• 2:38

    The Fingertip Grip

    There are many different ways a pro shop operator can lay out your bowling ball. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how a fingertip grip allows the bowling ball to rest more on the palm of your hand, which will help increase rotation and hook as well as…

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  • 2:06

    Beginner Bowling: Conventional Grip

    Bowling is fun! Beginners have the luxury of starting with a clean slate and the conventional grip is the perfect place to start. In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how to identify which bowling ball is best for you and how it should feel in your hand at…

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  • 2:19

    CLT FIT: Center Line Transposition

    How the bowling ball feels off your hand is one of the most crucial components for a consistent game. When your bowling ball’s grip doesn’t feel right, fundamentals break down, which leads to errant shots and lower confidence in shot repeatability. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how…

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  • 3:01

    Pin Placement on the Bowling Ball

    Although 75% of a bowling ball’s reaction comes from having the proper surface applied to its coverstock, the lane conditions you are competing on require matching up with the correct bowling ball, bowling ball surface, axis tilt, axis rotation, and bowling ball speed. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop,…

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  • 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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