Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Need help with selecting a new bowling ball
Thanks for the reply.
I switched from a 16 lb. ball to a 14 lb. ball 8 years ago, because I was told the particle ball had the same striking power for a 14 lb. as it would at 16 lb and that I would have better control. I switched from a 'cheap' ball from a sporting goods store that I can't reember the name of. At first the weight change felt good and I didn't drop it and had a good roll. Now 14 seems heavy, but I was also told that the particle ball wasn't drilled properly (reverse something was off significantly), and the span didn't alow my thumb to be fully inserted, so that's why the possibility of getting a 15 lb. ball is being considered.
I had about a 20 year gap in bowling in leagues until the last 8 years and am just begining to learn about the oil patterns.
Typically our lanes aren't heavily oiled, and typically by the 3rd game they are drying out and I am moving left and trying to add speed, but usually end up with a high hit or an altered roll.