Trident Odyssey

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The Trident™ Odyssey is the epic new addition to the popular Trident™ line.   Featuring an aggressive cover and the return of a past favorite core, the Trident™ Odyssey creates maximum hook without giving away down lane motion. Designed for control in medium-heavy to heavy oil conditions, the Trident Odyssey is a necessary addition to the bag of any bowlers encountering higher volumes of oil. 

The Trident™ Odyssey features the most recent tweak to the Coercion™ coverstock system, with the introduction of Coercion™ FYS (Full Yield Solid).  The uniqueness of the Coercion™ FYS cover is that it creates vast amounts of hook for the bowler without reading so early that it loses down lane continuation.

The Trident Odyssey marks the return of the Turbulent™ core used in the original Trident™.  For the purpose of this ball, a lower rg core performed the best.  The Trident™ Odyssey is designed for control in heavier concentrations in oil, which is ideal for the low rg and high differential of the asymmetrical Turbulent™ core. 

When to Use

Speed Dominant:  Bowlers with exceptional ball speed or lower rev rates are normally identified as speed dominant.  For these players, the Trident Odyssey will serve as a fantastic benchmark ball.  The control the Odyssey offers is second to none and the strength of the cover should allow this to be a speed dominant player’s first ball out of the bag. 

Balanced Bowlers:  For bowlers whose rev-rate and ball speed match, the Trident Odyssey should be used on heavier volumes of oil and longer oil patterns at the beginning of competition.  Balanced bowlers will see an easy progression from the Trident Odyssey to the Pride, then the Venom Shock as illustrated on the Motiv ball guide.  For balanced bowlers, the Pride is a benchmark ball; the Trident Odyssey has a stronger version of the Pride coverstock with a more aggressive core.  The Motiv product line is designed for these easy transitions from one ball to the next and the Trident Odyssey is no exception.

Rev Dominant:  Bowlers with exceptionally low speed or high rev rates will likely seldom need a ball stronger than the Trident Odyssey.  Rev dominant players can use the Trident Odyssey on fresh, high volume, low friction, and long oil patterns without any concern that their ball may skid past the breakpoint.  The benefit of using the Trident Odyssey first out of the bag for rev dominant players is that its ability to continue shaping down lane allows for these players to stay in their fresh oil ball longer and use it from multiple angles. 

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  • Weight BlockTurbulent™ Asymmetric
  • Cover StockCoercion™ FYS Solid Reactive
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length60
  • Backend73
  • Hook70
  • Flare Potential7"+
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    Radius of Gyration 2.49Max Differential .051Int. Differential .016
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.49Max Differential .054Int. Differential .017
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.51Max Differential .054Int. Differential .017
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .042Int. Differential .013
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.64Max Differential .029Int. Differential .009
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  1. 04/12/2023
    Product Trident Odyssey
    From Baltimore MD
    About Me 22 Year PBA Pro
    Rating 5.0
    Gift From The Gods!

    There are so many positives to this ball. Strong motion with a smooth transition off of the back of patterns. Great length, lacks no power with maximum control. This is that magic ball you're looking for. I bought 2 more just to have them new when I wanna do something else with them or replace my main one. Thank you 1000 times, I've shot more 300s and 800s with this ball than I can count.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 01/19/2023
    Product Trident Odyssey
    From Holly, MI
    About Me 190 avg, league bowler, JV Coach
    Rating 3.0
    Not the ball I expected...

    This is the 4th Motiv ball I have purchased and was shocked at the performance. This is the lowest rating I have given a Motiv product. I had this drilled pin up and similar to my other balls expecting a strong smooth roll. Based on the details I expected this to be stronger than my Venom Shock but a touch weaker than my Pride. I found that the ball wasn't reading the lane early at all and was reacting more like a pearl (all backend). To its credit, it hits the pins hard. I just wasn't getting the performance from the ball that I expected based on the cover. Drilled differently I know I could find a spot for it in my 6 ball arsenal. It isn't a bad ball, just didn't react like I had expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 12/21/2022
    Product Trident Odyssey
    From Houston, TX
    Rating 3.0
    Amazing Ball

    Have been really loving this ball! Have it drilled the same as my Trident Quest and it does not disappoint. Great ball for me to start out League night. Would totally recommend getting one if you do not already have one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 11/05/2022
    Product Trident Odyssey
    From Avonmore, PA
    About Me League and Tournament Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    So far so good.

    Drilled mine 70x5x30, threw for first time and had to get used to how strong the ball is first game then 236 and 244 to finish the night. Strong as advertised and found it to be pretty angular. Really good ball fora speed dominant player like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 09/03/2022
    Product Trident Odyssey
    From Clovis, NM
    About Me New Bowler
    Rating 5.0

    I was initially drawn to the Motiv line due to their unique looks compared to other brands. The Trident Odyssey caught my eye every time I entered my local pro shop and when a great deal on a NIB I knew it was time to try it out. I bowl on average 20 games a week between two centers, with vastly different oil patterns. I had been struggling on one that had a heavier oil pattern and this ball as allowed me to get more comfortable throwing on different parts of the lane. I am a 165ish average bowler but have seen my highest games with this ball. 2nd day throwing it, I shot a personal high of 245. I have consistently thrown 200's+ with it. During yesterday's practice session I bowled a total of 10 games with a 180 average. After some dialing in, my last five games averaged 201 for a 1001 5 game set, which I was ecstatic to see to say the least! Love this ball!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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