Motiv’s latest high-performance release is the Motiv Jackal Flash bowling ball. This ball features the Predator V2 asymmetrical Core design. It is also used in the Alpha Jackal, and the Jackal Ghost. The Jackal Flash has the new Infusion HV Pearl Reactive coverstock, which comes out of the box polished at 5000 grit LSP. The combination provided more hook than the Ripcord while being slightly less than the Alpha Jackal. It was also more angular than both the Forge fire and Trident Nemesis.
Tweener and Stroker were able to best take advantage of Tweener’s strong angular motion using the medium oil test patterns. The heavy oil pattern was a bit long for all three testers. All three used surface modifications to increase their hook on the new. After the lanes started to transition and hook more, everyone liked the polished box look better.
- Package quantity: 1
- Product Type: SPORTING GOODS
- Country of Origin: United States
- Package weight: 16.0 lb
Stroker was able to make a huge move with the Jackal Flash while using the medium oil pattern. This ball was closer to the breakpoint than the Forge Fire or the Ripcord Flight.
|Coverstock Type||Pearl Reactive|
|Recommended Lane Conditions||Heavy Oil|
|Reaction Type||Clean Downlane with Very Strong Backend Motion|
|X Factor Hook Rating Scale (1-20)||18|
|Radius of Gyration (RG)||2.47 (15lb)|
|Differential (DIFF)||.054 (15lb)|
|Mass Bias Differential (MB)||.015 (15lb)|
|Coverstock||Infusion HV Pearl Reactive|
|Factory Finish||5000 Grit LSP|
All in all
Large color swaths are not my favorite. Perhaps it’s because I have a lower rev rate, but I digress. Let’s now talk about the Motiv Jackal Flash. There is a slight trend. The Track Proof Pearl, Storm Axiom Pearl, and the Storm Axiom Pearl were tested recently. Both balls allow you to see the ball movement of the original solid and also give you a clearer view through the fronts. In this regard, it looks like the Jackal Flash has a similar look. It has a cleaner appearance than the Jackal Ghost, but I can see similar motions and it is just as versatile.
Although The Flash feels strong and solid, it is also very versatile. It can’t be missed inside, or it will not hold. It’s not a good idea to miss out on too much, but there is still room. It is responsive to friction but has a smooth transition. This is the biggest and most important aspect of it. It is the big core transitions at the beginning of the pattern that slow it down enough to make it look smooth when it encounters friction. This means that it can be used in a variety of hand positions and laneplay techniques. It can be used in many situations. It was actually quite effective on Wolf of all patterns after my test. I can adjust my hand position to play closer to the second arrow. I can go in deeper, and I can slow it down more.
Collin Rainieri was our higher rev tester for Motiv Jackal Flash. This is a great example of the Flash’s versatility and nice role. The Jackal Flash’s shape is quite nice. It is not a skid flipball and it is not as slow as the Golden Jackal. It is also stronger than the Golden. Flash does not require a lot of dry time to work. The Flash is also responsive to friction, as I mentioned earlier. We’ll return to the versatility idea. Collin can start at 16 and go up to 5 with no problems. Collin can also reduce his axis rotation to punch the boards without any problems.
Bryan will be next. He felt immediately that the Jackal Flash was stronger than his feet, and the arrows. He also felt that the Flash was stronger from the spot, which was a bit earlier than expected. You can see that he is closer to the third arrow. There was not as much room for error. He loses space to the outside when he goes in deeper. This is part of his game.
Motiv Jackal Flash Bowling Ball Features
The Jackal series by MOTIV is the pinnacle of high performance, and the early transition ball the Jackal Flash adds an amazing dimension to that. This is the most powerful asymmetric pearl MOTIV has ever produced. Bowling with a solid asymmetric ball such as the Jackal Ghost, Alpha, or Alpha, and some other bowling balls, should be done on oil at higher volumes. The ball you use to transition to should have similar strength but be lighter through the front and provide a quicker response on the backend. This is exactly what the Jackal Flash was made for.
The 3-color pearl Flash edition’s performance technology is synergistically combined and tuned with an LSP finish of 5000 Grit to create a pin-crushing continuation. To maximize track flare and revs, the asymmetric Predator V2 Core has a low RG. To provide the necessary length and angle for heavy oil pattern transitions, this powerful core is covered with MOTIV’s Infusion HV Pearl Reactive cover stock.
The Jackal Flash can be used by rev dominant bowlers as their first ball. It will be a great choice for speed dominant bowlers, who may not normally throw pearl balls.
The lowest series was 708. I have so many options for house shots with this ball. This ball has been thrown to the 1 board, and it always comes back to strike. This ball has carried me to my mark by two boards. Usually, this is a 10 pin. This ball can be used with a variety of oil patterns, and it has the highest carry rate I have ever seen. The ball is extremely responsive at the end of the oil pattern and can go through the pins with a lot of rolls. This is why it has a high carry rate. This ball should stay in the Motiv lineup for a while.
This made it a bit too clean for me, so I am using a new THS. This will work in the transition. The mids are beginning to hook me and I need to find a way to get past them. This would be my bag with this included: Jackal Ghost Jackal Flash Supra I could start in the oil and transition to the Flash. If necessary, I could even ball down to Supra.
The Motiv Jackal Flash falls under the Mid-Defined group. If you like grades, this will get you an 8/10. It has a nice transition from skid, hook, and roll. It’s not even, but it is another ball that seems to have an ideal modern shape and seems extremely versatile. While Motiv covers may not be as responsive to friction as Storm, there is an equal and opposite versatility argument for a ball that has a smoother reaction to friction. The Jackal Ghost remains my favorite ball Motiv has produced to date. I consider the Jackal Flash an excellent compliment.