Motiv 2 Cruel Bowling Ball
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The 2Cruel has a mean backend reaction that inflicts serious damage in heavy oil. The new Sinister asymmetric core has a higher RG to provide length, and differentials that produce strong track flare. This weapon is then armored with a new Whiplash Hybrid Reactive cover to generate a backend reaction that is absolutely devastating. The average league bowler will totally dominate a fresh house shot using the 2Cruel. Tournament bowlers will see how truly special this ball is on heavy oil shots. In the 2nd and 3rd game, when the heads get beat up and oil moves down the lane, the 2Cruel will be very clean and then unleash devastating power on the backend.
- Color: Black/Blue Pearl (Actual ball color may vary.)
- INNER CORE: Sinister
- COVERSTOCK: Whiplash Hybrid Reactive
- FINISH: 4000 Grit Wet Sand
- RG: 16#-2.55 15#-2.55 14#-2.57
- RG DIFFERENTIAL: 16#-.050 15#
- .053 14#-.053
- RECOMMENDED LANE CONDITIONS: Heavy Oil
2 Cruel Review
Bobby Middleton Jr
9/6/2012 8:06 AM
2 Cruel Review
INNER CORE: SINISTER
FINISH: 4000 ABRALON
The 2Cruel has a mean backend reaction that inflicts serious damage in heavy oil. The new Sinister asymmetric core has a higher RG to provide length, and differentials that produce strong track flare. This weapon is then armored with a new Whiplash Hybrid Reactive cover to generate a backend reaction that is absolutely devastating.
I have been able to throw the MOTIV 2 Cruel on a variety of lane conditions including house shots, WTBA Paris 47Ft (Low Volume), WTBA Tokyo 43ft, and PBA Shark 44ft. You normally don’t think of having a lot of backend reaction higher volume or wet conditions, but the 2 Cruel delivers just THAT! I am extremely impressed with the angles I am able to play on longer and higher volume patterns. I have opened several eyes of peers when they see me hooking the ball back from spots the pattern normally does not allow. Having that extra backend has also help increase my carry on these longer patterns, those flat tens are now being chopped in half! This new 2 Cruel is also a monster on typical house shots as well! The 4000 grit box finish allows for easy length throw the heads which allows this ball to be thrown on a lot of different conditions. This ball is simply a hook monster on the backend without sacrificing midlane control. If MOTIV has not won you over yet, then this one will do that for sure! One of the best balls I have thrown thus far.
Bobby G Middleton Jr
MOTIV Staff Member
9/6/2012 7:50 AM
The new MOTIV 2 Cruel has the new Sinister asymmetrical core,which has a higher RG of 2.55 and a lower differential of .53 than the core in the original Cruel C51. It also features a new coverstock in the Whiplash Hybrid Reactive that comes in a box finish of 4000..With this core and cover combo this ball creates some serious motion at the break point...this Ball should be a go to for anyone that is searching for good fresh oil ball... not many heavy oil balls out there can get through the heads like this ball..this ball glides through the heads and with the box finish has a strong down lane reaction..and with a little polish this ball is one of the strongest skid flip balls out!! Check out the Video link I have and also check out motiv’s Forums(www.motivbowling.com/forum) for alot of great info on the whole lineup....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVllDmm2HwQ&feature=g-upl -----GET MOTIVated
8/17/2012 7:08 AM
The 2 Cruel is the Most hooking ball in the Motiv lineup. This ball will allow you to play in the heaviest of oil conditions as well as open up the lane on medium conditions. The whip lash hybrid cover stock, also new to motiv really gives this ball not only snap in the back end but power. This ball has great continuation and really seems to drive through the pins. This ball will also be very good on typical house shots on the fresh. In my opinion this ball is about 4-5 boards stronger than the Raptor, while also being much cleaner through the front part of the lane. This is a must have in the Motiv line, and right now it is the first ball out of my bag on most shots!
70 x 5 x 30
50 x 5 x 45
8/7/2012 4:13 PM
Pin Length: 3 3/4
Starting Top Weight: 3.2
Ball Weight: 15.2
Rev Rate: 320
Ball Speed: 17mph
PAP/Track: 4 7/8 & 1 1/4 up
Rotation: 40 - 60
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS & Sport Pattern
BALL REACTION (1 to 10 Scale) 10 highest/most
Back End: 8
Overall Hook: 8
Midlane Read: 8
Breakpoint Shape: 8
**Note my ball reaction numbers are based strictly on heavy oil conditions**
Likes: The last piece I needed to fill the void in my arsenal with MOTIV has been delivered. The 2Cruel definitely gives you a stronger more aggressive backend reaction than anything else currently in MOTIV’s lineup for heavy oil. I know I’m redundant in saying this but it’s the truth in my honest opinion: MOTIV has the best ball motion from their high end ball to entry level ball than any other company I have ever thrown equipment for. Easily the most versatile equipment that gives you a true read on any condition.
2 Cruel = 2 Good
(Madison Heights , MI)
7/30/2012 6:05 AM
MOTIV saved the best for last with their final launch before next season! The 2 Cruel brings a new Asymmetrical Hybrid to the High Performance line. With the new Sinister core and new Whiplash coverstock combination, this ball creates some SERIOUS downlane motion.
The box finish (4000 sanded) is strong midlane, but where the 2 Cruel stands out is at the backend. The response at the breakpoint was faster than any high performance/heavy oil ball I have ever seen. After testing the 2 Cruel with the out of box finish I then hit it with 2000 Abralon. It started sooner as expected, but still created a fast response at the breakpoint and overall making the ball much stronger. Comparing the 2 Cruel to the Raptor Attack (Both with box surfaces), the 2 Cruel is not as long and has much more backend potential.
You can see my video here:
Overall, this release allows me to play deeper lines and create more entry angle than I would with other high performance/heavy oil balls. Since the box surface is a matte finish, the 2 Cruel also has the option to be even longer and stronger by polishing or sanding it with a lower grit for even more overall hook!
MOTIV Staff Member