Lane courtesy is another bowling rule that can be difficult to understand and may differ between leagues and tournaments. Many bowlers have questions on proper lane courtesy when it comes to a tournament setting. Bowling coaches Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kim Terrell-Kearney discuss lane courtesy.
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Many bowlers are looking to achieve a higher rev rate, or more RPMs. RPMs, or Revolutions per Minute, tell us how quickly the ball is rotating when going down the lane. Rod Ross and Bryan O’Keefe teach you more about RPMs and how they are measured. Watch as different shots with varying RPMs are demonstratedWatch 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 andWatch Now >>
The mental side of sports is the hardest part to perfect, and it often separates the good athletes from the great ones. That fact is especially apparent in bowling, which requires the brain to be honed in at all times. The fact is, there will almost always be distractions on the lane to affect yourWatch Now >>