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Forge Fire
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:59:43 PM »
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The Motiv Forge line of bowling balls continues with the Motiv Forge Fire. This high performance ball introduces the Infusion Hybrid Reactive coverstock which offers a faster reaction to the friction on the lane than its predessesor, the original Forge. The Forge Fire also utilizes the low RG and high differential symmetrical Detonator core. This ball is great at creating angle for various types of bowlers when facing medium to heavy oil.

Color: Dark Red/Yellow
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Detonator
Coverstock: Infusion Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 4000 Grit LSS
RG: 2.47**
Diff: 0.055**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil

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Forge Fire
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 12:06:07 PM »
I drilled two Forge Fireballs because I wanted to see the reaction Iíd get down lawn with my traditional 60x5.75x30 and to see how a shorter pin to pap would react(drilled 60x3.75x30).

The Forge Fire is a strong symmetrical piece and with my shorter pin to pap layout it works really well on a fresh house shot. When the heads burn up and the ball sees friction early I can stay in the same zone and use my longer pin to pap layout. I noticed that the short pin to pap layout flared a lot more and would burn its energy really early if I wasnít playing deep enough in the oil therefore causing some carry/defection concerns. The longer pin to pap layout gave me room to play right longer and I noticed greater continuation and a higher carry percentage when the lanes broke down.

The Forge Fire is cleaner and a faster response ball compared to the Forge. When the Forge responds too quickly to friction you can move to the Fire and get the down lane reaction and the extra push through the fronts.  I like the angularity and versatility this ball provides and it can be used on a variety of patterns.

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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 01:01:17 AM »
Motiv Forge Fire Review:

   The Forge Fire is Motivís New Medium/Heavy end ball. I loved the original Forge so I was super excited for this release. The Fire features the new Infusion Hybrid cover stock wrapped around the Detonator core. For me it reads the mid lane sooner then the OG Forge but doesnít over react and still keeps a strong continuation through the pins. I used a stronger layout on the new Fire, using a 4.5í pin layout. My layout helped the ball keep a strong smoother reaction overall without being crazy off the spot. The cover stock also helps it retain the extra energy through the pins. Overall if you like bigger symmetrical pieces or are looking for a big Hybrid piece, this is the ball to go to!

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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 09:22:21 PM »
Motivís new Forge Fire is just flat out good.  Buy it.  Put it in your bag.  You wonít be disappointed.  This ball has the new Infusion Hybrid Reactive cover on top of the Forge Detonator core.  Being a speed dominate bowler the Forge was just too early unless I had a ton of volume.  This ball is just so much better and more versatile.  The cover is clean through the fronts and the ball explodes down-lane. On most league nights you have to migrate left as the pattern gets destroyed.  But for speed dominate players carry becomes a problem from inside angles.  Not with this ball.  It just rips off the spot.  I leave more 4pins then ever before when I am moving in.  This is a special release. Itís currently my favorite ball in the bag.  Look at my prior reviews.  I will say itís good etc. This is different  and really fun to throw. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 04:13:05 PM »
   55 x 5Ē x 25

Born from the combined might of two new and exciting technologies, the MOTIV Forge Fire has burst onto the scene for those looking for a medium-heavy oil ball. To create a new standout ball that would combat these conditions, a marriage of previous 2019 releases took place. The Detonator core (2.47RG, .055Diff) first used in the Forge has been brought back because of its hard-revving action and flare-producing potential. The Infusion reactive cover was then beefed up into a hybrid version (finished at 4000 LSS) in order to provide more surface traction in the oil while still utilizing its natural quick response time when friction is found. While that stand out yellow and burgundy color is amazing, itís the reaction on the lane that has wowed me the most.
   Having enjoyed my Forge quite a bit, I laid the Fire out the same way figuring that the VAL angle and the quicker responding shell would allow me to open up the lane more than that original; oh it did. Even on a fresh THS you can see the ball starting to churn early in the midlane thereby helping to read and blend the pattern a little bit. Even with that effect happening, the Infusion coverstock still retains an impressive amount of energy allowing for a pronounced motion off the friction. This rare combination of midlane control with aggressive backend finish creates an extremely versatile ball that has allowed me to attack the lane at a multitude of angels across multiple arrows. The most impressive showing I have had to date was when I started game one laying down at 18 and crossing at 14 then finishing the three-game set still throwing the Fire laying down 33 and crossing 22. For comparison, when throwing my original Forge I could start the day on a similar line but would have to ball down in game two because the angle of attack just became too much for the ball to make the turn and slap out the ten. I have also found that the Fire reads a solid two to three feet sooner than my Rogue Assassin even though it has a stronger pin to PAP layout (4Ē). The only time I have truly run into trouble with this ball to date is when there is not enough oil in the heads to get the ball down the lane. The aggressive combination of cover and core necessitates that oil be plentiful up front to unleash this ballís full potential.
   To me the Forge Fire is an aggressive benchmark ball. If you need something that will hook in the oil that will also give you a bit of forgiveness by creating room with response to downlane friction, this ball is a must have in your bag.

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