July 2011 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

What you need to know to be successful in college competition

Attributes of an Outstanding Collegiate Player

According to the National Federation of High Schools, in the 2009-10 school year, there were 52,653 participants on 2,451 varsity or junior varsity high school teams. At the collegiate level in the 2010-11 season, more than 3,500 student-athletes competed on...

A review of bowling's most common grip styles

Get a Grip

As many of you may know, prior to coaching many of the professionals on tour, my first position on the professional tour was drilling bowling balls. During my career of drilling bowling balls for the best of the best, I...

Do's and don'ts for competitors and their parents

As you read this a large number of you are preparing for, on the way to, or already in Las Vegas for the 2011 USBC Junior Gold Tournament. As a parent, a personal coach, a collegiate coach who was recruiting,...

Spare necessities

Sparemeister - Part 3

There are a bunch of spare systems out there. You may choose one of the methods in this segment for right side spares and have a totally different plan for left side spares. You might change either of those systems...

Finishing the discussion on why balls miss to the inside

I ended my last article discussing how ball speed could be a factor in causing the ball to go left of target and/or the headpin. How many times have you uttered or heard uttered, “I let up on that one,”...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Jewel

At first glance, the Jewel would seem like a stronger version of the Lunatic from years past. The coverstock has been bumped from S53 to S65 and the core is...

900 Global The "Nuts"

The Nuts is the first 900 Global release that gives a few new looks to the ball. 900 Global has gone to a three logo system, ball name on left...

AMF Grip

The AMF Grip gives rev-challenged bowlers all the extra help they need. The strong reaction to dry is ideal for those types of players who need extra help from the...

Columbia 300 Eruption

The Eruption is the first of the new releases from Columbia 300 for the new product season. This ball uses the low RG Resurgence core with a new polished pearlized...

Ebonite Cyclone

The Cyclone features a new core design that is surrounded by the proven GB 10.7 cover found on many Ebonite favorites such as the Game Breaker and The One.  This...

Ebonite Game Changer

We haven’t seen an RG rating this low in a long time. This new core called V5 has a lower RG and lower diff than the core used in the...

Ebonite Signals

The difference in coverstock formulation is what makes the Ebonite Signals stand out from other balls using the Vital Sign core. The change to the new pearlized Traction Reactive-1 cover...

Hammer Arson

The Arson is a new hybrid cover addition for Hammer. It looks to replace the Hardcore line of bowling balls from last season. This ball offers more movement through the...

Hammer Blue Hammer

Of all of the new Hammer releases, this is the one that bowlers have been requesting for years. The old school colors and logos will attract them at first and...

Track 503C

The 503C marks the return of a “C” ball to the 500 series of Track bowling balls. This one has a few differences. The name tells us that the 503C...