How Ten-Pin Bowling Balls Are Made

  • Published on Jun 16, 2009
  • A look at how the balls used in ten-pin bowling are made and what characteristics they have.
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Comments • 326

  • DASamX5453
    DASamX5453 11 hours ago +1

    Some people just like smelly balls LMBO :P

  • kao the numberblocks fan 2019

    *bowls the ball*. I DIDNT NEED TO PO-OP

  • Mark Garin
    Mark Garin Month ago

    Yeah...but the holes aren't drilled until someone buys it....that is tailored to each customer.

    SUPREME BARB Month ago

    big ass bowling balls 😭

  • Judy Chen
    Judy Chen 2 months ago +1

    2:12 only in storm

  • flight 666
    flight 666 3 months ago


  • Kenneth Wood
    Kenneth Wood 3 months ago

    In order for a ball to hook. A ball has to be custom drilled for the person who is using it. Not just anyone can make the same ball hook.

  • papiXchuko
    papiXchuko 3 months ago

    Roy Munson

  • Minecraft player
    Minecraft player 4 months ago

    i love bowling is neyon in 2019 or 2020 2024?

  • Hunter Bernard
    Hunter Bernard 4 months ago

    Props to the guy at 2:10 that was wearing a Green Bay Packers cap.

  • No Name
    No Name 5 months ago

    This video is so fuckin wrong, also there is no such thing as a ten pin ball it's a strike ball that's made of urethane and the spare ball which is made of plastic that makes it go straight. This is fuckin rediculess get your shit right

  • Doxie Lain
    Doxie Lain 6 months ago

    These labels are correct

  • The Fibler
    The Fibler 6 months ago

    My balls smell like dirty balls!

  • Blessedarethey Revelations

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    Keep God's ten commandments and love thy neighbor as yourself keep Sabbath day Saturday keep it holy nor do any works. Live Holy be holy. Read kjv Bible daily. Mark 12:30.

    • Ben Martin
      Ben Martin 5 months ago

      Blessedarethey Revelations what are you talking about.

  • SCP 682
    SCP 682 6 months ago

    I want my balls to have an individual smell

  • Kudden Bensin
    Kudden Bensin 6 months ago

    What a boring job

  • Paul d
    Paul d 6 months ago

    They make 10 pound balls.

  • Marc Conyard
    Marc Conyard 7 months ago

    40,000,000 bowl world-wide! So, why isn't 10 pin an Olympic sport?

    • No Name
      No Name 5 months ago

      What? 10 pin wtf are u talking about

  • Rick Gross
    Rick Gross 7 months ago

    come on we all know bowling balls grow on bowling ball trees!

  • SanativeRevolution
    SanativeRevolution 7 months ago +4

    This is the most correct, concise and thorough explanation of bowling ball construction to include specifications and industry standards.

    And if you correct me, you pass the idiot test.

  • Kyle Theune
    Kyle Theune 7 months ago +11

    They should just go over the proccess of making the ball, but cut out all the technical stuff because they are dead wrong

  • catothewiser
    catothewiser 8 months ago

    I've thrown many strikes in a row rolling a straight ball. Doing that curve is asinine. Introduces too many variables.

  • mrabrasive51
    mrabrasive51 8 months ago

    so,what do you do?..umm,I work in the bowling ball plant!..girl leaves!

  • River Valk
    River Valk 8 months ago +1

    That’s a lot of balls

  • lynchinjesus
    lynchinjesus 8 months ago

    Why do they keep making these things? Arent bowling balls virtually indestructible? How many more do you need in circulation?

    • Nick de los Reyes
      Nick de los Reyes 7 months ago

      1) They need to keep making money to exist as a company. If every new bowler only bought one ball, they'd either go broke without new customers or have to price them so high no one would buy them. Also compare it to golf- you can play an entire round of golf with just one club, but it's gonna be a long and frustrating day.
      2) No, they're actually quite technically advanced and have an expected lifespan.
      3) That depends on the bowler. A normal league/casual bowler might be okay with 1-3 bowling balls. A pro or tournament bowler might need 6 depending on how hard the oil they're bowling on is and how they play the changing lane conditions.

