Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Tank Rampage Pearl
Reviewed:February 2024
Coverstock Specs
Name:Frixion M6 Pearl MCP
Type:Microcell Polymer
Box Finish:1000 Grit LSS
Color:Burgundy Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Gear V2
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Tank Rampage Pearl is the latest Microcell Polymer offering from Motiv. Its Frixion M6 Pearl MCP coverstock is a new pearl upgrade from balls like the Blue Tank and Desert Tank. The high RG and low differential symmetrical Gear V2 core design that was found in the original Tank Rampage paired up with the new coverstock results in a ball that provides a urethane-like reaction. Even though the ball has a pearl cover, the 1000 grit sanded box finish grabbed the lane very early and was quite smooth at the breakpoint in our testing.


Cranker had a very good reaction on the dry test pattern with the Tank Rampage Pearl. The ball started early, with a very smooth motion at the breakpoint. With his higher rev rate, he was able to swing the ball more than the other two testers, but he still needed to be fairly straight compared to his normal angles. The smoother motion at the back of the lane gave him more hold than resin balls. In transition, the move was to the outside, thanks to the low flare core and low oil absorption coverstock. Keeping a shammy handy to wipe the cover down between shots helped provide a consistent reaction.

While most of the other balls in the Motiv lineup provided a better reaction on our fresh medium oil pattern, Cranker could make this ball work better than the other testers. Playing very straight and with a slow ball speed, the Tank Rampage Pearl could read the midlane and get

Additional Motiv Tank Rampage Pearl 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.