Primal Shock

Item Number: MTVBPRSHK

$219.99103 Read Reviews


The most sought after crossover in MOTIV® history is here with the introduction of the Primal™ Shock! Combining two of MOTIV®’s greatest releases, the Primal Rage and Venom Shock, the Primal Shock takes the best of both balls to create something truly special. Turmoil MFS cover technology from the Venom Shock and the Impulse V2 core from the Primal Rage combine to provide strong mid-lane traction with plenty of angle down lane. The Primal Shock dominates medium to heavy oil conditions, offering a vast array of options to attack the lanes. This is a can’t miss combination that bowlers have been asking for since 2013!

Turmoil MFS technology has been a benchmark for MOTIV, providing moderate mid-lane traction with plenty of down lane motion. Featured in the longest running MOTIV ball of all time, the Venom Shock, this cover perfectly balances control and aggression. This is the pinnacle of benchmark ball motion.

The Primal Shock takes the ultimate benchmark ball motion found in the Venom Shock and amps up performance by pairing it with the strong Impulse V2 core found in the Primal Rage. This core creates incredibly strong down-lane motion and marks a significant upgrade in overall core strength from the Gear core found in the Venom Shock. When paired with the Turmoil MFS cover, the result is a medium-heavy and moderately angular monster that is a must have in every bag.


  • Speed Dominant Bowlers - Many speed dominant bowlers are unable to use balls with differentials as low as the Venom Shock. A more dynamic core allows these bowlers to use the same cover stock, but with a motion that suits them. The Primal Shock will be a moderately angular complement to a speed dominant bowler’s benchmark ball. This will be an outstanding first transition ball for bowlers with excessive speed or lower rev rates.
  • Balanced Bowlers - The Venom Shock is a balanced bowler’s dream. It’s been the benchmark ball for those bowlers for years now and will continue to be. Over the years, many balanced bowlers have said that they’d like a more angular Venom Shock and one that could create more down lane motion. The Primal Shock is that ball.
  • Rev Dominant Bowlers - The highest rev rate and lowest speed bowlers will use the Primal Shock on fresh oil and high volume patterns when they need to create some angle. Before the rev dominant players can get all the way into the angular pearls, a Primal Shock will allow for easy mid-lane read and moderate angle to start opening up their angles on transitioning lanes.

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

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  • Weight BlockImpulse™ V2 Symmetric
  • Cover StockTurmoil™ MFS Solid Reactive
  • Finish4000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length72
  • Backend84
  • Hook70
  • Flare Potential5"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.54Max Differential .049
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.55Max Differential .050
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.56Max Differential .054
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.60Max Differential .055
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.67Max Differential .040
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 103 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 04/28/2024
    Product Primal Shock
    From Phoenix, Arizona
    About Me I’m 63 years old been bowling for 51 years Averaging in the 190s
    Rating 5.0
    Great ball

    I bought my Primal four months ago was averaging in the low 180s which is not good for me But was coming back from an injury that took me out of bowling for 14 weeks. Over the last eight weeks I have been averaging 212. The ball hits like a tank I can swing it or tug it and it holds. Great bowling ball. I love using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 04/27/2024
    Product Primal Shock
    From Severn, MD
    About Me avid bowler and golfer
    Rating 5.0
    Everything I wanted and more...

    I am a long time fan of the Venom Shock. I've been throwing the Venom Shock regularly since 2018. When this ball released, it peaked my interest because the cover on the Venom Shock is so versatile and seemed to match up well with me, but I was a little hesitant to grab it since I didn't use my Primal Rage LE very much. I decided that I needed to add a bowling ball with a bigger backend motion to combat oil carry down. The reviews on the Primal Shock have been so positive that I decided to go ahead and get one drilled up. This ball is absolutely fantastic. I left it at the factory surface setting, and it glides through the front part of the lane and makes a big motion off the breakpoint. Carry has been excellent and it's giving me the exact motion I need when my T10, Pride Dynasty, or Venom Shock aren't enough on the back end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 02/29/2024
    Product Primal Shock
    From Hobart, IN
    About Me I bowled as a kid and stopped around 21, got back into bowling at 45. I bowl only 1 league but sub in 2 others. I average about 180 currently.
    Rating 5.0
    Forgiving when I miss

    My buddy was part owner of a pro-shop and had a deal with Motiv, so he always had the newest ball drilled for him. Our spans aren't quite the same but I could throw his equipment. I feel in love with his Forge Flare and his Iron Forge and those were my go to bowling balls.
    I finally decided to buy my own gear and have a ball drilled for my bigger span. I choose the Primal because it was between the two Forge's I loved.
    What a great choice. Recently, I moved my starting shot game one to get the ball in the oil more on advice from a friend who is a great bowler. To my shock the Primal came to life. In my last 8 series, I have shot over 590 every time with 5 600's.
    Again, I am a 540 series bowler. I am not consistent with my shot, but the Primal allows me to miss my mark right and still drives hard and finishes strong.
    My last 6 games included a 257, 242, 232, 200.
    It's definetly the ball!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 02/20/2024
    Product Primal Shock
    From Dowagiac, Michigan
    About Me I'm a 36 year old mail carrier I've been bowling since I was about 5 I love bowling I roll on 4 leagues averaging around a 200
    Rating 5.0
    Best ball I have had in a long time

    I got the Primal for state bowling and after the first game rolling, it quickly became my go to ball the mobility I have with this ball and easy adjustments I can make to continue to use it on any kind of oil is amazing by far my favorite ball I have ever owned still searching for my 300 with it I know it will come soon.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 01/20/2024
    Product Primal Shock
    From N. Olmsted, Ohio
    About Me League and competition bowler
    Rating 5.0
    815 Series

    The Primal Shock has a smooth roll and predictable breakpoint and continuous back end through the pins. Last week in leagues I shot 279, 247, 257 for 783 series, this week I shot a 279, 299, 237 for 815 series, my first 800!! There is no stopping this ball once you roll it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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