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Fatal Venom Review
« on: November 24, 2020, 09:34:46 PM »
Motiv Fatal Venom

  The New Fatal Venom features the Infusion pearl cover wrapped around the famous gear core in the Venom Shock. Compared to the Shock the Fatal offers a tad more length with a much quicker motion on the backend. Knowing it was quicker down lane I used a stronger 3’ pin layout which allowed the ball to start up earlier and give me a more controlled motion down lane. With how versatile this piece is I am able to move right and play more direct up the boards or move left and open up my angles. If you’re in the market for a new piece Check out the Fatal Venom! World Wide Release Date is  12/9/2020! Stay Motivated Everyone!

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Re: Fatal Venom Review
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 11:30:49 AM »
I'm totally loving this ball, here's my take on it:

This ball makes me feel like I'm really good. The gear core and I have gotten along so ridiculously well over the years, and I've been missing a pearl version ever since I got rid of my Panic when I switched to 16#.

I'm not afraid to say this ball is everything the VSP should have been, not to say that the VSP was bad, just that this one is so good that there's not really even a comparison. (I'm now going to do a comparison haha)

Compared to the VSP, the Fatal handles more or less angle much better. It's far less forward when I come around it, and has less of a tendency to blow through the breakpoint when I miss it at the bottom due to the stronger cover. Not to mention, this one is far prettier.

In St. Louis, owning a VSP was imperative, but now it only comes out in late block/extremely high friction scenarios.

Compared to the Supra, the Fatal is much more forward, lower flaring, and a tiny bit stronger for me. They're different enough to justify having both in a tournament bag, not so much a 3 ball league bag in my opinion unless you're bowling on very high friction surfaces/wood.

My first tournament throwing the Fatal I had front 10 twice and a 300 (Second 300 this month with this cover system (Jackal Flash)) I was able to stay in it for 6 games and never really gave the pocket away. Let me also say that in tournament settings, I historically suck, so this ball quite literally makes me feel better than i am.

I laid this one out 4.5x35, and took the finish down to 360, then all the way back up to 4000 and that made this ball infinitely more versatile.

To sum it up, this is my new go-to pearl when the Flash is too big.

Jamison Peyton
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