3 Tips for Hooking a Bowling Ball (MUST KNOW!)

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  • Opublikowany 24 kwi 2019
  • Hooking a bowling ball is a skill that every bowlers strives to achieve and perfect. However, there are many factors that go into hooking a ball such as the oil pattern, type of bowling ball, revolutions, speed, axis rotation, axis tilt, topography, and so on..In this video, we break down 3 major tips that are a must know when trying to get your bowling ball to hook.
    1) The Bowling Ball - There are 3 main types of bowling balls on the market today: plastic, urethane, and reactive. In todays game, reactive resin covers are by far the strongest out of the three thus giving the most hook potential. Urethane cover stocks today are getting stronger as well and are becoming more prevalent in the modern game.
    2) Finding the Friction - There is always a " lane pattern " applied to a lane which is how the oil is dispersed onto the lane itself. These patterns typically have more oil in the middle part of the lane than the outside. Because of the lesser amount of oil on the outside part of the lane, this part of the lane will provide your ball with more hook when rolled over.
    3) Creating Revolutions - Creating revolutions on a bowling ball and making the ball "spin" provides hook potential. One could throw the strongest bowling ball down the lane but if zero revolutions were applied, the bowling ball will go dead straight. Even though it is one of the hardest variables to change, creating revolutions is still extremely important when trying to hook a bowling ball.
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Komentarze • 115

  • Don Richie
    Don Richie 6 dni temu +3

    You talked about getting under the ball. How about demonstrating the technique and provide some slow motion examples?

  • Ian Collis
    Ian Collis 7 dni temu

    What about if you are bowling on a used house shot? In my league we bowl after little kids do in the league

  • Dylan Herman
    Dylan Herman 7 dni temu

    "we are in beautiful Detroit Michigan"

  • James Allen
    James Allen 7 dni temu

    Urethane is not cheap

  • Phil Perry
    Phil Perry 12 dni temu

    You may have a video on this, but I have not seen it. You hear on the TV casts about how bowler can change the shape of the ball motion by either "coming up the back" of the ball or 'getting around" it. I have a hard time switching between the two and I am sure the problem is in my technique. It would be helpful if you could explain the difference for new bowlers and show tips for advanced.

  • Jori
    Jori 22 dni temu

    Brad and Kyle do not look like Brads and Kyles

  • Jonathan Brooks
    Jonathan Brooks Miesi膮c temu

    Fantastic video

  • This is Censure Asylum
    This is Censure Asylum Miesi膮c temu

    I Love this. The bowling ball is - (not a pefectly spherical) - because it has finger holes which I love. Now for the questions. Is the ball weighted on one side, like the english game of crown green lawn bowling?
    If no, then why dose the ball always want to go right to left?
    I can throw with both my left and right hand but the ball will always roll from right to left.
    Your thoughts please.

  • Nicholas Bowen
    Nicholas Bowen Miesi膮c temu

    Anyone else have no idea what they are talking about

  • MrSpade1982
    MrSpade1982 Miesi膮c temu

    Hey Brad we just met in Houston this past weekend. I appreciate the conversation we had and the advice you gave. Congratulations to Kyle on your PBA win at Copperfield!!! Hard fought game, what a comeback!!!!

  • riley wolg
    riley wolg Miesi膮c temu

    misleading title

    • riley wolg
      riley wolg Miesi膮c temu

      i鈥檓 glad I know my balls now though

  • Allen Thomas
    Allen Thomas Miesi膮c temu

    So on a house shot I play the outside of the lane and and stand outside as well or middle??

  • Aiman 12
    Aiman 12 Miesi膮c temu +1

    Hi,I'm using prosthetic leg.
    Hard for me to hook the bowling ball.
    Can you give me tips or make a tutorial video?
    I'm joining Paralympic seagame at phillipine next year.
    I have to practice this year.

  • G.Michelle McCardell
    G.Michelle McCardell 2 miesi臋cy temu +1

    Love the sounds of bowling 馃幊馃挄

  • Aaron McLean
    Aaron McLean 2 miesi臋cy temu

    Ok, so I bought a soccer ball and took it to the alley. It hooked like crazy but I couldn鈥檛 get the spin just right. Any tips?

  • Clemsongator 321
    Clemsongator 321 2 miesi臋cy temu

    What type of ball are the house balls normally?

  • Ninja Skater
    Ninja Skater 3 miesi臋cy temu

    I hope your boy Brad doesn't have cancer he looks like he's about to pass out

  • Serpent SlayerxX
    Serpent SlayerxX 3 miesi臋cy temu

    I was working a Tropical Breeze Black Cherry any suggestions for a new ball?

