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What ball specs?
« on: February 18, 2018, 01:39:22 AM »
I little bit about my bowling. Started late to the sport of bowling, mid 40s. Was straight bowling for a couple of years then decided I need to learn how to hook the ball. Got a Brunswick Strike King drilled finger tip and been practicing with it for about 1.5 years. I think I'm ready to upgrade to a better ball.

I do not know me speed, rev rate or PAP. I have been told by a high school bowling coach, that was bowling next to me one day, that my speed is greater than my rev rate. I was told the same thing by a friend that is an experienced bowler.

I'm not looking for ball recommendations but I'm needing to know what specifications I should look for. Such as RG, differential, coverstock, finish or anything else I might have missed.

I know someone is going to say, "Talk to your PSO." Unfortunately my work hours are the same hours they are open and I have limited time for lunch. So, I can't spend a lot of time asking them a bunch of questions. If I know what specs to look for I can go in there prepared to ask the appropriate questions on a ball recommendation.

Thanks for any and all information.


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Re: What ball specs?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 09:50:24 AM »
I would have a friend video you bowling and then go to Storm's matchmaker and study and compaire you to the intell you learn from the matchmaker. That should give you some idea about the stuff you should know. The intermediate and advanced pages are the one's you want to click on. Also bowl wiki has tons of info to read as well.
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Re: What ball specs?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 01:27:43 PM »
First before spending any money, you need to find out the information your lacking to know.If your serious about getting better, you'll need to spend time with a coach or Pso. If not, everything becomes a guess, make an appointment for an afternoon, take the time off. It will be worth it if your serious about getting better. Good luck and the better you get, the more fun you'll have.