Forge Ember

Item Number: MTVBFGMBR

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The Forge™ Ember is the newest performance hybrid from Motiv Bowling.  Built to generate more friction than previous hybrids, the Forge™ Ember combines technology from two very different coverstock systems to deliver a new brand of motion.  Bowlers will find increased strength in the oil without sacrificing down lane motion.  More down lane motion means that the Forge™ Ember will be useful for a longer window during competition.

Inside the Forge™ Ember is the Detonator™ core. The Detonator™ is a stable and strong combination of low RG with high differential.  The fast spinning low RG provides control while the high differential gives traction and strength.  The fast revving Detonator™ is a proven winner on higher volumes of oil. 

Wrapped around the Detonator™ core is the Infusion™ MXC Hybrid Reactive cover.  As already mentioned, this cover combines two very different shells to provide a unique shape.  Traditionally, the most angular motions from MOTIV® were generated using the Infusion™ coverstock system.  Conversely, the coverstocks with the MXC distinction were those with the most mid-lane traction and control.  When combined, bowlers should see significant traction in the oil with more down lane motion than is normally expected from such a strong cover.  

When to Use:

Speed dominant Bowlers: The Forge Ember will serve as an outstanding benchmark ball for bowlers who are speed dominant.  Bowlers with higher speed and/or lower rev rates need more traction on the lane, but for a benchmark still need some down lane motion.  The Forge Ember will provide the reliability and versatility needed from a benchmark or lane reader ball in the bag of a speed dominant player. 

Balanced Bowlers:  Balanced bowlers will use the Forge Ember on higher volume or longer oil patterns and lower friction surfaces when their go-to ball is just a bit too weak to make it back to the pocket.  When the massive asymmetrical balls are too strong or too forward down lane, but the benchmark pieces just can not hook enough, the Forge Ember fits perfectly into the void. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers: For many Rev Dominant bowlers the Forge Ember will be the strongest symmetrical ball they ever need.  Many rev dominant players prefer symmetrical pieces, but there are few with covers strong enough to use on high volumes of oil and fresh patterns.  The most rev dominant bowlers will use the Forge Ember as the first ball in their progression on high concentrations of oil. 

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  • Weight BlockDetonator™
  • Cover StockInfusion™ MXC Hybrid Reactive
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length16
  • Backend17
  • Hook61
  • Flare Potential5"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.47Max Differential .054
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.47Max Differential .055
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.49Max Differential .054
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.55Max Differential .045
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.62Max Differential .032
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 4 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 08/15/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Spring Hill, FL
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0

    The Forge Ember is a nice addition to this line. With the hybrid cover gives you clean through the fronts and digs through heavier oil conditions with plenty of continuation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 08/15/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Chesterfield, MI
    Rating 5.0
    The line on fire!!

    The brand new Forge Ember may be one of the best balls I’ve thrown straight out of the box. As someone who has enjoyed the Forge line, especially with the Iron Forge being my favorite ball in the bag, the Forge Ember exceeded my expectations. The Infusion MXC Hybrid cover stock with the Detonator core is perfect for above benchmark reaction. I’ve been throwing this ball on heavier/longer oil patterns as well during league when I need a little more hook! It has impressed me from the first shot I threw with it! Don’t miss out on this one.

    Motiv Staffer: D.J. Rose

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 08/03/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Molalla, OR
    About Me Brand Ambassador
    Rating 5.0
    This Ball Strikes!

    The Forge Ember is clean through the front part of the lane, while still providing that punch in the backend to carry through the pins. I was particularly impressed with how well it carried the 10 pin. I threw several shots that should have left a 10, but struck anyway. For fans of the Forge Flare and Iron Forge, this is a perfect blend of the two. This ball will not be leaving my bag anytime soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 08/02/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Roscoe, Illinois
    About Me MOTIV Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Forge Ember

    This ball is AMAZING! If you're looking for something a little stronger, but as angular as the Blue Coral Venom or the Pride, this one is IT! This ball does not struggle whatsoever in the oil, and the amount of sharpness and continuation is unreal! This ball will be perfect for the fresh shots and could easily be a force to be reckoned with on the lanes!

    Layout: 60x5x40
    PAP: 4 9/16" Over 1 1/2" Up

    I would recommend this to a friend

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