Jackal Ambush

Item Number: MTVBJKAMB

$234.9944 Read Reviews


The newest predator in the vicious Jackal line, the Jackal Ambush will catch opponents off guard with its strength and control of its environment. This ultra-strong beast pushes the boundaries of ball motion and hook in oil, providing a smooth and controlled ball motion, even in the heaviest concentrations. The Jackal Ambush allows you to go on the hunt, knowing that you have the strength behind you to dominate.

The Jackal Ambush introduces the release of a brand new coverstock system; Leverage Solid Reactive. Leverage is formulated to be smoother down lane and stronger in the oil than the Coercion coverstock systems previously used for this ball motion. This is the most aggressive coverstock system ever developed in the MOTIV ball line.

Paired with this new system is the proven Predator V2 core. Used in the legendary Jackal Ghost and the Alpha Jackal used by Wesley Low to shoot 900, the Predator V2 is ideal in heavy oil conditions when a high performance, asymmetrical core is necessary. The low RG and high differential give a fast spinning and dynamic core design, capable of huge amounts flare.


  • Speed Dominant Bowlers - For speed dominant bowlers, traction and guaranteed hook are so important. The Jackal Ambush is a must for bowlers who are speed dominant. With oil volumes increasing, bowlers with a lot of speed or lower rev rates benefit from increased differential, asymmetry, and stronger cores. The Jackal Ambush checks all of the boxes for bowlers needing help creating shape on the lanes.
  • Balanced Bowlers - Balanced bowlers will use the Jackal Ambush when in need of the most control and traction possible. For balanced bowlers competing on very high volumes or looking to start further in on a house pattern, the Jackal Ambush will do the trick, offering a smooth and predictable motion.
  • Rev Dominant Bowlers - For rev dominant bowlers, the Jackal Ambush is a control ball for the absolute lowest friction environments. For these bowlers needing control, a shinier finish may be necessary, but the control offered by the Leverage Solid Reactive coverstock paired with the Predator V2 could be advantageous if angular pieces feel like they go everywhere on fresh oil.

Tip: Check with your local pro shop for the best prices. 

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  • Weight BlockPredator™ V2 Asymmetric
  • Cover StockLeverage™ Solid Reactive
  • Finish1000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length43
  • Backend68
  • Hook85
  • 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
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .040Int. Differential .011
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.64Max Differential .030Int. Differential .010
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 44 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 02/12/2024
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Fresno. Ca
    About Me League bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Good buy

    First Jackal ball I bought, have purchased others since this one. The Ambush works better for me than the Ghost, but I use them both. Impressed with Motiv products, highly recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 01/04/2024
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Baltimore, MD
    About Me Started bowling in Youth league many years ago. Took a long break to focus on some other things in life. Was invited to join a "fun" league 3 years ago and fell right back in love with the sport! My buddy had recommended I start my new journey with Motiv
    Rating 5.0
    Jackal Ambush - This Ball is the REAL DEAL

    As soon as this ball was rumored to be releasing, I knew I needed it. The color scheme alone was all ME. I also really wanted a new Jackal as my Ghost has served me well. Went forward with the purchase and was able to throw my very 1st sanctioned 300 with it! This ball never leaves my bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 12/19/2023
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Philadelphia,PA
    Rating 5.0
    Jackal Ambush

    First 300 ball - shot shape is reminiscent of Jackal's previous entries but this has the teeth I need to get through on a fresh pattern.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 12/18/2023
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From La Marque Texas
    About Me PBA 50, League Bowler, PBA Experience and Sport Shot League Coordinator
    Rating 5.0
    Great for Heavy Oil and Control

    My standard Motiv layout 50 x 4 1/2 x 35
    The Ambush is a monster for heavy oil. Gets through the heads without reading too early, picks up the midlane perfectly and comes off the pattern without overreacting and is continuous through the pins. For the typical house shot, bringing the surface up to 3000 works perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 12/06/2023
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Escanaba MI
    Rating 5.0
    Jackal Ambush

    I have had this ball since release day and I can tell you this ball is a go to in my arsenal along with the Black Venom. Being a speed dominant along with mid 400's rev rate this ball hits the pocket harder than any ball I have in my bag.

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