When starting to practice bowling seriously, having the technique to conquer scores and achievements is when you need your own bowling ball. So what do you need to keep in mind to choose the right bowling ball for yourself? The following article will help you understand each indicator and element of the bowling ball so you can choose the “ultimate weapon” for your game!
- Oil condition in lane
Each bowling ball has a moving feature and the best battery break depending on the lane conditions. Lane bowling you are hitting often short, long, medium, dry or heavy oil will greatly affect your decision to choose the ball. The bowling manufacturer always includes the parameter “Lane Condition” in the parameters of the ball they produce. Pay attention to this parameter first when choosing to buy bowling balls.
Why is each ball designed specifically for each type of oil? The secret lies in the characteristics of the shell and core of the ball that you will learn immediately below.
2. Ball cover (Cover Stock)
The second parameter we will explore is the ball shell. The structure of the ball will affect the ability of the ball to move on the floor, the bowling ball will hook strong or weak, sooner or later depending on 50% of the structure of the ball.
Before talking about today’s bowling ball, we should also mention the ball case of the 80s. The bowling ball case was made of wood and rubber. It’s hard to believe, but it is. After that, ball makers have made remarkable improvements in ball making material. They used Poly Urethane synthetic resin and polymeric active substances (Resin) to make ball shells. These compounds help the ball get more specific movements and more efficient battery breaking.
3. Ball core (Core)
The ball core is the center and can be called the “engine” of the bowling ball.
The low RG ball will tend to rotate, roll and roll violently right from the front of the lane as well as the ability to turn sharply and early. Low RG balls are often used on heavy oil decks (heavy).
The high RG ball will rotate more slowly and tend to extend towards the end of the lane before reversing, keeping the energy and only releasing the destructive energy at the hook stage, usually used on dry or medium oil platforms.
Diffrential of RG (Return variance): This indicator reflects the track flare left on the ball is more or less then rolled on the lane. The index runs from 0.01 to 0.08 and is proportional to track flare.
Less flare tracks (less oil rings) are common in moving characteristics balls that extend towards the end of the lane and hook late.
Multiple flare tracks (multiple oil rings) exhibit a very intense swing of the ball and create very sharp hook angles at the end of the lane, rotate and roll a lot in front of the lane, often in balls with strong drills.
4. The strength index of the ball
Viewed as bowler’s weapons, bowling balls also have its overall strength index. That’s the Perfect Scale index given by Bowlingball.com for every ball they sell. This index may be different from the scale of 1-10 hook of many manufacturers but it basically reflects the ability of the weak strong hook. Perfect Scale runs from 1-300
Currently the ball has the lowest strength score on bowlingball.com is 5 (ball spare plastic) and the highest is 232.8. The scale is open to 300 because manufacturers will also offer power balls that increase gradually over time and advanced technology levels. Please look at this index to know the power of the ball I intend to buy.
5. Weight ball
What the bowler guys are planning to do is the most worrying hook technique “can I hold the ball?” As you know about bowling. Bowling bowling has many different weights from 10-16lbs respectively. With banh hook, you must use the ball at least 14lbs or more to get the best effect. This is statistics from coaches and bowling ball makers.
Moreover, balls with axial core below 14lbs are usually adjusted to a simple core (Generic Core) rather than using the original core of the ball (because light balls are usually only used to hit spare or Spinner). Playing hooks with these balls is really ineffective.