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General Info

Name:Jackal Ambush
Reviewed:January 2023
Coverstock Specs
Name:Leverage Solid Reactive
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:1000 Grit LSS
Color:Black / Green
Core Specs
Name:Predator V2
Int. Diff:0.015

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Motiv introduces the newest incarnation of the Jackal with the release of the Jackal Ambush. This ball uses the low RG, high differential Predator V2 asymmetrical weight block that has been used in several prior Jackals, including the Jackal Ghost and the Jackal Flash. The shell is Motiv’s brand new Leverage Solid Reactive coverstock, which comes out of the box at a rough 1000 grit sanded finish that likes to grab the midlane and create plenty of hook in oil. Our testers were unanimous in agreeing that heavy oil was the best environment for this ball.

Stroker loved how much hook the Jackal Ambush offered him on the heavy oil pattern. The ball revved up so easily off his hand that it never tried to push past the breakpoint, and he had more shape than he saw from previous Jackals. He also really liked how well this ball continued through the pin deck. With as much hook as it had in the midlane, it still provided some good movement at the breakpoint. As the pattern started to break down, he could keep moving left and still had the same strong downlane motion, unlike what he sees with many stronger balls that start to lose energy for him. He kept the ball at its box finish the entire time. On

Motiv Jackal Ambush Comparisons

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Additional Motiv Jackal Ambush Resources

Click here to visit Motiv's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.