  • Av Le
    Av Le 3 miesi臋cy temu

    Hey Guys amazing job you're doing..any bowling camp that you guys organizing ? I'm quit new to bowling, trying to teach myself but its not going well, I put alot of efforts but I feel I need the guidance...I dont live in US but might come if there is such camp..

  • Albin Cedergren
    Albin Cedergren 3 miesi臋cy temu +1

    Can you do tips for Two handers? PLZ

  • Daddy #53
    Daddy #53 3 miesi臋cy temu

    Question: the fingernail on my ring finger is getting smashed on the release and hurts like heck, and causing the fingernail to go black. This is on a drilling for the two years I鈥檝e been bowling.

    • Daddy #53
      Daddy #53 Miesi膮c temu

      paul in oregon roger that, thx

    • paul in oregon
      paul in oregon Miesi膮c temu +1

      probably best you talk to someone at your local bowling center or pro shop. maybe a poor drilling job or you are dropping your ball behind foul line driving fingers into shallow holes. if no pro shop try more lofting and see if improvement. ignore the troll comments good luck

  • Paula Hulse
    Paula Hulse 3 miesi臋cy temu +2

    Why not show how to do that hook?

  • Keith Clark
    Keith Clark 3 miesi臋cy temu +1

    Yes, you are correct. This seem like beginner stuff to me...(I have bowled since 1992). However, you guys are doing great videos to helping people enjoy their game. Great Job Brad & Kyle!

  • M Miller
    M Miller 3 miesi臋cy temu


  • The Viper217
    The Viper217 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

    When I went to Detroit for Junior Gold a couple years back I went to Bowl IQ, fantastic place.

  • John Dickson
    John Dickson 4 miesi臋cy temu +61

    "Beautiful" and "Detroit" are two words I never thought I would ever hear in one sentence.

    • Sho Yu Weeni
      Sho Yu Weeni 7 dni temu

      It is though. the architecture is amazing. like a time capsule, similar to tulsa. just needs to be rebuilt.

    • John Dickson
      John Dickson 2 miesi臋cy temu +4

      It was meant to be taken as a joke and you took it to a whole level beyond that for a comment section on a bowling video. Pick another platform for your political agenda , because nobody really cares for it here.

    • stuartshore
      stuartshore 2 miesi臋cy temu +1

      I was going to reply something similar

    • John Lindsay
      John Lindsay 3 miesi臋cy temu +1

      @ jack mehoff
      Likewise, a lot of social justice activities undertaken by Asian Americans have been whited-out by the mainstream media:

      Here's a video of Asian Americans protesting against police brutality in Chicago:
      "Asian Americans Against Police Brutality Press Conference"
      All whited-out in order to not contradict the "Model Minority" myth.
      The really stupid thing about the "Model Minority" myth is the fact that "many Asians are doing better than even Whites"....despite high rates of poverty among several Asian-American groups...all of which is hidden by the mainstream media.

    • John Lindsay
      John Lindsay 3 miesi臋cy temu +3

      @@jack mehoff
      I could just as easily write the same thing for MANY other cities in the U.S.
      Your comment that "there aren't many poor Asians" is a widely-held stereotype.
      "Despite assumptions that all Asian Americans are high earners, 12.3 percent of Asian Americans live below the federal poverty level, ranging from 6.8 percent of Filipino Americans to 39.4 percent of Burmese Americans, according to the American Community Survey (ACS). Almost 20 percent of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders live in poverty.
      The large wealth gap between Asian American groups shows how the Asian American umbrella includes ethnic groups who vary substantially in economic status, tenure in America, and education levels. Those differences are even more significant when evaluating access to services for communities that need them.
      In 2014, Asian Americans represented 17.9 percent of people living in poverty in New York City and had the highest poverty rate of any racial or ethnic group at 29 percent, according to NYC Opportunity tabulations provided to Urban Institute researchers."
      "many fail to understand that some Asian Americans also face strong obstacles to opportunity as well as high rates of poverty. Asian American families鈥 struggles hardly fit the 鈥渕odel minority鈥 stereotype of a high-achieving, affluent immigrant community.
      "Over 40 percent of all poor Asian Americans and over 75 percent of all poor Pacific Islanders are in the region that includes California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In those states, 50 percent of the poor AAPI population lives in the 20 most expensive real estate markets in the country. By comparison, 17 percent of the general poverty population lives in the 20 most expensive housing markets."
      Because of the racist "Model Minority" myth, the crime and poverty of poor Asians are hidden by the mainstream media.

  • AviatorAV8R
    AviatorAV8R 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Excellent video, but can you also go over how to properly grip a ball? I feel like I'm squeezing too much to hold onto the ball that it's making my release much worse and causing more spinning than proper rotation. Thanks for the help.

