Bowling balls are available in a variety of coverstocks, top weights, pin locations, weight blocks and more. Choosing the proper bowling ball to best suit your game can prove to be a challenge. Fortunately, there are quite a few resources available online to research your bowling ball decision.
Below, is a brief breakdown of how the coverstock of a bowling ball can determine the reaction of the bowling ball on a specific lane condition.
Coverstocks refer to the surface of the bowling ball. For example, most bowling balls will have either a dull surface or a shiny surface. From the manufacturer, the new bowling ball will already have this characteristic. However, you can alter the surface to your liking by adding a bowling ball polish to the ball or simply dulling the surface by using a dulling compound or even a scotch brite pad.
When a bowling ball is shiny, the reaction of the bowling ball tends to have more length before it reaches the breakpoint and hooks. When it is dull, the ball will roll up earlier, giving the appearance of more hook. In reality, the bowling ball just reaches it’s breakpoint sooner when it is dull compared to when it...