Forge Ember

Item Number: MTVBFGMBR

$219.9934 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.  


  • 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. 

Tip: Check with your local pro shop for the best prices. 

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  • Weight BlockDetonator™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockInfusion™ MXC Hybrid Reactive
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length68
  • 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 4.9 (Based on 34 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 02/26/2024
    Product Forge Ember
    From Saint Mary’s, pa
    About Me I’m a league bowler that bowls in several leagues.
    Rating 5.0
    Great ball

    I won this ball and let it sit a few weeks because I wasn’t sure if I really needed it. Then I figured I would try it out and oh man this ball is awesome very smooth and predictable. Like all my Motiv balls t just crushes the pins. The couple weeks I’ve been using it at league I’ve been way over my average. Awesome ball

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 02/25/2024
    Product Forge Ember
    From Richmond, VA
    About Me League Bowler
    Rating 5.0

    Really have enjoyed throwing this piece. When it hits the pins, it hits hard!

    It's a great transition piece for me, I can use it when my Ghost and Uprising are too strong, but it's not quite time for my Black Venom or Blue Coral Venom.

    I drilled it 60 x 4.5 x 30.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 01/04/2024
    Product Forge Ember
    From Baltimore, MD
    About Me League/Tournament bowler (2 Handed)
    Rating 5.0
    Forge Ember Review

    This ball is so smooth! From the color scheme to the way it reacts on the lanes. This is typically one of the 1st balls out of my bag, however, it can be used in later games as well. Seems very versatile as I can use some angle or go down and in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 12/10/2023
    Product Forge Ember
    From berlin,nh
    About Me league and tournament bowler left handed
    Rating 5.0
    Motiv is simply the best

    I was a bit skeptical with this ball on dryer lanes but wow does it come right in and hit hard every time. This ball will definitely be in my bag at all times I may make it my number one and use either the Trident Nemesis as my number 2 ball. great ball to have actually any Motiv is a great ball to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 09/10/2023
    Product Forge Ember
    From Singapore
    About Me Avid Bowler, Student Lifestyle
    Rating 5.0
    Overall Performance

    Forge Ember is a great mid-heavy benchmark ball due to its predictability and versatility. From dry lanes where I had to loft, to heavy oiled lanes where I had to stand more left, this ball gives me a good feel of the lanes, allowing me to decide which ball should I transit to.


    I would recommend this to a friend

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