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Forza GT

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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About the Bowler

League Average:
243
PAP:
4 1/2 x 3/4
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Forza GT for me is such a better overall ball than the original Forza was. I still get the same benchmark feel with it but get much more continuation and I am able to use it for a much longer period of time. The GT is not as early as the Original Forza but can certainly handle the same amount of oil. Compared to the Redline, the GT is earlier and more controllable but they compliment each other very well. This ball is best on medium to drier lane conditions with the out of box surface. This ball should be able to handle more amounts of oil at a 1000 or 500 grit surface.

Adam Chase
Motiv Staff
Vise Staff
Apparel EFX Staff

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League Average:
177
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Just bought this ball....I am a pretty low-rev bowler who started with a low weight ball (11 lbs Cyclone), and wanted something a bit heavier and designed for traction that would grip well enough to help me out on standard house lane conditions to get a decent hook. I decided on a 13 lbs Forza GT. Motiv actually uses their performance cores in their 13lb balls, something that, in my search, I found out is pretty rare. That was a big part of my decision (although, I have to admit that a good part of the decision was just how good this ball looks) Had it out today and bowled 196,197,and 189 and can tell it's just going to get better.
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League Average:
237
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Motiv Forza GT has been my favorite piece since signing my contract in May. This symmetrical hybrid has been the most versatile ball in my bag as it can be thrown from multiple angles. The pin under my ring one is a little earlier than the pin up one but is very smooth, while the pin up one gives me the same shape but a few feet later. They are perfect compliments to each other. Both retain energy and go through the pins very well. This fits in my bag behind the Trident and in front of the Paranoia. This is definitely a ball that can be the focal point of an arsenal, as it is a must have.

Motiv Staffer
Michael Martell

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League Average:
230+
PAP:
3 1/2 over, 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – 425
Ball Speed – 17 mph (down-lane)
PAP – 3 ½ over, ¾ up
Right-handed

Test Environment:
Fresh 42’ THS

Review:
The Forza GT is going to be strongly versatile on numerous patterns, both house and sport. I compared my Forza GT to my Primal Rage Remix, as both contain a Hybrid coverstock. I easily noticed how the Forza GT gets into a heavier roll through the front and middle part of the lane. Having a similar layout on my Rage Remix, I did notice the smoother motion on the backend of the lane. With the signature continuation on the backend, the shape does remind me the Covert Revolt and original Forza – which is still amazing and a favorite to a lot of bowlers. The combination of the Forza GT and Rage Remix will a great combination, especially for those that compete in numerous tournaments and bowls in multiple houses.

Summary:
The Forza GT will easily become the benchmark ball for a lot of bowlers. It’s heavy rolling, has a smooth shape on the backend, and keeps hooking without sacrificing any hitting power. It wouldn’t shock me to hear that this may be the best Forza yet. The Forza GT will be a great compliment to many of the other MOTIV balls, both current and older.

Darryl Carreon
MOTIV Staff / PBA Member

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League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Forza GT Review

Motiv Bowling has introduced the New Forza GT. I drilled the Forza GT just like i drill all my symmetrical balls (65 x 4 1/2 x 35). I love this layout because it gives me plenty of flare without sacrificing down-lane hook for my style. This is one of my favorite balls in my bag right now. The Forza GT is the third Forza in the series and in my opinion the best out of the three. The Forza has a New Helix HR (Hybrid Reactive) coverstock, which raps around the Torx Core that is used in the previous two Froza’s. The Forza GT still gives me a benchmark feel, but will give you more continuation down lane. Compared to the original Forza the GT will not be as early, but can handle the same amount of oil and will continue through the pins better. Compared to Redine, the Forza GT is earlier with better continuation but they are a really great compliment to each other. I have used this ball on multiple pattern and tournament. The Forza GT is best when used on medium to light lane conditions. If you are looking for a benchmark ball with great continuation through the pins. The Forza GT should be your balls of choice!. Jonathan Sellers Motiv Staffer

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League Average:
237
PAP:
5 5/8 over, 1 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bobby Benton
Maryland

Motiv Forza GT
45 x 4 x 45 (OOB Surface)

Personal Stats:
400-450 RPM
18-20 MPH
PAP - 5 5/8" over, 1" up
Axis Tilt - Estimated 8-12 Degrees
Current League Average: 238

Intended Use:
I put my go to pin-down layout on this ball looking for a nice benchmark motion. With its hybrid coverstock, the Forza GT is a little later than the original Forza, and a little later than the Forza Redline.

