Why do bowling balls have 3 holes, not 5?

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  • Mandy
    Lv 6
    5 months ago
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    Because you hold them with three fingers.

  • It would be incredibly difficult to 'spin' the bowling ball if all 5 fingers were inserted into the ball. With just 3 fingers inserted, you are left with your index and middle finger to control your spin. This gives you a lot of control to weigh the correct amount of spin and curve control. This simple 3 finger set up gives you the contol of spin and curve which makes it possible to hit any pin .

  • Dave
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    That prevents people from trying to throw it overhand.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Because even at 3 holes, it is hard to dislodge them.  Five fingered balls would be impossible to release.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The Original Bowling balls had only two holes. They added the third hole later on.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    It would be much more difficult to release and control the ball with 4 fingers and your thumb.

  • 5 months ago

    Because of Eve 

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