Have you got a chance to throw it side by side with the GTI to see any comparison between the two? And where you would fit that in terms of length on the lanes with the Raptor and Primal Scream? I've been watching a bowler use his Venom Strike lately and he said it's seems stronger than his Raptor with the same layouts and surface.
I have thrown both side by side.The GTI has more backend motion.While the Venom starts up earlier because of the
solid cover.The GT1 works great for me when the lanes are open.
The ball gives me a lot of backend motion off the dry.While the
Venom seems to be a bit milder at the back.
The GT1 Would fit nicely between the Raptor P7 and the Primal scream.I do believe that the Venom Strike is a strong early
rolling ball,but without a big backend motion.The Venom's
early roll is really a plus on flatter medium length patterns,it helps control the backend.