What bowling ball should i get for my next ball?


I currently only have 2 bowling balls, A Spare ball and A Brunswick Twisted Fury… currently the alley i bowl at i CANNOT get my twisted fury to hook back into the pocket. Twisted Fury is a Medium-Oily ball. First thing i want to know is, should i get a Heavy Oil Ball or a Light oil ball? Then that brings up the next question, which ball do you recommend for me?

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3 thoughts on “What bowling ball should i get for my next ball?

  1. Well , I am a bowler too and I currently is using a Brunswick Activator 7 and it works for me for almost all lane conditions . If your twisted fury cannot hook back , try shifting your position . Sometimes its also due to how fast you can get your thumb out of the hole . Thats what my coach always says . I tried it too and it works . I suggest that you can get a reactive groove . If the lane is too dry , you can use it as it doesn’t hook much . That is only based on my personal opinion . If you think that you really really must hook your ball back into the pocket , I suggest that you can get a ultimate inferno or a inferno orignal . The hooking potential is much higher .

  2. I would definitely try sanding the surface of your Twisted Fury first and possibly getting it plugged and redrilled with an exotic drilling to max out it’s hook potential. I use light and medium oil bowling balls with sanded surfaces (Brunswick Red Zone, MoRich Awesome Finish and Elite Black Label) on heavy oil lane conditions with no problem, full hook and excellent finish into the pocket. It’s definitely up to the bowler and how much knowledge of the basics they have, and not entirely up to the bowling ball.

    My bowling balls for oily conditions are the Brunswick Ultimate Inferno, Elite PBA Platinum, Hammer Black Widow Venom and the Elite PBA Shark. It really does not matter what coverstock the ball has, but rather if the bowler knows how to get it drilled, polished or sanded to match the lane conditions at the bowling center and skill level. It’s not rocket science and by having your bowling ball checked out and altered, it may save you $100′s instead of purchasing a new bowling ball. Good luck!

  3. Well you would want a heavy oil ball if you are looking to buy a new ball for better hook. I do not want to criticize because I by no means have all the answers and in this case even all the information needed to properly answer this question, but there is always the possibility that you are not releasing the ball well enough to really hook the ball you have now. Do you notice your Twisted Fury hooking at all? There are a lot of factors that go into properly generating a hook: ball design (which the Twisted Fury is fine for), ball speed, (slower speed=more hook), axis tilt, proper follow through, proper playing of the line on the lane due to oil condition, approach timing, free armswing, and of course your hand, wrist, and finger movement. If any one or more of these things are off, though you can still generate hook, it may not be as it could be even with a ball designed to specifically hook more. If your problem is that the ball isn’t hooking enough to reach the pocket than you need to adjust your line accordingly to fit the lane. A good adage is “miss left, move left. Miss right, move right”. If you aren’t generating a hook at all then chances are it could be your physical approach rather than the ball. The twisted fury should hook decently unless the lanes are flooded with oil or the oil pattern is long and there are less dry boards on which the ball can hook.

    Still, if you are convinced it is the ball and not you, which I’m not saying it is you, then there are two things to do: 1.) adjust the surface quality of your Twisted Fury. If you take the ball to your local pro shop they can sand down the finish to cause the ball to hook earlier on the lane. this shifts your breakpoint closer to the foul line which would increase the amount of time your ball has to hook to pocket. Fiddling with the surface could be a good way to cheaply change the hook of your already owned ball but at the same time, it will eliminate the original hook the style the ball had and on different lane conditions the ball may again feel like it needs a surface adjustment to be able to use it best. 2.) purchase a new ball. Unfortunately, not every ball will work well on all conditions. The Twisted Fury is a mid-range ball in that it works best on medium oil lanes and can be effective depending on how you play the lane on both high and low oil volumes. They make balls specifically for high and low oil volumes too. If you are having trouble hooking the ball on the lane, which it sounds like from your question, you are best buying a heavy oil ball. Every brand makes them, its a matter of which you would like that fits your style of bowling. My suggestion to you is to research the different brands and their heavy oil balls. Watch youtube videos of the video ball reviews from a company called BuddiesProShop. They make really nice ball action videos and you can get a sense of how the ball will react before you buy it. Also, read the reviews for the balls you’re interested in on http://www.bowlingballreviews.com As for my suggestions with heavy oil balls:

    Ebonite: Striking Motion, The One Remake, NVD.
    Roto-Grip: Cell
    Track: Uprising SE
    Brunswick: MaXXX Zone, Ultimate Inferno
    Columbia 300: Resurgence
    Hammer: The Sauce

    Again, each of these balls reacts differently despite being all heavy oil oriented. For instance, the Track Uprising SE is a skid/flip ball, meaning that instead of an arc shaped hook, it will be very angular. The Ebonite Striking Motion and The One Remake are a bit more angular. Personally, I would vote for the Ebonite The One Remake or the Striking Motion or the Roto-Grip Cell, would avoid the Columbia 300 Resurgence, and would definitely look into more than just the balls I mentioned. Like I said, most companies manufacture heavy oil balls so you can look at Lane #1, 900 Global, MoRich, Storm, and any others out there. The ball reaction videos and reviews are helpful in making a decision. Talk to your local pro shop too, they can watch the way you bowl and find both a good ball fit and drill pattern to match what you’re looking for in a ball reaction. No one can really recommend the perfect ball for you, we can all only give advice on balls that have been known to generally work well and from there you have to decide which one of those fits your bowling style best.

    Hope this helps!

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