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Equipment 4 zones header

When it comes to lane play in the modern game, it simply isn’t enough to have the skills you need for all of the competition zones. You also need the right equipment. In this article, I’m going to review the...

Keeping it Simple Ball Surface Header

Today, we are going to cover (pun intended) the surface of the bowling ball. Coverstock design, preparation, and management are the three areas we will be exploring, with a focus on maintaining the life and reaction of the bowling ball....

Getting started

Making the Leap from Recreational to Competitive Bowling - Part 1

Every year, more than 50 million people go bowling. For most, bowling is a recreation, a game to be enjoyed alone or as a social outing with friends and family. But for some people—you, for instance—bowling is something else: a...

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....

Bowling Ball Article Directory

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IssueArticle TitleAuthor
Equipment for the Four Competition Zones
Keeping It Simple: Ball Surface
Making the Leap From Recreational to Competitive Bowling - Part 1
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