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Motiv Venom Shock

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.

  • Color: Purple/Purple Solid with Orange/Green NeoMark™ Graphics
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Gear
  • Coverstock: Turmoil™ MFS Reactive
  • Finish: 4000 Grit Sanded
  • RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.034 (15# ball)
  • Hook Potential: Medium
  • Length: Early
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Light-Medium Oil
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: TLMTVBVSPPS
  • Product ID: 8272
  • Brand: Motiv
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls

Customer Reviews | 25 Customer Questions

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6/5/2021
By Tiger from Stone Mt. Ga.
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Continuous through the pins, benchmark ball and more versatile.

Cons:

No cons !!!!

Best Uses:

The house shot, first two games for shure, maybe three, it depends on your bowling style.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The venom shock is by far the best bowling ball ever, it delivers like it say it does I am going 2 m

Some time down and in is not my friend,so My style is to move to my left almost 90%of my time,you have to bowl your game,find your launch angle and zone .

11/13/2020
By Frank from White River Junction, Vermont
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is a great ball in my arsenal.

I use this ball for all 3 games. Right now I am at a 171 average. Ball speed is 16 mph, I am a stroker with a down and in shot.My last 3 weeks using this Venom Shock has seen my avg. climb 9 pins. I think that with this ball I can reclaim my 190 ave.. I am thinking of buying another one just in case something happens to this one. My wife say's she thinks this is my 300 game ball. She could be right.

11/1/2020
By rocket ron from cleveland, ohio
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

picked up my second venom shock great investment,

i am a big motiv fan, from perl urethane rebel tank,octane carbon,two venom shocks, and the purple/blue THRILL!! the motiv venom shock is my favorite ball, i am 66 years young two leagues a week and one practice session on fri. morn. right handed 14.5 lb. ball high 14 mph. love the game and motiv toys for some reason the motiv toys just fit my game perfect 190 average keep up the good work motiv, i plan on the new fatal motiv for christmas, that will make happy. thanks again motiv rocket ron.

9/28/2020
By KJ from Wichita,KS
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Nice range to throw and still carry, Smooth, Strong for a weak ball

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Venom shock

This ball is really great for house shot when the lanes are starting to transition but aren't dry enough to go to something more angular like a pearl. This ball in my opinion is the best game 2 ball. It's angular but smooth and reliable. 100% recommend this ball. I drilled mine pin above the ring finger and am excited to continue throwing it time and time again.

7/6/2020
By Brady from Anderson Indiana
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great ball, love it

Love this ball. I hooks later than I expected but overall, I love the ball and would recommend it. 10/10

11/1/2018
By Brandon from Dayton, OH
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pleasantly surprised

4 x 4 x 2
Ball is super clean with good movement at the back. Very surprised considered it is a solid. Was able to use the same break point all night, just moving further inside. Will be the first ball out of my bag on house or sport.

9/4/2018
By rocket ron from cleveland,ohio
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

i would buy again!

64 years young,right handed low 192 bowler low 15- high 14 mph ball speed, 14 pound venom shock light polish cover two league bowler love the game and motiv toys venom shock first toy out of the bag on fresh house shot good for 1 1/2 2 games rolls great hits like a runaway train really cracks the pins music to my ears LOL makes me feel good and young for a few hours third game bring out motiv octane carbon all bases covered. kicking butt taking names! LOL thanks MOTIV rocket ron

4/7/2018
By rocketron from cleveland,ohio
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

great toy yes i would strongly advise purchasing this ball

great ball on fresh house shot, first squad I am 64 years young ball hits like a jack hammer really cracks the pins makes bowling fun again old timers in senior league look on and ask what kind of ball it is , and some of the younger guys in my other mens league look on, I just tell them to get motivated, LOL PS my venom shock is 14.5 lbs. hits like 20 lbs. thanks motiv rocket ron

10/17/2017
By Cozz from Greenville, NY
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Fantastic Action and Power

I have been a Hammer-head for most of my life but a friend convinced me to look into MOTIV. I did a lot of research on the line of balls they offered and decided to try the Venom Shock. WOW!!!! I put a 70x40 @ 4" layout on it and this ball has amazing reaction when it gets to the dry. It hits with the perfect angle and with an amazing amount of power. My first game with the ball I threw my lifetime high of a 254. For a guy who does not bowl overly competitively I could not be happier. I think my new league arsenal is going to be MOTIV based. This ball is the perfect benchmark ball for me. I highly recommend this ball to anyone.

