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Motiv QZ2 Backdraft Bowling Ball
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Motiv QZ2 Backdraft
Description: Turn up the heat with the QZ2 Backdraft for light to medium oil. The Quadfire™ core is engulfed by Fire Pearl and Solid Black MOTIVator-Z™ Reactive Hybrid shell. Adding fuel to the fire, the 2000 polished finish has an increased Ra value to read the lane slightly earlier and cover more total boards than the original QZ2. Still, the QZ2 Backdraft gets through the heads cleanly and displays excellent backend motion.
Product Rating: (4.50)
The NEW QZ2 Backdraft from MOTIV features the same core as used in the previous QZ ball releases. The difference between this and the original QZ2 is the coverstock. The backdraft uses a hybrid version of the coverstock which will provide bowlers with more friction causing an earlier reaction as compared to the original QZ2. I chose to drill my Backdraft with a 55x3 7/8x65 layout. This places the pin 1/4" below my ring finger (right hand) and places the cg about an 1" above my thumb kicked out 1/2". I conducted some practice on the Team USA Stockholm pattern (34 ft) and found the ball was smooth through the heads with a strong continuous move down lane. The layout mixed with the hybrid cover allowed for a smooth but strong read of the break point without any over/under type reaction. As the pattern transitioned, I moved left with the target and was able to maintain the same shape and angle into the pocket. As compared to the blue/black QZ2, which tended to be a bit more angular for me off the hook spot. I have kept both at OOB surface for this session. David Schroeder MOTIV Staff Turbo Staff
QZ2 Backdraft Layout #1 4in pin above ring finger, cg 1/2in right of center Layout #2 5in pin above middle finger, cg in palm This release has a hybrid cover, which allows it to read the lane sooner than the black/blue QZ2. I’ve found this ball to be stronger than the previous QZ releases. It complements the black/blue QZ2 very nicely. The black/blue will get better length with a sharper backend, and the backdraft will read the lanes sooner with a stronger, smoother reaction. The 4in pin layout gives a strong yet controllable reaction. When the Cruel LE or Primal with similar layouts are too strong, this bad boy does the job nicely! The 5in pin layout provides a very strong move off the friction. It stores energy better and has a very strong move on the backend! This ball, as with the previous QZ releases, is very versatile and can cover a lot of different conditions/styles of play depending on the layout. This is another home run by MOTIV! If you are looking for something that you have a lot of flexibility with layouts and will work on a large variety of conditions, do yourself a favor and add this baby to your bag. You won’t be disappointed!
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