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. 12/16/2020
    Product Forge Flare
    From Greer, SC
    Rating 5.0
    Hook Monster

    The new Forge Flare by Motiv is by far the most aggressive ball I have ever thrown. I waited until I had around 50 games on the Flare before writing a review to make sure this ball didn’t begin to slow down any. The all new Coercion MXC cover has held up nicely with very little lane shine. The Flare digs early and often and still retains energy to be continuous through the pins. My Flare is drilled pin up and with my lower ball speed and lower rev rate, I’m still able to control this ball with ease. The yellow, red and black colors are certainly eye catching.

    Carl Breaman
    Motiv Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 12/11/2020
    Product Forge Flare
    From Greenville, SC
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Future Ball of the Year

    The layout I used on the Forge Flare is 60x5 ¼ x65. I have never thrown a stronger symmetrical ball in my life! This ball will win plenty of tournaments. I was already able to find success with this ball, winning a Black Friday 10 game marathon tournament in Georgia. For how early this ball reads the pattern, you can find great continuation through the back part of the lane and through the pins. Most balls, when this early tend to struggle to continue on the back, the Forge Flare does not. When comparing the Forge Flare to other bowling balls, I would have to say the closest thing to it is an Alpha Jackal. Both balls for me see the midlane in about the same area, however where the Alpha Jackal tends to want to go forward, the Forge Flare will continue downlane. To me, this is truly the most unique bowling ball made by Motiv to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 12/08/2020
    Product Forge Flare
    From Good Thunder, MN
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Big Ball!

    This ball is a must have, the continuation is unbelievable! Most solids if you get it right, it dies out and can’t recover or hooks the second it hits the friction and goes through the face, this ball is something else. It reads the mid lane and once it goes it DOES NOT STOP. By far my favorite for the beginning of a block! Get yours 12/9/2020!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 12/08/2020
    Product Forge Flare
    From Las Vegas, Nv
    About Me Motiv Staff Player
    Rating 5.0
    Beast of a ball!!!

    Looking for a strong symmetrical bowling ball? Then look no further! This ball digs through the oil while being super continuous no matter how far left you go!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 12/05/2020
    Product Forge Flare
    From St. Louis, MO
    About Me MOTIV Staff
    Rating 5.0

    The Forge Flare is the strongest ball I have ever had in my bag. I use this ball on oily conditions because of the down lane continuation especially how hard it digs. This ball is good for anyone who has high rev rates or low rev rates in my opinion. I bring this ball anywhere I go; tournaments, leagues, sportshots, etc.

    Shannon Grimm
    Motiv Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

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