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Motiv Venom Shock Bowling Ball

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Motiv Venom Shock Bowling Ball - WWRD 3/28/14


Motiv Venom Shock Bowling Ball - WWRD 3/28/14

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Motiv Venom Shock


  • Color: Purple
  • Coverstock: Turmoil MFS
  • Weight Block: Gear
  • Factory Finish: 4000 Sanded
  • Flare Potential: Medium-Low
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48
  • Differential (Diff): .034
  • Intermediate Differential (Mass Bias): n/a
  • Fragrance: n/a
  • Description:

    The new solid purple Venom Shock produces a violent reaction on light to medium oil conditions. It attacks the lane with the proven Gear™ weight block and new cover technology – Turmoil™ MFS (Medium Friction Solid) Reactive, which is a modified version of the more aggressive shell featured on the Covert Revolt. This core and cover combination provides a smooth yet angular backend motion that strikes with devastating continuation.

    As far as shelf appeal, the Venom Shock does not disappoint. The vibrant orange logo really pops off the purple shell. And, for those that are into glow-in-the-dark bowling, the logos on the ball glow orange and green.

    The Venom Shock really does have it all – performance, looks, and a great price point. The most shocking thing about this ball may be that you get such outstanding performance at such an affordable price!
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    1. Anonymous User on 4/15/2014, said:

    Venom Shock So another release from Motiv has hit the shelves and I know all of you are saying it can’t get better than where it is today. Prepare to be SHOCKED! This lower cost release does everything that the big boys do and more. For me its surprisingly strong on the back and provides that insane continuous motion through the ins that all of Motiv nation has come to know and love. The Shock is listed as a medium to dry ball but is incredible on the THS providing a consistent and predictable shape throughout the lane. Using my favorite layouts both pin above the bridge and one with pin below I was able to maximize the usage of the Shock over varying conditions. During my recent visit to the USBC nationals in Reno the shock was my go to ball after one game in Double and Singles. The extra length with still sharp finish shape it provides me allowed me to retain my original shape when the Sigma Sting became a bit too strong and early. This ball is very versatile and will be an incredible addition to your arsenal along side the likes of the Primal Rage, Sigma Sting, Covert Revolt and Cruel Intent. Don’t miss out on this one and the PRICE is RIGHT! Rick Zakrajsek Motiv Staff Ohio WWW.MOTIVBOWLING.COM
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    2. Anonymous User on 4/7/2014, said:

    Motiv Venom Shock The newest piece from Motiv is truly set to turn heads. Do not let the mid-prince range of this ball deter you from purchase. This is a high end piece in a mid-price range. The Venom Shock is a little cleaner than its predecessors. For me the Venom shock is a much cleaner more angular version of the Venom Strike. The Gear core is back and paired with new cover technology the Turmoil MFS (Medium Friction Solid) Reactive, which is a modified version of the more aggressive shell featured on the Covert Revolt. This ball allows for me to play straighter on medium to higher volume oil patterns and still get it back from anywhere. The Venom Shock for me is a step down and about an arrow right when compared to the covert revolt. Justin Howard Motiv Staff www.motivbowling.com
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    3. Trent on 3/24/2014, said:

    Lane condition: HPL 9000 surface 40ft Modified Kegel Stone Street Ball Specs: Layout: 65 x 5 x 35 Surface: Box + Motiv Power Gel Polish The Motiv Venom line has been a staple in controlled ball reaction without sacrificing hitting power. The new Venom Shock not only continues this legacy, it adds a dynamic not previously seen in this price point anywhere in the market. The brand new Turmoil MFS coverstock has great traction through medium to medium-light oil while the proven Gear core (2.48RG, .034 Diff) provides the energy to get this ball through the pindeck with ease. The inetntion of my layout was to give to me a go-to ball when the lanes began to break down and I needed something that could get down the lane cleanly but not be too jumpy, or squirly, on the backend once it encountered the burned-up track area and carry down. Not only did I achieve this goal, I found out this ball is much more versatile that I expected. Compared to the Venom Strike, the Shock is a couple of boards stronger and more angular on the backend, though it is definitevly not a ‘snappy’ motion. This ball is just strong enough for me to play on a fresher medium volume pattern because of the strength of the coverstock/core combination (I am sure with a stronger layout there would be no doubt about its traction in such conditions), yet my original idea for it has also held true. As the lanes break down I can move left with it and it still retains enough energy at the spot to make a strong motion towards the pocket and through the pins (I have so far tested it as far left as laying down 34, crossing at the arrows at 24). The Shock has become a staple in my arsenal because of its versatility and controllability, a great compliment to my Sigma Sting when it is too much ball for the conditions. When you need control without sacrificing hitting, grab the Venom Shock and Shock the World! Here is a link to my video of it being thrown on the fresh pattern listed above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arHt5ViXkVU Trent Overbey In the Zone Pro Shop Motiv Staff www.motivbowling.com
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    4. Anonymous User on 3/16/2014, said:

