Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Fatal Venom
Reviewed:December 2020
Coverstock Specs
Name:Infusion Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:5500 Grit LSP
Color:Neon Green / Clam Shell
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Motiv Fatal Venom is the latest ball to use the popular Gear symmetrical core shape, and it is paired with the Infusion Pearl coverstock that was used previously on the Supra. This veneer is a step down from stronger pearl covers in the Motiv line like the Infusion HV Pearl formula that was used on the Jackal Flash and Trident Nemesis. The Fatal Venom comes out of the box at a shiny 5500 grit polished finish, putting it firmly in the design range for medium to drier conditions.

Cranker had an amazing reaction on the medium oil test pattern with the Fatal Venom. His high rev rate allowed this ball to have plenty of traction in the midlane and a strong move off the end of the pattern. He really liked the amount of room this ball gave him at the breakpoint without losing any hitting power at the pins. He was able to start 5-and-3 right of where he played this pattern with the Venom Recoil. The Fatal Venom was smoother than higher flaring balls and most of the asymmetrical-cored

Motiv Fatal Venom Comparisons

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Additional Motiv Fatal 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.