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:Rogue Blade
Reviewed:August 2018
Coverstock Specs
Name:Hexion SE
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:4000 Grit LSS
Color:Red / Black
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Motiv Rogue Blade uses a new version of the Hexion coverstock called Hexion SE that provides increased angularity and increased total hook. This sanded cover surrounds the proven low RG (2.47″), medium differential (0.047″) Sigma symmetrical weight block, which has been used previously in numerous Motiv balls over the years, including the Forza SS from 2017.

The Rogue Blade had no trouble handling our heavy oil test pattern. The first thing that all three testers noticed was the increased length and downlane angle on this pattern compared to the Villain and the Forza SS. Even though it has a smoother box finish than those balls, the Rogue Blade’s 4000 grit sanded cover had no trouble creating traction on this pattern. Cranker had the best reaction on the fresh, as he could play pretty far left with this ball. His was starting his ball off his hand on board 30, targeting 22 at the arrows, and using a breakpoint around the 10 board at the range finders. The Hexion SE cover had no trouble getting to the breakpoint and then making a strong move to the pocket. Tweener and Stroker liked their reactions, but they didn’t have as much room for error at the breakpoint

Additional Motiv Rogue Blade 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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