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The Forge Flare is a great choice when you're hitting those REALLY heavy oil patterns. It won't be the best ball for a more typical house shot but it shapes great when there's a good amount of oil on the lanes. Controllable but gives you what you want from a big symmetrical ball.
Reads the midlane strong and continues like a monster. This won't be the most versatile ball in your bag but if you need a reliable first ball out on the fresh, the Forge Flare brings a really strong option to the table.
I threw my first 800 with this ball. I love how clean it can be through the fronts and a wicked strong backend I can create with it. No matter how far left I go this ball will carry the corners no matter how big of an angle I have to make. There is a reason why I have two of them.
I have a Jackal LE, but still wanted another Heavy oil ball.
According to the chart, this would be the next in line.
For ME, I have to say that's wrong. LOL This thing is a BEAST in truly heavy oil. And for me it's easy to tell when there isn't enough oil. If the ball rolls out and hits the pocket like a marshmallow, it's time to ball down a step.
Now when I find the flood.... this thing throws on the waders and makes the turn anyway. It doesn't care that there is 30+ of oil out there... Honestly it's probably good that most guys down throw this, because if more than 5 of us at a time threw them we might change the spin of the earth. If they made tires out of this material we wouldn't need snow tires. This ball gets TRACTION.
SO, if you are looking for a HEAVY oil ball that doesn't quit in the wet... this is it. If you want something to start a typical house shot on, for ME, I'd take a step down.
That's ME... your results may vary.
What a great ball, it is a hook monster from Motiv yet it is controllable and devastates the pins. The surface was changed for me to make it a little more controlled. But that ball hits like a semi truck going through the pins. A great product.
When I switched to Motiv, I had to get this one and It worked out very well, the Flare worked well with the pattern we used and even if i opened up I kept getting strikes all day.