If you are a serious bowler, you probably have at least 2 or more bowling balls. You also know that Premium bowling balls can dent the wallet for more than $200.00 dollars. Even with this significant investment there are still bowlers who leave the lanes toss their bag in the trunk. There it sits until the next time they bowl, big mistake.
This is not only bad for the bowling balls; it also does not allow you the opportunity to properly maintain your equipment. In the cold winter months your fingers will be very cold until the ball warms up. Michigan also has some extremely cold conditions and bowling balls have been known to crack because of it.
In a the hot summer months tape in finger holes can melt. If this happens you have a real mess as it will be very sticky, and hard to clean out.
We advise a simple but smart routine. Keep your bowling equipment in the house or at least a heated garage. Each time, before you bowl we suggest cleaning the surface of your bowling ball with either rubbing alcohol or a commercially available ball cleaning liquid. If the ball has a dull surface, you may want to wash it in warm water using “dutch cleanser” and a “scotch brite pad” the abrasives in the cleanser will actually restore the dull finish and allow the ball to react to the lanes as it is supposed to. If the ball has a polished finish, I would use the product recommended by the ball manufacturer to refinish the ball or just use the polishing machine at Apollo Lanes to refinish or shine your ball. You will only need to do this when necessary because excessive use could be a bad thing. Over time excessive use of polishing services may allow wax to build up and adversely effect ball performance.
Properly maintaining your bowling balls, allows them to react to the lane conditions as they are intended and as you expect them too. You should bowl better and your equipment will last longer.