Each bowling-ball cover stock is meant for a specific purpose. Understanding each cover stock is vital to creating your ideal arsenal
and establishing a consistent game.
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Plastic cover stocks repel the oil on the lanes and are ideal for throwing straight, non-hooking shots. Many bowlers use plastic bowling balls to pick up spares.
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Urethane bowling balls generate more friction with the lane than plastic and take a gradual path to the pocket.
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Reactive-resin bowling balls soak up the oil, creating more hook potential than other cover stocks, thus entering the pocket at stronger angles with more strike potential.