This is a continuation from Blog Post Part 6 written on 12/13/21:
36. The more Revs you put on the bowling ball, the later the ball will break or begin to hook. More REVS also increases pin velocity which increases pin action. This is what makes the pins dance around on the lane and fall sideways which will help knock more of them down. I have seen many people with lots of revs on their ball getting a lot of these types of strikes. The ball just barely touches the head pin and they still manage to get a strike. This is still a good thing because a strike is a strike and does looks the same on the score board. It doesn't matter how you get them really, but I still rather get the nice solid pocket hit rather than a lucky or sloppy strike, after all, luck eventually runs out.
37. TIGHT LANES-- This means there's a lot of oil on the lanes.You DO NOT need to put a lot of revs om the ball when the lane conditions are like this. The ball will mostly be sliding on the oil so why waste the energy?
38. The more a bowler moves to the center part of the lane, the more the ball will enter into the pocket (1-3 for righty's and 1-2 for lefty's) straighter and more parallel with the boards of the lane. MOST of the lane oil is to the center of the lane in the different oil patterns I have previously discussed.
39. ANGLE is determined by the amount of HOOK and SPEED that you put on the ball. No angle means you are throwing a straight ball down the center of the lane. Moving left or right at the stance and throwing in toward the pocket area will INCREASE angle.
40. If after your first shot you are leaving a 10, 8, 5, or 5-7 pins, then you are NOT using enough angle. Move more to the right of the lane at the stance for your first ball.
41. If you are leaving the 4, 7, or 4-7 pins after your first shot, then you are coming in at TOO much angle and you will need to move a little more to the left or toward the center part of the lane on your first ball.
Join me back here next week when I'll be discussing another of the Professional Oil Patterns, "The Scorpion". I hope to see you back then.
As always, I wish you Good Luck and High Scoring!!
Hello!! My name is Joanie. Although I'm not a professional bowler, I have loved the sport for more than 45 years, averaged over 200 for several seasons, and learned quite a bit with research and experience.