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.

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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 45 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 09/16/2023
    Product Black Venom
    From Saint Marys, pa
    About Me I am a league bowler with ball speed approximately 18mph and approximately 400 rev.
    Rating 5.0
    Thunderous explosion!!!

    The Black Venom is a very smooth ball, and as most Motiv balls do it just crushes the pins. I’ve got to say Motiv hit it out of the park with ball.
    Always motiv8ed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 09/08/2023
    Product Black Venom
    From Wasilla ak
    About Me I’m a 210 avg bowler.
    Rating 5.0
    Absolutely love this ball!!!

    This was my first Motiv ball. Game 1 out of the box 278. This ball gets through the lane clean with fantastic mid lane shape and packs a punch!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 09/08/2023
    Product Black Venom
    From California
    Rating 5.0
    So smooth

    Honestly I can't really decide which ball I like better between this and the Ghost. I don't have my hands on the Dynasty yet either

    This ball can get you through 3 games of league by itself. You can play outside, inside, down the middle. Very versatile and cracks pins and who doesn't like the classic look of a black ball?!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 09/07/2023
    Product Black Venom
    From Columbus, Ohio
    Rating 5.0
    Just incredible

    The Black Venom is a must have.. just destroys pins. Has a permanent spot in my bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 09/07/2023
    Product Black Venom
    From Verona, NY
    About Me Average league bowler with passion for the game
    Rating 5.0
    I can’t believe what I seen

    My first thought on this ball was ok… not bad at all. During practice I knew the lanes would be different from league. Then I got to use it Tuesday during league and thought wow! This ball is smooth, predictable, and hits like my Venom Shock. This is probably one of the smoothest balls outside of urethane I have ever thrown. This may be going forward my benchmark. I seriously couldn’t believe how well this ball rolled

    I would recommend this to a friend

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