Motiv is ascending the boundaries of entry level performance with the Ascent Apex. For the Ascent Apex, Motiv modified the original Fusion coverstock to make the Fusion XL (xtra long) coverstock. They have finished the cover with a 5000 grit and polish. The core of this ball is the Recon which has high RG and low Differential that provides length, controlled track flare, and a more angular move on the backend. All of these factors combine to make a great entry level bowling ball!