Let's Face It: Today's Game Can Be Pretty Complicated!
And it really used to be so much simpler.
For much of bowling's history, the only thing required to effectively layout
bowling balls was an understanding of static weights. Since the 1990s,
however, due to advances in modern cores and coverstocks, a lot has
Things used to be much simpler. Do you ever feel like the guy on the right?
Quite simply, the knowledge and skills of yesteryear are no longer sufficient for today's top competitors.
If you're ready to take the next step, then keep reading to
learn how Blueprint can revolutionize your knowledge of the modern game and give
you the advantage you've been searching for.
What is Powerhouse Blueprint?
Powerhouse Blueprint is a bowling ball simulation software tool.
Fundamentally, it allows you to do two main things:
- Virtual bowling ball drilling: Simulate different layouts in
70+ real-world bowling balls to see how layouts, grip parameters, and balance
holes affect the RGs and differentials.
- On-lane bowling ball motion simulation: Virtually throw shots on different lane
surfaces and oil patterns to see how things like layouts, coverstock surface
finish, and bowler delivery parameters affect ball motion.
in picture form, Blueprint allows you to try lots of
different bowling balls and layouts...
...and then see how each drilled ball reacts on-lane on any of nearly 50 real-world oil
You can even look at the ball's simulated track flare, allowing you to verify that you didn't accidentally choose a layout that tracks over the gripping holes and/or balance hole:
Blueprint was introduced to the bowling world at the 2011 International Bowl
Expo trade show in Dallas, Texas. Blueprint is a one-of-a-kind program
with no equals, painstakingly developed over many years by a diverse team of
bowling, engineering, and software development experts.
What Can Blueprint Do For You?
The short answer is this: Blueprint can make you better at what you do.
Whether you're a ball driller, a bowling coach, or a competitive tournament
bowler, Blueprint gives you the tools and
knowledge needed to elevate your skills, make better decisions, and help you beat your
Blueprint helps you "untangle the knot" of the modern sport of bowling.
Blueprint is packed with powerful tools to help you elevate your skills to new
levels. Keep reading to see more details about some of Powerhouse Blueprint's
Powerful and Precise Virtual Layout and Bowling Ball Drilling
Powerhouse Blueprint truly does let you see it before you drill it.
Using a very powerful CAD-based computation engine, Blueprint lets you see right
on your computer screen how different layouts affect different bowling balls.
This allows for ball drilling with a level of precision never before possible:
- See how different bowling balls react to different layouts.
- Experiment with balance holes to fine-tune ball motion. Determine the best
location and best size for each specific purpose.
- View the ball's predicted mass properties AFTER drilling, which is really what
matters when it comes to on-lane motion.
- See how the low and high RG axes shift during drilling.
- Make sure your layouts are flare-safe...no more bouncing over the holes!
- Improve the layouts you use on bowlers with unconventional PAPs...with
Blueprint, there's no need to stick to overly-conservative rules of thumb.
- Push the limits of layouts in ways that are only limited by your imagination.
Want to use a 120 degree mass bias angle? Want to use a 6 1/2 inch
pin-to-PAP distance? Want to use a 5 degree VAL angle? Want to put a
balance hole 6 inches below the thumb hole? With Blueprint, you can do all
of this and then verify that the drilling is flare-safe!
- Visualize the ball's RG contour plot to better understand how the ball's axis of
rotation will migrate when thrown.
On-Lane Bowling Ball Motion Simulation
Powerhouse Blueprint utilizes a proprietary rigid-body dynamics algorithm to
simulate the on-lane motion of drilled bowling balls. This gives you the
power of an advanced bowling research facility right on your computer screen:
- See how different layouts affect the ball's on-lane reaction. Want a
balance hole that maximizes the ball's hook? Use Blueprint to figure out
exactly where to put it and how big to make it!
- Want to try an unconventional layout or balance hole? Blueprint shows you
how the ball will react...and whether or not it will flare over any of the
- Get to know the coverstock characteristics of all the balls in all four Ebonite
International bowling ball lines. Curious how the Columbia 300 Wicked
Encounter compares to the Track 503T? Blueprint will show you how
different balls compare!
- See the impact of coverstock surface changes on ball reaction. Wonder what
might happen if you take your ball from 4000 grit to 500 grit? With
Blueprint, you can find out with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.
- Simulate different bowler delivery parameters. How much will 20 degrees of
extra axis rotation angle impact your shot? What will an extra 50 RPM do
for your game? How does ball speed affect the ball path?
- See how different oil patterns and lane surfaces affect the ball's transitions.
With nearly 50 oil patterns and three types of lane surfaces, Blueprint can help you
understand how to succeed in a wider variety of environments.
A Large and Diverse Library of Real-World Bowling Balls
Powerhouse Blueprint comes pre-loaded with 70+ bowling balls from the brands of
Ebonite International. What this means is that you can layout and drill
all of the newly-released bowling balls from Columbia 300, Ebonite, Hammer, and
Track with better accuracy and precision than ever before.
A winning combination:
Powerhouse Blueprint and the best brands in bowling!
bowling ball library contains 14 pound, 15 pound, and 16 pound versions of
nearly all Ebonite International bowling balls released since 2011. This diverse
collection includes balls with an extremely wide variety of core shapes, RGs,
total differentials, intermediate differentials, and coverstock types.
Dozens of the World's Most Popular Oil Patterns
Thanks to agreements with the bowling industry's biggest sanctioning bodies and
lane maintenance solution providers, Powerhouse Blueprint comes with a large
library of the world's most popular and widely-used oil patterns. Use
Blueprint to prepare for upcoming tournaments and leagues to give yourself an
edge over your competition before you even set foot into the bowling center:
- Kegel Bowling Solutions: All the popular patterns from the Recreation
series, Challenge series, and Sport series.
- Professional Bowlers Association: All of the PBA's animal-series patterns,
including Cheetah, Chameleon, Scorpion, Shark, and Viper.
- United States Bowling Congress: USBC's White and Blue patterns; patterns
for popular tournaments such as the USBC Open Championships.
- World Tenpin Bowling Association: WTBA's new city-named patterns,
including Athens, Beijing, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, and
- Numerous typical house shots are also included: Want your house shot
included in Blueprint? Just send us an email and we'll do our best to get
Try Powerhouse Blueprint Risk-Free
We are so confident that you will absolutely love Powerhouse Blueprint and the
countless benefits it provides that we want you to try Blueprint for free before buying.
Our free time-limited trial version gives you the opportunity to
"kick the tires" and explore Blueprint's powerful features for yourself.
Besides limiting the number of bowling balls to four (one from each Ebonite
International brand), the free trial gives you the same set of features as the
To get started with your free trial, click here.
Ready to Join the Blueprint Revolution?
Powerhouse Blueprint has forever changed the way people think about ball
drilling and ball motion. Decades-old theories and beliefs are being
debunked thanks to the sophisticated level of analysis provided by Powerhouse
Are you ready to experience Powerhouse Blueprint for yourself? Blueprint can be
ordered directly from Ebonite International's Powerhouse division by pro shop
professionals, bowling coaches, and serious bowlers alike.
Please visit our How to Order page for more information and for details of current