Motiv Iron Forge Bowling Ball

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  • Motiv Iron Forge Bowling Ball and Core
  • Motiv Iron Forge Bowling Ball
  • Motiv Iron Forge Bowling Ball Core
MSRP: $269.95
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Motiv Iron Forge Bowling Ball

  • Color: Silver/Red
  • Coverstock: Infusion MVP Pearl Reactive
  • Weight Block: Detonator
  • Factory Finish: 5000 Grit LSP
  • Flare Potential: 5" +
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.47; 15lbs - 2.47; 14lbs - 2.49
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.054; 15lbs - 0.055; 14lbs - 0.054
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): N/A
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

“This is the strongest pearl symmetric ever manufactured by MOTIV® Bowling and it’s not even close.” - Nick Pahr - Motiv R&D

The Iron Forge™ is, without a doubt, the strongest pearl symmetric Motiv has made to date.  The latest addition to the popular Forge™ line, the Iron Forge™ has the same Detonator™ core as previous Forges™, but with the proven Infusion‡ MVP pearl seen on the Ripcord™ Velocity.  The combination creates unbelievable angle on  medium-heavy oil conditions. 

Inside the Iron Forge™ is the Detonator™ core.  This low rg / high differential core is the same absolute beast of a core used in the ultra strong Forge™ Flare.  The low rg and high differential core is stable, with a wide footprint on the lane; this combination equals more total hook, but also more mid-lane traction and control than other symmetrical core options.  This uniquely strong symmetrical core is what allows us to use such a clean and angular coverstock in moderately heavy oil patterns.

Around the Iron Forge™ is the Infusion™ MVP coverstock, the fastest response and most angular cover ever made by MOTIV®.  This cover has only previously been used on the Ripcord™ Velocity, which is widely accepted as the most angular ball ever made by MOTIV®.  Using this cover with such a strong core allows bowlers to see that proven angle on higher volumes of oil or earlier in their progression than they are able to use the Ripcord™ Velocity. 

When To Use:

Speed Dominant Bowlers: The incredibly strong core in the Iron Forge™ allows for speed dominant players to use a pearlized coverstock when that may have been difficult in the past.  Many speed dominant players are forced to use solids and hybrids rather than pearls simply because a clean cover combined with a clean core oftens skids too far for their game.  The Iron Forge™ allows these players to have an angular option in their bag when no other symmetrics would be strong enough.

Balanced Bowlers: The uniqueness of the Iron Forge™ for balanced bowlers is that the strong cover / angular core combination allows them to keep up with rev-dominant bowlers through transition.  When rev-dominant bowlers see transition, one of their great advantages is being able to create angle and follow transition into the pattern earlier than the rest of the field.  A high flare, fast spinning core paired with a sideways cover lets balanced bowlers stay ahead of transition without sacrificing carry or fearing that their ball will miss the breakpoint. 

Rev Dominant Bowlers: For rev dominant bowlers, this is a strong pearl cover that will allow for seeing length and control on higher friction surfaces even from the beginning of a block.  The Iron Forge™ is strong enough that many rev dominant bowlers will have the luxury of using a pearl coverstock on fresh oil, which is incredibly rare.  PBA Bowler Zac Tackett said that he was most excited that this was a ball he could use for an entire block. 

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
5000 Grit LSP
Core Type:
Pearl Reactive
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6 Reviews

  • 5
    Pearl Forge everyone wanted!

    I am absolutely blown away by the overall shape this ball has. I drilled it weaker than normal (60x5.5x30) and it is extremely clean through the front part of the lane and just absolutely roars back off the friction with a real consistent shape! The Iron Forge has become a staple in my bag for later in the day when the heads start to burn up in league. This is the Pearl Forge that everyone waited for, and we got exactly what we were asking for! Oh, and the colors are SICK! Jason Lettau MOTIV Staff

  • 5
    Motiv Iron Forge

    IRON FORGE Looking for something long and strong – THE IRON FORGE is just that and more- the comments I hear is man that ball is WAY stronger than what I expected. The Iron Forge is, without a doubt, the strongest pearl symmetric Motiv has made to date. The latest addition to the popular Forge line, the Iron Forge has the same core as previous Forges, but with the proven Infusion MVP pearl seen on the Ripcord Velocity. The combination creates unbelievable angle on medium-heavy oil conditions. This ball has allowed me to stay right longer but still provides the steeper angles to carry and provides the miss right forgiveness and ability to make the turn we all long for.. The Iron Forge is a great complement to the Shock and newer heavy oil balls giving you a great progressing in your bag or the comfort bowlers who like to stay right search for.

  • 5
    Iron Forge Review

    The Iron Forge is the strongest symmetric pearl Motiv has ever made.  This is the newest addition to the Forge line. The Iron Forge has the Detonator core. The same core as previous Forges. The Iron Forge has the Infusion MVP pearl also used on the Ripcord Velocity.  The combination of the two creates amazing angle on  medium-heavy oil conditions. This ball will be great when your Jackals are a little to much.

  • 4
    Iron forge

    Ball is very good shot 300 only throwing it 2 games. Normally motiv stuff I have to take the polish off to clean going down lane but not this one very clean through the fronts and very strong in the backends

  • 5
    Big Hook Pearl

    Hand: Right-Handed Ball Weight: 15 lbs. Rev Rate: 500 RPM Ball Speed: 18 Mph Tilt: 10 Rotation: 45 PAP: 5.125” over and .125” up Layout: 65 x 5.5 x 35 (Dual Angle) The Iron Forge is the biggest pearl I have in my bag. This ball does not need to see a ton of friction to hook down lane. It glides very easy down the lane and hooks a ton. This ball is a strong complement to my Rip Cord Velocity. When the Rip Cord Velocity goes to long, I can stay in the same spot and know without doubt that the ball the Iron Forge will pick up and turn the corner.

  • 5
    A strong addition

    The Iron Forge is a strong addition to the forge line. As someone who was a big fan of the Forge Fire and Forge Flare, the Iron Forge has added to my love of the line. The Iron Forge creates a strong down-lane motion and gives me more overall hook than the Ripcord Velocity which is a go-to for league. The Iron forge will be great for medium-longer patterns and those patterns with a bit more volume. If you’re looking for a strong down lane ball with a little extra hook, the Iron Forge is the ball for you!

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