Golden Jackal

Item Number: MTVBJKGLD

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The new Golden Jackal™ brings the legend of a pearl Jackal™ to life.  Providing more length through the oil, the Golden Jackal™ displays an impressive backend motion.  Never before has there been a Jackal™ with this kind of agility and speed!

The Golden Jackal™ features the latest Predator™ V3 asymmetric weight block to provide massive track flare potential and hooking power.  This technology also produces a very low RG so the Golden Jackal™ is easier to rev, making it more forgiving on heavy oil patterns than higher RG balls that may slip past the proper transition point. 

For generating powerful angle in high volume environments, the Hexion™ SE cover is incredible.  This Strength Enhanced version of Hexion™ technology produces outstanding down lane motion without sacrificing traction in the oil.  The factory finish on the Golden Jackal™ cover stock is 4000 Grit LSS.   

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  • Weight BlockPredator™ V3
  • Cover StockHexion™ SE Pearl
  • Finish4000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range14, 15, 16
  • Length16
  • Backend18
  • Hook57
  • Flare Potential7"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.47Max Differential .053Int. Differential .018
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.47Max Differential .055Int. Differential .019
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.50Max Differential .052Int. Differential .018
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 25 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 03/03/2019
    Product Golden Jackal
    From Nashville, Tennessee
    About Me Pro Shop Owner, Scratch Senior Bowler,Motiv Turbo Staff,
    Rating 5.0
    Golden Jackal Review

    Ball Specs:
    Motiv Golden Jackal
    SE Pearl Reactive
    4000 Grit LSS
    Ball Specs: Asymmetric Predator V3 Core
    Layout 40 x 4 x 35

    Bowler Specs:
    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.

    Glenn Wendel
    PBA Member
    Motiv Staff
    Turbo Staff
    video link -

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 02/26/2019
    Product Golden Jackal
    From Clayton, NC
    Rating 5.0
    Golden Jackal

    Ball: The Golden Jackal is the newest addition to the Motiv Jackal series. The Hexion SE Pearl is the first pearl cover used since the original Jackal in 2014. The Golden Jackal comes at 4000 Grit LSS and utilizes the Predator V3 core.

    Motion/Comparison: Motiv has the GJ slotted in the Angular/ Heavy oil slot. This ball is surprisingly clean for a 4000 grit Asymmetric ball. We are finding that medium to low rev bowlers will find this as a benchmark on most medium to heavy house shots when the surface is kept at OOB finish. For the high rev bowlers, this ball will allow you to open up your angles when your Forge or Villain starts leaving the corners. I will note that I am a high rev bowler and this is not the first ball out of the bag for me on THS. I usually start with my T10 or Rogue Blade and migrate to the GJ as the fronts go and my angles open. The GJ is sooner and more overall than the Scorn, and also needs slightly more oil in the fronts for the balls to really separate from each other. I feel that the GJ is perfectly slotted on the ball chart and can be utilized at OOB surface for the matched styles while adding polish will help the rev dominant bowler.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 02/26/2019
    Product Golden Jackal
    From Sunrise, Florida
    About Me MOTIV Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    Golden jackal

    This ball is the newest introduction into the Jackal line of bowling balls. The MOTIV Golden Jackal features the Hexion SE reactive pearl coverstock combined with the latest Predator V3 asymmetric core. This core provides massive track flare potential and hooking power, when in combined with this cover, you get length through the front of the lane, enough strength to not miss the midlane and impressive backend reaction.

    It will be a great fit in your bag on medium to heavy oil. I have the used Golden Jackal on high to medium volume sports patterns, as well as on your typical house shots. It's strong and continuous enough to handle the sports patterns and recovers on a house pattern from almost anywhere on the lane. The very low RG makes it easier to rev, making it more forgiving on heavy oil patterns than higher RG balls that may slip past your breakpoint.

    My Golden Jackal is laid out with the pin my in ringer finger, CG shifted right and no extra hole down. Since this ball's release it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This ball allows me to open my angles when the heads start to go and I still need that strong ball down lane. It is definitely the big pearl ball I’ve been looking for. I have found it too be very versatile, have the ability to generate powerful angles in high volume environments and be continuous beyond belief. MOTIV has hit another Home Run out of the park..

    Craig Auerbach
    MOTIV Staff Member

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 02/24/2019
    Product Golden Jackal
    From Coral Springs, FL
    About Me PBA Regional Champion, Former College PotY & National Sport Bowling High Average Champion
    Rating 5.0
    Golden Jackal - Best of So Many Worlds!

    The all new Golden Jackal takes everything people love from the Jackal series - hook, continuation, power, control, and brings it to a new level with a sheen pearl coverstock. This results in a ball that has the ability to cut through heavier oil volumes without the unpredictable skid-snap motion that people generally don't like about pearl balls.

    This means you get all the bite with more entry angle and energy retention. The Golden Jackal truly is the best of not just both worlds, but all worlds!

    You can watch my video of the Golden Jackal here:

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 02/21/2019
    Product Golden Jackal
    From Roseville Mi
    About Me Bowling Fanatic
    Rating 4.0
    Jackal Rules

    I am just an avg bowler who loves the sport. I bought this ball and drilled it pin down and touched the cover with a 3000 Tru Cut pad and was able to tame this jackal.
    I usually do not do well with pearls but I am able to control this piece. avg 221 in 3 different leagues at 3 diff houses. This piece allows me to play down and in on 9 and belly it across the lane if I need to.
    If you don't get one you're missing out.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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