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Trident Horizon
« on: April 14, 2021, 09:40:34 AM »
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Motiv continues the popular Trident high-performance ball line with the Motiv Trident Horizon. This ball is wrapped in a hybrid version of the Coercion MXC coverstock and uses the Sidwinder asymmetric weight block. The coverstock enables this ball to dig into the oil as well as continue down lane. The higher RG and lower intermediate differential of the core power the ball to clear the front of the lane with ease and maintain energy to power continuation. This combination offers power and versatility in medium-heavy oil conditions.

Color: Blue Pearl/Navy Solid/Pink Solid
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Sidewinder (16-12#)
Coverstock: Coercion MXC Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 4000 Grit LSS
Reaction: Easily clears the fronts 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 Horizon
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 10:06:34 AM »

The Trident is the latest release in the MOTIV Bowling product line. This Hybrid monster will be the first ball out of your bag at any event and will dominate the lanes in that event. The new Trident Horizon brings together the Hybrid Coercion MXC cover stock, the solid version of this cover stock can be found on the Forge Flare, and we wrap it around the sidewinder core. This wow combination gives the bowlers an option that can dig through the oil but can still give you retainable energy down lane that can clear the fronts much easier than any other bowling ball in that category. IF you want something that is going to be the first ball out of your bag and can throw it on anything then get the Trident Horizon at your local pro shop today.

Weight Block         Sidewinder Asymmetric
Cover Stock           Coercion MXC Hybrid Reactive
Finish                     4000 Grit LSS


The Trident Horizon this the first ball in an awfully long time that it’s the first ball out of my bag at anything I bowl. First time throwing it, it gave me the wow reaction that I haven’t seen in some time. I feel I can throw this piece on any condition and have success and I have had some mild success in the events that I have bowled since this ball has been in my bag. All types of bowlers need to have this bowling ball in their bag because while it is a big piece, I feel that it can be thrown on anything and it won’t give the pocket away and people don’t have to get out of their comfort zone in order to throw it especially with the finish the Horizon comes out of the box with.

Likes: Versatile; Strong down lane motion; continuation through the pins.
Dislikes: None

I recommend this bowling ball for all types of bowlers.

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 05:23:38 PM »
   55 x 5” x 35

Popping performance and colors? The Trident Horizon certainly grabs attention on the lanes with both its color scheme and outstanding performance on medium-heavy to medium conditions. The new Coercion MXC Hybrid Reactive coverstock, finished at 4000-grit LSS, wrapped around the asymmetric Sidewinder core (2.52 RG, .049 Differential, .013 Intermediate Differential), creates a versatile ball reaction that has shown me it can excel on straighter, fresher lines as well as deeper, burnt-track lines.

Based upon the strength of the cover, I laid my Horizon out to push a but further down the lane and retain more energy for a more pronounced backend motion since the house I typically bowl in has a medium volume shot. Even with this ‘weaker’ layout, this ball has plenty of teeth to bite through the oil and create the traction needed to throw it on the fresh. Getting through the heads is easy thanks to the Sidewinder core, the Coercion MXC coverstock digs to find midlane friction, and these two forces combined unleash a quick, powerful backend motion that creates forgiveness at the spot which, in turn, opens up the pocket to throw pins for exceptional carry potential. In any given night of practice or league I have started as far right as laydown-10/cross-8 and have continued through laydown-30/cross-22. This versatility has given me stability within my arsenal which has allowed me to stay above my competitors when the transition happens. By being able to both create friction and then get left and use the friction, the Horizon has allowed me to make consistent moves and stay more comfortable as the night progressed compared to others who have to switch their equipment as early as frame six of the block. While the coverstock is in the same family as the Jackal Legacy and the Forge Flare, this ball is significantly cleaner and quicker therefore you can have confidence having either of those balls along with the Horizon to create a strong one-two punch for those fresher oil conditions.

I truly believe the Trident Horizon is one of the best medium-heavy balls on the market today, both in reaction and in looks (to be honest, blue and pink has always scored for me). The versatility of the angles you can create with a single layout is impressive in-and-of itself, let alone what could be accomplished with surface changes as well, which makes this a special release that could have a home on the MOTIV ball chart for some time.

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Re: Trident Horizon
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 02:34:00 AM »
The Trident Horizon is the newest asymmetric ball in MOTIV's line of products and it sure doesn't disappoint.  What I love most about this ball is that the Coercion MXC formula is strong enough to use on the fresh of heavier patterns, but the sidewinder core used in the Trident series allows the ball to retain enough energy to corner and still get through the pins as you move left during the duration of a block.  Having this ball in your 6 ball arsenal is essential because this ball can do it all and is extremely versatile and can cover a variety of ball motions.

By far one of the most versatile balls I've thrown recently.  It'll be a ball that I'll be taking with me everywhere!  If you would like to, please check out my review of the Horizon on YouTube.  The ball still kept trucking through the pins as I kept moving left!

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Re: Trident Horizon
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 10:08:30 AM »
The Trident Horizon has instantly become a go to ball in my bag. With the Sidewinder core, the Horizon is the perfect ball down from the bigger asymmetrical balls that allows for a cleaner transition through the front part of the lane, with an insane amount of continuation through the pins. I can move in on heavier oil patterns and the Horizon still digs through the oil with ease and doesn't lose any hitting power down lane. With how versatile this ball is, I can see myself drilling more with different layouts in the future to give many different looks to the pocket.

Layout: 50 x 4 1/2 x 30

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Re: Trident Horizon
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2021, 03:17:35 PM »



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Re: Trident Horizon
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 08:37:43 PM »
50 x 5 x 40

Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – 400-425
Ball Speed – 16.5 mph (down-lane)
PAP – 3 3/4 over, zero

Test Environment:
2018 US Open Pattern #4 (43’)

The shelf and on-lane appeal of the Trident Horizon is amazing. On the lanes, I compared mine along with the original Forge and the Forge Fire due to its location on the ball chart. My first impression was everything I imagined it to be – a slightly cleaner piece than the Forge upfront, but with a more continuous motion downlane similar to the Forge Fire. As the lanes began to transition, I can see how the asymmetric core works its magic. When the Forge Fire became a little too quick or was a little too clean, the Trident Horizon provided enough traction soon enough while still creating that controllable motion downlane. As a fan of every ball that has been on a similar spot on the ball chart, I can guarantee I will be drilling multiples of this in the future.

Versatile Cover
Controllable downlane
Great for tournament play


While some may not be fans of asymmetric pieces or not have as much knowledge for its use, the Trident Horizon will make you a believer. With the amount of success I’ve had with the original Forge, I absolutely was excited for what was to follow. The Trident Horizon is definitely a piece that I can utilize on various patterns from start to finish – on the fresh and as the lanes continue to transition. There is something special about this Hybrid coverstock, the various surface changes that can be done with this while still being able to perform well is amazing. 

Darryl Carreon
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