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What to Do Before Bowling: 3 Helpful Tips

As a bowling novice, you may not know what you should expect when you hit the lanes. The good news is that even if you’re new to the sport, bowling is extremely fun and entertaining. Here’s what to do before bowling to have a ball while playing your best!

Follow These 3 Helful Tips on What to Do Before Bowling to Improve Your Game

Even if you’re just bowling for fun, the game is much more interesting when your competitive side comes out to play. What’s great about this beloved sport is that anyone can be good at it, even if you’ve never bowled before!

1. Bowling Shoes Are a Must, so Be Sure to Get a Good Pair

Like many sports, bowling requires special shoes. These shoes have slick soles that allow you to easily glide on the lane. This allows for a much wider range of body motion, which is key for achieving a smoother motion to get the ball racing towards the pins.

2. Choose the Right Ball

Don’t fall into the trap of picking up the first bowling ball you see or the one that looks the coolest. Bowling is all about choosing the right size ball. Pick one that is the right weight and fits your fingers just right.

The average male uses a 14- to 16-pound ball, while the average female uses a 10- to 14-pound ball. It’s better to choose one that feels just a little too heavy versus one that is too light.

3. Practice Ahead of Time

Many people assume that good bowlers simply toss the ball down the lane with unlimited force and strength. However, successful bowlers find a happy medium. Using too much power is just as bad as using too little.

Watch some videos online to get a good idea of the form and motion you should be using. This way you can hit the lanes prepared.

At Elev8, Hours of Fun Is How We Roll!

There’s no better place to get your bowl on than Elev8. Here you’ll find 12 amazing full-size Qubica AMF bowling lanes, along with shoes, balls, bumpers and ramps to make your experience a fun and memorable one. Stop in today, or book an event to reserve lanes!