August 2012 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Through an efficient error detection technique

Altering Your Physical Game FAST

One of the biggest challenges a coach or player faces is making a physical game change. Over time, all repetitions have led to a more automated execution, whether these movements are biomechanically efficient or not. Specifically, physical movements become increasingly...

Performance in high stakes competition

Can You Fly This Thing?

Before the Women’s U.S. Open last June in Reno, I had a conversation with one of the top named competitors before the tournament started. This former champion was doing some last minute preparation for the competition and I asked her,...

How to direct young players, developing strong mental attitudes in youth, and dispelling bad attitudes at the adult level

Coaching Discussion

This month, our panel of expert coaches discuss two very important aspects of our sport. Our first topic addresses the future of bowling, youth bowlers, and how we can help them improve and enjoy the sport as much as we...

Can too much feedback be a bad thing?

Coaching Overload

In previous discussions of Coaching Concepts, I asked successful coaches to provide their coaching philosophies about motor learning concepts. Some of the questions I asked were related to how frequently they provide verbal feedback, how quickly after the attempt feedback...

Knock down more pins…with less effort

Get Your Game's Foundation Rolling

The primary fundamental component of proper bowling execution is the armswing. It is crucial for attaining rhythm, accuracy, and balance. Armswings can be categorized in three ways: free, semi-controlled, and fully controlled. Each swing has been practiced and implemented with...

How your ball creates and traverses lane slopes

Lane Launch Pad - Part 1

In the next few months, I'll be discussing some of the key elements to understanding oil patterns. I'll also explain the breakdown of the front part of the oil pattern that leads to back end reaction. One of the first...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Freight Train

900 Global’s first ball of the new bowling season is in their high performance line and is called the Freight Train. It uses a new s77 coverstock and combines it...

900 Global The Look

The first time the soaker additive was used on a bowling ball was with another ball company. It made its return in the 900 Global line on The Break s75...

AMF Bull Whip Special Edition

The Bull Whip Special Edition is the first of two “remakes” from AMF this year. While these two balls use the older weight blocks that were found in the originals,...

AMF Cobra Special Edition

The Cobra SE is the second mid-performance ball of the summer for AMF. This older high RG core design is surrounded by a solid black aggressive coverstock finished at 4000...

AMF Green Mamba

The Green Mamba joins the Black Mamba at AMF’s highest price point. This time, instead of a high RG symmetrical solid, we get a low RG asymmetrical core. The Green...

Columbia 300 Oath

The latest upper-mid performance ball from Columbia 300 is the Oath. This follow up to the Omen comes at the same box finish and uses the same Magnetite material in...

Columbia 300 The Classic U2

The Classic U2 is a release that was demanded by Columbia 300 die-hards after the recent success of other brands with urethane covers. The only thing The Classic U2 shares...

DV8 Hell Raiser Terror

This is the third high performance ball from the DV8 brand. The Hell Raiser gave us a hybrid cover while the Revenge was a sanded solid. The Terror completes the...

DV8 Marauder

With the Marauder, DV8 has added a new ball to their mid-price line and is their first out of the Reckless ball names. The Marauder uses a brand new core...

Hammer Arson Pearl

The Arson Pearl is the newest mid-price ball from Hammer. The core design is the same as the Arson. The change from a dull hybrid cover to a shiny pearl...

Hammer Ratchet

The Ratchet is the latest upper mid-price release from Hammer. This ball joins the Brick in using a core shape named MPA. While this one is also a hybrid coverstock,...

Motiv 2 Cruel

Everything but the name of the 2 Cruel is new. The Whiplash hybrid cover is Motiv’s newest coverstock which offers a perfect amount of friction in both the oil and...

Radical Slant HD

The Slant HD is the fourth high performance release from Radical. The HD uses the same coverstock as the original Slant, but with a beefed up core that offers more...

Roto Grip Defiant Edge

The Defiant Edge is the first ball in the newly named Roto Grip HP4 line. Starting this summer the Shield, Sword, Crown, and Royal lines will no longer be the...

Storm Fire Road

The Fire Road is the latest addition to the ever popular and successful Thunder line of bowling balls. The Fe3 core used in the previous three releases is back, this...

Storm IQ

The IQ is the newest Storm ball to introduce a brand new coverstock. While the market has been used to Storm building and naming coverstocks around their R2S version, the...

Storm IQ Tour Edition

The Storm IQ Tour is the second of two balls released in the Master line from Storm this summer. The IQ Tour uses one of the greatest coverstocks in the...

Track 706A

The newest upper-mid release for Track is the new 706A. This is the first 700 series “A” ball since the 718A. The 706 uses the new Helmet core. Both the...