  • Nosfirm Gaming
    Nosfirm Gaming 9 months ago

    When mum say "Diner"

  • Neurotic Sos
    Neurotic Sos 9 months ago

    lmao I love the looks of all the workers. I thought I saw neuman for a sec there

  • Neurotic Sos
    Neurotic Sos 9 months ago

    lol his accent is very unamerican, but he says "made here in the USA"

  • James Cronin
    James Cronin 9 months ago

    Most of those workers looked pretty despondent, and the factory looked pretty shabby. I'd bet those workers aren't union workers.

    • James Cronin
      James Cronin 8 months ago

      John Small: Sure it's hi tech. Not to be confused with the National Buggywhip company, another hi tech enterprise.

    • John Small
      John Small 8 months ago

      James Cronin it’s an American hi tech factory?

  • Tri Vo
    Tri Vo 10 months ago

    Omg this video was made when I was born even tho I watch this when I was 4-5

  • StarCoinHero
    StarCoinHero 10 months ago

    1:18 I don’t know why but I want to eat those rocks

  • A.
    A. 10 months ago

    That factory is disgusting. Waste and filth everywhere. You can’t make a quality product surrounded by pigshit

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. 11 months ago +3

    This used to my fav video... nostalgia.

  • Trever M
    Trever M 11 months ago

    why do people need ten pin bowling balls? just straight your wrist and turn your normal ball the opposite way at the 10 pin very easy

    • Trent Cage
      Trent Cage 8 months ago

      You're a dick head trever

    • Recon 0326
      Recon 0326 9 months ago

      Lol. There are two types of bowling. Ten pin bowling and Cricket bowling. Two totally different balls

  • Phuah Yong
    Phuah Yong Year ago

    Me: *puts fingers in the hole* DAD ITS TO HEAVY
    Dad: ai ya let me try it *finger nails break*
    Dad: Ok

  • Vyom martin
    Vyom martin Year ago

    i just found this video and it is 2018 lol

  • Tina Schmidt
    Tina Schmidt Year ago

    Are 9 lb balls ever made with polyurythane or just plastic?

    • Recon 0326
      Recon 0326 9 months ago

      Only in plastic. All reactive coverstocks like urethane and resin are 12-16 pounds

  • hora do Cinema
    hora do Cinema Year ago

    it's crazy😃

  • Landxn
    Landxn Year ago +8


    • PR844
      PR844 4 months ago

      People order them online with there size and they drill the balls for them

    • Nick de los Reyes
      Nick de los Reyes 7 months ago

      @Recon 0326 Dude, none of the big manufacturers do that unless you're a sponsored athlete and even then you're getting them drilled on the truck. Casual bowlers? They don't have the time nor the inclination to waste hours on the phone answering fit questions, making adjustments, or drilling when they got bowling balls to make!

    • Recon 0326
      Recon 0326 9 months ago

      @CHDL You can still order a ball pre-drilled if you chose to. But you will have to sent the measurements to the supplier. To eliminate the possibility of error though; it's best to have it drilled live by a pro shop operator

  • Matthew Boeding
    Matthew Boeding Year ago

    My new bowling ball smells like cherry

  • Aaran Patel
    Aaran Patel Year ago

    He forgot something to be added. It was the semetrical and a semetrical things to help the ball either go straight or for it to curve the ball

    • Recon 0326
      Recon 0326 9 months ago

      No. The coverstock and your unique release determine the shot shape. And the core helps the coverstock

    • bachcottage
      bachcottage Year ago

      I thought he explained it at 1:00

  • Ruben HD
    Ruben HD Year ago +2

    the factory is ugly

  • Jeff Webber
    Jeff Webber Year ago +22

    This video is absolutely WRONG!!! It is against the U.S.B.C. Equipment Specifications for a bowling ball to have ANY METAL in it's construction - also at around 2:30 he talks about different sizes - ALL bowling balls must be 27 inches in circumference

