Now that you have your bowling balls all custom fit to your grip size and finger holes that fit your hand, you want to take the best possible care of your investment. One common mistake that many people make is leaving their bowling balls and bags in the garage or the trunk of the car. This is OK for one night or two, but you want to avoid doing it for extended periods of time. Your pricey custom ball could melt or crack when exposed to extreme conditions, and that’s the last thing you would want to happen. Additionally, a ball left in a hot place can expand and warp. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t want to leave your ball anywhere you wouldn’t want to sleep. Another idea is to rent a locker in the bowling alley and hold on to the key. This way, the temperature stays steady.
A clean ball is a happy ball. Well more likely, it’s the owner who’ll be happy with the steady progress he’ll make when his ball stays clean. The ball will pick up a great deal of oil on the lanes and you want to clean it off with rubbing alcohol. Note: do not soak it in alcohol as this will wear away your paint. Just rub it with a rag that has the alcohol on it.