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Motiv Ascent Pearl Purple/Pink

Elevate your game with the new Ascent line! The Motive Ascent Pearl is a continuation to the Ascent line that features the proven Recon Core and MOTIVator-Z Reactive coverstock from the QZ2. Finished with a 2000 grit Wet Sand and Power Gel Polish, this ball will travel easily through the front part of the lane while still retaining its angular backend reaction.

  • Color: Pink/Purple All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • Core: Recon
  • Coverstock: MOTIVator-Z Reactive
  • Finish: 2000 Wet Sand / Power Gel Polish
  • RG: 16#-2.59, 15#-2.59, 14#-2.61, 13#-2.62, 12#-2.62, 11#-2.69 , 10#-2.75
  • RG Diff: 16#-.018, 15#-.025, 14#-.025, 13#-.030, 12#-.038, 11#-.22, 10#-.10
  • Flare Potential: 2"+ (Low)
  • Cover Strength: 42 (scale 1-100)
  • Box Finish Strength: 20 (scale 1-100)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil or Short Oil Patterns
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: TLMTVBAPPP
  • Product ID: 7476
  • Brand: Motiv
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Entry Level Balls
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5/30/2012
By from Detroit, MI
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

High performance at low price!

The Ascent Pearl is one of MOTIV's first true entry level balls, the other being the also newly released Ascent Solid. Since I tend to be speed dominant, I am typically not one that gets a lot of use from balls designed for lighter conditions. Let me say the Ascents DO NOT hit like entry level balls. Bowlers of all levels will find it beneficial to have an Ascent in their bag.

If you are looking for a ball that can get down the lane with ease on just about any pattern this is an ideal ball. To give you some comparisons the Ascent Pearl is very similar in distance compared to the Blue QZ2, but to me it had more torque and continuation when encountering friction. Compared to the Silver Recon the Pearl Ascent is not quite as long, but had much more torque. Overall, this release will allow me to play straighter more often, but at the same time creating more entry angle than some of MOTIV's current balls designed for lighter conditions.

You can see my video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6G8TPH1wvA

I would recommend either Ascent to anyone who is looking to purchase a quality ball at a VERY affordable price. You also have two choices, the Pearl Ascent (Pink/Purple) for those who aren't looking for a lot of overall hook and the Solid Ascent (Red/Blue) for those who could use a little help getting the ball to cover more boards.

MOTIV Staff Member
Mike Magolan

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5/30/2012
By from Torrance, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Clean thru the heads- Perfect Back End

While the MOTIV Ascent Pearl is priced as an "entry level" performance ball, in my experience it is an essential piece for me when it comes to a broken down house shot or short sport patterns. I drilled mine with an 85* x 5" x 45* layout, which is one of my favorites. I rolled the Ascent Pearl on the 34 foot WTBA "Stockholm" pattern during a practice session. This ball was lights out about 3 or 4 games in, when I needed to open up my angles after the oil carried down a bit. (The Ascent Solid was what I used for the first 3 games). I also used the Ascent Pearl recently in a PBA Regional bowled on the Cheetah pattern. I averaged over 230 during qualifying using this ball for the last 6 games. This ball is extremely clean through the fronts with just the right amount of back end to kick that 10 out.

This ball also shines on a "second shift" house shot. Here is a video of me rolling the Ascent Pearl (and Solid) on a low volume 40 foot house shot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKuPXy1Z0gs

Also, this ball looks real good going down the lane. I get more comments "Hey, what are you throwing??" than any other ball I've thrown. And the low price, well, that's just a bonus!

--Kevin Gallagher—
PBA Member
MOTIV Staff

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6/4/2012
By from Detroit, MI
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Low Price, High Performance!

