The Classics - Winners of "The Streatham Sixes"
Left to Right: Steve Gomersall, Loke Coleman, Kevin Lamb, Del Delaney, Craig Cronshaw and Roy Higginbottom
Entry level balls are made from hard polyester which assists the bowler to bowl straight and improve accuracy and they are also the ideal choice to pick up spares.
I source reactive balls for all lane conditions, with a variety of finishes suitable for all bowling styles.
Dry relates to the overall lane condition which has broken down through usage and has lost much of its original oil. This depletion requires the bowler to select a ball that will not 'read' the lane till it progresses further, thus conserving energy and strike power.
Mid typically describes the league patterns found in most centres, not too wet, not too dry with a receptive back end to allow the ball to skid then grip and turn in strongly towards the strike (1/3 pin) pocket.
Wet lane conditions usually refer to tournament patterns when liberal amounts of oil are applied to the first 20 feet of the lane, creating much earlier skid.
The finish on the ball determines when friction starts to impact on the path of the ball towards the pins. The more the surface is polished, the further the ball will skid then roll down the lane and turn sharper into the pins giving the desired 'hook' shape.