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Choosing a Bowling Ball
Shopping for a bowling ball may seem like an easy task. If you are serious about bowling, however, the right ball can make all the difference in your game. Every detail plays an important role in how the ball performs when it leaves your hands. BowlerX.com can help you make sense of it all.
Bowling balls weigh from 6 to 16 pounds. Lighter balls are generally designed for kids, and the heaviest are the maximum weight allowed in professional bowling. In general, consider the bowler’s age when choosing the right weight for a bowling ball.
- Child: 6 to 10 pounds
- Teenager: 11 to 14 pounds
- Adult Female: 12 to 14 pounds
- Senior: 12 to 14 pounds
- Adult Male: 15 to 16 pounds
What about the “core”? If you already have several bowling balls, you have probably heard the terms “symmetrical” and “asymmetrical” core. What is the difference, and why should it matter to you when selecting your next custom bowling ball?
Bowling ball symmetry depends on the dynamics of the ball’s structure. It will vary from ball to ball based upon certain factors that are engineered into the ball when it is constructed.
Symmetrical cores provide a more stable and consistent motion compared to the more aggressive cores found in asymmetrical bowling balls. Unlike symmetrical cores, asymmetrical cores are not equal in proportion from top to bottom.
Because the weight in the asymmetrical core is not balanced, the ball will move faster or slower while trying to return to its most stable balance point compared to the ball with a symmetrical core.
To oversimplify, the more symmetrical a ball is rated, the less aggressive the hook. The more asymmetrical the rating, the greater the hook potential.
Asymmetrical balls are great for challenging lane conditions or longer patterns that don’t provide a lot of friction, while symmetrical balls are typically smoother and more controllable.
Lane conditions and your delivery style will dictate which type of ball will give you the most reliable ball reaction. The experts at BowlerX.com can help you choose balls with symmetrical or asymmetrical cores to tackle medium and heavy oil conditions.
For custom bowling balls and balls from top brands, visit BowlerX.com, where you’ll find a huge selection of products. If you need help making a decision or need more information, give us a call at 844.269.5379 or contact us online.