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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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10/18/2020
By Standing 5 Pin from Buhl, Idaho
5/5 Stars

It has my seal of approval.

Before we get into the nitty-gritty: I'm a newbie, no-thumb, one-handed righty bowler. So take this for that.
My proshop guy had me buy a Storm Mix as my first ball. I liked it, other than I felt like I was having to get too wild with my release to get the break I wanted in some conditions. So on a win, I bought the Covert tank. I have bowled 9 games with it and have been very impressed. It has the same length and motion as my mix did, but that extra little kick at the end that my Mix did not (being what most people use as a spare ball). I can already tell I'm keeping my hand more behind the ball and it has performed in two different alleys in the manner that I wanted it. I think it is perfect for me at this point in my bowling journey!

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8/26/2019
By wya_rya 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!

5/14/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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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 Bowling.Com Staff
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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 Bowling.Com Staff
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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 Bowling.Com Staff
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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 Bowling.Com Staff
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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 Bowling.Com Staff
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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.

8/20/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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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 Bowling.Com Staff
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13 pound ball have the same weight block a14 pound ball.

11/29/2019 - By

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The 13lb ball would have the same weight block design, but sized to accomodate the lower weight.

12/10/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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13 pound ball have the same weight block as a 14 pound ball.

11/29/2019 - By

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Both weights would have the same weight block design but the size would accomodate the lower weight for the 13lb ball.

12/5/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can this ball be used for a two handed bowler ?..

12/2/2019 - By

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You could definitely use this ball if you are a 2 handed bowler!

12/10/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Cleaning the ball

12/6/2019 - By

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The Motiv Amplify Cleaner would be a good cleaner to use with this ball!

12/10/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I bought this ball for lane break down and dryer conditions but I found that this ball has a little more backend than I expected so I opened up my angles now I seem to leave weak tens. Would putting a little polish on it hurt the cover

12/8/2019 - By

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Yes, you can add polish or even refinish the cover if you need to try and get a different angle.

12/11/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have holding my line will ball with that l need something that doesn't jump at the back end. I have Storm equipment now . Looking for a steady roller

12/13/2019 - By

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This Covert Tank should be a good option to play a smoother arc hook and it will not over react like some of the stronger reactive coverstocks do so hopefully this would be a good match for what you needed.

12/17/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Plastic I hit pocket but no carry I throw pearl and it hooks to much what would you suggest

12/25/2019 - By

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The urethane cover is going to be the best option between plastic and reactive so it is not as strong of a reaction as the pearl reactive coverstocks.

1/3/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

My current lineup is the golden jackal and the freestyle rush. My jackal is to aggressive most time. Will the covert tank be stronger / angular than my freestyle rush? I need a smoother rolling ball.

1/19/2020 - By

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The Covert Tank is not as strong of a hook as the Freestyle Rush actually. You could bump up to something like the Motiv Supra and that would give you more hook than the Freestyle Rush but still be a good step down from the Jackal.

1/23/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Currently I have a Rhino as my spare ball and a Storm Astrophysix as my strike ball. Would choosing covert tank benefit my arsenal?

7/18/2020 - By

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The Covert would have a very different reaction than the Astrophysix or the Rhino so it would be hard to fit this in your arsenal. This would work better for someone who liked the ball to read more in the midlane with an arc hook down the lane but that needed something for really light oil that gave that reaction. Your bowling balls are designed to go longer and have more on the backend so it would not match well with your current options.

7/20/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I throw 2 finger hook and just use a 14 lb ebonite house ball but want something of my own really thinking about the desert tank or covert tank maybe freestyle rush but also looking at the jackal ghost or rogue please help

10/6/2020 - By

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It will depend on the lane conditions you see. If you are bowling on open bowling nights there will probably not be a lot of oil so the Tank series and Freestyle would be fine. The Jackal and Rogue are much stronger hook and require more oil so if you get into a league those could be a good option for the beginning of the night when there is fresh oil but you would likely still need a back up to one of those for when the lanes do dry out some and get lighter oil.

10/9/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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