The Top Thrill line is developed for premium performance on dry lanes. The latest additions to the MOTIV product line are the Top Thrill Solid and the Top Thrill Hybrid. These two balls were developed for world class performance on dry lanes. While others develop “entry level” bowling balls, we at MOTIV focus on premium performance for the varied environments a competitive bowler is likely to encounter. With peak performance in mind, the new Top Thrill Solid and Top Thrill Hybrid are designed for specific needs expressed by bowlers.
The Halogen V2 core returns for these two Top Thrills as it is perfect for performance in light oil. It combines a slow-spinning high RG core for easy length and a lower differential to provide 2-3 inches of track flare potential. The moderately low differential allows for a clear progression within the MOTIV product line, stepping down from balls intended for medium-dry lanes.
The Top Thrill Solid uses Turmoil XP2 Solid coverstock to provide easy length, yet also a smooth and continuous motion. Additionally, the finish of the Top Thrill Solid is set with performance in mind. The 4000 Grit LSS finish allows for easy length, but without a violent down lane motion. Control with resin on dry lanes is the purpose of the Top Thrill Solid.
When to use
Speed Dominant Bowlers - Speed dominant players will likely use the Top Thrill line when the lanes are very dry or on shorter oil patterns when urethane balls are not an option. The Top Thrill Hybrid will be most useful when more down lane motion is needed, while the Top Thrill Solid is ideal on shorter patterns.
Balanced Bowlers - For balanced bowlers, dry lanes and at the end of long blocks of competition are ideal for the Top Thrill line. Balanced bowlers competing on a second shift or in tournaments with longer formats will find great use for the Top Thrills. Often, balanced bowlers find themselves lost after urethane has transitioned lanes. In those cases, the Top Thrill Solid allows for straighter angles is a great solution. When the patterns are longer and bowlers want to create more angle, the Top Thrill Hybrid should be used.
Rev Dominant Bowlers - For rev dominant bowlers, the Top Thrills are a must in the bag. The Top Thrill solid is a great option for lower volume fresh patterns where straighter angles are in play and other balls are just too strong for the angles in play. The Top Thrill Hybrid is an outstanding burn ball for rev dominant bowlers. While the solid is better on light oil from shallow angles, at the end of the block, the Top Thrill Hybrid will be useful from steep angles.
The Flux™ core in the original Thrill™ is replaced in the Top Thrill™ with a modified Halogen™ core previously found in higher performance Motiv® bowling balls. The new Halogen™ V2 has a slightly higher RG than the original with a lower differential. The Halogen™ V2 is uniquely suited for dry lanes, but with a strong enough core to allow for more angles of play and significantly more versatility in drilling options.
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|Ball||Brand||Comparison Grade||Coverstock||Core||RG||Diff||MB Diff||US/Overseas Release||Discontinued|
|Top Thrill Solid||Turmoil XP2 SolidSolid Reactive||Halogen V2Symmetric||2.590||0.023|
|Purple Solid Reactive||A-||Reactive SolidSolid Reactive||LED (w/ reactive coverstock)Symmetric||2.586||0.027|
|Counter Attack Solid||B+||Ai-20 SolidSolid Reactive||Rack Attack 2Symmetric||2.575||0.023|
|Ascent Pearl Red/Black||B+||MOTIVator-ZSolid Reactive||ReconSymmetric||2.590||0.025|
|Ascent Pearl Pink/Purple||B+||MOTIVator-ZSolid Reactive||ReconSymmetric||2.590||0.025|
|Ascent Pearl Green/Purple||B+||MOTIVator-ZSolid Reactive||ReconSymmetric||2.590||0.025|
|Ascent Solid||B+||MOTIVator-ZSolid Reactive||ReconSymmetric||2.590||0.025|
|Recon RX1 Silver||B+||MOTIVator-XSolid Reactive||ReconSymmetric||2.590||0.025|
|Recon RX1 Orange||B+||MOTIVator-XSolid Reactive||ReconSymmetric||2.590||0.025|
|Top Thrill Hybrid||B||Turmoil XP2 HybridHybrid Reactive||Halogen V2Symmetric||2.590||0.023|
|Sonic X Solid||B||Sure Grip SolidSolid Reactive||Sonic "Boom"Symmetric||2.600||0.020|
|Ogre Solid||B||Eradicator SolidSolid Reactive||OgreSymmetric||2.590||0.029|
|Shout (2013)||B||45L SolidSolid Reactive||Late Roll 46Symmetric||2.570||0.022|
|Shout (2014)||B||45L SolidSolid Reactive||Late Roll 46Symmetric||2.570||0.022|
|Shout (2012)||B||45L SolidSolid Reactive||Late Roll 46Symmetric||2.570||0.022|
|Loco (Solid)||B||45L SolidSolid Reactive||Late Roll 48Symmetric||2.570||0.025|
|Alley Cat (various colors)||B-||ACRSolid Reactive||Alley CatAsymmetric||2.564||0.025||0.001|
|Teal Rhino Pro||B-||Activator Plus 3.0 SolidSolid Reactive||Vintage Light BulbSymmetric||2.568||0.032|
|Tundra Solid||B-||QR-4 SolidSolid Reactive||Track Symmetric (2010-2018)Symmetric||2.570||0.029|
|Tour SiC||B-||MR-6 SolidSolid Reactive||Symmetric I-CoreSymmetric||2.590||0.032|
|Fanatic BTU||B-||BTUSolid Reactive||Low Differential I-BlockSymmetric||2.601||0.030|
|Thrill (various colors)||B-||Agility XP (Striking Precision)Solid Reactive||FluxSymmetric||2.570||0.015|
|Pluto||B-||Sure Grip II SolidSolid Reactive||Orbiter IISymmetric||2.610||0.018|
|Saturn||B-||Sure Grip II SolidSolid Reactive||OrbiterSymmetric||2.610||0.028|
|300T||B-||LMP Gen 1 TSolid Reactive||Track Symmetric (2010-2018)Symmetric||2.570||0.029|