Just wanted to remind anyone who purchases a performance ball for the first time, or maybe even if you have bought them before, remember that the ball is going to require maintenance. Generally you will want to get a ball cleaner and a towel (preferably oil free or microfiber). Over time a performance ball will soak up the oil from the bowling lane. Once the ball soaks up enough oil it will lose its hooking ability and will not perform well. So what you want to do is to prevent as much oil as possible from being soaked into the ball. You may notice professionals on tv or maybe even league bowlers at your local center toweling off the ball. They are wiping the oil off the ball before it has a chance to soak in. After you have played a few games, even though you towel the ball after every shot there will still be some oil that soaks in. So what you want to do before putting the ball up for the night, is to use a cleaner to help extract the oil to the surface of the ball and then use your trusty towel to wipe of the extra oil. You will want to try and clean the ball evenly around the surface so make sure to cover the entire ball. Cleaning the ball with cleaner is really only necessary when you have finished bowling for the day. You dont want to clean in between shots or games. So to make sure your ball works well for a long time, keep it cleaned.
Also, on a side note, please keep your bowling balls stored in an area that does not have drastic temperature changes. Usually a locker or closet works fine. You do not want to leave it in your vehicle because the temperature can cause the ball to crack!