Motiv Ripcord Launch Bowling Ball

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  • Motiv Ripcord Launch Bowling Ball and Core
  • Motiv Ripcord Launch Bowling Ball
  • Motiv Ripcord Launch Bowling Ball Core
MSRP: $269.95
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Motiv Ripcord Launch Bowling Ball

  • Color: Black/Purple/Pink
  • Coverstock: Propulsion MVP Pearl Reactive
  • Weight Block: Torx V2
  • Factory Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
  • Flare Potential: 5"+
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.49; 15lbs - 2.51; 14lbs - 2.53
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.048; 15lbs - 0.048; 14lbs - 0.048
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): N/A
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

One of the most important balls in any bowler’s bag is an angular “skid-flip” polished ball for medium oil.  One that gets through the front part of the lane with ease and lunges toward the pocket when it hits friction on the backend.  The Ripcord™ Launch is a gorgeous pearl that nails that performance target perfectly. 

It’s the first ball in the Ripcord™ series to utilize the incredibly strong Propulsion™ cover technology.  MOTIV® tuned it to get the length and response to friction needed, creating the new Propulsion MVP Pearl Reactive.  Utilizing this new cover, the Ripcord™ Launch handles the oil better than any previous Ripcord™ without sacrificing angularity. 

The core inside is a special density-modified symmetrical Torx™ V2.  It has a super-compact design and fills an essential position in the line because it has both a moderate RG and differential.  This gives the Ripcord™ Launch a very powerful down-lane shape and impressive backend hitting power on medium oil patterns that begin to break down.    

The motion of this beautiful ball is tuned with a 5500 Grit Laser-Scanned, Polished (LSP) finish at the factory using Power Gel® Shine.  This gives the Ripcord™ Launch easy length and a snappy backend reaction. 

When to Use

Speed Dominant - Bowlers who fit into this category will use the Ripcord Launch as their higher friction performance pearl.  This is the ball to use when creating angle on higher friction environments and toward the end of tournament blocks.  For the most part, speed dominant players do not need a lot of exceedingly clean balls in their bag, so a benchmark core with a strong pearl cover is a great option for creating angle on friction for these bowlers. 

Balanced Bowlers - For balanced bowlers a middle of the bag pearl is absolutely essential.  Higher friction house shots necessitate this type of pearl as do most tournament progressions on moderate to longer oil tournament patterns.  The versatility of the Torx V2 is an added bonus for balanced bowlers as it will allow for more drilling options for diversity of use. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers - The most rev dominant bowlers often need cleaner and more angular balls due to their rev rate creating early friction.  For this reason, the players who are most rev dominant need to be invested in balls from the right side of the ball chart that make angular motion.  The Ripcord Launch could serve as a go-to ball for rev dominant bowlers who compete in a high friction environment because of the benchmark type core paired with a clean and angular coverstock. 

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
5500 Grit LSP
Core Type:
Pearl Reactive
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Motiv ripcord launch

    Posted by Great roll on Feb 28th 2023

    This thing is beautiful. Fits the bag on the weaker side and rolls nice and smooth. Love it so far!

  • 5
    Ripcord Launch

    Posted by Mark Wilson on Nov 23rd 2022

    The Ripcord Launch is the newest ball in our line and fits in the medium oil angular category. Another fantastic release from Motiv Bowling.  Bowlers will find this ball stronger in the oil than the Ripcord Velocity with still having a fast down lane motion. I’ve found the Ripcord Launch super useable when the lane opens up and you’re forced to play steeper angles. The Ripcord Launch has the Torx V2 core. The Torx V2 core gives the Ripcord Launch a strong and quick down lane motion for medium volumes of oil. The Ripcord Launch has the Propulsion MVP pearl reactive technology, the Ripcord Launch is designed to create downlane motion in medium oil.

  • 5
    Ready to Launch

    Posted by K. Matthew Byrd (Motiv Staffer) on Nov 19th 2022

    Hand: Right-Handed Ball Weight: 15 lbs. Rev Rate: 500 RPM Ball Speed: 18 Mph Tilt: 10 Rotation: 45 PAP: 5.125” over and .125” up The Rip Cord Launch is the newest addition to the Rip Cord line. It has the Torx V2 core in it. One of my favorite cores. This core revs up very easily and creates a unreal down lane shape. This ball gets the front part of effortlessly and continues through the mid-lane. When this ball sees friction, the Launch bounces off the friction like a boomerang. I use this ball when I have a ton of friction to the right and when the front part of the lane is bone dry. This ball comes under the Iron Forge when the Iron Forge starts up early I go to the Launch and stay in the same zone.

  • 5
    RipCord Launch

    Posted by Eric Smyth on Nov 16th 2022

    The RipCord Launch is exactly what I wanted to see with the next pearl release in the RipCord line. This cover digs more in the oil than the Velocity did, but still has that clean and fast reaction that we have all come to expect from the RipCord line. I cannot wait to get this ball into my next tournament, whether that is on house in a center that hooks a little more, or in a tournament when they are flatter. This ball will be a staple in the bag for everyone.

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