Bowler Ratings


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

Note: Ratings are only available to our premium members.

General Info

Name:Primal Impulse
Reviewed:December 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:AtomiX SFP Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:2000 Grit Polished
Color:Blue / Lime Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Motiv Primal Impulse will grab bowlers’ interests when they take a good look at it. The bright, vibrant colors will be the first thing bowlers notice. Taking a look under the hood will expose a new, complex, and intriguing core shape. The core is described as an asymmetrical symmetrical shape. This core, combined with the new AtomiX SFP Reactive shell, will match up best on medium patterns for most bowlers. Those with slower ball speeds or higher rev rates will be the only ones who see consistent use on oily patterns.

All three of our testers preferred the Primal Instinct on the medium test pattern. The Primal Impulse turned the corner consistently shot after shot even when we did not catch it all at the bottom of the swing.

The BTM Ball Testing Team

About The BTM Ball Testing Team

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.