The Motiv Venon Shock has it all at an affordable price. This ball pairs the Gear weight block with the Turmoil MFS Reactive coverstock from the Covert Revolt to produce a smooth but angular backend motion that continues through the pins. The colors on this ball really pop on the lane and produce shocking results on light to medium oil conditions.
Great bowling ball. Readonable price for all.
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.
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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.
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!
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):modified house shot / house shot
Recommended Lane Condition: Light-Medium Oil
MOTIV Venom Shock:
MOTIV Venom Shock Ball Specs:
Likes: The MOTIV Venom Shock is definitely something special! This ball is an extremely reliable, smooth rolling, beast of a light to medium oil ball! Not only does the Shock look great going down the lane, it is affordable and has the ability to out perform any medium - light oil ball out there on the market. The SHOCK pairs well with the MOTIV Covert Revolt. Once the lanes begin to break down, the SHOCK is your go to ball with very little adjustment if any! When you need something you can rely on when you begin to notice carry down that will push through the oil, you can pull the Shock out of your bag! Your Arsenal isn't complete without the MOTIV Venom Shock in your bag!
Venom Shock Specs
Breakpoint Shape:Smooth / Early Hook
Coverstock: Reactive Resin
Coverstock: Turmoil™ MFS Reactive
Factory Finish:4000 Grit Sanded
Core Type: Gear™
Color: Purple/Purple Solid with Orange/Green NeoMark™ Graphics
I am an advanced Right Handed female bowler with a league Average of 200. My ball speed is consistent around 17 mph with a rev rate of approximately 250.
PAP 5 1/4 up 1/2 right
Layout for the ball drilled in the video below:
80 x 4 x 70
I like the ball. it works really well
I am around a 130 to 140 average and I bowled this ball for the first time 2 days ago on optimal medium oil and my first game was a 150. I was pleased with that. My first couple frames were strikes. I realized you wanna be towards the middle of the lane for better control. Then the next game I bested my best score and hit a 197. It never left my with any splits and I was able to hit the pocket about 99% of the time. That 1% I was a little nonchalant on the hook but all in all I can't wait till league night.
This is my favorite ball in my arsenal. In my opinion it is the best ball Motiv has every made. It's a great ball with early smooth hook yet a very strong back end. This ball is very good too use once the fronts has broken down or on light to medium oil. It is very versatile you can play from a lot of different angles from the far left or far right or right down the middle.