Performance Bowling Balls
To understand the components of performance bowling balls
is to consider the ball construction materials as two independent components, the coverstock and the inner-core materials. Performance bowling balls
are essentially all poly-urethane based products. These products include additive materials and curing process variations, particularly for the coverstocks, yielding calculated designs in the final bowling ball construction.
The industry refers to various coverstock blends, however, in the following way: plastic, urethane, reactive resin, hybrid reactive, and particle materials. Each of these coverstock material variations yields to the performance range capabilities a given bowling ball possesses. Hybrid or particle coverstocks are, typically, the pro performance ranges of bowling balls and the reactive resin coverstock is found commonly in the general performance ranges of bowling balls, both being available from 12 – 16 lbs in weight.
Naturally, the coverstock is the most important, single factor in determining the right choice of performance bowling balls but don’t overlook the importance of the inner core designs. Manufacturers will design cores made of urethane and polymer based products in varying density ranges, shapes, and sizes so the end result will influence the overall ball motion predictably as it travels down the lane.
Please use our “Bowling Ball Selector
” and “Perfect Scale®
” features at our site to help guide you to the right ball in your selection process. Also, you can reference technological information, find Pro Pin and Pro CG, X-outs, X-blems, and closeout bowling ball products, check the top sellers and popular searches lists, and view the layout patterns recommended by the manufacturers by clicking on the button on our home page. While you are here, please don’t forget to view video clips demonstrating the latest performance bowling balls being rolled down our private test facility lanes by our bowlingball.com staff players.