    • Deakster the scoot rider
      Deakster the scoot rider 2 months ago

      It just depends on the ball

    • Recon 0326
      Recon 0326 9 months ago

      When it comes to sizes; I think he was talking about the core; not the ball as a whole. The core and weight blocks can be different sizes depending on what weight is desired by the bowler

    • Jeff Webber
      Jeff Webber Year ago

      BAMCIS13450703 but they have the WB (previously FIQ) which governs the equipment to the same specs

    • BAMCIS13450703
      BAMCIS13450703 Year ago +1

      Jeff Webber it’s Britain no usbc

  • Alma ganduno
    Alma ganduno Year ago


  • Citrus
    Citrus Year ago

    So if this is in the US then why is a english person from britian narrarating? I thought this was on BBC for a second there.

  • Jack Newton
    Jack Newton 2 years ago +4


  • frank rizzo
    frank rizzo 2 years ago

    those balls got stoned

  • dbltrplx
    dbltrplx 2 years ago +3

    Ten pin ball ?

  • Gage
    Gage 2 years ago

    They say a curved path has the best chance of getting a strike....but I've thrown four strikes in a row by throwing a straight shot and hitting slightly off center, either right...OR left of the ten pin. If I can get four strikes in a row that way I can get ten. Just sayin. Oh yeah, speed should be 16.5 mph. No more, no less.

    • Jeff Webber
      Jeff Webber Year ago

      Ok - then tell me how many of the top 50 bowlers of all time throw (or threw) the ball straight? One or two? I suppose the other 48-49 were just lucky smh

    • Gage
      Gage Year ago +1

      Oh I'm sure I could come up with something dumber. ;)

    • EJ O’Melia
      EJ O’Melia Year ago +3

      JetMechMA that's the dumbest thing I've heard in who knows how long

    • Gage
      Gage 2 years ago +1 true !

    • deeann pookie
      deeann pookie 2 years ago +4

      If you could hit ten strikes in a row you wouldn't be bragging about four.

  • Froot261
    Froot261 2 years ago

    What ball was being made?

    • Alex Daszek
      Alex Daszek 2 years ago

      Storm Hot Rod, the ball I found was red but I think there are Pearl/Non Pearl variations in the color, but the logo at 3:53 says Hot Rod.

  • Max Tonight
    Max Tonight 2 years ago +11

    America? Nah mate, that's California.

  • 김초민
    김초민 2 years ago

    very nice

  • Altawi
    Altawi 2 years ago +10

    Niko! let's go bowling!

  • TomatoCowAteYourTomato
    TomatoCowAteYourTomato 2 years ago +1

    I used to watch these when I was 4... why!

  • MegaMCEpicness
    MegaMCEpicness 3 years ago +27

    That strike they showed was really heavy in the pocket, pretty lucky

    • Maiahi
      Maiahi Month ago

      @Logan G Yes, the reason why I was looking in the comments to see if anyone saw it was that it was pretty lucky.

    • Logan G
      Logan G 4 months ago

      Yea that's why I was looking in the comments to see if anybody else saw that

    • Khoai Do
      Khoai Do 11 months ago

      MegaMCEpicness cccgfgggghgfhhghfggfggfgggfggvr

  • *KingKoenigsegg* プンなビ

    this is actually so awesome! as a bowler i love this.

  • Vehab Abdula
    Vehab Abdula 3 years ago


  • raulox71
    raulox71 3 years ago

    Almost like the inside of a planet.

  • ten pin bowler
    ten pin bowler 3 years ago

    watch my videos to c blind reverse bowling spare and strike and also the fastest bowling speed u ever seen :) enjoy

  • Matthew Romine
    Matthew Romine 3 years ago +22

    Umm, that whole thing about the core is completely wrong. That slab at the top is *NOT* what causes the ball to hook... If you look at other professional bowling balls, they don't even have that slab, that's pretty much unique to Storm. Its the shape of the core that causes the motion of the ball in combination with the ball's surface.

