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I used the numbers, 60x4.5x40 when I punched my Jackal Rising. Generally, when drilling a ball this strong, I tend to go with longer pins, to try to store as much energy as possible, since Long Island house shots generally hook a ton. I kept it at the box 2000 surface, and i was not disappointed. I was able to keep all of my angles pretty closed on the fresh, while the ball was still pretty smooth off the end of the pattern, and then when the fronts started to go away, it was small moves (2&1, 3&2) left, with some hand position tweaks, and the ball kept going through the pins better and better! I was able to go as far left as i needed, and the Rising kept shaping off the corner better and better for me. Generally i am not able to use such strong cores for so long in league, but not here. This is one of the most versatile high performance pieces i have ever thrown.
If you don't have one, you need one. If you have 1, you need another.
I just bought one and have bowled with it 3 times. Once in league and twice for practice. I didn't do too well the first 2 times, but my third practice round with league friends I shot 689. My third game I had the front 8 and shot 266. I'm a 196 average bowler so I was happy with that. I've always been a stand on 20 and throw hard up 10 and watch it walk into the pocket type of bowler. The league I play a lot of people are like that and I got the Rising because I wanted to be able to create a different angle that won't break down as fast. I was moving 3-5 boards every game. With the Rising and angle I'm playing I've only had to move 3 boards the entire night. Now i'm standing on 28, throwing over 13-15 out to 7-9 and it comes back nicely. I've only left 1 ringing 10 so far and that's when I got left and hung it in the middle and the 6 pin went in front of the 10 from it entering too high in the pocket. Over all I'm very happy with the ball. I've only bowled on 40' house shot and a 42' sport shot with med-heavy oil. Looking forward to trying it out on other longer patterns.
Rev Rate: 350-400
Ball Speed 15 - 16 mph
PAP: 4 over 3/4 up
Previously I only owned a Jackal LE and I was not disappointed with that ball so I felt very good about drilling a Rising. My first test was on a 42 foot pattern with moderate volume. I was able to burn a hole for myself while everyone else was skidding way past the break point. People kept coming over to ask me what ball I was using. I wanted to keep it a secret but the dog was out of the bag :). After 6 games I was 231 over and the ball was still holding and hitting. It had a better read than the LE but the same hitting power. I'm not sure how it will do on a shorter pattern but there are other Motiv balls for that. I know you are thinking he has to say this he's on Motiv Staff. Well at the time I was not and I would use this ball whether I was on staff or not. There are many great heavy oil balls out there today but you can't go wrong with the Rising. So if your looking to buy your first Motiv or you already have one don't be afraid you will get striking results. Good luck and good bowling!
Rev Rate: 400 - 425
Ball Speed 16 - 17 mph
PAP: 4 1/4 over 1 up
I drilled my Jackal Rising 70 x 3 3/8 x 20. The purpose of this layout was to try and fit the rising in between my two Jackal ghosts. I had quite a bit of gap from where my pin down ghost with a little bit of surface begins to lose shape and energy at the pins from where I need to be for the pin up ghost with lane shine to go thru the pins properly.
This layout did just the trick and without having to manipulate the surface. I am able to hit the Rising each time I bowl a 2000 pad to maintain consistent shape.
The 3 3/8 pin position is a little more stable than I usually drill on asymmetrical balls. After using this ball in a few tournaments, it is definitely more versatile than I thought it would be. I have been able to use this ball on a variety of patterns, volumes, lane surfaces, and lengths. For me it has rolled best thus far on fresh shorter and longer patterns.
The Rising has a shape similar to the Ghosts but for me it is a least 2 or 3 feet earlier in the midlane. It is a little more smoother than the ghosts but can cover more boards overall left to right (steeper angles in the front), and still goes thru the pins well.
I have drilled a few for customers and they are loving this ball on our house pattern. 42 feet blend on wood, 20ml.
I was very sceptical about straying from the Storm Roto Grip line for fear that I wouldn't get enough hooking power that I needed being left handed. Since my purchase I have found this ball to not only out hook my other brands. It has a great down lane reaction and tends to strike ALOT!!!. This ball does everything there claiming it will do. I have tried this ball on both synthetic and wood lanes and it works well on both surfaces, it is just a BEAST!!!!! I would like to thank Rob Baileys pro shop for recommending this ball for my arsenal.