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Golden Jackal
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:37:58 PM »
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.

Color: Gold
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Hexion SE Pearl
Core: Predator V3
Finish: 4000 Grit Laser Scan Sanded
RG: 2.47**
Differential: 0.055**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil



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Re: Golden Jackal
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2019, 01:59:53 PM »

Length: 41 Ft

Volume: THS

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


Ball: The Golden Jackal is the newest addition to the Motiv Jackal series. The Hexion SE Pearl is the first pearl cover used since the original Jackal in 2014. The Golden Jackal comes at 4000 Grit LSS and utilizes the Predator V3 core.
Motion/Comparison: Motiv has the GJ slotted in the Angular/ Heavy oil slot. This ball is surprisingly clean for a 4000 grit Asymmetric ball. We are finding that medium to low rev bowlers will find this as a benchmark on most medium to heavy house shots when the surface is kept at OOB finish. For the high rev bowlers, this ball will allow you to open up your angles when your Forge or Villain starts leaving the corners. I will note that I am a high rev bowler and this is not the first ball out of the bag for me on THS. I usually start with my T10 or Rogue Blade and migrate to the GJ as the fronts go and my angles open. The GJ is sooner and more overall than the Scorn, and also needs slightly more oil in the fronts for the balls to really separate from each other. I feel that the GJ is perfectly slotted on the ball chart and can be utilized at OOB surface for the matched styles while adding polish will help the rev dominant bowler.

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Golden Jackal Review
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 02:14:18 PM »
Ball Specs:
Motiv Golden Jackal
SE Pearl Reactive
4000 Grit LSS
Ball Specs: Asymmetric Predator V3 Core
Layout  40 x 4 x 35

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP  4-3/4 Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300
Speed off hand 18

The New Motiv Golden Jackal provides a clean move through the front part of the lane without any slide past the break point. The backend motion is strong and angular. The Golden fits between my Villain Scorn and Jackal Rising in total hook but has a more length and angular shape. This ball hooks a lot for a pearl but is not as strong overall as the Abyss or Forge. The Golden is a nice piece that Motiv needed in the line. I have always done well with the Predator Core and feel we will see more asymmetric balls coming out due to the balance hole rules changing in 2020. The core on the Golden is very good but the surface is what makes this ball special in my opinion. The Golden always seems to read the mid lane well without squirting past the break point even on bad releases. I have had the chance to try the Golden on some different conditions, all on the slicker side and I have been impressed by the move this ball makes when it reads friction.  We have dulled the Golden and see more total hook without giving up the backend move. We have polished the Golden, which looks super good and got only a bit less hook but more skid- flip in motion. The Golden Jackal surface cleans and adjusts easily and does not seem to lane glaze quickly. To me this is more evidence of a quality cover stock. We just held a Motiv Test Drive (demo day) and the Golden Jackal was a favorite and worked well for all styles from the fresh oil of the first shift till the burn of the third shift. So far I am very pleased with this addition to the Motiv line.

The Golden is a very strong angular pearl.
The ball has excellent hit, and drive through the pins.
The Golden is a nice new ball motion offered by Motiv.
I only heard positive things about this ball at our Demo Day.

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Re: Golden Jackal
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 02:18:19 AM »
The Golden Jackal is Motivís latest asymmetrical pearl release, combining the core of the Jackal Rising with a Strength Enhanced version of the Hexion Pearl cover. If youíre looking for a big asymmetrical pearl, why not go for the first pearl Jackal since the original?

I drilled mine fairly strong, 65x4.5Ē.x40 and my first impression that it was a little bit difficult to control on a fresh house shot, but really looked good once the lanes burned up. I ended up hitting it with a 2000 pad so I would be able to use it a little earlier and havenít looked back since.

For me this ball rolls best on medium shots when I donít have to swing the ball too much. If I needed to swing the ball, Iíd probably ball down to a Villain Scorn or a Rogue Blade for a little more angle.

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Re: Golden Jackal
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2019, 12:30:41 PM »
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!

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Re: Golden Jackal
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2019, 11:19:21 AM »

The Golden Jackal is the latest release from MOTIV Bowling products. They say a legend never dies and boy are we right with the Golden Jackal. The Golden Jackal brings back the legend of the original pearl Jackal with the shape we loved to todayís standards and technology. The Golden Jackal features the Predator V3 asymmetrical weight block and we paired it with the Hexion SE cover stock. This combination gives the Golden Jackal massive hooking power and strong backend motion that just drives through the pins on heavy oil. If youíre looking for something strong and looks good then the Golden Jackal is for you.

Weight Block          Predator V3
Cover Stock           Hexion SE Pearl
Finish                    4000 Grit LSS

As they say a legend never dies and The Golden Jackal brings a legend back to life. If you loved how the original Jackal looked and preformed then you will love the Golden Jackal. I love the shape it gives me as well as it performs when Iím bowling on heavier and flatter patterns. For me being a higher rev player, THS I will use this first game but as the pattern breaks down, Iíll ball down to something slower response. But this is the ball I usually use when bowling tournaments because it just does not disappoint. Medium to higher rev players will love this ball just as I previous stated. Lower rev players will love this because the length you will get as the hitting power both on fresh and as lanes break down and you have to move in.

Likes: Hooking power; Retainable Energy; continuation through the pins
Dislikes: None

I recommend the Golden Jackal for all types of bowlers.

MOTIV Staff Player,
John Robertson