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Venom Strike
« on: October 17, 2012, 12:53:52 PM »
Description: The Motiv Venom Strike hits the pins hard knocking them down for a STRIKE, living up to it's name. Work this ball on light-medium oil patterns for this ball to grip the lanes best. Motiv introduces the new Gear core in this Motiv Venom Strike. The Gear core is an advanced replacement of the Atomix core used in the award-winning Motiv Sigma Tour. The Gear core paired with the Atomix Arc Solid Reactive will cut early, striking the pins down for good!
Motiv Venom Strike Ball Specs:
- Core Type: Gear™
- Coverstock: Atomix™ Arc Solid Reactive
- Color: Blue/Orange All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Factory Finish: 3000 Grit Sanded, A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- RG: 2.48
- RG diff: .034
- Hook Potential: Mid
- Length: Mid
- Recommended Lane Condition: light-medium oil



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Re: Venom Strike
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 09:05:36 AM »
COVERSTOCK: Atomix™ Arc Solid Reactive
FINISH: 3000 Grit Sanded
15# SPECS: RG: 2.48, DIFF: .034


Speed: 18-20
Revs: 450+

The new Venom Strike is truly a very nice piece to have. I drilled my first one pin under my ring and the cg in my grip line. It is the first ball I grab to read the pattern and it never steers me wrong. Very seldom do I even have to switch balls after determining the look I get. It is very versatile and I use it on med to short fresh patterns and even on longer broken down patterns. The Gear core allows for easy revs and the tamed track flare means it will not get crazy on you. Very smooth and predictable.... like a street legal sports car. I can get in deep and loft the gutter on the PBA Shark pattern or play up 3 on the Cheetah. It is that versatile!! This is a great piece and for the money there is no reason why anyone shouldn’t own two or three of them.

Likes: Smooth off the spot yet packs plenty of punch
   Colors are great ( Orange/Blue )

Dislikes: None yet

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Re: Venom Strike
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2012, 01:35:55 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):




My Information: Ball Speed-15/16 mph, Rev Rate:285 average RPMS
    Axis Rotation-45 degrees, Axis Tilt-15 degrees.
    Ball Spec Information:Core-Gear Drive, Cover:Atomix Arc Solid Reactive
    RG:2.48 15lbs, Diff:0.34/ 15lbs, Surface Tested:OOB sanded 3000 grit.
    Ball Tested Drill Specs:50x30 @3" P3 X-Hole

    Lanes Tested On:All types of synthetics & wood.

    The  Venom Strike cover and core combination creates more friction than the Sigma
    Tour,but less than the Primal Scream.
    The cover along with the low RG Gear Drive core gives the Venom more hook
    throughout the entire lane than the Sigma Tour but less than the Scream.
    I saw a very smooth rolling reaction from start to finish from the Venom
    The ball starts up earlier than the Sigma Tour with better mid-lane bite.
    The Venom clears the heads easy but turns up the revs at the mid-lanes,but makes
    a nice controlled arcing move off the back end.I found very minimal
    over-under on most house shots.Also the Venom plays great when the
    lanes start to transition and you have some area to the right.

    On the THS:The Venom allowed me to open up and play the lane with a larger
    swing area.On the oilier house shots the Venom allowed me square up a little
    more to the right.Playing this area gave me great reaction off the break point,
    and a very nice roll to the pocket with good pin carry.

    On very dry house shots:The Venom is way too strong for me on this shot,
    I would use the Backdraft or Ascent Pearl on this shot.

    On a modified TOC pattern, the Venom  sanded to 2000 grit,worked great.It allowed
    me to play the oil line without a over reaction on the back of the pattern.
    I could move inside a little and use the core/cover combo to create the area
    I needed.The smooth back end reaction helped me keep the ball in line
    without worrying about any drastic bite off the friction.

    On a 39' flatter pattern,the Venom worked for me but the cover
    needed to be adjusted  to 1000 grit for me to play the  pattern as I needed,then
    I could line up and stay within the oil line at 8-9 and get the ball to face
    earlier and control the back end.The pin carry also increased.

    Overall:This ball is a great first out of the bag ball on most house shots.
    In my opinion the key for the Venom is find the right drilling and cover
    adjustment.The Venom is very versatile and should fit most styles.

    Thanks MOTIV:Angela Wilt,MOTIV Staff Member


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Venom Strike = Control
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 08:34:54 AM »

Length: 42

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Control, smooth, arcing, colors

Dislikes: None


Ball Lay out: 60 x 4 3/4 x 45
PAP: 5 5/8 right 1/8 up
Ball speed: 19 - 20
Rev rate: 450

The Venom Strike has been a long awaited release with the reintroduction of the gear core.

