Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Sky Raptor
Reviewed:October 2022
Coverstock Specs
Name:Dynamic Infusion Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:5000 Grit LSS
Color:Navy / Azure / Silver Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Affliction V2
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Sky Raptor brings the Raptor name back to the Motiv line, but this time featuring the symmetrical Affliction V2 core. Motiv fans will recognize the Affliction name from the limited edition VIP Affliction release. It has a 2.48″ RG and a 0.055″ total differential that is paired up with the new Dynamic Infusion Pearl coverstock. The Sky Raptor comes out of the box at a 5000 grit LSS finish, which proved effective in a few different situations for our three testers.

Cranker had a very good look with the Sky Raptor on our fresh medium oil test pattern. It picked up earlier than the Iron Forge and Pride Empire, with plenty of movement at the breakpoint. The extra traction gave him some room for error on shots that were left of target that he didn’t have with other pearl bowling balls. Later in the session when it came time to move farther left into the heaviest part of the pattern, the difference in reaction between the Sky Raptor and balls like the Fatal Venom and Iron Forge was very noticeable, as it picked up earlier and was able to better handle the oil. With this reaction, Cranker had no need to change the surface at any

Additional Motiv Sky Raptor 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.

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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.