Customer Reviews | 8 Customer Questions
By Ryan W from Reading, PA
Although the Golden Jackal is viewed as a heavy oil piece on MOTIVs Ball Guide, I have seen a lot of versatility to this piece! Pearlized covers have always been a 'love-hate' relationship for me due to skid/flip not always lining up with my slightly speed-dominate style. MOTIV however, has always seemed to produce the right kind of cover stock to core combinations that prevent the issues I see with Skid/flip. The Golden Jackal is no different and frankly, sets the bar in my opinion. Although it's a Pearl, I still see a smoother and much readable ball reaction as it transitions down the lane. This piece has very little limitation as to what it is capable of. I have gone from Up-5 to 20-to-5 on the lanes and all with a PIN UP Jackal. Regardless of how I play the lanes with Golden Jackal, the amount of down-lane motion and continuation I see allows for some of my best pin action. Only 2 weeks ago I competed in a tournament at a bowling center with synthetic fronts and wood back-ends. The Golden Jackal blended both the lane surfaces and pattern so well that I lead after 5 games averaging 255 (there was an 813 in there the first 3 games). This Jackal is truly the Gold Standard for MOTIV!
By ZMan from Ohio
MOTIV GOLDEN JACKAL
Quite a tremendous compliment to my JACKAL GHOST - Which for me provides one of the best reactions from a MOTIV ball I have seen, The addition of a pearl coverstock to that line provides me with the perfect compliment while not having to sacrifice continuation or controllability when changing balls. Its performance and ability to compliment the Ghost was the perfect combination for me and its not bad looking either!!! Don't miss this one as you wont be disappointed!
By James from WA State
Looking for a ball that can produce a rather large track flare and a weight block that loves to rev up or better yet a ball that has the most hook potential and angular shape according to MOTIV Bowling? Well the Golden Jackal is a great choice.
The Predator V3 asymmetrical core pared with the Hexion SE cover is a perfect match on multiple conditions. The Jackal product line has always been a trusted grouping of balls within the MOTIV line up and this ball can be used on many different conditions and fits well within most people's arsenal .
With the Golden Jackal being a pearl, I really like the additional length I get when comparing it to the Trident Abyss. The Abyss focusses on the front part of the lane and is much smoother when it comes in contact with friction as opposed the Golden Jackal having the ability to get down lane and really create angularity as it responds to friction.
I really like the Golden Jackal because it's versatile and with it being so angular, I can move in and still have confidence to not miss the breakpoint.