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Equipment and lane play components


Brisk nights are here in my part of the world, which means the bowling season is underway and tournaments are starting to fill the calendar. How has your league been going? If you’re an avid Bowling This Month reader, you’re...


In this recurring feature, I answer questions from Bowling This Month readers. If you have questions, please leave them in the comment section below so I can address them in a future installment of Coach, I’ve Got a Question! I have...

Matching bowling balls to the environment


To wrap up our lane play series, let’s talk about bowling balls. We’ve talked about physical skills, observational ability, and how to develop these areas in your game. The final piece of the puzzle is obviously the bowling ball. In...

When and how to make the most of your urethane ball

Using Urethane Effectively

Should I be using a urethane ball? It's a question that many bowlers find themselves asking, given how popular urethane has become at the highest levels of the sport. At one extreme, bowlers like PBA star Jesper Svensson have a...


In this recurring feature, I’ll be answering questions from Bowling This Month readers, or questions I’ve received from bowlers I work with, that might not require the depth of a full-length article, but that can definitely benefit more than just...

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IssueArticle TitleAuthor
Dealing With the Yips - Part 1
Coach, I've Got a Question! - June 2023
Improving Lane Play Skills - Part 4
Using Urethane Effectively
Coach, I've Got a Question! - September 2022
Behind the Scenes of the BTM Ball Review Process
Thoughts From the 2022 US Women's Open
Coach, I've Got a Question! - July 2022
Coach, I've Got a Question! - March 2022
Debunking Ball Weight Myths
Bowling Ball FAQs
Equipment for the Four Competition Zones
Keeping It Simple: Ball Surface
Making the Leap From Recreational to Competitive Bowling - Part 1
A Guide to Managing Ball Surface
Choosing Your Bowling Ball Toolbox
Building a Bowling Ball - Part 2
Building a Bowling Ball - Part 1
Avoiding the Bowling Ball Graveyard
The Effect of Static Imbalance on Bowling Ball Performance
LASER, Revisited - Part 4
A Look at the USBC's Bowling Technology Study
15 Pounds vs. 16 Pounds
The Resurgence of Urethane Bowling Balls
Welcome Back to the Sport of Bowling - Part 2
Some Thoughts on Bowling Ball Surface Wear and Lane Oils
The PWBA Round Table: Bowling Ball Selection and Matching Up
This Ball is Too Weak, This Ball is Too Strong, This Ball is Just Right!
Bowling Ball Strategies
Surface Management: What's Your Number?
The Spaces Between
Fast and Furious Changes in the Game of Bowling
Demystifying Ball Manufacturers' Websites
Ball Speed and the Right Equipment
Writers’ Thoughts on Timing and RG
A Discussion on Surface Preparation and Maintenance
Some Simple Guidelines
Ball Weight, Ball Speed, Pin Carry, and Wrist Braces
Arsenal Analysis
The Dishwasher and Other Bowling Tools
Prepping You and Your Equipment for Nationals and Is Drifting Okay?
Bowling Ball Surface Management
Ball Weight
The Non-Physical / Non-Mental Game