Bowling FAQs

If you are just learning to bowl for the first time or you simply trying to get a better understanding of the game for the first time, then please make sure to dive into any or all of the topics listed below.

I’ve been bowling competitively since 1995 when I first started and I’ve been a 200 average bowler since 2001.

These days I’m a 210 average bowler on Sport conditions so I like to think I know a bit about the sport of bowling.

Here are many of the first basic questions people frequently ask me about bowling.

Do Bowling Balls Absorb Oil? – 1372 Words
Every other bowler in the bowling alley wipes their ball down after every shot to remove excess oil the the balls surface but does it actually matter? Where does the oil go if it isn’t wiped off? And, if the ball absorbs it why should we care.

Does More Axis Rotation Make a Ball Skid Longer? – 1329 Words
If you are trying to throw a hook with a bowling ball you have to have some axis rotation – it’s impossible to make a hook without it. If you do have axis rotation however what is the shape of the hook? In this post we look into late vs early hook based solely on the amount axis rotation you have.

What are the Main Bowling Ball Brands? – 305 Words

What Are the Standardized Bowling Lane Dimensions? – 1131 Words

How to Bowl on a Long Oil Pattern? – 1866 Words

What’s the Best Entry Angle for Getting Strikes? – 1332 Words

What is the RG on a Bowling Ball: An Explanation – 1331 Words

A Cheat Sheet to Bowling Ball Specs – 1176 Words

What are the Rules for Bowling – 384 Words

More Bowling Tips & Advice

How to Bowl: An Epic Overview – 3510 Words
This is the crazy long post that every brand new bowler should read. It sets the foundation for everything and introduces any bowler to everything that’s important.

How to Hold a Bowling Ball Properly & Safely – 1656 Words
Any aspiring bowler can grab a ball, stuff their fingers into it, and chuck it down the lane but without doing it right you could injure yourself pretty badly. No matter if you are casually throwing a straight ball a few times per year or learning to throw a massive hook it’s super important to hold that ball the right way while you learn.

How to Curve a Bowling Ball – 1400 Words
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More Advanced Bowling Tips – 213 Words
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