Motiv Venom Shock

The new solid purple Venom Shock produces a violent reaction on light to medium oil conditions.  It attacks the lane with the proven Gear™ weight block and new cover technology – Turmoil™ MFS (Medium Friction Solid) Reactive, which is a modified version of the more aggressive shell featured on the Covert Revolt.  This core and cover combination provides a smooth yet angular backend motion that strikes with devastating continuation.

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Motiv Forza SS

Engineering a bowling ball to provide both incredible versatility and loads of hook potential is a tall order.  Balls like this are rare, but the Forza SS delivers in a big way!  It is very smooth and strong.  Designed for medium oil, it will come into play on a wide variety of lane conditions.

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Motiv Trident

The Trident™ is the ultimate weapon for heavy oil and features MOTIV’s latest technology to provide massive hook potential.  Featuring the new Turbulent™ asymmetric core, the Trident™ explores a spec set no previous MOTIV release has targeted before.  This enables the ball to retain more energy and produce powerful continuation.  Coercion HVH (High Volume Hybrid) cover stock is also new technology.  It gives the Trident™ superb mid-lane read and an incredibly strong transition at the backend.  Tuned with a 3000 Grit LSS finish, this ball dominates on heavy oil.  The Trident is a heavy oil ball that offers massive hook potential and versatility.  Many league bowlers will find it playable on medium-heavy oil patterns too because it retains energy so well.

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Motiv Jackal Ghost


The Jackal has been resurrected! The new Jackal Ghost is here to reign terror on heavy oil. With paranormal performance, it delivers more total hook potential than any previous Jackal with no loss in continuation. It’s scary good! The Predator V2 weight block, first used on the Jackal LE, is now at the core of the Jackal Ghost. Featuring a low RG and loads of differential, this asymmetric design is easy to rev and produces massive track flare.

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Motiv Venom Cobra

Strike back with the new Venom Cobra.  This new breed of Venom features the new Top Gear dual-density weight block and new Sabotage Hybrid Reactive cover combination that is absolutely devastating. Created for light to medium oil, it provides more length than the Venom Shock and a faster response to friction.

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What is “The Pocket”?

Getting a strike is much more likely if your ball contacts the pins in “The Pocket”. For right-handed bowlers, the pocket is right in between the 1st and 3rd pins. For a left-handed bowler, the pocket is in between the 1st and 2nd pin. The picture below shows a ball just before impact with the pocket as thrown by a right-handed bowler.

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Oil On Bowling Lanes

If you watch closely, bowling balls actually “slide” down most of the lane. Near the end of the lane, the ball gains traction and begins to roll. This happens because the lanes are coated with a thin layer of oil. The invisible oil on the lanes is the source of complexity in bowling, and this article will teach you all about it.

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What Weight Bowling Ball To Choose

Most beginners have a hard time deciding which ball they should pick from the rack. There are different colors, weights, finger hole sizes, etc., so which one should you pick? In short, you should pick the ball that fits your hand the best. Deciding which one actually fits the best can be quite a struggle, so I’m going to walk you through the process.

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