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THE SKINNY ON THE LATEST AND GREATEST


MOTIV: PRIMAL RAGE REMIX 56 Hook 15.5 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape


Manufacturer’s Intent: “Engineered for heavy oil, the Primal Rage Remix features the new Raw Fusion coverstock,” says Motiv Vice President of Marketing, Scott Hewitt. “This new cover makes the Remix a stronger and more aggressive ball than the original red pearl Primal Rage [July 2013]. It features the proven dual- density Impulse V2 core. It has both a high RG to retain energy and a higher differential to boost track flare and initiate a strong move on higher volumes of oil. The Primal Rage Remix will be slightly longer on heavy oil than the Jackal [October 2014] and will produce a more angular move toward the pocket. The Remix will not only be a versatile piece for average bowlers with a low rev rate, but will also be the perfect heavy oil ball for the high rev tournament bowlers that do not like asymmetric


equipment. Having symmetric specs, the Primal Rage Remix will be able to push farther down the lane before it begins to transition.”


Core: The Remix uses the Impulse V2 symmetrical core from the original Primal Rage. It has a 2.55 RG and .050 differential. We saw 5 inches of flare.


Coverstock: The new green Raw Fusion reactive solid coverstock is sanded at 4000 grit LSS. The RA is 4.40 and the effective surface grit is 4060.


Overview: This ball complemented the Jackal nicely with a cleaner motion and the most con- tinuous back-end motion of all the Motiv balls we’ve tested. On the Stone Street pattern, we crossed 16 at the arrows to five- or six-board


at the 46-foot breakpoint, with some hold room left. We were about two or three boards right with our feet from the Jackal on this pattern. On the lighter house shot, we just fed it right and watched it walk hard back to the pocket. On the USBC Open pattern, we had to move left with our feet and stay clean and behind the ball to get it to the breakpoint at about 44 feet around six- or seven-board. The Remix would be a bet- ter choice for game three of team event or later on for singles when the pattern develops and opens up. We never got to throw the “Red Ball” (Primal Rage), but we watched enough of our partner, John Janawicz, throwing it to know that the Remix is cleaner and gives you more con- tinuation off the breakpoint and through the pin deck. It is still very strong and needs a longer pattern to stay on line.


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