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Motiv Alpha Jackal Bowling Ball

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MSRP: $279.95
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Motiv Alpha Jackal Bowling Ball

  • Color: Blue/Purple
  • Coverstock: Coercion HV3 Solid Reactive
  • Weight Block: Predator V2
  • Factory Finish: 2000 Grit LSS
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.48; 15lbs - 2.47; 14lbs - 2.51
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.047; 15lbs - 0.054; 14lbs - 0.049
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.013; 15lbs - 0.015; 14lbs - 0.014
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:
 

The Jackal™ reigns supreme on heavy oil!  For over a half-decade the Jackal line of bowling balls has been the dominant force for heavy oil.  The latest addition to the line, the Alpha Jackal™ pushes the boundaries by providing more hook with the control and devastating continuation that you expect.    

Following the success of the Jackal Ghost, we decided it was time to provide bowlers with an updated, stronger, solid reactive cover on the Predator V2 weight block.  Featuring Coercion™ HV3 Solid Reactive cover stock, the Alpha Jackal™ is all about creating traction in places where the previous Jackals could not.  This is the strongest cover ever used in the Jackal™ line. 

The Predator V2 asymmetric weight block driving the Alpha Jackal™ boasts a very low RG and loads of differential.  This enables you to maximize both revs and track flare.  

Players looking for traction on heavy or long oil patterns need to have the Alpha Jackal™ in their bag.  Expect speed dominant players who already depend on the reliability of the Jackal line to fall in love with the added hook and control of the Alpha edition.    

Along with outstanding performance, the solid Alpha Jackal™ is an eye-catching combination of purple and blue that gets attention both on the shelf and on the lanes. 

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Heavy
Factory Finish:
2000 Grit LSS
Core Type:
Asymmetrical
Coverstock:
Solid Reactive
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12 Reviews

  • 5
    My first jackal

    Posted by Ralph Wheeler on Sep 22nd 2020

    Love this ball average is going up with this one. In a word it's predictable .

  • 5
    Alpha Jackal

    Posted by Mark Wilson on Apr 12th 2020

    The Alpha Jackal has been a great piece in my bag. The Alpha Jackal is great when the Jackal Ghost isn’t strong enough and I need something to shape earlier. Compared to the Trident Abyss, the Abyss is earlier and more forward. With the Abyss, you can’t play as deep as you can with the Alpha Jackal. At least not with as steep of an angle. The Abyss is made more for shallow angles. The Alpha Jackal is really unique. It's a strong early asymmetrical ball that you can still play steeper angles with. My typical line I like playing with this ball is about 20-10. This ball allows me to control the pattern very well on heavier oil patterns. This ball also responds to surface changes exceptionally well. I changed the surface to 4000. Compared to 2000 surface, 4000 gives you more push in the mid lane and a faster reaction down lane. I find myself able to play steeper angles than with the Alpha Jackal at box surface (2000).

    Motiv Staffer : Mark Wilson

  • 5
    Alpha Jackal

    Posted by Mark Wilson on Apr 12th 2020

    The Alpha Jackal has been a great piece in my bag. The Alpha Jackal is great when the Jackal Ghost isn’t strong enough and I need something to shape earlier. Compared to the Trident Abyss, the Abyss is earlier and more forward. With the Abyss, you can’t play as deep as you can with the Alpha Jackal. At least not with as steep of an angle. The Abyss is made more for shallow angles. The Alpha Jackal is really unique. It's a strong early asymmetrical ball that you can still play steeper angles with. My typical line I like playing with this ball is about 20-10. This ball allows me to control the pattern very well on heavier oil patterns. This ball also responds to surface changes exceptionally well. I changed the surface to 4000. Compared to 2000 surface, 4000 gives you more push in the mid lane and a faster reaction down lane. I find myself able to play steeper angles than with the Alpha Jackal at box surface (2000).