The Ascent Pearl is one of MOTIV's first true entry level balls, the other being the also newly released Ascent Solid. Since I tend to be speed dominant, I am typically not one that gets a lot of use from balls designed for lighter conditions. Let me say the Ascents DO NOT hit like entry level balls. Bowlers of all levels will find it beneficial to have an Ascent in their bag.If you are looking for a ball that can get down the lane with ease on just about any pattern this is an ideal ball. To give you some comparisons the Ascent Pearl is very similar in distance compared to the Blue QZ2, but to me it had more torque and continuation when encountering friction. Compared to the Silver Recon the Pearl Ascent is not quite as long, but had much more torque. Overall, this release will allow me to play straighter more often, but at the same time creating more entry angle than some of MOTIV's current balls designed for lighter conditions. You can see my video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6G8TPH1wvA I would recommend either Ascent to anyone who is looking to purchase a quality ball at a VERY affordable price. You also have two choices, the Pearl Ascent (Pink/Purple) for those who aren't looking for a lot of overall hook and the Solid Ascent (Red/Blue) for those who could use a little help getting the ball to cover more boards.MOTIV Staff MemberMike Magolan

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8/7/2012
By from Omaha, NE
4/5 Stars
Pros:
Entry level pricing, Made in USA, Easy length, Head turner, Great pin carry
Best Uses:
Burnt Heads, Snap backend reaction, Friction line, Medium to Dry lane
Bottom Line:

MOTIV Ascent Pearl

BALL SPECSPin Length: 4Starting Top Weight: 3.0Ball Weight: 15.2DRILL PATTERNLayout: 85x4x40BOWLER STYLERev Rate: 320Ball Speed: 17mphPAP/Track: 4 7/8 & 1 1/4 upRotation: 40 - 60Tilt: 10SURFACE PREPGrit: 2000Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): PolishedLANE CONDITIONLength: 41'Volume: MediumType (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS BALL REACTION (1 to 10 Scale) 10 highest/mostLength: 9Back End: 8Overall Hook: 7Midlane Read: 5Breakpoint Shape: 8COMMENTSLikes: Fantastic looking piece from MOTIV that just turns heads! The Ascent Pearl with its combination of pink/purple looks truly one of a kind. MOTIV with its release of the new Ascent Pearl & Solid have their first bowling balls in the entry level reactive resin bowling ball field. The Ascent Pearl is definitely for medium to dry lane conditions. Bowlers with 350+ rev range will find this ball to be pretty versatile on many conditions with the ease of how this gets down the lane and plenty of backend pop when it hits friction to play the inside lines. Bowlers who fall in the average to below average rev range will find this ball more useful on medium to dry lane conditions. This is a great piece to play the friction line when your higher end equipment is hooking too much. In particular on THS when the outside area (especially the heads) start to wear down from all the traffic and you find yourself moving in but not creating enough angle to get the 10 pin out then this is your answer as well. You can stay right as the Ascent Pearl will get through the heads with ease and have plenty of hitting power off the backend friction allowing you to keep a better entry angle while your opponents are losing theirs with every move.Dislikes: None Mike YostMOTIV Staffwww.MOTIVbowling.com

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5/30/2012
By from Kansas City
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Performance at a great price

Lane Condition: 40ft THS on AMF HPL Medium-Heavy VolumeLayout: 4 3/8" x 3 3/8" 56 x 4 3/8" x 43Motiv is releasing its first entry-level price point equipment with the Ascent line, but there is nothing entry level about the Ascent Pearl. The combination of the high RG/low Diff Recon core (2.59 RG, .025 Diff) with the MOTIVator Z pearl coverstock (used in the QZ line) allows the ball to easily push down the lane and make a strong backend motion, one not normally seen in an entry-level ball reaction. I laid my Pearl out with the idea of using this ball to its strengths and it has not disappointed. With this core and coverstock working together I have no problems getting the ball to glide through the heads and the midlane. Once the ball gets down to the break point it reads the spot aggressively and makes a very pronounced move towards the pocket. Once going into the pocket the Pearl has no issue getting through the pins, driving through them with incredible energy (thanks in part to the Recon storing energy for such a late move). Once the lanes begin to break down I can start getting left and use this ball to bounce off of the dry and keep a strong, angular motion through the pins even with larger launch angles. Entry level pricing with an advanced reaction, this perfectly describes the Motiv Ascent Pearl.Here is my YouTube video review of the Ascent Solid: http://youtu.be/8lc7Hj1fkwc[@]

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6/6/2012
By from Kansas City
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ascent Pearl Review and Video

