bowlingball.com has created our own hook rating scale. Because each manufacturer uses a different method for indicating a ball's hook potential, bowlingball.com developed a way for the consumer to compare bowling balls across all manufacturers. The result: The Perfect Scale™. Our goal is simply to make it easier for our customers to compare products and feel confident in their purchases.
The Perfect Scale™ ranges from 1 to 300. Plastic bowling balls with very low hook potential, rate a 5. The highest number achieved on the scale to date is 222.8. As you can see, we've left room for improvement on our scale in anticipation of new technologies that will add additional hook potential. Most manufacturers had been forced to alter their existing scales as their products change.
The Perfect Scale™ uses mathematical formulas along with the manufacturer's current scale to arrive at a uniform and comparable number. The Perfect Scale™ allows you to compare products based on hook potential. When comparing products, make sure to also take into account other factors that can impact the performance of your bowling equipment, such as your bowling ability, additional ball characteristics provided in the ball description, lane conditions at your local bowling center, etc.
The Perfect Scale™ from bowlingball.com, is copyrighted and is protected under copyright law. Use of any information concerning our scale is prohibited by law.
We have set aside a section of our site in order to give you a list of pro shops that have registered with bowlingball.com. These pro shops are capable of drilling your new bowling ball that you have purchased from bowlingball.com.
|* The pro shops listed on this page have signed themselves up to help you locate them. They are "internet friendly" and are happy to drill your bowling ball for you. Please note that these pro shops are not affiliated with bowlingball.com.|
|If you own a pro shop and would like to have it listed, please Register Your Pro Shop.|
Have you ever gone on a trip and would love to find a bowling alley to spend some time at but had no clue where one was? Going out of the country and can’t speak the language well enough to ask the locals where the nearest center is? Well now thanks to bowlingball.com’s new Bowling Center Locator, finding a center in your area or one you’re visiting has never been easier!
We have over 5,600 bowling centers from over 40 countries that have signed up with us already! Whether you’re from Azerbaijan or Astoria, New York, the nearest bowling center can be found with a few clicks of a button!
If you own a bowling center and would like to have it listed, please Register Your Bowling Center.
Our Product Compare Feature is another way to help you make the best decision on a product before you buy. If you wish to see how any of our products stack up against one another, simply click "Add To Compare" on the products you wish to compare. You will see all of the information for each product you choose to compare, side-by-side, to enable easy comparison of attributes.
You can leave this page at any time and come back to it by clicking "Compare" at the top right of our site.
By clicking "Advanced Search" under our main product toolbar on our home page, you can search our site using a number of different variables. You can include any combination of Manufacturer, Coverstock, Finish, Lane Condition, Perfect Scale, Price, Weight and/or Color. Only the products that match your query will show up in the search results.
At bowlingball.com we take pride in letting you see what other customers have to say about each and every product for sale. This means we let you see the positive reviews as well as the negative ones. Just click the "Reviews" tab on each product page to see the reviews for that item. If you'd like to review a product, just select "Write a review" in this same section.
Also, by clicking "Reviews" under our main product toolbar on our home page you can sort reviews by product type as well as the latest reviews, most reviewed over the last 3 months, new releases and pre-order items.
Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate bowler looking to take the next step, or a highly skilled player looking for fine tuning, finding a good coach is an important factor improving your game.
bowlingball.com has made it easier than ever to find the coach you've been looking for with our "Bowling Coach Locator"! You can search for coaches in your area and find the one that best suits your personality and your game.
The coaches listed in the Bowling Coach Locator have signed themselves up to help you locate them. Please note that these coaches are not affiliated with bowlingball.com.
At bowlingball.com we offer a free, bi-weekly e-mail newsletter jam packed with Exclusive Offers & Updates, Preferred Customer Savings and Sales Alerts!
If you'd like to sign up for our newsletter, simply click the "Newsletter" button underneath our main product toolbar on our homepage. Enter your e-mail in the box provided and click "Sign Up" to get the best bowling deals on the internet!
Each and every week at bowlingball.com we give away a brand new bowling ball to one lucky winner! To sign up for our contest and to see which ball is being given away this week, visit our 52 Weeks - 52 Winners Contest Page!
In order to be in the running for the contest, you must re-enter each week.
At bowlingball.com we have a library of Drilling Layouts for you to look through in order to find the perfect choice for your new ball.
There are two ways to access these layouts. First, you can click "Drilling Layouts" under our main product toolbar at the top of our home page. Second, you can click the "Drilling Layouts" tab on the product page of any bowling ball.
Professional Drilling Service
bowlingball.com is happy to offer professional drilling service on all bowling balls, a convenient service that can save you time and money! We have a full staff of professionals on site with over 50 years of ball drilling experience. We use a top of the line Vacu-Jig Milling System that enables our professional staff to drill all equipment with pin-point precision. Getting your new bowling ball professionally drilled just got easier!
bowlingball.com offers two types of drilling services to meet your bowling needs:
Custom Drilling Service
This service is recommended for advanced bowlers who currently own their own custom fit bowling ball. Custom drilling services can cost anywhere from $50 to $70. Installation of finger inserts, thumb slugs, switch grips, and thumb molds are also available for custom drilled bowling balls.
To read testimonials from customers who have already used our professional custom drilling service, we invite you to view their comments in our Testimonials Section.
Standard Drilling Service
This service is recommended for the recreational bowler who would like to own their own bowling ball. This is a standard conventional layout using an average for the span and hole sizes. Standard drilling services can cost anywhere from $30 to $50.
Below is a table of the right handed (Reverse Ring/Middle for left handers) measurements used to drill your bowling ball. They are given for informational purposes only and are not guaranteed.
The fit of this service is not guaranteed and minor adjustments may have to be made to the hole sizes once the ball has been received. We will finish off all the holes and the ball will be ready to bowl with once it is received.
Drilled bowling balls may not be returned for any reason other than a manufacturer defect. Ball fit and reaction are not guaranteed by bowlingball.com. Drilling charges cannot be reimbursed.
Please allow up to 14 days for the service before your order will be shipped.
Now, when you sign up for an account at bowlingball.com, you'll have access to our new "My Locker" feature.
In your locker you can add products to your site that you own or have owned in the past. This way, you can always remember your bowling equipment and can compare them all in one place!
At bowlingball.com we have many products that you won't be able to find anywhere else in the country. We've got exclusive bowling balls, bowling bags and bowling shoes, among other things.
In order to have a look at our selection of bowlingball.com Exclusives, access the "Exclusives" tab on our main product toolbar at the top of our site.