Motiv Trident Odyssey Bowling Ball Features:
You need strength for the Odyssey ahead. The Trident Odyssey is the latest addition to the Trident product line, this time with a more aggressive cover and the return of a past favorite core. Designed for control in medium-heavy to heavy oil conditions, the Trident Odyssey is a necessary addition to the bag of any bowlers encountering higher volumes of oil because it combines the brand new Coercion FYS (Full Yield Solid) coverstock with the fast spinning, high flare potential Turbulent core.
The Trident Odyssey marks the return of the Turbulent core used in the original Trident. For the purpose of this ball, a lower rg core performed the best. The Trident Odyssey is designed for control in heavier concentrations in oil, which is ideal for the low rg and high differential of the asymmetrical Turbulent core.
The Coercion coverstock system is a proven leader in combating high volumes of oil while still providing control to the bowler. As oil patterns continue to increase in volume, slight changes are made to adjust. The Trident Odyssey features the most recent tweak to the Coercion coverstock system, with the introduction of Coercion FYS (Full Yield Solid). The uniqueness of the Coercion FYS cover is that it creates vast amounts of hook for the bowler without reading so early that it loses down lane continuation. The most difficult aspect of making solid coverstocks for heavy oil is finding the balance exhibited in this ball of maximum hook without giving away down lane motion.
When to Use:
Bowlers with exceptional ball speed or lower rev rates are normally identified as speed dominant. For these players, the Trident Odyssey will serve as a fantastic benchmark ball. The control the Odyssey offers is second to none and the strength of the cover should allow this to be a speed dominant player’s first ball out of the bag.
For bowlers whose rev-rate and ball speed match, the Trident Odyssey should be used on heavier volumes of oil and longer oil patterns at the beginning of competition. Balanced bowlers will see an easy progression from the Trident Odyssey to the Pride, then the Venom Shock as illustrated on the Motiv ball guide. For balanced bowlers, the Pride is a benchmark ball; the Trident Odyssey has a stronger version of the Pride coverstock with a more aggressive core. The Motiv product line is designed for these easy transitions from one ball to the next and the Trident Odyssey is no exception.
Bowlers with exceptionally low speed or high rev rates will likely seldom need a ball stronger than the Trident Odyssey. Rev dominant players can use the Trident Odyssey on fresh, high volume, low friction, and long oil patterns without any concern that their ball may skid past the breakpoint. The benefit of using the Trident Odyssey first out of the bag for rev dominant players is that its ability to continue shaping down lane allows for these players to stay in their fresh oil ball longer and use it from multiple angles.