Forge Flare

Item Number: MTVBFGFLA

$239.9936 Read Reviews


The Forge™ Flare brings the heat with solid reactive technology unlike anything ever seen before in the MOTIV® line!  Designed for use on medium-heavy oil conditions, it provides unparalleled traction in the front of the lane, without sacrificing down lane reaction. 

The ability of the Forge™ Flare to shape so easily in higher oil volumes is possible because of new Coercion™ MXC (MaXimum Continuation) Solid Reactive cover stock.  It is the strongest solid shell ever created by MOTIV®.  Most impressive is the continuation from such a strong cover.  

The Forge™ Flare partners this new cover technology with the symmetrical Detonator™ core, which is utilized to provide a low RG and high differential.  The result is a fast revving, strong, and continuous bowling ball with massive track flare potential.

When To Use:

  • Speed Dominant: Often, speed dominant bowlers are forced to use an asymmetric bowling ball to limit the skid phase as much as possible.  Sometimes, this means sacrificing continuation.  By combining this unbelievably strong cover with a symmetrical core, the bowler will be able to rely on the shell to slow the ball down without sacrificing continuation at all.
  • Balanced: This is the ball that a tweener dreams of.  A ball so strong that they are able to move left on high volume patterns and see shape instead of having their shim taken away by the higher rev players.  The Forge Flare opens a new portion of the lane for fresh oil and early transition in heavy oil for balanced bowlers.
  • Rev Dominant: Rev dominant players will find that they can shape a Forge Flare with ease in a way that no other solid cover ball has ever allowed them on heavy oil. 


  • Weight
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  • Weight BlockDetonator™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockCoercion™ MXC Solid Reactive
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length12
  • Backend16
  • Hook60
  • 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 36 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 01/15/2021
    Product Forge Flare
    From Dexter,Ky
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Way Under Rated

    The new Forge Flare is what i would call a hook beast. This ball wants to eat thru the oil and smash the pocket. I would have to say this is the strongest ball have drilled to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 01/08/2021
    Product Forge Flare
    From Cold Spring MN
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Beyond Strong

    Motiv has taken the Detonator core and wrapped in a new version of the Coercion cover stock known as MXC Solid reactive. This combination creates a very unique ball reaction, Super early up front with good continuation for how early this ball hooks. This one-of-a-kind ball does have its drawbacks, it needs OIL. Where this one shines is when moving left in oil and needing to create shape, unlike big asymmetrical balls that quit once a player needs to migrate left. The Forge Flare has by far the strongest cover I have ever thrown from any company! When a symmetrical heavy oil ball is needed this one will outshine the rest with its ability to shape down lane in oil, allowing a player to stay with it longer during league or in a tournament.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 01/02/2021
    Product Forge Flare
    From Tinley Park, IL
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    This shouldn’t be possible

    I had to give this one some time on the lanes before posting. This is by far the strongest ball I have ever thrown. Motiv has really come with something unique in the Coercion MXC cover. It reads the mid lane really early, has a smooth controlled shape and drives through the pins hard. The best part about this ball, for as strong as it is, I can continue to move left and the ball retains enough energy to drive through the 8 pin. This charcoal like surface is very slow to lane shine as well. The Forge Flare will fit a variety of different bowlers and is something you have to see to believe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 12/28/2020
    Product Forge Flare
    From Minneapolis, MN
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0

    I've had the Forge Flare for a few weeks now and this is easily the earliest, biggest hooking symmetrical ball I have ever thrown. I have a tendency to throw the ball through the spot and find myself very tentative on longer oil patterns but with the new Coercion MXC cover on this ball, I have confidence that the ball will hook which allows me to be aggressive.

    My Flare has about 20 games on it now and the cover has minimal lane shine and still continues to dig in the oil. This is my favorite release from Motiv in 2020!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 12/23/2020
    Product Forge Flare
    From St. Louis, Missouri
    About Me MOTIV Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Absolutely insane

    WOW! I'm just blown away by this ball. The new cover absolutely digs in the oil and the ball never seizes to quit. Throwing this ball on heavy oil patterns or fresh house shots, it shines all day long. What also baffles me is this cover does not lane shine fast at all! Very versatile ball for all types of bowlers, whether you are a tweener, or in my case a two-hander.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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