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Title: Forge
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on January 03, 2019, 04:10:37 PM
Motiv Forge
Motiv boasts that the Forge is their strongest symmetrical bowling ball to date. This ball introduces the Detonator weight block and combines it with the Coercion HFS coverstock to offer control with huge hook potential. This ball is ideal for medium-heavy oil conditions where it displays a smooth motion as well as outstanding power and continuation. The Detonator core has a low RG and a high differential that help generate revs easily along with a lot of flare. This ball uses Motiv's outer core material called Reverb helps with massive pin hitting power. Motiv's Coercion HFS coverstock creates traction even when facing heavy oil conditions, as well as a smooth reaction to friction, and superb continuation. The coverstock is finished with a 3000 Grit LSS pad to assist in this motion.

Color: Red/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Detonator
Coverstock: Coercion HFS
Finish: 3000 Grit LSS
Reaction: Impressive control and outstanding continuation
RG: 2.47**
Diff: 0.055**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Title: Re: Forge
Post by: scottyb300 on January 04, 2019, 02:11:17 PM
I was extremely excited when MOTIV announced this ball! I held my expectations extremely high when they said it was their strongest symmetrical ball to date. I can say with pure confidence I was not disappointed whatsoever!
When I think of a strong symmetrical ball I think of the Venom Shock. So when drilling and rolling this ball for the first time that's what I compared it to. I drilled my first Forge with the layout 30x5x30 with my pap being 4 over 3/16 up (I'm a lefty). I have Venom shock with the same layout. MOTIV was not lying when they said this is their strongest symmetrical to date! This ball hooks!!
What surprised me however was how clean it was through the front part of the lane. Even with its out of box surface this ball read the fronts really well but retained it's energy down lane even better. Comparing it to the Venom Shock for me the Venom reads much earlier. I can honestly say that this Forge is now my new benchmark. It is the first ball on the rack wherever I go!
Title: Re: Forge
Post by: MotivLou on January 04, 2019, 08:59:19 PM
Motiv Forge

The all new Motiv Forge is here !! This ball features an all new core the Detonator ! Wrapped around the Coercion HFS cover !! Born from the fires of the Revolt is a great comparison. It reminds me most of a Revolt Havoc but bigger stronger and shapes way more for me than the Havoc did. I drilled 2 of them. One of them pin up a little further from my pap and another one pin down with a strong layout. My pin down one is extremely smooth and very predictable, best for me on longer pattern and short patterns. My Pin up one really likes to BOOM ! Best for me when I want to open up my angles. In my time since Iíve drilled these balls I learned that itís a great step down from the Abyss. It really bridges the gap in my arsenal ! Canít get enough of this one !! Ball is available on 1/14/19 !!! #GetMOTIVated   
Title: Re: Forge
Post by: Jeff Piroozshad on January 05, 2019, 03:31:31 PM
The MOTIV Forge is a high-end big-bending symmetric ball. The thing I liked most about the Forge is how it never seems to quit. It never loses energy. It never rolls out. The core on this ball is a great match to the coverstock, which is strong but not overpowering. This ball will grab in the oil, but not so much that you can't find a line to use it on.

It's also very friendly towards drill patterns, versatility and coverstock changes. I think you can tailor this ball to be whatever you need it to be, and that's a rare find in this day and age of super-specialized bowling equipment. Even with the strong nature of this ball, don't be surprised to find it's the first ball out of your bag on all but the driest conditions.

I can't imagine there are many styles out there, if any, that wouldn't have a place for a Forge in their bag.

I've made a YouTube review video for this ball, which you can find here: 

Jeff Piroozshad
MOTIV Staffer
Title: Re: Forge
Post by: The SuperHitMan on January 08, 2019, 02:10:08 PM
Coverstock :  Coercion HFS
Core:  Detonator (Symmetrical)
Surface: 3000 Grit LSS
Layout :  40 x 4 Ĺ x 33

Forge (noun):  The strongest symmetrical ball ever created by Motiv Bowling built for a smooth ball motion on medium to medium-heavy patterns that features the low rg Detonator weight block wrapped in the Coercion High Friction Solid coverstock that provides even traction and continuation.

I am a fan of symmetrical weaponry because the ball reaction is even and I love big covers because of the traction I get out of it throughout the lane, the Forge is the perfect combination of both.   The Forge was created to fit below the Trident Abyss once it becomes too big for the pattern allowing you to maintain a similar ball reaction, in my eyes the Forge reminds of the original Forza with a very strong cover with the Revolt Havoc continuation.

The ball motion of the Forge is early as the Coercion High Friction Solid coverstock commands as such and because of that itís rather versatile for me on both flat and wet/dry patterns, as early and smooth as Forge is when itís time for me to move left I didnít have an issue maintaining continuation cornering the lane.


Villain: The Forge is earlier than the Villain due to its low rg of 2.47. The Villain provides easier length as it has a higher rg than that of the Forge at 2.54, both covers offer versatility on heavy to medium-heavy patterns however the HFS coverstock is bigger than the MFS on the Villain. The ball motion is similar but the Forge is more continuous up front than the Villain, the Villain has the asymmetrical Sinter core whereas the Forge has the symmetrical Detonator core.