Lane Condition: 40ft THS on AMF HPL Medium-Heavy VolumeLayout: 4 3/8" x 3 3/8" 56 x 4 3/8" x 43Motiv is releasing its first entry-level price point equipment with the Ascent line, but there is nothing entry level about the Ascent Pearl. The combination of the high RG/low Diff Recon core (2.59 RG, .025 Diff) with the MOTIVator Z pearl coverstock (used in the QZ line) allows the ball to easily push down the lane and make a strong backend motion, one not normally seen in an entry-level ball reaction. I laid my Pearl out with the idea of using this ball to its strengths and it has not disappointed. With this core and coverstock working together I have no problems getting the ball to glide through the heads and the midlane. Once the ball gets down to the break point it reads the spot aggressively and makes a very pronounced move towards the pocket. Once going into the pocket the Pearl has no issue getting through the pins, driving through them with incredible energy (thanks in part to the Recon storing energy for such a late move). Once the lanes begin to break down I can start getting left and use this ball to bounce off of the dry and keep a strong, angular motion through the pins even with larger launch angles. Entry level pricing with an advanced reaction, this perfectly describes the Motiv Ascent Pearl.Here is my YouTube video review of the Ascent Pearl: http://youtu.be/8lc7Hj1fkwcTrent OverbeyIn the Zone Pro ShopMotiv Staffwww.motivbowling.com the Zone Pro ShopMotiv Staffwww.motivbowling.com

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6/11/2012
By from South Florida
5/5 Stars
Pros:
Looks, price, Performance
Best Uses:
League, Tournament, Open Play
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Your climb to the top begins here!

Your climb to the top starts here! The Ascent Pearl features the pearl formulation of the Motivator-Z coverstock (featured in the QZ series) and the proven Recon core. The Ascent Pearl comes out of the box at 2000 wet sand with Power Gel Polish and is ideal for the bowler upgrading from entry-level plastic balls, or the avid bowling looking for a great dry lane ball with great looks!I have drilled two Ascent Pearls, one with my favorite layout (50 x 5 x 40, hole on P1.5) and the other (50 x 4.75 x 70, big hole on P3). My Ascent Pearl with the pin over the bridge (50 x 5 x 40) has become one of my favorite bowling balls! This ball rolls very close to a QZ2 Blue/Black. It gets through the front part of the lanes very well, without over reacting on the back part of the lane. The second Ascent Pearl, with the pin under my bridge, is great for league, as well as tournaments that put out short oil (cheetah). In fact, I used my Ascent Pearl with the pin under the bridge en route to a local scratch sweeper victory in West Palm Beach, FL.In comparison to other bowling balls in the MOTIV line, the Ascent Pearl provides a very long and smooth reaction. When placing the pin above the fingers, the reaction is very similar to the QZ2 Blue/Black. In contrast to the Ascent Solid, the Ascent Pearl provides the bowler with more of a skid/snap reaction. The Ascent Pearl has looks to kill for, and has a reaction which will kill the pins!Here is a link to my Ascent Pearl (and Solid) in action:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAsP6muGIvkWilliam WelchMOTIV Staff Member[@], ManagerFort Lauderdale, FL

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6/11/2012
By from Reno, Nv
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Performance, Price, Quality

Motiv decided to fill there only gap in the product line by creating an entry level ball. We all know other companies entry level balls have a certain purpose. What Motiv created were two, the Ascent Pearl and the Ascent Solid. Both balls have different characteristics, the Pearl is a bit longer and straighter with great down lane motion, the Solid reacts a little earlier and will cover more boards for the bowlers that needs a little more help. This is a ball made for every bowler, the new bowler, and the bowler that is looking for something smooth on burnt up or drier lane conditions, having said that, it's really good on the fresh THS. This ball will not let you down and is a step or two above ANY companies entry level equipment. This is the best of the best at this price point. I am a senior pba member and my ball speed is 15.5 mph, not real slow, not real fast, this ball gets through the heads with ease with a nice smooth backend reaction. A perfect fit in any bowlers arsenal. The best thing about this ball, is our customers love it! DavidPBA MemberMember Motiv Staff [@]USBC Certified Coach[@]

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6/11/2012
By from Rushville, IN
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ascent Pearl

Motiv Ascent Pearl

The New Motiv Ascent Pearl is the next best thing in entry level performance. Motiv hits another home run with the new Ascent pearl. This is the first low end ball I have ever thrown that does not quit when it gets to the pins. Not only does this ball look amazing and have great shelf appeal, it also performs on the lanes as well. I love how this ball is predictable shot after shot. This ball will provide you with great length and predictable down lane motion. I drilled this ball to utilize its length and then pop on the back end. I used a 50 x 4.5 x 40 layout. I like to use this ball on lighter volume patterns and when I can play the gutter. This ball plays about 5 boards farther out than I can play with the orange recon. It gets down the lane a farther and still makes it to the pocket. Do not be scared of the entry level tag on this ball, as it will fit in the bag for any level of player.

