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Forge Fire
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:59:43 PM »
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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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 09:45:24 AM »
This ball is a great compliment and fits perfectly between the Ghost and the Villain Scorn. The ball is clean through the front and the coverstock is versatile to where you can hit it with a 2000 pad for a little earlier hook and smoother reaction or hit it with a 4000 pad to get it down the lane a little more while still being very controllable on the back end. The ball does not overreact to friction and it is a must have for your tournament bag.

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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2019, 08:34:09 PM »
55 x 4 7/8 x 40

Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – 425
Ball Speed – 16.5 mph (down-lane)
PAP – 3 ½ over, ¾ up

Test Environment:
Fresh 42’ THS

With the ongoing successes I was having with the original Forge, I was instantly excited upon notification of the Forge Fire. It was fitting that I compared the two side-by-side. With a lower RG, I knew going in that the Detonator Core tries to create an early motion which allows for a controllable shape downlane. As the Forge has been a huge weapon for me on the fresher conditions, I based my layout for the Forge Fire to be used primarily as the lanes transition. The Forge Fire was quite surprising at first with how much more motion it creates downlane. The core and cover combination is amazing together because it gives me a controlled view of the lane, and allows me to attack with a bit more aggression downlane.

Cleanliness in the fronts
Great combo with original Forge
Aggressive downlane motion


The Forge Fire will easily become one of my favorites, especially within the current lineup (not that any of it is bad). To simply put it, I’ve never seen a lower RG Hybrid or Pearl, perform so well. The controllability and aggressive is highly impressive. With the numerous patterns that I encounter, I will definitely have plenty of use for the Forge Fire both now and in the future. Paired with the original Forge, this 1-2 combination is going to be hard to be beat.

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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2019, 10:43:21 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes: Wow is the only way I can describe this ball. I have had it for a while and it has become a favorite and a staple in my bag. The colors are eye catching on this hybrid version of the infusion cover stock that loves to see friction but it’s also great on the fresh. This is what makes this ball great for my game. It reads the mid lane great and creates a nice round shape on the back end that is controllable.  I am able to keep this ball in my hands longer. I will definitely have a few more of these as time goes on. I highly recommend this ball to anyone considering it.

Dislikes: none



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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2019, 01:39:36 PM »
The Forge Fire is the newest in the Forge Line. It uses the Detonator core along with the infusion hybrid reactive coverstock. It comes at 4,000 LSS finish. This ball is an absolute beast. Everyone is matching up so well with this ball. I just recently held a Motiv Test Drive and almost everyone wanted to go home with this ball. The first night throwing this ball at my Thursday night center saw me throwing a 300 using this ball on the right lane and the Supra on the left lane. I also just shot 299 with this ball again on 12-5-19. This ball is going to be hard to take out of my bag during the upcoming tournament season I have scheduled.
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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2019, 10:56:56 AM »
The Motiv Forge Fire features the Detonator weight block previously found in the original Forge. They wrapped this core with the Infusion Hybrid and finished the cover at 4000 grit LSS. The Fire really revs hard, but does not lose energy as it comes off the back of the pattern. The cover allows this ball to retain some “pop” as you open your angles up. I have found that the Fire at 2000 grit is very useful in early games when you need something to pick up and still have some energy once it gets to the pin deck. For house shots, I prefer the Fire with some lane shine as it allows the ball stay clean in the fronts on medium house shots and still carry the dreaded corner as the night goes on.

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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2019, 11:54:23 AM »
Wow! When I first drilled and threw this ball I saw a similar shape to that I loved growing up as a kid. This ball gets down the lane and has a nice snap motion to the pocket. I can always play deep inside and swing it out to the friction and know it'll snap right back into the pocket. This is the first ball out of my bag in league and it just never seizes to amaze me!

Lane Condition: 40ft THS
2-Handed bowler
PAP: 6" over
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I would recommend this ball to a friend!


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Re: Forge Fire
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2020, 09:12:25 PM »
The layout I used on the Forge Fire is 50x4 3/4x35. This ball will catch people’s eyes going down the lane! The colors are not the only thing unique about this ball. I was very pleased with how much recovery I had down lane with my misses. This ball is the first ball out of my bag for league on heavier oil house shots. I have always been a fan of lower RG balls with higher diffs. The Forge Fire takes surfaces adjustments really well. I prefer to keep mine at 2000 to make it a little smoother.

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