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Basic Bowling Ball Motion Characteristics

A Bowling Tip on Bowling Ball Motion Characteristics

This bowling tips article with video is on Bowling Ball Motion and goes in conjunction with our last post on
How to Play a Bowling Lane.


First, There are 3 basic Bowling Ball Motion Characteristics and a basic rule of thumb on when bowling lane conditions favor this type of ball motions. Note: this is just a basic guide line and not etched in stone.

These bowling ball motion characteristics are Long and angular, Arcing, and Early rolling
(Note: bowling ball layouts can be used to enhance these basic ball motions.)

The Motion Of A Bowling Ball Explained.  
1. Long and angular with continuation or your skid/flip ball.  
This type of bowling ball motions is good for playing an open or inside line and on drier lane conditions.

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2. Arcing, smooth curving and sometimes will have a slight roll-out at the last transition.
This type of ball motion is good for playing the track area or a medium line and on medium lane conditions. 

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3. Early rolling, will skid, hook and then stop and roll straight, sometimes known as a roll-out.  
This type of ball motion is good for playing a more  direct line and on slicker lane conditions.

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Experiment with these Bowling Ball Motions and learn to recognize when to use them can greatly increase your bowling scores.

For more bowling tips go to http://insiderbowlingtips.com and remember practice, practice, practice


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