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Venom Shock Pearl
« on: February 07, 2018, 05:30:33 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The much anticipated Motiv Venom Shock Pearl (VSP) is here! This ball is the perfect compliment to the original, ever popular solid Venom Shock bowling ball. The VSP uses the Hexion cover and a dual density weight block called Top Gear. The Top Gear core gives this bowling ball a low RG and low differential comparable to the original version of the ball, but the dual density core produces a more angular backend reaction. The Hexion MFP (Medium Friction Pearl) Reactive cover offers good length and a quick response to friction and is finished with a 5500 grit LSP finish. This ball is great for rev dominant bowlers or just anyone looking for a compliment to their original Venom Shock bowling ball for when the lanes break down.

Color: Purple Pearl with Green/Orange NeoMark™ Graphics
Core: Top Gear
Coverstock: Hexion MFP Pearl
Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
RG: 2.47 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.035 (15# ball)
Hook Potential: Medium
Length: Late
Recommended Lane Condition: Light-Medium Oil



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Re: Venom Shock Pearl
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 01:56:00 PM »
Motiv Staffer Stacey Jones,
The VSP is absolutely a great ball to add to your, it will provide you with clean look thru the heads and smooth reaction off the spot.. will be great on THS and deep in tournaments during the transition
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Re: Venom Shock Pearl
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 08:10:18 PM »
Ball Specs:
Motiv Venom Shock Pearl
Medium Friction Pearl (Hexion)
5500 LSP Polished Pearl Reactive
Ball Specs: Symmetric Core (Top Gear)
Layout 75 x 3.75 x 40

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 4-3/4 Over 1/4 up
Rev Rate 250. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed 18 off hand.

The New Motiv Venom Shock Pearl is the long awaited Pearl Shock people have been looking for. Motiv has wrapped the Hexion Pearl cover on the Top Gear core to provide easy length with a nice angular back end motion. Motiv felt that the dual density core provided a better back end than the original Shock core and you will not be disappointed. When I first took the Venom Shock Pearl (VSP) to the lanes I felt like it was not picking up quick enough. I had also heard of some staffers hitting the VSP with 2000 or 3000 to solve this issue. Wait before you change the surface! After a few different lines and releases to combat the length I noticed something odd. At about the end of game two the ball started to read earlier and hook more down lane. This effect continued until I had about 6 games on the ball and it is much better “broken in” than out of box. This is the first or second ball by Motiv that I ever felt needed a few games on it before we saw what it could do. My VSP hooks a bunch more now than out of box with no surface changes at all. I just clean it after every set. Let’s take about performance.  The Venom Shock Pearl gets easy length with a nice predictable angular back end. This ball has great carry and excellent hit. The VSP will be a great ball to go to when the Original Shock is too strong or early.  The Venom Shock Pearl drives through the pins with great continuation. The VSP fits just under my Shock but above the Tag Cannon. If you are a higher rev player or want to square up on medium to dry conditions this will be a good choice. I have not tested this ball on a lot of patterns but for our house shot, when I want to go a little straighter, or when bowling on dryer conditions this ball is excellent. The color is beautiful in person.  It will definitely get noticed on the lanes and on the shelf.

The Venom Shock Pear is a great ball for the price point.
The Pearl cover provides easy length and the Top Gear Core helps back end angle.
A great ball when the Original Shock is too strong.
If you missed out on a Panic, or like the Panic you will love this ball.

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Re: Venom Shock Pearl
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 02:07:35 PM »
Core Type: Symmetric
Factory Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.47 (15lb.)
Differential (DIFF): .034 (15lb.)
Core: Top Gear
Coverstock: Hexion MFP

Venom Shock Pearl (noun) :  1. The perfect complement to the Venom Shock Pearl which is one of the most popular Motiv balls created due to its versatility.  2. Weaponry that features the new Hexion cover and a dual density Top Gear weight block. 3. Weaponry that provides easy length and a fast response to friction and features the new Hexion MFP (Medium Friction Pearl) coverstock with a 5500 Grit LSP finish.

The Venom Shock Pearl out of box is very clean and that is because of the Hexion coverstock, I for one am I huge fan of the Hexion coverstock which is why outside of scientific purposes I keep mine at box.  At box the Venom Shock Pearl is indeed an exact opposite of the Venom Shock from a ball motion stand point as the Venom Shock has more traction up front and a heavier roll to it, the Venom Shock Pearl is much cleaner through the front part of the lane not being as traction heavy out of box.   I did apply surface to the VSP and that is when I found it to be a mirror image of the Venom Shock just in Hexion clothing, smooth traction is what I call it as I saw the ball pick up earlier but it wasn’t expending a lot of energy doing so. I feel that those that like to sit on top of the ball will apply surface to the VSP to make it more roll heavy and suitable for their needs, while those that do not may leave it at box.

