Motiv Jackal Legacy Bowling Ball Features:
The Jackal Legacy pairs the asymmetrical Predator V2 weight block found in other recent Jackal releases with the new Coercion MXC Solid Reactive coverstock. This coverstock is the strongest to date for Motiv, and its strength is complemented by its 2000 grit sanded box finish. The change to the new coverstock allows the Jackal Legacy to have increased total hook compared to both the Jackal Ghost and the Alpha Jackal.
The Jackal series from MOTIV has certainly made a big impact in the bowling industry and its reputation for massive performance continues with the Jackal Legacy. This hook-beast is designed to handle the heaviest oil conditions any bowler will encounter.
Utilized often in recent years, the Predator V2 has proven to be a versatile, strong, and reliable high-performance core. It is used in the Jackal Ghost to provide a fantastic benchmark asymmetrical shape and in the more recent Jackal Flash to produce the most angular Jackal ever made. It also powered the Alpha Jackal used by PBA professional Wesley Low to roll the first-ever sanctioned 900 series with a MOTIV ball. And now, it is being merged with Coercion MXC Solid Reactive cover stock to create the strongest Jackal to roll off the MOTIV production line.
The introduction of Coercion MXC (MaXimum Continuation) Solid Reactive cover stock sent waves through the sport. Without a doubt, this is one of the strongest covers in bowling today and what makes it truly special is not just the unbelievable traction! Until now, bowling balls that provided incredible traction in oil were greatly limited because the energy used up front adversely impacted the ability to continue down lane. Coercion MXC is most impressive because it gives the solid Jackal Legacy superior traction in oil and strong down lane motion with continuation previously thought impossible.
Out of the box, bowlers can expect the powerful solid Jackal Legacy to provide loads of traction in heavy oil, a smooth motion, and a controllable shape that minimizes over/under reaction on wet/dry conditions. Obviously, a ball this strong will be of particular interest to speed dominant bowlers on a variety of conditions.
When To Use:
- Speed Dominant – The Jackal Legacy will allow speed dominant players who struggle to see mid lane read with down lane continuation to play their “A Game” with confidence. This is truly a ball made to suit the strengths of the speed dominant player. The Coercion MXC is already known for its incredible mid-lane read and continuation, but when powered by a strong and proven asymmetric core, the results are undeniable. This is truly a speed dominant player’s dream.
- Balanced – WIth an incredibly aggressive core/cover combination and the well known versatility of the Predator V2 core, a balanced bowler now has a ball to use when rev dominant players are using the Jackal Ghost. The Jackal Legacy makes a shape comparable to the Jackal Ghost, but with more total hook. A balanced bowler will be able to use the Jackal Legacy on fresh patterns where the Ghost is just too clean and when players who have more rev rate are striking with the Ghost.
- Rev Dominant – The Jackal Legacy is a ball that a rev dominant bowler will carry in their bag so that they ALWAYS have something no matter how much oil they encounter. This is the strongest Jackal ever, and Rev Dominant players can compete with the knowledge that they always have “hook in a box” waiting for them with the Legacy.
Anthony Evans –
The perfect complement to the Forge Flare. With the crazy breakthrough of the Coercion MXC coverstock on the Forge Flare, it was inevitable that we would see this cover on an asymmetric core, and I could not have picked a better series to put this cover into, the Jackal line. With the same cover, this means the same absolutely crazy strength in the oil that the Forge Flare achieved but with a more dynamic reaction overall due to the asymmetry of the core. EJ Tackett posted a MOTIV Monday near the announcement of the Jackal Legacy stating that it is a Jackal Ghost on steroids, and it is exactly that. Being a little cleaner overall than the Forge Flare, it also is able to achieve larger angles overall than the Forge Flare. I have never been able to play open angles on higher volumes like I have with the Jackal Legacy. It digs in the oil and stays stable through the fronts and mids and absolutely unloads when it sees friction downlane. If you liked the Forge Flare and if you like any of the past Jackals, this ball will absolutely not disappoint, it truly is the strongest Jackal MOTIV has ever released. Layout – 60×5.5×20
Anthony E. – MOTIV Staff Member
Mark Wilson –
The Jackal balls from the MOTIV brand has certainly made a huge statement in the bowling industry and has created a name for having great performance and continues with the new Jackal Legacy. This ball is designed to handle heavy oil conditions that bowlers will encounter.
Used often in recent years, the Predator V2 core has proven to be a versatile, strong, and reliable high-performance core. It is used in the Jackal Ghost which provides a fantastic benchmark asymmetric shape and in the more recent Jackal Flash to produce the most angular Jackal ever made. And now, it is being used with Coercion MXC Solid Reactive cover stock to create the strongest Jackal in the MOTIV line.
The Coercion MXC (MaXimum Continuation) Solid Reactive cover stock made waves through the sport. Without a doubt, one of the strongest covers in bowling today.
Bowlers can expect the solid Jackal Legacy to provide a ton of traction in heavy oil, a smooth and a controllable shape that minimizes over/under reaction on wet/dry conditions.
Drew Crain –
The layout I used on this ball is 60x5x30. This is the same layout I used on the Alpha Jackal as well. I was overly excited about drilling this ball because it shares the same cover as the Forge Flare, and that ball gave me plenty of success since release. The Jackal Core with the Coercion gives us the strongest ball Motiv has created! Not only does this ball see the midlane, but it also shows great continuation on the backend. I like to use the Jackal Legacy when there is a bunch of oil on the lane, longer pattens, and when I need to blend out the wet/dry that you can typically see on a house shot.
Jason Lettau –
I’ve been blown away throwing this Jackal Legacy. Every pattern I throw it on it’s just an absolute monster (then again I love every Predator V2 core ball). When I first threw this ball, I had to move quite a bit left because of the huge coverstock and core combo. Once I got used to the shape of the ball, being a new stronger solid coverstock, I knew this ball would be great for those heavier oil patterns to give me that strong ball I need. This ball suits every kind of bowler, regardless of rev rate. I highly recommend drilling one up if you haven’t, especially if you need a heavy oil ball or a big ball in general.