The Iron Forge is, without a doubt, the strongest pearl symmetric Motiv has made to date and we are proud to release it to you this November. 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 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.
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.
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.