• 2:31

    How to Adjust a Bowling Ball’s Surface

    Why does a bowling ball hook? Layout, axis tilt, axis rotation, and a bowling ball’s core are all factors but the single largest contributing factor (75%) of a bowling ball’s reaction is having the correct surface on its coverstock. In this Premium Video, Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how to…

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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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  • 4:27

    How Do I Put Surface On My Bowling Ball?

    Applying surface to your bowling ball using a sanding pad is vital to your success out on the lanes. If your bowling ball isn’t reacting the way you’d like, changing the bowling ball surface will help create the ball motion desired to strike more consistently. In this free video, Ronald Hinkland Jr., CEO of Creating…

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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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