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comparison of hook and straight ball bowling for beginning bowlers..

John Michael Stofko

comparison of hook and straight ball bowling for beginning bowlers..

by John Michael Stofko

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Published in [State College] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bowling

  • Edition Notes

    Series[Oregon. University. School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Microform publications]
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[4], 39 l.
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16645764M

    Bowlers can be meaningfully grouped into a few categories, and one of the major ones is fairly obvious to any onlooker: the style with which they throw the ball. One bowling style is the aptly-named straight ball, where the release is straight and the ball travels in a straight . The Bowling Ball The type of hook you’re able to achieve depends much on the type of bowling ball used. While some bowlers are able to achieve some form of hook with a house ball (typically made of polyester or plastic), this requires an over-exertion of power and is difficult to replicate on a continuous basis. If you want to get on the fast.

    Choosing A Ball At The Bowling Alley Nearly all of the house balls at a commercial bowling alley are made from polyester (or plastic) and come with a conventional grip. Polyester balls roll straight with almost no hook, and are great for spare shooting. At the alley, the balls will come in a variety of weights, normally ranging from 6 pounds (2. The release of the ball with a hook is much different than that of a straight ball, so the fingertip grip is used to ease in a bowler’s fingers slipping out of the ball much easier. Only the tips of your middle and ring fingers (down to the first knuckle or joint) slide into the ball.

    I saw a ish house bowler who stood right of the 1st dot & threw straight at the head pin, bowl a once. There's a + average bowler in a league I bowl in that uses the "fill ball" technique of throwing it straight down the middle w/max speed a lot, & he strikes doing it an alarming amount of the time. Analyzing the hook potential of a bowling game is all about the flare and the RG. More flare on a bowling ball means it is touching the surface more. This indicates it will hook faster than a bowling ball with low differential. On the other hand, a ball with low RG rating, will hook and roll faster than a ball with a high RG rating.


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Comparison of hook and straight ball bowling for beginning bowlers. by John Michael Stofko Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hook bowling may get all of the headlines when it comes to the best bowlers on the world’s professional bowling tours, but there is still room in the game for those who can mix pinpoint accuracy and speed to maximize the damage of a good straight bowling shot. Straight bowling is often preferred by stronger bowlers who want to hit the pins with power, as this style allows you to throw as hard as you can without affecting the trajectory of the shot.

As long as the ball is on a straight line, the extra power only helps matters. Make sure that the weight of the ball and the price suits you. The ball should not hook more than you want it to. The coverstock of the ball. Usually, urethane balls have more hook potential and plastic balls are more suitable for straight players.

Straight Ball Bowling Tips. Straight bowling starts with knowing where to stand when bowling a straight ball. Professional straight bowlers stand straight ahead of the lanes, approach by pacing straight to the lane. Keep your eyes on the pins. The elbow should be degree bent, firm, letting the ball move forward in a direct angle.

A straight-shooter took the win in the Classic division, but lost to the top hook bowler from the Masters division. Top # - 10/02/10 PM Re: Best STRIKE ball for a straight bowler.

1. The Storm Timeless – the Best Bowling Ball for a Hook. Okay, first impressions of the Storm Timeless. I want to say I was surprised by how much it hooks, but it’s Storm ball. It seems to have maximum efficiency through all phases, meaning it catches a ton. For value, I gave the Storm Timeless an 8 out of It’s priced in the top end.

Let's say you bowl by rolling the ball straight down the lane -- no hook. If you practice consistently, what is the best you can get your average up to. I realize there are a ton of factors to consider, but I am trying to get a feel for how much bowling with a hook helps.

Or how much bowling straight-on limits a bowler's average. Best Bowling Ball Reviews and Comparison: Buying Guide. How to Choose a Bowling Ball, Features to look for. What to Avoid when Selecting Your Bowling Ball. Inapplicable Holes.