Review: When I first threw this ball I was in awe. I am noticing how many people are posting that this ball hooks a lot, and yes it does, but this layout for me is extremely controllable and smooth. The ball is not jumpy, it is in control of the lane. With any other ball, I would expect a jump of the ball at 45 feet, this ball just continues to casually turn to the pocket. I am able to play a straighter line and the burn in later games with this ball and layout.

Venom v Sigma Hybrid: Both balls have a similar layout, and I play the same spot on the lane with both balls, the only difference here is my break point. With the Venom I play a break point further down lane and 2 board left of the Sigma Hybrid.

Venom v Scream: With the Venom I am 5 boards right of the Scream. The Venom starts its motion towards the pocket a few feet before the Scream. Comparing these two ball reactions, you can definitely see the difference of the ball motion how the Scream is more angular than the Venom.

Overall: I use my Venom mainly as a late game 2 or Game 3 ball when I need to control the lanes. This layout allows me to play into the burn surprisingly. I am still shocked when I throw this ball expecting it to be more aggressive, but it stays in control and does not over react. I love it and is exactly what I have been missing.

Recommendations: I have now been able to see different layout and reactions from this ball and it is extremely versatile. Just because I say it is smooth and controlling doesn't mean that is how the ball will be for another bowler. I know that with a different layout this ball will be aggressive, and I did not want mine to be aggressive, I wanted control ability down lane. This ball is great for Medium to Heavy Oil conditions. This ball can be a great benchmark ball for anyone. For the high rev high speed player looking for control down lane, i highly recommend the layout I have.

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Re: Venom Strike
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2013, 08:49:41 AM »
The gear core is back MOTIVnation! Wrapped around a new formulation of the Atomix cover found in the successful Sigma Tour, we introduce the Venom Strike! The Venom Strike is orange, blue, and strikes a bunch. Out of the box at 3000, it is smooth as butter.

I have drilled two Venom Strikes so far. The first one was drilled 70 x 5” x 40, no weight hole needed. This ball is great for me with additional surface (1000) and with polish. This ball is very versatile and my benchmark ball. The second Venom Strike is drilled 40 x 4.25” x 40, with a big hole on my axis point and this ball reads the lane and is the smoothest on the backend. With additional surface on this ball, it is a great ball to start with.

In comparison to other bowling balls in the MOTIV line, the Venom Strike is intended to be smooth and your ideal weapon for light-medium oil. In respect to the other symmetrical balls MOTIV produces, the Venom Strike hooks earlier and is smoother down lane than the quadfire core balls (thrash, backdraft, qz2 blue).  Stop by your local pro shop and get MOTIVated!

Here is a link to my Venom Strike in action:

« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 08:51:56 AM by hfkwill »


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Venom Strike Review
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2013, 12:49:51 AM »
The Venom Strike is a deadly ball that hits with devastating power. Engineered to provide a strong arcing motion on light-medium oil, it blends the lane with ease.
At the heart of the Venom Strike is the proven Gear core from the original GT1. It provides a low RG for easy revs and a low differential to tame track flare.

The cover on the Venom Strike is very advanced for the category. We modified the Atomix shell that was utilized on the award-winning Sigma Tour and developed a specialized cover for the Venom Strike called Atomix Arc Solid Reactive. This shell sinks its fangs into the lane to read the friction and hit the pocket with bad intentions.

The Venom Strike has been a very good ball for me thus far.  I have two venom strikes, ball one drilled 35X5X50 and ball two 75X4.5X40.  Even though I have two differently drilled Venom Strike's that do roll different, I would still characterize this ball as a smooth strong arc rolling ball.  For the price range of the Venom Strike, you get plenty of hook in the front part of the lane, even at the 3000 box surface.  However, you still get a nice strong but smooth continuous motion in the backend.  I love how agressive this ball is for the price point.  Even though I would not suggest throwing it on heavy oil, the ball definitely needs some juice in the front part of the lane.  I like throwing my Venom Strike on medium sport compliant patterns because it helps blend that pattern out and helps avoid over under.  Comparing my two Venom Strike's.  Ball one reads much earlier and much lazier in the back part of the lane, which I love when I am able to play straighter angles.  Ball two gets through the front part of the lane much cleaner and is more angular at the break point.  Ball two comes out of the bag as the lanes start to break down and start to move left.  Ball two makes it easier to create more angle and not lose pin carry.  This is another winner by MOTIV Bowling and you should visit your local pro shop and order yours today! Check out my Venom Strike ball reaction video. Sorry, but the video only contains ball one. Get MOTIVated!!!!

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