Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Iron Forge
Reviewed:November 2021
Coverstock Specs
Name:Infusion MVP Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:5000 Grit LSP
Color:Silver / Red
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Iron Forge is the fourth ball in the Forge line from Motiv. It has the glossiest finish out of all the Forge balls, coming out of the box at a 5000 grit LSP finish. The symmetrical Detonator weight block that originated with the original Forge is now wrapped in the Infusion MVP Pearl Reactive coverstock that was used previously on the Ripcord Velocity. The Iron Forge offers plenty of back end reaction and it gave our testers their best looks on our fresh medium oil test pattern and in transition as more friction developed across our other patterns.

Cranker had a great reaction on the fresh medium oil pattern. He was able to start much farther left and wheel the ball outside as much as he wanted, with good reaction on misses both inside and outside. The box finish allowed for a great reaction from start to finish of the testing session, with Cranker simply moving left as the oil broke down. Cranker’s higher rev rate allowed his ball to pick up very nicely on the heavy oil pattern compared to the other two testers. The increased oil volume of this pattern highlighted the

Additional Motiv Iron Forge Resources

Click here to visit Motiv's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

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