Jackal Ambush

Item Number: MTVBJKAMB

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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.

When to Use:
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.

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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 29 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 06/04/2023
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Lake Forest
    About Me 50 year bowler, Ball Speed 15+ Rev Rate 375+
    Rating 5.0
    Smooth Rolling - Strong Backend Movement - Great Continuation

    I purchased my first MOTIV Ball on a recommendation for MOTIV Staff Member Steve Gallegos. I went with the Asym Solid Ambush as I was needing a ball for the Heavy Oil on Sport Patterns. This was the easiest ball to control in the mid lane and backend I have ever thrown on heavy fresh oil. On a 4 game set this ball carried everything.... Late, Light, Flush, Heavy..... drilled 40x4x40

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 04/25/2023
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Upper Marlboro, MD
    Rating 5.0
    Jackal Ambush

    Strongest ball I've ever thrown. But once I figured out where to stand to get it in the pocket, the results are amazing. I'm left handed, and I'm standing about 8 right of where I usually stand. Awesome reaction!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 04/07/2023
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Waynesville, MO
    Rating 5.0
    First 600

    I have been bowling a Lil over a year now and one of my biggest goals to reach was a 600 series. I didn't hit that goal until I bowled with this Ambush and man I was impressed this thing ripped through the oil like it was nothing. I didn't mess with the surface until this weekend when I brought it up to 3k finish then put some polish on it. I used it this Monday to bowl a 9 pin no tap fun tournament and man did I fall in love with this ball more ended up bowling my 2 highest games yet and only had 1 9 pin stroke each game the rest were real strikes this ball is always the first ball out of my bag. Highly impressed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 03/21/2023
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Louisville, KY
    About Me 65 year old lefty
    Rating 5.0
    Moved back up to 16lb

    Recently decided to move back up to 16lb bowling balls since having issues carrying the corners. Ten Back Pro Shop had the "Ambush" in stock and recommended it to me. First 2 series out of the box shot mid 700's. Have been able to play several different lines and have been impressed with the ball reaction down lane. The only issue I am now leaving a lot of 9 pins, but it is better than leaving the 7's. Great ball and love the versatility of the ball. Strongly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 03/16/2023
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Madison, WI
    Rating 5.0
    Absolute Monster!

    As a two-handed bowler, I wasn't sure if something this strong would work in my favor, But I found it extremely controllable even at box finish, although 4K is so far my favorite surface on this, this will almost always be a staple in my bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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