How to Bowl On A House Oil Pattern

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Randy Pedersen of Storm Bowling Products discusses how to bowl on a house oil pattern.

    Randy Pedersen: Hi, everybody. I am Randy Pederson for Storm bowling products. Today we are going to talk about a house oil pattern or a house shot.

    What is a house shot? Well, typically, a house shot or a house oil pattern is an oil pattern that is extremely dry to the outside part of the lane and a heavy concentration of oil in the middle part of the lane.

    So what's the best way to attack this oil pattern, you ask? Well, I am going to tell you. A lot of it is determined by what type of bowler you are. If you are a straighter player, you would want to play this oil pattern a little bit more towards the outside part of the lane and use the friction or the dry boards to get your ball to curve into the pocket.

    If you throw more of a hook or a stronger ball or that big curve, you want to play more towards the middle part of the lane and use that heavy concentration of oil to get your bowling ball to store energy longer. Get that bowl to curve out to the drive part of the lane and back into the pocket to throw maximum strikes.

    If you are someone in-between the two, say a tweener, somebody that likes to go a little bit more down and in. Well, then you just get right in-between the two.

    So what kind of equipment should you use on a household pattern? Well, again this is predicated on the type of style you have. A straighter player is going to use much more aggressive equipment to get the bowling ball to grip the lane surface and hook into the pocket. A player that throws the big curve, well, they are going to use something less aggressive. Remember they want to store energy longer so the ball can come off the end of the pattern and drive through the pins.

    There you have it, folks. Use these great tips the next time you compete on your local house oil pattern.