The legend of the Jackal is back as the Motiv Golden Jackal Pearl. This high performance bowling ball provides more length through the oil and produces an exceptional backend motion. This version features the Predator V3 asymmetric core which creates huge track flare potential and hook power. This weight block also has a low RG which makes it easier to rev and control on heavier oil conditions. This ball is covered with the Hexion SE Pearl coverstock which produces a powerful angle when a high oil volume is present. With a 4000 grit LSS finish this ball gives great down lane motion without losing traction.
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!
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!
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.
my favorite pearl to throw is a hyper cell fused .. will this be a good replacement for that ball ? i want to stay with Motiv and want your strongest pearl1/28/2019 - By army dad
The Golden Jackal will be less aggressive than the Hyper Cell Fused for it is a pearl and the Hyper Cell Fused is a Hybrid.1/28/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Compared to the fused the Golden Jackal will probably start up alittle sooner because out of box it has a surface Nd isn’t polished like most pearls, but it’s still even with the surface it’s still clean and continuous down lane for being such a big ball.1/28/2019 - By CASH Bowling Tournaments
what's a good layout for a high track2/17/2019 - By bob murray
Currently I have a gb3 pearl, code x and a spoiler. In the long run I am looking for a new ball to get more of a hook towards the back end of the lane when lane conditions are long and heavy on the oil. Looking at new bowling ball options what would be a good choice?4/2/2019 - By anon
The Motiv Golden Jackal would be a great choice! I was going to recommend going with a pearl ball if you are looking for something that will have more hook on the backend and when lane conditions are long and heavy. Keep in mind, that this ball is meant for heavy lane conditions only so this will be a good ball to start out with.4/2/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
What ball will get down the lane better, The golden or the ghost? I’m a lefty 2 finger bowler and on medium heavy oil conditions . More on the heavy side.6/5/2019 - By Corey S
How does this ball compare to the new rip’d that’s coming out6/29/2019 - By Pops
Can be used on lane long oil pattern but less volume oil it quick dry.7/26/2019 - By Tonyz
Which motivates is best for heavy oil9/24/2019 - By Dmac
Currently the Motiv Trident Abyss is the strongest Motiv ball that will handle the heaviest oil the best. Right behind this is the Motiv Jackal Ghost. The Golden Jackal is also very strong and handles heavy oil very well but it is behind the Abyss and the Ghost in overall hook potential.9/25/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff