June 28, 2011 Leave a comment
|This is a bowling tips article on some basic bowling ball maintenance and specifications for most competition or league play. Some will of this bowling ball maintenance tip will be second nature for your more experienced players but they may learn something as well…|
Remember bowling ball specifications and rules are constantly changing for the manufacturers and the bowlers themselves so when reading this article take into account that some of the rules may have changed after it was written. These are just some suggestions and are basically kind of common sense.
Basic bowling ball maintenance
Bowling ball Maintenance is a common question I get asked about a lot I hear things like, how can I make my bowling ball last longer, my bowling ball has quit reacting after only a few games and a lot of other complaints of this nature.
The fact of the matter is bowling ball maintenance is one of your biggest keys to making your bowling ball not only last longer but score better. In addition is one of the most overlooked and neglected things and in bowling by your average player. I mean no disrespect to the players themselves but they in turn make the problem of ball death happen more frequently and quicker.
The bowler only has to do a couple of small things to add a few more games on the bowling balls life. And they could make the ball last from 30 games 100, 150 or even 200 games just by how well their bowling ball is maintained.
Maintaining your bowling ballThe manufacturers recommend you do a few things to maintain your bowling ball and keep it in optimum performance (Note: no bowling ball is going to last forever). They recommend you do a few basic things.
One is clean your ball with a USBC certified bowling ball cleaner after you’re done bowling, use a micro fiber towel during competition and the other is adjust the cover stock surface after so many games.
I personally use abralon pads by hand before every time I bowl on most of my bowling balls. Usually the 1000 or 2000 grit, some of my bowling balls don’t react every time but they will react better the second time or after three or four games.
You will have to do some trial and error to find out when your bowling ball and your style match up with to surface rejuvenation with abralon. (Note: this must only be done before or after competition, according to the USBC rulebook).
Basic rules and specifications during league competition
1. You can use cleaners during competitions as long as they don’t alter the surface hardness of the bowling balls cover stock and is dry and totally removed before your delivery.
2. If you sand or polish the bowling ball the entire surface of the bowling ball must be done and may not be done after competition has started.
3. No foreign materials may be placed on the outside of the bowling ball.
4. Refer to Bowl.com for more on bowling ball specifications…
Bowling ball maintenance is a much neglected thing by many bowlers.
Can be easily maintained with special bowling ball cleaner and surface management.
Care must be made to follow the rules and regulations of your league or tournament.
Good luck and good bowling
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