Forge Ember

Item Number: MTVBFGMBR

$289.9923 Read Reviews


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™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockInfusion™ MXC Hybrid Reactive
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length71
  • Backend75
  • Hook70
  • 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 23 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 11/19/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Commack NY
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Forge Ember

    This Forge Ember is AWESOME. Easily the strongest, earliest hybrid I’ve ever thrown. The detonator core is proving to be one of those special cores that no matter what cover you put around it, this core just rolls really well.

    I find most use for this ball on higher volumes, fresh and shorter patterns, and also on longer flatter patterns. This ball truly digs through the oil HARD, but still shapes enough down lane to go through the pins the right way when you have to start opening up your angles slightly. This ball WINS

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 11/17/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Cockeysville MD
    Rating 5.0
    Ember to remember

    Core: Detonator
    Type: Symmetrical
    Coverstock: Infusion MXC Hybrid Reactive
    Box Finish: 2000 Grit LLS
    Layout: 45 x 4 ½ x 70

    Forge Ember provides traction and continuation downlane.

    Forge Ember is not as angular as Iron Forge, however Infusion MXC Hybrid Reactive is powerful at the breakpoint.

    Forge Ember has more length than Forge Fire and Forge Flare, in terms of backend it fits under Jackal Legacy and Trident Odyssey.

    Forge Ember is not something I would use on light oil and dry conditions. I would recommend Top Thrill for lighter conditions.

    K.C. White II
    Motiv Staff
    IAMBowling Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 11/03/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Suffolk va
    About Me Motiv staffer
    Rating 5.0

    Let’s talk about this special ball here. The Forge Ember is really one of one, crazy! When bowling in tournaments we often find ourselves having to change balls because of Lane conditions. When I’m able to roll with the Ember I find myself able to stay in this ball longer then normal. This new Technology is something unheard of. #getmotivated

    Motiv Staffer Jacobi Brinkley

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 10/24/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Morristown MN
    About Me Need to recheck... was 375 @17. RPM up after coaching
    Rating 5.0
    Detonator core is an Explosion!

    I picked up this ball and the Mythic about a month ago. I love my Jackals, so I made the "mistake" of throwing my Mythic first during league.

    The next week I pulled the Ember out. Good night! I threw a 777! This thing starts to read the lane, in the oil, but doesn't jump or over react like my Revolt Uprising can. Yet it doesn't slide out and read late like my Mythic. Really, it's a PERFECT ball for me to start out my league nights, and depending on our opponents for the evening, it can be my ball all night long!

    It has a very nice smooth predictable motion that you want. For me it's become my Benchmark ball.
    I bowled a tourney yesterday that was a "mystery pattern" shot. Ran about 41/42 feet. It was a heavier pattern and this ball picked it up and ran with it, my first 3 games were 695.

    I will say when the lanes start to break down, you CAN move in, but I've actually found that moving to the Coral or jumping in and wheeling the Mythic is a better option.

    If you are thinking about getting this ball, stop. Just walk into your local Pro Shop and get one coming. It's THAT good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 10/15/2022
    Product Forge Ember
    From Conklin mi
    Rating 5.0
    Very smooth and predictable

    Bought thinking I needed something a little weaker than the Mythic. I bought this and was blown away by how smooth it rolls. One of the most predicate leaders balls I now own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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