Introducing the Black Venom™, a bold upgrade to the already incredible Venom™ line. This uncompromising new addition takes the Turmoil™ cover formulation from the highly decorated Venom™ Shock and gives it even bigger teeth with the new Turmoil™ MXC cover. Pairing this strong, solid cover with the Gear™ APG asymmetric core creates earlier read and more traction when attacking light-medium oil lane conditions.
The Turmoil™ cover formulation found on the Venom™ Shock has been the gold standard for benchmark performance since the Venom™ Shock’s release nine years ago. However, increasing oil volumes over the years has made the Venom™ Shock appear more angular in the opinion of most bowlers. The upgraded Turmoil™ MXC cover increases bite and provides the Black Venom™ with increased traction in the oil and a smoother motion on the lane.
The Gear™ APG core found in the Black Venom™ is a uniquely low RG / low differential asymmetric core. Originally developed to combat the loss of weight holes in sanctioned play, the Gear™ APG provides performance beyond its price point and versatility in drilling that allows bowlers to create many shapes with just one core.
WHEN TO USE:
Speed Dominant Bowlers - For bowlers who have always wanted a Venom™, but the previous releases have been too weak or condition specific, the Black Venom™ is ideal. The Black Venom™ is a modern adaptation of the original Venom™ Shock, meaning that it is now stronger and smoother. This should make the Black Venom™ the perfect Venom™ for people too speed dominant for its predecessors.
Balanced Bowlers - Bowlers with balanced speed to rev rate ratios will find incredible versatility from the Black Venom™. As in the Venom™ Shock, the real magic in the Black Venom™ is the ability to use it on a multitude of conditions and from shallow to steep angles.
Rev Dominant Bowlers - The Black Venom™ is the ideal benchmark ball for a rev dominant bowler. All bowlers need a ball to use as a lane reader that is right in the middle of their arsenal and can be used on most conditions. The moderate strength Turmoil™ MXC paired with such a low differential (.036) in the Gear™ APG is perfect for Rev Dominant bowlers.
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|Ball||Brand||Comparison Grade||Coverstock||Core||RG||Diff||MB Diff||US/Overseas Release||Discontinued|
|Black Venom||Leverage MFS SolidSolid Reactive||Gear APGAsymmetric||2.470||0.036||0.013|
|Venom Recoil||A||Coercion MFS (Medium Friction Solid)Solid Reactive||Gear APGAsymmetric||2.470||0.036||0.013|
|Blue Coral Venom||A-||Coercion MFH (Medium Friction Hybrid)Hybrid Reactive||Gear APGAsymmetric||2.470||0.036||0.013|
|Obsession Tour||A-||TourV2 SolidSolid Reactive||Obsession TourAsymmetric||2.469||0.034||0.013|
|Envy Tour||A-||Envy SolidSolid Reactive||Obsession TourAsymmetric||2.469||0.034||0.013|
|Damn Good Verge||A-||Inciter Max TractionSolid Reactive||Threshold M.D.Symmetric||2.467||0.037|
|Rekker Extreme||B+||E7.5 SolidSolid Reactive||Powder KegSymmetric||2.468||0.040|
|Rattler||B+||S. H. A. R. P.Solid Reactive||RattlerSymmetric||2.480||0.035|
|Venom Shock||B+||Turmoil MFS (Medium Friction Solid)Solid Reactive||GearSymmetric||2.480||0.034|
|Kinetic Obsidian||B+||DR-7 SolidSolid Reactive||Modified KineticAsymmetric||2.490||0.038||0.005|
|Tour Dynam-X||B+||TourTrax SolidSolid Reactive||Rondure TourAsymmetric||2.470||0.026||0.010|
|Shim Rekker||B+||ME6Solid Reactive||Powder KegSymmetric||2.468||0.040|
|XPonent||B||Reserve Blend 701Solid Reactive||Shrapnel 2.0Symmetric||2.480||0.042|
|Web Tour||B||TourV1 SolidSolid Reactive||Spheroid TESymmetric||2.470||0.030|
|Vintage Phantom||B||Savvy Hook 2.0 SolidSolid Reactive||CynosureSymmetric||2.471||0.032|
|Dare Devil Trick||B||RecklessSolid Reactive||MadcapSymmetric||2.480||0.041|
|Pride||B||Coercion UCS (Ultimate Continuation Solid)Solid Reactive||DominionAsymmetric||2.500||0.042||0.010|
|Heat||B||DR-7 SolidSolid Reactive||Modified Tri-Core (2021)Symmetric||2.500||0.038|
|Kinetic Ruby||B||QR-6 SolidSolid Reactive||Modified KineticAsymmetric||2.490||0.038||0.005|
|Resurgence (2007)||B||New Era SolidSolid Reactive||Resurgence (2007 - 2019)Symmetric||2.460||0.043|
|Blue Moon||B||GPS Navigational ATXSolid Reactive||SG 19.5Asymmetric||2.520||0.039||0.015|
|GT1||B||MOTIVat-RSolid Reactive||Gear DriveSymmetric||2.470||0.032|
|Intel||B||Ai-25Solid Reactive||Intel SymmetricSymmetric||2.483||0.035|
|Rogue Assassin||B||Coercion HFS (High Friction Solid)Solid Reactive||SigmaSymmetric||2.470||0.047|
|Kinetic Cobalt||B||HK22 - QR-7 HybridHybrid Reactive||ShuttleAsymmetric||2.480||0.040||0.005|