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Motiv Ascent Apex Bowling Ball

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Motiv Ascent Apex Bowling Ball - WWRD 5/16/14


Motiv Ascent Apex Bowling Ball - WWRD 5/16/14

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Motiv Ascent Apex


  • Color: Mountain Blue Pearl
  • Coverstock: Fusion XL
  • Weight Block: Recon
  • Factory Finish: 1500 Grit / Power Gel Polish
  • Flare Potential: Low
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.59
  • Differential (Diff): .025
  • Intermediate Differential (Mass Bias): n/a
  • Fragrance: n/a
  • Description:

    We’re pushing even higher on light oil performance with the new Mountain Blue Pearl Ascent Apex. It provides more length on high friction lane conditions and a more angular move at the backend. This performance is possible with new Fusion™ XL Pearl Reactive cover technology and the high RG Recon™ core design.

    The Fusion™ XL (Xtra Length) Pearl Reactive cover technology utilized on the Ascent Apex is a modified version of the original Fusion™ shell first used on the Primal Rage™, which provided a shockingly strong backend motion. The Mountain Blue Pearl Ascent Apex is finished to 1500 Grit and polished.
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    1. Anonymous User on 7/14/2014, said:

    I was a big fan of the Orange and Silver Recon RX1s but especially the orange one. To see this Recon core utilized with the Fusion shell is really an eye opener. This Ascent has more total hook and is more angular than the other Ascent balls. However, I stumbled upon something interesting. Based on my observations this piece can be drilled and prepared in such a way as to mimic our older pieces. I drilled my Apex with a 2" pin to stabilize the core and get a "rolling pin" effect. Very easy to read and control. I have been tweaking the surface and it seems to be best around 1000 grit. I will use this ball whenever I opt to play the gutter on patterns and cannot use a big ball to do it. I have a 2" pin Covert Revolt that I really like and the Ascent Apex complements that ball for me really well too. I recently bowled in the Proprietor's Cup in Dayton, OH. I was able to lock myself in a zone around first arrow with the Revolt and when I felt it was too much up front, I could ball down to the Apex and stay in the same zone. I certainly see this ball playing well with the Tribal too. The Tribal forces one to open his/her angles a bit more whereas the Apex will help you stay closed and keep it in front of you. They both handle around the same amount of oil. This is a lot of ball for the money too. It handles more volume than what it's advertised as. I attribute this to the modified Fusion shell which was first used on the Primal Rage. It's a cover dominant piece and consequently I feel this attribute lends itself to more motion down lane as opposed to cover dominant balls that tend to stand up and lay off in the back end.-DARREN ANDRETTA. MOTIV Staff, Vise Inserts Staff
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    2. Trent on 6/22/2014, said:

    Layout: 65 x 4 ¾ x 35 The Motiv Ascent Apex is a ball built for you to take advantage of those challenging condition late in the day when the lanes are dry and you need something with length and backend pop. The proven Recon core (2.59 RG, .025 Diff) has been paired up with the newest member of the reliable Fusion cover family, Fusion XL. Finished at 1500 grit + polish, this new cover provides length to get through the early burn while still keeping some teeth on it to take advantage of the friction on the backend. My expectation for this ball was to have something on the lower end with a quick response time to friction but be stronger than the original Apex and the Ascent has filled every bit of that. I have had no issues with this ball getting down the lane easily and then making a strong motion back to the pocket. I typically save this ball for later in the day, but if you’re a high rev player who has difficulties with throwing stronger equipment at the beginning on house shots, this will be good for you because of its energy retention and power through the pins. Overall I have found this ball to be a delight to throw when I’ve needed to get ahead of that second oil transition and stay on top of the scoreboard. Trent Overbey In the Zone Pro Shop Motiv Staff www.motivbowling.com
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    3. Anonymous User on 6/3/2014, said:

    Ascent Apex Looking for that low to medium volume oil piece. Something that gets through the heads and down the lane when everyone else’s equipment is either hooking too early or rolling out down lane? Well look no further the Motiv Ascent Apex is the ball to give you that advantage. This ball gets down lane and retains the energy to hit and continue through the pins late in a block, second shift in league or on high friction surfaces. The incredible angular motion off the back end is possible thanks to the new Fusion XL Reactive Cover technology and the high RG recon core. The ability to stay on a similar line and provide a similar shape is always a bonus late in an 8 game block. Having a piece like this in your bag keeps you in a similar area without having to manipulate your shots by increasing speed or hand position. This ball provides an advantage and high rev players will love it on the fresh on shorter oil patters as well. Don’t be fooled by its low-med volume moniker as this ball is angular off the spot and will definitely be a must have complimentary ball for all! Oh and the PRICE just knocks it out of the park!!!!! Rick Zakrajsek MOTIV Staff www.motivbowling.com
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    4. Anonymous User on 6/2/2014, said:

    The Blue Mountain Pearl Ascent Apex is an addition to MOTIV’s entry level line. First, this is NOT an additional color and another name slapped on the ball, this is a true upgrade to the Ascent Pearl. The Ascent Apex again contains the Recon Core, but the upgrade on this ball is the coverstock. It has the new Fusion XL coverstock, which is a modified version of the cover used on previous balls such as the Primal Rage, Tribal, Cruel Intent, and Sigma Sting. The ball gets down the lane with ease on any pattern, and I don’t think that will change no matter what your style. I have thrown the Ascent Apex on some very lighter volume/burned patterns thus far and have seen all the length I needed. In addition it has a fast response downlane, but for the amount of friction it encounters is still very controllable. The continuation of the ball resembles the same results that MOTIV has produced all season. Compared to the original Ascent Pearl I actually see more length with the Ascent Apex but, this only provides it with more backend. The total hook potential isn’t much more than the original Ascent, but the backend shape is where they really differ. Overall, this release has allowed me to play deeper, as required on some lighter volume and broken down patterns, but at the same time creating more creating angle. I am recommending the Ascent Apex to anyone who is looking for entry level length with MORE than entry level backend. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwR0RZ0aGB4 MOTIV Staff Member Mike Magolan
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    5. Anonymous User on 5/10/2014, said:

    The Ascent Apex is priced as an “entry level” ball, but it is high performance through and through. It has the Recon core, which is a High RG 2.59, Low Differential 0.25, with a modified version of the strong pearl cover first featured on MOTIV’s landmark ball the Primal Rage. I have long been a fan of the Recon core from way back on the RX1, which was my first MOTIV ball. I have had a lot of success with the RX1 and the original Ascent balls, particularly on short oil patterns. For me, the new Ascent Apex is about 3 or 4 boards stronger than the original Ascent on the back-end, and has about 3 or 4 boards less overall hook than the Primal Rage, so it fits that sweet spot perfectly. This ball is an excellent choice on short to medium short oil patterns when the heads break down a little bit, and you need a ball that’s clean through the fronts with good back-end kick. I also bowl a league at a house that has a house shot with low volume, and the Apex does the trick. Here is a ball reaction video that I did featuring the Apex. In the video I compare the ball motion to the Original Ascent, Venom Shock, Primal Rage & Cruel Intent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-kHpZAQlOM This is a key piece of equipment for me to bring to every tournament. Even on longer patterns, the later it gets into the block, the more likely that it’s coming out of my bag. It doesn’t do crazy tricks down-lane – it does just what it needs to do to kick out that 10 pin, and that’s all I need it to do. --Kevin Gallagher— PBA Member MOTIV Staff
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