Motiv Cruel Intent Bowling Ball
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The Cruel Intent is a dominating power pearl for heavy oil. It is the cleanest and most angular asymmetric ball MOTIV has ever produced.
At the heart of the Cruel Intent is the huge Sinister core. It harnesses asymmetry to boost track flare and promote proper transition in very low friction environments.
Proven to be a very angular and continuous cover, Fusion Pearl Reactive technology is used on the Cruel Intent. This shell is special because it is produces both incredible angle and devastating continuation.
- Color: Blue/Green Pearl (Actual ball color may vary.)
- Core Type: Sinister
- Coverstock: Fusion Pearl Reactive
- Factory Finish: 4000 Grit Sanded
- Flare: 7"+
- RG: 16# 2.55, 15# 2.55, 14# 2.57
- RG Diff: 16# .050, 15# .053, 14# .053
- MB Diff: 16# .018, 15# .018, 14# .019
- Hook Potential: 55
- Length: 15
- Backend: 16.5
- Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
MOTIV Cruel Intent Review
Bobby Middleton Jr
2/4/2014 3:18 PM
The Cruel Intent™ is a dominating power pearl for heavy oil. It is the cleanest and most angular asymmetric ball MOTIV™ has ever produced.
At the heart of the Cruel Intent™ is the huge Sinister™ core. It harnesses asymmetry to boost track flare and promote proper transition in very low friction environments.
The Motiv Cruel Intent gives me a different look than any other ball in the Motiv line. I drilled my Cruel Intent with the pin in my middle finger which is a more controlled layout for me. This ball works great for me on breakdown of longer, higher volume oil conditions that start to burn up in the heads. Even though I do enjoy moving left and creating more angle, sometimes that does not work. When I start with my Raptor Talon or my 2 Cruel and the heads get torched because of everyone using surface because of the higher volume and length. The pearl cover allows me to stay on top of the same line I have already created, rather than having to move left. This helps me keep my carry percentage a little higher because I can play a little straighter, longer. But, do NOT let the pearl cover fool you, this ball HOOKS. Hints the #HOOKTHEWORLD. It still has the Sinister core used in our 2 Cruel, which allows for greater hook potential. This ball gives me the little bit of extra length I need without sacrificing any midlane control. This ball is also very continuous and rolls very forward through the pins. I, also, enjoy this ball on a several different lane conditions when I am trying to cut down on over/under without having to change to a completely different type of ball such as a solid. Yes, there have been league nights when I have hooked the entire lane with the Cruel Intent on typical house conditions! HAHA. What are you waiting for? Order yours today and Get MOTIVated!!!! #HOOKTHEWORLD
Bobby Middleton Jr
MOTIV Staff Member
My review for the MOTIV Cruel Intent
11/22/2013 9:41 AM
My review for the MOTIV Cruel Intent
MOTIV Cruel Intent Ball Review
Right-handed / Ball Speed-15mph average/ Rev Rate-280-300 rmp’s average
Axis Rotation-45 degrees/Axis Tilt-15 degrees/PAP-5” over and 1” up
Layout of ball tested-70x40@3 3/4” P-2 X-hole/Surface OOB 4000 grit sanded.
Lanes tested on-14 year old Anvilane lanes. With a 42’ blended house shot.
Coverstock- Fusion Pearl Reactive
Factory Finish-4000 grit sanded
RG-2.55 15lbs. Diff.-.053 15lbs. Intermediate Diff-0.18 15 lbs
The Cruel Intent fills the gap in the MOTIV current line-up,rather than overlapping it with another ball in its current line.
The Cruel Intent is just what I expected.An oil ball that performs well in oil and is controllable on the fresher backends,without overreacting when it enters the backends.
What impressed me was the combination of the Sinister core with the Fusion Pearl Reactive coverstock.The combination created a move on the friction that was slightly angular,with a very long continuation to the pins.
MOTIV brings back the popular Sinister core from the 2Cruel ,but wraps it this time with the vastly popular and successful Fusion Pearl Reactive from the Primal Rage and the Tribal.
The Cruel Intent is very clean through the heads,but quickly picks up traction in the midlane,thanks to the Sinister core.The energy that is used in the midlane helps to reduce the overreaction at the backend on fresh patterns.But the Fusion Pearl reactive coverstock does help it make a defined angular move,but with a long continuous move to the pins.
I could send the Cruel Intent wide and create more area,and still get significant recovery,without worrying about it jumping through the nose and leaving a mess to clean up.
The Cruel Intent has an almost unlimited recovery room for error.Sent it wide,and it recovers,tug it into the oil and it holds.
With my slower ball speed and rev rate of between 280-300 rpm’s,I could slow hook the ball around the pattern.Because the Cruel Intent doesn’t reacted fast to the friction down lane.I could maintain my slower speed to the exit point through the breakpoint,and still get the Intent to make it’s heavy and long continuous move to the pins.
On this 42’ blended house shot and lane surface,the Cruel Intent shined on this pattern because of the length of the pattern,and the blend.This helped allow me to control the backends.As long as the oil remained in the head area of the lane,the Cruel Intent could be used,but when the head oil went, the Primal Rage was the ball of choice.
The carry for the Cruel Intent was exceptional on the fresh.I sent numerous messangers to kick out the ten pins.I even rolled out numerous four pins.
The Cruel Intent is a ball the perfectly suits league bowlers with less revs and higher ball speed.The core and cover combination strength create a nice backend movement that’s helps them open up the lanes.
Angela Wilt : MOTIV Staff Member
MOTIV CRUEL INTENT
(Lorain , OH)
11/21/2013 8:03 AM
Had a chance to drill up 2 of these and the one thing that stands out is the ability for this piece to read the lane in the oil. The funny part of it is that its still quite angular in nature coming off the back of the pattern thus providing the needed traction in the oil and continuous strong motion off the back. This ball gives me what the 2 cruel does and more. Its certainly my go to ball on some of the heavier oil patterns and allows me to feel comfortable and stay aggressive on the fresh. This ball is a dominate force early and provides a great starting point for transition to the Primal Rage and Primal Scream for me. This ball is a monster in the oil and gives me room to the right because of its ability to store energy and recover on even the longest of patterns. Do not be afraid of its Hook potential as its certainly controllable and is by no means over reactive! Such a great compliment to the line and fits so well . Don’t miss out on this one!
(Madison Heights , MI)
10/21/2013 6:51 AM
Reaction: For me the Cruel Intent is a stronger benchmark ball, I can't say it's a true benchmark ball because I think the ball is very strong and intended for heavier/longer patterns. However, once I polished the ball it became a ball that I have been able to use on multiple house patterns from start to finish! Even with the polished finish, because of the big core the Cruel Intent was able to blend the pattern the very wet/dry house patterns. The out of box finish has looked very good on the more intended heavier/longer patterns because it gave me a lot of controllable continuation. You can make this ball multi-dimensional depending on the surface adjustments!
Summary: Overall, this release allows me to play many different areas of the lane, I have had success getting straighter and playing deeper on the lane thus far. The biggest strength though is that it creates more downlane hook than typical high performance/heavy oil balls, which usually hook more in the front part of the lane. Since the box surface is a matte finish, the Cruel Intent also has the potential to be even longer and stronger by polishing or sanding it with a lower grit for even more overall hook!