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. 02/27/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From Dade City, Florida
    Rating 5.0

    First MOTIV ball I bought. Such a great ball. Hooks from anywhere! Really controllable and very predictable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 02/25/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From Kansas City, Kansas
    Rating 5.0

    Great ball I bought used and it creates great pin action

  3. 02/24/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From Springfield, Missouri
    About Me 24-year-old female two handed left-handed bowler.
    Rating 5.0
    Smooth and Strong!

    I bought a 15lbs Black Venom to use after my Pride Dynasty starts to hooks too much in League bowling. I just bowled on the PBA Amleto Monacelli oil pattern right after having the ball drilled and got a 196! This ball will definitely have a spot in my bag ?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 01/04/2024
    Product Black Venom
    From Baltimore, MD
    About Me League/Tournament bowler (2 Handed)
    Rating 5.0
    Black Venom is a BEAST

    With the Blue Coral Venom being my all time favorite ball and the Venom line in general being my favorite, I knew I needed this added to my arsenal. Right out of the box, this thing was a monster. Similar yet different than my Blue Coral and that's just what I needed. Motiv, keep bringing the HEAT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 12/20/2023
    Product Black Venom
    From Chester, IL
    Rating 5.0
    Great ball

    Awesome ball. Clean. Hits hard. Versatile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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