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During a bowling game, the ball rotates through a series of phases. Understanding each of these phases can help you adjust your technique to improve your chances of a good strike. Skid Phase The skid phase of a ball rotation is when the bowling ball starts to slide down the lane. The bowling ball does not have the speed to match its rotational speed, so it will skid until lane friction slows the skid and pure rolling begins. This happens in the last 15 feet on the lane, as the bowling ball rolls down the lane towards the pins. It... View Article

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been bowling for a while, you may find yourself wondering why your shot keeps going off path. Here are some ways you can improve it and get back on track!  Weight Transfer  When your bowling shot keeps going off path, one of the first things to look at is how you stand and distribute your weight. It is recommended to get your feet shoulder width apart and move your weight forward from the start of your swing. This will ensure that your stride is front to back and not side to side, which... View Article

Bowling is a fun sport that is played by people of all ages all over the world. Similar to other sports, the more you play, the better you can be. However, to be successful as a bowler, you will need to have good form and rhythm. An important part of your bowling form is your backswing, which can be difficult to master. For those wondering how to improve your bowling backswing, there are various tips to follow. Swing Free When you want to improve your bowling swing, one of the most important tips to follow is to swing freely. When... View Article

Bowling, also called ten-pin bowling, is a fun game where players use a weighted spherical ball to roll down a long narrow wooden lane toward the pins they aim to knock over. The ball is released behind the foul line. Ten pins are evenly placed in four rows to make a triangle and the players’ goals are to knock down all ten pins within the first roll (which is called a strike) or to at least knock more pins down than your opponents. Rolling the ball into the gutter results in a zero score. Players are always looking for ways to improve... View Article

The higher you scale in sports, the better players you get to play against and team up with. Additionally, your team pays for your living and travel expenses, provides trainers, pays you a good salary, and a host of other benefits. However, it can be complicated for an aspiring bowling professional. Luckily, we’ve compiled three simple proven ways to become a professional bowler. Let’s dive in! Join the Professional Bowlers Association If you’re consistent in your game and have a score of 200+, you might want to join the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). With that, you can apply directly to the PBA.... View Article