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What Is The Best Bowling Ball To Use


The most frequently asked question by new or lesser experienced bowlers is “what is the best bowling ball to use?”

This is an impossible question for anyone to answer unless several pieces of information about you as a bowler are fed into the “option equation.”

There are hundreds of inline bowling balls collectively offered today by the many manufacturers in the industry.

To name one ball as your best option requires a good deal of background information about your game and where you bowl before a good choice can be made.

The pro shop professional needs to know a few things about your game before recommendations about which bowling balls best suits your needs can be determined. It is best to have the pro watch you bowl before entering into discussions about the many ball options you can choose.

Here are a few details needed so your pro shop professional can narrow your search for a new bowling ball:

1. Your ball speed - the pro shop pro must watch you bowl to evaluate your general speed range to help you select a coverstock which matches to local lane conditions.

2. Your rev-rate - how many revs do you generate with your release technique? Revs make a difference in ball reaction.

3. Your axis tilt - it is important for the pro shop pro to determine if you are a high or low axis tilt player before deciding on a ball construction and a drilling layout.

4. Lane conditions - if you use the services of a pro shop located in the center where you bowl, you can discuss the lane conditions, which times of day you bowl, and what challenges you encounter during your competitive sessions before choosing a new ball.

Lane conditions are an important part of the ball selection process because they help you decide if you need a ball with a good deal of hook potential (track flare) or if you need a shiny or textured ball surface to help you control your skid distance (length potential).

The price of a new ball is not an indicator as to which ball best suits your needs. Some entry level balls are less expensive than the high tech equipment offered in pro shops but can favorably match your game.


It is important to consult the pro shop before making a decision about any new ball purchase. Unless you are a very experienced player, trusting an experienced ball driller can be a value to your ball selection scheme.

Choosing a new bowling ball should begin with consulting the pro shop professionals, your own bowling instructor (if you use one), and using your personal knowledge about the lane conditions and about your game techniques.

The pro shop is the place to start.







 



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