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Motiv Covert Tank

Tanks are tough and strong and so is the Motiv Covert Tank. Motiv created a new coverstock that combines the best of urethane and reactive resin. The Frixion Microcell Polymer coverstock absorbs oil much slower than reactive resin but unlike urethane does allow some absorption. This coverstock enables the ball to generate more continuation along with better pin carry while maintaining traction. The Covert Tank offers more versatility than urethane balls to better match more bowling styles due to the strong Torx core. This core has a higher differential that creates more track flare, betters backend motion, and reduces the amount of oil distribution on the lane.

  • Color: Black
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Coverstock: Frixion Microcell Polymer
  • Core: Torx
  • Finish: 2000 Grit LSS
  • Reaction: Smooth, Overall Hook
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil
  • RG: 2.50 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.051 (15# ball)
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: TLMTVBTKCVT
  • Product ID: 12065
  • Brand: Motiv
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls
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8/26/2019
By from West Lawn, PA
5/5 Stars
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is a specialist!

What this piece is capable of can be found in its name, the Covert Tank! I wasn't lying when I said the answer wasn't in urethane cover stock. The Cover Tank introduces us to a whole new cover stock that gives all the advantages that urethane has to offer, but helps eliminate the weakness. Say hello to the Frixion cover, its not urethane and its not reactive resin. This new cover is a microcell polymer, which provides its user with more continuation and improved pin carry that traditional urethane may not accomplish. This is done through this covers ability to absorb oil unlike traditional urethane but at only a fraction of reactive resin. Now add this cover stock to the Torx weight block. With the Torx as this new cover's engine, you find strong track flare, which provides more strength to its' backend motion without overly redistributing the oil.
Being a lefty that isn't heavy handed, a urethane piece never really provided a benefit to to my game given the draw backs it had. With urethane, I may find a path to the pocket, but at what cost? With this Covert Tank, I see none of these problems with the Covert Tank! With traditional urethane, creating reliable shape down-lane wasn't exactly a possibility unless the lanes were very broken down. This is not the case with the Covert Tank. I am simply astonished with this shape I can create both on a fresh house shot, short patterns, even broken down patterns. The Covert Tank filled a hole in my arsenal that I never knew I had. This to me is a specialist piece that can finish the job that a urethane piece can't.

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Question:

will this hook less than the venom cobra

5/14/2019 - By

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Yes, that is correct!

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How does it compare to motiv carbon

5/18/2019 - By

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This will be less aggressive for the Motiv Carbon is a mid performance ball whereas the Covert Tank is an upper mid performance ball.

5/20/2019 - By
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i throw righty .. could i use this for my ten pin ? or may it still hook a bit at the end even if i flatten it out

5/24/2019 - By

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This will still have a medium hook to it.

5/24/2019 - By
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Do I need this if I have the original tank and and carbon crimson?

6/12/2019 - By

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The Covert Tank will almost be the exact same as the original Tank.

6/13/2019 - By
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How will this do with a 34’ sport shot. I believe it has 24ml oiled 1 to 1

6/22/2019 - By

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This should perform just fine on a 34' sport shot!

6/24/2019 - By
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How would this ball react compared to the motiv combat tank

7/20/2019 - By

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The Motiv Covert Tank will have the Same Hook Potential, Lane Conditions and Coverstock as the Motiv Combat Tank.

7/23/2019 - By
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Will this ball be stronger then a burgundy hammer.and be a late hooking ball

8/17/2019 - By

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The Hammer Burgundy Hammer was a urethane cover but it was very dull out of the box and this duller finish helped it to work in medium to heavier oil conditions. The Motiv Covert Tank is better designed for lighter oil conditions and it has a 2000 grit finish so it would go longer on the lanes than the Burgundy hammer but it was still dull to help it read some in the midlane. If you wanted a later hook you may look for a ball with a polished finish out-of-the-box.

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What is percent resin to urethane on motiv convert tank

9/11/2019 - By

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There is not an exact percentage given by Motiv on this. Because this ball has a lot of urethane in the cover it will make the ball less aggressive than a reactive resin ball.

9/24/2019 - By
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