bit more with the shine. -Darren Andretta, MOTIV Staff Member/VISE Inserts Staff
My review for the MOTIV Cruel Intent MOTIV Cruel Intent Ball Review My Information- Right-handed / Ball Speed-15mph average/ Rev Rate-280-300 rmp’s average Axis Rotation-45 degrees/Axis Tilt-15 degrees/PAP-5” over and 1” up Layout of ball tested-70x40@3 3/4” P-2 X-hole/Surface OOB 4000 grit sanded. Lanes tested on-14 year old Anvilane lanes. With a 42’ blended house shot. Color-Blue-Green Coverstock- Fusion Pearl Reactive Core –Sinister Factory Finish-4000 grit sanded Flare Potential-High RG-2.55 15lbs. Diff.-.053 15lbs. Intermediate Diff-0.18 15 lbs Opening Thoughts The Cruel Intent fills the gap in the MOTIV current line-up,rather than overlapping it with another ball in its current line. The Cruel Intent is just what I expected.An oil ball that performs well in oil and is controllable on the fresher backends,without overreacting when it enters the backends. What impressed me was the combination of the Sinister core with the Fusion Pearl Reactive coverstock.The combination created a move on the friction that was slightly angular,with a very long continuation to the pins. MOTIV brings back the popular Sinister core from the 2Cruel ,but wraps it this time with the vastly popular and successful Fusion Pearl Reactive from the Primal Rage and the Tribal. The Cruel Intent is very clean through the heads,but quickly picks up traction in the midlane,thanks to the Sinister core.The energy that is used in the midlane helps to reduce the overreaction at the backend on fresh patterns.But the Fusion Pearl reactive coverstock does help it make a defined angular move,but with a long continuous move to the pins. I could send the Cruel Intent wide and create more area,and still get significant recovery,without worrying about it jumping through the nose and leaving a mess to clean up. The Cruel Intent has an almost unlimited recovery room for error.Sent it wide,and it recovers,tug it into the oil and it holds. With my slower ball speed and rev rate of between 280-300 rpm’s,I could slow hook the ball around the pattern.Because the Cruel Intent doesn’t reacted fast to the friction down lane.I could maintain my slower speed to the exit point through the breakpoint,and still get the Intent to make it’s heavy and long continuous move to the pins. On this 42’ blended house shot and lane surface,the Cruel Intent shined on this pattern because of the length of the pattern,and the blend.This helped allow me to control the backends.As long as the oil remained in the head area of the lane,the Cruel Intent could be used,but when the head oil went, the Primal Rage was the ball of choice. The carry for the Cruel Intent was exceptional on the fresh.I sent numerous messangers to kick out the ten pins.I even rolled out numerous four pins. The Cruel Intent is a ball the perfectly suits league bowlers with less revs and higher ball speed.The core and cover combination strength create a nice backend movement that’s helps them open up the lanes. MOTIV GIRL Angela Wilt : MOTIV Staff Member http://www.motivbowling.com/products/balls/cruel-intent.html
One of my favorite balls of all time was the 2 Cruel. Something about that High RG Asymmetric Core works great for my game. I skew towards rev dominant, (400 Rev Rate, Launch ball speed 18mph). I don’t encounter lane conditions that often that allow me to use a low RG core with a strong cover. Take that great Sinister core, and wrap it with the fantastic pearl cover used for the Primal Rage… Yes, Thank You! For me, the Cruel Intent is about 2 to 3 boards stronger than the 2 Cruel with that extra move coming on the back end. The Intent is 3 to 4 boards stronger than the Primal Rage, with the biggest difference being evident in the mid-lane, when comparing to that ball. Here is a link to the ball motion video that I did where I compare the Cruel Intent to several MOTIV balls on the 39 foot Sport Compliant WTBA Seoul Pattern. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldOOyXnDM7Q This ball is suited perfectly for me on Medium to Heavy Oil patterns. With the box finish it has just the right amount of traction in the mid-lane, that allows the ball to pick up just right and drive through the pocket. The biggest thing that stands out for me is the consistency of the carry that I see with the Cruel Intent. I am convinced that I leave fewer 10 pins than any other ball I’ve owned. When the heads get beat up towards the end of a session, I’ll transition to a Primal Rage or Tribal when I need something that’s a little cleaner through the mid-lane. I think I may have found my new favorite ball. :) --Kevin Gallagher— MOTIV Staff
