The LASER Adjustment – Part 3

What’s the difference between rotation and a revolution?

The LASER Adjustment - Part 3

Ah, ball motion. One of the most intriguing things about bowling. If you have been following my writings over the years, you know that I think the fit of the bowling ball on the hand is the single most important... [Read More]

The LASER Adjustment – Part 2

Speed and equipment

The LASER Adjustment - Part 2

S is for speed Some think speed is the most difficult of all adjustments, as it tends to mess with your timing the most. That can be true, especially if you manipulate your speed range by trying to use either... [Read More]

The LASER Adjustment – Part 1

Laydown and angle: to help you move your bloomin’ arse

The LASER Adjustment - Part 1

Several years ago I wrote an article in this magazine about adjustments. Essentially it said that everything you know, every adjustment, every nuance, every trick of bowling knowledge you have can be placed in one of four categories: Angle, Rotation,... [Read More]

How to Read a Program Sheet – Part 1

Gobbledygook to English translation

How to Read a Program Sheet - Part 1

There are lots of different oil patterns. In fact, there are millions of combinations of oil distance, volume, and placement that will multiply when factors like lane surface, viscosity, and weather are added to the equation. You will likely see... [Read More]

Lining Up Off Everyone Else

How to let someone else do the work for you

Lining Up Off Everyone Else

This is the time of year you prepare for USBC Championships and The BTM and The 123. It’s important to be mentally “all in” as well as making sure your equipment and physical game are sharp and ready for the... [Read More]

The Well-Accessorized Bowler – Part 2

Stuff you can't do without

The Well-Accessorized Bowler - Part 2

Here are more things to put your mind at ease.  Continuing our list from last time... †Skin patch/protective tapes Skin patch is a liquid used to protect injured areas of the hand from being re-injured or to protect sensitive areas... [Read More]

How the Ball Goes Through the Pins

You've got to have a higher standard than just hitting the pocket!

How the Ball Goes Through the Pins

Last time we talked about several of the things you can do to get lined up more quickly and stay lined up, using lots of the free stuff that is available to those who stay awake. You just can’t be... [Read More]

Lights, Camera, Action – Part 1

How to create your own video star

Lights, Camera, Action - Part 1

Over the next few months, I'm going to answer some questions I've been getting recently about how best to video. You can apply the principles here whether you are a coach filming a client or you just want a friend... [Read More]

Lights, Camera, Action – Part 2

Setting up to film your video star

Lights, Camera, Action - Part 2

As promised, here are my recommendations for filming from the front view, what type of hardware you might need, and the software choices available for you. Front view For this view, your righthanded player will need to be on the... [Read More]