MotivLou’s Top Five Motiv Bowling Balls From 2017 Through 2021

this is my personal top 5 motiv bowling balls i have thrown since joining staff over three years ago

Here’s my top five favorite Motiv bowling balls since I joined the Motiv Staff! Patreon:

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Fatal Venom:

Jackal Flash:

Trident Nemesis:

Venom Shock:

Trident Horizon:

Motiv Fatal Venom bowling ball

The Fatal Venom provides a deadly combination of length with an angular strike on light-medium oil conditions. It features the latest MOTIV® cover technology and the outstanding original Gear core from the Venom Shock.

The Gear core gives the Fatal Venom both low RG and low differential so it spins super-fast with minimal track flare. The result is a stable ball motion with massive energy retention.

Utilizing the latest Infusion Pearl Reactive cover, the Fatal Venom offers great length and angularity. These traction characteristics joined with the control of the Gear core provide a clean and moderately angular motion that is ideal for scoring on drier lanes.

Color: Neon Green/Clam Shell Pearl
Coverstock: infusion Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: Gear
Factory Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
Flare Potential: 3+”
Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs – 2.48; 15lbs – 2.48; 14lbs – 2.52
Differential (Diff): 16lbs – 0.031; 15lbs – 0.034; 14lbs – 0.029
Intermediate Differential (Diff): N/A

motiv jackal flash bowling ball

The Jackal™ series from MOTIV® represents the ultimate level of high performance and the Jackal™ Flash is an incredible addition. It is the strongest asymmetric pearl that MOTIV® has ever developed.  When bowling on higher volumes of oil with a solid asymmetric ball like the Jackal™ Ghost or the Alpha edition, the ball you transition to should provide similar strength, but be cleaner through the front of the lane with a faster response on the backend. And that is precisely what the Jackal™ Flash is built for.

The performance technology packed into the 3-color pearl Flash edition is synergistically merged and tuned with a 5000 Grit LSP finish to produce pin-crushing continuation. The asymmetric Predator® V2 core has a super low RG and is packed with differential to maximize revs and track flare. This powerful core is encased with the latest Infusion™ HV Pearl Reactive cover stock from MOTIV® to provide the length and powerful angle needed when transitioning on heavy oil patterns.

While designed as an early transition ball for heavy oil, rev dominant bowlers can use the Jackal™ Flash as the first ball out of their bag. Speed dominant bowlers who cannot usually throw a pearl ball will find it to be very versatile in more moderate conditions.

Core Type – Asymmetrical
Coverstock Type – Pearl Reactive
Flare Potential – High
Performamce – High Performance
Recommended Lane Conditions – Heavy Oil
Core – Predator V2
Coverstock – Infusion™ HV Pearl Reactive
Differential (DIFF) – .054 (15lb)
Factory Finish – 5000 Grit LSS
Mass Bias Differential (MB) – .015 (15lb)
Radius of Gyration (RG) – 2.47 (15lb)
Reaction Type – Very Strong Midlane and Backend Snap

Motiv Trident Nemesis bowling ball

Let’s get right to it…the new Trident Nemesis is undoubtedly the most angular asymmetric ball ever created by MOTIV!   It proudly features our latest Infusion HV (High Volume) Pearl Reactive cover technology and new Sidewinder asymmetric weight block design. Intended for medium-heavy oil conditions, the Trident Nemesis has impressive backend motion and powerful continuation.

The new Sidewinder weight block expands the MOTIV spec range within the asymmetric category making the Trident Nemesis a very attractive ball because of the impending balance hole rule change coming in 2020.  Asymmetry will give ball drillers more influence over ball motion.  The Sidewinder design is featured in every Trident Nemesis from 16 down to 12 pounds.

The Infusion HV Pearl Reactive cover used on this Trident is at the forefront of innovation.  With the introduction of Infusion Pearl Reactive cover on the Supra, we saw more angle than ever from a MOTIV ball.  However, the Supra was intended for lighter oil conditions, so the task was to tune an already great cover to handle more oil without sacrificing down lane motion.  After extensive testing, Infusion HV was developed. This cover creates more traction in the oil, yet still creates all the angle a bowler could need.

The Trident Nemesis is impressive on and off the lanes.  The gorgeous Teal Pearl and Black Pearl cover has a polished 5500 Grit LSP finish and utilizes a ball pattern with bold blocks of color. This look is complemented with Silver Pearl and Aqua Pearl NeoMark graphics.

Color: Teal/Black Pearl

Coverstock: Infusion™ HV Pearl Reactive

Weight Block: Sidewinder™

Factory Finish: 5500 Grit LSS

Flare Potential: High

Radius of Gyration (RG): 15lbs – 2.52

Differential (Diff): 15lbs – 0.049

Intermediate Differential (Diff): 15lbs – 0.013

Motiv Fatal Venom Shock bowling ball

The Motiv Venon Shock has it all at an affordable price. This ball pairs the Gear weight block with the Turmoil MFS Reactive coverstock from the Covert Revolt to produce a smooth but angular backend motion that continues through the pins. The colors on this ball really pop on the lane and produce shocking results on light to medium oil conditions.

– Core Type: Gear?
– Coverstock: Turmoil? MFS Reactive
– Factory Finish: 4000 Grit Sanded, A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
– RG: 2.48
– RG diff: .034

Motiv Trident Horizon bowling ball

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“This thing is so fun to throw!I feel like it lets me do whatever I want to do on fresh”, stated EJ Tackett about the new Trident™ Horizon. Utilizing a hybrid edition of Coercion™ MXC cover technology, the Trident™ Horizon exudes strength, power, and incredible versatility.

A solid version of Coercion™ MXC powers the impressive Forge™ Flare.“It is so strong, that some high rev rate players are forced to use fiercely steep angles and sometimes throw it over the front of the lane to use it even on fresh”, said PBA® Tour Rep Brett Spangler.“It just makes sense to merge this phenomenal shell with a higher RG core and less aggressive finish.”And that is precisely the design focus behind the Trident Horizon.

Utilizing new Coercion™ MXC Hybrid Reactive cover technology, the Trident™ Horizon digs in the oil yet still manages to continue down lane to a degree that confounds many bowlers.Tuned with a 4000 Grit LSS finish, it showcases more clearly the down lane motion potential of the Coercion™ MXC technology.

To maximize continuation, the Trident™ Horizon utilizes the versatile asymmetric Sidewinder™ core.Featuring a higher RG and lower intermediate differential, it clears the front of the lane much easier than the more powerful solid balls for heavier oil volumes and retains energy to provide ferocious continuation.

CONDITION: Medium-Heavy Oil

WEIGHTS: 12# – 16#

INNER CORE: Sidewinder™

COVER STOCK: Coercion™ MXC Hybrid Reactive

FINISH: 4000 Grit LSS

15# RG: 2.52, Max Diff: .049, Int. Diff: .013

BALL COLOR: Blue Pearl, Navy Solid, Pink Solid

Motiv Bowling Balls


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