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The Venom Recoil features the all new Gear APG core and is the first asymmetric ball in the Venom line! It comes wrapped in the Coercion MFS Reactive coverstock that is also found on the Villain and T10, two balls that are a must in my bag. I drilled the Recoil with the same layout as my OG Shock, pin under ring. I was looking for the Recoil to read the lanes and give me a smoother reaction off the spot.
My first practice session with this ball went very well. I threw the first 7 out the gate before leaving an 8 pin. The ball definitely reminds me of my T10, but allows me to get a little deeper. I compared it with my pin up T10 and I was about 4 & 2 left off my T10 line. The second session with the Recoil was during my film session where I compared it with the OG Shock and VSP. The lanes had a left over house shot from open play. Compared to the Recoil, I was about 2 & 2 right with my OG Shock, and about 4 & 2 right with my VSP. I definitely felt comfortable moving more left with the Recoil as it read the lanes well and was able to come back stronger on shots that went too far out.
As with most of the Venom line, the Recoil will make an excellent benchmark ball that will help tell you what the lanes are giving you. Once it starts to lose energy, you can easily switch to a VSP and stay in the same general area.
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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!!!