CRUEL INTENT Had a chance to drill up 2 of these and the one thing that stands out is the ability for this piece to read the lane in the oil. The funny part of it is that its still quite angular in nature coming off the back of the pattern thus providing the needed traction in the oil and continuous strong motion off the back. This ball gives me what the 2 cruel does and more. Its certainly my go to ball on some of the heavier oil patterns and allows me to feel comfortable and stay aggressive on the fresh. This ball is a dominate force early and provides a great starting point for transition to the Primal Rage and Primal Scream for me. This ball is a monster in the oil and gives me room to the right because of its ability to store energy and recover on even the longest of patterns. Do not be afraid of its Hook potential as its certainly controllable and is by no means over reactive! Such a great compliment to the line and fits so well . Don’t miss out on this one! Rick Zakrajsek MOTIV STAFF-OHIO www.MOTIVBOWLING.COM
Motiv Cruel Intent #HookTheWorld with the new Motiv Cruel Intent. It is the strongest hooking ball in the Motiv lineup. Motiv hits another home run with the Sinister Core. The core from the cruel line, combined with the Fusion Pearl Reactive cover from the Primal Rage and Tribal allow this ball to be very angular. This ball allows me to get father left when the pattern forces you into that area of the lane. However the cover still allows you to play straighter on higher volume patterns and still create great entry angle into the pocket. My layout for this ball was 35 x 5” x 45. For me this ball is about 5-7 boards stronger than my raptor talon and is longer down the lane and much sharper off the breakpoint. This ball is going to complete many arsenals when paired with the Primal Rage and Tribal. Justin Howard Motiv Staff
Cruel Intent Description: The Cruel Intent utilizes the same asymmetrical core as used on the 2 Cruel, the Sinister Core. It is now combined with the successful Fusion Pearl Coverstock as recently used on the Primal Rage and Tribal, but this time with a 4000 wet sanded finish. Reaction: For me the Cruel Intent is a stronger benchmark ball, I can’t say it’s a true benchmark ball because I think the ball is very strong and intended for heavier/longer patterns. However, once I polished the ball it became a ball that I have been able to use on multiple house patterns from start to finish! Even with the polished finish, because of the big core the Cruel Intent was able to blend the pattern the very wet/dry house patterns. The out of box finish has looked very good on the more intended heavier/longer patterns because it gave me a lot of controllable continuation. You can make this ball multi-dimensional depending on the surface adjustments! Comparison: Cruel Intent versus the 2 Cruel: The 2 Cruel required me to move my target a couple boards right as well as bring my breakpoint a board closer to the pocket. The 2 Cruel just doesn’t have the same amount of continuation and recovery that the Cruel Intent has. Comparison: Cruel Intent versus Primal Rage: The Primal Rage allowed me pretty much to keep a similar target, but the ball was much longer and brought the breakpoint about 4 boards further from the pocket and ended up still recovering. The Cruel Intent is more controllable downlane and does like to see more oil to show its full potential. If you have a Primal Rage, but have found it to be too much backend at times, polishing a Cruel Intent will be your solution, it will be a little earlier but much more controllable downlane! Video: You can see my video here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc4MKxKQ864 Summary: Overall, this release allows me to play many different areas of the lane, I have had success getting straighter and playing deeper on the lane thus far. The biggest strength though is that it creates more downlane hook than typical high performance/heavy oil balls, which usually hook more in the front part of the lane. Since the box surface is a matte finish, the Cruel Intent also has the potential to be even longer and stronger by polishing or sanding it with a lower grit for even more overall hook! MOTIV Staff/Turbo Staff/Boom Apparel Staff Mike Magolan
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