Coaches Rod Ross and Kim Terrell-Kearney explain how the distance of bowling lane oil patterns determine where you play on the lane. Pattern lengths vary greatly, from house to tournament conditions. Learn how to master short, medium and long oil patterns.
Bowling coach Kim Terrell-Kearney speaks with research engineer Emily Troutman about bowling lane surfaces and hardness. Not all lane surfaces are the same and can create different ball reactions. Troutman explains the differences in color, surface and hardness, and shows how lanes are tested. She also shows how a bowling ball leaves a footprint on…Watch Now >>
One of the key components of understanding ball motion for a bowler is what Rod Ross calls a bowling ball release ratio. This is a ratio of how fast the ball is traveling down a lane in relation to how fast the ball is spinning. See an example of how a release ratio works and…Watch Now >>