How to Bowl On A Reversed Oil Pattern

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

    Randy Pedersen: Hi, everybody, Randy Pedersen for Storm bowling products. Today we are going to talk about a reverse oil pattern or what I call a reverse block.

    What is a reverse block? On a typical house shot the outside part of the lane is extremely dry and the middle part of the lane has a heavy concentration of oil, but on a reverse block it's exactly the opposite. The middle part of the lane hooks, the outside part of the lane is slick, and this leads to real low scores.

    You can attack this extremely difficult oil pattern from one of two ways. The extreme outside part of the lane or the extreme inside part of the lane. If you go from the outside part of the lane, you have to be very accurate. You want to keep the ball online and straighter is greater.

    From the middle part of the lane, the deep inside part of the lane it's the same kind of thing. Make sure you're extremely accurate; make sure you're hitting your target. There is not a lot of room for error on this oil pattern.

    What's the best equipment to use on this demanding oil pattern? Well, if you play the extreme outside part of the lane, that's where the heaviest concentration of oil is. So you are going to have to use a much more aggressive bowling ball. If you choose to play the extreme inside part of the lane, remember no oil, reverse block. So you are going to have to use something that's less aggressive.

    Now whether you decide to play the extreme outside part of the lane or the deep inside part of the lane remember accuracy is at a premium when bowling on a reverse oil pattern.

    Use these great tips I guarantee they will help you the next time you face the dreaded reverse block.