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  • Bowling’s House Shot

    When you bowl league or recreation, likely the oil pattern that is applied to the lane surface is a house shot. A house shot has a 10:1 oil volume ratio that includes a high volume of oil in the middle part of the lane (2nd arrow to 2nd arrow), and a very low volume of…

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  • Two-Handed Bowling: Pivot Step

    Two-handed footwork has some specifics that need to be considered. For one, the swing starts later and is directed downward to start. Another is good timing. When the feet are moving in partnership with the ball, then and only then do you “have good timing.” In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track…

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  • How to Do a Reverse Lunge

    The reverse lunge is a fantastic leg exercise. It focuses on stretching the hamstrings while strengthening the core, glutes, and quads. You’ll notice more balance and stability throughout your approach when you add this exercise into your routine. It is an efficient exercise because it works multiple joints and muscle groups simultaneously. Individually training each…

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  • Bowling’s House Shot

    When you bowl league or recreation, likely the oil pattern that is applied to the lane surface is a house shot. A house shot has a 10:1 oil volume ratio that includes a high volume of oil in the middle part of the lane (2nd arrow to 2nd arrow), and a very low volume of…

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  • How Do Oil Distance and Volume Impact Lane Play?

    Tournament conditions generally have a ratio of 3:1, meaning that there is three times the amount of oil in the middle than the outside part of the lane. The typical house shot is 10:1. The big difference is the room for error. When you miss to the outside on a house shot it will come…

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  • Lining Up Your Shot

    When one thing makes something else happen, it is known as a cause and effect. If your body is aligned incorrectly in the stance, you will miss your target. If you miss your target, you probably won’t strike; the list of causes and effects in bowling are endless. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner…

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  • The Fingertip Grip

    There are many different ways a pro shop operator can lay out your bowling ball. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how a fingertip grip allows the bowling ball to rest more on the palm of your hand, which will help increase rotation and hook as well as…

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  • Beginner Bowling: Conventional Grip

    Bowling is fun! Beginners have the luxury of starting with a clean slate and the conventional grip is the perfect place to start. In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how to identify which bowling ball is best for you and how it should feel in your hand at…

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  • CLT FIT: Center Line Transposition

    How the bowling ball feels off your hand is one of the most crucial components for a consistent game. When your bowling ball’s grip doesn’t feel right, fundamentals break down, which leads to errant shots and lower confidence in shot repeatability. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how…

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  • Bowling’s Crossover Step

    Have you ever been told to “walk straight” on the approach? Like most bowlers, you probably think you are walking straight until someone tells you that you’re not. But, how do you walk straight? It might seem like a silly question, but it’s important to know how to walk straight and why it’s important. In…

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  • Trail Leg: Heel and Toe Positioning

    In order to achieve balance at the foul line, your trail leg needs to be in good position. If it’s out of position, your hips will stay open and you could potentially fall off the shot, resulting in missing your target down lane. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop,…

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  • Establish a Straight Arm Swing with the Ball Start Drill

    How the bowling ball gets started out of the stance is fundamental for a straight arm swing. If you start the ball too far to the right it will wrap behind your back and you’ll miss the target to the right. The result is the ball not picking up down the lane. If you start…

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  • Spare Practice with a Full Rack

    More often than not, your local bowling center does not have the technology to set up spares for you to shoot at during your training sessions. In this free video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how to play “The Spare Game” with a full rack of pins. How it Works…

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  • Shooting at Double Wood and the Bucket

    When two pins are stacked one in front of the other on a spare shot, it’s known as “double wood” in bowling. For right-handed bowlers, it is the 2-pin and 8-pin, and for left-handed bowlers, it’s the 3-pin and 9-pin. The “sleeper” in a “double wood” shot refers to the rear pin (that is, the…

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  • Basic 3-6-9 Spare System: Moving Left

    For beginner and intermediate bowlers, the 3-6-9 spare system is a great way to quickly get lined up to make spares on both sides of the lane. In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, teaches right handed bowlers how to make the 3, 6, and 10 pin consistently. In order…

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  • Two-Handed Bowling: Pivot Step

    Two-handed footwork has some specifics that need to be considered. For one, the swing starts later and is directed downward to start. Another is good timing. When the feet are moving in partnership with the ball, then and only then do you “have good timing.” In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track…

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  • Two-Handed Bowling: Timing

    Timing is a series of events that happen throughout a bowling shot. Think of it like a guitar player in a band. If he or she plays their solo at the wrong time, the song suffers. But when played in time, with the right notes and tempo, that song sings. From the stance to the…

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  • Switching to a Two-Handed Bowling Style

    Are you thinking about converting from the traditional style of bowling to the two-handed game? The two-handed game has made a revolutionary impact on the sport of bowling. The higher rev rate that the two-handed game produces opens up more of the lane that traditional bowlers just can’t touch. In this premium video, Scott Pohl,…

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