Do you want to improve your bowling technique? One of the first things that you need to do is choose the right bowling ball. So how do you do this? Below is a checklist to help you choose the best bowling ball.
If you select a ball that is too heavy, you will have a hard time balancing the ball. On the other hand, if you choose a ball that is too light, then throwing it with the right amount of force becomes harder. A ball of the correct weight can mean the difference between winning or losing a game.
A simple way to determine the right ball for you is by taking your weight and dividing it by ten. For example, if you weigh 100 pounds, then divide by ten, you get 10 pounds. Thus a ball of 10-11 pounds is the right weight for you.
2. Cover Stock
Choosing a good bowling ball cover stock is the next important thing. It does not have to be fancy; it just has to be functional.
One of the most common cover stocks is plastic. This cover stock is the best for hitting pins that are set in a splint since the material does not hook and has less friction.
Urethane is the other famous cover stock. Urethane hooks on the lane and this could happen early or late in the lane. It is best for bowlers that like to hit pins from an angle, and the hooking effect gives you more strikes.
After assessing the weight and cover stock, the next thing you need to assess is the reactivity of the ball. Your options include pearl, solid, and hybrid reactive resin cover stock.
If you want an even rolling experience with little friction, then go for the solid option. For a subtle hooking experience with a bit of hook on oily lanes, then choose the reactive pearl resin.