9-Pin No-Tap bowling is a special scoring format in which hitting down just 9 pins counts as a strike.
Bowling balls age over time and become less useful for bowlers. Over time, the coverstock (outer shell) of the bowling ball becomes less reactive and doesn’t hook as much. However, just because the ball doesn’t react like it did when it was new, doesn’t mean you should throw it away. Read below to find out what you can do with your old bowling ball(s).
There are so many bowling bags on the market that it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you. They come in different styles, shapes, sizes, and colors, so making the right decision can be intimidating. But no longer! BowlingIsEasy is here to give you a rundown of all the best bags on the market.
It can be difficult to choose your first bowling ball, but this article will simplify the process and get you on your way to bowling way more strikes.
You can easily get strike after strike and have the ball do most of the work for you. Dial in your speed, swing, and release, and you will have no problems hitting that 200+ average that you dream about.
Scotch doubles is a unique format of bowling that is most often seen in small, local tournaments. “Doubles” means that each team has two bowlers. “Scotch” means that you and your teammate play on the same scorecard under one name, and alternate shots.
Using bowling tape can make your release more consistent, and make your thumb fit properly. There are two types of bowling tape and both are incredibly useful. There is tape that goes inside your thumb hole, and tape that goes directly on your thumb. Both types of tape have their uses, but they are used quite differently. This article will discuss the different types of tape, the benefits of each kind, and how to apply/use bowling tape.
Whether you’re planning your work’s Christmas night out, a celebration for hitting sales goals, or simply looking for ways to bring your team closer together, bowling is a great option. The sport of bowling is currently going through a resurgence of popularity, and it’s an activity that almost every enjoys! Take your team bowling to … Read more
Why throw a hook shot?
Throwing a hook shot gives you the best chance of getting a strike. To get a strike, you need to hit “the pocket” at an entry angle of 3-6 degrees. As you probably know, the lanes are covered with oil. If you properly take advantage of the oil, you can have your ball skim across the oil pattern and hook inwards toward the pocket in order to get the entry angle that you need. Learning to throw a hook shot and get that entry angle is the number one thing that separates beginners from intermediate bowlers. Here’s how you do it.
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.
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.