• Bowling House Shot: Recognizing Oil Patterns
    11:50

    For many bowlers, the house shot is the only oil pattern they get to see. Whereas professionals and tournament players often compete on a wide range of oil patterns, most league bowlers deal exclusively with house shots. The term “bowling house shot” refers to the oil pattern you’ll typically see at league, with a majority

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  • 12:22

    The long lane oil pattern is generally the most difficult lane condition to play, especially when the oil is in transition. For most bowlers, the trouble with a long lane oil pattern lies in navigating the roll and skid with proper ball motion. Shape your shot according to the conditions, and you give yourself a

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  • 10:10

    Bowling oil patterns are a major factor in determining your bowling strategy. Bowling coaches Kim Terrell-Kearney and Frank Buffa demonstrate proper release and reaction of a bowling ball on a short and a long pattern. Watch this video and learn how to add versatility to your game.

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  • 4:57

    Bowlers know that ball reaction depends on lane conditions and oil patterns. When using the bowling loft, for example, we will approach it differently depending on oil patterns. Watch as three different loft distances are demonstrated, and how they alter the bowler’s ball reaction. When lanes are difficult, the loft is an important tool that

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