Black Venom

Item Number: MTVBVMDRK

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Introducing the Black Venom™, a bold upgrade to the already incredible Venom™ line. This uncompromising new addition features the latest Leverage™ cover technology from the Jackal Ambush, modified for maximum performance on moderate oil volume.  Pairing this new Leverage™ MFS Solid Reactive cover with the Gear™ APG core creates earlier read and unstoppable traction when attacking light-medium oil lane conditions.

The cover stock on the Venom™ Shock has been the gold standard for benchmark performance since its release nine years ago.  As oil volumes have increased over time, the Venom™ Shock appears more angular, so it’s time to take things to the next level.  Upgrading to Leverage MFS technology means the Black Venom has more bite and a smoother motion on the lane, giving you the upper hand when maximum traction is what you need.

At the core of the Black Venom you’ll find the Gear™ APG.  Originally developed to overcome the loss of weight holes in sanctioned play, it’s a uniquely low RG / low differential asymmetric core that delivers performance beyond its price point.  With versatile drilling options, you can create many shapes on the lane with just this one Gear APG core. 


  • Speed Dominant Bowlers - For bowlers who have always wanted a Venom™, but the previous releases have been too weak or condition specific, the Black Venom™ is ideal. The Black Venom™ is a modern adaptation of the original Venom™ Shock, meaning that it is now stronger and smoother. This should make the Black Venom™ the perfect Venom™ for people too speed dominant for its predecessors.
  • Balanced Bowlers - Bowlers with balanced speed to rev rate ratios will find incredible versatility from the Black Venom™. As in the Venom™ Shock, the real magic in the Black Venom™ is the ability to use it on a multitude of conditions and from shallow to steep angles.
  • Rev Dominant Bowlers - The Black Venom™ is the ideal benchmark ball for a rev dominant bowler. All bowlers need a ball to use as a lane reader that is right in the middle of their arsenal and can be used on most conditions. The moderate strength Leverage™ MFS Solid Reactive paired with such a low differential (.036) in the Gear™ APG is perfect for Rev Dominant bowlers.

Tip: Check with your local pro shop for the best prices. 

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  • Weight BlockGear™ APG Asymmetric
  • Cover StockLeverage™ MFS Solid Reactive
  • Finish4000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length40
  • Backend65
  • Hook58
  • 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 66 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 02/24/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From Rockaway, NJ
    Rating 5.0
    The Best Benchmark Ball

    I got this ball after not bowling for ~5 years. Previously, I had thrown (and loved) Motiv products like the Venom Shock, Jackal LE, Paranoia, and more. This ball helped me get back into bowling like I had never left. I would recommend this as a benchmark ball to anyone, you need it in your bag!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 07/06/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From Malaysia, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu
    About Me Two handed bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Very versatile bowling ball! :D

    This ball is so versatile. I can use it in any lane condition no matter how you throw it. Very predictable, big hook, strong carry through pins. My average from 115 to 170, really changes my game! Highly recommended for anyone. I'm sure you will be proud of it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 07/05/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From Buena Park
    Rating 5.0
    Great benchmark ball

    This is my first Motiv ball and I love it. I would highly recommend this versatile ball to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 07/03/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From minooka illinois
    Rating 5.0
    Black venom

    This is my favorite ball of all time and i love the smooth angle it has into the pocket. i threw my highest game with it and always have loved it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 04/09/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From Watertown wi
    About Me 1 handed speed dominant
    Rating 5.0
    Black Venom

    This ball is such a good benchmark shape being sharp but also smooth it made my average go from 159 to 186

    I would recommend this to a friend

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