Venom Shock

Item Number: MTVBVSPPS

$169.9957 Read Reviews

The new solid purple Venom Shock produces a violent reaction on light to medium oil conditions.  It attacks the lane with the proven Gear™ weight block and new cover technology – Turmoil™ MFS (Medium Friction Solid) Reactive, which is a modified version of the more aggressive shell featured on the Covert Revolt.  This core and cover combination provides a smooth yet angular backend motion that strikes with devastating continuation.   

As far as shelf appeal, the Venom Shock does not disappoint.  The vibrant orange logo really pops off the purple shell.  And, for those that are into glow-in-the-dark bowling, the logos on the ball glow orange and green. 

The Venom Shock really does have it all – performance, looks, and a great price point.  The most shocking thing about this ball may be that you get such outstanding performance at such an affordable price! 

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Specifications

  • Weight BlockGear
  • Cover StockTurmoil MFS
  • Finish4000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length14.0
  • Backend16.5
  • Hook50.0
  • Flare Potential3"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .031
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .034
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.52Max Differential .029
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.58Max Differential .023
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.65Max Differential .016
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Reviews 4.9 (Based on 57 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 03/27/2020
    Product Venom Shock
    From California City, CA
    About Me Dedicated bowler/ball driller
    Rating 5.0
    Smooth in oil/ mean in the dry

    Yes, this is a smooth ball when there's a glob of oil on the lane that goes 35 to 40 down it.
    Another yes, it still hooks. A lot. In fact it hooks a lot more than expected.
    My pap is 4 3/4"> x 5/8"^. Axis rotation is 15° and axis tilt is 10°^. Those measurements were taken off a venom cobra drilled 4" x 20°. The pin is up and out right. I will use this ball as a comparison.
    Venom shock was drilled 5" x 20°. Pin about 5/8" above fingers with slightly more middle than ring.
    This is what i refer to as a good skid/flip ball. The ball flared 2" in the oil. I am not making that up. And in the dry it flared over 6". Again, i am not making that up. What this means is the ball is looking for friction because it wont create it in the midlane while reading it. And when and where it finds friction, it's gonna show you. Clear as day. So it loves oil to keep the ball clean and smooth for about 30 40 ft, and it really loves friction and the dry area of the lane. Possibly one of the strongest mid range balls i ever rolled off friction.
    Now compared to the venom cobra.
    Yes, there is a whole inch in pin distance to pap.
    But these are also two different balls. 2 different cores 2 different covers. The venom cobra flared a max 3" in oil and flared about 5 1/2" in the dry. Both balls had no problem reaching the break point on the same line. Response off the friction was milder with the cobra. While the shock's response was quicker and more deliberate which resulted in less potential deflection than the cobra in the pocket. If the venom cobra is too weak in the pocket but i want to keep the same line i can with the shock (give or take two boards in). Its a great companion ball for wet dry and short oil with the cobra. Or even with the shock pearl or even the ripcord. This ball is capable of filling lots of slots in a bowlers arsenal. Remember this ball loves friction. Once friction shows its ugly face on tougher patterns, immediately start using this ball. Find just enough oil inside so you can chase the oil in a little at a time and without sacrificing angle back to the pocket because of what it does when put in friction.

    Example: I bowled a trios tournament with this exact venom shock. Lined up just right of 20 a bit at the arrows. And snapping hard anywhere from 8 board and out from the start. (Clearly a house pattern). Over the course of four games across 8 lanes with 6 people to a pair each, i moved my feet left 12 boards. My line at finish was inside 25 at the arrows and i chased the breakpoint in to the 9 10 11 area. However with the angle it mysteriously creates my breakpoint seemed irrelevant. I could have missed to 4 board and beyond and the ball wouldn't care on a house shot.
    Final results i averaged 241 for a whole day. In slow motion video, I watched the pin on the ball 40ft down lay the core on its side from center left to dead left in two full rotations. That's got to be the fastest I've ever seen a ball do that.
    I love the ball but i think there's more to it than what people rated it as. One of the most versatile skid flips I've seen in a very long time.
    Buy one and you won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 03/09/2020
    Product Venom Shock
    From Urbandale Iowa
    About Me Retired 35 year+ absence from bowling
    Rating 5.0
    2nd Venom Shock

    As the heading says my second Venom Shock. I love the fact that you can play the shim or float it through the oil or polish it and play straighter with the Shock. This continues to be one of the most versatile balls that Motiv has in their lineup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 02/27/2020
    Product Venom Shock
    From Lake Katrine, NY
    About Me I'm retired Military who enjoys bowling leagues a couple nights a week with my wife and son.
    Rating 5.0
    Go to Ball

    I like everything about this ball. I can play down the boards, add some boards if need be. It is very smooth, rolls great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 02/27/2020
    Product Venom Shock
    From Cedar Bluff, VA
    Rating 5.0
    LOVE this ball!

    I just got this ball for my birthday and it is now the first ball out of my bag. Love the reaction I get when it hits the pins and I think it is beautiful going down the lane!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 02/15/2020
    Product Venom Shock
    From East haven Connecticut
    Rating 5.0
    Venom Shock

    Motiv's Venom Shock is a must for any serious bowler, or even a league bowler just looking to have fun. The Venom Shock is a staple in the Motiv family, just as the Hy-Road is with Storm. There is a reason why this ball is still on production all these years later. For tournaments, this ball is first out of my bag. It doesn't read to early for me, and it doesn't go to long. I'm a lefty with avg speed and between 350- 450 revs. This ball reads the mid lane perfectly and goes through the pins like it weighs 100lbs!!! The continuation and hitting power is amazing, considering this ball came out in 2014, and is still in production, and is consistently being used by the pros on staff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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