Bowling balls need to be cleaned often. The reactive resin shells absorb oil. Even if you wipe it after every shot, the time it is on the lane, being returned to you, and sitting on the ball return, the shell is soaking up the oil. The oil gets too deep into the shell, so just cleaning your ball won’t do the trick. When this happens, you need to “bake” the oil out of your ball. You can always take your ball to a professional and have them do this for you, but there are a ton of ways to do it yourself as well. One of the more common ways to DIY the baking process is to use your dishwasher.
What is “The Pocket”?
Getting a strike is much more likely if your ball contacts the pins in “The Pocket”. For right-handed bowlers, the pocket is right in between the 1st and 3rd pins. For a left-handed bowler, the pocket is in between the 1st and 2nd pin. The picture below shows a ball just before impact with the pocket as thrown by a right-handed bowler.
Oil On Bowling Lanes
If you watch closely, bowling balls actually “slide” down most of the lane. Near the end of the lane, the ball gains traction and begins to roll. This happens because the lanes are coated with a thin layer of oil. The invisible oil on the lanes is the source of complexity in bowling, and this article will teach you all about it.
How To Keep Score In Bowling
How To Keep Score In Bowling
Most people have no idea how the scoring system works in bowling, however, it actually isn’t too complicated. This article will break down all the rules of scoring and how it works.
What Weight Bowling Ball To Choose
Most beginners have a hard time deciding which ball they should pick from the rack. There are different colors, weights, finger hole sizes, etc., so which one should you pick? In short, you should pick the ball that fits your hand the best. Deciding which one actually fits the best can be quite a struggle, so I’m going to walk you through the process.
How To Bake The Oil Out of Your Bowling Ball
Does your ball hook less than when it was new? Does the shell feel greasy, smooth, and less tacky than when it was new? Even if you clean your ball regularly, the shell can absorb oil to the point where a simple cleaning has virtually no effect. If this is the case, it’s probably time to “bake” your ball.
How To Properly Clean And Maintain A Bowling Ball
Cleaning your bowling ball is absolutely necessary. Reactive balls absorb oil, and a ball saturated with oil won’t get enough friction to hook.
When a ball becomes completely saturated, you will need to bake and resurface the ball which can be a very timely and sometimes expensive process. There are ways to bake your ball at home, but having your local pro shop do it is the safest, most common way. To save money and time, you should bake your ball infrequently, and only when necessary.
Clean your bowling ball every time you bowl, and it will need a bake much less often.
There are a bunch of cleaning solutions on the market designed specifically for bowling balls, but it’s cheapest and easiest to just make your own. I will teach you how to properly clean your ball using only common household supplies.
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Motiv Freestyle Rush Bowling Ball Review
Motiv Freestyle Rush Review
The Motiv Freestyle Rush is the successor to the Motiv Freestyle. This ball thrives in high-friction, low-oil environments. It maintains its energy on the dryer boards but hooks well on the back-end. This is a fantastic beginner ball as well as a niche-filler for more competitive bowlers.
Which Bowling Grip Is Best?
Which grip should I use? Is there a best grip for bowling strikes?
This is a controversial topic, to say the least. Every grip has its own pros and cons. While each person may have a grip that suits their style, there honestly isn’t a clear “best” grip. Before Belmo came around, one-handed, thumb-in, grip was standard and was definitely considered the best. Since then
How To Bowl More Strikes By Improving Your Slide
You have to slide. As soon as I decided to work on my slide, I realized that “the slide” is by far one of the most important parts of your bowling technique.
A friend of mine and I went into the alley to throw a few practice games. We got thrown onto lanes 9 & 10 which may
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