If you are facing the problem of pain in back, arm, wrist, shoulder or any other part of the body after bowling, then this is the time you should look at your bowling bowl to get the cure.
Most of the beginners don't know that ten pin bowling balls are available by weight in a minimum of 1 pound increment from 6 pounds up to maximum 16 pounds. Young bowlers or new learners usually start with light weight ball, and then increase its weight on the bases of their skills. As their level grows, the ball becomes heavier. Many players often stick to a particular ball weight, which they feel is their maximum, and stay there for years.
Many experienced bowlers use a 16 pound ball, as they feel it is the correct weight for them. Sometimes, male ego also resist players from changing to a lower weight ball.
A myth has been present in the game since years that changing to lighter ball will not be affective and lower the rate of carrying pins, or light balls will not bowl many strikes. This may be true in case of some lighter weight balls, but that weight is much lighter than bowlers think. In actual terms, the properly delivered 12 pound ball is equally effective as a 16 pound ball.
Many bowlers, unaware of the intense exertion of heavy bowling ball put it on their joints, while some are afraid to change to a low weight ball. But, they don't know that less pain will help them bowl in a better way. So using a light weight ball is always good.
Bowlers should also consider the cost of changing the ball. If you have 6 or 7 bowling balls, and the favorite amongst them are of 16 pounds. If you thought of buying only one lighter ball, but thought that it would not help as the balls change according to lane conditions. You will buy 15 pound balls and give away all the 16 pounders. Do you know what will be the outcome of this experiment? Your average will remain save, or may be a bit higher. You will have no problem with corner pins, and no shoulder pain that will keep you get going after 6 or even more tournaments.