January 2015 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Developing a stronger athletic identity for bowling success

Athlete or Bowler?

As I am writing this article, the 2014 Men’s Bowling World Championship is being finalized in Abu Dhabi. More than 300 elite international bowlers from 49 countries participated. At the beginning of this tournament, Kevin Dornberger, the President of World...

...because tape is cheaper than an open frame!

Bowling Tape as an Art Form

There are folks who, while spraying the ball all over the lane in practice, will say, “Don’t worry. My thumb will swell up here in a minute and I’ll be fine.” Aaarrgghh. While they are waiting for their thumb to...

How to make them and how to use them

New Year's Resolutions for Bowlers

As we embark into 2015 with enthusiasm, hope, and aspirations, the transition from 2014 to 2015 presents an opportunity to reflect on our actions, achievements, and disappointments from last year. Formally making a list of resolutions may have become cliché...

Walking the path to consistency

Pay Attention to Your Feet

To a lot of bowlers, getting bogged down by details equates to paralysis by analysis. In reality, it’s simply a matter of focusing on the right details. There are a multitude of little things bowlers need to pay attention to...

Stop, Look, and Listen to the Lanes

One of the most significant differences between traditional bowling with non-reactive bowling balls rolled on wooden lanes and modern bowling using reactive balls on synthetic lanes dressed with synthetic oils is the wide variation of conditions from lane to lane...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Respect

The 900 Global Respect takes the Tetra core that was in the Moxie and surrounds it with the new 79 Alert Hybrid coverstock. This new coverstock comes out of the...

columbia-300-deep-freeze

The Columbia 300 Deep Freeze is the latest release in Columbia's entry-level performance line. It uses a proven older coverstock that comes out of the box with final finishing steps...

DV8 Diva Divine

The DV8 Diva Divine is the third release with the Diva name on the outside and the Diva core in the inside. This purple and pink pill is the first...

DV8 Thug Unruly

The DV8 Thug Unruly is the second release from DV8 that uses the Thug Low RG core design. This time, this low RG, high differential core is paired with the...

Ebonite Code of Honor

Ebonite’s first high performance release of 2015 is the Code of Honor. This ball uses the same CB-2 asymmetrical core design that was in the Pivot, Pivot Point, and Honor....

Lane Masters Yeah Baby!

The Lane Masters Yeah Baby uses the same shaped Impact core that was used in the ball with the same name some years ago. This modern version has a slightly...

roto-grip-hyper-cell-skid

The Roto Grip Hyper Cell Skid uses the Nucleus core that was used most recently in the Hyper Cell and previously in the original Cell and Cell Pearl. This coverstock...

Roto Grip Unhinged

The Roto Grip Unhinged is the latest release from Roto Grip in the HP3 line. This ball uses the same Late Roll 69 core as the Hysteria. This time, this...

Storm IQ Tour Nano

The much-anticipated Storm IQ Tour Nano pairs up one of Storm's most popular aggressive coverstocks, the NRG Solid Reactive Nano, with its extremely successful low differential C3 Centripetal Control Core. ...

Track Hx16

The Track Hx16 is the third ball in the "H" series of balls designed for high rev rate bowlers. It uses Track's dual density I-Core weight block which has been...

Track Lx10

Track's third entry into the "L" class of balls designed for low rev bowlers is the Lx10.  This release pairs the Face asymmetrical core with Track's sanded QR-6 Solid coverstock....

Track Mx05

The Track Mx05 is the third installment in Track's "M" series of balls designed for medium rev rate bowlers. It is also the third ball since the start of the...