The legend of the Jackal continues with the Motiv Jackal Flash Pearl. This high-performance bowling ball is the strongest asymmetric pearl ball that Motiv has created to date. The Jackal Flash was built to be cleaner through the front of the lane with a quicker response on the backend. This is achieved by combining the Predator V2 weight block with the Infusion HV Pearl Reactive coverstock and finished with a 5000 LSP. This combination offers continuation with max revs and track flare while providing length and a strong angle that is needed when making adjustments on heavy oil patterns. This ball was designed to be an early transition ball for heavier oil but it also pairs well with rev dominant bowlers as the first ball out of their bag. Bowlers that are more speed dominant who usually struggle when throwing a pearl ball will find the Jackal Flash to be extra versatile on moderate conditions.
This ball is amazing. It finishes like no other. Slides in oil and hits friction and snaps to pocket. Can miss mark out side by 3-6 boards and it still makes it to the pocket with a crushing reaction. I do not throw a lot of speed, this ball travel down lane and snaps for the perfect hit.
The first tri-colored ball from Motiv!! The layout I used on the Jackal Flash is 70x4x20. This is my typical asym pearl layout. The Jackal Flash has a similar motion to the Trident Nemesis. However, this ball outperforms the Trident Nemesis when there is a heavier concentration of oil on the lane. The Nemesis tended to want to roll forward when it saw oil. That is not the case with the Flash. The Flash will be good for when you need to play with open angles. It is also the perfect ball to transition too once the Alpha Jackal does not want to corner the right way.
I would like to start out by saying, this is the ball I was hoping Motiv was going to make. Utilizing the ever-successful Predator V2 core with their most continuous cover to date. The Jackal Flash is no joke, it is a strong piece of equipment that continues like no other Motiv ball before. This is what I like to see in a strong Asymmetrical Pearl; clean through the heads, starts to read the back half of the mids and continuous when encountering friction. In the past, Motiv big Asym. pearls would stand up and go forward making it hard to get in deep and boom to the right with confidence. Jackal Flash is a huge step in the right direction for Motiv bowling on their skid/flip motion the are seeking.
Drilled at 40x4x40 for me. This ball is by far Motivs strongest pearl ball. If you have a hard time playing deep, then this ball is for you!
When I get a new ball, I always test and strike at 5 different arrows. As I moved left, I loved how much the ball carried and not lose energy.
The ball out the box was a bit to floppy for me, so I surfaced with a 2000 grit surface to blend and stay more consistent at the break point for me.
If i add more polish to make it like glossy look, can it perform in long medium oil?8/24/2020 - By Twohandedbowler
This comes out of the box with a pretty smooth polished finish already so it will have decent length already. However, even with a polished finish this ball is still rated more for heavier oil conditions. If the pattern is longer it should still be strong enough to come back on the backend. I would not suggest this for more medium conditions because it will be too strong for those conditions.8/24/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How does this ball compare or differ from the Motiv Trident Abyss?9/4/2020 - By Sinner X
This would actually be a closer comparison to the Trident Nemesis. The Abyss has a duller finish on a solid cover and the Nemesis is a pearl cover with a polished finish which is what the Jackal Flash has.9/8/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How is the Flash compared to the Alpha9/10/2020 - By Mr300
The key difference is the Flash is a pearl coverstock with a polished finish to go longer on the lanes with a sharper backend. The Alpha is a solid cover with a duller finish to read the lanes earlier and have a smoother arcing hook down the lane.9/11/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Is this ball stronger than original trident.9/17/2020 - By Hamster
Because the Jackal Flash is designed for more length it would not have a high of an overall hook potential as the Trident. The Jackal Flash has a stronger backend but the Trident have a higher hook potential overall.9/18/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
whats the difference from this ball to the forge fire ?9/21/2020 - By army dad
The Jackal Flash will have a pearl cover and a more polished cover to give it more length and a sharper backend while the Forge Fire is a hybrid cover with a 4000 grit finish to give it a little earlier read and smoother reaction. The Jackal Flash is still going to have a stronger overall hook because the Jackal series is a little higher performance than the Forge line.9/21/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
much difference between flash and omega crux ? thanks10/8/2020 - By army dad
The Flash will be longer with a sharper backend. It has a polished finish compared to the duller 3000 grit finish on the Omega Crux.10/9/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
whats different from the flash to the jackal gold ? thanks10/8/2020 - By army dad
This ball will give you more length because of the out-of-box finish and this will make for a sharper backend hook than the Golden Jackal. The Golden Jackal had a 4000 grit finish which help smooth out the backend some.10/9/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
much difference from the flash to the astro physix ?10/15/2020 - By army dad
These are very comparable options. They are both pearl coverstocks with a polished finish to give you great length. Also both are high performance options designed to handle heavier oil conditions.10/15/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Which ball is stronger in backend nuclear cell or jacket flash11/21/2020 - By Hamster