Nuclear Forge

Item Number: MTVBFGNCL

$219.9913 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.

When to Use:

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. 

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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 13 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 11/27/2023
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Ballwin, MO
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Skid Snap For Days

    Holy Angular Backend Motion!! I didn't think this shape was attainable with the Detonator Core. This core tends to like to be pretty forward, rolly if you will. Even the Iron Forge was more of a Forward Symmetric Pearl in my hands. But this, WOW!! Not sure how many tournaments this will go to for that reason but I can see this being a really fun ball for league. Stand Left, Throw Right and Watch it Snap Back thru the Pins.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 11/22/2023
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Cold Spring MN
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Most Useful polished ball from Motiv to date

    Wow a Motiv shiny ball that is super responsive that does not go dead forward. Absolute home run easy revving with decent length and great continuation. By far my favorite shiny release from Motiv in a long time. For me I need a shiny ball to do one thing and that is be consistent in its response to friction and the Nuke does it in spades. Bravo Motiv
    Eric George
    Motiv Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 11/16/2023
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Denver, CO
    About Me Motiv shop staff
    Rating 5.0
    Favorite Pearl from Motiv

    The Nuclear Forge is quickly becoming my new favorite pearl in the Motiv lineup. I really enjoyed the Iron forge,
    and the Nuclear is just the stronger and better version. It is still nice and clean through the front part of the lane,
    but surprisingly strong and very continuous, allowing it to play on many different conditions, and come roaring back even when you think you might have leaked it a little too much to the outside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 11/13/2023
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Waukesha, Wi
    About Me Bowling is life
    Rating 5.0
    First 300!!!

    This ball is the best pearl I have ever gotten to throw. I was able to bowl my first 300!! Don’t think twice! Buy this ball!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 11/06/2023
    Product Nuclear Forge
    From Cockeysville MD
    About Me Motiv Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Go Nuclear

    Core: Detonator
    Type: Symmetrical
    Coverstock: Propulsion HVP Pearl Reactive
    Box Finish: 5000 Grit LSS
    Layout: 60 x 4 3/8 x 40

    Nuclear Forge will provide you with more angularity than Pride Empire and Iron Forge.
    Nuclear Forge is earlier than Iron Forge and provides better traction than Ripcord Launch and Supra Rally in the midlane.
    Nuclear Forge provides ample backend cornering strong exiting the pattern, bowlers that like seeing a strong change of direction and a big back end motion will like what the Nuclear Forge offers.

    I wasn’t too successful using Nuclear Forge on excessive burn, when the middle of lane gets too toasty for my liking Nuclear Forge was too big. However on such conditions Yellow Jacket is more ideal.

    K.C. White II
    Motiv Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

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