Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Blue Coral Venom
Reviewed:April 2022
Coverstock Specs
Name:Coercion MFH Reactive
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:4000 Grit LSS
Color:Navy Solid / Sky Blue Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Gear APG
Int. Diff:0.013

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The Blue Coral Venom is the latest addition to the Venom series in the current Motiv line. This ball uses the asymmetrical Gear APG core shape that was used previously in the Venom Recoil, giving it an RG of 2.47″, a total differential of 0.036″, and an intermediate differential of 0.013″. The Blue Coral features the new Coercion MFH cover that comes out of the box with a 4000 grit sanded finish. The change from a solid to a hybrid cover allows the Blue Coral to respond more to the friction than the Venom Recoil. While lower flaring balls are generally better on dry to medium conditions, the Blue Coral Venom was very impressive on all four of BTM’s test patterns.

Stroker had the best overall reaction across all the patterns, with his best look coming on the medium oil condition. The Blue Coral Venom gave him plenty of area on the fresh with the box finish. He could play multiple angles, including his A-game, while seeing his ball make a strong motion at the breakpoint. The 4000 grit box finish kept the ball from over-skidding on the fresh, but allowed him to stay straighter than the Jackal Legacy

Motiv Blue Coral Venom Comparisons

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Additional Motiv Blue Coral Venom Resources

Click here to visit Motiv's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.