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Cruel C51

Cruel C51
Cruel C51
Cruel C51
Cruel C51

Bowling Ball Specifications

Ball Line Cruel
Release Date August 13, 2010
Discontinued Yes

Coverstock Specifications

Coverstock Name Formula-5
Coverstock Color Black & Smoke
Box Finish 2000 Grit Wet Sand
Coverstock Type Reactive Hybrid

Core Specifications

Core Type Asymmetrical
Minimum RG 2.480
Total Differental 0.060
Intermediate Differential 0.030
Ball Intent: Medium to Heavy Oil The MOTIV Cruel C51 is a fierce weapon. It combines our new asymmetric core design with our new Formula-5 Reactive Hybrid Coverstock so you can inflict serious damage. It's a cruel world. Get MOTIVated!   Inner Core: Cruel Asymmetric The Cruel core is the first asymmetric design from MOTIV and it is crazy aggressive. The specs are completely maxed out. The 15 pound C51 has a 2.48 RG, a .060 primary differential, and a .030 mass bias differential. (That's insane!)   Coverstock: Formula-5 Reactive Hybrid The hybrid Formula-5 Reactive cover on the Cruel C51 is the strongest yet from MOTIV and it matches up in a wicked way with the new asymmetric core design. The hybrid coverstock is a solid black with smoke pearl.   Box Finish: 2000 Wet Sand Factory finish on the Cruel C51 is 2000 wet sand. This finish will provide and aggressive reaction with length and a very strong backend with continuation.

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so Cruel to the pins!

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Reviewed by Nikoss
January 30, 2011
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Very agressive ball!

It hits the pocket very hard and carries the pins incredibly well.

I can use it on many lane conditions, even when the lanes have broken down, or are quite dry, by sanding the ball quickly before the game with an abralon pad.

Mine is drilled with the pin above the fingers, Pin 5 3/16 from PAP, mass biass slightly kicked off the span.

It's a real pleasure to improve my game with such a pro performance ball, especially as I am a low rev player who sometimes likes to throw the ball faster than usual.


Review Ball Specifications

Games Used 100
Coverstock Finish 1000 grit abralon
Drilling Angle 70
Pin to PAP 5-1/16
Pin to VAL Angle 45

Reviewer Specifications

Bowler Type Stroker (0-250 RPM)
Hand Left
Ball Speed 15
Axis Rotation 50
Axis Tilt 17
PAP Horizontal 5-1/16
PAP Vertical 2 up
Staff Member No

Lane Specifications

Lane Surface Synthetic
Lane Condition medium-oily to medium-dry
 

BEST KEPT SECRET MOTIV CRUEL

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Reviewed by mrpinblaster
December 21, 2010
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MOTIV CRUEL C51

Coverstock:
The Cruel C51 features the hybrid Formula-5™ Reactive coverstock. It is the strongest yet by Motiv and matches up on medium to heavy oil.

Box Finish
The factory finish on the Cruel C51 is 2000 wet sand. This finish will provide an aggressive reaction with length and a very strong backend with continuation.

Inner Core
The Cruel core is the first asymmetric design from Motiv and it is very aggressive. The specs are maxed out. The Cruel C51 has an RG of 2.48 and a .060 diff and a .30 mass bias differential (15# ball).

First Cruel C51 drilled:
Axis Point - 5" over 0" up/down
Pin to PAP- 5" (pin located below fingers on midline)
Mass Bias Placement - strong
Balance Hole – small hole 2 ½’’ below axis point
Dual Angle Layout - 45* x 5" x 70*
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (2000 Wet Sand)

Second Cruel C51 drilled:
Axis Point - 5" over 0" up/down
Pin to PAP- 5 1/4" (pin located above fingers on midline)
Mass Bias Placement - medium
Balance Hole – small hole just past axis point
Dual Angle Layout - 45* x 5 1/4" x 45*
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (2000 Wet Sand)

Third Cruel C51 drilled:
Axis Point - 5" over 0" up/down
Pin to PAP- " (pin located above fingers)
Mass Bias Placement - medium
Balance Hole – small hole in safe zone to maintain differential
Dual Angle Layout - 60* x 5" x 35*
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (2000 Wet Sand)


Review:
If you bowl on medium to heavy oil patterns this bowling ball is a must. 45 X 5 ¼ X 45 ball works best on medium conditions where the pin down ball dominates on heavy oil. I have also been able to play with the pin up ball on house conditions but when the pattern transitions the Motiv QZ2 comes out of the bag. The 60 X 5 X 35 is the strongest in the back part of the lane giving me 2 to 3 more boards of roll off the hook spot. This ball was a must in the Motiv line since now it can compete with those other companies in the high-end aggressive coverstock market. Recenty I drilled up a fourth Cruel (45 X 5 X 35) and bowled my 36th certified 300 game. The success I've had with drilling this ball is pin around 4 inches and place it about 2 1/4 inches from the VAL with a 4 -5 inch pin from PAP. Place the mas bias in a strong position and use a weight hole off the val in a safe zone to increase differential. Another win for MOTIV!!

Ernie Segura
Motiv Seed Program (Michigan)
36 Certified 300’s
19 Certified 800’s
www.motivbowling.com

Review Ball Specifications

Games Used 100
Coverstock Finish 2000 Wet Sand
Drilling Angle 45
Pin to PAP 5 inches
Pin to VAL Angle 35

Reviewer Specifications

Bowler Type Tweener (275-375 RPM)
Hand Right
Ball Speed 14
Staff Member Yes

Lane Specifications

Lane Surface Synthetic
Lane Condition Medium - Heavy
 

Awesome Carry

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Reviewed by Kegeler51
October 17, 2010
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Ball spec's 15lb. 3 oz top, 3.5 pin. Drilled 50 X 4 3/4 X 65. WT hole at P0. This puts the pin below my ring finger. This has been one of my favorite drillings.

