House balls may be adequate if you only go bowling a couple of times a year, but there are benefits for those of you who choose to buy bowling balls. Learn how to choose the right one from the knowledgeable team at BowlerX.com.
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- More than 2000 top-quality products at the lowest prices
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Choosing a Bowling Ball
You might think that shopping for a bowling ball is an easy endeavor. But, if you are serious about bowling, you need to know that choosing the right ball can make all the difference in your game. Every detail about the ball will play an important role in how it performs once it leaves your hands. BowlerX.com can help you make sense of all the details.
Bowling balls weigh between 6 and 16 pounds. Kids will generally need the lighter weight balls whereas the heavier weights are designed for professional bowlers. Typically, a good rule of thumb, is to keep the bowler’s age in mind when determining which weight will be best.
- Children should use balls that weigh 6 to10 pounds
- Teenagers are fine with 11 to 14 pound balls
- An adult female, or senior, will usually do best with a 12 to 14 pound ball
- Adult males can handle the 15 to 16 pound balls
There are several things that will affect the coverstock on a ball. These things include the surface texture, hardness, and oil absorption. There are three primary materials used to create coverstocks- reactive resin, urethane, and polyester- and they each have their own characteristics.
Polyester (or Plastic)
- Extremely durable
- Great for beginners
- Less porous
- Low friction between lane and ball thanks to smooth surface
- Low hook potential
- Lots of friction between ball and lane
- Best for beginner to intermediate bowlers
- Easier to curve
- Moderate hook potential
- Popular with professional bowlers
- Designed for professional-grade and advanced bowlers
- Creates the most friction between the lane and ball
- Carries pins more effectively
- Hooks extremely well
- Most expensive option
You may have figured out that the coverstock is the outer part of the ball. The inner part, the core, determines the ball’s weight and how it’s distributed. Symmetrical cores will give you more consistent motion.
Asymmetrical cores are not balanced, which allows them to move faster or slower as they try to balance themselves. Essentially, the more asymmetrical the core the better your hook potential.
We encourage you to visit BowlerX.com any time of day or night to buy bowling balls. If you would like more detailed information on how to choose the right bowling ball for you, give us a call or contact us online.