Alpha Jackal

Item Number: MTVAJKALP

$269.9915 Read Reviews

The Jackal™ reigns supreme on heavy oil!  For over a half-decade the Jackal line of bowling balls has been the dominant force for heavy oil.  The latest addition to the line, the Alpha Jackal™ pushes the boundaries by providing more hook with the control and devastating continuation that you expect.    

Following the success of the Jackal Ghost, we decided it was time to provide bowlers with an updated, stronger, solid reactive cover on the Predator V2 weight block.  Featuring Coercion™ HV3 Solid Reactive cover stock, the Alpha Jackal™ is all about creating traction in places where the previous Jackals could not.  This is the strongest cover ever used in the Jackal™ line. 

The Predator V2 asymmetric weight block driving the Alpha Jackal™ boasts a very low RG and loads of differential.  This enables you to maximize both revs and track flare.  

Players looking for traction on heavy or long oil patterns need to have the Alpha Jackal™ in their bag.  Expect speed dominant players who already depend on the reliability of the Jackal line to fall in love with the added hook and control of the Alpha edition.    

Along with outstanding performance, the solid Alpha Jackal™ is an eye-catching combination of purple and blue that gets attention both on the shelf and on the lanes. 

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Specifications

  • Weight BlockPredator™ V2
  • Cover StockCoercion™ HV3 Solid Reactive
  • Finish2000 LSS
  • Weight Range14, 15, 16
  • Length12
  • Backend17.5
  • Hook62
  • Flare Potential7"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.48Max Differential .047Int. Differential .013
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.47Max Differential .054Int. Differential .015
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.51Max Differential .049Int. Differential .014
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 15 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 01/07/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Greenville, SC
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    The Alpha Jackal

    The layout I used on the Alpha Jackal is 50x5x30. I was amazed with how this ball rolled for me. I typically cannot throw many asymmetric cores on house shots due to them using up all their energy in the front part of the lane. For how much the Alpha sees the fronts, it does not quit down lane. This ball is very continuous and will work well on fresh house shots and heavy oil patterns. The Alpha Jackal will be traveling with me for a while as my strongest ball in my bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 01/07/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Jenison, MI
    Rating 5.0
    Impressive

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never had any success with a Jackal, or a big asymmetrical ball for that matter. After a lot of research I decided the layouts may have been the issue with my slightly rev dominant style. So I tried something much weaker than I typically would have on a ball like this. I ended up with 70 x 4.5 x 40. Wow what a difference.

    Of course this high performance, solid, asymmetrical, strong ball hooks. That’s not the impressive part. The impressive part to me is how it’s able to start very early, yet maintain energy for the backend to go through the pins with. On a house shot the Alpha forced me to play VERY deep, but the early rolling nature does NOT force this ball to burn up and hit dead. It continues through the pins as I’m playing a much straighter line. Easily the biggest hooking ball I’ve thrown, but more importantly than that, the continuation is the impressive part. I’ve yet to see the ball deflect, which is what I’ll commonly run into with these high performance balls, especially on a house shot.

    All in all the part of this ball that stands out to me is this; the position on the ball chart is exactly spot on, and it’s definitely the TOP of the chart. Also, it’s heavy rolling and carries well while being forgiving and user friendly.

    The only downside (to me, personal preference) is I don’t love the color, but watching this ball go through the pins make the color really easy to ignore if you don’t care for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 01/05/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Akron, OH
    About Me Motiv Staff, Turbo Staff - Perfect Fit Pro Shop
    Rating 5.0
    Alpha Jackal

    I have had a great deal of success with the Ghost, so I was greatly anticipating the release of the Alpha. Motiv never seems to disappoint with the hype vs. reality when it comes to the new releases. I am blown away with the versatility of a ball with this much early traction. The Alpha never seems to burn up especially with a little lane shine. This may be a ball that gets drilled again with a little polish to create more down lane motion. The V2 core has become my 2nd favorite core only behind the detonator. I can't wait to see what is in store for this line, maybe a pearl!?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 01/02/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Orlando Fl
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Alpha Jackal

    My layout 60x4 1/4x75
    The Alpha Jackal is a a true alpha. For how strong this ball is in the front part of the lane, it creates a lot of overall motion. It also does not hit the pins like it's lost any energy at all
    for how strong it is upfront. This ball will be perfect for heavier oil conditions and managing a steep house shot walled pattern. I personally never find strong cover asym balls very versatile, so this is a breath of fresh air.
    Core Numbers are RG 2.47 DIFF.054 INT.DIFF.015. This ball is earlier than the Ghost, but in my opinion still creates more angle. You will not be disappointed.

    Motiv Staff
    Chris Polizzi

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 12/30/2019
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Enola, PA
    About Me Motiv Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Alpha Jackal provides more hook with the control and devastating continuation that you expect from a heavy oil ball!

    The Alpha Jackal is a beast of a ball and an instant favorite in my bag! The technology features a very low RG & loads of differential which enables you to maximize both revs and track flare. The cover stock, the Coercion HV3 Solid Reactive, creates all kinds of traction in the oil. Now put this cover around the Predator V2 asymmetric weight block and you will get more hook and devastating continuation we all love. Any serious bowler will want this gem!

    Motiv Staffer
    Stephen Haas
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/nJolcBAsNkQ

    I would recommend this to a friend

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