Motiv Tank Yellowjacket Bowling Ball

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  • Motiv Tank Yellowjacket Bowling Ball
  • Motiv Tank Yellowjacket Bowling Ball
  • Motiv Tank Yellowjacket Bowling Ball
MSRP: $269.95
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Motiv Tank Yellowjacket Bowling Ball

  • Color: Yellow
  • Coverstock: Frixion M5 Microcell Polymer
  • Weight Block: Flux Symmetric
  • Factory Finish: 1000 Grit LSS
  • Flare Potential: 2+"
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.57; 15lbs - 2.57; 14lbs - 2.57
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.013; 15lbs - 0.015; 14lbs - 0.018
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): N/A
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

Introducing the Tank Yellowjacket, the ultimate choice for dominating challenging environments. The Tank line is already known for its exceptional control, but the Yellowjacket Tour Edition takes it to the next level with a microcell polymer (MCP) coverstock featuring MOTIV’s new Duramax™ additive.  This innovative technology gives you a strong urethane-like shape while being adaptive to finish adjustments. 

Featuring Frixion™ Mark 5 Solid MCP coverstock, the Tank Yellowjacket is set apart because it utilizes new Duramax™ technology.  It allows the ball to resist lane-shine and hold the finish profile longer.  This is especially important on aggressively sanded bowling balls like this one boasting a 1000 Grit LSS finish.  Yet, unlike other balls in this performance class, the Tank Yellowjacket is also easily tunable for high friction environments that require a higher finish with more energy retention.To help resist lane shine, the 1000 grit Carbide Tank™ shell also features technology to boost the resilience of the dull sanded cover profile.  This enables the solid gray Frixion™ M4 shell to hold the box finish longer.

To achieve the desired ball motion for the Tank Yellowjacket, we've carefully selected the Flux core - the ultra-high RG and low differential core that minimizes down-lane motion.  This feature empowers you to use cover texture to determine when the ball reads the lane so adjustments can be made accordingly.

Our team at MOTIV has worked tirelessly to engineer a versatile urethane-like shape with a new microcell polymer cover that can be adjusted faster and easier to suit any environment.  Whether you're bowling on extreme wet/dry or another challenging condition, the Tank Yellowjacket will give you the control you need to excel on the lanes.

When to use

Speed Dominant - For a speed dominant bowler, urethane ball motion is seldom necessary. However, the Duramax Anti-Lane Shine additive in the Yellowjacket does make this ball useful to speed dominant bowlers in the absolute highest friction environments they could ever encounter.  Otherwise, speed dominant players will be best served to use the Tank Yellowjacket in higher friction environments when looking to play straight and control wet/dry conditions.

Balanced - Bowlers with complementary speed and rev rate can use the Tank Yellowjacket when other balanced bowlers use urethane.  However, due to the easily adjusted coverstock, balanced bowlers may also use the Yellowjacket when the lanes are very dry and difficult to control. 

Rev Dominant - Crankers will find many uses for the Tank Yellowjacket as it can control wet-dry on many volumes of oil due to their speed to rev rate ratio.  These bowlers will enjoy using the latest Tank on sport patterns and anything where an ultra smooth ball motion is critical.  Additionally, rev dominant bowlers who are typically unable to use urethane due to how early it reads will be able to shine the Yellowjacket cover to use it when balanced bowlers are using the urethane.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
1000 Grit LSS
Core Type:
Urethane Solid
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2 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Rick Zakrajsek on Jul 6th 2023

    For whatever reason Urethane type products and my bowling style just don’t seem to mesh! Ive really never been able to figure out a way to make it work for me even as I watch other players continue to kill it using the same. Well Ive waited quite some time for a product that will SHAPE for me , the SR player the lower ball speed mid rev player and hook stop at my feet. For me the NEW Tank Yellow Jacket was that piece that amazingly provided that SHAPE on a variety of lane conditions and as I move through this years PBA50 season I feel will give me that one option I have been missing. In the short time ive been able to use it im amazed at the shape I can get with out the compete hook/stop that I have seen in my game previously. Stay tuned for more indepth reviews as I move through this season but for us senior challenged bowlers get ready for the RIDE! Rick Zakrajsek Motiv Staff Ohio – PBA50 Player

  • 5
    Newest Innovation

    Posted by Daniel Rose on Jul 5th 2023

    The brand new Tank Yellowjacket is the latest in Motiv’s innovation for microcell polymer. This Yellowjacket is unlike anything I have ever seen before. The new Frixion M5 Microcell Polymer with the advanced Duramax technology allows for a urethane like motion with minimal lane shine. The control on high friction patterns that the Tank offers is incredible. I have had the chance to throw this on multiple shorter patterns and this ball has been steps above anything I have seen before. Motiv staff member- D.J. Rose

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