Motiv Primal Shock Bowling Ball

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The most sought after crossover in MOTIV® history is here with the introduction of the Primal™ Shock! Combining two of MOTIV®’s greatest releases, the Primal Rage and Venom Shock, the Primal Shock takes the best of both balls to create something truly special. Turmoil MFS cover technology from the Venom Shock and the Impulse V2 core from the Primal Rage combine to provide strong mid-lane traction with plenty of angle down lane. The Primal Shock dominates medium to heavy oil conditions, offering a vast array of options to attack the lanes. This is a can’t miss combination that bowlers have been asking for since 2013!

Turmoil MFS technology has been a benchmark for MOTIV, providing moderate mid-lane traction with plenty of down lane motion. Featured in the longest running MOTIV ball of all time, the Venom Shock, this cover perfectly balances control and aggression. This is the pinnacle of benchmark ball motion.

The Primal Shock takes the ultimate benchmark ball motion found in the Venom Shock and amps up performance by pairing it with the strong Impulse V2 core found in the Primal Rage. This core creates incredibly strong down-lane motion and marks a significant upgrade in overall core strength from the Gear core found in the Venom Shock. When paired with the Turmoil MFS cover, the result is a medium-heavy and moderately angular monster that is a must have in every bag.

When to Use:
Speed Dominant Bowlers - Many speed dominant bowlers are unable to use balls with differentials as low as the Venom Shock. A more dynamic core allows these bowlers to use the same cover stock, but with a motion that suits them. The Primal Shock will be a moderately angular complement to a speed dominant bowler’s benchmark ball. This will be an outstanding first transition ball for bowlers with excessive speed or lower rev rates.

Balanced Bowlers - The Venom Shock is a balanced bowler’s dream. It’s been the benchmark ball for those bowlers for years now and will continue to be. Over the years, many balanced bowlers have said that they’d like a more angular Venom Shock and one that could create more down lane motion. The Primal Shock is that ball.

Rev Dominant Bowlers - The highest rev rate and lowest speed bowlers will use the Primal Shock on fresh oil and high volume patterns when they need to create some angle. Before the rev dominant players can get all the way into the angular pearls, a Primal Shock will allow for easy mid-lane read and moderate angle to start opening up their angles on transitioning lanes.

Line Shock
Coverstock Turmoil™ MFS Solid Reactive
Core Impulse V2
RG 2.55
Differential 0.050
Intermediate Diff n/a
Factory finish 4000 Grit LSP
Weights 12 thru 16lbs
Cleared USBC Yes

1 Review

  • Motiv Primal Shock

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

    The next, best thing is here! The new MOTIV Primal Shock is the infusion everyone has been waiting for! With the use of the Turmoil MFS Solid cover seen on the GOAT of the Venom Shock, and the Impulse V2 core seen in the Primal Rage, the new Primal Shock combines the beloved reactions seen in these two pieces into one ball! Let me tell you, this was the perfect combination as this ball is very dangerous on the lanes! It gets down lane very well, and turns the corner hard! This ball will be perfect in league and when you're in need of help to get out of some trouble in league or at a tournament. Layout - 5x4x3 Vector layout (translates to 45x5x50 Dual Angle) PAP - 5 1/8 Over 1 5/16 Up