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55 x 5” x 25
Worth. The. Wait! MOTIV’s first ever tri-colored ball has arrived and its name is Jackal Flash. Taking the highest volume, quickest responding spot on the chart, the marriage of the proven Predator V2 core (2.47RG, .054Diff) and the lightening-fast Infusion HV Pearl coverstock (5000 LSP) has produced an amazing piece that provides both length up front with down-lane snap and strong mid-lane read with continuation through the pin deck.
I laid this Jackal out the same as I did the Golden Jackal as I liked the overall shape that release produced and was wanting something similar yet quicker. Comparing those two balls is like comparing apples to oranges. The Flash is leaps and bounds quicker at the spot while still not sacrificing any of the strong mid-lane read that the Predator V2 core is known for. While it may sound slightly unbelievable to say that a ball has both mid-lane traction and down-lane snap together, this Jackal defies that logic. Out of the box, on the fresh, I was already a solid 3-2 left of my Forge Fire. The ball was clean through the fronts with a ridiculous backend finish; I could miss a solid two boards right at the arrows and still have it scream back into the pocket. Transitions came quickly for this ball, meaning I had to make bigger moves than normal when I started going high flush. Even with this in mind, the more I moved left and opened up the lane, the harder the Flash wanted to read the mid-lane and finish strong on the backend; there was no quit! I was able to throw all three games of league that night with this ball which is something I have not been able to do with just one in quite some time (I finished laying down 38 and crossing 26). Since that night, this ball has repeated its performance time and again. The confidence in throwing a pearl on the fresh that is this strong yet versatile enough to go the distance is a feeling that is nothing short of amazing. Jackal Flash. Those two words are on everyone’s tongue these days in my area as they now know that they are synonymous with an exceptional piece.
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I switched to Motiv brand this year and I have not been disappointed in the performance for the most part. I got my Jackal Flash on release date and threw it out of box on THS oil pattern on my Wednesday night league. I average 195 in the house that I threw it in and finished with a 603 series. Nothing to write home about but still above average with a ball that I had no idea as to how it would react down lane. I have been using by Ripcord Flight to maintain better control as the houses I bowl in are much older and wood surface lanes. Jackal Flash provided down lane length with a lot of snap on back end that was controlled and finished strong through pins. I leave a lot of 4 pins but I noticed this ball has no problem clearing a rack as pin flight stays fairly low with lots of messengers flying left to right. I have the Nemesis as well and was rather disappointed in its finishing power. BUY THE FLASH if this is what you have noticed from the Nemesis as well. Truly a great, eye catching designed tri color bowling ball that more importantly will provide greater length and finishing power to us mere mortals.
All I can say is that this one is an instant favorite! I've always been a huge fan of the Jackal line, and the addition of the Jackal Flash further enhances that opinion. The Predator® V2 core paired with the Infusion™ HV Pearl Reactive cover stock creates a cleaner motion through the front part of the lane than the Alpha Jackal or Jackal Ghost, but a faster and stronger response downlane. This ball has filled a huge hole in my bag, as I can now get deeper and open up the lane on heavier oil patterns and still get great down lane reaction and continuation through the pins. This reaction paired with the first tri-color cover from Motiv makes for an instant winner! This is a ball that will have a spot in my bag for years to come.
Layout: 40 x 4 x 40
The first word that comes to mind when I see this ball is "WOW". The shelf appeal of the tri-color ball is beautiful and it looks even better when its rolling down the lanes. I put a controllable layout for myself on this one to be able to transition from the Jackal Ghost and eventually down to the Nemesis. It fits in that spot perfectly. The new Jackal Flash for me is about 3-5 boards stronger overall than the Nemesis with a slightly more angular movement off the break-point. The hitting power of the Jackal Flash is exceptional as it keeps the pins low and flying side to side in a hurry. This ball is on another level from Motiv and it needs to be in your bag today!
Layout - 90x5-1/2x45
Revrate - 430-450
Ball Speed - 17mph
PAP - 5" over 1/2" up
Motiv Regional Staffer, BowlerX staff member
The Flash is absolutely phenomenal, what an incredible add to the Motiv ball lineup which is already top in the market. I've always been a huge jackal lineup fan but this ball takes it to a new level. Everything I've seen from this ball so far screams first ball out of the bag for me on league night and will also be incredibly versatile for tourney conditions as well. Gets the the fronts so clean and packs a serious punch at the pindeck that will catch other competitors attention. It's going to work great for a wide variety of bowler skill levels also. To top it all off it's such a beautiful looking ball, that alone will catch other bowlers eye. Once again Motiv Bowling has nailed another release, best company in the business. Proud to be a part of the Motiv family.