The Motiv Jackal Flash has been one of my absolute favorite pearls of all time! So how will it stack up vs the all new Ripcord Velocity?
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Motiv Jackal Flash bowling ball
The Jackal™ series from MOTIV® represents the ultimate level of high performance and the Jackal™ Flash is an incredible addition. It is the strongest asymmetric pearl that MOTIV® has ever developed. When bowling on higher volumes of oil with a solid asymmetric ball like the Jackal™ Ghost or the Alpha edition, the ball you transition to should provide similar strength, but be cleaner through the front of the lane with a faster response on the backend. And that is precisely what the Jackal™ Flash is built for.
The performance technology packed into the 3-color pearl Flash edition is synergistically merged and tuned with a 5000 Grit LSP finish to produce pin-crushing continuation. The asymmetric Predator® V2 core has a super low RG and is packed with differential to maximize revs and track flare. This powerful core is encased with the latest Infusion™ HV Pearl Reactive cover stock from MOTIV® to provide the length and powerful angle needed when transitioning on heavy oil patterns.
While designed as an early transition ball for heavy oil, rev dominant bowlers can use the Jackal™ Flash as the first ball out of their bag. Speed dominant bowlers who cannot usually throw a pearl ball will find it to be very versatile in more moderate conditions.
Core Type – Asymmetrical
Coverstock Type – Pearl Reactive
Flare Potential – High
Performamce – High Performance
Recommended Lane Conditions – Heavy Oil
Core – Predator V2
Coverstock – Infusion™ HV Pearl Reactive
Differential (DIFF) – .054 (15lb)
Factory Finish – 5000 Grit LSS
Mass Bias Differential (MB) – .015 (15lb)
Radius of Gyration (RG) – 2.47 (15lb)
Reaction Type – Very Strong Midlane and Backend Snap
Motiv Ripcord Velocity bowling ball
It’s all about angle! From core to cover, the Ripcord™ Velocity is built to fly fast and corner hard.
The dual-density Oblivion™ core is a complex work of engineering unlike anything else in the world. It features a massive flip-block to make the Ripcord™ Velocity come off the oil pattern as violently as possible. And with a high RG and moderate differential the Oblivion™ core is dialed in for versatility on medium oil conditions. “We’ve had this core for a few years now and I feel like we are still learning tricks that we can do with it,” said MOTIV® Tour Rep Nick Pahr.
To take full advantage of the dynamic characteristics of the Oblivion core, MOTIV® is featuring new Infusion™ MVP Reactive cover stock on the Ripcord Velocity. Evolving from the technology used on the Fatal Venom, Infusion MVP produces easy length and an unbelievable change of direction down lane. “This new cover technology is allowing us to shape the ball and create angles that we haven’t seen before”, said Brett Spangler of MOTIV. Tuned with a 5500 Grit LSP finish, the Ripcord Velocity has speed to spare.
When To Use:
- Speed Dominant: Speed dominant players will use the Velocity as their burn ball. What the Velocity offers is more angle down lane than anything else available. For speed dominant players, that is the last crucial piece in the progression, a ball that can make the corner when they have to use angle.
- Balanced: When balanced bowlers need help through the front and angle through the pins, the Ripcord Velocity is the best option. For balanced bowlers on higher friction surfaces where the front of the lane is an issue, this Ripcord will have no problem giving the length needed with a surprising pop down lane.
- Rev Dominant: For players who have rev rate to spare, the Ripcord Velocity is like cheating. The incredible angles this ball can create for a rev dominant player are something nobody else on the lane will be able to mimic. When getting steep is key, rev dominant players will have an unfair advantage with the Ripcord Velocity.
Weight Block: Oblivion Symmetric
Cover Stock: Infusion MVP Pearl Reactive
Finish: 5500 Grit LSP
Flare Potential: 5″+