Center of Gravity

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CG Punch on a bowling ball

Definition

Definition 1: The point marked on the cover of the ball, indicating where the most top weight is, to be used in the drilling process

Definition 2: The actual center of gravity close to the center of the ball

In myths, it has been claimed to affect ball reaction enough to be important to consider when laying out a ball

Does CG Matter?

It's been an ongoing debate on internet message boards such as BallReviews.com to determine whether CG matters or not. Both sides, "CG Matters" and "CGNOMADDAH" have each come up with an argument each stating CG's effect on ball reaction. Below is a recap of each side's point(s).

"CG Matters" View


"CGNOMADDAH" View


  • 1 Ounce of static weight accounts for 1/256th of the entire weight of a 16 pound bowling ball.
  • Shifting CG does NOT modify the orientation of the core.
  • Shifting CG does NOT modify track flare OR move the bowtie.


Consensus