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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
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.
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 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!!!
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.
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZhLaUySNAo
2-minute "Teaser" video with comparisons but no commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WrZWOdXfPw