The layout I went with was 40 x 4 50. I chose this layout because of how clean Hexion is I wanted a stronger layout to pair it with and I ended up getting more than what I asked for, I wanted big and smooth and I got giant and smooth.  The VSP didn’t disappoint in the heavier oil however when I missed at the bottom of my swing (with the VSP at box) the Hexion cover is so clean that it will skate through the breakpoint, when I missed at the bottom of my swing with the VSP with surface (green scotch brite) it was a more giving as it would sit up.  The Venom Shock Pearl is indeed a ball that does as advertised as with any weaponry made by Motiv.

If you have love for the Venom Shock
If you have love for the Hexion coverstock
If you love giving your opponents Shock Therapy
I encourage you to give the Venom Shock Pearl a look.

Your game will thank you for it.

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Re: Venom Shock Pearl
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 01:20:11 PM »
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The Venom line is back in a bold new way with the Venom Shock Pearl. The combination of the Top Gear core (2.47RG, .035Diff) from the Cobra with the brand new Hexion MFP coverstock (5500LSP) captures the essence of the original Shock while providing a different motion; this has created a strong 1-2 punch. The VSP has been designed to skid further down the lane while providing more recovery than its original namesake so that it can be used later in the day once the OG Shock starts to hook too early. I drilled mine the same way as my longest tenured Shock (and most successful!) and also hit it with a light 3000 pad to get it to the same finish to give a true comparison. While these two reacted with the pins the same (keeping them low and on the deck for better carry), their reactions are vastly different. This iteration of the Hexion cover continues to impress with its reaction time to friction while the core keeps the ball in control. The VSP goes several feet further down the lane and responds to the friction significantly quicker. This motion allows me to get further left on the lane and still get the corners out where the OG Shock would start to burn a little early. Taking the polish off of the box finish has allowed me to use this ball on the fresh without sacrificing control. With the polish back on I get a ball that can continue going left so that I may keep that reliable Venom reaction in my hand even longer. If the Venom Shock is a staple in your bag then the Venom Shock Pearl is a must-have enhancement to that arsenal.

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Re: Venom Shock Pearl
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Length: 41'

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Hello guys! This time I had the chance to try the new Motiv Venom Shock Pearl.

The Venom Shock has been one of my favorite bowling balls. My 2 perfect games has been shot with the Venom Shock and my highest series has been also shot with the Venom Shock, so when I found out about the Venom Shock Pearl, I got really excited.

The Venom Shock Pearl is designed to be a cleaner and more angular version of the original Venom Shock and it does exactly as advertised.

I tried this ball on our fresh house shot pattern (Kegel Main Street, 41') and I was able to play straighter up the lane and the VSP found the pocket easily.

The Venom Shock Pearl has a smooth and predictable roll. It revs up quickly but it pushes farther down the lane to provide a strong, but controllable backend motion.

When I missed outside my target, the ball offered enough recovery to hit the pocket, leaving some corner pins when I missed too far out. Misses inside were not as forgiving as misses outside.

The ball doesn't have a skid-flip motion, but it offers enough length to feel comfortable knowing that the ball will never hook too early and that it will have enough energy to provide a strong shape down the lane.

I compared the Venom Shock Pearl with the Venom Shock and the Lethal Paranoia.

The Venom Shock is stronger overall. It has more hook potential, is earlier, smoother and it has a slower response to friction.

The Lethal Paranoia is a tad cleaner than the Venom Shock Pearl and it is more angular since it has a faster response to friction. Overall, the Lethal Paranoia is stronger than the Venom Shock Pearl.

The Venom Shock Pearl is a great complement to the Venom Shock and a great step down from the Lethal Paranoia.

When the Venom Shock gets lazy down the lane or is reading the lane too early, the Venom Shock Pearl will be a great option to go to.

When the Lethal Paranoia is too much ball or becomes too angular, the Venom Shock Pearl will provide a similar shape, with a smoother motion down the lane.

Overall, the Venom Shock Pearl is a great addition to the Motiv lineup.

The Venom Shock Pearl is a great option on broken down patterns. Once there is some friction and you need more length and more shape down the lane, the VSP will be a great ball to go to.

Bowlers who are currently using the Venom Shock will find in the Venom Shock Pearl a great complement and a versatile piece that will fit into a lot of bowling styles. Low rev, speed dominant bowlers will be able to use this ball playing straighter angles, while rev dominant bowlers will be able to move in and play steeper angles on most medium and light oil conditions.

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Angel Loaeza

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