Primal Shock

Item Number: MTVBPRSHK

$219.9997 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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  1. 12/05/2023
    Product Primal Shock
    From Wilmington, NC
    Rating 5.0
    Primal Shock is a BEAST

    This bowling ball is absolutely amazing, I travel in multiple leagues and tournament settings and I have not found a lane this ball does not perform exceptionally well on. I have shot 2 300's with it just a few days apart and I know I can trust it to keep on rolling strong at every house I take it to. Phenomenal versatility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 12/05/2023
    Product Primal Shock
    From Montreal, Quebec
    Rating 4.0
    Primal Shock

    Very good ball but sometimes a little unpredictable. At the end of the day, would still recommend to someone and could be a staple for most people!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 12/04/2023
    Product Primal Shock
    From Wadsworth, Ohio
    Rating 5.0
    Everyone should have this in their bag.

    This is probably the best ball I’ve thrown in the Motiv lineup. I was able to throw many different lines with this ball and it always continued through the pins.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 12/04/2023
    Product Primal Shock
    From Billings, MT
    About Me League & Local Tournament Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Beat Ball in the Arsenal!

    This ball is amazing! It is my go-to just about everywhere. Fist ball out of the bag on league nights, and always in the tournament bag. If you don't have one, get one!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 11/11/2023
    Product Primal Shock
    From Vilnius, Lithuania
    About Me 17-18 MPH, 550-600RPM
    Rating 5.0

    Super versatile. I've thrown this ball anywhere from 2nd to 7th arrow and it works wonders.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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