    Motiv Staffer : Mark Wilson

  • 5
    Apha

    Posted by Stephen Mohn on Mar 2nd 2020

    The Alpha Jackal,
    So as everyone knows by now this is the most recent release in the famous jackal series from Motiv. Normally I do my reviews very shortly after receiving the ball and this time around I wanted to get a bunch of games on the ball so I could be a little more in-depth with what I'm seeing from the motion of the ball and my likes dislikes. So let's start off with my layout. I did my favorite Asym pin-up layout which is a 60*5*30 THis normally gives me good length and still has lots of power down lane.
    Using that layout I left the jackal at its box finish which is about a 2k abralon finish. This ball got down the lane much easier than I thought it would be that it has such a strong cover. Shape wise downlane is tougher to explain it's not as long and snappy as the ghost and not nearly as early as a jackal rising. So I've put I dunno about 60 games on this ball so far and man its been pretty solid for me so far. It lets me open the lanes on higher volume house shots and lets me get in the middle of the lane when I move left on dryer lanes.
    As I've owned it the ball has got well kinda dirty. That has been easily resolved. Anytime the ball gets some lane shine on it I just hit it with a fresh 2k pad and its back to normal!
    All and all this is what you would expect from a High-performance piece of equipment. It loves the heavier volumes and has plenty to offer downlane for such a big hooking ball!
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    Specs PAP 4 over 1/2 Up
    Tilt 20 degree
    Axis Rotation 50

    Stephen Mohn
    Motiv Staffer

    Follow me on Instagram @motivmaniac where I review, showcase and show anything Motiv!

  • 5
    Alpha Jackal

    Posted by Kenneth Whitley on Feb 21st 2020

    good name for this one, love the Jackal series, this one picks up just early enough to carry that stinking 10 pin

  • 5
    Tournament Ball

    Posted by Country Williams on Jan 30th 2020

    Great ball to use during tournaments or if the lanes are oily. The ball hooks hard.

  • 5
    La mejor bola

    Posted by Alfonso G on Jan 29th 2020

    tengo la LE y la Shost esta bola cumple mis expectativas de efectividad con una fuerte reaccion el pegar con los pinos.

  • 5
    This is the ALPHA of the JACKALS

    Posted by Jason Lettau on Jan 25th 2020

    65×5.5×35
    Holy cow, this ball is amazing! Out of box at 2000 throwing on a fresh THS, the Alpha Jackal showed its true power. I was really surprised at just how smooth something that strong could be! The Alpha Jackal is definitely a ball for you if you need a strong, yet really smooth asymmetrical. I took the Alpha Jackal down to 4000 grit for the house I bowl in and shot back to back 250+ games in league. This is definitely a special piece in the bag. Not only can I score well bowling on the Dragon pattern, but I can score well on a fresh house shot. This ball is very versatile! Its a definite go-to when the lanes are fresh!

    Jason Lettau
    MOTIV Staff

  • 5
    The 8 Pin Doesn't Have a Chance

    Posted by Jamison Peyton on Jan 23rd 2020

    65x5.25x35

    I got the required number of strikes to make my ball review video (generally I use 5-8 depending on what keeps it under 2 minutes) in under 5 minutes, so I kept the camera rolling and actually ended up with so many strikes that I could literally make a 1:50 video of me only throwing strikes after I edited down the initial 12 minute video.

    I’m editing the video as I write this, and I can tell you that this ball is running over the 8 pin almost every single shot as I rewatch them, and there’s a couple ways you can look at that; either I need to move left, or the ball doesn’t quit while going through the pins. Once the video is published, you’ll see that I eventually move about 10-15 by the end, and the 8 pin still has zero chance, so the ball might just be insane.

    My early experiences with this ball was that it was too much for everything we had on the machine to throw at it, it actually was too much for Route 66 at box, but looked awesome at 5500~. At that surface I was also able to use it on the house shot effectively.

    I took it back to a fresh 2k by resurfacer before shooting the video, then threw it on this year’s US Open 4 pattern after I got done shooting and made it look like a house shot, so that was pretty fun. No further surface adjustments before going front 8 in league on Thursday with it, so it seems that this one is also VERY surface friendly. All in all, this one’s pretty good!

    Jamison Peyton
    Motiv Staffer

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