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
Coach, I’ve Got a Question! – March 2023
In this recurring feature, I answer questions from Bowling This Month readers. If you have questions, please leave them in the comment section below so I can address them in a future installment of Coach, I’ve Got a Question! How can...
Improving Lane Play Skills – Part 2
Learning to see the lanes and find the friction
Ball motion. It used to be skid, roll, and hook. Now it’s skid, hook, and then roll. The reality is actually more complicated, but these three phases of ball motion serve as the basis for understanding what your ball is doing as...
Coach, I’ve Got a Question! – January 2023
In this recurring feature, I answer questions from Bowling This Month readers. If you have questions, please leave them in the comment section below so I can address them in a future installment of Coach, I’ve Got a Question! I bowl...
Using Urethane Effectively
When and how to make the most of your urethane ball
Should I be using a urethane ball? It's a question that many bowlers find themselves asking, given how popular urethane has become at the highest levels of the sport. At one extreme, bowlers like PBA star Jesper Svensson have a...
Dealing With Lane Topography
Understanding and adapting to the forgotten lane play factor
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post where topography took center stage in my analysis. In fact, it's been mentioned several times in my various league night blogs, and it's one of those topics that is often overlooked....
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