Venom EXJ

Item Number: MTVBVIPVM

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The Venom Shock – a name synonymous with the prowess of EJ Tackett, a titan of the bowling world. And what better way to honor his legendary 2023 Player of the Year season than with a ball bearing his name? Enter the Venom ExJ, a powerhouse of a ball is poised to dominate the lanes like never before, delivering unmatched strength and control when it matters most!

The original Venom Shock's Turmoil coverstock remains a timeless choice for those medium-dry lanes, but there are times when you need to kick it up a notch on fresher or slicker surfaces.  Enter the Turmoil MXC Solid Reactive coverstock, harnessing technology from the Evoke and Forge Flare but on a more subdued cover base. With the Duramax additive sealing the deal, the Venom ExJ promises to seamlessly integrate into your lineup, offering a significant upgrade from the Venom Shock or standing tall as your benchmark ball.

The Gear Core has long been the gold standard for low rg / low differential cores. Its versatility and unwavering performance set it leagues apart from its counterparts. Now, with the Venom ExJ, we're taking the same core that powered the Venom Shock and Hyper Venom and pairing it with a significantly stronger coverstock.  Bowlers can now confidently wield Venoms in even more situations, unleashing their full potential on the lanes.

Prepare to unleash the full force of EJ Tackett's legacy with the Venom ExJ. It's time to step onto the lanes and rewrite the history books!

When to use

Speed Dominant:  Bowlers with a great deal of speed relative to their rev rate will find the Venom ExJ useful likely in the place where most balanced bowlers use the Venom Shock.  The earlier and smoother coverstock will allow speed dominant bowlers to throw a Venom when the Venom Shock would be too clean or weak. 

Balanced: For balanced bowlers the Venom ExJ is a benchmark ball, offering a smooth and controllable motion on medium-dry to medium-heavy conditions.  The greatest distinction between the Venom Shock and the ExJ Venom is that the ExJ is earlier and smoother, making it easier to use as a benchmark but less suited for creating steep angles. 

Rev Dominant: Crankers will use the Venom ExJ on heavier oil fresh patterns.  The traction in the oil along with the fast spinning and stable Gear core makes the Venom ExJ great for rev dominant players to use this one more than any previous Venom. 

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  • Weight BlockGear™ Symmetrical
  • Cover StockTurmoil™ MXC Solid Reactive
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length55
  • Backend65
  • Hook70
  • 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 5.0 (Based on 13 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 07/03/2024
    Product Venom EXJ
    From Kingsville, Missouri
    About Me Right handed, speed 18 mph, rev rate 425, old school bowler
    Rating 5.0
    VENOM EXJ My First Motiv Ball

    After taking a 15 year break in the game due to some injuries, I am back and my first ball is a MOTIV! I am so glad I picked Motiv, not only are they an American Co, they make their stuff here in America.

    So, let's get started. I went with the VENOM EXJ for several reasons, I like the idea of having a commemorative ball based on an already proven product and the thousands of reviews for the Venom Shock.

    As my first Motiv ball, I can say that the Venom EXJ is truly a "benchmark ball" I have not seen a ball from any other Mfg that acts like the EXJ. I can place my feet from the 20 board to the 35 board and easily play anywhere from the 1st through the 4th arrow. My first 3 games were 233, 189, 233 . People around you know when you strike, the energy relesed when this ball hits the pocket is so destructive to the pins it's terrifying! I am so pleased with this ball I can't wait to get another Motiv ball actually 2 more, one stronger and one for dry lane

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 07/03/2024
    Product Venom EXJ
    From Elizabeth City, NC
    About Me League Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Wonderful Ball

    Before picking up the ExJ Venom I was throwing a Black Widow 3.0 and now that I've started throwing this ball I leave the hammer in the bag. One of the best balls I've owed and one I'll be throwing for awhile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 07/03/2024
    Product Venom EXJ
    From Manistee, Michigan
    Rating 5.0

    Excellent ball shot 762 out of the bag can't wait to throw it again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 07/03/2024
    Product Venom EXJ
    From Troy, MO
    About Me League and Tournament bowler
    Rating 5.0
    This is what I've been missing

    This is exactly what I was hoping for. I love my Black Venom and Venom Shock. But I found for my style I needed something with a motion a little earlier and rounder. Enter the EXJ Venom. This is a Venom Shock that hit the gym hard. It picks up very well on the midlane and still has enough left for a pop on the back end. I love this ball. 50x5x30

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 07/03/2024
    Product Venom EXJ
    From Chesterfield, Michigan
    Rating 5.0
    A True Winning Combination

    The brand new Motiv bowling x EJ Tackett collaboration is here with the Motiv Venom EXJ. This ball is incredible. Of course we all know EJ and the Venom Shock go better together than PB and J but this Venom EXJ is amazing. This ball features the infamous Gear core from the Venom line wrapped by the Turmoil™ MXC Solid Reactive cover stock. I have used this ball when I’ve needed a smoother but strong ball motion. When I see my Venom Shock going too far down-lane or leaving weak corner pins, I will switch to my Venom EXJ instead. The Venom EXJ is a great compliment to the Venom Shock and is a GREAT ball to have for tournaments!

    Motiv staff member: D.J. Rose

    I would recommend this to a friend

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