My last ball I bought was the Venom Shock but it still sits out of my reach in another state. My friend is coming up soon but I'm tired of waiting to really start hitting the lanes hard in the meantime.

I really love my Venom Shock a lot, it's really my favorite ball I've ever owned. So while I'm waiting I picked up a Fatal Venom. It's an ugly ball in it's color scheme, probably the ugliest ball I ever had but it still packs quite a punch. It don't hook as early as the Shock does but when it does it really sticks and moves. It goes quite long and at the last minute just takes an abrupt left turn and BOOM! It's quite awesome.

I used to be a hardcore Hammer guy but I'm really liking the Motiv line more and more. I'm not trying to sound like a Motiv staffer doing a ball review but I have to give credit where credit is due. Both balls I bought in their lineup I'm extremely pleased with.

I threw 3 games with it yesterday and I admit it took a the first two games to really get used to. First game no matter what I did the first 5 frames I hit right threw the heart leaving big split after big split. Once I figured it out it was awesome!

So this was my fifth time out since the surgery and I really feel back to 100% on the lanes. No trouble with my back swing or follow through. I'm able to do what I need to do with no resistance or pain. I still can't scratch an itch in the middle of my back with my right hand but I can live with that on the lanes. I'm very happy! I'm still not getting super high scores but I'm right at our just over 200 so I have no complaints.

I'm going in early today to throw a few more games with the new rock. I'm sure I'll do a little better this time out.