While competing in tournaments, it is crucial to understand the oil pattern volume, pattern and length. Coach Rod Ross and Kim Terrell-Kearney help translate how this information applies to playing the lanes. Watch this video to learn how changes in oil volume affect ball performance.
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 >>
Bowling is a game of inches and minor adjustments; often the slightest change in target or technique can mean the difference between a high score and just another good game. Likewise, the ball you choose can have a huge impact on the outcome of a game, so it’s important to get your bowling ball selectionWatch Now >>
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 onWatch Now >>
Different lane surfaces can create different ball reactions. Kim Terrell-Kearney discusses the various characteristics of a lane that can make your ball roll differently. Learn how your ball might react depending on the type of surface you are competing on.Watch Now >>