• 4:25

    1/2 Thumb Fit: Who’s it for and How’s it Done?

    Many issues found in a bowler’s physical game can be traced back to their bowling ball fit. If your grip isn’t just right you will squeeze the bowling ball excessively or hang on to it too long, feeling like you can’t get the thumb out of the bowling ball. Either way, your arm swing and…

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  • 3:45

    Getting Fitted for a Bowling Ball at a Pro Shop

    Getting the right fit with your bowling ball is the most important off-the-lanes agenda item every bowler needs to get right to be successful. It’s where it all starts. You will develop more problem areas in your game if your fingers and thumb do not fit in the bowling ball properly. Scott Pohl, owner of…

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  • 2:08

    Excessive Bowling Grip Pressure Warning Signs

    When the bowling ball is in your hand, how do you know what the proper amount of grip pressure is throughout a shot? As Coach Erik Vermilyea of Track explains, your grip pressure should be as light as possible, which means little to no squeezing. This will be different for everyone, so learn the warning…

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  • 5:00

    What’s a “Good Fit” in Bowling?

    Have you ever known you’re going to strike just by the way the bowling ball felt coming off your hand? If you haven’t felt this lately, it’s time to get your fit looked at by a pro shop operator. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop gives out some helpful tips to get the…

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  • 0:41

    Grip Control Exercise

    Bowling’s hook release consists of the thumb exiting the ball first with wrist rotation and the fingers releasing from their holes next. Bowlers hook the ball to get the most entry angle into the pocket, limiting pin deflection, and ultimately, giving them the best opportunity to strike. The bowling ball is a heavy object and…

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  • 4:24

    Bowling Ball Fit and Grip Pressure

    Too much grip pressure in bowling creates issues and bad habits in your game, adversely affecting your bowling technique. Getting a proper fit avoids having to unlearn the bad habits that too much grip pressure creates. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what a proper fit looks and feels like. Grip When…

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    3:34

    Using Grips and Inserts in a Bowling Ball

    A common question amongst bowlers is why do I want bowling ball grips and inserts? In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop explains the importance of having them in today’s game. Thumb inserts Having your pro shop operator add a bowling ball thumb insert into your bowling ball will improve…

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  • Adding Bowling Finger Tape to a Youth House Ball 
    2:53

    Adding Bowling Finger Tape to a Youth House Ball

    Before beginning to build your arsenal of fitted bowling balls, chances are you started out in the sport learning to develop your stroke with a house ball. House bowling balls come in a range of weights and sizes and are intended to accommodate any type of hand. However, while the house ball is excellent for…

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  • 2:05

    Adjusting Bowling Grip Pressure

    Most bowlers are not aware that they can become more dynamic with their bowling stroke by adjusting the most minor mechanics. One of these simple changes that can often lead to dramatic results is the bowling grip pressure. Depending on the way you hold the ball and how hard you press with your fingers, you…

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