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Jackal Flash
« on: August 27, 2020, 02:46:49 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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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.

Color: Orange/Silver/Blue
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Infusion HV Pearl Reactive
Core: Predator V2
Finish: 5000 Laser Scanned Polished
RG: 2.47 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil

 

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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 08:50:02 PM »
All I can say is that this one is an instant favorite! I've always been a huge fan of the Jackal line, and the addition of the Jackal Flash further enhances that opinion. The Predator® V2 core paired with the Infusion™ HV Pearl Reactive cover stock creates a cleaner motion through the front part of the lane than the Alpha Jackal or Jackal Ghost, but a faster and stronger response downlane. This ball has filled a huge hole in my bag, as I can now get deeper and open up the lane on heavier oil patterns and still get great down lane reaction and continuation through the pins. This reaction paired with the first tri-color cover from Motiv makes for an instant winner! This is a ball that will have a spot in my bag for years to come.

Layout: 40 x 4 x 40
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 03:30:49 PM »
Layout
   55 x 5” x 25

Worth. The. Wait! MOTIV’s first ever tri-colored ball has arrived and its name is Jackal Flash. Taking the highest volume, quickest responding spot on the chart, the marriage of the proven Predator V2 core (2.47RG, .054Diff) and the lightening-fast Infusion HV Pearl coverstock (5000 LSP) has produced an amazing piece that provides both length up front with down-lane snap and strong mid-lane read with continuation through the pin deck.
I laid this Jackal out the same as I did the Golden Jackal as I liked the overall shape that release produced and was wanting something similar yet quicker. Comparing those two balls is like comparing apples to oranges. The Flash is leaps and bounds quicker at the spot while still not sacrificing any of the strong mid-lane read that the Predator V2 core is known for. While it may sound slightly unbelievable to say that a ball has both mid-lane traction and down-lane snap together, this Jackal defies that logic. Out of the box, on the fresh, I was already a solid 3-2 left of my Forge Fire. The ball was clean through the fronts with a ridiculous backend finish; I could miss a solid two boards right at the arrows and still have it scream back into the pocket. Transitions came quickly for this ball, meaning I had to make bigger moves than normal when I started going high flush. Even with this in mind, the more I moved left and opened up the lane, the harder the Flash wanted to read the mid-lane and finish strong on the backend; there was no quit! I was able to throw all three games of league that night with this ball which is something I have not been able to do with just one in quite some time (I finished laying down 38 and crossing 26). Since that night, this ball has repeated its performance time and again. The confidence in throwing a pearl on the fresh that is this strong yet versatile enough to go the distance is a feeling that is nothing short of amazing. Jackal Flash. Those two words are on everyone’s tongue these days in my area as they now know that they are synonymous with an exceptional piece.

Trent Overbey
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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 03:21:38 PM »
I drilled my Jackal Flash 65 x 4 1/2 x 25. I wanted this ball to be my number #1 ball in the bag for most long oil patterns. This ball has the Infusion HV Pearl Reactive coverstock wrapped around the Predator V2 core. This ball is an asymmetric ball with 5000 LSP. As much as I love my Forge Fire and Nemesis, this ball is quickly becoming my go to favorite. First set out of box was a 730 series. The last 2 weeks, I have had 7 games of 278 or better in 4 different bowling centers on 4 different house shots along with the lowest series being 708. This ball gives me so much room for error on house shots. I have thrown this ball to the 1 board and it still comes back to strike. I have pulled this ball inside my mark by 2 boards and usually this turns into a 10 pin or the ball goes through the head pin, but this ball still carries. This ball is so versatile on a lot of oil patterns and gives you the best carry rate I seen.  This ball is very receptive on the end of the pattern and goes through the pins with a lot roll which is why the carry rate is so good. This ball should be in the Motiv line-up for a long time.
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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 09:03:42 PM »
I drilled my Jackal Flash like my Supra and Nemesis (65 X 5.25 X 35) and first impressions holy heck this thing hooks a LOT and looks super pretty. Being MOTIV's first ever Tri-color bowling ball, they knocked it out of the park with the color combo without a doubt! The Predator cores have always been one of my favorite cores! The ball is incredibly clean through the front part of the lane with a TON of motion on the backend! Definitely a ball for you if you need a heavier oil ball with a very quick response to friction. This ball is a SUPRA on STEROIDS! I absolutely recommend this ball to everyone!!

