What To Do With An Old Bowling Ball

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).

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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.

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