Reaction:
I got exactly what I was looking for out of the Forza GT. This ball is one of the first out of the bag on medium-oily lane conditions. The hybrid coverstock retains enough energy to pop off the back of the pattern, but the ball is strong enough not to hydroplane in oil.

Overall:
The Forza GT provides an excellent look at the lanes as first out of the bag. If I need something stronger, I can use a Trident. Smoother, a Revolt Havoc. Weaker, drop down to a Venom Shock. Very predictable motion that has been great on those medium length patterns.

Motiv Staff Member

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PAP:
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Experience:
Got to throw this ball a few times now! I really liked the forza, but at times found it needed more oil than the lane had in order to stay on line. This ball has more length and that continuous motion that the original forza had. This ball I feel one can use more of the lane and keep the ball in your hands for much longer. I was able to start in the track and migrate to around 22 at the arrows in league and it still had a ton of power hitting the pocket! This ball is very versatile and can be used on a variety of patterns. In my opinon thus far I feel that it fits between the forza and the redline. I feel the paranoia could be a great step down from the forza if you need some flip or the cobra if you needed it to be smoother but have some length. The motiv line right now has so many good balls in the line! If you haven't tried one, I would try to get your hands on one of these balls, you will not be disappointed.

Motiv staffer,
Will Barnes

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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 1/8" right x 7/8" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout:
65 x 5 ½” x 40

Building upon the success of the reliable Torx core (2.50RG, .051Diff), the latest iteration of the Forza line not only looks good on the shelf, it leaves its mark on the lane as well. The new Helix HR coverstock (finished at 4000 LSS) allows the GT to read the mids like the original while still saving energy for some backend pop similar to the Redline. This ball is slotted to provide a middle ground for the Forza line and it does not fail. Throwing mine on several shots I have found that it blends the wet/dry extremely well, giving me a more tempered reaction at the breakpoint without sacrificing a continuous backend roll through the deck. The ability for this to read the mids gives me a heads up on the transitions but also some forgiveness in case I was a bit behind the move. Even when I get deeper on the lane I can see the ball blending out the hook spot to give me a controllable breakpoint. If you’re looking for a benchmark ball that will control the pocket for you while giving you a bit of miss-right forgiveness, look no further than the Forza GT.

Trent Overbey
In the Zone Pro Shop
Motiv Staff


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League Average:
237
PAP:
5 1/4 over 1" down
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
212
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
the new Forza GT was coming out with the same core, and a new Hybrid Cover. My hope was that the Forza GT would be right in the middle of my arsenal, and after throwing it for a while under a variety of conditions – that’s exactly what I got: My new benchmark ball! On average length fresh oil patterns I find that the GT has just the right amount of traction to deliver perfect continuation through the pins.

On fresh sport patterns (in the 38 to 42 foot range) is where the GT shines the most for me. It is smooth and easy to read and gives me a real accurate sense of what the lane is offering me that day. Plus, since it’s right in the middle of my line-up, I am able to easily transition to another ball that might have have a little more back-end, or pick up a bit earlier. I’ve also experimented and found that the GT really takes to surface adjustments very well to really fine tune the shape. If you’ve been waiting for a dependable, benchmark performer, I’d say that the Forza GT is it!

--Kevin Gallagher—
MOTIV Staff
PBA Member

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This ball is the newest introduction into the Forza line of MOTIV bowling balls. The MOTIV Forza GT features the new Helix™ HR (Hybrid Reactive) cover stock combined with the Torx core . It's clean through the front of the lane, it reads the med lane for change of direction and makes a strong but controllable move on the backend. Most importantly, it features the continuation that MOTIV balls are becoming known for.

It will be a great fit in your bag on medium oil. The Forza GT will become that benchmark ball in your bag you can count on to read the lanes and blend out patterns on the fresh, yet give you more then enough backends that you won't want to put the ball away after five frames.