7/12/2017
By Big Mack from Las Vegas
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Fantastic

I love the fact that I don't need to put a lot of power to This ball if you hit your mark the ball will go down there and hit the pocket every time I Love This ball

7/17/2016
By Rand from Alexandria Virginia
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Smooth hook, Strong backend, Very versatile

Best Uses:

Broken down oil, Light to medium oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I would buy 3 copy's of this ball

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.

6/29/2016
By Shmay from Cinnaminson, NJ
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

great ball

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.

6/2/2016
By Tommy Boy from Port St Lucie , FL
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Venom Shock

Great bowling ball. Readonable price for all.

4/7/2016
By shorty from Elkhart
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The ball works very well. I purchased 15 LB ball.

I like the ball. it works really well

7/1/2014
By MOTIV_GURL Wendy Arnold from Houston, TX
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

MOTIV VENOM SHOCK

LANE CONDITION
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):modified house shot / house shot
Recommended Lane Condition: Light-Medium Oil
COMMENTS
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
Released:03/28/2014
Perfect Scale®:196.6
Performance:Advanced Performance(6)
RG:2.48
Differential:0.034
Flare Potential:Medium-Low
Breakpoint Shape:Smooth / Early Hook
Lane Condition:Medium-Light
Coverstock: Reactive Resin
Coverstock: Turmoil™ MFS Reactive
Factory Finish:4000 Grit Sanded
Core Type: Gear™
Color: Purple/Purple Solid with Orange/Green NeoMark™ Graphics
About Me
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.
Tilt 12
Axis 45
PAP 5 1/4 up 1/2 right
Layout for the ball drilled in the video below:
80 x 4 x 70
Wendy Arnold
MOTIV Staff

3/13/2014
By Mappa from Torrance, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

MOTIV Venom Shock - Smooth Operator!

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!
--Kevin Gallagher-
PBA Member
MOTIV Staff

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3/4/2014
By Mags from Detroit, MI
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

#Purpleball

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.
Mags
MOTIV/Turbo/Boom Apparel Staff Member

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Question:

Is it good for two handed bowling

2/21/2017 - By

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Hello! You can use any ball for two handed bowling. This will be a good ball for two handed bowling. It will really get it down the lanes.

2/23/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Do u have these in 13 lbs 5 oz

2/28/2017 - By

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Hi Fred. You can request for a 13 pound 5 ounce ball in the blue box that says "click to request pin/top weight", and we will let you know what we have in our warehouse after the order has been placed with the specifications.

2/28/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

can you apply abralon to this ball

6/8/2017 - By

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Hello Jason. Yes, you can use the abralon sanding pads on this ball.

6/8/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is it good for a back up bowler

2/12/2018 - By

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Yes, this is good for a backup bowler.

2/12/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Would this be a good spare ball

2/22/2018 - By

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This is a mid performance ball. Spare balls are made out of plastic/polyester coverstock and that is what you would need for a straight ball.

2/23/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Are these "First run" balls or "factory blems"?

2/20/2019 - By

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These will be first quality balls.

2/21/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Is this the original Venom Shock (has a darker colored cover stock) or is this the new Venom Shock (has a lighter colored cover stock)?

2/21/2019 - By

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This is the original Venom Shock. The Venom Shock Pearl will have the lighter colored coverstock.

2/21/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

I am looking for something that is as similar to the old Sapphire Zones. Would this Venom shock or the Pearl be more similar to the Sapphire??

3/10/2019 - By

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The newer balls today have made more advances compared to the older balls. The newer balls will be more aggressive. You may want to reach out to Brunswick direct if you want to know a comparison on the Sapphire balls, they may be able to find a more comparable ball.

3/11/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

What is a great ball for medium-high oil patterns in the venom series

4/9/2019 - By

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Unfortunately, in all of the Venom series, they will be for light to medium lane conditions.

4/10/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Which ball would give more length without over reacting this one or the cobra

5/5/2019 - By

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The Venom Cobra will have more length since it is a hybrid coverstock and the Venom Shock is a solid coverstock.

5/6/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Do you give up too much with a 13 pound ball versus a 14 pound ball?

9/20/2019 - By

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Motiv has the same weight block on the 13 and 14lbs weights so there is not a big drop off on performance. Of course the lighter you go in weight the less the ball will carry through the pocket so heavier usually hits the pins better.

