“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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|Ball||Brand||Comparison Grade||Coverstock||Core||RG||Diff||MB Diff||US/Overseas Release||Discontinued|
|Iron Forge||Infusion MVPPearl Reactive||DetonatorSymmetric||2.470||0.055|
|Jackal Flash||A||Infusion HV (High Volume) PearlPearl Reactive||Predator V2Asymmetric||2.470||0.054||0.015|
|Nuclear Forge||A-||Propulsion HVPPearl Reactive||DetonatorSymmetric||2.470||0.055|
|United Revolt||A-||Helix HFP (High Friction Pearl)Pearl Reactive||VanquishSymmetric||2.470||0.056|
|Sky Raptor||A-||Dynamic Infusion PearlPearl Reactive||Affliction V2Symmetric||2.480||0.055|
|Exotic Gem||A-||MicroTrax PearlPearl Reactive||Defiant LRGAsymmetric||2.470||0.053||0.016|
|Golden Jackal||A-||Hexion SE (Strength Enhanced)Pearl Reactive||Predator V3Asymmetric||2.470||0.055||0.019|
|Trident Quest||A-||Hexion PearlPearl Reactive||TurbulentAsymmetric||2.490||0.054||0.017|
|Innovator||A-||MOtion Magic PlusPearl Reactive||InnovatorAsymmetric||2.477||0.053||0.012|
|Statement Pearl||A-||Aggression Pearl CFIPearl Reactive||StatementAsymmetric||2.470||0.054||0.015|
|Scandal Pearl||A-||Semtex Pearl CFIPearl Reactive||ScandalSymmetric||2.480||0.054|
|Mythic Jackal||A-||Infusion HV 2:1 HybridHybrid Reactive||Predator V2Asymmetric||2.470||0.054||0.015|
|In2ition||A-||Prime DT PearlPearl Reactive||X-TypeAsymmetric||2.480||0.054||0.015|
|Verdict Pearl||A-||GSV-1 PearlPearl Reactive||JusticeSymmetric||2.480||0.055||0.018|
|Choice Pearl||A-||GSV-1 PearlPearl Reactive||MOD-1Symmetric||2.490||0.054|
|True Nirvana||A-||ECS Hook PearlPearl Reactive||Nirvana Ultra Low RGAsymmetric||2.477||0.054||0.013|
|VIP ExJ Sigma||A-||Dynamic Infusion PearlPearl Reactive||SigmaSymmetric||2.470||0.047|
|Kingpin Gold Special Edition||A-||ECA-X PearlPearl Reactive||Kingpin Ultra Low RGAsymmetric||2.483||0.055||0.020|
|Ethos||A-||HK22 - Savvy Hook 4.0 PearlPearl Reactive||EthosSymmetric||2.481||0.053|
|Game Breaker Asym||A-||GB 12.0 PearlPearl Reactive||V2 AsymmetricalAsymmetric||2.468||0.054||0.008|
|Power Torq Pearl||A-||ERT PearlPearl Reactive||TorqSymmetric||2.489||0.054|
|Tyrant Pearl||A-||Reflex Pearl HSTPearl Reactive||TyrantAsymmetric||2.480||0.056||0.011|
|Rip'D Pearl||A-||Aggression Pearl CFIPearl Reactive||Rip'DAsymmetric||2.480||0.054||0.014|
|Paragon Pearl||A-||HK22 - QR-11 PearlPearl Reactive||I-Core 3.0Asymmetric||2.486||0.056||0.015|