Motiv Trident Abyss Bowling Ball

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  • Motiv Trident Abyss Bowling Ball and core
  • Motiv Trident Abyss Bowling Ball
  • Motiv Trident Abyss Bowling Ball core
  • Motiv Trident Abyss Bowling Ball back side
MSRP: $279.95
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Motiv Trident Abyss Bowling Ball

  • Color: 2-tone Gray 
  • Coverstock: Coercion™ HV3 Reactive
  • Weight Block: Turbulent™
  • Factory Finish: 2000 Grit LSS 
  • Flare Potential: 7"+
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.49; 15lbs - 2.49; 14lbs - 2.51
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.051; 15lbs - 0.054; 14lbs - 0.054
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.016; 15lbs - 0.017; 14lbs - 0.017
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:
Prepare to conquer the deep with the Trident Abyss.  Merging the Turbulent asymmetric core and a modified Coercion cover, this is the strongest ball ever made by MOTIV® and it is built to dominate in a flood of oil.  Beneath the surface of the Trident Abyss is the Turbulent weight block.  It provides a lower RG, high differential, and strong asymmetry. This combination creates maximum track flare to make the turn in deep oil.  The Coercion HV3 (High Volume 3rd Generation) reactive cover on the Trident Abyss has been modified to dig even harder in heavy oil.  The 2-tone gray solid shell is tuned with a 2000 Grit LSS finish to provide maximum traction. The Trident Abyss is an obvious fit for speed dominant and low rev bowlers looking for more hook.  Competitive bowlers will want to use it to cap off their MOTIV® arsenal with a very strong piece that provides control on heavy oil patterns. 

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Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
2000 Grit LSS
Core Type:
Solid Reactive
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6 Reviews

  • 5
    I just had the ball drilled and haven't had a chance to give a in depth opinion. First impression is that this ball is awesome...

    Posted by John Rago on Dec 12th 2018


  • 5
    Trident Abyss Review

    Posted by Darryl Carreon on Dec 4th 2018

    Ball Layout - 25x4.5x40
    Test Pattern - WTBA Paris
    Bowler Specs - 16mph, 425 rev rate, low track

    The Trident Abyss has unbelievable capabilities compared to those earlier in the line. The Coercion HV3 Coverstock is so strong, but with an unreal amount of control, there is no doubt that the ball will absolutely hook. By far, this is the strongest I have ever thrown. I compared mine to my Jackal Rising and Trident Quest. While I typically like playjng smaller angles with the Jackal Rising, I naturaly played further left with the Abyss. The Abyss was able to create a shape that was able to play with the over/under as it was able to read early enough in the oil and not react as fast as the Quest when get the ball gets out earlier to the dry.

    The Abyss is an unstoppable force. For as big overall as it is, the signature continuation is still there even when getting deep and way inside. If you need something that hooks, there is no doubt where to look.

    Pros - Versatile Cover, Great Dull or Shiny, Aggressive Reading Lanes front to back
    Cons - None

    Darryl Carreon
    MOTIV Staff | PBA Member

  • 5

    Posted by Scott Boyle on Oct 19th 2018

    We drilled mine with a 30x5x30 layout. My pap is 4 3/4 over and 1/16 up.

    I've had the chance to throw this in a few tournaments now and all I can say is wow. This thing sure does hook! However what really impresses me the most about this ball is how clean it is through the fronts for such a "big" ball. I don't think I've ever been able to stay with the same ball that is as aggressive as the Abyss. I can start game one playing up the boards and am able to stay with the same ball and just move inside without it losing its energy. With the Abyss, say no more. I find this ball to not only be extremely versatile with layouts but with surface as well. If you want to shine it up and really watch it make a move on the backend you can do so as well. If I were to compare it to the Jackal Rising I would say that the Abyss is much cleaner and overall more aggressive. This ball is tacky!! MOTIV crushes it yet again with another phenomenal piece!

  • 5

    Posted by Eric Smyth on Oct 10th 2018

    This ball is the most hooking ball i have ever thrown. What really makes this ball the real deal is how well the ball continues through the pins. Even when I have to move way left and throw it away from the pocket, it comes back and through the pins better than any other high performance I have ever thrown. If you need a ball that will read the middle part of the lane on a larger amount of volume, this is the ball that you need in your bag.

  • 5
    Trident Abyss

    Posted by Mags on Sep 12th 2018

    Description: The Trident Abyss is the third Trident in the very successful series. It is the first Trident however to have a solid coverstock (Coercion HV3 Reactive). The box finish is 2000 Grit LSS (Laser Scan Sanded). It uses the same Turbulent Core, with an RG of 2.49 and a .054 differential. According to MOTIV’s hook scale it is tied for their most hooking ball produced, however I think it’s noticeable stronger than the Jackal Rising.
    Reaction: Let’s get down to it…it is the most hook I’ve ever had, it is not equal to the Jackal’s, it is more. Everyone says a ball really hooks and the newest one always seems to be the strongest, so I really want to back it up with a description. Being asymmetrical it does start up soon, but it is not too early where all the hook is only in the front part of the lane. The hook potential is evenly disbursed throughout the entire lane, front, middle and backend. You will notice the original Trident is now in the Heavy Oil/Angular spot on the Ball Guide ( The NEW Trident Abyss may be in the same row but it is placed in the Heavy Oil/Smooth location on the ball guide. I have had the ball for a while now and it easily has 20+ games on it already. I feel the cover has really held it’s out of box surface grit as well, it has barely if at all, shined up in 20 games. This is going to be a ball that will make my bag for just about every tournament. It allows me to get in ahead of some of the other players a little quicker and stay ahead of the moves all while allowing me to control the lane with ease. No doubt a ball to be utilized on say the USBC pattern for doubles/singles that has been laid out the last few years.
    Comparisons: The original Trident in my opinion is cleaner and more angular than the Trident Abyss, as stated earlier and shown on the latest Ball Guide. I see the Trident Abyss suited best on fresh and heavier conditions. Thus far in league it isn’t a ball I have stayed with for an entire 3 games, but for me there isn’t an asymmetrical ball that I could probably stay with for 3 games on “most” league conditions. Compared to a Villain, I feel the Villain is cleaner and just picks up a little more down lane, in addition to it forcing me to move at least a zone if not two away from the puddle.
    I think MOTIV’s last 3 releases could round out an entire 3-ball lineup…The Trident Abyss is your strongest couldn’t ask for more hook ball, the Rogue Blade your benchmark ball that isn’t too strong or too weak without being too smooth or too angular and finally a Hydra which is so clean and retains energy on even the lightest or driest of patterns.
    Summary: It’s very apparent what you get with the Trident Abyss, hook in a box. You also are getting a lot of control, yet no hesitation down lane. This is currently one of, if not the strongest ball on the market. Has a different shelf appeal too with the two-tone gray scheme.
    Mike Magolan
    MOTIV | Turbo | Brotherhood Sport Apparel

  • 5
    Incredible Hook

    Posted by Adam Chase on Sep 5th 2018

    The new Trident Abyss just flat out hooks. This ball is by far the strongest ball ever produced from Motiv. Not only is this ball strong, it continues through the pins so well. I have always been skeptical when I get too far left with my feet as a high end just can't continue well enough without rolling out but this ball DELIVERS! Super strong and super continuous. This ball is definitely a GAME CHANGER! Get yours on October 3rd!

    Adam Chase
    Motiv Staff

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