    • 권오현
      권오현 5 months ago

      Matthew Romine 2

    • Austen Brown
      Austen Brown 7 months ago

      @Dewalt 459 A child will always be a child

    • Dewalt 459
      Dewalt 459 7 months ago

      You keep saying shit an i wasn t even paying any attention to you anymore.
      Go talk bowling w somebody that gives a shit.

    • Dewalt 459
      Dewalt 459 7 months ago

      Still proving that you need to get a life

    • Fireball
      Fireball 7 months ago

      @Dewalt 459 i'm too lazy to read what you said but yeah whatever

  • Thomas yates
    Thomas yates 3 years ago +1

    NEVER buy one of these cheaply made balls.

    • PR844
      PR844 4 months ago

      Storm isn't cheap lol

    • Chef
      Chef 2 years ago

      Thomas yates is storm a cheap brand?

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    theo_ superman6 4 years ago

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  • Dara Development
    Dara Development 4 years ago

  • Mark Sturgill
    Mark Sturgill 4 years ago

    Those are storm hot rods

  • C-Rock The Guitarist
    C-Rock The Guitarist 4 years ago

    What bowling balls were made in that factory?

  • 蛋非
    蛋非 4 years ago


  • Hur byter Man namn
    Hur byter Man namn 4 years ago +11

    The balls arent drilled before they are sent out u fucking loon

  • DrejStinger1986
    DrejStinger1986 4 years ago

    The heck??? _Scented_ bowling balls?

  • eddyk
    eddyk 5 years ago +25

    This factory looks like a fucking dump.

  • Tyler Gray
    Tyler Gray 5 years ago

    Ebonite's Gamebreaker core

  • Justin Fisher
    Justin Fisher 5 years ago +2

    Now adays, for the last step you have to go to a pro shop and get the holes drilled. Storm or any other companies like Ebonite dont do predrilled anymore.

    • Recon 0326
      Recon 0326 9 months ago

      They still do; but it's too risky to have it done that way. Better to go to a pro shop

    • BAMCIS13450703
      BAMCIS13450703 Year ago +1

      Justin Fisher good predrilled is stupid



  • 21hydejm
    21hydejm 5 years ago +1

    I loved that Storm Hot Rod Hybrid they featured in that. I rolled my second 300 with that ball.

  • TraviiC
    TraviiC 5 years ago +28

    Lol, there are no pre-drilled balls.

    • bernard brown
      bernard brown 2 months ago


    • PR844
      PR844 4 months ago

      The pro shop doesn't buy the balls predrilled the customer directly buys them @Nick de los Reyes

    • Nick de los Reyes
      Nick de los Reyes 4 months ago

      @PR844 For who? Neither EBI or Storm sell balls direct to consumers. You have to buy them from a pro shop. Even then, why would a pro shop buy predrilled balls when the whole point is to drill them after they're sold?

    • PR844
      PR844 4 months ago +1

      You can order pre drilled bowling balls from the manufacturer @Nick de los Reyes

    • Nick de los Reyes
      Nick de los Reyes 7 months ago

      @Kyle Theune You're an idiot. Those don't come from the manufacturer. Higher-end balls like those in the video are shipped to pro shops undrilled. You buy them from an online pro shop like BowlerX, and you can tell them what you want done. If you know your span, pitch, and whatever else you like the people at the pro shop drill them.

  • Bo Uvero
    Bo Uvero 5 years ago

    This was awsome

  • Abbey Simons
    Abbey Simons 5 years ago

    All my balls have not been pre drilled, mine have been blank. P.S STORM!!!!!!!!!!

  • Abbey Simons
    Abbey Simons 5 years ago

    Hook the ball!

  • nareen tan
    nareen tan 5 years ago


  • Tjita1
    Tjita1 5 years ago

    Different sizes? And pre drilled holes? What?

    • Recon 0326
      Recon 0326 9 months ago

      Different sized CORES; not the bowling ball as a whole. That's how they make balls weigh more or less. Pre drilled is by request but you better have your measurements and layout handy

    • Referencez
      Referencez 5 years ago

      @Brett Ireland lol

    • GreatestLoserEver
      GreatestLoserEver 5 years ago

      You used to be able to preorder them from the company, and have them drilled to your specifications so they were ready out of the box.

