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Venom Shock Pearl
Core Type: Symmetric
Factory Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.47 (15lb.)
Differential (DIFF): .034 (15lb.)
Core: Top Gear
Coverstock: Hexion MFP
PAP: 5.125 Over, 1.125 Up
I'm pleased to say that this ball is well deserving of bearing the Venom Shock name. As a huge fan of the OG Shock, I'm seeing the same predictability overall, but with a cleaner shape and a more angular bite.
A couple things with this ball: It’s significantly weaker than the OG Shock, so I’d recommend drilling it with a bigger val angle and stronger pin than your Shock if you are looking for a compliment. Also, at box finish, I found it to be a little bit hard to control on a THS, but it looked significantly better on some broken down PBA patterns. In comparison to the Octane Carbon, I found that it’s equally sharp, but a pinch weaker, but that could also be due to the stronger pin that I used with my Carbon, so that much is up for debate I suppose.
I ended up taking my VSP down to 3000 to make it a little more versatile for the house shots I bowl on most, but polish on this ball gives it a shape like no other ball in the current line. It looks like someone kicked it. All in all, I'm impressed, but not....Shocked...that Motiv hit another home run with this one.
Straight up love this ball. I it drilled pin up and to the right of my ring finger for a smooth hook. Used it last night on league shot 300 and threw 17 strikes in a row with it. Could have been more but my middle finger got hung in it on the 18th lol. But this goes deep rolls exactly like I wanted it to. its like a truck even on light pocket shots. I was a big fan of the venom shock. And the pearl lives up to its standards.
As a super high Revs cranker who bowls with 4 other lefties I needed a ball to snap thru the carry down after game 1 and boy did I find it. I threw this ball out of the box and never picked up another ball all night. Games 255, 277, 300 - 832 out of the box. During practice I left 5 pocket 8's thus I moved back 4 boards and never moved again. Going to buy a few more for future use. I am a Left Handed Full Roller and throw 19 to 21 mph depending on oil pattern.
I decided to put the pin in the middle finger. This ball is great and compliments the Shock very well. The pearl gets through the fronts cleanly and the backend reaction is very smooth. The continuation through the pins is great. If you have an opportunity to get the venom shock pearl jump on it. You will not be disappointed. This ball is great for any player and is great in a center with a lot of friction I’ve also had the chance to throw it on a short pattern. Read the lanes very well with minimal over/under.
The Venom Shock Pearl is the latest release from MOTIV Bowling. It brings together the Top Gear core at the Hexion Cover makes a great compliment to the original Shock and is a great piece for medium conditions. With the Top Gear core and the Pearl Hexion Cover, the Venom Shock Pearl provides easy length when there is friction on the lanes and has tremendous angular backend through the pins. If you loved the original Venom Shock, and honestly who wouldn’t, then the Venom Shock Pearl is for you.
Weight Block Top Gear
Cover Stock Hexion MFP Pearl
Finish 5500 Grit LSP
When it was first announce that MOTIV was coming out with the Venom Shock Pearl, I couldn’t wait to punch up and boy it did not disappoint. The VSP is such a great piece in my bag because it’s the first ball out of my bag for league. Where I bowl, there is a lot of friction down lane with lots of backend and I need something that will get me down lane without losing the pocket and the VSP gives that to me. With the original Shock and along with the Lethal Paranoia, I got a great league line up and I think MOTIV fans will love this piece just as much as I do. Medium to higher rev players will love the VSP because it’s great to get down lane and lots of backend that just destroys pins. Lower rev players will love the VSP because when the Shock becomes a little too much, switching to the VSP will keep them in their comfort zone.
Likes: Easy length; Lots of backend; Continuation like no other.
I recommend the Venom Shock Pearl for all types of bowlers.
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