This is a bowling tips article on some Bowling Ball Layout Suggestions for your average league bowler. This may be for advanced for your beginner and is more for your intermediate bowler.

Bowling Ball Layout Suggestions for Average House Bowlers. we tend to agree with the Ebonite philosophy and bowling ball layout suggestions for your middle to advanced bowler that bowls on typical house conditions.

Now this is only regarding layouts and not cover-stocks and cores of your bowling ball.

Once you have found a cover-stock and core design that response to the bowling lane conditions of your house or bowling center then it is suggested that you used two basic types of layouts.

We have an example of what we mean in the Video below. These two bowling balls are of the medium type and responds well to the average house conditions where we bowl.

(Note: This does not mean that this is the type of bowling ball for the conditions you bowling on at your bowling center. You may have to use a different type of bowling ball because of a number of other factors that are exclusive to your bowling center.)

The first Layout is a pin below your ring finger with the center of gravity or your mass bias just kicked off to the strong position and angled so that if you were to draw a line through the pin and the center of gravity or mass bias the line would be approximately 1 to 2 inches to the side of the thumb hole.
This bowling ball layout is good to start out the night with. It will typically respond smoother, earlier, and has a more controlled type reaction, this layout is not going to give you the hockey puck look but good to play a little bit more down and in on fresher lane conditions.

The second layout is a pin above your ring finger with the Center of Gravity or mass bias again kicked off 1 to 2 inches off the side of the thumb hole this is a late responding type bowling ball layout this will go longer and respond later and sharper with more angle and is good for playing a more inside line when the shot tends to break down this is what they call a late responding bowling ball layout. It’s good if you need to open up the lane and typically will have more of the hockey puck look.

The Video Below Gives You a Basic example of What We Mean.

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In Conclusion
This was just a couple of basic examples of bowling ball layouts and a simple suggestion on how you can have a decent smaller arsenal of bowling balls for the typical house bowler. Learning when to use these two layouts along with the right type of cover-stock and core design for your bowling center can greatly improve your bowling scores.

Good Luck and Good Bowling

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