What Size Bowling Ball Should I Use?

Are you looking for the perfect size bowling ball for your game? Check out this blog post to learn more about how to choose the right size ball for you.

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The Three Main Types of Bowling Balls

With so many different bowling balls on the market, it can be tough to decide which one to buy. But not to worry, this guide will help you make the decision based on your bowling style. There are three main types of bowling balls: light balls, medium balls, and heavy balls.

Solid Bowling Balls

Solid bowling balls are the most common type of bowling ball. They are made of a single piece of solid rubber, plastic, or resin. Solid bowling balls are typically used by experienced bowlers because they provide more control and accuracy. However, solid bowling balls can be more difficult to throw because they do not have the same “give” as Hollow core balls.

Hollow Bowling Balls

Hollow bowling balls are the lightest balls allowed in sanctioned play, typically weighing between 6 and 16 pounds. They have a hole drilled into the center so that the weight can be evenly distributed around the ball. These balls are generally used by very young bowlers or by those with a lighter style.

Particle Bowling Balls

Particle bowling balls are made up of small ceramic or rubber particles suspended in a resin. They are typically used by bowlers who need more hook on their shots, as the particles help create more friction with the lane. These balls are also a good choice for bowlers who have a higher rev rate, as they can help create more energy on the shot.

How to Choose the Right Size Bowling Ball

Choosing the right size bowling ball is important because if the ball is too heavy, you won’t be able to bowl with it effectively. If the ball is too light, it won’t have enough power to knock down all the pins. The right size bowling ball will also be more comfortable to hold and throw.

The Right Weight

When choosing a bowling ball, the most important factor to consider is weight. You should select a ball that is heavy enough to knock down the pins but not so heavy that it’s difficult to control. A good rule of thumb is to choose a ball that is 10% of your body weight. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should select a 16-pound ball.

If you are a beginner, you may want to choose a lighter ball so that you can get a feel for the game and build up your strength. Many pro shops will offer lighter balls for kids and beginners. If you are an experienced bowler, you may want to choose a heavier ball so that you can power through the pins.

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The Right Material

The next thing you need to consider is the material of your bowling ball. If you are a beginner, it is recommended that you use a plastic ball. A plastic ball is the cheapest and most durable option, perfect for those just starting out. They are not as fast as other materials, but they are much easier to control. As you become more experienced, you may want to move on to a different material.

Urethane bowling balls are more expensive than plastic, but they last longer and perform better. They are very similar to plastic balls in terms of weight and size options, but they have a slightly different feel. Urethane balls are also less likely to hook (move from side to side).

If you are an experienced bowler looking for a challenge, then a reactive resin bowling ball might be for you. Reactive resin bowling balls are made of a material that helps the ball “grip” the lane better, resulting in more hook (side-to-side movement). This can make them more difficult to control, but if you know what you’re doing, they can help you bowl a perfect game.

The Right Shape

The right shape of bowling ball is just as important as the right size. The three most common shapes are symmetrical, asymmetrical, and pearl. The best way to determine what type of shape you need is to ask your local pro shop or bowling center. They will be able to help you based on your individual bowling style.

Symmetrical bowling balls are ideal for beginners because they are the easiest to control. As you become more experienced, you may want to switch to an asymmetrical ball. This type of ball has a weight block that is offset from the center, which provides more hook potential. Pearl bowling balls are for more advanced bowlers because they have a compound surface that increases hook potential even further.

When choosing a bowling ball, it is important to keep in mind that the weight should be evenly distributed around the circumference of the ball. If the weight is not distributed evenly, it can cause the ball to wobble and affect your accuracy.