Which Track Bowling Ball is Right For You?

What is your rev rate?

A revolution is a complete rotation of the bowling ball about its axis. Your rev rate determines how much friction occurs between the bowling ball and the lane. Higher rev rates create more friction between the ball and the lane thus offering a higher hook potential. Lower rev rates create less friction between the ball and the lane thus offering a lower hook potential.

WHAT IS YOUR BALL SPEED?

Ball speed is determined by taking the distance traveled and dividing it by the amount of time it takes to travel that distance. The higher the ball speed, the less time it has to hook. The slower the ball speed, the more time it has to hook.

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WHAT IS YOUR AXIS ROTATION?

Axis Rotation is the degree that the bowler’s positive axis point is turned towards the foul line at the moment of release. Axis Rotation determines how sharply the ball changes direction at the breakpoint. A higher degree of axis rotation will create a sharper change of direction at the breakpoint. A lower degree of axis rotation will cause a smoother change of direction at the breakpoint.

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WHAT IS YOUR AXIS TILT?

Axis Tilt is the degree that the bowler’s positive axis point is tilted in relation to the lane surface. A higher axis tilt means that less surface of the bowling ball is coming in contact with the lane thus creating less friction which causes the ball to skid further down the lane. A lower axis tilt means that more surface of the bowling ball is coming in contact with the lane thus creating more friction which causes the ball to hook sooner.

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ON WHAT TYPE OF LANE CONDITION WILL YOU BE USING THIS BALL?

The amount of oil on the lane will influence the amount of friction created between the bowling ball and lane surface. The oilier the lane is, the less your bowling ball will want to hook. The drier the lane is, the more your bowling ball will want to hook.

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