Bowling Ball Motion Articles
Bowling ball motion is an incredibly fascinating and complex topic. There are so many factors that contribute to how your ball behaves on its trip from the foul line to the pins that it can be mind boggling to keep it all straight!
Bowlers who take the time to study the intricacies of ball motion absolutely, without any question at all, have an advantage over their less educated counterparts in today's modern game. Ball motion knowledge can help you make better lane play decisions that will help you maximize your scoring potential. It's one of our sports "soft skills," if you will.
Do you understand how your delivery style contributes to your ball's behavior? If you increase your rev rate, for example, do you know how and why that affects your ball's motion? Do you understand how bowling ball surface adjustments will affect your ball's motion? Do you understand the basics of how different oil patterns favor different types of ball motion shapes?
These are just a few of the topics that our contributors regularly focus on. Study their articles and apply their knowledge to your game so the next time you're confronted with a tough ball motion situation in your next tournament, you'll be better equipped to make the right decision!
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Featured Bowling Ball Motion Articles
Pin-to-PAP Distance and Its Effect on Bowling Ball Motion
An exploration of its importance (or lack thereof)
Pin-to-PAP distance is one of the dozens of factors that can affect the on-lane motion of a bowling ball. It is defined as the distance, measured along the surface of the ball, from the bowler's positive axis point (PAP) to...
Welcome Back to the Sport of Bowling – Part 2
A lot has changed since you were last here!
Welcome back to Part 2 of, well, the Welcome Back to the Sport of Bowling series (click here for Part 1). I started this series because I have had so many bowlers in the last couple of years contact me...
The Seven Common Problems That Can Hurt Your Bowling Scores
Anyone who has watched professional bowling at some point in their life will realize that each professional bowler has a unique individual style. Anyone who has taken a lesson with a certified coach will probably have been told one or...
Some Thoughts on Bowling Ball Surface Wear and Lane Oils
Understanding ball motion and lane transition are important factors in reaching your optimum scoring potential. Many things are occurring simultaneously that alter ball motion. Namely, the lane oil is depleting and the ball surface is changing, as I discussed in...
Bowling Ball Balance Hole Fundamentals
The basics, some examples, and recommended best practices
Let’s start with a quick question: Have you ever heard a fellow bowler say any of the following statements? “I just don’t like balls with balance holes. They don’t roll well for me.” “I’m going to have a weight hole...
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