Motiv Carbide Tank Bowling Ball

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This Tank™ is unlike any before! The Carbide Tank™ is a Tour Edition release, armored in the strongest Microcell Polymer (MCP) cover stock to date. Following the proven success of the pearl Blue Tank™, MOTIV® set out to develop an even stronger solid MCP cover that was much closer to reactive resin than traditional urethane. Frixion™ M4 is the upgrade deployed on the solid gray Carbide Tank™. This strong Tour Edition ball is built to provide a very smooth motion on the high viscosity oils used in the competitive bowling environment today. To help resist lane shine, the 1000 grit Carbide Tank™ shell also features technology to boost the resilience of the dull sanded cover profile. This enables the solid gray Frixion™ M4 shell to hold the box finish longer. The Carbide Tank™ is driven by the proven symmetric Gear™ core, which is utilized in the world-renowned Venom™ Shock. This core provides a low RG and a moderate differential. The low RG makes the Carbide Tank™ rev up faster so it digs early in the oil. The moderate differential reduces track flare for a more controlled energy release to prevent “roll out”. When to use Speed Dominant - The most speed dominant bowlers will have no trouble using the Carbide Tank in the place of urethane. Urethane can’t provide enough shape for speed dominant players, but resin can’t offer the control. The Carbide Tank fills the void for speed dominant players; offering more mid lane control and drilling options than any Tank before. Balanced Bowlers - The Carbide Tank serves as a fantastic control option for balanced bowlers. Clearly stronger than urethane, the Carbide serves as a control option similar to urethane on longer and more blended oil patterns where urethane is not strong enough or can’t carry consistently enough. Rev Dominant Bowlers - For bowlers with more rev rate than ball speed on the continuum, the Carbide Tank will be the ultimate control ball for high volumes of oil. This Tank can tread where others could not without creating the shape down lane. It’s a mid lane control beast, which paired with a rev dominant bowler means that no puddle is too deep on the lane.
CoverstockFrixion M4 Solid MCP
CoreGear Symmetric
Intermediate Diffn/a
Factory finish1000 Grit LSS
Weights12 thru 16lbs
Cleared USBCYes

1 Review

  • Justin Mooney | MOTIV Staff

    Posted by Justin Mooney | MOTIV Staff on Nov 15th 2022

    This ball is CRAZY good! EASILY the best MicroCell Polymer ball to ever come out! The Carbide Tank features the Gear core, most popular in the Venom Shock and the Tank Blitz. It also features the brand new Frixion M4 cover, which just brings MCP to a whole new level! This ball grabs oil really well, is super smooth off the spot, and has so much continuation downlane with so much energy in the pocket, it is hard to believe this ball is MCP! Go get yours before these Special Edition balls are gone! Layout - 65x5x45 PAP - 5 1/8" Over 1 5/16" Up