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It felt like it was a matter of time before the Corecion MXC Solid cover was going to be put on a core with a bigger motor and I could not be more happy with the results!
OOB, the Legacy looks like it has a sheen to it which made this ball go a little further down the lane than the Forge Flare. The Legacy reads the middle really well and has a strong, controllable motion off the end of the pattern.
I sanded the ball with a fresh 2000 CTD pad and the motion reminds me so much of the OG Jackal, one of my favorite asymmetrical balls of all time. Recently I bowled a tournament on a long sport pattern and I had a look nobody else had. I was standing further left than everybody else and my misses outside were able to make it back to the pocket while other bowlers were leaving washouts and 2-10 combinations.
I’ve been impressed with the versatility of this ball so far and will absolutely be bringing this ball to tournaments with me!
Rocky Gonzalez, Motiv Staff
Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeY4XAUZ454
The brand new Jackal Legacy is a combination of the Jackal core and the coverstock from the Forge Flare. This will always be the first ball out of my bag a tournament. I drilled 2 different Legacies, one drilled pin up and the other one was pin down. The pin up gave me more forgiveness when I missed outside my target. The pin down was much smoother off the spot, its response to friction was not as hard as the pin up. This ball is one of my new favorites for sure!
Player Profile: Will Mateffy, Motiv Staffer
Rev Rate: 425+
Ball Reaction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32RHM9HT2bA&t=45s
Admittedly, I haven’t had much luck with Jackals in the past. I’ve always chalked that up to a big, rolly asymmetrical not fitting my style well.
That is absolutely not the case with the Legacy. This ball is different. Although this review is based on a fairly small sample size (4-5 games), I’ve been nothing short of amazed by it.
Strong is the easy way to describe it, but it’s so much more than just strong. It’s versatile enough to do what it’s “supposed” to do with differing hand positions. It’s forgiving enough to make up for some operator error. It’s early enough to read the midlane well, but long enough that it retains energy through the pins. Bottom line, this is the ball I always wanted a Jackal to be.
As a bonus, Motiv hit a home run with the subtle use of 3 colors in this ball. Not only does it look mean, it rolls mean and hits mean too.