• 1:54

    Play Any Part of the Lane with Versatile Release Rotation

    Being versatile is imperative to obtaining success in any sport. Bowling’s release is one area of the physical game that has lots of opportunity to become versatile, and hand positioning during the release dictates how the bowling ball will roll. Axis rotation is the amount of side rotation imparted onto the bowling ball. A bowling…

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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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  • 4:09

    Identifying Strong and Weak Bowling Balls

    What is a strong bowling ball? What is a weak bowling ball? There is a misconception amongst many bowlers that a strong bowling ball hooks the most. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track sets the record straight and explains how we view ball motion and how it dictates ball choice when matching up to the lane…

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  • 5:18

    Breaking Down Bowling Ball Motion

    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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  • 2:13

    Sanding Pad Technology

    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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  • 3:57

    Bowling Balls: Differential, RG & Cores

    Bowling balls are made with different coverstocks and cores. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, breaks down differential, RG, cores and what it all means to you and your game. Low RG vs. High RG The USBC defines RG (radius of gyration) as: Measured in inches, radius of gyration is the distance from…

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