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What Is a Benchmark Reaction?

by btmAdmin | January 17, 2023 5:10 pm

By definition, a benchmark is a standard against which you compare other similar things. In bowling, a benchmark reaction usually entails a medium hook and a medium amount of angularity at the breakpoint. A benchmark reaction also tends to be fairly versatile and can be manipulated easily by bowlers who can adjust speed, axis rotation, and/or loft.

Some bowlers will have a benchmark ball with different attributes, such as an asymmetrical core and/or a hybrid coverstock. Regardless of the exact ball, the goal is to have a reaction that helps you see the lanes well and provides versatility. The benchmark ball is often the first one out of your bag.

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