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Jackal Ghost
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:56:13 AM »
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The ghost of bowling's past is ready to make it's presence known! The Motiv Jackal is back in the form of a Ghost and is designed to be scary good on heavy oil lane conditions. This version has more total hook potential than it's predecessors as well as great continuation. The Jackal Ghost uses the Predator V2 core which features a low RG and high differential. The asymmetric core allows the bowler to easily product revolutions on this ball as well a large amount of track flare. When combined with the Coercion High Friction Solid (HFS) coverstock it takes the aggressiveness of this ball to the next level. The 3000 Grit LSS finish offers awesome mid-lane read and incredible continuation.

Color: Black/Purple Solid
Coverstock: Coercion HFS Solid Reactive
Core: Predator V2
Finish: 3000 Grit Laser Scan Sanded
Reaction: Strong mid-lane motion with continuation through pins
RG: 2.47**
Differential: 0.054**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil


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Jackal Ghost
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 02:06:50 PM »

Rev Rate: 500
Axis Tilt: 25
Axis Rotation: 45
Ball Speed:17
PAP Measurements: 4 1/8

Description: Ghost (noun): A combination of the Predator V2 core  with the chemistry of the new Coercion High Friction Solid cover stock that delivers more total hook potential than any previous Jackal with no loss in continuation.  The 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.

Out of box surface: 3000 Grit LSS
Inner Core: Predator V2
Cover: Coercion™ HFS Solid

I’m a fan of the Jackal Ghost for several reasons. I’m a fan of the cover, the core, and the ball reaction.  Every Jackal created has always done as advertised and the Ghost is no exception, the Ghost will give you a lot of hook upfront and plenty of continuation down lane.  I really like how early it is and how it allows me to instantly carve a pattern to my liking, I can sit in the oil shaping the pattern to what I want it to be and as friction increases I can either ball down or move left. The Jackal Ghost WILL force you left at box unless you chose to shine it up, because I love the snow tire effect it has in the oil I leave mine at box.  In my bowling bag everything hooks less than the Ghost; the Jackal LE overall is 3 board less than the Ghost however it does provide a bigger shape down lane responding faster, and the Trident is about 4 board less overall and also responds faster down lane than the Ghost.   

The first layout I used on the Ghost was a low flare layout which allowed me to use the strength of the cover instead of the core, if I wanted more out of the Ghost it was a matter of adjusting the cover which I consider a benefit when using low flare layouts. Using the low flare layout I was able to play right longer and as the pattern started to break down it became a matter of adjusting my eyes rather than my feet, it was a predictable continuous reaction. The second layout I used in the Ghost was a bigger layout (50 x 4 ¾ x 60) which gave me an earlier/stronger reaction overall, I could easily open up the lanes with this reaction which I found favorable on longer and flatter patterns. Unlike the low flare layout I could really see the muscle of the core as the Ghost would make a heavy left turn, as I’ve stated before this is the strongest Jackal to date.

There is nothing like a bowling ball that does as advertised and the Jackal Ghost indeed is everything it is marketed to be, you can haunt your opponent and defeat them at the same time and I promise you’ll enjoy it.

Your game with thank you for it.

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Re: Jackal Ghost
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 03:36:42 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 03:42:46 PM »
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Heroes get remembered, but Legends Never Die. The Jackal Ghost brings back the spirit of the original Jackal line using new technology to deliver the same performance. The Predator V2 core (2.47RG, .054Diff), wrapped in the all new Coercion HFS Solid coverstock (finished at 3000LSS), delivers the same continuation of the original Predator and hits the pit just as hard as well. I put the same layout on the Ghost as I did the original Jackal to give myself a good comparison and I have not been disappointed in the new versus the old. Since this new Coercion is much stronger I see the ball read the mids extremely strongly (I have come close to flaring the entire ball when I have to get on it) yet I see no hesitation when it comes to changing direction towards the pocket. So far I have found this to be an easy 3-2 to 5-3 more than my Trident of similar layout; both box finish. Though I get the best results when I am a bit more square, the ability of this ball to open up surprises me as I can swing it almost like it is a medium volume piece of equipment without the fear of it bleeding too much energy and finishing weak. What impresses me the most, though, is that the continuation is astounding. Once the Ghost decides to go left it just keeps going; a ball that cuts through heavier oils rarely flirts with leaving as many 9-pins as I have. Do note, however, that this is a heavy oil beast so I usually have to put it away by the end of game one in league (a medium oil shot at best). So long as you remember to stay in this hunter’s natural habit, enjoy unleashing this deadly beast that has risen from the dead, the Jackal Ghost.

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