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Oil Patterns - House Patterns and PBA Patterns

Learn all you want to know about oil patterns, from why lanes need oil to how the oil affects the path of the ball. Articles on the various oil patterns used in most bowling alleys and on professional tours will give you an expert knowledge on the use of oil in bowling.

Breaking Down Oil
An explanation of what it means to break down the oil on a bowling lane.

House Oil Pattern
A description of the house oil pattern.

Bowling on the Fresh
In watching or discussing bowling, you may hear the phrase "Bowling on the fresh." What does it mean?

Bowling on the Burn
In watching or discussing bowling, you may hear the phrase "Bowling on the burn." What does it mean?

Animal-Themed Oil Patterns
The animal-themed oil patterns are primarily used for local sport leagues to give people an idea of how difficult PBA oil conditions really are. These articles will explain each pattern and offer strategies on how to play them.

Chameleon Oil Pattern
A description of the Chameleon oil pattern.

Shark Oil Pattern
A description of the Shark oil pattern.

Cheetah Oil Pattern
A description of the Cheetah oil pattern.

Viper Oil Pattern
A description of the Viper oil pattern.

Scorpion Oil Pattern
A description of the Scorpion oil pattern.

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