Why Do I Care About Ball Layouts?
focused strictly on bowling. Why attempt to understand the
details of laying out a ball? Well, you may be able to
expertise in your sport. Simply put, your ability to
provide data and objectives clearly, your ball driller is better equipped to
prepare a ball that enhances your ball performance.
You want to be able to express
specific information and the desired ball motion that will meet
your objectives. This specific information helps your ball
driller satisfy those
objectives. Understanding proper layout options, aid in
matching your ball to the lane conditions
you encounter. You can design the skid, hook and roll shape on a
given lane condition.
Every Bowler is Unique
Individual bowlers using the same ball
may play totally differently on the same lane conditions due to
varied ball speeds, rev rates, axis rotations and axis tilts.
Additionally, balance hole placement, ball surface preparation
and how well these components match the lane surface conditions
and conditioner pattern assist in getting a greater performance
from your equipment.
Selecting A Ball Driller
You can enhance your performance
with a better comprehension of your individual nuances, your
ball selection and how it is drilled. Good ball drilling
involves training and skill. Training matters! Skill
There are many ways drillers layout balls.
Some do not serve you well, while others are basic, and still
other layouts that help you get the most out of your equipment.
Ball Layout Methodologies
As studied over the years,
versatile and accurate methodologies have emerged that can
enhance ball performance. This layout technique's primary
advantage is that when applied by a knowledgeable and skilled
ball driller, each component of the ball reaction; skid, hook
and roll, can be controlled.
How you layout a bowling ball for drilling can seem mystical.
A properly layout design is based on the physics of the ball,
and the interactions of how the ball is drilled, and how it is
released by the bowler. The detailed physics can seem
complex. IBPSIA certified technicians make it seem like
magic, or that they are performing complex mathematical
computations before drilling a bowling ball.
the physics of both ball and bowler.
a knowledgeable and skilled ball driller may fully understand the
intricate components of this applied physics, but the average bowler
should at least understand the basics of how these five
components affect the effectiveness of their bowling ball, and
how to utilize them to their advantage.
Let's Do It
Enhanced ball performance can
increase the enjoyment of your sport. So letís get
- Matching Ball Layout to Conditions
- Understanding Ball Layouts
- Bowler Positive Axis Point (PAP)
- Horizontal and Vertical Coordinates
- Core Placement and Ball Reaction
- Ball Layout Techniques
- Label Drilling, no PAP, no Balance Hole
- Pin-CG Drilling Known Pin, PAP, and CG, no
- Pin-CG Drilling Known Pin, PAP, and CG,
Balance Hole Required
- Pin-MB Known Pin, PAP, MB
Dual Angle, Pin, PAP, MB
- Balance Hole
- Balancing the Ball