Bowling Fundamentals NEW: Maintaining Your Equipment Equipment maintenance is vital to consistent performance and durability. THE VAULT: Bowling Fundamentals Intro to TournamentsIt's getting late in the season and your skills are improving. Maybe it's time to start thinking about taking the next step. Mental GamePhysical skills are important, but the best have a strong mental game as well. Understanding Oil PatternsYou might not be able to see it, but you need to know about it. Making In-Game AdjustmentsWhen you stop striking, you need to know what to do next. Throw A Great HookLet's face it. Hooking the ball is just more fun. Equipment 101Having the skills is only one part of the equation. Shot RepeatabilityBowling a 220 and then a 120 isn't fun at all. Striking 101It's the ultimate goal each frame. Here's how you achieve it. The ApproachYou can't get a strike without walking to the foul line. House Ball or Your Own BallAll bowling balls are NOT made equal. Keeping ScoreMost bowling centers have automatic scoring, but it's still important for you to know how to do it on your own.