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Putting The Right Spin On Your Ball: How Some Bowling Equipment Makes Your Game Better

Unless you are a pro-bowler, you probably do not have certain bowling equipment items in your inventory. Like everyone else, you have a ball and maybe shoes, but there is more to bowling than that. It is not a game of luck. Body mechanics has a lot to do with how your ball rolls and the extra equipment helps. If you would like to improve your amateur game or just impress a date, you should add the often-missed items to your bowling bag and these lesser-known bowling secrets to your bowling knowledge.

Wrist Brace

Watch a professional bowling game, and you will see that several of the bowlers use a wrist brace. You might think this has something to do with a previous injury or an occupational hazard, when in fact bowlers use wrist braces to add extra support to the ball hand. Even when you have a ball of the right weight, your follow-through on swing and roll is affected by gravity and your wrist can bend or tilt. This causes your ball to go in an unexpected direction when you release it. Wearing a lace up wrist brace helps your ball go right where you want it to and improves your game immensely.

Ball Polish and Rag

Most bowling alleys, such as Frontier Bowling Lanes Inc, wax and oil their lanes regularly. It keeps the wood from drying out, cracking, and splitting. It also prevents the balls from slowing down and creating pits in the lane. The downside to all of this oil and wax is that your ball gets really slippery and can escape your grip before you are ready to release it. Keep a bowling rag in your bag and you can wipe some of the excess lane oil and wax off whenever you need to. If you forget to remove the wax, it puts sticky spots all over your ball and dulls the ball’s finish, in which case you will also need ball polish to keep your ball free of wax residue.

Uncommon Approaches to Bowling Equipment

If you really want to feel like a professional bowler, you should consider some of the less common approaches to care for your equipment. For instance, if you have a new pair of bowling shoes, they are going to be extremely slippery on the lane floors. If you take some steel wool and scruff up the bottoms of your new shoes, you can make them less slippery, which definitely helps your approach to the lane and will keep you upright when you play. The only thing in a bowling alley that should be slippery are the lane floors. You can control the rest of the body mechanic slip-ups with your added equipment and the previously mentioned tips.

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