28 Comments on “How To Increase Scores On Short Oil Patterns”

    1. A technique that may work with practice is to attempt to attack it by flattening out your bottom hand to throw it straight, act like a one hander throwing it from corner to corner at single pins, if that doesn’t work, try hooking at them, there isn’t any reason why you should be ashamed that you throw a hook ball at your corners. But the best way I see is by using plastic and flattening your hand, it’s the best way to go straight.

  1. Uh ima need a drink for that 5 pin miss, lol. I had my finger up, lol. ☝🏾

  2. Excellent content guys. One thing I would have changed would be for you to throw the urethane ball a few times before you use it as an example. Urethane balls need 3-4 shots (at least) to get some oil on them before they provide a consistent reaction. Urethane needs to calm down, and until that happens you cannot use it to make adjustments. Otherwise you will be making adjustments based on inaccurate ball reaction.

  3. Question: why don’t you use a reactive ball with a short pin layout? If you use urethane in a short pattern, what grit do you use on your Pitch Black. SUBSCRIBED.

    1. I use short pin on a couple asym balls. Mo Pinel used to say they acted like a urethane ball without destroying the lane.

  4. Wonder how a burner solid would look on this pattern.

    Edit: and as soon as I comment you start talking about that hustle πŸ˜‚

  5. @Brad and Kyle I am a bit new to throwing urethane. Would you recommend surface changes in practice to help in cases like the one you ran into in this video?

  6. Good video. I bowled on a bone-dry lane last weekend, struggled with over-hooking the ball, had my best games just throwing a spare ball πŸ˜‚ would this be a viable strategy for short oil patterns?

    1. I’ve done this at a couple tournaments that were short oil because everything just hooked at my feet and I don’t have a good loft game

    2. Theres been PBA tournaments where they resort to plastic theres a compilation on youtube of that

    3. Not usually, because dry house lanes etc. are dry from the foul line to the break point. This pattern is short yes, but it has a lot of oil from the line flat across the lane so you can stand right and get it down to the breakpoint. So it all depends reading front to back when the ball hooks / rolls out. cause it it moves way early, then you’re only option is way left and extreme angles and or loft. or both.

  7. Kyle: Wins Cheetah Championship
    Also Kyle: Doesn’t bowl on Cheetah when explaining how to bowl on short patterns

    1. depending on what day they filmed this injury could be why. Kyle withdrew from PBA league for that reason. Hope whatever the issue is he gets 100% fast because he and the bald eagle have some tournaments soon to rock! love the content

  8. Bowled a sweeper on cheetah a few weeks ago. Shot 465 and needed 211 last game just to get that much. So tough especially when all I had at the time was a Zen and a Helios. I now understand why you guys throw mainly straight at all spares too. These short flat patterns are freaking tough.

  9. Damn, I could have used this video to start my scratch summer league. We started with a 32 foot pattern and we move up every 4 weeks. Right now we are on scorpion and I’m doing a lot better!

  10. I’m a 2 fingered bowler. No thumb. Can’t do it, lol. So naturally I have a ton of rev when I throw. Had a shorter or drier pattern last weekend. Took a shot in the dark and just used my middle finger to reduce rev. Carried pretty darn nice. The little adjustments make a big difference sometimes.

  11. I haven’t played on a sport shot before, can someone who has experience with short patterns tell me why pro players use urethane on short patterns instead of a weaker reactive resin ball like a storm twist?

    1. The weaker reactive aren’t going to roll out or hook stop which is what you need. Urethane will burn all its energy in the front part of the lane so on the backend the ball will not hook making the short patterns easier to play. Using the weak reactive save it’s energy till the backend meaning that the ball will look good on the front part of the lane but as soon as it sees the friction it’s going to take a hard left, sometimes even hooking more than a strong bowling ball. Strong asyms are thrown on short patterns because like urethane they burn all of their energy during the front part of the lane giving you a hook stop motion which will be the most controllable

  12. Can you do a video talking about forward and reverse oil pattern. For example. 41ft forward 38ft reverse

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