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What is the benefit of having your own ball? Well, bowling balls can be customized to fit your particular style, as well as the conditions at your favorite bowling lane. For serious bowlers, a customized ball means a larger margin of error. Ball-drilling experts can find just the perfect formula to ensure a bowling ball matches a specific game and particular lane conditions. Very serious bowlers often opt to buy two balls — one for strikes and another for spare conversions.
Bowling balls used in competition must be made of a solid material with their weight evenly distributed. A ball's circumference must be less than or equal to 27 inches and its weight must be less than or equal to 16 pounds. The ball's surface must be smooth except for grip holes or indents, identification numbers and letters, and general wear attributed to normal usage.
There are a number of accessories designed for bowling balls, including tape, grips, and a wrist device to help ensure the ball fits snugly into your hand. Tape can help you get the right fit with your fingers and thumbs, while grips will enable you to add lift to your shots. Finally, a good bowling ball bag will protect your purchase.
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Bowling Ball SuppliersOn BowlingBalls.us, you can browse popular bowling shops and selected bowling products suppliers to find bowling balls and accessories for everyone from beginners to pro bowlers. Remember that proper bowling ball fit and sizing are essential! To learn more about the sport of bowling and bowling organizations, please visit this bowling information page.
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