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The finish of a bowling ball is for more than just looks. A polished bowling ball will travel further down the lane before hooking. This may mean more overall hook because the bowling ball will have a chance to store more energy. While a duller(sanded) ball may hook a little earlier. Which finish you choose will often depend on the lane conditions.