How to Bowl a Strike Using a Hook Ball


The purpose of throwing a bowling ball in a hooking, or curving motion, is to increase the entry angle into the pocket, in order to increase your strike percentage. The whole reason is, if you threw a straight ball, from the very corner of the lane, the most angle you could get into the pocket is about two degrees. But with a curve or a hook ball, you can stand a little farther to the left, throw the ball out, let it curve into the pocket, thereby increasing the entry angle into the pocket. The purpose of that is, once the ball hits the pocket, it wants to go back, and carry out the five and the eight pin. Where, if you throw a straight ball, it’ll hit the eight pin too early, and more than likely deflect off to the right. And that carry out the fight.