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An Introduction to the Bowling Ball

By Edited May 24, 2015 1 0

When bowling first came about, balls were made of wood and even rubber. The bowling balls now are made of materials that are much stronger than that. They also come in several materials to choose from, each with their own perks and quirks. Before deciding on a ball it is important to do a little research, even just looking at reviews on a website can give you a better idea of how each type of ball has worked out for prior purchasers.

Clear Eye Ball Bowling Ball
Investing in a bowling ball can be expensive, so you definitely want to get your money’s worth. The right bowling ball can make a tremendous improvement in your game. Go to the store already having an idea of what is most important to you in a bowling ball and the sales people will have an easier time helping you.

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a bowling ball. The material the ball is, the weight of it and the hook potential are among the top things to keep in mind. This is where the reviews come in handy. You can read about how the ball does on the lane; whether or not the ball grips or skids on a well oiled land.

DV8 Zombie Bowling Ball
Bowling ball manufacturers are always looking for innovative ways to improve their product. They sure have come a long way since the days of being made of wood. Bowling balls now actually have a lot of technology behind them. Software is an irreplaceable way to have the bowling balls be consistent in quality and design. Regulation size now for a bowling ball is around 8 and a half inches in diameter. All bowling balls are either disapproved or approved by the American Bowling Congress to ensure quality standards across the country.

Ebonite Cyclone Bowling Ball- Black, Gold and Silver
The weight of your bowling ball is also important. A ball that is too heavy will caused missed shots and maybe even an injured back. A bowling ball that isn’t heavy enough won’t be powerful enough either. Some recommend a good starting point is to try a ball that is 10% of your body weight.

When choosing your ball it is not only important to choose a good and well-designed ball, but one made specifically for your hand. This will give you more grip and comfort, helping you to increase your average.

When investing in a bowling ball it is important that your ball fits you. Make sure it is well designed, dependable and durable but have fun with it. Bowling balls can be customized in virtually any way you can think of to suit your personal. They can be any color and with any design you would like.

Having a good bowling ball is the best way to raise your bowling average. Don’t be afraid to search multiple shops and even online for your perfect bowling ball. It is definitely worth the time and money spent to have the ball that best suits your needs and wants.

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