Bowling Terms for C

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Bowling Terms with the letter C.

channel
The depressed area on the left and right side of the lane. When the ball falls into this area it proceeds the rest of the way down the lane and a zero is marked on the score card.


cheesecakes

Bowling lanes that strikes are easily obtained on.

cherry
knocking out the front pin of a spare leave but leaving behind the remaining pins that were either behind or to either side.

chop
Interchangeable with cherry.

clothesline
1-2-4-7 or 1-3-6-10 spare leave.

count
The number of pins that are knocked down on the first ball of each frame.

coverstock
This is the outer most layer of a bowling ball and the part we can actually touch on a bowling ball. Currently, there are 4 different types of coverstocks. They are plastic, urethane, reactive resin, and particle. Urethane bowling balls are considered obsolete as reactive resin and particle bowling balls now dominate the market. Plastic bowling balls are still popular today as a backup ball for making spare shots since they don’t curve much at all. But as technology improves we should see better and more effective types enter the market. Coverstocks are very important because it is what contacts the bowling lanes surface and determines how it will react with the lane conditions such as the oil pattern.

cranker
A type of bowling style where the bowler applies a lot of power to the armswing.

cross
Getting a strike on the opposite side of the bowling arm. Interchangeable with brooklyn strike.

curve
A releasing the bowling ball in such a way that the bowl travels in a huge arc.

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