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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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Stroker - no wrist movement, low to average rev rate and low to average ball speed. Tweener - cranker wrist movement but smoother, low to medium, sometimes cross into high rev rate and medium ball speed. Cranker - tons of wrist action with medium to high (usually high) rev rate and medium to high ball speed.

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1:  Buy a bowling ball Buying a bowling ball that is made specifically for you is a great way to take your game to the next level. A ball that fits your hand will be much easier to throw and you’ll be able to throw a heavier weight (usually 1-2 lbs. more) which can help with the pin action.   2: Join a league Joining a league will give you the practice you need to improve your game dramatically. Not only are you putting in a lot of good practice, but you also get the benefit of interacting with many...

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