[12:00 Leverage] [Axis Leverage] [ Label Leverage] [Rev Leverage] [Low Rg - Arc] [Low Rg - Strong] [Med Rg - Arc] [Med Rg - Strong] [High Rg - Arc]
[High Rg - Strong]
[Full Roller]

 

Skid

Medium

Early Roll

Rotation

Low
230 RPM
14 revolutions
(1)

Average
230-270 RPM
14-16 revolutions
(3)

High (Cranker)
270+ RPM
17+ revolutions
(5)

Speed

Fast
19+ MPH
(1)

Average
17-18 MPH
(2)

Slow
Less than 17 MPH
(3)

Axis of Rotation

60-90°
(1)

30-60°
(2)

0-30°
(4)

Axis Tilt

Spinner
(1)

Low 3/4 Roller
(2)

High-track, full-roller, and track close to fingers and thumb
(3)

Total

4-7 (Skid style)
Style causes ball to go long

8-11 (Average style)
Style causes a medium break point

12-15 (Early roll style)
Style causes ball to start rolling early

Length:

This is a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being the earliest and 10 being the longest

Back-end:

This is a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being the least and 10 being the most.

Overall Hook:

This scale is from 1 to 20 with 1 being the least and 20 being the most.

Hook Style:

This is a description of the ball transition from skid to roll to hook. Arcing balls are more favorable on wet/dry patterns and flip reactions are preferable playing inside angles (left).

* All layouts are relative to the ball's specifications and are meant only as generalities. *

12:00 Leverage

Length:

3

Back-end:

10

Overall Hook:

10

Hook Style:

Maximum hook with a sharp breakpoint

Lane Condition:

Medium to heavy oil blend, used to open up the lane.

Axis Leverage

Length:

2

Back-end:

8.5

Overall Hook:

8.5

Hook Style:

Medium Controlling Back-end

Lane Condition:

Medium to heavy oil with fresher back-ends or back-ends where finding your breakpoint is difficult.

Label Leverage

Length:

5

Back-end:

7

Overall Hook:

8

Hook Style:

Medium Arcing Back-end

Lane Condition:

Medium to heavy oil with a hooking track, with fresher backends. Great for slower ball speeds and minimal axis rotation.

Rev Leverage

Length:

1

Back-end:

9

Overall Hook:

9.5

Hook Style:

Large hook with a controlled back-end

Lane Condition:

Medium to heavy oil with carrydown. Good for players with lower tracks, high axis rotation, and/or faster ball speed.

Low Rg - Arc

Length:

4

Back-end:

4

Overall Hook:

5

Hook Style:

Little to medium early hook and arcing backend

Lane Condition:

Light Oil and Wet/Dry conditions

Low Rg - Strong

Length:

3

Back-end:

6

Overall Hook:

7

Hook Style:

Little to medium early hook and strong arcing backend

Lane Condition:

Light to medium oil, wet/dry conditions, lower track players, faster ball speed, medium to higher axis rotation players.

Medium Rg - Arc

Length:

8

Back-end:

5

Overall Hook:

6.5

Hook Style:

Little to medium arcing hook

Lane Condition:

Light to medium oil with a dry track and wet/dry conditions. Great for players with slower ball speed, low axis rotation, or higher revs.

Medium Rg - Strong

Length:

6

Back-end:

9.5

Overall Hook:

9

Hook Style:

Large hook with strong sweeping back-end.

Lane Condition:

Medium oil with carrydown. The ball will play well inside of the oil line. Great for medium to higher axis rotation and above average ball speed.

High Rg - Arc

Length:

10

Back-end:

6

Overall Hook:

6

Hook Style:

A late arcing little to medium hook

Lane Condition:

Light oil with dry ball track. Great for players with slower ball speed, lower axis rotation, or higher revs.

High Rg - Strong

Length:

9

Back-end:

8

Overall Hook:

7.5

Hook Style:

A late sweeping little to medium hook

Lane Condition:

Lighter oil with carrydown. Great for players with slower ball speed, medium axis rotation, and/or higher revs.

Full Roller

Hook Style:

ONLY FOR FULL ROLLERS. DO NOT ATTEMPT IF TRACK IS OUTSIDE THE HOLES.

12 o'clock Leverage
Axis Leverage
Label Leverage
Rev Leverage
Low Rg - Arc
Low Rg - Strong
Medium Rg - Arc
Medium Rg - Strong
High Rg - Arc
High Rg - Strong
Full Roller