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Trident Nemesis
« on: March 06, 2020, 09:11:33 AM »
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Motiv continues the popular Trident high performance ball line with the Motiv Trident Nemesis. This ball introduces the Infusion HV (High Volume) Pearl Reactive coverstock and Sidewinder asymmetric weight block. This combination produces jaw dropping backend motion and strong continuation in medium-heavy oil conditions making this ball the most angular ball to date in the Motiv line.

Color: Teal Pearl/Black Pearl
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Sidewinder (16-12#)
Coverstock: Infusion HV Pearl Reactive
Finish: 5500 Grit LSP Polish
Reaction: Impressive backend motion and powerful continuation
RG: 2.52 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.049 (15# ball)
Hook Potential: High
Length: Late
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil



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Re: Trident Nemesis
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 09:32:26 AM »
 It proudly features our latest Infusionâ„¢ HV (High Volume) Pearl Reactive cover technology and new Sidewinderâ„¢ asymmetric weight block design. Intended for medium-heavy oil conditions, the Trident Nemesis has impressive backend motion and powerful continuation.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 NeoMarkâ„¢ graphics. 

At 15lbs...this gem carries a 2.52 RG and .049 diff with an intermediate diff of .013. I went 65x5x40 and I am pleased to say the least. I wanted something a little earlier and a little less angular than my Supra, thus the layout ( my PAP is 4 ¾ x ¾ ). It did exactly what I was looking for...first game...10 strikes 2 splits ( 4-9, and greek church ). I looked at my buddy, said I am moving 3 and 2 left and BINGO...300!! It really felt good to know I could wheel this beauty to the right and not have it overreact or  go over/under on me...which I see a lot with other pearls.

This is a great add to my arsenal and I am sure it will be to yours as well...Go Nemesis!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 01:33:32 PM »
I can't say enough good things about this ball!  The Nemesis features the same Infusion Pearl Reactive cover stock as the Supra, with an all new Sidewinder core. This ball is particularly helpful to me when I start seeing early friction. At that point, having the ability to go to a ball with a pearl cover helps me get through the fronts, but still have mid-lane read and continuation down lane through the pins.

The Nemesis has also been my go to ball in league because I can immediately get into the oil and throw it to the dry. Since drilling it up, my league sets have been 761, 749, 741, and 755, raising my average almost 10 pins over that time. I highly recommend this ball to anyone who has trouble with early friction, but still wants reaction down lane!

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 01:06:05 PM »
The Trident Nemesis is the newest in the trident line. It has a new Sidewinder asymmetric weight block along with the Infusion HV (High Volume) Pearl Reactive cover technology. This ball since getting it drilled has not left my bag for a league or a tournament. This ball shows more continuation through the pins than any ball I have seen. The shape this ball provides is just like the Supra, but a lot stronger. This ball is awesome on the flat patterns when you have to play deep, but you still need angle and continuation. You will be making this ball your nemesis if you don't order one. I drilled mine 70x5x25.

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Re: Trident Nemesis
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 04:18:58 PM »

Length: 42ft


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Autobahn


Likes: The Trident line has historically been great and the new Nemesis is no exception.
The all new Sidewinder core paired with the Infusion HV cover gives me a Asymmetrical pearl I have been looking for. This ball allows me to move left, throw it right and strike. This new cover is great in medium to high oil and reads the friction even better. This ball is a must for any bowler looking to expand their arsenal.
Dislikes: it’s so good I had to get a second one.



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Trident Nemesis
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 05:01:18 PM »
The layout I used on the Trident Nemesis is 70x4x20. This bowling ball allows me to really open up my angles. The first night of league I shot 300 and 805 with it! This is a very clean and angular asymmetric ball. Comparing this ball to others, my first comparison is to the Supra. For me, I threw both at the same surface and the Nemesis is about 7 boards stronger than the Supra. My second comparison is to the Alpha Jackal. The Alpha Jackal hooked more overall for me and read the mid-lane a lot sooner. The Trident Nemesis was cleaner and a lot more angular. I believe the Trident Nemesis would be a good ball for when the Alpha Jackal starts to burn up or hook to much in a certain spot on the lane and the Supra is too weak. When seeing the name Trident on the ball, don’t think about the other Tridents. This is a completely different motion.

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 03:02:02 PM »

The Trident Nemesis, what an extremely clean ball. I drilled mine 30x4.5x30. With this layout for myself the ball is extremely clean out of box. The out of box surface being 5500 is pretty high, and being a lefty I typically don’t need anything with that high of a surface, so I took it down to 2000 and I am in love. I find it to be a great ball to go to when my supra is a little to late and I still need to keep my angles open. With the ball being an asymmetrical it really allows the ball to not have to fast of a response off the spot and keep a predictable reaction. This is definitely a piece I was missing in my arsenal.

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2020, 09:10:41 AM »

The Trident Nemesis is the latest release from MOTIV Bowling products. This Asymmetrical beast is ready to hit the lanes that will give MOTIV fans that long, angular motion through the pins on medium-heavy oil and to dominate the competition. The Nemesis brings together a brand new core to the MOTIV line, the new Sidewinder and we paired it up with the Infusion HV Pearl Reactive Cover Stock to give the Trident Nemesis a long, angular motion and impressive continuation through the pins on medium-heavy oil conditions. Also with the new Sidewinder core, with the new rule changes going into affect bowlers will have no worries about putting a weight hole because with the shape of the core that worry will go away.

