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Motiv combines the proven Sigma core and Coercion HFS (high friction solid) Reactive coverstock to make up the unstoppable Rogue Assassin bowling ball. The Motiv Rogue Assassin is a good benchmark ball for control when facing medium oiled lanes. The reaction of this ball is increased friction while maintaining a down lane motion that is controlled.
I will be the first to admit, the Rogue Assassin can be VERY misleading fresh out of the box! The box finish on the Assassin is 3000 Grit LSS but when you open the box, it looks as if it was just hit with 500 to 1000 grit dry standing! The first few shots with this ball did appear like the ball was constantly going to do dead right (or dead left if your right-handed). Once a slight lane shine is established on the Assassin, this one became something special! One of the challenges I face on my league nights is opening-up my angles without sacrificing carry. Many times, I would attempt to play the inside part of the lane and finding the pocket was not the difficult part, it was consistent carry. With a 70X5.5X40 layout on my Rogue Assassin, I found my answer! This layout out allowed me to really open-up my angles from the inside part of the lane with great control and continuation down lane. With only 4 games on the Assassin, I snap off a 300. The type of ball role I saw with this one generates excellent pin action on the lighter/swishing hits but also packed quite the punch on those solid hits! I will say that on those solid hits, there was rarely any pins left on the deck after the ball cleared the deck itself. What makes the Assassin such an awesome benchmark piece is the amount of hitting power and reaction it can offer but has a very controllable/predicable shape down-lane. Some believe that you need to sacrifice aggression for predictability. The Rogue Assassin may quietly say this is not true, but its actions very loudly shouts NO!
Is the motive rogue assassin smoother then the motive trident quest8/3/2019 - By Hamster
I have a trident quest and trident would the rouge assassin be the in between ball8/8/2019 - By Hamster
is this ball symetrical ?8/14/2019 - By army dad
please define " smoother " when comparing balls ...9/2/2019 - By army dad
A ball that has a smoother reaction will usually mean that the ball starts to read the lanes a little earlier. As a ball reads the lane earlier it will have more of an arc shape down the lane. So the opposite reaction of smooth would be angular. If a ball is angular then it will react very late on the lanes and hooks all at once in a very sharp hook.9/5/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
For Medium Oil do I choose the Forge or the Rogue? Thanks1/14/2020 - By Mir
The Rogue Assassin is the better ball for medium oil. The Forge is designed for medium to heavier oil so it may be too aggressive by the end of the night if the lanes break down on the lower side of medium oil.1/15/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
If you could only have 1 med oil ball’ would it be the Rip cord or the Rogue assassin,7/19/2020 - By Bowler800
The key difference would be the length. The Rogue Assassin has a solid cover with a duller finish to read more in the mid lane and have a smoother arcing hook while the Ripcord is a pearl cover with a polished finish to read later on the lane with a sharper backend hook. So it comes down to your personal preference.7/20/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How does the motiv t10 compare to the rouge assassin8/8/2020 - By Don
This is actually a very close comparison. This has the same cover as the old Motiv T10 but it has a different weight block. The Rogue Assassin weight block starts reacting a little earlier than the T10 so that is the only slight difference.8/10/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Is the Motive Rogue similar to the Motive Jackel.8/14/2020 - By The Fox
This is not going to be as strong of a hook potential as the Jackal series. This is more suited for medium oil conditions and the Jackal series is usually designed more for heavier oil conditions. This would have a similar reaction on medium oil as the Jackal Ghost has on heavy oil.8/17/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Can the Rogue in a 13lb?8/14/2020 - By The Fox
My speed is in the range of 12 to 13 is a good ball for that?9/3/2020 - By Jim
If you have a slower ball speed then this ball could still work well for you but it may be more suited for medium to heavier oil instead of just medium oil in that case.9/9/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Does the 13 pound have the same weight block as the 15lb9/5/2020 - By bowlerbob
Yes, Motiv keeps the same weight block in the lower weights.9/8/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
If you have a slower ball speed then this ball could still work well for you but it may be more suited for medium to heavier oil instead of just medium oil in that case.9/8/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Will the Motiv Rogue Assassin compliment my Venom Shock Pearl?9/15/2020 - By Ian
The Rogue Assassin would give a different read by reading more in the midlane while the Venom Shock Pearl goes longer with a sharper backend hook. Also the Rogue Assassin will work well in medium oil and possibly some heavy oil while the Venom Shock Pearl was good in lighter to medium oil so this could help you cover most lane conditions.9/17/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff