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Mythic Jackal
« on: April 14, 2022, 08:47:00 AM »
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Motiv is introducing a different kind of hybrid bowling ball with the Mythic Jackal. The purpose of this ball was to generate as much angle as possible while continuing to offer attributes of true heavy oil performance. This ball was designed to create angle when the heavy oil starts to transition. This high-performance ball uses the same Predator V2 core as the super successful Jackal Ghost. This low RG/high diff asymmetric core is wrapped with the Infusion HV 2:1 Hybrid Reactive coverstock. This cover technology uses two times as much pearl as it does solid for this coverstock enabling the ball to produce more angle downlane without totally losing traction.

Color: Black/Bronze/Turquoise
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Infusion HV 2:1 Hybrid Reactive
Core: Predator V2
Finish: 5000 Grit LSP
RG: 2.47 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
Product ID: 13651
Brand: Motiv
Category: Bowling Balls
Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls



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Re: Mythic Jackal
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2022, 09:56:36 AM »
   60 x 4” x 30

Not all legends are myths. The venerated Predator V2 core (2.47 RG, .054 Diff, .015 Int. Diff) makes an epic return with the new Mythic Jackal. The new Infusion HV 2:1 Hybrid Reactive coverstock is paired with this proven core technology to create an excellent quick-response ball meant to combat medium-heavy lane conditions.

I used a 4” pin in my layout so that I could elicit a strong core influence for the ball’s shape, creating significant flare for more hook potential. To give myself a feel for the strength of the reaction, I got lined up with my Iron Forge on a fresh house shot, laying down 16 crossing 13. In the end it took a 5-3 left to finally keep the Mythic in the pocket. Even with the coverstock being two parts pearl, the traction generated on the lane is impressive. The combination of cover strength and core power creates strong midlane read, but there is still a huge backend snap once the ball finds the down lane friction. Versatility is also a huge trait of the Mythic as it is one of the few balls in my arsenal that I have been able to go wire to wire with in a league night without even thinking of throwing another piece; strong enough to bite through the early oil yet clean and quick enough getting beyond 20 and the deep friction.

Given the wide of a range of optimum performance that the Mythic Jackal possesses, this truly is a special piece to have in an arsenal. Having a reaction and shape like this with the sheer amount of strength it exhibits makes this release something everyone should consider. A legend in the making.

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Re: Mythic Jackal
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2022, 07:53:06 PM »
50 x 5.5 x 30

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

Test Environment:
Kegel Dead Man’s Curve

The Mythic Jackal is a great addition to the Jackal line. What impressed me immediately was the very quick response downlane. The more I threw it, I noticed how easily I could see the lanes  as they transitioned. With the pearl covers on the previous Jackal Flash, I felt I could get into the Mythic sooner with the Hybrid cover. This will allow me to see the midlane transition as well and giving me a bit more range of changing the coverstock if I need to. The downlane shape that this creates is unexpected as it recovers from angles that I generally don’t play as much, but gives me the comfort having something big that doesn’t burn out.

Hybrid Coverstock
Predator V2 Core
Very angular


If this isn’t a homerun, I don’t know what it is. The Mythic Jackal creates a shape in a bigger piece that I simply don’t usually see – could partially be due to my style and preference of playing the lanes. The way the Mythic Jackal handles the oil on the lanes is simply impressive especially with the overall shape that it creates on the lanes. This has been a great complement to my Trident Odyssey and Iron Forge.

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Re: Mythic Jackal
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2022, 03:32:11 PM »
Core: Predator V2
Type: Asymmetrical
Coverstock: Infusion HV 2:1 Hybrid Reactive
Box Finish: 5000 Grit LSP
Layout: 45 x 4 ½ x 70


The strong ball motion Mythic Jackal has coming out of the oil is reasonable, the traction it has in the oil keeps it from missing the breakpoint.
Infusion HV 2:1 provides easy length as it is 2 parts pearl and 1 part solid, this coverstock will sit in between surfaced weaponry and small ball polished weaponry.
Mythic Jackal is bigger than Jackal Ghost from a backend standpoint, those that felt that Ghost wasn’t enough for them will like what Mythic has to offer.

