Any powdery substance that you use on your shoe can be carried down on the lane, and it does not mix well with the lane oil. It cakes up. Not to mention, that another bowler may slip on it if it is on the approach.
And, it is illegal to have any product on the ball. So, tapping a rosin bag on the thumb hole or any kind of powder is taboo.
I have called a claim on one bowler that I bowl with repeatedly. He constantly uses baby powder on his shoes. He usually dumps some under the ball rack in the back, and steps in it before each shot. You can see his white footprint on the floor as he walks up to get his ball, and on the approach. He has been warned, the house has cleaned up the powder, yet he still does it. I watch him like a hawk when we bowl him. I have caught him dropping it under the table in the rear, and under chairs. Finally, I refused to bowl on the same lanes as him, whereby, the league officers finally told him if he used any substance, his games would be forfeited.
Caused a stir. But, he was shown the rules.
If your shoes stick, fix them. Don't put others in jeopardy.
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