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Motiv Jackal Ambush

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What sets the Motiv Jackal Ambush apart?
  • MONSTER HOOK IS HERE!
  • Catches opponents off guard with strength and control
  • Pushes the boundaries of ball motion
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Motiv Jackal Ambush

Watch out because the Motiv Jackal Ambush brings some monster hook to the lanes! This high-performance bowling ball delivers both strength and control in heavy oil conditions. The Jackal Ambush introduces the Leverage Solid Reactive coverstock which was developed to be smooth downlane and strong in oil and is the strongest Motiv coverstock to date. This coverstock is paired with the highly successful Predator V2 core. The low RG and high differential core helps create big flare.

  • Color: Green/Black
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Coverstock: Leverage Solid Reactive
  • Core: Predator V2
  • Finish: 1000 Grit LSS
  • RG: 2.47 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: TLMTVBJKAMB
  • Product ID: 14227
  • Brand: Motiv
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

Customer Reviews | 6 Customer Questions

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5 Stars based on 8 Reviews
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12/12/2023
By Mikey Dejocks from Windsor
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Thing rips like a Du Maurier light.

Cons:

You lose friends in your bowling league.

Best Uses:

Use when you want to win.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Jackal’d me off

Bought this ball and didn’t realize it would make me the next coming of Pete Weber instantly. First game bowled a 280 (all time high, like I was), second game ripped a 256. 14 strikes in a row, but couldn’t complete a poker hand for the life of me. Special thanks to Dan A. for drilling this illegally. Lost a couple friends on Thursday night, but I’ll make new ones.

12/8/2023
By Mikey Dejocks from Windsor
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Thing rips like a Du Maurier light.

Cons:

You lose friends in your bowling league.

Best Uses:

Use when you want to win.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Jackal’d me off

Bought this ball and didn’t realize it would make me the next coming of Pete Weber instantly. First game bowled a 280 (all time high, like I was), second game ripped a 256. 14 strikes in a row, but couldn’t complete a poker hand for the life of me. Special thanks to Dan A. for drilling this illegally. Lost a couple friends on Thursday night, but I’ll make new ones.

4/5/2023
By DJ from Pensacola
5/5 Stars
Pros:

I am 14 mph, low rev, and this ball is perfect

Cons:

Not a house ball

Best Uses:

Tournament

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My nationals ball

Fantastic ball

3/15/2023
By Nonickles from Cold Spring MN
5/5 Stars
Pros:

heavy oil

Cons:

dry lanes

Best Uses:

heavy volume patterns

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Big Hook

Super impressed with the Jackal Ambush a ball that digs really hard up front but somehow continues through the pins. Night and day continuation compared to the previous heavy oil balls in this lineup the Alpha and Legacy. Not an everyday ball but one to have in the bag whether a tournament or league. On the THS I have the Ambush 5-7 boards stronger than the Legacy with it consistently running over the 8 pin. The best thing about Motiv is that they build on what they know and do well. Bravo
Eric George
Motiv Staff

2/18/2023
By Kaden45357 from Minnesota
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Amazing ball

Great ball

12/27/2022
By Justin from Decatur I’ll
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Motiv

Ball hooks a lot very happy with it

12/27/2022
By Justin from Decatur I’ll
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Motiv

Ball hooks a lot very happy with it

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12/5/2022
By Mark W from Muncie, Indiana.
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Jackal Ambush

The Jackal Ambush is the newest ball in our line and fits in the Heavy oil controllable category. Bowlers will find this ball stronger in the oil than the Jackal Ghost with still having a strong and controllable lane motion. I’ve found the Jackal Ambush most useable when the lane is fresh and you’re forced to use stronger slower pieces.
The Jackal Ambush has the Predator V2 core. The Predator V2 core gives the Jackal Ambush a strong and round down lane motion for Heavy volumes of oil.
The Jackal Ambush has the Leverage Solid reactive cover, the Jackal Ambush is designed to be stronger in the oil. Is the strongest cover stock we’ve ever developed.

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Question:


Is this as strong as roto grip gem

2/11/2023 - By

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This ball has slightly higher hook potential than the Roto Grip Gem.

2/13/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


What differences between this and the storm absolute? I’m somewhat new to bowling and bought the storm Fate as my first ball, which of these would compliment my fate and be used first in league?

2/15/2023 - By

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The Jackal Ambush will give you an earlier read on the lane than the Absolute and Fate. The Fate and Absolute are more similar to each other but they may be too similar to need both options so to give you more variance and to help you cover a wider range of conditions you may prefer the Jackal Ambush as you heavy oil ball and have the Fate as a compliment to this.

2/21/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


How does this compare to the Infinite Physix?

2/24/2023 - By

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Hi Steve, the Motiv Jackal Ambush has a solid coverstock and will react earlier and more aggressive than the pearl coverstock of the Storm Infinite PhysiX.

2/27/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


does this work on oily lanes

3/20/2023 - By

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Hello, yes this ball would react best on heavy oil lane conditions.

3/21/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


How will this perform at speeds of 16+?

5/6/2023 - By

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16 is a pretty good speed and may be considered in the average speed. If you have an average rev rate then this ball will perform as advertised for you. If you are speed dominant and have a lower rev rate then this would be a good option because it is designed to react earlier on the lanes and will help to give you an earlier read. If you are rev dominant and you have a very high rev rate then this ball could possibly read too early for you and you may prefer something that goes a little longer so the ball will not roll out too early.

5/9/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


What is good to clean the ambush?

3/21/2024 - By

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Hi Larry! The Motiv Power Gel Scuff is a great choice!

3/21/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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