I've been watching a lot o LIVE bowling broadcasts over the past
several weeks, mostly Xtra Frame. I have come to really like the
technical commentating and find that the subscription is well
I have compiled a list of interesting points for discussion so I'm
going to be bringing them up starting today. When we've exhausted
the subject, then I'll bring on the next.
So, let's begin with the first one: (normal oil conditions - i.e., not
"burn" or extreme oil conditions.)
POINT: The layout and core of the bowling ball has an effect
on the ball merely for the purposes of shaping the shot.
REASONING: The three phases of a ball's travel down the
lanes are - Skid, Hook, Roll.
During the Skid Phase, nothing can effect the ball because it's, well,
skidding. This is the first part of the lane (for want of a better term,
we'll just continue to use, "Heads.")
During the Hook Phase, the coverstock has the most effect because
the ball is attempting to stop the skid - this is the middle part of the
During the Roll Phase, the core and layout come into play because
friction is present and the ball is now making its run to the pocket.
(This is the last "XX Feet" that is not oiled, "Backends.").
What is your feeling on the POINT/REASONING, above?