Why do you curve the ball in bowling?
A hook in ten-pin bowling is a ball that rolls in a curving pattern (as opposed to straight). The purpose of the hook is to give the ball a better angle at the 1-3 pocket (right-handers) or 1-2 pocket (left-handers.) to achieve a strike. A hook ball can also help the bowler shape the shot on challenging oil patterns.
Are heavier bowling balls better?
The heavier the ball the more hitting power and driving power, and the more pin action. Using a ball that’s one pound lighter eases a significant amount of strain on a bowler’s body over the course of a 30-week league session, a tournament or, in the case of the pro bowlers, a tour season.
Can you hook a house ball?
House balls are not made to hook. These balls come in a variety of styles and colors, so not only will they improve your game, you’ll look cool while doing it. Getting away from the house ball and into something that’s custom made for your hand is the first step to improving your game.
Do you have to curve a bowling ball?
Bowlers who seek to better their bowling skills and scores must evolve from rolling the ball straight down the lane to curving the bowling ball, which often is called a hook shot. A curve gives you better control, and allows you to strike the pins at an angle that increases your chances of bowling strikes.
What size bowling balls do professionals use?
Most pro bowlers use 16-pound balls, although more than you think use 15-pounders. Another method is to add one or two pounds to the weight of the house ball you normally use. A heavier ball drilled specifically to your hand will seem to weigh about the same as a house ball two pounds lighter.