Iron Forge

Item Number: MTVBFGIRN

$289.9951 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 51 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 06/05/2022
    Product Iron Forge
    From Grand Rapids Michigan
    About Me I am a average bowler a father a grandpa and I have a wonderful Fiancé
    Rating 5.0
    Iron forge

    The Iron Forge is a amazing ball it has really helped my game it has brought my average from a 180 to 200 since I started using it I really love how it reads the lane and smashes the pins this ball is my favorite of my Motiv balls so far and as for Motiv as a company they have really taken care of me if something went wrong with one of my balls you didn’t have a problem replacing it I love Iron Forge and the Motiv Company thanks for Reading

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 06/03/2022
    Product Iron Forge
    From Meridianville, Al
    About Me I’m a lefty that’s been bowling for 40 years. I never stop Learning
    Rating 4.0
    Great Ball and Staff Help

    I purchased the Iron Forge in March. I like to wait to do a review make sure it’s what I like instead of over reacting to first use. First I’d like to give a shout out to the great staff at Motiv. Before I purchased this ball I was interacting with Nick Pahr about which ball I should go with Pride or Forge! I gave him a list of my Arsenal said this would best fit. But the best thing he did was help me decide the proper layout from the specs o gave him all ocean say WOW! Thank you Nick!
    On to the review I did a 45x4.5x35 layout on this ball. Usually pearls don’t really match my game to well, but this ball is definitely a ball that needs to be in anyones bag. Very versatile. I can say close to my benchmark ball. I’ve always done well with cover heavy/core heavy bowlong balls. The Pearl on this ball doesn’t text like a Pearl to me. It reads the midland very well with a good punch at the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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