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Buying Your First Bowling Ball?
Buying your first bowling ball can be overwhelming. There are so many choices available, but we suggest focusing on ball type, weight and grip.
Bowlers either throw the ball straight or throw a hook. If you like to throw the ball straight, we recommend a polyester ball, also called a plastic ball. The cover material offers the least hook potential. These balls are also ideal if you just plan to bowl with friends and want your own ball.
If you intend to compete at a high level, you will learn to throw a hook because it offers the best chance of carry (knocking down all of the pins). We recommend starting out with an entry level reactive ball. The coverstock (the ball’s outer surface) is designed to grip the lane and will help you learn to throw a hook.
Now that you’ve selected the perfect ball, choose the proper weight. Bowling balls weigh from 6 to 16 pounds. The lighter balls are generally designed for children, and the heaviest are the maximum weight allowed in professional bowling.
If you bowl often, test a few different house balls at your local bowling center to see which weight feels most comfortable. However, since bowling balls that are drilled specifically for your hand and fingers will feel about two pounds lighter than a house ball, add one or two pounds to the house ball’s weight and buy that weight.
Now choose a conventional grip or a fingertip grip. Most house balls have a conventional drip. This is where your thumb is inserted all the way into the ball and your middle and ring fingers are inserted to about the second knuckle. A fingertip grip means the thumb goes all the way into the ball and your middle and ring finger go in to about the first knuckle (in other words, just the tips).
A conventional grip is good for people who throw a straight ball, for kids, and for bowlers who have a weak grip. If you are learning to hook, consider a fingertip grip.
Discontinued Bowling Balls
Be sure to browse our list of sale and closeout bowling balls to find some of the best available deals. Because manufacturers issue so many new balls each year, we always have a terrific selection.
Because a ball is discontinued, doesn’t mean it’s bad. While some popular bowling balls stick around for years, manufacturers may decide to discontinue a ball when its sales drop below a certain level, usually after they have replaced it with a similar new ball, one with a new coverstock formulation or new core technology.
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