Motiv Supra Enzo VS Motiv Rip Cord Bowling Ball - Honest breakdown of when to use each and showcasing their strengths
This will be the only comparison I do to the Supra Enzo! Since I am a free agent now I want to take some time and throw some other brands! Hope y’all don’t get tooooo mad at me! I got mad love for y’all!
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Motiv Supra enzo bowling ball
The High Impulse inner core is the engine inside the Enzo and it is perhaps the most unique in the MOTIV® product line. With a high RG of 2.57, the High Impulse core spins slowly in the front of the lane, making high friction surfaces and lighter oil patterns less of a concern. However, this core has a substantial diff of .050 that allows for many drilling options, varied strengths, and flare potential. Finally, the High Impulse features a dual density build capable of creating ample shape down lane. Truly this core makes the Supra™ Enzo perfectly tuned for versatility and angle on moderately dry lanes.
Wrapped around the High Impulse core is the latest Infusion™ Hybrid Reactive cover stock, polished to a shiny 5500 Grip LSP finish. The solid red and black pearl hybrid shell is a modified version of the technology used on the original Supra™ and provides the Enzo edition with a power boost to give the bowler more traction without sacrificing angle.
When To Use:
Speed Dominant Bowlers: For speed dominant bowlers, this is an incredible ball option for dryer lanes. While pearl covers often create too much length for low rev rate or high speed players, the shiny Infusion Hybrid will provide enough traction to allow the player to see shape on the lane. Additionally, the higher differential in the High Impulse core will make this a great option for speed dominant players unable to see hook from lower differential and weaker cores.
Balanced Bowlers: The typical balanced bowler will use this ball on moderately dry lanes when trying to create more angle than a Venom Shock. On higher friction surfaces this could serve as an early transition ball for balanced bowlers who start with a benchmark piece like the Venom Shock, Tank Blitz, or Ripcord Flight. The Supra Enzo gets down lane easier, but is controllable down lane.
Rev Dominant Bowlers: MOTIV Staffer, EJ Tackett was outspoken in his praise of the Supra Enzo saying that this will be his ball for creating angle on tour during transition. Due to higher volumes and many low friction surfaces on the PBA Tour, stronger and slightly more stable coverstocks are crucial during transition periods on the lane. “When the lanes don’t allow me to create the angle from the Ripcord Velocity yet, I know that I’ll be able to trust the Supra Enzo during those middle transition games to get around the corner without missing the breakpoint. That’s all I ever look for in that situation, so I’m really excited to have this one in my bag.” Rev dominant players will absolutely love the Supra Enzo because of the versatility it provides and the ability to use it for long periods of time through the transition of a pattern.
Core Type – Symmetrical
Coverstock Type – Hybrid Reactive
Flare Potential – High
Recommended Lane Conditions – Medium / Heavy Oil
Core – High Impulse Symmetric
Coverstock – Infusion™ Hybrid Reactive
Differential (DIFF) – 0.050 (15# ball)
Factory Finish – 5500 Grit LSP
Radius of Gyration (RG) – 2.57 (15lb)
Reaction Type – Very Strong Midlane and Backend Snap
Motiv Ripcord Velocity bowling ball
It’s all about angle! From core to cover, the Ripcord™ Velocity is built to fly fast and corner hard.
The dual-density Oblivion™ core is a complex work of engineering unlike anything else in the world. It features a massive flip-block to make the Ripcord™ Velocity come off the oil pattern as violently as possible. And with a high RG and moderate differential the Oblivion™ core is dialed in for versatility on medium oil conditions. “We’ve had this core for a few years now and I feel like we are still learning tricks that we can do with it,” said MOTIV® Tour Rep Nick Pahr.
To take full advantage of the dynamic characteristics of the Oblivion core, MOTIV® is featuring new Infusion™ MVP Reactive cover stock on the Ripcord Velocity. Evolving from the technology used on the Fatal Venom, Infusion MVP produces easy length and an unbelievable change of direction down lane. “This new cover technology is allowing us to shape the ball and create angles that we haven’t seen before”, said Brett Spangler of MOTIV. Tuned with a 5500 Grit LSP finish, the Ripcord Velocity has speed to spare.
When To Use:
- Speed Dominant: Speed dominant players will use the Velocity as their burn ball. What the Velocity offers is more angle down lane than anything else available. For speed dominant players, that is the last crucial piece in the progression, a ball that can make the corner when they have to use angle.
- Balanced: When balanced bowlers need help through the front and angle through the pins, the Ripcord Velocity is the best option. For balanced bowlers on higher friction surfaces where the front of the lane is an issue, this Ripcord will have no problem giving the length needed with a surprising pop down lane.
- Rev Dominant: For players who have rev rate to spare, the Ripcord Velocity is like cheating. The incredible angles this ball can create for a rev dominant player are something nobody else on the lane will be able to mimic. When getting steep is key, rev dominant players will have an unfair advantage with the Ripcord Velocity.
Weight Block: Oblivion Symmetric
Cover Stock: Infusion MVP Pearl Reactive
Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
Flare Potential: 5″+