Jackal Ghost


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The Jackal has been resurrected! The new Jackal Ghost is here to reign terror on heavy oil. With paranormal performance, it delivers more total hook potential than any previous Jackal with no loss in continuation. It's scary good! The Predator V2 weight block, first used on the Jackal LE, is now at the core of the Jackal Ghost. Featuring a low RG and loads of differential, this asymmetric design is easy to rev and produces massive track flare.

Combining the physics of the Predator V2 with the chemistry of the new Coercion HFS (High Friction Solid) cover stock, the Jackal Ghost elevates heavy oil performance to a new level. Coercion HFS is the most aggressive cover stock to date on a bowling ball in the Jackal product line. Turned with a 3000 Grit Lss Finish, bowlers will see both excellent mid-lane read and unbelievable continuation.

Obviously the Jackal Ghost will be a go-to ball for bowlers that want to see more hook without sacrificing continuation on higher volumes of oil. It will also be ideal for bowlers that have a low rev rate or higher ball speeds.

When To Use 

  • Speed Dominant - For a bowler with high ball speed or those with lower rev rates, the Jackal Ghost serves as an outstanding benchmark option due to the cleaner cover and controllable motion down lane.  The versatility of drilling offered by the Predator V2 also makes the Ghost a great benchmark piece for speed dominant bowlers. 
  • Balanced - Players who are balanced in their speed to rev rate ratio find the Ghost to be a must have for fresh oil and longer patterns.  The Jackal Ghost is ideal for balanced bowlers to use in a variety of lower friction environments. 
  • Rev Dominant - Over the past several years AJ Johnson and EJ Tackett have proven that the Jackal Ghost is a must have for the rev dominant player.  Due to the coverstock being moderately clean, a rev dominant player is able to use the Jackal Ghost without worrying about it “burning up” or getting too forward down lane like so many heavy oil asymmetrical balls 


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  • Weight BlockPredator™ V2 Asymmetric
  • Cover StockCoercion™ HFS Reactive
  • Finish3000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length55
  • Backend75
  • Hook76
  • 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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  1. 01/10/2023
    Product Jackal Ghost
    From Westland mi
    About Me 2 finger bowler with 180 avg and rising
    Rating 5.0
    Made a new fan out of me

    I bought a Jackal Ghost to replace a very old Danger Zone I was using and couldn't be happier with my purchase. Ever since my first throw with the Ghost I fell in love, it has definitely made me a huge fan of this brand and I will definitely be filling out my arsenal with Motiv balls

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 10/08/2022
    Product Jackal Ghost
    From Verona, NY
    About Me 197 avg bowler slightly speed dominant
    Rating 5.0
    Bad Ass benchmark ball!

    I have used my venom shock for awhile as my benchmark ball until I finally drilled up the ghost. I have heard how these two balls are the goats off Motiv and this is 100% true. I love the shape and hitting power of the ghost and I can’t put it down. On a fresh set of oil this ball is clean and smooth and becomes very predictable for me. I believe in hype and everyone should have this in there Arsenal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 09/01/2022
    Product Jackal Ghost
    From Fairbanks, Alaska
    About Me PAP: 6.00" right - 1.00" up - Ball Speed: 13.0 to 15.5 mph
    Rating 5.0
    Potentially the BEST Motiv Bowling Ball EVER !!!

    Before I post the special accomplishment on the Jackal Ghost, I am posting my motiv arsenal stats for each bowling ball accomplished in six game format (excluding league and exhibition games) :

    All Motiv Bowling Balls (15 Total) :
    2574 Games - 527,864 pinfall - 205.07
    This Jackal Ghost is part of a new 4 ball arsenal added to a now Motiv Nation 21 ball arsenal !!

    First of all, this year's newest addition of bowling balls I chosen are - Mythic Jackal (55 x 6.00 x 50), Pride Empire (45 x 4.50 x 45) right off the bat....

    Second of all, since I already have various ranging Motiv bowling balls across the spectrum that I still use on occasion, I decided it was a good time to finally obtain the Venom Shock (35 x 4.00 x 25) and the Jackal Ghost since these two product lines have been distributed for such a long time with a lot of hype by many.....

    Third of all, you all are not going to believe what I already accomplished upon with this new Jackal Ghost !!! (later on that)

    It was recommended by the desk clerk (shout out to Ed) that I have this Jackal Ghost drilled weak with the (90 x 2.00 x 60) layout.....

    This is the third ball I have with this specific layout, as the pearl Trident Nemesis (lower RG) was the first ball and the Pearl Top Thrill (higher RG) was the second ball
    drilled this way, and since all my other Jackals are the [55 x (four to six inch pin) x 50-60] layouts - it was decided that I have an additional (90 x 2.00 x 60) for a solid cover low RG in the arsenal and chose to do so on the Jackal Ghost....

