• 0:41

    Bowling’s hook release consists of the thumb exiting the ball first with wrist rotation and the fingers releasing from their holes next. Bowlers hook the ball to get the most entry angle into the pocket, limiting pin deflection, and ultimately, giving them the best opportunity to strike. The bowling ball is a heavy object and…

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  • 5:18

    When a bowling ball travels down lane, it goes through three distinct phases, skid, hook, and roll. In this video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track demonstrates how understanding ball motion dictates bowling ball choice. Overview From the time you let go of the bowling ball, the bowling ball is slowing down. The fastest the bowling…

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  • 2:11

    From a recreational bowler who’s thinking about joining a league to a tournament bowler who’s all in, getting the right ball with the right fit is crucial to your development. Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that having the wrong ball, a bad fit, or even worse yet, the wrong ball…

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  • 13:03

    Any good bowling ball arsenal is the equivalent to having the right club in your bag for golf. Without the proper bowling equipment, you won’t strike and your performance suffers. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant look at Dan’s arsenal and explain what he has in his bowling bags and why. House Shot…

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  • 2:22

    Slider exercises are great for strengthening your lower body and improving balance. Most sliders come with two different sides. One side is soft and the other is hard. The soft side is used for harder surfaces like wood, tile, and laminate floors. The hard side is designed to allow you to slide on the carpet.…

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  • 3:48

    Bowling equipment is expensive. From owning multiple bowling balls to high-performance bowling shoes, protecting and getting the most out of your investment is an important step towards success out on the lanes. In this premium video, Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske walk you through…

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  • 1:57

    One thing that naturally happens when throwing a bowling ball is that the non-bowling arm or balance arm comes back behind your body. In this Quick Tip, coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains what happens with your shoulders when your balance arm’s hand has the thumb pointed in the down position, as opposed to the…

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  • 1:52

    Anytime you pick something up, you use your biceps. The rigors of bowling demand a lot from your arms. From picking up a heavy bowling ball to carrying throughout the approach and releasing the bowling ball, bicep strength is vital for bowling success. Bicep curls work the muscles in the front of the upper arm…

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  • 2:48

    Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned vet, the bowling pro shop can be a confusing place from time to time. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop explains if you’re new to the area or haven’t been to a pro shop near you before, simply stop in and introduce yourself.…

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