• Bowling House Shot: Recognizing Oil Patterns
    11:50

    For many bowlers, the house shot is the only oil pattern they get to see. Whereas professionals and tournament players often compete on a wide range of oil patterns, most league bowlers deal exclusively with house shots. The term “bowling house shot” refers to the oil pattern you’ll typically see at league, with a majority

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  • 12:22

    The long lane oil pattern is generally the most difficult lane condition to play, especially when the oil is in transition. For most bowlers, the trouble with a long lane oil pattern lies in navigating the roll and skid with proper ball motion. Shape your shot according to the conditions, and you give yourself a

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  • 4:39

    When you enter league play, it can be highly important to utilize an extensive bowling ball arsenal in order to accommodate any lane conditions. We all have a benchmark ball we’re most comfortable using, but oil patterns and wear in the lane don’t always dictate sticking with the benchmark. If you can stay on top

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  • 14:13

    The most successful bowlers know when to make positive bowling adjustments on the lane, whether in regards to their foot placement, wrist position or the spot they choose to target. As a lane starts to dry up after repeated use and the motion of your bowling ball is affected, it becomes highly important to stay

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  • 7:53

    Next in our series on creating the proper ball motion on various patterns is the medium-length lane oil pattern. Today we take a look at the best ways to adjust your game to accommodate a medium pattern, whether freshly laid out or in transition. Creating ball motion on a medium pattern To help you figure

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  • 12:15

    Every bowler throws the ball slightly different, generating a rev rate, tilt and ball speed that is distinctly their own. Because of this, each individual bowler has to figure out how to create the proper ball motion for their unique stroke in order to be successful on any lane. Today, we take a look at

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  • 6:11

    Beginners and professionals alike know that bowling is a game of inches and minor adjustments. One step to the left or right can have a huge impact on the outcome of a game. The same goes for your equipment — choosing a bowling ball to better attack the pocket at the right time in a

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  • 6:53

    In competition, a short oil pattern requires a bowler to approach a game with a different strategy than they would if they were lining up on a longer pattern. The bowler must quickly adapt their game to suit the condition they’re about to face. To be prepared for any type of oil pattern, it’s important

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  • 8:55

    Most of the time when bowlers make changes to their bowling ball if they don’t feel entirely comfortable with its reaction, they ask their pro shop to re-drill the holes and adjust pin placement. But, today we’ll learn that it may be simpler and more effective to adjust the ball’s surface than to fiddle with

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