    • Brett Ireland
      Brett Ireland 5 years ago

      I was confused too. Maybe they're making fancy house balls?

  • Saepul Rizal
    Saepul Rizal 5 years ago

    Things such as this make TVclip fun. It can take up most of my morning.
    HOWEVER the majority of regular people are little by little KILLING their family dogs… The crap they use into pet food creates varieties of cancer and makes dogs die early. I figured that out the challenging way when my doggie died aged 5.
    If you have a pet dog and you would like to conserve its life then lookup the Double Life Dog Diet (Use Google.) I’m very glad I did!

    • Maiahi
      Maiahi Month ago +1

      HOWEVER!!!! proceeds to talk about something wholly unrelated

  • Mario Rocks
    Mario Rocks 5 years ago

    This is interesting!! I'm a Special Olympics bowler for 10 years! I love to learn something new every day!

  • J Gr
    J Gr 5 years ago +1

    "some bowlers also want their balls to have individual smell"

  • Synister fowler
    Synister fowler 5 years ago


  • Gabe Penney
    Gabe Penney 5 years ago

    ooh mine was candlepin bowling.

  • Gabe Penney
    Gabe Penney 5 years ago

    man, why are american bowling balls so big? the ones that were at my bowling alley were WAY smaller.

  • XxL3GiTxSNaKExX
    XxL3GiTxSNaKExX 5 years ago

    3:38 Damn I hate my job

  • hickey8mypancakes
    hickey8mypancakes 5 years ago

    My balls smell like cheese

  • Jeff Moneypenny
    Jeff Moneypenny 5 years ago

    stop fighting

  • Ry Tr
    Ry Tr 5 years ago

    HALF A MILLION = 500,000
    You're missing a lot there.

  • Osel Somar
    Osel Somar 6 years ago +2

    I thought I have the shittiest job in the world, not anymore.

  • TheJamsh
    TheJamsh 6 years ago +6

    500 Million Bowling Balls a year.
    Am I missing something here... how many fucking bowling balls does Planet Earth need?1

    • Joseph L
      Joseph L Year ago

      Jix 33 *half a billion

    • Jix 33
      Jix 33 Year ago +1

      TheJamsh Half a million, or 500,000

  • Sophie Peacock
    Sophie Peacock 6 years ago

    It depends on the bowler. My friend bowls with two curve balls and one straight. While i use only straight. Its all to do with prefrence... Not with skill level. Even though i soon will get a curve ball, pmy prefrence is straght

  • Dem Shadowwolf
    Dem Shadowwolf 6 years ago +2

    most everyone who bowls is aware of the feature the reason most people dont have reactive balls as they are called is they arent very cheap ranging from $90-$200 dollars or more

    • v0rtex
      v0rtex Year ago

      Used balls aren't that expensive and in my experience, you can get a houseball to hook still on a light pattern, but compared to a ball like a Sure Lock or Jackal Rising it's night and day.

  • Dem Shadowwolf
    Dem Shadowwolf 6 years ago

    how is having a ball curve cheating? that's like having a ball that is regulation size but 18 pounds instead of 14 is cheating. i use 3 balls that all curve differently and nobody has ever just walked into the bowling alley and said "why you are using a ball that can curve that is cheating you bastard"

  • Tianzong天纵
    Tianzong天纵 6 years ago

    those workers don't look happy

  • Bennett Miles
    Bennett Miles 6 years ago

    This was really informative, actually.

  • Bennett Miles
    Bennett Miles 6 years ago

    "metal" aka proprietary information withheld.

  • Bennett Miles
    Bennett Miles 6 years ago

    The skull is the denser core, while a clear polyurethane is used to make the body of the ball. Same concepts, different result.

  • hallmonitor98
    hallmonitor98 6 years ago

    so how do they make the clear ones with the skull inside

  • Brian Skala
    Brian Skala 6 years ago

    " a sphere of metal". Yes, because metal is totally allowed inside bowling balls.