PBA vs. PWBA: Why Does Rev Rate Matter?

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15 Comments on “PBA vs. PWBA: Why Does Rev Rate Matter?”

  1. Such an awesome and informative video. Proof that I would be a much worse bowler if I bowled one handed.

  2. Very interesting and informative ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

    1. just watch Jesvper Svensson in slow motion and you can see why he has 580 rev rate. its because how underneath the ball he is. If you watch belmo, he isnt as underneath but still generates 540. Simonson on the other hand is not as under the ball as them and only generates 500. So thats what generates the rev rate with the correct technique of course

  3. I knew rev rates in the PBA have gotten pretty insane lately, but I never would’ve guessed the average is 475. That’s just mind blowing.

  4. I suspect a large part of why there was such a jump in rev rate was the growth in popularity of 2 handers. Id love to see the numbers on 1 handed rev rates only.

    1. if i were to guess, it would prolly be around 420 cause of guys like EJ, Tommy, and AJ all have very high rev rates for one handed bowlers. Whereas everyone else is around 350-400.

    2. Exactly. The two handers are definitely pushing the “average” up. The one handed rev rate averages are still going to be similar.

  5. Interesting in that the rev rate to speed ratio was ignored especially when all ball motion studies have shown speed to be the biggest bowler variable in carry. Notice how all the high rev players are also have the highest ball speed and thatโ€™s not a coincidence.

  6. The playing environment favors the higher rev bowlers unfortunately. Noticing this on a lot of house shots as well. If you can’t get the ball to cut through the oil and make a sharp move at the end, you’re struggling to average 210. If you look back to ~2008 on the PBA they were using a shorter patterns and guys like Walter Ray and Mike Scroggins were making a lot of shows.

  7. I think you might be missing another part, speed. Revs are great but if you can’t have the correct speed for what your rev rate is you run into a lot of problems. I average 470 rpm but only 13.5 mph as a youth bowler, only 11. The coaches I work with tell me I am rev dominate and because of this I have to use low hooking balls.

  8. One thing that also favors higher rev players is they’re just able to get further left and still carry. Being 3, 4, or even 5 moves ahead of the competition is huge when everyone else has to jump over your burn in game 3-5 of a block

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