July 2012 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Potential reasons for leaves and how to fix them

Increasing Your Carry Percentage

In May I wrote about several different programs you can undertake to help raise your average. In order of increasing complexity, they were increasing your spare shooting ability and learning to avoid spares with little chance of conversion like splits...

Competitive strategies to get you unclogged

You’ve probably heard it said that you will compete like you train. If you train poorly or not at all, you’ll likely find your competitive juices all clogged. Your competitive strategy is a direct reflection of your training strategy. If...

Some hard lessons at USBC Open Championships

As a coach or as a bowler, it’s easy to think you have all the answers when things are going well. We’ve all been in that special place where executing shots feels easy, decision-making is like simple math, and the...

Eyes in the back of your head and planned failures

The Cure for Early Turn and Over-Turn - Part 1

Turning the ball early and over-turning the ball are two of the most common performance failures by aspiring bowlers. As I travel the country giving bowling lessons, I have come to realize that at least half the bowlers afflicted with...

How to transfer your energy to the ball

The Kinetic Chain

In this month’s Slowinski At Large, I discuss force generation and energy transfer from the body to the bowling ball. To maximize performance, coaches and players should begin to conceptualize the physical game in terms of force generation and energy...

The history of transition and how to put it to use

According to Webster’s Dictionary, transition is described as passage from one place, state, stage of development, type, etc. to another. The advent of Sport Bowling has brought transition into sharper focus than ever. Because Sport Bowling always starts with a...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Sure Thing

The core/cover combination of the 900 Global Sure Thing creates a reaction on the lanes that will be liked by all styles of bowlers. The typical house shot will not...

Columbia 300 Freeze Hybrid

The Freeze Hybrid is the newest addition to the Freeze line. Columbia 300 revolutionized the entire bowling ball market with the introduction of the Freeze in 2009. For the first...

Columbia 300 Freeze Solid

The Freeze Solid uses the same modified Messenger core as the Freeze Hybrid and the previous Freezes. This time it is surrounded by a solid version of the New Era...

Columbia 300 Violent Eruption

The Violent Eruption is the newest mid-priced performance ball for the Columbia 300 brand. This ball joins the successful Eruption from last season at this price point. This new addition...

Columbia 300 Wicked Encounter

The new Columbia 300 Wicked Encounter is the latest addition to the high performance line. This ball takes the Encounter weight block from the original and Dark Encounter and utilizes...

Hammer Cobalt Vibe

The success of the Vibe line is proven by the number of releases in the product line. For years and years the Vibe has been a staple of the Hammer...

Hammer Nail

The Nail is a new price point introduction for Hammer. This new line up will land between the Mid Price Performance line of the Arson and the Lower Mid Price...

Motiv Ascent Solid

The new Ascent Solid is the second of two new entry level balls from Motiv. The Solid uses the same Recon weight block as the Ascent Pearl. The difference in...

Radical Torrid

The Torrid uses an older core design and combines it with newer resin base with the addition of mica. Some density alterations to the core have been made over time...

Track 300A

The newest addition to the symmetrical core Track line is the 300A. This core and coverstock are designed for medium dry to dry lane conditions and we had our best...

Track 912T

The 912T is the newest high performance ball from Track. It has a slightly modified version of the Legion 2 Turbo core seen in the 811A Special Edition. It is...