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Nuclear Forge
« on: October 20, 2023, 10:24:51 AM »
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Prepare for the Motiv Nuclear Forge, a high-reactivity bowling ball that's set to revolutionize the game. This powerhouse combines the proven Detonator core with the cutting-edge Propulsion HVP coverstock, delivering an explosive performance that defies limits. Motiv Bowling's pearl coverstocks have already proven their dominance, with remarkable achievements on the lanes. Now, the Nuclear Forge introduces the new Propulsion HVP cover, designed to handle even heavier oil concentrations while maintaining the technology that sets Motiv apart. Inside the Nuclear Forge, the Detonator core packs a punch. With a low RG for control and a high differential for traction and power, this stable core ensures unmatched performance. Get ready to witness the future of bowling with the Motiv Nuclear Forge.

Color: Navy/Blue/Green Pearl
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Detonator
Coverstock: Propulsion HVP Pearl Reactive
Finish: 5000 Grit LSS
Reaction: Unmatched traction and brute force
RG: 2.47 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.055 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil


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Re: Nuclear Forge
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2023, 02:04:07 PM »
Core: Detonator
Type: Symmetrical
Coverstock: Propulsion HVP Pearl Reactive
Box Finish: 5000 Grit LSS
Layout: 60 x 4 3/8 x 40

Nuclear Forge will provide you with more angularity than Pride Empire and Iron Forge.

Nuclear Forge is earlier than Iron Forge and provides better traction than Ripcord Launch and Supra Rally in the midlane.

Nuclear Forge provides ample backend cornering strong exiting the pattern, bowlers that like seeing a strong change of direction and a big back end motion will like what the Nuclear Forge offers.


I wasn’t too successful using Nuclear Forge on excessive burn, when the middle of lane gets too toasty for my liking Nuclear Forge was too big. However on such conditions Yellow Jacket is more ideal.

K.C. White II
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Re: Nuclear Forge
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2023, 03:40:09 PM »
The new Nuclear Forge is the next rendition of a strong pearl in Motiv's line. The Propulsion HPV cover wrapped around the same Detonator core allows this piece to get through the front part of the lane very well, starts to dig in this middle part of the lane, and has a great amount of angle and continuation. This ball will be perfect for when solids are starting to be too much and we need something a little later!

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Re: Nuclear Forge
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2023, 10:36:47 AM »

REV: 455
LAYOUT: 55 X 5 1/4 X 25
PIN TO PAP: 5 & 1 UP

The Detonator core returns in the new Forge Nuclear with an improved Propulsion HVP Pearl cover. The combination of low RG and high Diff gives a look in more oil like non other. The Propulsion cover will handle more oil volumes than most pearl covers. The fast spinning core will benefit those looking for control.
I don't throw many pearls on fresh oil especially on THS due to the over/under reaction you see many times, but the Nuclear has impressed me beyond belief. This pearl is something special.
For speed dominant bowlers the Nuclear will impress when the need arises to create angles.
For balanced bowlers this will be the first Sym Pearl out of your bag when transition occurs.
For rev dominant the big core will create massive flare giving you the control you need.

The shelf appeal of this ball is impressive to say the least. The colors are amazing.
I would recommend this to a friend


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Re: Nuclear Forge
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2023, 09:56:44 AM »

Length: 40ft

Volume: Roughly 28mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

About Me: Motiv Staff
Speed - 17-18mph
Rev- 425


Likes: Strong Backend Snapping Shape, Clean thru Fronts, Retains Energy Well

Dislikes: Nothing not to like, But understand where it belongs in the bag.

Thoughts - Holy Angular Backend Motion!! I didn't think this shape was attainable with the Detonator Core. This core tends to like to be pretty forward, rolly if you will. Even the Iron Forge was more of a Forward Symmetric Pearl in my hands. But this, WOW!! Not sure how many tournaments this will go to for that reason but I can see this being a really fun ball for league. Stand Left, Throw Right and Watch it Snap Back thru the Pins.



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Re: Nuclear Forge
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2023, 10:37:06 AM »
   55 x 5” x 25

When the Detonator meets a new Propulsion, a Nuclear reaction can occur! The Nuclear Forge is the latest iteration of the symmetrical Forge line built for handling medium-heavy to medium lane conditions. Sporting a color scheme that pops just as much as the ball’s reaction on the lanes, this is a must have in your arsenal.
With the Detonator core (2.47 RG, .055 Diff) being on the bigger side, I gave my Nuclear a layout that would help it tumble a little farther down the lane before starting to rev up. Even with the higher angle of attack, the ball still provides great mid-lane read which gives good control on fresher conditions. To compliment the power of the core, the new Propulsion HVP cover allows the ball to skate through the fronts to store more energy for backend pop. This combination has given me an extremely versatile ball, something I have been able to use from frame one to frame 30 in any given league night. My first time out with it I started at 18-14 (laydown-arrows) and then finished the evening at 32-21. It is not everyday you can find a ball with this much core power that can excel both up the lane and across it. The cover also takes changes well. I decided to knock the polish off with a 3000 pad by hand and it still retained the characteristics I described, just a foot or two sooner. This has truly become a staple in my bag and is undoubtedly the first ball on the rack for me on league night as my benchmark ball.

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Re: Nuclear Forge
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2023, 07:39:45 PM »
The Nuclear Forge has quickly become my go to ball for many different conditions! Slotting above balls like the Ripcord Launch and Supra Rally, it allows me to utilize a cleaner angular shape on heavier oil conditions.

The cover on the Nuke allows the ball to be so much more versatile than balls in this category normally are, it's clean enough to clear the fronts but still slows down to turn the corner on heavier patterns, regardless of the angles you're playing!

I think the Nuclear Forge would be a fantastic fit in anyone's bag as their big symmetric pearl!

Anthony Evans, MOTIV Staff