• 6:53

    In competition, a short oil pattern requires a bowler to approach a game with a different strategy than they would if they were lining up on a longer pattern. The bowler must quickly adapt their game to suit the condition they’re about to face. To be prepared for any type of oil pattern, it’s important

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  • 8:55

    Most of the time when bowlers make changes to their bowling ball if they don’t feel entirely comfortable with its reaction, they ask their pro shop to re-drill the holes and adjust pin placement. But, today we’ll learn that it may be simpler and more effective to adjust the ball’s surface than to fiddle with

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  • 8:52

    If you’ve ever gotten that nervous feeling on the lane before you throw a bowling ball because something feels off, you’re not alone. It’s completely normal to be anxious about the the pin setup, but knowing what to do in the event of a bad bowling pin rack can have a huge impact on the

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  • 8:20

    In the same way it’s necessary for a golfer to choose the right club for each shot, it’s imperative for a bowler to understand which of their bowling balls is ideal for a specific lane condition. Today, we line up a bowler and look at the effects of a variety of her balls on a

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  • 2:29

    It’s one thing to notice how a lane changes over the course of a game and say, “Huh, that’s interesting.” It’s an entirely other thing to see those changes and adjust your game accordingly. Successful bowlers are capable of determining when a transition has occurred and making the proper response. Oil pattern no longer favoring

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  • 8:04

    Bowling coach Hank Boomershine provides tips on the importance of a ball’s positive access point (P.A.P.) and how to locate it. As a coach, understanding a player’s P.A.P. helps them to understand what type of player they are dealing with, which in turn allows them to offer more individualized coaching instruction.

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  • 9:32

    Bowling coaches Lou Marquez and Stephen Padilla increase our understanding of bowling ball motion and provide pointers on how to make your game stronger. Observation of your ball as it reacts to the different phases of the lane will allow you to make adjustments to your game.

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  • 4:17

    Adapting to Oil Pattern Length If you’ve played at a number of bowling alleys, you might have noticed the oil patterns on lanes tend to vary in length. Some patterns are extremely short, others are frightfully long. Because of this, no two lanes will roll the same. In order to play each lane properly, you’ll

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  • 8:38

    Understanding Bowling Ball Reaction Knowing how to fully utilize your equipment is a key step in the process of becoming a more confident and capable bowler. To help you finetune your bowling ball arsenal, Kim Terrell-Kearney and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard demonstrate why it’s so important to take advantage of each unique bowling ball reaction during training

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