• 2:19

    Bowling Rules: Common Situations Part 1

    Sometimes rules are viewed as unfair or unnecessary. Bowling rules are put in place to ensure competition is fair for all. In this video lesson Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, reviews and clears up four different common situations you may run into at your next competition. Here is the USBC Rule Book…

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  • 1:45

    Tracking Advice for Better Competition Results

    Watching other bowlers for the purpose of improving your play is what’s known as tracking. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, provides advice to help expedite the learning curve on how to gather information from other bowlers that will help keep you competitive throughout a league night or tournament. Who best emulates your…

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  • 2:28

    Lane Surface: Wood, Synthetic and Ball Choice

    The type of lane surface you bowl matters. You can put the same oil pattern on a wood lane surface and a synthetic lane surface and they will play differently. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what you can expect when bowling on different lane surfaces. Wood Wooden bowling lanes surface is…

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  • 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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