My Forza GT is laid out with the pin to the right of my ring finger, the cg stacked straight up and down and an extra hole about 1" below my PAP. This ball has already found a place in my bag, it's a great ball first out of my bag. The ball gives me very readable controlled roll and blends the fresh out very nicely. The Hybird cover creates a new and exciting look in the Forza line, combining the roll of the original Forza and the backend reaction of the Redline. I believe we'll be seeing A LOT of these going down the lanes this coming league and tournament season.

Craig Auerbach
MOTIV Staff Member
Florida

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League Average:
235
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Review:

The Motiv Forza GT is the newest release from Motiv bowling. The Forza GT is the hybrid version of the Forza line and is the most balanced of all three. The Forza GT brings together Torx core and the new Helix HR hybrid reactive. This combination gives the Forza GT the smooth, continuation from the original Forza and the length through the pins we saw with the Forza Redline. The GT gives the bowlers that proper balance but still being true to the Forza line.

INNER CORE Torx
COVERSTOCK Helix HR
FINISH 4000 Grit LSS

Comments:

If you go around and ask my core friends or Motiv teammates and you will know the Forza Redline was my ball of choice this past season. I loved everything about that bowling ball because it gave me what I thought was missing from the original Forza so I was excited to see what the Forza GT had to bring. First, this is my favorite color scheme because I’m from Michigan and huge UofM fan so that was my first thought but boy has the piece blew my mind away. What the Forza GT gives me is I feel I can play any part of the lane and still have the confidence to knock 10 pins down. I felt that with the balance in length that gives me the confidence I need. High rev players will love the piece on fresh house shot and flatter sport shot condition because of the balance of smooth ball motion, aggressive downlane motion and angle into the pocket. Lower rev players will love this piece because that can get out of their confront zone without worrying about power.
Likes: Smooth and aggressive downlane motion; angular; Overall well balanced.
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League Average:
226
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Forza GT is latest ball from MOTIV bowling that uses the Torx core found in the Forza and Forza Redline. The GT is equipped with the new Helix Hybrid Reactive (HR) cover stock. While the Forza was early and smooth and the Redline was long and strong, the GT is a blend of both. Not as early and not as strong which means better control. Playing tighter angles on longer patterns with control is definitely a must in my bag and should be in your bag. It's been hard for me to take the Venom Shock out of my hands but this ball has just about done that. I have drilled Forza GT, one pin up/no hole and one pin down with a hole 2 inches down from my axis. They are quickly becoming new favorites.
The blue/dark blue color combo with bright yellow Neomark logo provides amazing shelf appeal and looks great going down the lane. If you liked the Forza and Redline, you'll love changing gears and throwing the GT.

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League Average:
225
PAP:
4 1/4" x 1 3/8"
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
DESCRIPTION
INNER CORE - Torx™
COVERSTOCK - Helix™ HR
FINISH - 4000 Grit Laser Scan Sanding
RG RATING - 2.50 (15 lbs)
RG DIFFERENTIAL - 0.51 (15 lbs)
FLARE POTENTIAL - 5"+
REACTION
The Forza GT follows in line with other Motiv releases in that is fills a gap without reacting like other equipment in our current lineup. The GT is designed for medium oil and reads in the midlane. The all new Helix™ coverstock gets the ball to the mid lane without bogging down in the heads. The GT doesn't just go forward off the spot, it continues to drive with energy through the pins.
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COMPARISONS
The balls I chose to compare the pin down Forza GT to were the Revolt Havoc, Paranoia, and Venom Cobra. If you watch the video you'll be able to see the Havoc starts up earlier and has more total overall hook than GT. The Paranoia gets further down lane with less overall hook and isn't able to recover from the same line as the GT. The Cobra also gets further down lane than the GT and is is even weaker than the Paranoia. The GT fits in between the Havoc, Paranoia, and Cobra in ball motion and overall hook. It doesn't start as early as the Havoc, but it is earlier and stronger than both the Paranoia and Cobra. This places the GT firmly in the benchmark category.
The balls I chose to compare to the pin up Forza GT were the original Forza, Octane Burn, and Venom Shock. The original Forza is earlier and forward off the spot providing very little continuation through the pins. The Octane Burn gets further down lane and while it responds faster to friction, isn't as strong as the GT in overall hook. For me, the Venom Shock had to closest shape to the GT than all of the other balls I compared to the GT. The main difference I saw was in overall hook and continuation. The Shock is more mild by design and for me is more forward off the spot than the GT.
SUMMARY
"Benchmark" is a term that gets thrown around in the bowling industry quite often and I must admit I find the Forza GT to be just that. It's a ball designed for medium oil that doesn't start too early or too late. It isn't forward off the spot nor does it go sideways either. Since I have drilled my two GT's I keep finding myself going back to them frequently. During practice I will throw whatever I bring with me and when my GT is in the bag, I usually end up throwing it. I find it to be quite versatile and usable on a wide variety of patterns because of how well it controls and reads the lane. It's the perfect fit between not only the original Forza and the Redline, but also the medium/heavy and light oil choices. If you are looking for a ball that can be used on a multitude of conditions, check out the Forza GT.
Motiv Staff Member
Doug Anderson

