Nuclear Forge

Item Number: MTVBFGNCL

$219.9931 Read Reviews


WARNING, this new Nuclear Forge is highly reactive! Witness the revolution of bowling dominance as the fiery glow of the Nuclear Forge takes over the lanes. Creating a fusion of the proven Detonator core with new Propulsion HVP coverstock, the Nuclear Forge provides length through the front of the lane with electrifying backend motion. Brace yourself for the arrival of a ball so explosive, it redefines what’s possible.

Motiv Bowling's pearl coverstocks are not just a game-changer; they're an absolute force! From Santtu Tahvanainen's mind-blowing World Series of Bowling triumph with the Supra Rally to EJ Tackett's thrilling TV 300 achieved with the ExJ VIP Sigma, Motiv has cemented its authority as the ultimate force in pearl resin mastery.

Following the success of the Propulsion coverstock on the PBA Tour, MOTIV R&D set out to create a Propulsion cover that could handle higher concentrations of oil. The new Propulsion HVP cover on the Nuclear Forge is that cover. This Propulsion High Volume Pearl cover has more traction in oil than Propulsion DRS, but with the same technology at its base. This dynamic pearl coverstock is the pinnacle of MOTIV's expertise!

The Detonator core pulses with energy inside the Nuclear Forge. This highly stable core fuses a fast-spinning, low RG design with high differential strength. This combination provides the incredible control from the low RG, and when the high differential comes into play, it delivers unmatched traction and brute force.


  • Speed dominant Bowlers: The Nuclear Forge is a pearl with a strong enough core for speed dominant bowlers to use when creating angle down lane is necessary.  The combination of a high volume pearl cover and a low rg/high differential core means speed dominant bowlers can trust that their ball will still create shape when most pearls just can’t.
  • Balanced Bowlers: For balanced bowlers the Nuclear Forge is the first symmetrical pearl out of the bag.  When transition hits and these bowlers are forced to find some help through the front, the Nuclear Forge is a great solution.  The strong pearl cover can still handle moderate to medium heavy volumes of oil while providing ample down lane motion.
  • Rev Dominant Bowlers: On higher friction surfaces rev dominant players are so often forced into pearl covers to start their block.  The fast revving, big flaring Detonator core will help rev dominant bowlers have some control while still creating the angle through the front that their physical game demands of them. 

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

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  • Weight BlockDetonator™ Symmetrical
  • Cover StockPropulsion HVP Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length72
  • Backend89
  • 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 5.0 (Based on 31 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 12/24/2023
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Reno nv
    About Me Two handed bowler average of 206
    Rating 5.0
    Great ball for the heavy oil

    Bought the Nuclear Forge when my pro shop got it in. Drilled it for a longer lane angle than the way I drilled my Coral Venom. So far I like how it’s forgiving. If I miss my mark by two boards it’s as advertised great backend action, fast in the front. Great ball. I work in a pro shop now and I am getting more eyes on Motiv balls. My son bowls with Motiv and was the main reason I went from Hammer to Motiv so we have almost every ball you offer. My son bowls with the whole VIP, Supra, Jackal Ambush, and Black Venom now. We are waiting for the new Jackal. Thanks Motiv

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 03/22/2024
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Waupun, WI
    About Me Recreational League Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Love this Ball!

    Was looking for a ball that fit my style and this is what I found. This ball hooks and hits! I bet I bowled 30-50 pins over my average with this bad boy! Not only that this ball is gorgeous and looks awesome rolling down the lane. The colors are great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 03/05/2024
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Garden Grove, CA
    Rating 5.0
    Nuclear Forge

    Super clean through the front and bites hard on the backend. Was actually able the put up some decent scores on cheetah pattern in my sport league.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 02/21/2024
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Kuna, ID
    Rating 5.0

    I love this ball. Early in the block and in later blocks, it's a little sharp on the pocket. But when the lane has been blended a little bit, this ball hits like a nuke!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 01/24/2024
    Product Nuclear Forge
    Rating 5.0

    This ball is great! You can move left and never have a problem. This ball hits hard! My first 300 with this ball!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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