How to Pick a Bowling Ball
Bowling ball technology, different cover stock materials and different core technology..
Plyester bowling ball has a polyester cover on it, very little surface friction and hooks very little. It’s constructed like this on the inside of the ball with a very simple weight plate up here the surface of the ball. Ball doesn’t roll real true and has more an opportunity to deflect when it hits the pins.
Reactive resin urethane bowling balls are urethane cover stocks with an additive to it to open up the pores and give the surface more friction. So these balls look more and polyester millennials. They also come with more massive cores in the center of them. This is one example all the cores are a little bit different shapes but they have different densities. If you buy a bowling ball with a core that has a lower radius of gyration meaning more mass is concentrated towards the center of the ball. It will go into a little bit earlier roll that a ball that has a more elongated core and a higher RG rate.
If you’re a casual social bowler, for the price, the polyester bowling ball is good.
If you’re an advanced bowler and you want to all it goes relatively straight when you’re shooting spares polyester ball is good.
If you’re a little bit more advanced bowler and want a little bit higher technology but your ball speed is low or you Bowl on lane conditions they’re dry, you would want a pearlized cover stock ball with a higher RG core, more cylindrical core. These balls will hook a little bit less, they’ll go down the lane little bit straighter, before they want to go into into their hooking motion, if you throw the ball faster or Bowl on conditions that have more oil might select the ball that has a solid cover stock a dollar cover stock and one with a lower RG core to allow the ball to go into a roll a little bit earlier and hook a little bit sooner because of the oil condition your bowling on or the speed of your bowling ball.
Hopefully with this information when you go to select a bowling ball you want to match the bowling ball technology with your style of bowling and with the linked conditions your bowling on.