Customer Reviews | 8 Customer Questions
By Wheels from Cincinnati, OH
Motiv Forge Fire
The Forge Fire is the first ball I was able to drill up and it sure made a huge impact on me. I drilled my Forge Fire 65x5x35. The biggest thing I love the most about this ball is how predictable the motion is for me. In league I am able to start with this ball and even through transition, I can keep moving left and throw this ball all 3 games and not lose any momentum. This is a benchmark ball for me in my bag and I will not go anywhere without it. I highly recommend getting this ball in your bag!
By Danielle from New York
Light it up
The Forge Fire has been an instant first ball out of the bag for me since making its debut. It has become my new bench mark, although it is on the stronger side.
The Fire has the angular Infusion cover that was first used on the Ripcord, allowing bowlers to create angle on heavier oil patterns. This cover gives a quicker response to friction, therefore creating more angle than the original Forge. I've been able to use this ball on your typical house shot, playing further left on the lane than I normally can on fresh with other balls.
I've seen a good transition from trident abyss to forge fire to ripcord throughout a block of tournament play. When I moved left to a point I can't create the angle I needed with the abyss, this ball was there to get through the front and give me strong back end without having to really change where I want to play on the lanes. That last statement is huge for me, I'm a bowler who would rather change balls than move from an area of a lane that I've already become comfortable in if I can.
I've seen great things from the Forge Fire from a variety of players, and it is definitely a stand out with the color scheme. Go out, get one, and shoot some scores.
By James from Bend, OR
MOTIV Forge Fire
I drilled two Forge Fireballs because I wanted to see the reaction I'd get down lawn with my traditional 60x5.75x30 and to see how a shorter pin to pap would react(drilled 60x3.75x30).
The Forge Fire is a strong symmetrical piece and with my shorter pin to pap layout it works really well on a fresh house shot. When the heads burn up and the ball sees friction early I can stay in the same zone and use my longer pin to pap layout. I noticed that the short pin to pap layout flared a lot more and would burn its energy really early if I wasn't playing deep enough in the oil therefore causing some carry/defection concerns. The longer pin to pap layout gave me room to play right longer and I noticed greater continuation and a higher carry percentage when the lanes broke down.
The Forge Fire is cleaner and a faster response ball compared to the Forge. When the Forge responds too quickly to friction you can move to the Fire and get the down lane reaction and the extra push through the fronts. I like the angularity and versatility this ball provides and it can be used on a variety of patterns.