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Category: Equipment
Type: Tip

WILL I LOSE CARRY WITH A LIGHTER BALL?




Q. Several of my friends have switched to 15-pound bowling balls. I was thinking about it since I have a bad back. Will I lose carry with a lighter ball?

A. No, I don’t believe you will lose carry. In fact, you may even get more carry. Today’s bowling balls hit so hard that they lose deflection. Some deflection is a necessary part of pin carry. In the pro shop I work at, we have only two 16-pound balls left. I get almost no calls for them anymore. The 14 and 15 have become today’s standard. Give it a try you will be pleasantly surprised.


Submitted by: Bob Korth


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