Got a chance to use the Cruel on our challenge league. To start the season we are bowling on a 39' foot medium volume oil pattern that starts out a little under 4-1. Not your normal house shot (7 or 8 to 1) but not impossible to start.

The Cruel comes 2000 Wet Sand, it handles Med-Med heavy oil with this surface. This ball needs to have some oil up front even with the box finish. During one practice session on some very used open bowling lanes I could not get the ball down the lane in box finish. The cover stock is versatile, change the surface to 1000 and it will the heavy stuff with ease. I have not tried any polish on it yet.

The first thing I notice (even in practice) about this ball is the carry. If you can get it to the pocket its a strike. I have never had a ball that the carry is this good.

This ball makes a strong controlled move at the break point with the 65 degree val angle. I can see using this ball on over 50% of the normal conditions you see. I have other equipment for the extremes of heavy or light oil.

With the Cruel I was looking for something to fit in between my sanded TR2 and my TX1 at 2000k with lane shine. The Cruel fits that gap perfectly. I am looking to drill up a second Cruel 65X5X50 to get a little quicker response to the friction.

Thanks

Review Ball Specifications

Games Used 30
Coverstock Finish OOB
Drilling Angle 50
Pin to PAP 4 3/4
Pin to VAL Angle 65

Reviewer Specifications

Bowler Type Tweener (275-375 RPM)
Hand Right
Ball Speed 15
Axis Rotation 50
Axis Tilt 17
PAP Horizontal 5 1/4
PAP Vertical + 3/8
Staff Member No

Lane Specifications

Lane Surface AMF HPL9000
Lane Condition Medium Challege pattern/ Blue pattern
 

Facing The "Cruel Facts"

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Reviewed by MOTIV GIRL
August 23, 2010
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Facing The "Cruel Facts"

MOTIV:C51 Cruel Review

My information:Right Handed,Ball Speed-16 mph average,
Rev Rate-280 rpm's average,Axis rotation-45 Degrees,
Axis Tilt-15 Degrees,PAP-5 1/4" x1 1/4 "up.

Specs of balls tested-Ball #1 -Top weight-2.7 oz.Pin 2.8".
Ball Surface-2000 Grit OOB.Drilling-65x60 @4",X hole-P3.

Ball #2-Top weight-3.0 oz.Pin-5",Ball Surface-2000Grit OOB,
Drilling-70x60 @4 7/8",No X hole.

Lanes Tested on-Pro Anvilane- 2 years old.
Pro Anvilane-5 years old,Anvilnes-16 years old.
Wood lanes-30 years old.

Patterns tested on-Red,White,Blue,House shot-42 feet.

The C51-Cruel is the newest entry in the MOTIV
line-up,and the first asymmetric ball from MOTIV.
The all new C51 :Cruel core offers a 2.,48 rg,and a .060
differential with a .030 mass bias differential.

Covering the core is a all new coverstock the Formula 5
reactive hybrid,the first ever hybrid cover from MOTIV.

The color is black/smoke with blood red graphics with
white lettering.The colors are visually eye pleasing.

The cover comes OOB at 2000 wet sanded.

The intent of the C51 is for medium to heavy oil.

The benefits of a asymmetrical core
The asymmetrical core will give you a shorter transition.The
Cruel core allows the ball to get into a roll quicker and easier.
The asymmetrical core of the Cruel is great for lane conditions
that has slicker midlanes.
Medium and lower rev players will love this ball when the
area past the midlane point is not reacting enough.

Higher rev players can use the Cruel for control on the back end
where there is a little more friction in the midlanes.
The C51 goes into a roll quicker,and will not break as hard
and sharp through the pin area.This offers control when needed
for higher rev players.

What I got from the Cruel was a ball that revs up early and hard in the midlanes ,but cleared the heads
easily because of the hybrid cover.I got about 5" of flare
from both drillings.The Cruel was at it's best from the mids
to the pins.It had a very quick response when it come in contact
with dry at the backend of the patterns.The length was very
nice from such a powerful core.The reaction and the ball shape
at the backend of the pattern was very heavy and angular.

The recovery down lane was very impressive,the amount
of area the Cruel creates will allow you to miss right,and
still have enough energy left to make it back to the pocket.

The Cruel let me play a more angular line to the pocket.I
could more further left and still have enough energy left
to make it back to the pocket.For me this is a very welcome sight.

The Cruel ate up the R/W/B patterns.On the house shot,
just hit the pocket and carry was far and above anything
I have seen in a long time.

For those of you that have tried MOTIV ,you will really
be impressed with the Cruel.For those that have been
waiting for a ball of this type.Well now is the time to try MOTIV.

Angela Wilt-MOTIV Staff member





Review Ball Specifications

Games Used 30
Coverstock Finish 2000 wet sand OOB
Drilling Angle 65
Pin to PAP 4''
Pin to VAL Angle 60

Reviewer Specifications

Bowler Type Tweener (275-375 RPM)
Hand Right
Ball Speed 16
Axis Rotation 45
Axis Tilt 15
Staff Member Yes

Lane Specifications

Lane Surface Brunswick ProAnvilane
Lane Condition Red/White/Blue