Bowling is a very popular sport and goes way back into history. A German historian named William Pehle said that bowling began in his country about 300 AD. The English, Dutch and German settlers imported their own variations of bowling to America. In 1841 it was illegal to have any bowling lanes because bowling was the object of much gambling. But many captains of industry installed bowling lanes in their mansions. By the late 1800s it was prevalent in many states and slowly came to every state. But details like ball weight and pin dimension varied by region. On September 9, 1895, at Beethoven Hall in New York City, the American Bowling Congress was born.
Bowling balls are designed to perform best on different types of surfaces and to compliment the style and strength of each individual bowler. Manufactures use three different kinds of plastic as coverstock material. They are Polyester, urethane and, reactive urethane. To make the core of the ball a mold is formed to the core shape developed. Then the appropriate material is poured into the core mold and allowed to harden and last the solid core is removed from its mold. The finished core is placed inside a spherical mold called the coverstock mold. The core is attached to a pin that projects inward from the shell of the mold. After you are done with that you fill all the gaps. To finish the bowling ball you shape it to the proper size specification by turning it on a lathe and shaving off enough coverstock to achieve the right shape of a bowling ball.
There are different health benefits of bowling so keep reading if you want to know some. The first one is Muscle toning and strengthening, this is because Bowling helps promote muscle exercise of the lower body, as you are doing a lot of walking with the extra weight of a bowling ball in your hands. Another one is Weight loss, because it helps you slim down by speeding up your metabolism. Although the game is restricted to a small area, your constant movement while playing helps burn excess fat. It also helps Reduce risk of disease, a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease. Bowling also lowers your risk of stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, increases bone density, improves circulation, lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and helps your body utilize oxygen better!
Story by Sydney Dickson