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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’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 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!?
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.
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!