    Before I post the special accomplishment on the Jackal Ghost, I am posting my motiv arsenal stats for each bowling ball accomplished in six game format (excluding league and exhibition games) :

    All Motiv Bowling Balls (15 Total) :
    2574 Games - 527,864 pinfall - 205.07

    2019-2020 switch to Motiv :

    Motiv Lethal Paranoia - [90* x 5.50 x 45*]
    354 Games - 72599 pinfall - 205.08


    2020-2021 arsenal (165 Games each) :

    Motiv Alpha Jackal - [55* x 6.00 x 50*]
    34598 pinfall - 209.69

    Motiv Forge Fire (2) - [40* x 3.50 x 40*]
    34274 pinfall - 207.72
    (300 x 2), (299 x 1), [807 - 299, 252, 256]

    Motiv Trident Nemesis (1) - [90* x 2.00 x 60*]
    34021 pinfall - 206.18

    Motiv Hydra - [90* x 5.50 x 45*]
    34000 pinfall - 206.06

    Motiv Ripcord Flight (1) - [90* x 5.50 x 45*]
    33941 pinfall - 205.70

    Motiv Forge Fire (1) - [90* x 5.50 x 45*]
    33880 pinfall - 205.33

    Motiv Ripcord Flight (2) - [40* x 3.50 x 40*]
    33720 pinfall - 204.36
    (300 x 1)

    Motiv Venom Recoil - [70* x 5.50 x 40*]
    32756 pinfall - 198.52
    (299 x 1)

    2021-2022 arsenal (150 Games each) :

    Motiv Trident Horizon (2) - [45* x 5.00 x 30*]
    30947 pinfall - 206.31

    Motiv Trident Nemesis (2) - [90* x 4.00 x 20*]
    30941 pinfall - 206.27

    Motiv Fatal Venom - [30* x 3.50 x 20*]
    30790 pinfall - 205.26
    (300 x 1)

    Motiv Trident Horizon (1) - [60* x 3.00 x 60*]
    30567 pinfall - 203.78

    Motiv Forge Flare - [45* x 6.00 x 45*]
    30483 pinfall - 203.22

    Motiv Jackal Legacy - [50* x 4.00 x 60*]
    30347 pinfall - 202.31

    Motiv Top Thrill (Red-Pur) - [90* x 2.00 x 60*]
    Motiv Top Thrill (Blu-Grn) - [30* x 3.50 x 30*]
    0 Games (league only - still unused)


    Now on the Jackal Ghost - (90 x 2.00 x 60) :

    Since I deal with the pro shop (out of town) in Anchorage, I bowled 5 games on it in three different houses in that area with each of my four new bowling balls in rotation, and this Jackal Ghost already outperformed the 3 others by a distance as the pins really fly around with this weak layout as it NEVER left a weak ten and I am a notorious weak ten bowler too (low game 204 to 263 hi game break in)

    Hard to believe, upon my very first session at my home bowling center with this ball I bowled a 3 game series with each of my four new bowling balls while having thumb issues with the spare ball and hardly ever used it with the Jackal Ghost -

    Motiv Mythic Jackal - 578
    Motiv Pride Empire - 590 - [1168 six game]

    Motiv Venom Shock - 600
    Motiv Jackal Ghost - 804 - [1404 six game]

    I just achieved my SECOND lifetime three game 800 series practically out of the box with this thing (already) and I honestly can say this Jackal Ghost is sick...,like REAL dope sick !!!!

    In comparison to the four bowling houses - it doesn't matter WHERE I line up or what angle it migrates after reading the ball to know what the lane is doing, once it hits pocket the pins just fly like I am throwing a 18mph delivery as the ball never loses energy thru the pindeck, while having that great midlane to back end shape and read, this Jackal Ghost is so smooth it's kinda unreal....

    Never gets flippy, maintains control and soooo versatile with this very weak layout upon my characteristics.

    First series at my home bowling center with this Jackal Ghost, I bowl this back to back 288, and 9th lifetime 300 - while managing to grind out a 216 final game after transitioning, changing my line/target again upon striking the last 7 of 8 shots for the 804 series (8 games out of the box - insane).

    Sorry for the long post, however I felt having to compare this incredible Jackal Ghost to all the other Motiv line of bowling balls I own as I believe in Motiv products and feel it made me a better bowler overall - Motiv helped accomplish my dream of achieving two 3 game 800+ series (at age 55 and 57) ...My first 800 series is posted under the Motiv Forge Fire ball review on 08/02/2020 if anyone cares to read up.

    For those who do not have a Jackal Ghost in their arsenal, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting this ball (10 stars, not 5) - find your favorite layout, have it punched and GET MOTIVATED - Motiv Nation for LIFE !!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 08/24/2022
    Product Jackal Ghost
    From Waukesha, wi
    About Me BOWLING is life
    Rating 5.0

    This ball is nothing short of amazing. I can find my self playing any part of the lane with the ball.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 08/05/2022
    Product Jackal Ghost
    From Helena Montana
    About Me Right hand 2 hand rev and speed dominant
    Rating 5.0
    Jackal Ghost

    One of the smoothest balls I have ever thrown. It works great for any recreational or sport pattern. It's easy to read the way it rolls and would be fantastic for beginners and experienced bowlers alike

    I would recommend this to a friend

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