In this article we will hit on the Technology in bowling balls. Where the technology helps and also where it can hurt. What kind of moves should you make with todays technology? What is the purpose of making moves while bowling? These will be a few topics that we can link up and hit on!
So what makes today's bowling ball better than some of the equipment made previously? Well the weight blocks are getting more advanced in shape and motion. The Coverstocks are getting more and more sensitive. So what does this mean for you? Most of the equipment made now a days are designed to work really well on certain sport patterns. The majority of all equipment made will work on any house shot. Due to the house shot giving you the most room for error. How will technology hurt you? You might hear some bowlers talk about over-under on a bowling ball. What they are trying to say is, the ball never wants to react in the oil but as soon as it finds a dry board with less oil, the ball reacts too much. Giving you that over-under reaction. With this over-under, your room for error decreases. I mentioned earlier about the Coverstocks being sensitive, what happens here is, the bowling ball will absorb the oil quicker. After the oil is absorbed, well it goes into the core. After so many game the ball may become oil soaked. Basically bowling balls are like a sponge. There are a couple things that you can do to help prolong the life of your bowling balls. One thing is to wipe your ball off with a towel while bowling. The next thing is to make sure you clean your bowling balls after you are done bowling that day. Any kind of all purpose cleaner and a towel will work for you.
What kind of moves can you make with today's equipment? Ill break this down for Righties and Lefties can basically flip the information. These moves will be directed towards the house shot mainly and I will hit on the sport shots shortly. On the house shot, once you get lined up, most of your moves will be angular moves. That means making a 2-n-1 left. 2 boards left with your feet and 1 board left with your eyes. This move will cause you to get a little further inside where the oil is and swing the ball to the dry part of the lane. Another move that gets made a lot is the parallel move. This move is usually a 1-n-1 left or right. If the ball is not hooking enough, then a simple 1 board right with your feet and 1 right with your eyes. This will help get your entire line close to the dry boards to help get the reaction you are looking for. The Angular move and the Parallel move can be bigger or smaller depending on how many boards you may think it will take.
So to sum up this article, make sure you are cleaning your equipment to prolong the life. Also make sure you stay on top of your moves whether the shot is breaking down or you are making a ball change. With the equipment now a days, you can make a ball change and possibly make a small move to get lined up. Trust what you are wanting to do and commit a 100%. If it doesn’t work then you know you will have to make another move to correct the one you just made. Remember to enjoy the sport of Bowling and Practice, Practice, Practice!