  • ol' Swole
    ol' Swole 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

    Like most of these videos; waaaaaaaay to much flip flap and not enough action

  • todd davis
    todd davis 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Where was the plastic ball??

  • chaotic/Silence
    chaotic/Silence 4 miesi臋cy temu +7

    video starts at 0:59

  • DC
    DC 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

    What kind of tape are you using on your thumb?

  • Nicolas Orozco
    Nicolas Orozco 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Good tips.

  • Corey
    Corey 4 miesi臋cy temu +11

    Please go into detail or make a separate video revolving the hand positions; maybe some up close slow mo or point of view shots!

  • Kole H
    Kole H 4 miesi臋cy temu

    You guys should do bowling ball layouts

  • Baseball 10
    Baseball 10 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Do you like bowling iq

  • CuYT Vlogs
    CuYT Vlogs 4 miesi臋cy temu


  • Kamila Rodriguez
    Kamila Rodriguez 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

    No offense but BORING

  • peter simonelli
    peter simonelli 4 miesi臋cy temu

    What type of ball would be good for this ? Broadway Template
    37 feet, 4:1 ratio

  • Allen Thomas
    Allen Thomas 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

    So what is best tip to keep my hand under and behind the ball this is what I struggle with the most

    • Keith Perry
      Keith Perry 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

      @Allen Thomas Keeping your wrist straight is a mental thing at first. Just try to hold a firm wrist and roll the ball. This will become natural over time with practice. If you're having trouble with your wrist breaking down try a brace called Revs II or Revs III. It's rigid and adjustable so you can set your wrist in different positions. It also prohibits your wrist from bending back which will give you more leverage. Feel free to talk to your local proshop. There they can observe your game and recommend the best support for your wrist.

    • Allen Thomas
      Allen Thomas 4 miesi臋cy temu

      @Keith Perry thank you I will definitely work on this i have few bowling gloves what do u recommend to keep my wrist straight?

    • Keith Perry
      Keith Perry 4 miesi臋cy temu +2

      Practicing your release requires doing just that...releasing the ball. The next time you practice, start just one step behind the foul line. Get set up, swing the ball behind you, take that one step, and throw. No approach needed to just work on your release. Also, start with your hand underneath the bowling ball and cup your wrist slightly. This will increase the integrity of your wrist and keep it more solid during your shot. The key is to uncup your wrist at the bottom of the swing so you can get the proper release and spin. Mentally keep track of your hand and wrist position. I recommend taking video to identify things that need improvement. You'll be able to see where your wrist breaks down and you lose your leverage on the bowling ball. Another thing you can try is start with your hand slightly to the outside of bowling ball but still underneath it. This will make it a little easier for you to rotate your hand around it. Try different things until you get an idea what works best for you. Keep up this one step approach until you feel more comfortable releasing the ball. If you continue to have trouble after practing this method, there are hand braces you can buy that force your wrist and hand to stay stationary and allow you to stay under the ball and come through the shot properly. I hope this helps you. Good luck and high scoring.

  • Jevon Thompson
    Jevon Thompson 4 miesi臋cy temu +3

    Thanks, guys! I said: "Aaaa. I've heard this. Don't need this." But then: "But you never know about B&K. They might slip a nugget in there." Yup! I knew it but forgot the real significance! Thanks for the reminder. It's not always "What you say" but how nice and "Clearly," you say a thing that makes it valuable. btw Great seeing both of you make some shows! Congrats!

  • Non Prophet Bear
    Non Prophet Bear 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Awesome to see you guys in competition!

  • Lyvain Lefever
    Lyvain Lefever 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Very good explanation! A tutorial on how to maintain your bowling balls would be a nice one too! Like is there a difference maintaining an urethane vs a reactive ball?
    Why I'd like to see that is, I am from Belgium and there are almost no or even no pro shop here. So going to a proshop, for removing absorbed oil, or something, is not an option here for me...

    • Lyvain Lefever
      Lyvain Lefever 4 miesi臋cy temu

      @Brad and Kyle Wow, thanks! I didn't know that. Thank you very much!

    • Andrew Allen
      Andrew Allen 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

      You can leave it in your car with a towel underneath in the sun to bake it out.
      Also there is a ball oven on Amazon that a buddy of mine said he uses and it works.

  • Mil Present - Liakhovskiy
    Mil Present - Liakhovskiy 4 miesi臋cy temu

    come back

  • 氤茧鞗愳毎
    氤茧鞗愳毎 4 miesi臋cy temu


  • Gaming Beach
    Gaming Beach 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

    I go to bowling iq! I love it

  • Nik Balcer
    Nik Balcer 4 miesi臋cy temu +3

    Does anyone else think Kyle looks like nick on the show big mouth

  • Pop Digs
    Pop Digs 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Clicked on this and let it play in background for support.. I dont need to know how to hook a ball lol

  • John Burden
    John Burden 4 miesi臋cy temu +5

    Finally!! No more will my ball just go in a perfect straight line!!!!!!!! I am going to go now and conquer the bowling WORLD!!!!

