This ball is LEGIT! My first set with this ball was an 861 for 4 games on a pretty heavy house shot. This ball to me seemed to be a touch weaker than the Jackal Ghost, but starts its motion much earlier and much more aggressively than the smooth but strong motion on the Jackal Ghost. Even with the early motion, it stays super smooth down the lane and does not fail to keep its continuation going into the pins. The pins don't stand a CHANCE! If you're looking for a good strong ball, this one is it! Get yours at your shops before it's gone!