9/25/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Can I get A 14lb

9/24/2019 - By

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We do have 14lbs in stock for this at this time so you can order 14lbs and we will ship this out.

9/25/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

I just bought this ball and I am straight ball bowler. Based on internet inquiry this ball is highly recommended for bowlers like me. Do you agree?

10/11/2019 - By

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It you bowl straight you could get a much less expensive spare ball that would go straight. This ball is designed to have hook potential so you are paying extra to have the hook potential on this ball. If you do not spin the ball or hook it then it will go straight but you are spending more money for features that you do not need.

10/11/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this a good ball for beginner bowlers like myself?

3/17/2020 - By

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Yes, this will work well for someone looking at their first performance ball. This works in medium to lighter oil conditions and it will not be such a drastic step up that it is hard to control. It helps you to get familiar with a performance ball and if later you needed to get something for heavier oil conditions then you can still have this option as a backup because at some point in the night the lanes will almost always get back to medium to light conditions and this would still be a great option then.

3/18/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

Would this ball be good for league nite and can it be used for med/heavy? I seen EJ Tacket rolled it on a bear pattern?

7/20/2020 - By

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It is very likely that at some point in the night during leagues this would be an excellent option. It is rated for medium to lighter oil so it may depend on how oily the lanes are to start the league night. You may need to start the night with something more suited to medium to heavier oil and then after a few games the lanes will have dried out some and you could transition to the Venom Shock to help in those later games.

7/21/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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This is ball a good ball for Two Handed bowling person

9/9/2020 - By

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Yes, this can be used by a two handed bowler. Typically two handed bowlers have higher revs so when this ball says it is good for light to medium oil, it may be better in medium oil only for someone with higher revs.

9/10/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does the 12 lb motiv Venom shock Boulevard have the same core as the 13 14 15 16

11/16/2020 - By

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Yes, Motiv keeps the same weight block throughout the different weights.

11/17/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I am interested in graduating from a straight ball all the time to a small hook at the end. Would the Venom Shock be a good ball?

12/20/2020 - By

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Yes, this ball would be good for someone looking to make a change from a straight ball to a ball with some hook potential. It is not going to be overly aggressive so you can still throw this fairly straight but if you get a lot of spin on your release then you could get a decent amount of hook potential from this ball.

12/30/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

when pre drilling, do I send you my spec sheet? And does the $39 include thumb switch grip and finger grips?

1/6/2021 - By

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When you are putting this item in your shopping cart it will take you to a drill sheet page for you to enter your measurements and drilling information. We do not currently offer Switch Grip options with our custom drilling. We have options to add finger inserts or a thumb slug but not switch grips.

1/8/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:

I have the Venom Recoil. How is the Venom Shock different?

2/10/2021 - By

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They are going to be very similar with only a small difference in hook potential. They will get very similar lengths because they have the same out of box finish but the Venom Recoil will have a slightly stronger backend and slightly stronger overall hook.

2/11/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is the core in the 11 12 and 13 14 the same

3/20/2021 - By

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Yes, on Motiv they use the same core through all of the weights

3/24/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would the Jackel Ghost and this Venom Shock be a great 1 2 punch for a League

3/26/2021 - By

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Yes, the Ghost would work well in heavier oil conditions and the Shock will give you more length and work better in medium and lighter oil conditions for the later games.

3/30/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have a villain scorn, and I love the strong backend reaction it has. Does the Venom shock have a strong backend?

3/26/2021 - By

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If you wanted a more angular backend like the Villain Scorn then you may prefer the Fatal Venom. It has a pearl cover similar to the Villain Scorn and polished finish to give you more length and more angle.

3/30/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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My release is straight (no attempt to spin it). I love the venom because of it's color and flat finish (it is flat, correct?) So will it roll straight if I don't apply a twist of my wrist or is it going to curve a bit anyway you throw it? Ignorant question, I know. Thanks,

4/17/2021 - By

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If you throw the ball straight without any spin then the ball will go straight. It will only curve if you spin the ball with the correct release.

4/20/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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HOW DOES THIS BALL COMPARE TO THE BLACK WIDOW

6/24/2021 - By

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The Venom Shock is a mid performance ball with a Symmetric weight block and it works in medium to lighter oil conditions. The Black Widow 2.0 is an upper mid performance ball with an Asymmetric weight block and it works in medium to heavy oil. They are both solid coverstocks but the Venom Shock is a little smoother finish so it will have a little more length before it reacts on the lane.

6/25/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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