Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Name:Primal Fear
Reviewed:November 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Voracity Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:5000 Grit LSP
Color:Charcoal Pearl / Orange Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Impulse V2
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Motiv Primal Fear uses the same symmetrical Impulse V2 weight block that has been previously used in the Primal Rage, Primal Rage Remix, and Primal Scream. The Fear uses a new coverstock called Voracity Pearl Reactive. This new coverstock has a box finish of a 5000 Grit LSP, giving it easy length with a strong downlane reaction.

The big recovery provided by the Primal Fear gave our testers the total hook needed to handle our heavy oil test pattern. Its polished box finish has enough texture under the polish to create traction in the midlane. Even our lowest rev rate Stroker tester saw a strong motion when his ball came out of the pattern. Tweener just needed to make sure he didn’t get too fast with his ball speed and he could hit the pocket easily. This is one of the most angular Motiv releases to date

Additional Motiv Primal Fear 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.