Motiv Golden Jackal Bowling Ball

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Motiv Golden Jackal Bowling Ball

  • Color: Gold Pearl
  • Coverstock: Hexion™ SE Pearl
  • Weight Block: Asymmetrical
  • Factory Finish: 4000 Grit LSS
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.47; 15lbs - 2.47; 14lbs - 2.50
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.053; 15lbs - 0.055; 14lbs - 0.052
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.018; 15lbs - 0.019; 14lbs - 0.018
  • Fragrance: N/A

Additional product information:

The new Golden Jackal™ brings the legend of a pearl Jackal™ to life.  Providing more length through the oil, the Golden Jackal™ displays an impressive backend motion.  Never before has there been a Jackal™ with this kind of agility and speed!

The Golden Jackal™ features the latest Predator™ V3 asymmetric weight block to provide massive track flare potential and hooking power.  This technology also produces a very low RG so the Golden Jackal™ is easier to rev, making it more forgiving on heavy oil patterns than higher RG balls that may slip past the proper transition point. 

For generating powerful angle in high volume environments, the Hexion™ SE cover is incredible.  This Strength Enhanced version of Hexion™ technology produces outstanding down lane motion without sacrificing traction in the oil.  The factory finish on the Golden Jackal™ cover stock is 4000 Grit LSS.   

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
4000 Grit LSS
Core Type:
Pearl Reactive
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5 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Rick Zakrajsek on Mar 12th 2019

    Being that the JACAKL GHOST is one of my favorites of all time it only made sense that I couldnt wait for this release. I can say with 100 % certainty it did not dissapoint. THis ball is a n incredible compliment to the GHOST with its pearl coverstock providing the added lenght when the ghost becomes a little early. Its ability to get down the lane and still provide the continouation through the pins Ive come to love from my Ghost was enough to sell me on it! This ball has tremenodous hitting power coupled with a controllable angle. A definite must have in your bag!

  • 5
    Golden Jackal

    Posted by Mark A Lindsay on Feb 28th 2019

    What a strong ball, but it is polished at 4000. very angular, great step down from the abyss and Forge. im able to move in and send out and it comes roaring back. if i use the step down approach i can open my angles after using the Abyss and Forge. Thank you Motiv, you guys are making great equipment!

  • 5
    Beautiful design

    Posted by Diego on Feb 25th 2019

    Our clients really love it.

  • 5
    Golden Jackal

    Posted by Mags on Jan 24th 2019

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    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 MOTIV’s 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 doesn’t 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, don’t 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 Abyss’s strength is in the front half of the lane while the Golden Jackal’s strength is in the back half of the lane. Depending on what type of heavier condition you are bowling on you’ll 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

  • 5
    It's Golden

    Posted by Adam Chase on Jan 23rd 2019

    The Golden Jackal is that HP Pearl ball that we've been missing in the HP line at Motiv. The new Hexion SE coverstock on the proven Predator V3 Core is the real deal. This ball compliments both the Trident Abyss and Ghost Jackal so well on those medium to heavy oil patterns. Unlike the previous Trident Quest, the Golden Jackal is much stronger in the midlane and still has that angularity and continuation that Motiv balls are known for. This ball is great for that typical house shot and those medium to longer sport patterns especially when the front part of the lane starts to go away. This is that HP Pearl that everyone was hoping for!

    Adam Chase
    Motiv Staff

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