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Everyone has an innate sense of how to bowl, even those bowling for the first time. In its most basic form, you walk onto the approach, throw a ball down your lane, and hope to knock down all ten pins. If you don't get them all the first time, you get a second chance. However, there are some unspoken courtesies that beginners may not know. This is also known as lane etiquette or lane courtesy. In general, lane etiquette means to be mindful and respectful of other bowlers around you. The Approach In bowling, the approach actually has two different...

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With machines doing all the work, you're surely not the only one who's clueless about what their bowling score really means. How is it calculated? Why does it count my score on the next frame if I knock down all the pins? Once you understand the special bonuses that a strike or spare give you, scoring will become much easier. A game of bowling is calculated on 10 frames. Each frame is totaled and added to the cumulative score. On every frame you're allowed two rolls to try and knock down all the pins. If you knock down all the...

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What is a spare bowling ball? Your average league bowler will have at least two or more bowling balls. One or more strike balls and one spare ball. A “strike ball” is the main ball that you’d use on your first throw and when that strike doesn’t happen you grab your trusty spare ball to help you pick up those difficult spares. Why use a spare ball? Since lane conditions vary and change, having a ball that reacts the same regardless of the amount of oil on the lane is super beneficial. For example if you’re a righty and on your...

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A lot of bowlers complain that their bowling ball doesn't hook anymore, or that they’re unable to get the same reaction from the ball after 20 – 50 games. Usually this happens as a result of poor ball maintenance. As you bowl, oil and dirt from the lanes adsorb into the coverstock of the bowling ball. This oil and dirt cause the ball's performance to decline over time. As the oil sets in, the ball will have a harder time gripping the lanes, ultimately losing its hook potential. Taking care of your bowling ball will prolong its life and prevent...

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If you’re in need of a bowling ball bag? Here’s some wonderful news! It’s very simple to determine what kind of bag you should grab. Bowling ball bags are a great way to carry around all of your equipment and accessories to league night or practice. There are three simple questions you need to ask yourself to find the perfect bowling ball bag. How much gear am I trying to carry? What type of bag do I want? What brand bag do I want? How much gear the bag can hold This is the first question you ask yourself. For example,...

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