    COVER: Turmoil MFS, CORE: Gear, FINISH: 4000 grit sanded, RG: 2.48 (16LB), DIFF: 0.031 (16LB) I have fallen in love with this ball. The Revolt has a tendency to be a little more sensitive to variations in speed, and rotation. I am assuming it is because of the inherent core strength associated with that ball. This Venom Shock gives me the same shape, but it much more user friendly. What I mean by that is the bowler can keep it in his/her hand longer throughout a block. I have seen high rev, low rev, high speed, low speed, high axis tilt, and low axis tilt bowlers strike a lot with this piece. I personally am low axis tilt, medium-high ball speed, and medium rev rate. I also like to keep my target in front of me as I am left handed. I have tested the Shock on USBC Open Team, a variety of house shots in my area, and threw it quite a bit at the Masters. I was struggling with my game at the Masters and had a poor outing, but the ball rolled very well and read the pattern nicely. I tested on USBC Open Team recently, and I was able to play very tight 12-9 not giving it away too much, and it looked phenomenal. I got to a point where it was smoothing out too much down lane. I moved 1 and 1 right and increased my rotation. I went right back to splitting the 8-9 every shot. This cover is very tunable. Sand it, or polish it if need be. As for drillings, go with whatever you like. This is an extremely versatile bowling ball. And at the price point it's in, it's a steal. You'd be foolish to not have this gem in your bag. I should also note that on house shots, I have had equal amounts of success swinging it to the friction, or keeping it tight in the oil line.
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    5. Anonymous User on 3/13/2014, said:

    The Venom Shock is a great compliment to the recent releases from MOTIV. The low RG / Medium Differential Gear core, paired with a new solid coverstock provides a smooth roll throughout, with just enough at the backend to give me consistent carry. The best way to describe it is that the ball seems to drive forward through the pin deck, with less deflection. The pins also seem to stay lower – which I’ve seen with previous MOTIV balls that utilize the Gear core. Here is a link to my ball reaction video. In the first part I compare two Shocks, the first one is layed out 60* 5” x 40*, the second is 80* x 2” x 70*. In the second part of the video, I compare the motion of the Shock with the Covert Revolt, Sigma Sting, Primal Rage, and Cruel Intent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TElP_NM8V2Y After bowling with the Venom Shock for a few weeks, I’ve determined that my favorite time to use it is on a fresh medium to heavy oil pattern. It really helps to smooth out the lane from front to back. I’m able to groove it right up the track area in those conditions. On short sport patterns, this one also comes in very handy when I’m looking for a “hook/stop” type shape from an outside angle. I feel like this really widens the pocket for me, when more angular equipment would over-react on the back end. This piece is a “must” in my bag when it’s tournament time! --Kevin Gallagher— PBA Member MOTIV Staff
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    6. Anonymous User on 3/4/2014, said:

    Description: The Venom Shock is the third installment of the Venom series and again placed in the lower mid-price range. The Venom Shock coverstock has the new Turmoil MFS, which is a modified version of the Turmoil HFS coverstock on the recently released Covert Revolt. For the core, MOTIV again used the Gear Core from the previous two Venom’s and the much older GT-1. Reaction: In a one liner the Venom Shock is very clean through the front part of the lane and provides a consistent controlled downlane motion. I have found myself throwing the Venom Shock when playing straighter angles, but when my more predictable pieces do not seem to respond fast enough downlane. The shape it provides is between a mild slower response piece and something mild that is longer and has a faster response. My style doesn’t quite allow me to throw this ball on the fresh or heavier patterns at the box surface, but that is not exactly the intention of this piece, however altering the surface to 2000 allowed it match up very well. Believe it or not the Venom Shock is a benchmark ball for me, it allows me to get straighter and still maintain a great shape downlane. YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXouddNE05g Comparisons: For me, the Venom Shock plays when the Tribal is either too long or too angular downlane. It also plays well when my Covert Revolt pushes me in on the pattern too fast, as the Venom Shock is cleaner. I have identical patterns on the Covert Revolt and Venom Shock and although the Covert Revolt is much stronger in the front and middle part of the lane they both provide continuation and similar shapes in the back of the lane. I also think because the box surface is less on the Venom Shock compared to the Covert Revolt and because I tend to play closer to the friction with the Venom Shock, it does respond faster downlane, therefore I see more backend than with the Venom Shock. As I mentioned, this will be a benchmark ball for me. The Venom Strike was not though, as it was too smooth downlane and the Venom Toxin was too long to be considered a benchmark piece. I guess for me the Venom Shock has the best attributes of both of the first two Venom’s combined. Summary: For being one of MOTIV’s smoother motion pieces it still provides a lot of continuation, but still maintains a predictable motion. With that being said this will be making the bag for USBC’s this year in Reno. Mike Magolan MOTIV/Turbo/Boom Apparel Staff Member
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