Justin Howard ~ Motiv Staff

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6/18/2012
By from Waldorf, MD
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Ascent Pearl Review

Ascent Pearl ReviewAscent PearlINNER CORE: Recon™COVERSTOCK: MOTIVator-Z™ Solid ReactiveFINISH: 2000 Polished15# SPECS: RG: 2.59, DIFF: .025Review:Elevate your game with the new Ascent line! The Pink/Purple Pearl Ascent features the MOTIVator-Z cover from the QZ2 and the proven Recon core. The Ascent pearl cover provides the ball with length and an angular backend.Finally, MOTIV is introducing our first ever product at the entry level price point. The new Ascent Pearl and Solid are simply amazing. Do not let the term "entry level" fool you, as that is simply referring to the cheaper price point. The All NEW Ascent Line gives you alot of "bang for your buck". I recently drilled both my Ascent Pearl and Ascent Solid.In this review, I will discuss the pearl. I loved how clean the ball got through the heads and provided great length down the lane, followed by an amazing angular backend reaction once it encountered friction. I took this ball straight of the press and shot a perfect 300 out the box. I bowl on worn AMF HPL as my home center so I often see alot of quick break down or drier lane conditions. This ball allowed me to play straighter angles on the fresh and continue migrating left as they broke down without sacificing pin carry. I personally like to start with the solid and as the break down forces me left and I then like to open the lane up with the pearl. As most MOTIV releases, these balls hit very hard and keep the very low. At this price point, you can NOT find a better product. Bowlers of all levels with be completely satisfied and ready to become MOTIVated after throwing the ALL NEW Ascents. Get MOTIVated!!!!Bobby Middleton JrMOTIV Staff Memberwww.motivbowling.com

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6/25/2012
By from Westland,MI
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

MOTIV Ascent Pearl review.

MOTIV Ascent Pearl Review______________________My information: Right-handed,Ball Speed:15mph average.Rev-rate:280 rpm average,Axis rotation:45*,Axis Tilt-15*Lanes:Anvilanes 12 year old,Pattern:2012 Men's U.S.Open pattern 42' and 42' house shotStats of Ball Used:15lbs. Top weight: 3.1 oz.,Pin:3.0oz.,Drilling: 70*x60*x41/2" no X-holeMOTIV Ascent Pearl Information:Inner Core:Recon,Coverstock:MOTIVator-Z Pearl Reactive,Cover Finish:2000 grit wet/sand and polish.15lb.RG:2,59,Diff: .025,Color:Purple/Pink/Silver Pearl.When you think of entry level,you don't think about getting so much ball at a entry level price.The Ascent Pearl uses the proven Recon symmetrical core and the MOTIVator-Z Pearl coverfrom the QZ series.The pearl MOTIVator-Z cover and the high RG and the low differential from the Racon core helpsget the Ascent Pearl down the lane without burning up too much energy.The Ascent Pearl getsthrough the heads with ease and conserves all the energy for the angular motion at the backend.The Ascent Pearl is best suited for med/dry lanes.Angela Wilt MOTIV Staff member.AKA/MOTIV GIRL[@]

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6/11/2013
By from Chicago, IL
3/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Still adjusting to new ball

This balll does not have the back end hook for me like shown in the videos.My guess is it is partially the way the ball was drilled and parially me getting used to it. I have no complaints about it, I just need more practice.

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Question: Good on heavy oil to med oil?

4/25/2016 - By

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Answer: Thanks for the question! The recommended lane condition for the Motiv Ascent Pearl Purple/Pink is for light or short oil patterns.

4/26/2016 - By

Question: is it plastic

10/2/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Tristan. This is a solid reactive ball. It is not a plastic ball.

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