• 2:50

    Bowling Lane Courtesy Variations

    Lane courtesy is about more than respect for each other’s game, it’s also about keeping the pace of play moving to help ensure the best possible outcome for everyone participating. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the differences between league and tournament bowling lane courtesy. When it is your turn, be ready…

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  • 2:28

    Ball Motion: Bowling Ball Coverstock Adjustments

    Layout, pin placement, core and coverstock are the equipment components that determine a bowling ball’s motion on the lane. In this premium video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that 75% of a bowling ball’s reaction comes from having the proper surface applied to its coverstock. Bowling Balls Dull bowling balls…

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  • 2:28

    Go-To Bowling Balls for Long, Medium and Short Oil Patterns

    Do you have a bowling ball in your bag for the conditions you are bowling on? Your benchmark bowling ball will get it done for league night more often than not, but what bowling ball are you going to go to when you bowl in sport shot leagues or tournaments? Scott Pohl, owner of On…

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  • 2:48

    Diagnosing a Bad Rack of Bowling Pins

    Lane transition, carry down, what set of lanes you’re bowling…there’s a lot to think about. It’s difficult enough to strike consistently in bowling without having to deal with pins being offset down lane. A bowling pin can be offset as little as ⅛ of an inch or sometimes as much as ½ an inch. In…

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  • 2:02

    Sport Shot Bowling

    If you’re thinking about joining a sport shot league or bowling in competitive tournaments, you’ve probably built up your average and have a strong spare shooting game. Sport shot oil patterns will vary in oil volume and oil distance. Understanding the rule of 31 will give you a starting breakpoint to try to hit on…

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  • 1:29

    How to “Match Up” in Bowling

    Matching up is a term loosely thrown around the bowling center. Matching up requires you to have the right bowling ball in your hand with the correct coverstock surface. While traveling down lane, the bowling ball will have the proper speed and rotation for your style of bowling and the bowling ball will go through…

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  • 2:58

    How To Find Your Positive Axis Point (PAP)

    When the bowling ball rolls down the lane it revolves around its axis. There are two points at the ends of the axis: the negative (NAP) and the positive axis point (PAP). The NAP exists but is not important to bowlers because it cannot be seen while the bowling ball is in motion. The PAP…

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  • 3:08

    How To Angle Your Shoulders When Throwing

    What is shoulder angle/rotation and why do you need to know how it works to be a successful bowler? Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track defines shoulder/angle rotation as simply the angle of your shoulders as you’re throwing the bowling ball down lane. Sometimes your shoulders are square to the lane and sometimes they are open…

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  • 3:11

    Getting Ahead of The Competition Before a Tournament

    Have you ever bowled poorly at a tournament? The shot is more challenging, the crowds are bigger, and the pressure to bowl your best is about as intense as it gets. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, teaches you how to prepare for success before your next tournament. Talk to the Staff What…

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