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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 05:47:28 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS and sport patterns


COMMENTS

Likes: The Jackal Flash is Motiv’s first 3 color ball and they did not disappoint. This is the ball I have have been missing in my bag and I think a lot of league bowlers wanted it as well. Great to start league night with and perfect for later in tournament blocks to move left and throw right. A ball that is clean through the front part of the lane and a quick response to friction. I’m very impressed with the motion this ball has.

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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 01:00:42 PM »
It's been a minute since I instantly clicked with a ball as much as I did the Flash. The shape is one that's been missing for me that the Nemesis just couldn't quite fulfil. I always found the Nemesis to be much better with surface because of how clean it was, but the Flash has such a ridiculous footprint in oil that I can throw it on higher volume shots without issue. This ball is the perfect blend of clean and fast response, and is what I would consider Motiv's best high end pearl since the OG Primal Rage, and their best high end asym pearl ever.

Layout: 65x4.5x35

House:

I can throw this on lighter volume house shots without having to worry about it seeing it in the heads and just totally stopping, and heavier shots where I need the ball to gain traction on the back part of the lane. I shot 300 in a wood house where I've historically struggled finding the right part of the lane to get the ball started. It was clean enough to get through the heads, but quick enough response to turn the corner at the end of the pattern.

Patterns:

I used this ball an entire block on highway to hell and averaged in the mid 230s effortlessly (I am not THAT good of a bowler, so this was kinda neat).

I used this ball on 44' PBA Billy Hardwick later in the practice session, felt it came into play once I had to move left and keep the ball closer to the headpin.

The only issues I've run into is that like any shiny ball, its more speed sensitive than the solids, as bowling balls need to slow down to hook. I also struggled to play straighter with it, but that's not really what it was intended for. We have Ghosts for that :)

Jamison Peyton
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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 03:22:28 PM »
Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – ~375
Ball Speed – ~17.5 at pins
VISE IT
VISE VACCU Grips - Clear
PAP – 6 over, 1 up
1 Hand | Right

Ball Specs and Layout:
Core/Weight Block - Predator V2
Cover - Infusion HV Pearl Reactive
Factory Finish - 5000 Grit LSP
Layout - 65 X 4 ⅜ X 35

Test Environment:
THS - Southpoint, Las Vegas, NV.

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/chJdNU6eXhs


Review:
With CA still closed, for the most part, I took the opportunity to visit a fellow Motiv and Logo Infusion Staffer, MotivLou, in Las Vegas, NV to throw some games and finally get a chance to throw the new Jackal Flash. This ball Is the longest of the current Jackals, but without losing any energy. In the video, you can see where I missed right and I blew past the breakpoint, making this a little too clean, on a fresh THS, for me. This will fit into the transition, where the mids are starting to hook and I need something to get past them. My bag, with this included, would look like: Jackal Ghost, Jackal Flash, Supra. I would be able to start in the oil, transition to the Flash, and if needed, ball down to the Supra.



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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2020, 09:40:32 AM »
Must have!

First off I will start off by saying this ball is a beauty, talk about shelf appeal!!!
I'm new to the staff so not able to compare it to a whole lot but from what I hear from fellow staffers there is not much that compares to it. Unfortunately I haven't been able to throw it a whole lot cause of our house shots, but when I have been able to OMG! It's one of the strongest asymmetrical pearls that I have ever thrown. Seems cleaner through the fronts and stronger in the friction than my Alpha Jackal. The few times I have been able to bring it out is when my jackal hooks too early or burns up on me and I lose carry. I would then move right (I'm a lefty) and wheel it.
If you are a speed dominate player and have issues throwing pearl balls through your break point this is a must for you.


I would recommend this to a friend
Joel Ray
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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2020, 08:30:05 PM »
The Jackal Flash is a new pearl asymmetrical ball from Motiv featuring the Predator V2 core and the Infusion HV pearl reactive cover. I drilled my Flash pin up with the mass next to my thumb. I have already found success with this ball out of the box with 299-770 in league. For me being 58 and not really ever playing the middle part of the lane much, this ball is so clean through the fronts and I can stay pretty much between 2-3rd arrow area after my Alpha Jackal starts to check up too early. I believe this will also be a great tournament ball for later in blocks as the lanes transition. The Alpha Jackal and Jackal Flash are an amazing 1-2 punch to have in the bag.

