Introducing the Tank Yellowjacket, the ultimate choice for dominating challenging environments. The Tank line is already known for its exceptional control, but the Yellowjacket Tour Edition takes it to the next level with a microcell polymer (MCP) coverstock featuring MOTIV’s new Duramax™ additive. This innovative technology gives you a strong urethane-like shape while being adaptive to finish adjustments.
Featuring Frixion™ Mark 5 Solid MCP coverstock, the Tank Yellowjacket is set apart because it utilizes new Duramax™ technology. It allows the ball to resist lane-shine and hold the finish profile longer. This is especially important on aggressively sanded bowling balls like this one boasting a 1000 Grit LSS finish. Yet, unlike other balls in this performance class, the Tank Yellowjacket is also easily tunable for high friction environments that require a higher finish with more energy retention.
To achieve the desired ball motion for the Tank Yellowjacket, we've carefully selected the Flux core - the ultra-high RG and low differential core that minimizes down-lane motion. This feature empowers you to use cover texture to determine when the ball reads the lane so adjustments can be made accordingly.
Our team at MOTIV has worked tirelessly to engineer a versatile urethane-like shape with a new microcell polymer cover that can be adjusted faster and easier to suit any environment. Whether you're bowling on extreme wet/dry or another challenging condition, the Tank Yellowjacket will give you the control you need to excel on the lanes.
When to Use
Speed Dominant - For a speed dominant bowler, urethane ball motion is seldom necessary. However, the Duramax Anti-Lane Shine additive in the Yellowjacket does make this ball useful to speed dominant bowlers in the absolute highest friction environments they could ever encounter. Otherwise, speed dominant players will be best served to use the Tank Yellowjacket in higher friction environments when looking to play straight and control wet/dry conditions.
Balanced - Bowlers with complementary speed and rev rate can use the Tank Yellowjacket when other balanced bowlers use urethane. However, due to the easily adjusted coverstock, balanced bowlers may also use the Yellowjacket when the lanes are very dry and difficult to control.
Rev Dominant - Crankers will find many uses for the Tank Yellowjacket as it can control wet-dry on many volumes of oil due to their speed to rev rate ratio. These bowlers will enjoy using the latest Tank on sport patterns and anything where an ultra smooth ball motion is critical. Additionally, rev dominant bowlers who are typically unable to use urethane due to how early it reads will be able to shine the Yellowjacket cover to use it when balanced bowlers are using the urethane.
The Flux weight block has a higher RG to delay ball reaction and create the length needed on light oil patterns. It also has a very low differential to minimize track flare and provide ball motion control at the backend of the lane.
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|Ball||Brand||Comparison Grade||Coverstock||Core||RG||Diff||MB Diff||US/Overseas Release||Discontinued|
|Tank Yellowjacket||Frixion M5 Solid MCPMicrocell Polymer||FluxSymmetric||2.570||0.015|
|Desert Tank||A-||Frixion+Microcell Polymer||FluxSymmetric||2.570||0.015|
|Purple Tank||A-||Purple Solid UrethaneUrethane Solid||FluxSymmetric||2.570||0.015|
|Blue Tank||A-||Frixion M3 Pearl MCPMicrocell Polymer||Halogen V2Symmetric||2.590||0.023|
|Tank Rampage||B-||AlchemyUrethane Hybrid||Gear V2Symmetric||2.550||0.020|
|Pitch Purple||B-||Rev-Controll Solid UrethaneUrethane Solid||CapacitorSymmetric||2.570||0.022|
|U-Motion||C+||Solid UrethaneUrethane Solid||U-MotionSymmetric||2.596||0.020|
|SKILL 3.02||C+||PBA SKILL 3.02 UrethaneUrethane Pearl||SKILL 2-PieceSymmetric||2.580||0.009|
|Zen/U||C+||S35 Urethane+ SolidUrethane Solid||Meditate LDSymmetric||2.560||0.027|
|Thrill (various colors)||C+||Agility XP (Striking Precision)Solid Reactive||FluxSymmetric||2.570||0.015|
|Combat Tank||C+||AlchemyUrethane Hybrid||ReconSymmetric||2.590||0.025|
|Pitch Blue||C+||Controll Plus Pearl UrethaneUrethane Pearl||CapacitorSymmetric||2.570||0.022|
|Pitch Black||C+||Controll Solid UrethaneUrethane Solid||CapacitorSymmetric||2.570||0.022|
|Counter Attack Solid||C+||Ai-20 SolidSolid Reactive||Rack Attack 2Symmetric||2.575||0.023|
|Counter Attack Pearl||C||Ai-20 PearlPearl Reactive||Rack Attack 2Symmetric||2.575||0.023|
|Carbide Tank||C||Frixion M4 Solid MCPMicrocell Polymer||GearSymmetric||2.480||0.034|
|Ride||C||Reactor HybridHybrid Reactive||CruiserSymmetric||2.580||0.021|
|Tundra Fire||C||HK22 - DR-5 PearlPearl Reactive||Track SymmetricSymmetric||2.561||0.030|
|Top Thrill||C||Turmoil XPPearl Reactive||Halogen V2Symmetric||2.590||0.023|
|Joy Ride||C||Reactor PearlPearl Reactive||CruiserSymmetric||2.580||0.021|
|Double Cross||C||U73 PearlUrethane Pearl||Double CrossSymmetric||2.528||0.035|
|Tundra Solid||C||QR-4 SolidSolid Reactive||Track Symmetric (2010-2018)Symmetric||2.570||0.029|
|Teal Rhino Pro||C||Activator Plus 3.0 SolidSolid Reactive||Vintage Light BulbSymmetric||2.568||0.032|
|Twist||C||R-16Pearl Reactive||Twist Low DiffSymmetric||2.591||0.018|
|Centaur Green/Blue||C||CentaurSolid Reactive||CentaurSymmetric||2.610||0.015|