Villain Scorn: Forge is earlier than the Villain Scorn due to its low rg of 2.47. The Villain Scorn has a higher rg at 2.54 providing more length and has the Hexion SE coverstock, between the two the Forge has a stronger coverstock.  The Villain Scorn ball motion is more angular than the ball motion of the Forge, the Villain Scorn has the asymmetrical Sinter core whereas the Forge has the symmetrical Detonator core.

As a huge fan of the Revolt line I look forward to the success the Forge line will bring, as advertised it does indeed fit underneath my Trident Abyss. If you were a fan of the Revolt line as I was I encourage you to take a look at the Forge as I feel it is worth your time.

Your game will thank you for it. 

K.C. White II

Motiv Staffer

WhyBowl Staffer
Title: Re: Forge
Post by: garrettedmisten on January 12, 2019, 09:11:47 AM



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):




I drilled this ball with the pin in the ring finger and let me tell you that this ball is very versatile on all patterns. I rolled the Forge on the viper oil pattern as soon as I drilled it and shot an 1100 for 5 games. The Forge responded to the condition perfectly. The next night I bowled in league and shot 750. (TPHS). No surface changes, I stayed with it the whole night. This ball will be with me every where I bowl!!!!! Garrett Edmisten, Motiv Staff
Title: Re: Forge
Post by: rayner13 on January 13, 2019, 07:59:38 AM
Motiv Bowling introduces the Forge. Featuring a brand new core, the Detonator Core, wrapped with the Coercion HFS(High Friction Solid) coverstock, the Forge is a very strong and continuous symmetrical ball.

As I started to throw this ball, I could immediately see how this ball is compared to the Revolt Havoc.  It provides that same smooth, consistent shape that fans of the Havoc will remember.  It is clean through the heads but gets into a very heavy mid lane roll. The difference between the two balls is noticeable however.  This ball clearly has more down lane then my Havoc ever did. Where my Havoc had a tendency to flat 10 this ball rips through the pocket.

This is a ball I can see me using once my Trident Abyss starts losing energy.  On sport/tournament patterns this ball will really help you control the lane front to back without having to open up your angles too much. 

Matt Rayner
Motiv Staff Member
Title: Re: Forge
Post by: Motivtylerjlew on January 14, 2019, 11:03:36 AM
Motivís new Forge! This ball is our strongest symmetrical ball ever and I can really attest to that! I really appreciate how smooth and strong this ball is. It features the brand new Detonator weight block and the Coerceion shell, providing low RG/high diff and massive flare. This ball is outstanding when you need something strong and controllable. I use this on medium patterns or when high volume patterns dry up a little and the big asymmetrical balls are too much. Order yours today! #getMOTIVateD

MOTIV Staffer
Tyler Lewis
Title: Re: Forge
Post by: on January 14, 2019, 12:27:09 PM
Forged from fire and built to hook!!

The Detonator core has a low radius of gyration and when it's pared with a higher differential you can get larger track flares plus a really smooth response when it reads the friction. The Coercion HFS cover grips in heavy oil and has outstanding continuation.

I decided to drill this the exact same as my Venom Shock(60x30x5). The Venom Shock has been a great benchmark ball because of it being faster through the front part of the lane for me and now with the Forge being stronger upfront and a bit slower down lane, when I open up my angles, I don't see the ball over hook when touching friction. I like the out of the box finish because it's slower through the front part of the lane and still has the energy to get back to the pocket. This ball compliments my Venom Shock and I am very pleased with its performance.

I recommend this to a friend for sure.

James Turner
Title: MOTIV Forge
Post by: cyafromfla on January 18, 2019, 11:46:13 AM

This ball is a brand new design into the MOTIV line of bowling balls. The MOTIV Forge is the strongest symmetrical ball ever created by MOTIV and features the brand new Detonator weight block in combination with one of the strongest covers ever developed by MOTIV, the Coercion HFS cover stock.  The Detonator core provides a low RG and high differential to create easy revs and massive amounts of flare.  The Reverb outer core material surrounds the Detonator core to provide explosive hitting power.  The Forge is built for a smooth motion on medium-heavy oil conditions.  Creating impressive control and outstanding continuation.

It will be a great fit in your bag on medium to heavy oil.  By merging the a high differential with a low RG, the Forge creates maximum track flare providing traction in the heavy oil, a smooth response to friction, and outstanding continuation  . The Forge will become that ball you can count on when you need the ball blend the pattern, store itís energy and continue through the pin deck.

My Forge is laid out pin up (above my ring finger), the cg very slightly shifted to the right (no extra hole). This ball has already found a place in my bag and drives through the pins with easy from any angle. If you are looking for that go to ball that will smooth out the pattern, not hook at your toes, provides control, has continuation and awesome hitting power. Look no further, you've found it.

Craig Auerbach
MOTIV Staff Member