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:Venom Cobra
Reviewed:April 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Sabotage Hybrid Reactive
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:5500 Grit LSP
Color:Solid Black / Bronze Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Top Gear
Int. Diff:0.000

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Motiv’s new Venom Cobra is squarely targeted at bowlers battling light to medium oil patterns. This ball features a new coverstock called Sabotage Hybrid Reactive. It comes out of the box with a 5500 grit Laser Scan Polished finish, making it a viable option on lighter oil conditions. On the inside, it uses a new low differential symmetrical core design called Top Gear. It has similar RG and differential to the previous core used in the Venom line, the Gear core, but this new variation has a slightly different geometry and features a dual-density design.

Our Cranker tester had the best reaction on our medium pattern. His rev rate allowed him to see plenty of hook at the back end of the lane. Tweener and Stroker also liked their reactions on this

Additional Motiv Venom Cobra 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.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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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.