Customer Reviews | 22 Customer Questions
By Will from Michigan
I use this ball on my Sunday league which has oil drenched lanes. This ball is a pin killer on the lanes. Cuts through the oil no problem with a ton of power. Bowled some of my highest games with it. My highest game was a 227. Mind you I'm no pro. Only been bowling for 3 yrs.
By Ramsey from Phillipsburg, NJ
Motivs strongest ball to date
Strongest Motiv Ball to date
Let me start off by saying this ball is a monster. I'm a fairly high speed player with a rev rate that sits around 420. I picked one up due a tourney I had coming up that was throwing down a 47 foot pattern, this ball is everything I expected it to be and get ready to believe the hype. Perfect ball for your higher volume tourneys. But let me tell you that's not all this ball offers. I also have tested it on several occasions on my house shot Tuesday nights and came away blown away with just how versatile the abyss is. Do yourself a favor and pick one of these new motiv monsters up, you won't be disappointed. #MOTIVBOWLING
By Motiv staffer from Deer Grove Illinois
Unbelievable ball for heavy oil!
I've used this ball on many different types of patterns ranging from PBA patterns to your typical house shot and the ball performs really well on everything. I did have to shine up the surface a bit on our home house shot, but our shot is typically dryer then most house shots I run into. I'd recommend the ball for anyone!
By Marshall from Jacksonville Florida
Trident Abyss is strong
Today I got this ball drilled to replace my other ball I currently use on heavier oil. After trying a few games I feel it's very versatile in the heavy oil. Will be a great ball to add to your bag if your serious about your game.
By Baconbits from Savannah ,Ga.
try it today 1St time on league roll 205,203,201 .ball has consistent roll on oilly lane ,doesn't jump when setting up .very happy with it. I,m senior 65 Plus.
By wya_rya from Reading, PA
Control the Abyss!
Poseidon, the Roman god of the seas, dwells within the abyss... The symbol of his might, the Trident! With a trident in hand, the control of the abyss is in your hands. MOTIV has embraced this very myth. They introduced us to a piece that allows us to conquer the heaviest of oil patterns. This is shown in its very name, the Trident Abyss!
MOTIV has taken the Turbulent asymmetric core we have seen in the previous Trident pieces and wrapped it a modified version of the Coercion cover stock. We are now introduced to the Coercion HV3 reactive cover stock, which allows the Trident Abyss to dig hard and deep into the heaviest of oil patterns. The Abyss is, to simply put, no joke when it comes to dealing with heavy oil. This new modified cover stock allows you to carver right into the oil and simply control the pattern. What I personally like about the Abyss is that although it is such a strong cover stock and some of the concerns with that involves the ball burning up too early and lacking hitting power down lane, this is not the case. This piece allows me to develop shape regardless of how heavy the oil is on the lanes and still maintains continuation down-lane.
One interesting aspect I have found with the Abyss is that not necessarily limited to superbly saturated lane conditions. On several occasions, I found myself using the Abyss in situations where the lanes called for more of a controlled shape on the lane. Essentially, I'm referring to shots that were on the tighter side but not exactly heavier oil patterns. The Abyss allowed me to play a more simplified shape on the lane and if I experienced carry down, the Turbulent core still provided the hitting power down lane to snap out the corners. The Trident Abyss is an absolute must for the competitive bowlers that struggle on the heavier oil or those bowlers who face tighter-than normal house patterns that struggle with getting the correct shape on the lanes for optimal scores.
MOTIV Staff Member