    • prab singh
      prab singh 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

      Lol same here. I've been bowling straight forever.

  • Bryan Melton
    Bryan Melton 4 miesi臋cy temu +2

    Back in the 70's? You say that like it was a long time ago. Wait, I guess that makes me old ;)

    • Pokesnipegaming
      Pokesnipegaming 6 dni temu

      Bryan Melton well I mean 1970 was half a century ago

  • RJzr _
    RJzr _ 4 miesi臋cy temu +4

    I use the Idol as my main ball, this video helps me a lot! Thanks B&K

  • MustangDriver18
    MustangDriver18 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Can you please make a video on how to pace your self because when I pre bowl I bowl poorly because I bowl too fast.

    • MustangDriver18
      MustangDriver18 4 miesi臋cy temu

      Brad & Kyle Thank you for the advice I will keep that in mind when I bowl next.

  • Robert Dela Cruz
    Robert Dela Cruz 4 miesi臋cy temu +3

    can you guys do "what does a proper fitment feel like" for bowling balls? Like what a proper drilled ball should feel like in the hand when you hold and throw it

    • The Insane Shecklador
      The Insane Shecklador 4 miesi臋cy temu

      As long as it's Kyle and not Brad talking. Sounds like none of Brad's balls feel the same. They talked about it on a blog (think it was the Prather one) and the look of terror on Kyle's face when Brad was talking about his fit was a sight to behold.

  • I Am Lame And I Play Games
    I Am Lame And I Play Games 4 miesi臋cy temu

    Gentlemen, I have a request: Can you make a video talking about how to train your balance arm. I am trying to help my brother but I don't know how to help him with his balance arm. During the approach, he keeps it in front and close to his body. On release, it is either on his knee or cross body, which means he is pretty bent out of shape when all is said and done. I wish I could help him since I used to put my hand on my knee at release but I do not remember how I changed my approach. I do know, however, that it was with good help from Tom Hess. Thanks for everything you do!

    • I Am Lame And I Play Games
      I Am Lame And I Play Games 4 miesi臋cy temu

      @The Insane Shecklador Nifty, thank you!

    • The Insane Shecklador
      The Insane Shecklador 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

      Holding a small dumbbell or weight in your balance hand during your approach will make your brain much more aware of what is going on with that arm.

  • Matthew Bitler
    Matthew Bitler 4 miesi臋cy temu +29

    Do a brad vs Kyle two handed bowling challenge

  • Marcus Yasui
    Marcus Yasui 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

    Hello Brad and Kyle. Thanks for the tips, keep them up I learn a least one thing each time. I would like to see you do a video or two about gym workouts specifically for bowlers.

    • Xyroki
      Xyroki 4 miesi臋cy temu +1

      I would love to see some gym workouts for bowlers as well :)) i have been trying to get my hand under the ball but i do not have the strength to do so :( so 1 would really love to see a video about gym workouts so i can work on it :))

  • Scotty Stanley
    Scotty Stanley 5 miesi臋cy temu +1

    I like this video, really good. You guys are amazing. Thank you.

  • CJ PeeJay
    CJ PeeJay 5 miesi臋cy temu +2

    Are you in Michigan?

    • TheRedstoneEngineer
      TheRedstoneEngineer 2 miesi臋cy temu

      They said beautiful Detroit

    • CJ PeeJay
      CJ PeeJay 4 miesi臋cy temu


    • Ancapman 1994
      Ancapman 1994 4 miesi臋cy temu

      Yeah I'm pretty sure they're at the Bowling IQ building, on 14 mile in between Van Dyke and Mound road. I pretty much live right down the road from it. Only been in there once, but it sure looks like this is the inside from what I remember.

  • S枚nke Arnold
    S枚nke Arnold 5 miesi臋cy temu +3

    Again amazing Tutorial, please keep it up. I love rewatching them at the lane and practice along. Thanks to both of you!

  • Corvidae65
    Corvidae65 5 miesi臋cy temu

    Click-Bait and B-Squad!

  • Rebecca Colby
    Rebecca Colby 5 miesi臋cy temu +2

    I love all of your videos! Thank you! I grew up bowling and bowled in college but then took 20 years off! I wish there were videos like these when I was bowling back then. I got back into it last summer after my kids got into a league and last night got most improved woman at our end of year league night. Raising my average by almost 20 pins! Have to say a lot of what I learned this year was from you two! Thanks!