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The PBA Skill Bowling Balls - It's All About You!
The PBA Skill bowling balls were launched in 2013 with goal of leveling the playing field by standardizing the equipment and creating a competitive environment in which strong fundamentals and shot execution are the primary keys to success. Feedback, both opinions and imperical data, has been strong:
  • 98% of those who have competed in the Skill Environment believe it makes them a better bowler.
  • Teen Masters bowlers earn Junior Gold scholarships at a rate 250% greater than other bowlers.
  • Teen Masters bowlers have won 50% of the Junior Gold titles the past two years.
Announcing the PBA Skill 3.02
Using data collected since the launch of the Skill initiative four years ago, the Teen Masters is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the PBA Skill 3.02 bowling ball. The 3.02 features measurements for hardness, differential, and RG comparable to the original Skill balls, and will be made of pearlized urethane to give it the durability of the Skill 3.0 and length closer to that of the Skill 2.0.

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"Moving forward, the introduction of the Skill 3.02 maintains our goals of placing ultimate responsibility for ball motion with the competitor and significantly reducing ball flare and oil absorption. The small adjustment in the coverstock will allow us to move to a single ball, further simplifying participation and lowering the cost of equipment," said Teen Masters founder Gary Beck.

You can pre-order the PBA Skill 3.02 now!
Reserve your place in line to be among the first to receive the PBA Skill 3.02 by purchasing yours now. Orders will be fulfilled in the sequence placed when the balls begin shipping in mid-to-late February.

Bowlers may use a combination of any two PBA Skill 2.0, 3.0, and 3.02 balls
at the 2017 Teen Masters Championships.

Original PBA Skill Balls Still Available
For those who prefer the original PBA Skill 2.0 (polyester) and PBA Skill 3.0 (urethane) or simply want the Skill balls right now, a limited number are available for immediate shipment and can be ordered in the Pro Shop. The original balls may be used in all Teen Masters qualifying events and in the 2017 Championships in Richmond, Virginia.

When drilling a PBA Skill ball for Teen Masters competition, please remember
the maximum diameter allowed for any balance hole is 0.75".

On the 2.0 it is STRONGLY recommended that all holes be beveled and super glue be used sparingly!

PBA Skill balls may be plugged and redrilled.

Interchangable thumb inserts may be used.

Layout & Drilling Recommendations Video - Click “here to see the a video from the Kegel Training Center on layout and drilling recommendations for the PBA Skill balls.