The new Jackal Rising has a tweaked core and coverstock from the Jackal Ghost. The combination of the two make this ball pretty special. Compared to the Ghost, the Rising is earlier but stronger overall which makes it have HIGHER HOOK POTENTIAL. This ball does not disappoint. Although the ball is smooth rolling, its is a very strong arc. For those bowling on heavier oil or flatter oil patterns, this ball should be in the bag at all times. The reaction of this ball gives me a shape that I haven't seen in quite some time. Being an avid tournament bowler, I can see this ball staying in my bag for a variety of patterns. This ball is very strong on the dry parts of the lane and still gives a lot of hook in the heavier oils. For those with higher ball speed, this Rising does not go through the breakpoint. This ball just continues so well for a high performance ball as well!