Jessica G

Jessica G


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11 months ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Checklist For Beginner... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi James,

We have some other great articles here on Bowlversity that may answer your questions. Here are a few to get you started:

Best of luck to you,
Jessica G.

12 months ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Tips For Slow Ball Spe... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Ted,

Per USBC Ball Motion Studies, the average ball speed is between 15 and 17.5 mph. Anything below 15 mph would be considered slower speed and anything above 17.5 mph would be considered fast.

Thanks and good bowling,
Jessica G.

12 months ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Women With Slow Ball S... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Vickie,

Welcome back to bowling! Both the Pyramid Path Rising and the Brunswick Twists are excellent options for lower ball speed. For the Pyramid Path Rising, this will give you slightly better performance/more hook on the lanes than the Brunswick Twist. Not to mention, the Path Rising comes with a 2-year warranty as well. I think the Path Rising would suit you well.

Best of luck!
Jessica G.

12 months ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Bowling Ball Mass Bias · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Jon,

Did drill your new ball for you? Are you able to email us a photo of your ball so that we may take a look? Please send to: at your earliest convenience.

Thank you,
Jessica G.

12 months ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Professional Custom Dr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Eric,

We are very happy to hear that you are loving your new gear. It is truly a pleasure working with you. Looking forward to seeing those scores soar on the lanes!

Thanks again,
Jessica G.

1 year ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Matching Bowling Ball ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Hi Mark,

Your Columbia 300 polyester ball will roll the same as your new Storm Ice Storm, even though the finishes are slightly different. Due to the nature of the polyester coverstock, the ball will skid and roll straight down the lane towards the pins, with very little to likely no hook, which is perfect if you throw the ball straight. Could you please clarifiy what you mean by "get any weights in it"? iI you are referring to weight holes, those are now consider illegal by USBC rules. You will not need any weight holes :) It is common that any new ball you get requires an "adjustment period". It will take some time to get used to the fit and how the ball reads the lanes. With practice, you should see improvement in your future.

Best of luck,
Jessica G

1 year ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Professional Custom Dr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Chico,

Thank you very much for allowing us to drill your gear for you. We are happy to hear that all four of your bowling balls have fit to your liking. We look forward to drilling the next one for you.

Thanks again and good bowling,
Jessica G.

1 year ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Bowling Swing Made Easy · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi there,

Making adjustments on the approach to accommodate overly sticky or slick approaches can be made easier with interchangeable soles and heels, however, there are some other adjustments that can be made to ease your release when the approaches are different from your home center.

Depending on what kind of soles are on your shoes, you may consider using a wire brush if your sole has microfibers on it. By brushing the fibers "up" (brush from the heel UP towards the toe), this will help provide more "brake" on the slick approaches. By brushing the fibers "down" (brush from the toe DOWN towards the heel), this will help provide more "slide" on the tacky approaches. Now, if your shoes have a different material bottom, like leather, you may have to adjust your approach to match the speed needed to feel comfortable for that particular lane. You may need to move forward, backward or to either side of the approach to find the right slide position and adjust your target from there. Taking a "test slide" without holding your ball at any given center you plan on bowling at will help you determine how you need to adjust to stay safe and bowl your best game possible. If all else fails, looking into a pair of bowling shoes with interchangeable soles and heels is highly suggested. (A real game changer!)

Wishing you the very best of luck,
Jessica G.

1 year ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Matching Bowling Ball ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Hi Rob,

In general, yes that is correct. I only say "in general" because it would vary a tad bit depending on the layout selected. But if you tell your PSO that you are looking for a length layout or length with later backend, they can definitely make that work for you with the Hy-Road at the original out of box finish.

Thanks again!
Jessica G.

1 year ago @ New Bowling Balls, Bow... - Matching Bowling Ball ... · 3 replies · +1 points

Hi Rob,

I would be happy to offer some advice to you. Both the Hy-Road and the Hy-Road Max are excellent choices for a two-handed bowler. Both bowling balls utilize the same Inverted Fe2 Technology symmetric core. The main difference between these two bowling balls is their coverstocks and finishes, as you mentioned above.

When shopping for a new bowling ball, there are several factors to consider: core, coverstock, finish, and most importantly drilling layout. When looking at the two bowling balls you have selected, we can focus more on the coverstocks. Surface finishes can always be adjusted to help fine-tune ball motion down the line. For instance, if you want the Hy-Road to have a 3000-grit finish, any local pro shop will be able to assist you in doing so.

When reviewing the different coverstocks, it helps to think of the coverstocks as "tires" on a vehicle. Polyester, urethane and most pearl reactive coverstocks will have smaller "pores" (if any) on the surface of the ball, causing it to skid over the oil, much like smooth tires for drifting. Hybrid and solid reactive coverstocks will have larger pores on the surface of the ball, causing it to "bite" through the oil and grab the lanes for traction, much like a snow tire. The Hy-Road has a hybrid reactive cover whereas the Hy-Road Max has a solid reaction. Both will provide a moderate amount of traction on the lanes, but the Hy-Road Max will read a bit sooner where the Hy-Road will skid just a bit further downlane before entering the hook phase.

All this said, if your current bowling ball you have is going brooklyn, it can be assumed that your ball is hooking too early. This may be corrected by adding a bit of polish to the surface to help it skid further before it enters the hook and roll phases. Between the Hy-Road and the Hy-Road Max, with your ball speed and higher revs, I would suggest looking more closely at the Hy-Road. Having a ball that will go longer should help get you to the pocket. This ball paired with a good drilling layout for you should make a difference in your game. I would suggest speaking with your local PSO about a drilling layout that would fit for you after they watch you bowl a frame or two and determine your PAP.

Best of luck you,
Jessica G.