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Featured Bowling Ball Articles

Techniques, general guidelines, and real-world applications

A Guide to Managing Ball Surface

A few years ago, I wrote Bowling Ball Surface Management, where I covered some basic rules and techniques for adjusting ball surface. This time around, in keeping with my recent series of adjustment-focused articles, I wanted to dig a little...

Selecting equipment for tournaments

Choosing Your Bowling Ball Toolbox

In June, I introduced the idea of building your bowling ball toolshed, equating bowling balls as the tools you use on the lanes. Like the tools in your toolshed, you don’t necessarily need every one of them for every job....

The bowling ball development process

Building a Bowling Ball - Part 2

That’s a great new ball you just bought, isn’t it? It sports a gorgeous combination of colors and a glistening, polished cover. But this ball isn’t just good-looking; it cuts through oil like it isn't even there and hits like...

Past and present

Building a Bowling Ball - Part 1

Much has already been written detailing the evolution of bowling ball weight block and coverstock design. While this article series touches on some of that evolution, the real intent here is to answer a question: what drives the development of...

Cleaning tips for maintaining performance and curing "dead" ball syndrome

Avoiding the Bowling Ball Graveyard

Bowling balls are expensive. When they aren't properly maintained, their performance can diminish quickly, due in part to the accumulation of oil, grease, and dirt in the coverstock. Maintaining the surface cleanliness of your bowling balls can help them preserve...

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IssueArticle TitleAuthor
A Guide to Managing Ball Surface
Choosing Your Bowling Ball Toolbox
Building a Bowling Ball - Part 2
Building a Bowling Ball - Part 1
Avoiding the Bowling Ball Graveyard
The Effect of Static Imbalance on Bowling Ball Performance
LASER, Revisited - Part 4
A Look at the USBC's Bowling Technology Study
15 Pounds vs. 16 Pounds
The Resurgence of Urethane Bowling Balls
Welcome Back to the Sport of Bowling - Part 2
Some Thoughts on Bowling Ball Surface Wear and Lane Oils
The PWBA Round Table: Bowling Ball Selection and Matching Up
This Ball is Too Weak, This Ball is Too Strong, This Ball is Just Right!
Bowling Ball Strategies
Surface Management: What's Your Number?
The Spaces Between
Fast and Furious Changes in the Game of Bowling
Demystifying Ball Manufacturers' Websites
Ball Speed and the Right Equipment
Writers’ Thoughts on Timing and RG
A Discussion on Surface Preparation and Maintenance
Some Simple Guidelines
Ball Weight, Ball Speed, Pin Carry, and Wrist Braces
Arsenal Analysis
The Dishwasher and Other Bowling Tools
Prepping You and Your Equipment for Nationals and Is Drifting Okay?
Bowling Ball Surface Management
Ball Weight
The Non-Physical / Non-Mental Game