Iron Forge

Item Number: MTVBFGIRN

$289.9949 Read Reviews

“This is the strongest pearl symmetric ever manufactured by MOTIV® Bowling and it’s not even close.” - Nick Pahr - Motiv R&D

The Iron Forge™ is, without a doubt, the strongest pearl symmetric Motiv has made to date.  The latest addition to the popular Forge™ line, the Iron Forge™ has the same Detonator™ core as previous Forges™, but with the proven Infusion™ MVP pearl seen on the Ripcord™ Velocity.  The combination creates unbelievable angle on broken down medium-heavy patterns. This ball loves it when the friction shows up!

Inside the Iron Forge™ is the Detonator™ core.  This low rg / high differential core is the same absolute beast of a core used in the ultra strong Forge™ Flare.  The low rg and high differential core is stable, with a wide footprint on the lane; this combination equals more total hook, but also more mid-lane traction and control than other symmetrical core options.  This uniquely strong symmetrical core is what allows us to use such a clean and angular coverstock in moderately heavy oil patterns.

Around the Iron Forge™ is the Infusion™ MVP coverstock, the fastest response and most angular cover ever made by MOTIV®.  This polished cover has only previously been used on the Ripcord™ Velocity, which is widely accepted as the most angular ball ever made by MOTIV®.  Using Infusion™ MVP with such a strong core allows bowlers to see that proven angle when higher volume oil patterns begin to breakdown and the friction shows up.  The Iron Forge™ offers oustanding length, energy retention, and an impressive backend.  

When To Use:

Speed Dominant Bowlers: The incredibly strong core in the Iron Forge™ allows for speed dominant players to use a pearlized coverstock when that may have been difficult in the past.  Many speed dominant players are forced to use solids and hybrids rather than pearls simply because a clean cover combined with a clean core oftens skids too far for their game.  The Iron Forge™ allows these players to have an angular option in their bag when no other symmetrics would be strong enough.

Balanced Bowlers: The uniqueness of the Iron Forge™ for balanced bowlers is that the strong cover / angular core combination allows them to keep up with rev-dominant bowlers through transition.  When rev-dominant bowlers see transition, one of their great advantages is being able to create angle and follow transition into the pattern earlier than the rest of the field.  A high flare, fast spinning core paired with a sideways cover lets balanced bowlers stay ahead of transition without sacrificing carry or fearing that their ball will miss the breakpoint. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers: For rev dominant bowlers, this is a strong pearl cover that will allow for seeing length and control on higher friction surfaces even from the beginning of a block.  The Iron Forge™ is strong enough that many rev dominant bowlers will have the luxury of using a pearl coverstock on fresh oil, which is incredibly rare.  PBA Bowler Zac Tackett said that he was most excited that this was a ball he could use for an entire block. 

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  • Weight BlockDetonator™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockInfusion™ MVP Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSP
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length16
  • Backend18.5
  • Hook57
  • 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 49 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 05/14/2022
    Product Iron Forge
    From Fort pierce, fl
    About Me League bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Iron Forge

    Love this ball. Strong symmetrical pearl.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 05/11/2022
    Product Iron Forge
    From Brownsburg Indiana
    About Me avid/rookie bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Love this ball!

    Love how this ball drives thru the pins! I’m more of a straight like #10-15 board player, this ball is real smooth thru the middle then snaps thru the pocket! It is the first one out of my bag!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 05/09/2022
    Product Iron Forge
    From Pittsburgh
    About Me 210+ bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Saved my season and sanity

    I have thrown Storm balls most of my life. I have been trying to transition to Motiv and I have not been disappointed!

    I went from an asym pearl to the Iron Forge and the results have been extraordinary! This ball hits HARD in the friction and for a bowler like me who likes to stay in the oil I get plenty of penetration. This ball hit WAY better then the storm asym I have since retired. I can't wait to get another Motiv ball to build out my arsenal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 05/09/2022
    Product Iron Forge
    From Findlay ,Oh
    Rating 5.0
    Iron Forge

    The power in this Forge is INSANE! Extremely strong on the back end but when you hit the pocket flush the bowling alley stops to witness the pin action ! By far one of my favorites to use when it’s icy on the lanes (heavy oil)
    Overall definitely a great pearl to use to fight through the oil!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 05/09/2022
    Product Iron Forge
    From Las Vegas, NV
    About Me 2 hander, 450+ rpm, 18mph
    Rating 5.0

    I’ve had this ball for a while now and have used it on all types of conditions and it has shined every time. On a house shot this is the first and sometimes only ball that comes out of my bag. I know it’s clean enough to get through the fronts while retaining plenty of energy to hit the pins like a freight train. It also has a smooth, controllable shape that performs just as well on sport conditions. I’ve used it on patterns as short as 33’ and as long as 45’ and have not been disappointed.
    I’ve shot 300 with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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