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Title: Golden Jackal
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 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
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: MOTIVmags on January 24, 2019, 09:42:55 AM

Description: The Golden Jackal is the fifth Jackal in the very successful series. It is the first pearl Jackal since the original, this time with the Hexion SE Pearl Cover. The box finish is 4000 Grit LSS (Laser Scan Sanded). It again uses the Predator Core, with an RG of 2.47 and a .055 differential. According to MOTIVís hook scale it is their most hooking ball produced in the angular motion column.

Reaction: The Golden Jackal certainly provides plenty of hook on heavy oil conditions, however it doesnít hook as soon or as much as the other two Jackals currently in the line, the Jackal Rising and the Jackal Ghost. Where the Golden Jackal differs is the extra length and shape it provides down lane, without all of the hook being in the front and middle part of the lane. For a ball designed for heavy oil, it allows me to open up my angles and provide plenty of shape down lane. I think the biggest statement that I can make is that if in any way you liked the original Jackal, donít miss out on this release because that is what this ball reminds me of, the Golden Jackal is a little cleaner than the OG. I did a 70X5.5.X40 layout which is a weaker layout for me, basically the pin centered right above my fingers, the CG in my palm and the mass bias in my thumb. I wanted it to be a ball that I could use on the fresh in leagues, it allows me to get a little deeper and really use all of the hold on league patterns and yet provide a really nice shape when hitting that big friction spot to the outside. You will notice the Golden Jackal is in the Heavy Oil/Angular spot on the Ball Guide (

Comparisons: The Trident Abyss is the exact opposite in shape in my opinion even though they are both designed for Heavy Oil, the Trident Abyssís strength is in the front half of the lane while the Golden Jackalís strength is in the back half of the lane. Depending on what type of heavier condition you are bowling on youíll have two options of where you want your ball to read. Comparing the Golden Jackal to the Villain Scorn was also necessary in my opinion because they are both asymmetrical and in the Angular column. The Villain Scorn is cleaner and noticeably more angular, so if you need something a little stronger and a little smoother the Golden Jackal would be your best option.

Summary: Overall, this release allows me to play deeper lines and create more entry angle than I would with other high performance/heavy oil balls. Since the box surface is 4000 Grit LSS it also has the option to be even longer and more angular by polishing it (Which I have done and prefer). It also has some great shelf appeal too with that gold!

Mike Magolan
MOTIV | Turbo | Brotherhood Sport Apparel | BowlerX, Staff Member
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: MotivMackie on January 28, 2019, 05:32:56 PM
Motiv Golden Jackal Review

This ball is amazingly versatile on the Lanes, Out of box it has a light surface which has it read the mids sooner but it stays continuous down lane. Box surface was a little to strong for me personally so I hit mine with 3k and then polished it. The polish helped it get down the lane but being the bigger ball that the Jackal is it still kept the strong continuation down lane and made it more cleaner and controllable..

     This is one of the biggest balls Iíve drilled in quite some time. It fits in the bag though. When I need something to pick up and create shape down lane where other pieces arenít itís definitely the ball to go to. I used a 70x5.5x45 layout to help it get down lane, it also lets me use it on most house shots without it being to big of a motion.

-Sean Mackie

#MOTIVNation #MOTIVMackie #TeamCASH

Ball Motion video:
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: Mappa on January 29, 2019, 11:30:40 AM
Here is my ball reaction video for the Golden Jackal:

In the video I compare the Golden Jackal to the Hydra, Venom Shock Pearl, Forza SS, Rogue Blade, Villain Scorn, Forge & Trident Abyss on Kegel's Bourbon Street Pattern.

This ball is as advertised! I can really play those deep inside lines without the fear of throwing it through the breakpoint - which can often happen with angular equipment.

Looking forward to taking this one out to tournaments!

--Kevin Gallagher--
     MOTIV Staff
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: scottyb300 on February 01, 2019, 11:04:05 PM
I try to contain my excitement with all of the great releases that have been coming out lately, but this one has me ecstatic.
I've had some time to roll this and to say I'm impressed is an understatement!
We decided to drill this 45x4.5x70(pin under bridge). I do this layout on all of my first ones because it allows me to see the balls true motion for my game.
 This ball is an absolute hitter. For a pearl it is nice to see it read the mid lane extremely well while retaining plenty of energy on the back ends. What makes this ball so unique is that it is an Asymmetrical ball and it's a pearl, it doesn't make a sharp turn downlane. I find it extremely controllable and a moderately slow response to friction and rolls through the pins like an absolute train.
I compared this to my Jackal Rising and put both balls at 2000 grit with some light polish. I found that my jackal rising had a faster response downlane and forced me to open up my angles faster(I'm left handed). I am beyond impressed with this ball and definitely will be getting a few more!
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: on February 05, 2019, 02:22:28 PM
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.
Highly Recommend.

James Turner
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: MotivLou on February 06, 2019, 03:59:14 PM
The LEGEND continues !! The Jackal series has hit an absolute home run again with the Golden Jackal ! This ball features the Predator V3 core wrapped around the Hexion SE pearl cover ! I compared it to several different ball in our current line and this is what I came up with. Itís cleaner and more angular than both the Jackal Rising and the Jackal ghost but maintaining that classic Jackal shape ! Itís earlier and smoother however than the Villain Scorn ! I found in testing that the Golden Jackal was a great combination with the Scorn ! Iím really excited about the addition of another Jackal ! Ball will be available on 2-13-19 !! Go out and #GetMOTIVated
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: Wolfstrike on February 08, 2019, 01:49:11 PM
If you have loved the jackals in the past this one will be a perfect companion to the others. It's a few feet longer than the rising it feels like and much stronger change of direction downlane. It should be useful on a variety of patterns and house shots.
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: rayner13 on February 12, 2019, 05:33:28 PM
First off.  Itís a Jackal and everyone that has thrown a Jackal before understands how great they are.  This time around we finally have a pearl Hexion SE cover that comes out of the box at 4000.  This Jackal is able to handle the fresh conditions with ease as it floats through the front and doesnít over read the friction.  The ball is strong and once it makes its move it doesnít stop.  For me this is a step down from the Abyss and earlier then the Scorn.  Itís very readable and hits with the trademark Motiv power down lane.  You will enjoy throwing this one.  The cover takes very well to being tuned also in case you want to hit it with a little Motiv Gloss and really see how angular this ball can be.  Expect to see quite a few of these gold balls around, itís a special release. 


Matt Rayner
Motiv Staff Member
Title: Re: Golden Jackal
Post by: kshipley17 on February 13, 2019, 02:37:41 PM
Hello MOTIVnation.
First of I would like to talk about the new Golden Jackal.
This ball uses the Hexion SE Reactive coverstock and uses the Predator V3 core.
It is at 4,000 grit LSS. This is the first Jackal pearl since the original. It has a RG of 2.47 with a diff of .055. This is an angular ball with phenomenal continuation. This is the first ball out of my bag and is and combined with the Forge you have a very solid 1-2 punch when trying to decide which ball to go to during transition of the lanes. Everyone should have some gold in their ball and you won't be disappointed by the results. World wide release day is today 2/13/19 . Order yours today

Kye Shipley
Motiv staff member.