Jackal Legacy

Item Number: MTVBJKLEG

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The Jackal™ series from MOTIV® has certainly made a big impact in the bowling industry and its reputation for massive performance continues with the Jackal™ Legacy. This hook-beast is designed to handle the heaviest oil conditions any bowler will encounter.

Utilized often in recent years, the Predator™ V2 has proven to be a versatile, strong, and reliable high-performance core. It is used in the Jackal™ Ghost to provide a fantastic benchmark asymmetrical shape and in the more recent Jackal™ Flash to produce the most angular Jackal™ ever made. It also powered the Alpha Jackal™ used by PBA® professional Wesley Low to roll the first-ever sanctioned 900 series with a MOTIV® ball. And now, it is being merged with Coercion™ MXC Solid Reactive cover stock to create the strongest Jackal™ to roll off the MOTIV® production line.

The introduction of Coercion™ MXC (MaXimum Continuation) Solid Reactive cover stock sent waves through the sport. Without a doubt, this is one of the strongest covers in bowling today and what makes it truly special is not just the unbelievable traction! Until now, bowling balls that provided incredible traction in oil were greatly limited because the energy used up front adversely impacted the ability to continue down lane. Coercion™ MXC is most impressive because it gives the solid Jackal™ Legacy superior traction in oil and strong down lane motion with continuation previously thought impossible.

Out of the box, bowlers can expect the powerful solid Jackal™ Legacy to provide loads of traction in heavy oil, a smooth motion, and a controllable shape that minimizes over/under reaction on wet/dry conditions. Obviously, a ball this strong will be of particular interest to speed dominant bowlers on a variety of conditions.

When To Use:

  • Speed Dominant - The Jackal Legacy will allow speed dominant players who struggle to see mid lane read with down lane continuation to play their "A Game" with confidence.  This is truly a ball made to suit the strengths of the speed dominant player.  The Coercion MXC is already known for its incredible mid-lane read and continuation, but when powered by a strong and proven asymmetric core, the results are undeniable.  This is truly a speed dominant player's dream.
  • Balanced - WIth an incredibly aggressive core/cover combination and the well known versatility of the Predator V2 core, a balanced bowler now has a ball to use when rev dominant players are using the Jackal Ghost.  The Jackal Legacy makes a shape comparable to the Jackal Ghost, but with more total hook.  A balanced bowler will be able to use the Jackal Legacy on fresh patterns where the Ghost is just too clean and when players who have more rev rate are striking with the Ghost.
  • Rev Dominant - The Jackal Legacy is a ball that a rev dominant bowler will carry in their bag so that they ALWAYS have something no matter how much oil they encounter.  This is the strongest Jackal ever, and Rev Dominant players can compete with the knowledge that they always have "hook in a box" waiting for them with the Legacy.


  • Weight
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  • Weight BlockPredator™ V2
  • Cover StockCoercion™ MXC Solid Reactive
  • Finish2000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length12
  • Backend16
  • Hook64
  • 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 4.7 (Based on 15 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 02/05/2021
    Product Jackal Legacy
    From Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
    Rating 5.0
    The LEGACY continues

    The all new JACKAL LEGACY has been an absolute pleasure to throw. This ball is the strongest asym ball in my bag. The Jackal Legacy is 3 boards stronger down lane than my Forge Flare, which is very impressive. I drilled mine 60x4.5x 25. I wanted this ball to be the go to ball in my bag on longer oil patterns and give me an option between this ball and the Forge Flare. The hitting power on this ball has been nothing short of amazing. I am consistently tripping out 9 pins and sending messengers to the 10 pin. I love how you can see this ball store energy down the lane and then flip over to continue all the way through the pins. The pins will fly with this ball.


    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 02/02/2021
    Product Jackal Legacy
    From Eagan, Mn
    Rating 1.0
    Not impressed

    Every Jackal I have owned out performs this ball. Not worth the hype.

  3. 02/02/2021
    Product Jackal Legacy
    From Cleveland, Ohio and Corning, New York
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0

    The perfect complement to the Forge Flare. With the crazy breakthrough of the Coercion MXC coverstock on the Forge Flare, it was inevitable that we would see this cover on an asymmetric core, and I could not have picked a better series to put this cover into, the Jackal line. With the same cover, this means the same absolutely crazy strength in the oil that the Forge Flare achieved but with a more dynamic reaction overall due to the asymmetry of the core. EJ Tackett posted a MOTIV Monday near the announcement of the Jackal Legacy stating that it is a Jackal Ghost on steroids, and it is exactly that. Being a little cleaner overall than the Forge Flare, it also is able to achieve larger angles overall than the Forge Flare. I have never been able to play open angles on higher volumes like I have with the Jackal Legacy. It digs in the oil and stays stable through the fronts and mids and absolutely unloads when it sees friction downlane. If you liked the Forge Flare and if you like any of the past Jackals, this ball will absolutely not disappoint, it truly is the strongest Jackal MOTIV has ever released. Layout - 60x5.5x20

    Anthony Evans - MOTIV Staff Member

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 01/26/2021
    Product Jackal Legacy
    From Enola, PA
    About Me Motiv Staffer
    Rating 5.0
    The Jackal Legacy Continues!!

    Motiv’s newest release the Jackal Legacy is a very strong Asymmetric solid which will really dig into the oil. What makes this ball so impressive to me however is even though it digs in quick, it’s surprising how much strong down lane motion and continuation you still get! As oil volumes get higher and higher at tournaments the Coercion MXC cover will be your go to combat the conditions while the proven low RG Predator V2 core will give you the control and power you will need! This ball instantly went into my tournament bag!

    Youtube: https://youtu.be/S43qISCoI2g

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 01/26/2021
    Product Jackal Legacy
    From Kansas City, MO
    Rating 5.0
    On the Hunt!

    90 x 4” x 25

    The Legacy of the Jackal line lives on in this latest offering from the high-performance positions on MOTIV’s ball chart. The impressively strong Coercion MXC (finished at 2000 LSS) provides the traction for the Jackal Legacy while the famed Predator V2 core (2.47RG, .054 Diff) produces impressive flare and power for superior performance.
    I laid my Legacy out the same way as I laid out my Alpha Jackal as I wanted an apples to apples comparison. What I got was an apples to oranges comparison. Where the Alpha finds the friction and makes a smooth transition towards the pocket, the Legacy hits the friction earlier with a vengeance and create a much more angular reaction. Though the Coercion cover is much stronger overall than that which is on its predecessor, its ability to retain energy for a strong backend motion is unique amongst its peers throughout the industry. In comparison to the most recent complimentary piece released, where the Forge Flare is built to be early and forward when it makes its motion to the pocket, this Jackal iteration creates downlane angle with more forgiveness on the same heavy oil patterns. With a 4” pin to PAP layout I routinely see 6+ inches of flares which helps tame the fresh patterns I am on while opening up my pocket entry angles. Whether you are speed dominant or rev dominant, I believe this piece can be drilled to give everyone the full suite of advantages this technology combination provides.

    Trent Overbey
    In the Zone Pro Shop
    MOTIV Staff

    I would recommend this to a friend

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