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When getting this Horizon in yours hands you won’t be disappointed one bit. If you are looking for down lane angularity the new Motiv Bowling Trident Horizon is the ball you want in your hand. The asymmetric sidewinder core paired with the hybrid coercion MXC cover just turns this baby sideways off the friction giving you that power your son used to from every Motiv release. The Horizon is going to be such a versatile piece on a variety of shots for a variety of bowling styles. To top it off it’s such a beautiful looking ball as well. Perfect for the shooters who use the color variations to read their rotation. Yet another great addition to the ball chart by the best bowling company in bowling. Motiv keeps on raising the bar with every single release.
55 x 5” x 35
Popping performance and colors? The Trident Horizon certainly grabs attention on the lanes with both its color scheme and outstanding performance on medium-heavy to medium conditions. The new Coercion MXC Hybrid Reactive coverstock, finished at 4000-grit LSS, wrapped around the asymmetric Sidewinder core (2.52 RG, .049 Differential, .013 Intermediate Differential), creates a versatile ball reaction that has shown me it can excel on straighter, fresher lines as well as deeper, burnt-track lines.
Based upon the strength of the cover, I laid my Horizon out to push a but further down the lane and retain more energy for a more pronounced backend motion since the house I typically bowl in has a medium volume shot. Even with this ‘weaker’ layout, this ball has plenty of teeth to bite through the oil and create the traction needed to throw it on the fresh. Getting through the heads is easy thanks to the Sidewinder core, the Coercion MXC coverstock digs to find midlane friction, and these two forces combined unleash a quick, powerful backend motion that creates forgiveness at the spot which, in turn, opens up the pocket to throw pins for exceptional carry potential. In any given night of practice or league I have started as far right as laydown-10/cross-8 and have continued through laydown-30/cross-22. This versatility has given me stability within my arsenal which has allowed me to stay above my competitors when the transition happens. By being able to both create friction and then get left and use the friction, the Horizon has allowed me to make consistent moves and stay more comfortable as the night progressed compared to others who have to switch their equipment as early as frame six of the block. While the coverstock is in the same family as the Jackal Legacy and the Forge Flare, this ball is significantly cleaner and quicker therefore you can have confidence having either of those balls along with the Horizon to create a strong one-two punch for those fresher oil conditions.
I truly believe the Trident Horizon is one of the best medium-heavy balls on the market today, both in reaction and in looks (to be honest, blue and pink has always scored for me). The versatility of the angles you can create with a single layout is impressive in-and-of itself, let alone what could be accomplished with surface changes as well, which makes this a special release that could have a home on the MOTIV ball chart for some time.
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The Trident is the latest release in the MOTIV Bowling product line. This Hybrid monster will be the first ball out of your bag at any event and will dominate the lanes in that event. The new Trident Horizon brings together the Hybrid Coercion MXC cover stock, the solid version of this cover stock can be found on the Forge Flare, and we wrap it around the sidewinder core. This wow combination gives the bowlers an option that can dig through the oil but can still give you retainable energy down lane that can clear the fronts much easier than any other bowling ball in that category. IF you want something that is going to be the first ball out of your bag and can throw it on anything then get the Trident Horizon at your local pro shop today.
Weight Block Sidewinder Asymmetric
Cover Stock Coercion MXC Hybrid Reactive
Finish 4000 Grit LSS
The Trident Horizon this the first ball in an awfully long time that it’s the first ball out of my bag at anything I bowl. First time throwing it, it gave me the wow reaction that I haven’t seen in some time. I feel I can throw this piece on any condition and have success and I have had some mild success in the events that I have bowled since this ball has been in my bag. All types of bowlers need to have this bowling ball in their bag because while it is a big piece, I feel that it can be thrown on anything and it won’t give the pocket away and people don’t have to get out of their comfort zone in order to throw it especially with the finish the Horizon comes out of the box with.
Likes: Versatile; Strong down lane motion; continuation through the pins.
I recommend this bowling ball for all types of bowlers.
MOTIV Staff Player,
Well this ball has Motiv's sidewinder core in it and that's exactly what it does.
I am extremely stoked about this one. The all new Trident Horizon is a great piece to have in your arsenal when you need to open the lanes up.
This has been a great go to ball after the Forge Flare is too much ball or starts to read too early and need to go to something that will be clean but still strong enough to eat through the oil.
I think what has most impressed me so far is just how angular this ball is for an asymmetric. But with Motiv has done such an amazing job developing the new Coercion Hybrid reactive cover technology it makes sense that this ball has this much angularity. This ball will be with me everywhere I go regardless of any pattern. A must have.
I was pleasantly surprised with the new Trident Horizon. First things first, I did not get along with the Trident Nemesis; tried two of them and drilled each one multiple times they just never matched up. With that being said, apparently cover stock everything with the Sidewinder Core. The new MXC Hybrid is fantastic, good mid lane with a controlled motion through the pins. No tricks or cover changes needed this ball fits directly between the Flare and the Fire. When the Flare digs too early and the Fire is just a bit too clean and responsive the Horizon is the Ticket.