Weight Block         Sidewinder
Cover Stock          Infusion HV Pearl Reactive
Finish                   5500 Grit LSP


The Trident line has been a great product line for me over the last couple of years. All of them have brought me success with honor roll scores and tournament success and with the announcement of the Trident Nemesis I was licking my chops to put some holes in this bad boy and I haven’t been disappointed. I love the Nemesis because of the long, angular shape it gives me on the lanes and the hitting power is through the roof. Bowlers of all styles will love this shape because when lanes breakdown, they won’t have to worry about losing the pocket because this ball will still hit from anywhere.

Likes: Long, angular motion: lots of backend and powerful continuation through the pins.
Dislikes: None

I recommend the Trident Nemesis for all types of bowlers

MOTIV Staff Player,
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2020, 07:27:22 AM »
Trident Nemesis
The Motiv Trident Nemesis is the newest release from Motiv in the Trident family. The Trident Abyss has become one of my favorite Heavy oil pieces and allows me the opportunity to have a ball in my arsenal that provides the traction needed when other balls just cant grip the lane. The new Tridentâ„¢ Nemesis is undoubtedly the most angular asymmetric ball ever created by MOTIV!   Featuring the latest Infusionâ„¢ HV (High Volume) Pearl Reactive cover technology and new Sidewinder asymmetric weight block design. It is 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 next season.
With my Love for the Abyss the Nemesis gave me the ability to remain in the same area of the lane without much guesswork. The extra angularity is a bonus with this piece as it allows for misses right to still make it back to the pocket. I do think this piece will be an amazing additional for all but those of us older players will love the flexibility and extra room it will allow! See your proshop operator now to pick one up!
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2020, 10:01:59 AM »

Length: 42ft


Type: THS


This ball is awesome! For a Med-Heavy Oil Ball, this ball can hit. If you loved the Supra's Infusion will definitely love the upgraded HV (High Volume) Infusion cover on the Nemesis!

I love how clean this ball goes through the fronts & mids. The HV Cover allows for a sharp angular back-end, giving any bowler the ability to move through transition and still creating power and reaction through the pins!!

Take a look at my ball motion review!!!

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2020, 08:52:59 PM »
The Trident Nemesis is a new pearl from MOTIV featuring the HV Pearl Reactive cover which was also used on the Supra. The core is the new Sidewinder weight block that generates a .049 differential. The teal and black color combo certainly has the most shelf appeal of any ball in our shop. I drilled my Nemesis pin up with no hole which is my go to layout on pretty much everything. This ball is going to allow me to stay to the right with everyone else on PBA patterns in senior regionals as the patterns become wet/dry and the solid balls start to react to soon. For league I’m able to move left and open the lane up with ease. I see the Nemesis being a very versatile piece to have in the bag at all times.

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2020, 03:10:59 PM »
60 x 4 ½” x 30

Building upon the Infusion coverstock technology introduced on the Supra, MOTIV’s strongest asymmetric pearl offering to date has arrived: the Trident Nemesis. Boasting a bold teal and black color scheme, this medium-heavy volume release stands out on both the shelf and the lane.
Two new technologies are at work on this ball: Infusion HV Pearl coverstock (5500 LSP) and the Sidewinder core (2.52RG, .049Diff). This shell was designed to provide high-powered backend motion when there are heavier volumes of oil on the lane, a compliment to the heavy hitters for when they chew up the fronts but cannot open their angles enough to break the lane down further. The core gives enough flaring power to read the midlane well while also retaining enough transitional energy to deliver a snappy backend reaction.
I laid mine out with the intention of having a transitional ball that would compliment the Alpha Jackal when the angles are too much for the Forge Fire or I just need something that will simply push down the lane and flip on the backend on fresher house shots. Out of the box this pin distance actually gave me a bit too much length for the conditions I typically bowl on, so I hit the surface with a 3000 pad by hand and that made the world of a difference for me. I could easily start the league night with the Nemesis crossing around 15-board, with a breakpoint around 5-board, if I wanted to. With this color scheme it is easy to see just how hard the ball is working to gain traction in the mids but then works even harder to explode off the friction down lane. Between the 9-pins I have left and the multitude of errant shots that hit outside of 3-board at the breakpoint yet still came screaming back to the pocket (including several of those 9-pins I might add), I cannot overstate the backend power of this ball. With that in mind, I see this ball shine the most during the transition. Once my Alpha has worn out its welcome because of early friction, the Nemesis’ overall strength is an assurance to have in the bag for both the immediate ball reaction need and the next several games as the angles this ball can create and still strike truly is impressive.
Between the excellent color scheme and the head-turning response time to backend friction, feel free to unleash angle with the Trident Nemesis.

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Re: Trident Nemesis
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2020, 01:38:03 PM »
The Trident Nemesis is Motiv’s newest asymmetrical pearl ball. The Trident Nemesis is fast. Very fast. When you need something as angular as the Supra but are on significantly more volume, that's where this ball thrives. The Trident Nemesis also does very well with surface change. I prefer mine with a little bit of surface/4000 grit. When comparing it to others balls in our lineup, the Trident Nemesis is longer, faster, and a touch weaker overall compared to the Forge Fire. Compared to the Golden Jackal, the Trident Nemesis gets further down lane making it better for playing steeper angles. If you are looking for a piece to get further down lane and play the friction, the Trident Nemesis would be a great grab for your arsenal.

Motiv Staffer Mark Wilson