Which Bowling Ball Is For Me?

Title: Vikki

Query: Which bowling ball is for me?

I’m a feminine bowler and at present have a 14 to fifteen yr outdated Brunswick 300, 10 lb ball (no different data on the ball).  After I bought it years in the past, I solely bowled for enjoyable and was a palm-up, straight down the middle of the lane bowler.  I just lately had it re-drilled to raised match my hand and commenced severe efforts to bowl correctly.  I line up on the middle dot, purpose for the second arrow and have a hand shake place launch.  The ball goes straight down the lane and begins a gradual hook to the 1-3 pocket.  I’ve lastly gotten some consistency with hitting the pocket.  I really feel the ball is just too mild as a result of it appears I’ve to crank to get any energy/velocity which causes me to be inconsistent.  I not often obtain a strike even once I’m not attempting for extra velocity.  My present common is 115.  My home lanes are normally dry to medium oil.  I do know nothing in regards to the ball I’ve now, nor do I do know my velocity or revs.  Ought to I improve to a 12 lb ball, or a 14?  Is there a selected bowling ball made now that may mimic my Brunswick’s efficiency?  Any recommendation is vastly appreciated!

Reply: Vikki,

My guess can be your ball is polyester (plastic) or rubber. The driller who plugged it ought to have the ability to confirm.

Your ball weight is dictated by your want to knock down pins. With a effectively match bowling ball, the ball lets go of you, so grip stress is eradicated (thus the pressure of gripping). I begin bowlers at 10 p.c of their physique weight as much as the utmost of 16 kilos.

Balls, from a bowling retailer are available in one pound increments previous 10, normally 6,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,16. Often a model will embrace 9 kilos choices.

Improve your weight to what you are feeling most comfy with, however improve it. Small steps to start out! Don’t bounce up greater than 2 kilos at a time and examine the match with every change. You didn’t point out what sort of match you may have. I would stick with no matter you’re used to now. 

Whether it is typical, with fingers within the ball to the second knuckle and thumb inserted to the bottom of the thumb, you’ll use the load and pure really feel and swing to enhance your scores. The ball ought to actually hold out of your hand without having for grip stress. Work much less arduous as you up the load. Let momentum and gravity do ALL the work. As soon as you are feeling like you may have achieved the heaviest weight you wish to use, discuss to your Professional Store/Ball Driller about the advantages of a finger tip grip. 

Throwing a efficiency ball will probably be useful, the urethane base cowl (in urethane, reactive resin urethane, and every little thing in between) will assist your hitting energy and the floor and core may assist your hook potential.

Your Brunswick ball is most certainly a 3 piece, pancake weight-block. The 

Brunswick plastic spare balls, the Zones, would have barely stronger cores vs your present ball. Bumping as much as the reasonably priced Twist collection or Rhino collection will provide extra cowl (traction) and stronger core (engine). The Columbia White Dot and Ebonite Maxims have the identical building because the Brunswick Zone and are the identical clean polyester cowl (spare ball).  The Storm Combine collection mimics the core of your ball however is manufactured from urethane.

Urethane choices and different entry stage reactive resin urethane balls may provide extra efficiency than you may have, however hook is generated by the bowler. The ball augments the bowler with a software that’s extra doubtlessly hookable. 

Thanks for the questions. Good luck.

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