Have you ever wondered how bowlers calculate their rev rate (spin) and why it’s important?
Rev rate, short for revolution rate, determines the number of revolutions a bowler imparts on the ball. It’s a crucial factor in a bowler’s game as it directly impacts the ball’s motion and ultimately the pin carry and overall bowling performance.
How to Calculate Rev Rate
Calculating your rev rate involves a few key steps and some simple math. There are various methods to determine your rev rate, but here are some helpful techniques:
Using A Camera And Tape
One common method to find your rev rate is by utilizing a camera and tape. Here’s a general process for this method:
- Record a video of your release, ensuring the ball is in full view throughout the entire release and down-lane journey.
- Count the number of frames it takes for the ball to make one complete rotation.
- Divide the camera’s frame rate by the number of frames per revolution, which gives you the rev rate.
Revolution Counting Tools
Alternatively, there are tools and devices available that can help you accurately count the revolutions of your bowling ball. Some of these tools can provide instant and precise rev rate measurements, making the process even easier.