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Lane Shine: Why Is It Important?
Bowling ball maintenance is important to achieve maximum performance. Have you ever wondered how much bowling ball maintenance really matters? Ronald Hinkland Jr., CEO of Creating The Difference, did a test with National Bowling Academy to demonstrate how quickly a bowling ball experiences “lane shine.” Lane shine changes the bowling ball’s surface while adding scuff marks, making the bowling ball appear dull and dirty.
Quick Tip: Developing a Pre Shot Routine
A pre shot routine, simply put, is everything that happens before you are ready to take a shot. Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to do this routine. However, try to keep it short enough to not take away from the pace of play. Develop your routine today!
When Should I Use Surface On My Bowling Ball
In this free video, Ronald Hinkland Jr., CEO of Creating The Difference demonstrates each grit of TruCut CtDSanding Pads and how they respond on the lanes. Watch “How Do I Put Surface On My Bowling Ball?” if you are unfamiliar or need a refresher before continuing.
Preventing Cracked Bowling Balls
Bowling balls are an investment. They require regular maintenance and upkeep to get the maximum performance out of them. Cracked bowling balls are useless. In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains why a bowling ball can crack and how to prevent it from happening.
How To Maintain Your Bowling Ball
Expecting your bowling ball to perform the way it did out of the box without maintaining it is like driving your car without changing the oil or tires. Eventually, it will break down and not work the way it once did. In this free video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, covers how to maintain your bowling ball’s finger inserts and surface.
Quick Tip: Non-Bowling Arm Do’s and Don’ts
One thing that naturally happens when throwing a bowling ball is that the non-bowling arm or balance arm comes back behind your body. In this Quick Tip, coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains what happens with your shoulders when your balance arm’s hand has the thumb pointed in the down position, as opposed to the up position throughout the bowling approach.
Control How Your Bowling Grip Feels in Different Environments
How the bowling ball feels in your hand needs to be familiar or second nature in order to have success. Golf and baseball have what is described as the “sweet spot.” When the ball hits the club or bat in the perfect spot, you can feel it and you know it by the result.
Bowling’s One-Step Drill
The One-Step Drill is the one drill every bowler of every skill level should work on in their practice routine. It eliminates the earlier steps in the approach, allowing you to focus on the slide and the release. It also creates proper leverage and timing in the finish position. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track breaks down this drill and corrects issues that many bowlers have while doing the one-step drill.
Quick Tip: Developing a Pre-Shot Routine
A pre shot routine, simply put, is everything that happens before you are ready to take a shot. Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to do this routine. However, try to keep it short enough to not take away from the pace of play. In this Quick Tip, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track demonstrates his own routine, while explaining its importance.
Left-Handed Bowling Tips and Strategies
Who says left-handed bowlers have it easy? Just because they use different parts of the lane to reach the pocket doesn’t mean that left-handed bowlers have it easy. However, while their end goal is the same as right-handed bowlers, left-handed bowlers do have to look out for separate aspects on the lane in order to adjust their play according to changing conditions. Today, we dispel some of the common rumors about left-handed bowling, and we teach you some tips and strategies that you...
How to Shoot Perfect Spares
Ask any competitive bowler out there what the most important ball in their bag is and you’ll hear over and over again, “my spare ball.” Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the necessity of having a plastic bowling ball for spares in your bag and how it will help you increase your...
Drills and Accessories Every Bowler Should Try
By now, league season is gearing up and you are either ahead or behind what you thought you’d average for this season. That leads to the burning question, are you practicing enough – or at all? When you practice do you roll three games and see if your total improved or do you have a practice routine? Every bowler goes through a time when they see improvement, and when that happens, you probably stray away from trying something new so as not to disrupt your success.
Pro Bowling Tips: Drifting vs Lateral Movement | National Bowling Academy
Bowling coaches Rod Ross and Kim Terrell-Kearney look at some of the differences between drifting and lateral movement. Watch this pro bowling video and find out when to begin your slide as well as some other pro bowling tips to increase consistency and leverage. These pro bowling video tips will help you feel more comfortable with your approach and slide.