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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Forza GT
The new Forza GT is a ball that I have anxiously awaited. I have been a huge fan of the Forza Redline since it was released. The Forza Redline provided me a great mid lane read with a much stronger back end than the original Forza. The new Forza GT takes it one step further. The new Hybrid Coverstock ( Helix HR) provides the traction needed on Medium Oil patterns with both length and control. The pearlized coverstock adds the hitting power and continuation we have all come to love from Motiv equipment. For me the pin up v ersion provided some added length with a very similar shape and was a great compliment to the pin down version which read much earlier in the mid lane but wasn’t over reactive. The Forza GT is a great complimental piece to the Redline for me as it will provide me with the additional shapes needed to compete at the PBA level while still providing the predictability of the Forza line.

Rick Zakrajsek
Motiv Staff

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League Average:
241
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The MOTIV Forza GT... It appears that MOTIV might be on a bit of a Hybrid cover kick, and truthfully, I AM NOT COMPLAINING ONE BIT. The basic definition of any Hybrid piece is to try and provide the best of both world in ball reaction, length with a much smooth roll. There is nothing basic when it comes to the Forza GT as a Hybrid. I find myself having a difficult time not pulling this piece out of the bag in any form of competition.
Continuing forward with the Forza product line, we find ourselves with a new hybrid cover stock in the Helix HR wrapped around the well-known Forza trademark Torx core. This combination delivers a good amount of traction through medium oil patterns along with length for reliable continuation down lane.
If anyone recalled my Redline review last year, ‘benchmark’ was my word of choice to describe that ball. Now, I am not going to go back on this review, but I must say that the Forza GT made me re-consider my choice of word. Instead, I’ve decided to say that they are both benchmark pieces (yes, I’m copping out on this one!). I just can’t deny the unique ball motion that the GT offers. This hybrid cover does allow for a bit earlier roll than we see with the Redline, BUT it still has length and continuation minus a skip-flip reaction. With this combination, I can keep my angles in front of me and play up the lanes due to this semi-early roll to the ball. The beauty of the GT though, is the fact that, if/when the heads do begin to go, I can chase the shot right slightly (remember... LEFTY HERE) and open up my angle without sacrificing pin carry with the continuation that this piece provides.
One great example of this controllable continuation occurred to me just last week. My 3 person team, which has myself and a fellow lefty had moved to a new pair. Now this pair previously had another lefty with a very high rev rate (a rev rate similar to Ryan Ciminelli actually). Now this gentlemen decided to take one of his weaker pieces and play 10 to 5 line for 2 games before switching to a different pair. Now you can image, with such a high rev rate on a second shift shot, how fried the lanes had to be outside of 7. What did I do you may ask? Enter the Forza GT my friends. With the controlled continuation, I was able to inch myself in to about 12 at lay down and simple allow the ball to drift out to 6 or 7 at about 43 feet. Once this piece hit that spot, it didn’t make a quick snap for the head pin, a smooth transition with no loss of hitting power, and 10 strikes later.. I start off with a 289 (Hey.. a 7 Pin is still my best friend regardless of what piece).

Ryan Wyandt
MOTIV Staff Member
West Lawn, PA
rwyandt869@gmail.com
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