Alpha Jackal

Item Number: MTVAJKALP

$269.9936 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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  • 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 36 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 01/23/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From St. Louis, MO
    About Me Motiv Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    The 8 Pin Doesn't Stand a Chance


    I got the required number of strikes to make my ball review video (generally I use 5-8 depending on what keeps it under 2 minutes) in under 5 minutes, so I kept the camera rolling and actually ended up with so many strikes that I could literally make a 1:50 video of me only throwing strikes after I edited down the initial 12 minute video.

    I’m editing the video as I write this, and I can tell you that this ball is running over the 8 pin almost every single shot as I rewatch them, and there’s a couple ways you can look at that; either I need to move left, or the ball doesn’t quit while going through the pins. Once the video is published, you’ll see that I eventually move about 10-15 by the end, and the 8 pin still has zero chance, so the ball might just be insane.

    My early experiences with this ball was that it was too much for everything we had on the machine to throw at it, it actually was too much for Route 66 at box, but looked awesome at 5500~. At that surface I was also able to use it on the house shot effectively.

    I took it back to a fresh 2k by resurfacer before shooting the video, then threw it on this year’s US Open 4 pattern after I got done shooting and made it look like a house shot, so that was pretty fun. No further surface adjustments before going front 8 in league on Thursday with it, so it seems that this one is also VERY surface friendly. All in all, this one’s pretty good!

    Jamison Peyton
    Motiv Staffer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 01/22/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Sartell MN
    Rating 5.0
    Alpha Jackal

    A new leader of the pack has arrived! The Alpha Jackal boasts an even stronger version of the Coercion cover stock with the newly formulated Coercion HV3 Solid. The vibrant colored cover stock makes a huge footprint in the oil and manages to provide continuation through the pin deck. I drilled two, a pin down 50-4 ¼-61 which creates a round and continuous motion. The second is a pin up drilled 60-5-35, this one revs a little later and goes forward off the spot. No matter the layout if you are looking to dominate heavy oil the Alpha Jackal is a great choice.

    Motiv Staff
    Eric George
    No Nickles Pro Shop Owner/Operator

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 01/21/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Belleville, MI
    Rating 5.0
    Just keep striking!

    The Alpha Jackal is the latest addition in the historical Jackal line from Motiv. My initial thoughts of seeing this ball was that the colors are incredible. Cosmetically this ball is amazing and is eye catching to anyone who sees it go down the lane. But this ball isn’t just pretty, the performance you get out of this ball is beyond worth it. I got the chance the first week with this ball to throw it on 45ft Mexico City and 2 different house patterns and I determined in the first week that it’s never leaving my bag. The overall hook was great but the continuation it offers even in the heaviest of oil conditions is what stood out to me. Not seeing the ball deflect and continue through the 8 pins is music to a bowlers eyes! On house conditions, I was playing left of everyone but the ball never rolled out and I got to keep moving left, kept throwing it right and kept seeing it continue. If you bowl tournaments or only bowl league, the Alpha Jackal will surprise you and offer you versatility you didn’t know you had!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 01/21/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Greenville, SC
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Alpha Jackal

    The layout I used on the Alpha Jackal is 65-5-30. I’ve never been a big fan of asymmetrical bowling balls but this one I’m a huge fan of. Normally I have problems with asymmetrical balls rolling out and stopping but not with this ball. This ball reads the middle part of the lane perfectly and still continues through the pins. I will be using this ball a lot to start tournaments on longer patterns and some medium patterns when there is enough volume. This is definitely one of my favorite balls in my bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 01/21/2020
    Product Alpha Jackal
    From Maple Grove, MN
    About Me Motiv Staffer/Pro Shop Operator
    Rating 5.0
    Alpha Jackal

    The New Motiv Alpha Jackal is something that I've never seen before. This ball is so strong and early, yet it still has a ton of pop on the back-end and unreal continuation thru the pins! The first one I drilled with a 60x5.75"x30 layout, allowing me to circle the lane and get it to the right with ease when there's a lot of volume in the middle. The second one I drilled at
    120x1-5/8"x70, which allows me to keep the ball in front of me and play straighter angles. Both have great reactions. This is a must own ball!

    Ball Speed 17
    Rev Rate 329
    Tilt 13*
    Rotation 75*
    PAP 4-7/8 over, 1/8 down

    I would recommend this to a friend


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