Choosing Bowling Ball that Suits
Your Style of Play
In the past bowling balls were made from wood and
rubber, but today's modern bowling balls are made of much
As bowling balls can be a pricy investment, it is always a
good idea to do your research prior to buying one.
You have to decide which aspects of a bowling ball you
prefer to have in order to obtain one that suits your style of
play. Always remember to look up bowling balls reviews from
different sources before making your purchase.
Aspects such as weight, material and characteristics (eg. a
ball's hook potential) should all be taken into account when
purchasing a bowling ball.
Usually a review will tell you things like how the balls
perform on a well-oiled lane, as well as both good and bad
points of the ball. Be sure to verify the reviews by getting
opinions of experts or others who have already purchased the
In the past, lignum vitae, which is a very hard wood
material, made up much of most bowling ball. But compared to
current balls these old materials can hardly qualify as a good
The "core design" of the bowling ball is the key. With the
help of modern day technology like computer software to make up
the technical design of the ball, manufacturers are able to
consistently improve their ball producing techniques, which in
turn enable them to create better and more consistent
All bowling balls are required to meet certain standards and
obtain approval by the ABC (American Bowling Congress). The
current regulations require a ball diameter between 8.500 and
8.595 inches. It is most manufacturers' goal to make more
standardized bowling equipment, merchandise, and
When selecting your ball it is not only vital to choose a
good and well-designed ball, but more importantly one that fits
you. Current balls can be customized to in terms of weight,
design and finger holes to suit their owner, hence making it
Now consider a more technical issue of the ball - the
weight. If a ball is too light, it can end up being inaccurate
and not being able to carry enough power. If it is too heavy,
it can cause back strain and hence affecting overall accuracy.
Thus it is important to choose a
bowling ball that has the best
weight for you, keeping in mind your weight and height.
Another important thing to consider is whether the finger
holes of your ball are drilled to fit the size of your fingers.
A correct fit will allow you to have a better grip on the ball
as well as a more comfortable hold.
Finding a bowling ball that best suits you is vital to
improving your game. Hence take your time to look around and
try different balls.
Do not rush into buying any bowling ball just for the sake
of bowling. You should get fully involved in the buying process
in order to make sure that in the end you are happy and
satisfied with the ball you picked.