Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Reviewed:July 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Turmoil LFP
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:5500 Grit LSP
Color:Black / Blue; Black / Pink
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Motiv Freestyle is the latest dry lane option in the Motiv lineup, joining the Rebel Tank and Graffiti Tag. The Freestyle combines the Recon core from previous dry lane balls with the new Turmoil LFP (Low Friction Pearl) coverstock. With its high 2.59″ RG and low 0.025″ differential, the Recon core is fit for dry lane conditions. The new coverstock is also right at home on light oil: as a polished pearl, it slides through the front of the lane and, since it is a low friction formulation, it doesn’t overreact to the dry at the back end.

The Freestyle’s tame core and cover combination came together best on our dry oil pattern. All three testers could stay straighter through the front on this shortest pattern we test on. The 5500 grit LSP box finish easily glided to the

Motiv Freestyle Comparisons

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Additional Motiv Freestyle Resources

Click here to visit Motiv's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.