Motiv Primal Shock Bowling Ball

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  • Motiv Primal Shock Bowling Ball and Core
  • Motiv Primal Shock Bowling Ball
  • Motiv Primal Shock Bowling Ball Core
MSRP: $289.95
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Motiv Primal Shock Bowling Ball

  • Color: Blue/Black
  • Coverstock: Turmoil MFS Solid
  • Weight Block: Impulse V2
  • Factory Finish: 4000 Grit LSS
  • Flare Potential: 5" +
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.54; 15lbs - 2.55; 14lbs - 2.56
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.049; 15lbs - 0.050; 14lbs - 0.054
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): n/a
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

The most sought after crossover in MOTIV® history is here with the introduction of the Primal™ Shock! Combining two of MOTIV®’s greatest releases, the Primal™ Rage and Venom™ Shock, the Primal™ Shock takes he best of both balls to create something truly special. Turmoil™ MFS cover technology from the Venom™ Shock and the Impulse™ V2 core from the Prima™l Rage combine to provide strong mid-lane traction with plenty of angle down lane. The Primal™ Shock dominates medium to heavy oil conditions, offering a vast array of options to attack the lanes. This is a can’t miss combination that bowlers have been asking for since 2013!

Turmoil™ MFS technology has been a benchmark for MOTIV®, providing moderate mid-lane traction with plenty of down lane motion. Featured in the longest running MOTIV® ball of all time, the Venom™ Shock, this cover perfectly balances control and aggression. This is the pinnacle of benchmark ball motion.

The Primal™ Shock takes the ultimate benchmark ball motion found in the Venom™ Shock and amps up performance by pairing it with the strong Impulse™ V2 core found in the Primal™ Rage. This core creates incredibly strong down-lane motion and marks a significant upgrade in overall core strength from the Gear™ core found in the Venom™ Shock. When paired with the Turmoil™ MFS cover, the result is a medium-heavy and moderately angular monster that is a must have in every bag. 

Speed Dominant Bowlers

Many speed dominant bowlers are unable to use balls with differentials as low as the Venom™ Shock. A more dynamic core allows these bowlers to use the same cover stock, but with a motion that suits them. The Primal™ Shock will be a moderately angular complement to a speed dominant bowler’s benchmark ball. This will be an outstanding first transition ball for bowlers with excessive speed or lower rev rates.

Balanced Bowlers

The Venom™ Shock is a balanced bowler’s dream. It’s been the benchmark ball for those bowlers for years now and will continue to be. Over the years, many balanced bowlers have said that they’d like a more angular Venom™ Shock and one that could create more down lane motion. The Primal™ Shock is that ball.

Rev Dominant Bowlers

The highest rev rate and lowest speed bowlers will use the Primal™ Shock on fresh oil and high volume patterns when they need to create some angle. Before the rev dominant players can get all the way into the angular pearls, a Primal™ Shock will allow for easy mid-lane read and moderate angle to start opening up their angles on transitioning lanes.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
4000 Grit LSS
Core Type:
Solid Reactive
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5 Reviews

  • 5
    Primal Shock

    Posted by James Marchand on May 25th 2023

    Great ball . Always a great job of drilling. Thank you, Buddies Pro Shop.

  • 5
    Primal shock

    Posted by Mike ahephqrd on May 17th 2023

    Ball has become an instant favourite. Move in clean through the heads snaps on back. Down in and does the same. Overall great ball for me.

  • 5
    2handed lefty primal shock review

    Posted by erik sadowski on Apr 15th 2023

    Rev dominate two handers, I use the primal shock on house shot for game 2 and 3 when the dry house shot carries down That's when the primal shockl works best for me. For game 1 I use the black venom it works great but it doesn't like any carry down. The 2x6x5 2ls layout I put on both of these balls is the best layout for me for a dry house shot..

  • 5
    Primal Shock

    Posted by Mark Wilson on Mar 22nd 2023

    The Primal Shock is the newest ball in our line and fits in the Medium-Heavy oil controllable category. Bowlers will find this ball to be strong in the mid lane and also strong down lane. I’ve found the Primal Shock most useable when the lane is fresh and as they transition it’s a great versatile piece to cover all of your wants and needs. The Primal Shock has the Impulse V2 core found in the Primal Rage. The Impulse V2 core gives the Primal Shock a strong down lane motion for Medium-Heavy volumes of oil. The Primal Shock has the Turmoil MFS reactive cover, providing a controllable mid lane motion without losing down lane motion. The Primal Shock is perfect combination of two of Motiv’s most popular balls of all time, the Venom Shock and the Primal Rage.

  • 5
    Primal Shock !!!!!!!

    Posted by K. Matthew Byrd (Motiv Staffer) on Feb 19th 2023

    Hand: Right-Handed Ball Weight: 15 lbs. Rev Rate: 500 RPM Ball Speed: 18 Mph Tilt: 10 Rotation: 45 PAP: 5.125” over and .125” up Layout: 45 x 5 5/8 x 40 (Dual Angle) Primal Shock is a match made in bowling heaven. You have GOAT cover stock (Turmoil MFS) from Venom Shock and one of my favorite cores the Impulse V2 from the Primal Rage. The Primal Shock is sharper down lane than the Venom, but it can handle more oil than the Primal Rage. Primal Shock still reads the mid-lane, but pushes through it to turn the corner at the end of the pattern. The Primal Shock is a stronger benchmark ball to see what the backend of the lane is doing. Primal Shock is a definite winner!!

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