Uncomfortable Palm to Ball Distance. Same Balls All the Time. Best Bowling Balls by Performance. Bowling Ball Comparison Chart: Top 5 Best Bowling Balls by Performance.

I believe going for a high gloss ball would allow you to have the most speed. The duller surfaces catch the lane more and will slow down. The urethane balls don't have a high gloss surface out of the box, and while they won't have as much friction as a reactive ball, they aren't as slick as a plastic.

Use the form below to select up to six balls to compare side-by-side. To select specific bowling balls, simply start typing a ball name into the box. As you type, the list of available balls is filtered. Add a ball to the comparison list either by clicking its name or by pressing the Enter key when it is highlighted.

Beginner Bowler Straight Ball Strike Alignment If you are new to the game and just now starting to learn about playing the lanes, there are many things to consider. One important key to good alignment to the pocket is to first understand where the “pocket” is located on the pin deck.

Straight Ball Bowlers Delivering a straight ball keeps things simple. Although you are at a disadvantage to players who hook the ball to the pocket and gain a formidable angle of entry into the pins, a straight ball delivery makes it easy to find the pocket and continue rolling the ball into the pocket as lane conditions change during competitive bowling sessions.

You will level out to average no better than 's if you only throw a straight ball. It is pretty impossible to average much better because the pin action is not predictable with straight balls. Throwing a hook is harder and takes learning lane conditions but once you can do that, you will average much higher than you would as a straight bowler.

Perhaps not the ideal ball for your advanced bowling league, but the perfect ball for a recreational bowler like myself. The picture does it no justice. I actually saw it in my local bowling alley through their shop window when the shop was closed- and I immediately knew I had to have it. You can spin it, throw it straight down the lane or you can “hook it.” Out of these 3 options, the hook shot is the most widely learned and used technique.

Learning how to hook a bowling ball could be one of the most beneficial skills you can acquire as a bowler. In comparison though, it is also the most difficult of the three. Bowling Ball Reviews. Bowling may not be as popular as it used to be decades ago but it is still a sport that is holding its own.

It is enjoyable for people of all ages and skill levels; even little children can participate thanks to bowling alley additions like bumpers that can be lowered to prevent repeated gutter balls and even ramps for super young ones to push the bowling balls off of.

Bowling balls with a plastic coverstock are perfect for beginners, straight bowlers, and tight budgets. They don’t hook much, or even at all, and the average cost is less than $ — a great, affordable investment for your first bowling ball.

Bowling balls with urethane coverstock are perfect for hook shots. Symmetrical core makes this one of the best spare bowling balls and straight bowling balls out there. It just holds onto the lane. Extremely affordable price point. It’s a great ball to start with when you’re not sure you want to fully invest.

Cons: Lacks hook potential. This is either a straight bowler’s ball or a spare bowling ball. out of 5 stars Great for beginning bowler and teenagers Reviewed in the United States on Ma There is some really good information in this book for beginning bowlers; however I recommend it for teenagers wanting to get into the sport/5(10).

Thus giving you Over/Under Reaction. Anytime you see this while bowling, either a line change or ball changing to Urethane is needed quickly. Some bowlers will use Urethane as a spare ball since the hook is still minimal. *The bowling world uses Three main Reactive coverstocks: Pearl Reactive, HyBrid Reactive, and Solid Reactive.

Some bowlers like to curve the ball, but others prefer being straight shooters. If you can’t get the hang of the hook, or you’re simply more comfortable rolling the ball straight, you can still knock ‘em down if you use the correct form.

Follow a few bowling tips for straight bowlers to improve your average. The Game Kobe Bryant SHOWED OFF vs Michael Jordan, EPIC Duel Highlights - MJ is IMPRESSED - Duration: House of Highlights Recommended for you.Hook (bowling) A hook in ten-pin bowling is a ball that rolls in a curving pattern (versus straight).

The purpose of the hook is to give the ball a better angle at the pocket (right-handers) or pocket (left-handers.) When a ball is rolled straight, hitting the pocket must be precise.