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The Golden Jackal is the latest release from MOTIV Bowling products. They say a legend never dies and boy are we right with the Golden Jackal. The Golden Jackal brings back the legend of the original pearl Jackal with the shape we loved to today’s standards and technology. The Golden Jackal features the Predator V3 asymmetrical weight block and we paired it with the Hexion SE cover stock. This combination gives the Golden Jackal massive hooking power and strong backend motion that just drives through the pins on heavy oil. If you’re looking for something strong and looks good then the Golden Jackal is for you.
Weight Block Predator V3
Cover Stock Hexion SE Pearl
Finish 4000 Grit LSS
As they say a legend never dies and The Golden Jackal brings a legend back to life. If you loved how the original Jackal looked and preformed then you will love the Golden Jackal. I love the shape it gives me as well as it performs when I’m bowling on heavier and flatter patterns. For me being a higher rev player, THS I will use this first game but as the pattern breaks down, I’ll ball down to something slower response. But this is the ball I usually use when bowling tournaments because it just does not disappoint. Medium to higher rev players will love this ball just as I previous stated. Lower rev players will love this because the length you will get as the hitting power both on fresh and as lanes break down and you have to move in.
Likes: Hooking power; Retainable Energy; continuation through the pins
I recommend the Golden Jackal for all types of bowlers.
MOTIV Staff Player,
The Golden Jackal is the latest pearl asymmetric offering in MOTIV's Hp lineup. Incorporating the proven Jackal core with an amplified version of the hexion pearl coverstock, this ball provides bowlers with a unique pearl reaction not seen in the market. Providing angularity on most fresh house patterns yet giving bowlers a controlled explosion into the pocket.
I drilled mine pin over ring with cg on mid line and MB 1 1/2" off the center of my thumb. I was blown away with controlled motion off of the friction even on a fresh shot and not sacrificing the corner carry associated with a control entry. I could move left as the shot dried down lane and still push through the carry down. This ball glides through the heads like you would expect a pearl to do yet never got over under reaction at the end of the pattern for me on two different houses.
The Golden Jackal. You’ve all read the tech specs so let me get right into my thoughts. I did not get the opportunity to toss the original Jackal so I was really excited to get this ball in my hands. I drilled mine pin above the bridge. This is the same layout I used on my Villain Scorn.
Out the box, this ball was much stronger than I had anticipated. I was bowling on what was left over from league and had to take a good 5 board step left from where I usually start off. In comparison to my Villain Scorn, the Golden Jackal reads a few feet sooner and isn’t as angular off the spot. Overall they covered about the same amount of boards. At this finish, this would be a great ball to start off in league and ball down to something like a Venom Shock or T10.
I decided to sand my Jackal to 1500 and add some polish. I was looking for a bit more bite down lane and for the polish to help it get through the heads. With this set up I found I was able to play much straighter and was able to use the Jackal for a longer period of time before running out of room or carry. In my 3 game practice session, I was able to use the Golden Jackal for all 3 games and only move about 2 boards.
The Golden Jackal is a ball for people looking for something to play in the oil and still have some pop in the backends. Throw a little polish and you have a ball you can use all night in league. In a recent tournament I went straight to a VSP once the lanes started to burn up and found this to be a great 1-2 combo.
The Golden Jackal is Motiv’s latest asymmetrical pearl release, combining the core of the Jackal Rising with a Strength Enhanced version of the Hexion Pearl cover. If you’re looking for a big asymmetrical pearl, why not go for the first pearl Jackal since the original?
I drilled mine fairly strong, 65x4.5”.x40 and my first impression that it was a little bit difficult to control on a fresh house shot, but really looked good once the lanes burned up. I ended up hitting it with a 2000 pad so I would be able to use it a little earlier and haven’t looked back since.
For me this ball rolls best on medium shots when I don’t have to swing the ball too much. If I needed to swing the ball, I’d probably ball down to a Villain Scorn or a Rogue Blade for a little more angle.
PSO at BowlersMart Texas Station in Las Vegas, NV.
Motiv Golden Jackal
SE Pearl Reactive
4000 Grit LSS
Ball Specs: Asymmetric Predator V3 Core
Layout 40 x 4 x 35
Right Hand. PAP 4-3/4 Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300
Speed off hand 18
The New Motiv Golden Jackal provides a clean move through the front part of the lane without any slide past the break point. The backend motion is strong and angular. The Golden fits between my Villain Scorn and Jackal Rising in total hook but has a more length and angular shape. This ball hooks a lot for a pearl but is not as strong overall as the Abyss or Forge. The Golden is a nice piece that Motiv needed in the line. I have always done well with the Predator Core and feel we will see more asymmetric balls coming out due to the balance hole rules changing in 2020. The core on the Golden is very good but the surface is what makes this ball special in my opinion. The Golden always seems to read the mid lane well without squirting past the break point even on bad releases. I have had the chance to try the Golden on some different conditions, all on the slicker side and I have been impressed by the move this ball makes when it reads friction. We have dulled the Golden and see more total hook without giving up the backend move. We have polished the Golden, which looks super good and got only a bit less hook but more skid- flip in motion. The Golden Jackal surface cleans and adjusts easily and does not seem to lane glaze quickly. To me this is more evidence of a quality cover stock. We just held a Motiv Test Drive (demo day) and the Golden Jackal was a favorite and worked well for all styles from the fresh oil of the first shift till the burn of the third shift. So far I am very pleased with this addition to the Motiv line.
The Golden is a very strong angular pearl.
The ball has excellent hit, and drive through the pins.
The Golden is a nice new ball motion offered by Motiv.
I only heard positive things about this ball at our Demo Day.
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