• 8:00

    Abralon pads, Mirka pads and TruCut sanding pads are used to adjust the bowling ball’s surface. The lower-grit sanding pad, the earlier the ball hooks down lane. Conversely, the higher the number sanding pad the later the bowling ball hooks down lane. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level…

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  • 2:36

    Most tournaments you bowl in today post the tournament graph or lane sheet in advance. This tells you the bowling oil pattern you will be bowling on. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains all of the information on the lane sheet and how it can help improve your odds at success when knowing the bowling…

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  • 9:19

    From bowling ball choices to mental and physical preparation, tournament bowling is a demanding test of skill and endurance. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant will walk through what it takes to get prepared for a tournament so you can bowl at your best. Bowling Ball Arsenal for Tournament Bowling The goal for…

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  • 1:42

    Bowling’s challenging oil patterns can humble the best in the world. In order to be competitive, it’s imperative that you experiment with different bowling balls. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, identifies three different coverstocks commonly found in today’s game that will help determine which is the best bowling ball for you. Dull…

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  • 1:28

    Newer, more aggressive bowling balls paired with ever-changing lane conditions make today’s game, in some ways, more difficult than the game of years past. Adding loft into your bag of tricks will reward you at some point in time throughout a league season or tournament. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track demonstrates how to practice lofting…

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  • 2:13

    Sanding pads are vital for success when faced with challenging lane conditions. There are many different brands of sanding pads to choose from. Each brand has multiple grit numbers associated with their sanding pads and each number affects ball motion on the lane differently. In this free video, Ronald Hinkland Jr., CEO of Creating The…

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  • 6:35

    When Should I Use Surface On My Bowling Ball In this free video, Ronald Hinkland Jr., CEO of Creating The Difference demonstrates each grit of TruCut CtDSanding Pads and how they respond on the lanes. Watch “How Do I Put Surface On My Bowling Ball?” if you are unfamiliar or need a refresher before continuing.…

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  • 3:52

    Bowling ball maintenance is important to achieve maximum performance. Have you ever wondered how much bowling ball maintenance really matters? Ronald Hinkland Jr., CEO of Creating The Difference, did a test with National Bowling Academy to demonstrate how quickly a bowling ball experiences “lane shine.” Lane shine changes the bowling ball’s surface while adding scuff…

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  • 4:20

    You play like you practice and you practice how you play. If you find yourself practicing and not seeing the results during your league night or tournament, it’s time to approach practice differently. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske give their insight on bowling practice…

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