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Category: Equipment
Type: Reference

BOWLING BALL




THE BALL

There are hundreds of balls on the market to choose from, but they fall into three general types of balls.

1. Plastic balls- Typically used by beginners, they are usually used in a "straight shot". This is because the plastic surface creates very little friction with the lane, causing it to slide more. The result is a straighter shot, but very little "pin action."

2. Urethane balls are made from polyurethane, a form of plastic, which generates a varying amount of friction with the lane, depending on the ball. These balls are used by people who like to throw a hook, or curve ball.

3. Reactive resin is the last of the three types of balls. This material is relatively new, with designs still evolving. Like urethane balls, reactive resin balls are typically used in curve shots & hook shots. However, these balls seemingly explode upon hitting the rack, which makes them favorites among more experienced bowlers, whose livleyhood may depend on the equipment they use.



Submitted by: Coach Melad


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