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Bowling Tips and Tricks — 10 Comments

  1. I liked when you talked about carefully considering your adjustments when bowling. It makes sense that understanding this can help you get the results you want to have a great time. I can see how anyone looking into this would want to do their homework and find a bowling alley that is well maintained and where they can get tips on how to have a great game.

    • Hi John,
      A well maintained bowling alley is a must. You can learn adjustments in league bowling as well, but it is harder under the pressure of teammates that want you to score well. Practice and visiting your local bowling alley for coaching and talking to the pro shop are key for sure. Thanks for stopping by John.

  2. Wow, there is a lot more to bowling than I would have thought. I knew there were tricks with spinning and such, but not to such a degree as this. Next time I go bowling, I should see if I can work on implementing some of these strats, because I learn better by actually trying to do things.

    • Hi Sarah,
      Glad you liked reading my article and learning a few things! I have enjoyed talking to and bowling with older bowlers and having them describe the different ways they bowled, so I had to research it and I learned a bunch also. This game is really simple, but there are a lot of different ways to do it! Did you know that in Japan they have UFO spinner bowling where they oil the lanes from foul line to the pins, and throw a light plastic ball spinning at the pins and try to get the ball to deflect along the outside of the pins? YouTube has some videos.
      Video for ufo spinner bowling. Watch the second bowler, he does it well! Enjoy! Thanks for taking the time to comment! If I’m ever down your way, I’ll check out your lanes!



    • Hi Ann,
      Thanks for pointing that out. I had overlooked the control buttons on the download.I think you will like it better now. Thanks Again.

  3. Can you tell me what the surface is made of, if not the old wooden lanes ? In this small town, Spencer, KY that is the only option. Are you close to Spencer ? You must be one of us left handed bowlers?I am hoping to tech my children to bowl when they are old enough What age should they start learning to bowl?

    • Hi Ann,
      Welcome back! The newer lanes are synthetic lanes, basically plastic sheet material applied over wood underneath, with the look of wooden lanes. I am not close to Spencer,and sorry,I am a right handed bowler. The consensus today is, start the kids as soon as possible!Get them equipment custom fitted for them as well.It seems kids who start later are trying to play catch up when they start playing in league play.

    • Hi Ann,
      Well, yes! By floor, I think you mean the lane surface.If you bowl in alleys that have the old wooden lanes, sometimes the boards are so worn you can’t see the markings on the alleys, especially on the right side of the alley, where all the right handed bowlers are throwing their strike ball. That is why the lanes have an extra set of dots right at the foul line. You would have to use them as a reference point and use your eyes to extend out to where you want to target your ball.You can also use the arrows farther out on the lane as a reference as well, at least the ones visible the count the boards away from it. every five boards has an arrow, so if the ten board arrow was missing, you could count 5 boards from the first arrow and that would be the ten board. Good question, thanks for asking!

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