• 2:42

    Bowlers and Bowling Coaches

    Coaches are instrumental in a bowler’s success. A good bowling coach understands that everyone learns differently and can impart knowledge accordingly. Regardless of how you learn, you must be able to try new things and ditch the idea that your game may be negatively impacted. These areas of improvement that coaches work with you on…

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  • 2:15

    Breakpoint: How to Get Lined Up in Bowling

    Making the jump from intermediate to advanced in bowling requires understanding how to get lined up quickly during practice time and making good decisions when the lanes transition. You must be able to observe where and when the bowling ball is supposed to hook down the lane in order to be in the pocket consistently.…

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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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  • 13:03

    Understanding and Improving Your Bowling Ball Arsenal

    Any good bowling ball arsenal is the equivalent to having the right club in your bag for golf. Without the proper bowling equipment, you won’t strike and your performance suffers. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant look at Dan’s arsenal and explain what he has in his bowling bags and why. House Shot…

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  • 8:00

    Ball Reaction and Surface Adjustments

    Abralon pads, Mirka pads, and TruCut sanding pads are used to adjust the bowling ball’s surface. The lower the grit on the sanding pad, the earlier the ball will hook down lane. Conversely, the higher the grit, the later the bowling ball hooks down lane. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley…

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  • 1:36

    Quick Tip: How & Why You Sand a Bowling Ball

    If you have ever watched the PBA Tour you’ve likely seen bowlers and their coaches sanding a bowling ball. By doing so, they alter the bowling ball’s surface to change its reaction or ball motion on the lane. A brand new bowling ball comes out of the box with a surface setting designated by the…

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  • 14:33

    Mystery Bowling Oil Pattern #1: How to Get Lined Up

    Today’s bowling oil patterns are the most complex bowlers have ever faced. Whether you’re tournament bowling or sport shot bowling, getting lined up can be difficult – especially when sport shot leagues and tournaments are choosing not to provide information on the oil pattern. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track has developed a way for both…

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