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Motiv Tribal Fire Bowling Ball

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Motiv Tribal Fire Bowling Ball - WWRD 8/27/14

Motiv Tribal Fire Bowling Ball - WWRD 8/27/14

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Motiv Tribal Fire Bowling Ball

  • Color: Red/Orange
  • Coverstock: Fusion Hybrid Reactive
  • Weight Block: Halogen
  • Factory Finish: 5000 Grit Laser Scan Polished
  • Flare Potential: Medium
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.55
  • Differential (Diff): .037
  • Intermediate Differential (Mass Bias): n/a
  • Fragrance: n/a
  • Description:

    Turn up the heat with the new Tribal Fire. Engineered for light to medium oil, the Tribal Fire features the Halogen weight block and Fusion Hybrid Reactive cover technology. This is the first time a hybrid version of this cover stock has been released.

    The Halogen weight block was first used in the original silver Tribal, which was in Ronnie Russell’s bag when he recently won the PBA Bear Open. This design provides a 2.55 RG and .037 differential to provide length and moderate track flare.

    The new hybrid version of Fusion reactive cover stock allows the Tribal Fire to read the lane a touch earlier and provide a smoother motion. The finish is 5000 Grit LSP (Laser Scan/Polished).

    For the typical bowler, the Tribal Fire provides the perfect combination of length and response to friction on light to medium oil conditions. It reads the pattern well to make a move at the right spot down the lane and retains energy for outstanding continuation.
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    1. Anonymous User on 9/9/2014, said:

    Layout: 60* x 5.5” x 35* Just because the summer is ending does not mean that you still cannot turn up the heat with the Motiv Tribal Fire. The combination of the proven Halogen core (2.55 RG, .037 Diff) with the new Fusion Hybrid Reactive coverstock (finished at 5000 grti laser scan polished) creates an exciting reaction that gives you skid through the heads and devastating power through the pins. I laid mine out with the intention of using it for the later games when I needed cleanliness for downlane projection but the strength to turn the corner and continue through the pins; idea fulfilled. Once my Octane starts to rev too soon, or jump too hard, I can transition into this ball with a simple 3-2 right and maintain a similar shape. The projection through the heads is very clean allowing the ball to give me an accrate read of the midlane (which, of course, leads to better transition management). Even with this pines-read the ball still does not pick up early instead saving its energy for a strong, but controllable, backend motion that does not give up until it enters the pit. I have actually found the Fire to be the most continuous and powerful ball through the pin deck in my bag. My teammates and I have been quite pleased with the results that this ball has delivered in the later games of league. If you need a ball that handles the breakdown without sacrificing power, grab yourself a Tribal Fire. Trent Overbey In the Zone Pro Shop Motiv Staff www.motivbowling.com
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    2. Anonymous User on 9/3/2014, said:

    I am a fan of the original Tribal as I tend to bowl on quite a bit of friction and like to play shallow angles. The Tribal Fire has more mid lane presence and a slightly smoother breakpoint. The Fire also handles a bit more volume and has more overall hook compared to the original Tribal. I drilled mine the same as the original. 40 x 4" x 30 with an extra hole 4" left, and 1" down. I like the fact that I have a "weaker" dynamic ball to use on the fresh THS. I really don't need a lot of motion on the easier conditions I see so this ball and my Tribal will fit right in. I have a great 1-2 punch here. I have used it successfully on broken down flatter conditions with success, particularly WTBA Atlanta comes to mind. The drilling I utilized has my Fire stand up a bit as opposed to being so continuous and whippy. It complements this ball's intent very well. I have lightly touched the surface with 3000 and 4000 grit to break through the polish for the harder patterns. -Darren Andretta, MOTIV Staff/VISE Inserts Staff. www.motivbowling.com,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIqOKL4-auk
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    3. Anonymous User on 8/15/2014, said:

    I was really excited to get my hands on the new Tribal Fire. I knew the ball had a lightbulb core, which is one of the most proven, steady performers out there. For those that love the original Tribal, you will really love this one. Compared to the original Tribal, I saw a noticeably quicker & decisive response to friction. Overall I found that the Tribal Fire hooks about 4 to 5 boards more, due to the stronger cover. But, I would still classify the Fire as a “medium oil” ball. I’ve used the Tribal Fire so far on a couple of house shots of different lengths, as well as the 46 foot Mark Roth Sport pattern. I am quite pleased with the versatility of this ball. I am able use it for a complete 4 game league sessions in each case. Typically I will change balls mid-way to maintain carry, but I didn’t need to do it with the Tribal Fire. Here is a link to my ball reaction video. In the video I compare the Tribal Fire to the original Tribal, Octane, Ascent Apex and Venom Shock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoQyBNQ4bnQ This ball gives me a good feel for what the lanes are offering me that day - It is now the first ball out of my bag during practice for that reason. In fact, I would go on to say that if I had just 1 ball to bring to a tournament or league session, the Tribal Fire would be my choice. The only possible exception would be in a short oil situation, when the response to friction may be a bit too much. In that case, the Original Tribal or Ascent would be a better option for me. But the Tribal Fire would definitely be classified as a “benchmark” ball for me. --Kevin Gallagher— PBA Member MOTIV Staff
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    4. Anonymous User on 8/1/2014, said:

    30 X 5 X 65 Description: The Tribal Fire is the second ball in the series using the Halogen Core. It utilizes a brand new cover, a hybrid version of the #Redball cover known as Fusion Hybrid Reactive. You will find the motion of the Tribal Fire to offer a great look in the light to medium oil category. Reaction: The intention of the Tribal Fire is to really create a ball with that in between shape. Something that doesn’t roll too forward but, also something that doesn’t go sideways. I would classify it as a milder benchmark ball. I have found that the Halogen core can really dictate the strength more than other cores, so with this core and the always very adaptable MOTIV covers this ball is crazy versatile! At the box surface and 30 X 5 X 65, the ball has blended out some higher friction patterns and at the same time has opened up patterns when I have seen moderate carrydown. Comparisons: Comparing it to the original Tribal I would say that it is about 3-4 boards stronger overall and allows for even more continuation. Although the Octane forced me to play 2-3 boards deeper at the arrows than the Tribal Fire that is mainly because the Octane provides much more backend than Tribal…however, the shape of the Fire is best described as a combination of a Venom Shock and an Octane. Summary: As I stated this ball is so versatile but, to be specific to my game it is THAT ball that is the perfect link in between those entry level ball and balls that are sometimes just too strong or force you too deep too quick. For those that need something cleaner than a Venom Shock (or something with similar numbers) or maybe at times the Octane (or something with similar numbers) provides too much hook downlane, then the simple answer is to throw a #Fireball! YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ju3lTKyQd0 Mike Magolan - MOTIV Staff/Turbo Staff/Boom Apparel Staff
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