Forge Flare

Item Number: MTVBFGFLA

47 Read Reviews

Retired 12/1/2021

The Forge™ Flare brings the heat with solid reactive technology unlike anything ever seen before in the MOTIV® line!  Designed for use on medium-heavy oil conditions, it provides unparalleled traction in the front of the lane, without sacrificing down lane reaction. 

The ability of the Forge™ Flare to shape so easily in higher oil volumes is possible because of new Coercion™ MXC (MaXimum Continuation) Solid Reactive cover stock.  It is the strongest solid shell ever created by MOTIV®.  Most impressive is the continuation from such a strong cover.  

The Forge™ Flare partners this new cover technology with the symmetrical Detonator™ core, which is utilized to provide a low RG and high differential.  The result is a fast revving, strong, and continuous bowling ball with massive track flare potential.

When To Use:

  • Speed Dominant: Often, speed dominant bowlers are forced to use an asymmetric bowling ball to limit the skid phase as much as possible.  Sometimes, this means sacrificing continuation.  By combining this unbelievably strong cover with a symmetrical core, the bowler will be able to rely on the shell to slow the ball down without sacrificing continuation at all.
  • Balanced: This is the ball that a tweener dreams of.  A ball so strong that they are able to move left on high volume patterns and see shape instead of having their shim taken away by the higher rev players.  The Forge Flare opens a new portion of the lane for fresh oil and early transition in heavy oil for balanced bowlers.
  • Rev Dominant: Rev dominant players will find that they can shape a Forge Flare with ease in a way that no other solid cover ball has ever allowed them on heavy oil. 


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  • Weight BlockDetonator™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockCoercion™ MXC Solid Reactive
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length53
  • Backend70
  • Hook73
  • 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 47 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 05/26/2023
    Product Forge Flare
    From Mesa, AZ
    About Me 200+ Avg League Bowler, 2-3 Leagues A Week
    Rating 5.0
    Heavy Hitter for Heavy Oil

    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 would recommend this to a friend

  2. 12/13/2022
    Product Forge Flare
    From Philadelphia Pennsylvania
    About Me Love this ball
    Rating 5.0
    First 800

    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 would recommend this to a friend

  3. 07/22/2022
    Product Forge Flare
    From Morristown, MN
    About Me 17-18mph 375rpm
    Rating 5.0
    HEAVY oil ball

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 04/21/2022
    Product Forge Flare
    From Lincoln, NE
    Rating 5.0
    Fantastic ball

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 03/29/2022
    Product Forge Flare
    From Cody, Wyoming
    About Me Tournament bowler, lefty with a 200 avg.
    Rating 5.0
    Best bowling ball i've had

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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