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In bowling, what does it mean to loft bowling balls?

Asked by talljasperman (21858points) July 2nd, 2015

Can you throw the ball to the second triangle lines on the lane?

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Apparently_Im_The_Grumpy_One's avatar

Lofting is when you throw the ball instead of rolling it.

talljasperman's avatar

I don’t understand. Can I throw it to the second lines? I trip when I let go at the first line.

jaytkay's avatar

Good video, @Apparently_Im_The_Grumpy_One, thanks!

I didn’t know loft was intentional. The word made me think of accidentally releasing the ball two feet off the ground and it slams down and meanders to the gutter.

kritiper's avatar

It means to release the ball in such a way that the ball doesn’t make contact with the lane at the moment of release, but may strike down some distance from release. I’ve seem some bowlers who loft the ball so bad that it contacts the lane ½ the way to the pins. Not too good for the lane surface!!

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