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Motiv Primal Shock

Motiv is introducing a major crossover bowling ball. The Motiv Primal Shock combines the best features of the Primal Rage and Venom Shock. The Turmoil MFS coverstock technology was seen on the Venom Shock and the Impulse V2 core was used in the Primal Rage. These two proven technologies combine to provide a strong mid-lane reaction with ample angle on the backend on medium to heavy lane oil conditions.

  • Color: Purple/Purple Solid with a Grey/Green Solid Neomark
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Impulse V2
  • Coverstock: Turmoil MFS Solid Reactive
  • Finish: 4000 Grit LSS
  • RG: 2.55 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.050 (15# ball)
  • Hook Potential: Medium
  • Length: Middle
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: TLMTVBPRSHK
  • Product ID: 14282
  • Brand: Motiv
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls

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12/7/2023
By Austin from MI
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Backend, length, continuation

Cons:

Cover Strength

Best Uses:

House shot, or during transition on tougher patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

House Shot Killer

Bought this ball from this site right after release and it arrived super fast. I bowled many sweepers and in a summer league and I've used this ball a ton. It has been perfect for me on house shot on fresh but lacks a little bit of strength for longer patterns or heavier oil on the fresh. Rolls very similar to my storm Phaze2 but just a touch cleaner. Highly recommend as a benchmark ball in a league arsenal.

4/13/2023
By Nonickles from Cold Spring MN
5/5 Stars
Cons:

dry lanes

Best Uses:

flat patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Took some Surface prep

I have thrown the Primal Shock for about a month now and have drilled it two different ways a 4” pin and a 5” pin. Out of the box I feel like the Cover/Core combo were fighting each other. I personally had to take the ball down to 360 then work my way back up to 1000, and then I started liking the ball reaction. At 1000 the primal gives me early predicable read with consistent forward roll when it makes its move. This one struggles on the house pattern but excels on flatter patterns before I need to Open up the lane. For me not an everyday ball but, a useful ball to have in my tournament bag.

Eric George
Motiv Staff

3/31/2023
By Anthony E from Pittsburgh, PA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Perfect step up from the Venom Shock!

I've been a huge fan of the High Impulse core from the Supra Enzo and Original Supra since they came out, and I never had the chance to throw any pieces from the Primal line before they were discontinued. So when this one was announced, I was extremely excited. I was not disappointed in any way. The Primal Shock is the perfect step up from a Venom Shock with some extra pop downlane. The higher differential and higher RG combined with the super versatile Turmoil MFS cover creates possibly the most versatile ball we have released since the Venom Shock or Jackal Ghost. This one will be in the line for a very long time and fits any style of bowler.

MOTIV Staff

3/29/2023
By aleffel96 from Michigan
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Ultimate benchmark ball, strong midlane and backend

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Motiv Primal Shock

Bought mine a few weeks ago, one of my staples in my league and tournament bag now. Had a primal rage remix that I love so decided to add the shock to the collection. The ultimate benchmark ball.

3/22/2023
By Mark Wilson from Muncie, Indiana
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Primal Shock

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.

1/27/2023
By RIck Zak from Ohio
5/5 Stars
Pros:

STORNG, MID LANE READ, CONTINUATION

Best Uses:

MED- Heavy Oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

ITS SHOCKING !

Sometimes equipment just feels right in your hands. For me that is the Jackal Line of bowling balls. Sometimes its the core shape sometimes its the shell and sometimes its just the confidence it brings knowing it gives you the best possible opportunity to STRIKE! - The Jackal Ambush does not disappoint. My love for the Jackal Ghost just became even more evident in where this new AMBUSH fits - The extra strength early with the finish I expect from My Ghost truly makes this such a complimentary piece in my bag!

MOTIV STAFF
Rick Zakrajsek

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Question:


Will this ball have more backend then fatal venom.

2/11/2023 - By

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Yes, this will be more aggressive than the Motiv Fatal Venom.

2/13/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Will this Ball be Over Kill if you have the Prides or give you a different more continuous look?

2/21/2023 - By

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Hello, while the Motiv Pride is an high performance ball the Motiv Primal Shock will react later on the lanes with a more aggressive hook.

2/22/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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asym solid or pearl ?

2/22/2023 - By

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Hello! The Motiv Primal Shock is a solid reactive coverstock with a symmetric core.

2/22/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Compare this to IQ TOUR SOLID .. thanks

4/14/2023 - By

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Hi Army Dad, the Motiv Primal Shock will have a higher hook potential than the Storm IQ Tour.

4/14/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How would this ball compare to the storm iq ruby

4/27/2023 - By

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The Motiv Primal Shock would react earlier and more aggressive than the Storm IQ Tour Ruby.

4/27/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this good for left hangers with medium ball speed.

5/24/2023 - By

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Hi Ron! This ball will react earlier on the lanes, so if you are looking for something with a little more length you may try a hybrid or pearl coverstock ball.

5/24/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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