Motiv Black Venom Bowling Ball

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Introducing the Black Venom™, a bold upgrade to the already incredible Venom™ line. This uncompromising new addition features the latest Leverage™ cover technology from the Jackal Ambush, modified for maximum performance on moderate oil volume.  Pairing this new Leverage™ MFS Solid Reactive cover with the Gear™ APG core creates earlier read and unstoppable traction when attacking light-medium oil lane conditions.

The cover stock on the Venom™ Shock has been the gold standard for benchmark performance since its release nine years ago.  As oil volumes have increased over time, the Venom™ Shock appears more angular, so it’s time to take things to the next level.  Upgrading to Leverage MFS technology means the Black Venom has more bite and a smoother motion on the lane, giving you the upper hand when maximum traction is what you need.

At the core of the Black Venom you’ll find the Gear™ APG.  Originally developed to overcome the loss of weight holes in sanctioned play, it’s a uniquely low RG / low differential asymmetric core that delivers performance beyond its price point.  With versatile drilling options, you can create many shapes on the lane with just this one Gear APG core. 

Speed Dominant Bowlers - For bowlers who have always wanted a Venom™, but the previous releases have been too weak or condition specific, the Black Venom™ is ideal. The Black Venom™ is a modern adaptation of the original Venom™ Shock, meaning that it is now stronger and smoother. This should make the Black Venom™ the perfect Venom™ for people too speed dominant for its predecessors.

Balanced Bowlers - Bowlers with balanced speed to rev rate ratios will find incredible versatility from the Black Venom™. As in the Venom™ Shock, the real magic in the Black Venom™ is the ability to use it on a multitude of conditions and from shallow to steep angles.

Rev Dominant Bowlers - The Black Venom™ is the ideal benchmark ball for a rev dominant bowler. All bowlers need a ball to use as a lane reader that is right in the middle of their arsenal and can be used on most conditions. The moderate strength Leverage™ MFS Solid Reactive paired with such a low differential (.036) in the Gear™ APG is perfect for Rev Dominant bowlers.

Line Venom
Coverstock Leverage™ MFS Solid Reactive
Core Gear™ APG Asymmetric
RG 2.47
Differential 0.036
Intermediate Diff 0.013
Factory finish 4000 Grit LSS
Weights 12-16 lbs

3 Reviews

  • Smooth and Controllable: Motiv Black Venom Bowling Ball Review

    Posted by Brandon Morris on Jun 13th 2023

    The Motiv Black Venom is a standout bowling ball in the renowned Venom line, and it has quickly become one of my favorites alongside the Venom Shock. This ball offers a level of smoothness and control that is truly impressive. From the moment I released the Black Venom, I could feel the clean, controlled motion as it effortlessly glided through the oil pattern. Its core and coverstock combination create a perfect harmony, resulting in a smooth transition through the backend and a consistent, predictable reaction. What sets the Black Venom apart is its exceptional control. It allows bowlers to dictate their shots with precision, making it an excellent choice for players who prefer a controlled, calculated approach. Whether you're a stroker, tweener, or cranker, the Black Venom adapts effortlessly to different styles, offering versatility without compromising control. Having thrown various balls from the Venom line, the Black Venom has earned its place among the best. While it shares similarities with the Venom Shock, it provides a slightly stronger and more aggressive backend reaction, leading to improved pin carry and increased hitting power. In summary, if you're looking for a bowling ball that offers smoothness, control, and versatility, the Motiv Black Venom is a fantastic option. It delivers a clean, predictable roll on different oil conditions and is suitable for bowlers of all skill levels. With the Black Venom in your arsenal, you'll feel confident and in control as you conquer the lanes. Brandon Morris - Motiv Staff

  • Motiv Black Venom

    Posted by Justin Mooney | Motiv Staff on Apr 7th 2023

    This ball is the ball we have been needing forever! This Black Venom is very predictable, controllable, and is the benchmark ball everyone has to have! This Leverage MFS cover reads the midlane very well, is very strong, smooth, and continuous! And adding the Gear APG core with it with its low diff but extra strength makes this one killer combination! You are going to want one of these! Layout - 5x4x3 Vector layout (translates to 45x5x50 Dual Angle) PAP - 5 1/8 Over 1 5/16 Up

  • Motiv Black Venom

    Posted by Rick Zakrajsek on Apr 5th 2023

    Who doesn't love a black bowling ball and this one will not disappoint. Combining the Ambush coverstock with the gear core creates a mid lane medium oil MONSTER. This piece fits well between the OG shock and new primal shock and will fit your bag for house as well as competitive conditions. For me a pinch stronger and sharper angles when stepping up from the primal shock this piece gives me the added angle I need to create to carry the ten when that initial transition happens! Dont miss this one reach out to order your today!