Venom Recoil

Item Number: MTVBVROOS

$179.9922 Read Reviews


The Venom line is getting a power upgrade with the new Venom Recoil. This is the first asymmetric Venom ever released by MOTIV and it features the new Gear APG (Asymmetric Performance Gain) weight block.

Because the balance-hole rule has changed, MOTIV created the asymmetric Gear APG weight block to give ball drillers more layout versatility when no balance-hole is used.

The original Venom Shock provides incredible performance at a very affordable price and this new asymmetric Venom Recoil is no different. This ball offers massive value!

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  • Weight BlockGear™ APG
  • Cover StockCoercion™ MFS Reactive
  • Finish4000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length14
  • Backend17
  • Hook53
  • Flare Potential3"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .032Int. Differential .011
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.47Max Differential .036Int. Differential .013
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.50Max Differential .033Int. Differential .012
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.56Max Differential .028Int. Differential .009
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.63Max Differential .020Int. Differential .007
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 22 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 04/16/2019
    Product Venom Recoil
    From Clayton, NC
    Rating 5.0
    Venom Recoil

    With the latest Venom release, we have the Venom Recoil. This is the first asymmetric release in the Venom line. With that, we now have a little stronger asymmetric core to battle those medium to light oil volume lanes. This allows me to open up my angles just a touch over the original Venom Shock with the exact same layout. I do not think that this ball is stronger than a shock by more than a board or 2, but the extra umph off of the spot is enough to chop those flat 10's that I get when the Shock has to use too much angle through the back part of the lane. I will note that with a slight surface tweak down to 2000 has allowed this ball to be a staple in my medium volume arsenal of both sport and house shots.

    Note- layout is 70*5*30

    Motiv Staff
    Elliott Askey

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 04/15/2019
    Product Venom Recoil
    From Buford,GA
    About Me Motiv Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Great compliment to a legend

    Drilled my venom recoil exactly like my shock 40x4 3/4 x40.
    So this ball was exactly what you're looking for if you need something earlier than your shock. It reads the front of the lanes a few
    feet earlier than the shock and still covers the same amount of boards as the shock. Just like the shock has always been a lot of bang for your buck, this recoil is as well. Follow me on Facebook and watch the new release go down the lane each week.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 03/29/2019
    Product Venom Recoil
    From Wichita, Kansas
    About Me Head Coach of the Valley Center High School Bowling Team (The Rollin' Swarm)
    Rating 5.0
    Wicked Awesome!

    Okay, kids: Lesson number 1: When you throw a good shot, it's ALL coaching------and when you throw a bad shot, BLAME THE BALL! Sorry folks, you can't use that line any more (except the good coaching part!)

    The engineers at Motiv reached bowling's precipice with this pin disintegrating serpent! After getting my pre-order on, I endured two months of arduous torture watching E.J. and Dick THB leave this player on the bench in favor of the Recoil's Senior: The Shock. PUT ME IN, COACH! And then a sound sweeter than the cries of my newborn daughter: A call from my local pro shop.

    One pin-centered-under-the bridge drilling and some playing-partner trash talk later, I ventured out on the lanes, and played alright--if "alright" is a synonym for "Eight consecutive strikes and a new personal record." Out of the box. Game 1. 259. GAME 1. Juego UNO!

    More gratifying than the fact that I'll enter next season with an infinitesimal hope of beating some of my varsity players, is the solidarity of knowing that this ball is truly one of the best teaching/learning tools in the game. The juxtaposing orange and black color scheme makes it easy for a bowler to track their rotation and learn from mistakes.

    I hope the other 6 balls in my arsenal opened a Roth IRA because this ball may just send them all into retirement!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 03/27/2019
    Product Venom Recoil
    From Jacksonville FL
    About Me Age 16, Motiv Thrower, Youth bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Motiv Venom Recoil = AMAZING!!

    I just got this ball on the 25th, and threw it for the first time today, and all I can say is WOW!! This ball offers so much continuation and has MASSIVE power in the backend. The first words that came out of my mouth after I threw it were “Holy crap!” It’s impressive when you see how much power and energy it stores and unleashes on the pins!! Thank you Motiv, I love your products so much!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 03/27/2019
    Product Venom Recoil
    From Coral Springs, FL
    About Me PBA Regional Champion, Former College PotY & National Sport Bowling High Average Champion
    Rating 5.0
    MOTIV Venom Recoil is the ultimate value for the price!

    The Venom Series has been in MOTIV's line for a while now, and for good reason. Bowlers like power and they like consistency, but most importantly they want a ball that's dependable. They want to know that you can pull out a ball whenever lanes get tricky or you just can't figure them out and find a way to strike. The Venom series has been extremely successful in giving bowlers all of these things, and for a very affordable price.

    The one thing, however, that we've never been able to get from the Venom series is an Asymmetric ball. All of the Venoms throughout the years have been Symmetric balls.

    Until now.

    The Venom Recoil takes the great Venom core and tweaks it a little to make it into an Asymmetric ball. This means that you get all the benefits of a high-end Asymmetric ball - it reads the pattern earlier and makes a more defined move to the pocket) but you still get that high-end type reaction in a midline ball. The Venom Recoil won't break your budget, and that's definitely a plus!

    If you want the value of a ball in the Venom series but just need a bit more hook or a little earlier reaction, or maybe just a littl emore kick to get those pesky 10-pins out, definitely consider this ball!

    Here are two videos I made showing this ball and comparisons to other balls in the line:
    5-minute video with detailed commentary, ball comparisons & analysis:
    2-minute "Teaser" video with comparisons but no commentary:

    Jeff Piroozshad
    MOTIV Staffer
    South Florida

    I would recommend this to a friend


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