With the Flash being the first 3-color Motiv ball, I can’t wait to see what the future holds with the next ball releases.
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RevRate=375
Ball Speed=17
PAP= 5"right - 1/4"down

Jeff Piroozshad

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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2020, 03:18:49 PM »
I've had the chance to throw the MOTIV Jackal Flash for a bit now, and I'm loving the clean Infusion cover on the Jackal Ghost core. They're a great match for each other. The Ghost core loves to rev up, and the Infusion cover lets the ball rev as much as it wants without losing energy because it's so clean on the oil. This allows the Jackal Flash to save a ton of energy for the backend, and if you've watched any videos, you already know what this ball is capable of when it gets to the end of the pattern.

I can definitely see myself throwing this ball in leagues when I need to get in a little bit, and in tournaments where there is a lot of volume but I don't want the ball to read too early - like on higher friction surfaces, or long oil patterns that have a low oil volume.

Here's my YouTube video for the Jackal Flash if you'd like to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E6qRiaFfqE

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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2020, 07:16:03 PM »
Ball Specs and Layout:
Predator V2 Core
Infusion HV Pearl Reactive
5000 LSP
45 x 5 x 35

Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – 400-425
Ball Speed – 16.5 mph (down-lane)
PAP – 3 3/4 over, zero
Right-handed

Test Environment:
41’ USBC White 2

Review:
The Jackal Flash features the Infusion Cover has turned into my most favorite Pearl Cover. I compared my Jackal Flash alongside the Alpha Jackal. While having similar layouts on both, I knew my angles would have to be more opened when throwing my Jackal Flash. I was mentally prepped knowing how fast the Infusion Cover likes to cover as seen with the Forge Fire and Supra just to name a couple. My immediate reaction was a big WOW after seeing I was approx. 7-8 boards left with my feet from the Alpha Jackal. While there was a defined friction spot on the lane, I was able to go a few more boards further with ease and the Jackal Flash did not want to quit on the backend. 

Likes:
Infusion Pearl Cover
Aggressive Motion
Shelf Appeal

Dislikes:
None

Summary:
The Jackal Flash is something everybody can use. What I love the most about it is when there is a defined hook spot downlane, I can stay ahead of the field getting left and project the Jackal Flash to that spot while having the confidence in it to hook back to the pocket. For a piece that is this strong overall, both cover and core, the Jackal Flash still has plenty of power getting through the pins. For the tournament players especially, this is a huge piece to have in the arsenal and pairs well with many styles. The Jackal Flash has that WOW factor both on and off the lanes.

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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2020, 06:19:44 PM »
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.

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Jackal Flash
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2020, 08:17:08 PM »
This ball is unbelievable! The Jackal line has been one of the most reliable lines in bowling for years and adding the Jackal Flash is adding a completely different shape. I drilled my Flash 40 x 4 7/8 x 70 which put my pin below my bridge and the mass bias on my VAL. What this provides me is a strong asymmetric pearl that I can throw once there is a little bit of burn in the track. This ball is super clean and can recover from anywhere! I can only imagine how skid flippy this ball would be if I drilled it pin up. If anyone coming into the pro shop wants a stronger pearl ball that can handle oil, I'd recommend the Jackal Flash to them in a heart beat.

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Re: Jackal Flash
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2020, 11:36:38 AM »


Pin Length:3.7

Starting Top Weight:3.0

Ball Weight:15

Pin to PAP:4

CG to PAP:

X Hole (if there is one):


Rev Rate:450

Ball Speed:18

PAP/Track:5 1/2 < x 3/8

Grit:box

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):ploished


LANE CONDITION

Length:44

Volume:25

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):sport

Length:

Back End:

Overall Hook:

Midlane Read:

Breakpoint Shape:

The Motiv Jackal Flash is the perfect ball needed in their line . Using the same cover technology and building on what was learned from the Supra and the Nemisis , was able create the fastest ball to date Motiv has ever produced. I drilled my Flash 65x4x30 and even with te strong pin to pap this ball easily made it throught the front part of the lane while not missing the midlames , this ball really came off the spot. When compare to the other jackals in the line you can noticelbly see the different shaes each jack creates. when the transistion starts to set in and you need a ball to to ball down to from either of the jackals or just a ball to open up your angles . for more inforamtion on the Jackal Flash visit www.motivbolwing.com

Likes:everything bout this ball

Dislikes:it wasnt made sooner