How to Increase Bowling Ball Rev Rate

More great content is available when you sign up for a National Bowling Academy Membership!
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Access to our extensive library
  • Videos at all skill levels
  • Knowledge when you need it
Learn More

According to coaches Rod Ross and Kim Terrell-Kearney, many bowlers who seek advanced bowling training are trying to determine how to get more RPMs. The coaches discuss the keys to increasing your bowling ball rev rate and debunk some misconceptions regarding it as well.

Long Term Athlete Development PDF

  • (will not be published)

11 Responses to “How to Increase Bowling Ball Rev Rate”
  1. Tony

    Thank you Coach Ross and Kim. I really appreciate all the valuable information your are providing to all types of bowler across the globe. Best Regards, TLM

    • Customer Service Techs

      Hi, Andrea. We are sorry to hear you are having trouble accessing the content. Please contact our Customer Service Team at 1-855-208-7395, for further assistance.

  2. Greg

    This is definitely a “sleeper” video. While this does not have a lot of “instruction”, it is loaded with incredibly sage advice. Great job.

  3. james

    They make a product that go’s on the index finger of your bowling hand that gives you a tad different axis and allows you to get a few more revs, I notice that a Vise finger insert does better, I think it lifts the ball up a tad off your hand, I get a cleaner release, a slightly different axis and more revs, you may even want to put one on your little finger as well, feels a little weird the first few balls but after a game or 2 you don’t even notice, but is it legal to put these finger inserts on your index and little fingers? I assume it is since they already make a similar product for your index finger, also some of these wrist supports look more like mechanical robot arms than a bowling aid! Can you tell us if these Vise grips are legal to use on the index and little fingers? thanks.

    • Customer Service Techs

      Placing an insert or “rev” device on the fingers can relieve discomfort from irritation during the release or perhaps effect axis rotation and these devices are legal for use on any finger. Make sure these inserts fit correctly so they don’t come off during the release.
      There are many different wrist devices to choose from and most of them serve two main functions, support and versatility. Supporting a weak wrist is most often the case. Most adjust the wrist position to keep the fingers under the ball which attempts to produce more revolutions and levels of adjustment include “cupped” or “flat” positions. There are devices that offer versatility by including lateral adjustments to the hand changing the balls amount of axis tilt and axis rotation during the release. While there’s many options it’s best to learn the bowlers range of versatility before introducing a device, in some cases it may keep a player from being effective by limiting their range of motion.
      Thanks for the questions and for continuing with the USBC Bowling Academy.

  4. Brett

    Interesting video with good advice, at the end. Most of the video is basically saying older bowlers have no hope. It’s not until the last 60 seconds that you provide advice on relaxing and rolling the ball versus trying to over-lift.


Tags: Free Videos




    Get our best tips and techniques
    delivered to your inbox every week.


    Don't miss out on special offers
    from us and our trusted partners.