We were very impressed with the total hook from this polished bowling ball. It provides a more defined shape with less hook than the Trident Odyssey, while the big back end helps it out-hook the Jackal Ghost on our medium pattern.

Overall Mythic Jackal has less hook that Trident Odyssey with more shape, what makes Mythic Jackal standout is its backend reaction.


The strong ball motion of Mythic Jackal off can be difficult to handle and can result in over/under, I would suggest a surface adjustment for smaller rev rates as the move inward.  Mythic Jackal will let you know if the pattern isn’t long enough as it will hard check for those with bigger rev rates like myself, move your feet or ball down.

Overall Summary

Mythic Jackal (noun): 1. The latest entry into the Jackal line. 2. Utilizes the new Infusion HV 2:1 Hybrid Reactive coverstock that has a 2:1 ratio of pearl to solid and comes out of the box at a 5000 grit LSP finish. 3. V2 core that revs up quickly with a high flare potential giving it plenty of hook to handle oily conditions.

Mythical Jackal being 2 parts pearl and 1 part solid is a huge deal to me because hybrids are 1 and 1 however the personality of the ball is dominated by solid or pearl, in this case the personality of Mythic is dominated pearl wise in terms of personality.  Infusion HV 2:1 Hybrid Reactive will let you hang around on heavier patterns, medium patterns, and if you’re fond on manipulation as I am smaller patterns.

In terms of smaller patterns it does become undesirable at a point where Mythic Jackal is simply to big, in that case I ball down.  Infusion HV 2:1 Hybrid Reactive is aggressive enough that when it was time to play away from the pocket I was able to use the angularity it offers to my advantage, as the transition occurred the angularity sharpened and the stone 9 and 4-9’s I interpreted as a warning. 

If you felt that you’ve wanted more out of Jackal Ghost downlane  I would encourage you give Mythic a look as it is bigger downlane, the combination of Infusion HV 2:1 Hybrid Reactive  and Predator V2 creates  strong backend once the ball finds the down lane.

Mythic Jackal is far from a myth in fact its nothing short of terrific.  If you’re in the market for angularity, have never tried angularity, or simply want more angularity in your bag I encourage you look at Mythic Jackal.
Your game will thank you for it .

K.C. White II
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Re: Mythic Jackal
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2022, 04:55:26 PM »

Length: 39ft

Volume: Lite/Medium - House Shot

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Angular, Slap the 10pin Silly Angular off the spot



Bowler Stats
PAP - 3 15/16 - 1/2 Up
Rev Rate 400-425
Speed 17mph

Punched up a Mythic Jackal and immediately taking into account the surface I was going to be bowling on hit it with a 3000 Pad and then put a lite coat of Power Gel Polish on it.

The overall versatility I was able to generate and see with this ball was mind blowing. I honestly had the whole lane in front of me. It didn't matter if I tried to play a little straighter through the track, swing it thru the mid-lane or move inside even as deep as in front of the ball return the Mythic Jackal proved capable of not only shaping into the pocket but also facing up in a manor that will resulted in strings of strikes.

This is the Jackal you were Looking For and I recommend going to your local pro shop and getting it today.

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Re: Mythic Jackal
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2022, 03:59:56 PM »
PAP 4 3/8 right 1 13/16 up
440-480 rev rate
Speed 15.5 mph

The mythic jackal is one of the strongest hybrids I have ever thrown.
 Likes: reads the oil well, well rounded with the layout I have chosen to control the back ends, can be used on higher volume shots and lower volume shots without losing energy.
The only downfall with a strong pin up layout that I’ve seen is a little over/under. But for the most part it is a consistent reaction.
It’s a great step down from the legacy or ghost once the mids go away.

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