Tips in Choosing Your Bowling Ball
If you are visiting the Wave Bowl socially, then your best option is to use on of our house bowling balls.
House balls come in a variety of sizes and fingers.
The heaviest bowling ball weighs 16 pounds and the lightest bowling ball is 6 pounds.
So how will you know which weight is best for you?
Your ideal ball weight is the heaviest ball you can comfortably throw. If you have chosen a ball and find you are getting sore or tired, then you’ll need a lighter ball.
If you are throwing a 12 pound bowling ball with extreme ease, then you will probably need at heavier ball.
RULE OF THUMB
Most men use 14- to 16-pound bowling balls, while women tend to do well with 10- to 14-pound balls. If you're taking the kids along, assign one pound for each year of age, such as a 6-pound ball for a six-year-old, but you'll also want to take gender and physical condition into account.
Bowling Scoring Basics
One game of bowling consists of 10 frames, with a minimum score of zero and a maximum of 300.
Each frame consists of two chances to knock down ten pins. Instead of scoring tries as in football, we score in "pins".
Strikes and spares
Knocking down the pins on your first ball is called a “STRIKE”.
If it takes two shots. to knock down all ten pins then it’s called a “SPARE”.
If, after two shots, at least one pin is standing, it’s called an “OPEN FRAME”.
Ok, so there you have it ! A quick run-down of the game of bowling.
Feel free to ask our team once your in Wave Bowl for more information and help picking out your ball !