Jackal Ambush

Item Number: MTVBJKAMB

$234.9951 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 51 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 06/11/2024
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Puebla, Mexico
    About Me League player
    Rating 5.0
    Bowling Nerd

    Hi this is my honest review. I'm sorry if I sound like some Nerd. Since I bought my Ambush in January this year, this ball has improved me 87 X and the best positions that work great are 20/10 or 30/15
    Not only for fresh oil, sometimes the lane conditions are rare and you need go strength and the Solid cover helps. It's also great when I change my hand position or even need to throw with my UFO-SPIN mode

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 04/30/2024
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From lafayette Indiana
    About Me i love motiv and want to be on the staff team and be on the pba one day
    Rating 5.0
    Jackal Ambush

    It is a good ball I would recommend. It is for heavy oil and just rips through house shot when need be. I love this ball. It stays in my bag when I need it. Sometimes when I can't hit my shots with my other balls I take the Jackal Ambush and move left and hook the whole lane and it works this ball is amazing and you would not regret having this is your bag also the Jackal Ghost is a good ball to have

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 03/06/2024
    Product Jackal Ambush
    From Columbus Ohio
    About Me Average guy
    Rating 4.0

    Can't believe how reactive this ball is. Love it. I've been away from bowling for a while in the purchase of this ball has made it easy transition to get back into

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 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

  5. 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

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