Forge Fire

Item Number: MTVBFGFIR

80 Read Reviews

10/16/2019 (Retired 8/2/2021)

The new Forge™ Fire brings the heat to the medium-heavy oil Forge™ line.   Featuring the new Infusion™ Hybrid Reactive coverstock, the Forge™ Fire has a much faster response to friction than the original Forge™.  This eye popping low rg/high differential symmetrical piece is a must have for people looking to stand out and strike!

The Infusion™ coverstock, previously used on the RipCord is an incredibly angular hybrid shell.  Bowlers reported creating more angle with the Ripcord™ than any ball previously manufactured by MOTIV® Bowling.  Now, we are offering this shell with a much lower radius of gyration and a substantially higher differential using the Detonator™ core.  The combination of an angular cover with a fast-spinning, high differential core is a ball that can create angle in high concentrations of oil. 

Bowlers who are speed dominant will be able to use the Forge™ Fire to create angle when friction begins to develop.  This larger core in the Forge Fire allows speed dominant bowlers to see the shapes that other players have with high rg cores. Rev dominant players who like to create angle will be able to do so with this ball earlier in the block or on higher concentrations of oil than they can normally use fast responding coverstocks due to the added traction from high flare and control of a low RG core.  Balanced bowlers can expect the Forge™ Fire to perform best on medium-heavy oil patterns when they need to create angle, but cannot “ball down” into truly skid/flip bowling balls.


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  • Weight BlockDetonator™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockInfusion™ Hybrid Reactive
  • Finish4000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length73
  • Backend83
  • Hook65
  • 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 4.9 (Based on 80 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 05/11/2022
    Product Forge Fire
    From Helena, Montana
    Rating 5.0
    Forgot how much I like this ball....

    For me this is the biggest ball in my arsenal but conditions need to be just right to use it. That being said I like to throw it now and then, WHAT A BEAST, always amazes me how much I love this ball.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 05/08/2022
    Product Forge Fire
    From Goshen, IN
    Rating 5.0
    Forge Fire

    This ball is as textbook as they come! One of the strongest pieces in my bag and can conquer any sport or challenge pattern put in front of me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 01/13/2022
    Product Forge Fire
    From Harrisburg, PA
    Rating 5.0
    My Favorite MOTIV of All-Time

    This ball is ALWAYS the first ball out of my bag. It has gone to every tournament that I have ever gone to and is always the first out for practice. The motion is super predictable and gives a general reading of the lanes, whether it be on a THS or on a sport/tournament pattern. I love this ball and everything it brings to the table.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 11/23/2021
    Product Forge Fire
    From Dayton, Ohio
    About Me One league a week and a few tournaments a year. Average 210
    Rating 5.0
    Good secondary ball

    We all know that the shock is the best motiv ball ever. Having said that this is usually then next ball out of my bag. It gives great shape down the lane and is very contentious through the pins. This ball has saved me many times on league night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 10/26/2021
    Product Forge Fire
    From Fontana, CA
    About Me 46 year old two hander
    Rating 5.0
    Best transition ball.

    Transition in the two houses where I bowl league is always a challenge. One house uses a higher viscosity oil that pushes back but dries out in the fronts relatively fast, while the other gets some really odd puddles in the mid-lane during game two.

    This ball pushes through both with ease with the factory cover stock, and with very little adjustment to hand placement or movement of my feet.

    Consistency. The Forge Fire has it in spades. I was really sad to see it discontinued, but I'm very glad I got one before it did!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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