Motiv is bringing back the popular Microcell Polymer coverstock in the Frixion Mark 3 Pearl and pairing it with the Halogen V2 core to create the Motiv Blue Tank. This cover and core combo produces a ball that creates great traction through the front of the lane. Through increased traction and strength this mid-performance bowling ball offers a controlled shape like a urethane ball but on heavier oil conditions.
As an owner of the desert and purple tanks, i was interested in the blue. The second game using the blue, i bowled my second best game ever at 244 (im only a 165 avg for reference). Im a high rev, two hander. I feel that its a stronger desert tank (which is what i was hoping for). When the desert tank is too weak, i can flip to the blue and get a similar shape, but a lot stronger.
I also really enjoy the appearance of this ball. The blue is a beautiful color and the black logos pot nicely. If your a fan of the tank line, you should like the blue tank.
The Blue Tank is absolutely unbelievable and one of the most unique pieces I've ever thrown. I drilled two, one a 60x4x0 and one at 50x5x70 and they are completely different from each other. The 60x4x0 is crazy strong throughout the entire lane, it flares a ton and is genuinely stronger than my Venom Shock front to back on the lane and can cover almost as many boards left to right. The versatility I have seen out of this one is insane. The 50x5x70 Blue Tank on the other hand is all about control. It shapes like classic urethane through the front and mid part of the lane but continues through the pin deck just as well as any reactive ball on the market. The differences in layouts and reaction truly show how much you can customize this ball to your liking with just a layout alone. I think this is the best Microcell piece to come out, hands down. Finally, I would like to mention a huge feature of this ball that makes it the best MCP yet, how quickly the cover shines. Even after close to 50 games or more, the coverstock on the Blue Tank is not shiny by any means, and that's with no resurface or cleaning. For me personally, that was something I fought with the Tank Blitz as it would shine up on me very quickly and my ball reaction would change too much, if you also had that issue with the Blitz, I promise that you will not with the Blue Tank. This is absolutely the BEST MCP ball yet!!!
The blue tank was stronger than even advertised and provided continuation through the pins not seen before. - great consistent reaction with predictable back ends and control !
The Blue Tank is the latest ball added to the amazing Tank line from Motiv bowling. This new Blue Tank has the Halogen V2 core wrapped around the Microcell Polymer Frixion M3 Pearl cover. This ball has a Urethane like shape through the fronts and a Resin like down lane motion. This is the perfect ball to get into when you want a smoother ball reaction and the Purple Tank isn’t quite strong enough.
What is the difference between the Blue Tank and the Desert Tank Pearl?
The Blue Tank is rated to work in medium oil while the Desert Tank Pearl was more for lighter oil. Motiv also lists on their website a break down of the performance. The Blue Tank has Length: 10 Backend: 11 Hook: 48 and the Desert Tank Pearl has Length: 12 Backend: 13 Hook: 46.
I’m doing a summer sports shot. The shot will change every other week. Would the blue tank work well? I’m more of a down and In.
This is designed to have a lower hook potential and have a smoother roll similar to urethane with the duller out of the box finish. If you like more of a down and in shot then you may prefer a pearl reactive that has more of a polished finish out of the box like the Fatal Venom or Ripcord Velocity.