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Old 10-01-2017, 06:20 PM
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Motiv Trident Quest video and written review



Hello guys! This time we had the chance to try the new Trident Quest. We bowled on our house shot pattern (Kegel Main Street, 41’) and this ball definitely performed as advertised. Really impressive.

The Trident Quest is an easy ball to read. As most pearlized balls, is very clean through the front part of the lane, but what makes the Quest different in my opinion is how strong reads the mid part of the lane. This is really helpful since the ball never missed the breakpoint, and somehow, the Quest still have tons of energy to make a strong move down the lane. This the first Motiv ball with this type of reaction, and a much needed one.

I started laying the ball around 10 with 6 as my breakpoint and the ball had a great reaction. The only thing I noticed is that at least for me, with my low/medium rev rate, misses inside resulted in the ball going high. The ball stores so much energy so when it hits friction, it makes a hard right turn. When I missed outside, the ball offered me great recovery down the lane and I was still able to hit the pocket nicely.

I started moving right with both my feet and my eyes and the Trident Quest surprisingly let me swing the ball away from the pocket and see enough recovery. I was able to move up to the third arrow, having 8 at my breakpoint and the Quest always recovered with a strong backend motion.

Overall this ball allowed me to play from multiple angles, it is definitely a versatile piece.

I compared the Trident Quest with two balls. The Trident and the Primal Fear.

The Trident is a bit stronger than the Trident Quest. The Trident has a more rounded shape, it is earlier than the Quest, it also provides a strong midlane read, but the Trident is smoother down the lane.

The Primal Fear is weaker overall than the Trident Quest. The Fear reads the lane a tad earlier and is not as fast off the spot as the Quest is. While is also an angular ball, I feel the Quest is a bigger ball in terms of hook potential and angularity.

The Trident Quest fills a hole in the Motiv lineup. This is the first asymmetrical pearl in years for Motiv and it fits perfectly into the current lineup. The Quest offers a shape that Motiv didn’t have before. It is very clean through the fronts, but combines a strong midlane read with a strong and predictable backend motion.

It is a great complement to the Trident and strong solid balls like the Jackal Ghost and the Forza SS. When these balls start to hook too early, the Trident Quest will be a great option to go to on most medium and heavy oil patterns.

On a house shot, this ball can be easily used both on fresh and on broken down conditions. On sport shot patterns, the Quest will be a great option once there are some friction and you have to open up the lane.

Overall, The Quest is a versatile piece that allows to play from different angles and on different conditions. This ball is the most angular piece in the Motiv lineup and it will definitely fit into a lot of bowling styles.

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a great video as always, ball looks great
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a great video as always, ball looks great
Thank you for the kind words Tommy, I really appreciate it.

Yes, ball looks great, I'm really liking it so far!

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If I didn't have the Primal Fear I would be looking, but as a senior more ball than I need
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If I didn't have the Primal Fear I would be looking, but as a senior more ball than I need
I hear you. The Trident Quest is “more” ball than the Fear in terms of hook potential. Both are definitely good balls.

Thank you for watching the video!

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Re: Motiv Trident Quest video and written review

Thanks for the video, I've seen mixed reviews online from a few of the non staff guys. I personally threw this ball third game in league last night and went from sub 200 games to a 248. I didn't bring anything besides my usual two balls for this house which are both weaker and more midlane and I did not have a good look struggling to clear the heads. My pro shop guy is on my team and told me to go grab his and toss it. He told me to get in and I lined up quickly with it and can say this....it's an awesome ball. It's very clean (I'm 475rr /19mph off hand /7degrees) but never blew through the break point. He drilled his 60x3.5x40 and our pap is very similar so what I saw from the ball was an extremely clean ball that got downlane easily and made a strong, but controllable, move through the pocket. I am not a staffer nor do I toot the horn of any particular product and this ball was honestly a first for me from Motiv as far as the shape of the reaction. I've not seen such a clean ball from them. I also see a lot of people describe it as a very angular piece but I found it to be more controllably strong than wicked angular. I was very impressed and also noticed the finish is set up with a lot of polish so you can always knock a bit off or go stronger with surface to get more usage on oil or get more midlane. I have one on order.

Take care, Chris
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