July 2014 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Tips for figuring out which balls belong in your bags

Arsenal Analysis

Ask most any bowler who has bowled for more than thirty years about the one thing he hates about modern bowling and he will most likely talk about the need for multiple bowling balls. Many of us lament the passing...

Tips for challenging yourself on easy practice conditions

How to Train on a House Shot

One of the most prevalent misconceptions I’ve dealt with in recent years, particularly with youth bowlers and their parents, is that you need a sport shot out on the lanes for any practice to be worthwhile. There’s this general opinion...

Reconceptualization of an Elite Release

Wherever I travel in the world, I get the same response when I query bowlers about which area of their game they most want to improve. “How many of you want more revs?” I ask. All hands rocket to the...

A study on the biomechanical impact of physical training

The X-Factor in Bowling

Bowling is often overlooked as a sport that requires physical training and exercise in order to be performed well. Bowlers of many different statures, sizes, and fitness levels have been successful in our sport. Bowling requires extensive use of the...

Work the Inside of the Ball or Stay Behind it? - Part 2

In part one, I shared with you the importance of matching up to the oil pattern by changing ball roll. If you didn’t read part one, please stop right now and go read it. Perhaps the greatest beauty of BTM...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global All Day

The 900 Global All Day uses a core shape called Clockwork Symmetrical. This core resembles the weight block that was used in the Maniac years ago. Despite this visual similarity,...

900 Global All Night

The 900 Global All Night is the pearlized and polished brother to the All Day. This ball uses the same core design as the All Day, but instead of a...

900 Global Boost Blue/Black Hybrid

The Boost is the new line of bowling balls in 900 Global’s Select Series of product for the 2014 season. These balls come in a pearl, solid, and for our...

Brunswick Fortera Exile

The Fortera Exile is a horse of a different color for Brunswick. With recent balls like the Nexus, Nexxus, Mastermind, and Mastermind Genius, Brunswick proved that they could produce dull...

Brunswick Melee Cross

The Brunswick Melee Cross uses a core design similar to the one used in the original Melee. While this core shares the same flare potential, its RG is much lower....

Columbia 300 Blur Pearl

The Columbia 300 Blur Pearl is one of three new releases that fit between the Freeze line and the Eruption series. The only differences in the three balls are the...

Columbia 300 Blur Solid

The Columbia 300 Blur Solid uses the same core as the other Blurs, but this one has a solid version of the Full Tilt 5.0 coverstock. All three balls come...

DV8 Ruckus Schizo

The Ruckus Schizo is the third introduction in the Schizo line from DV8. This ball utilizes the same asymmetrical Ruckus core shape from the previous two balls in this line....

DV8 Rude Dude

The Rude Dude is the latest mid-price ball for DV8. This ball takes the core from the original Dude but uses a neon orange and yellow solid coverstock that is...

Ebonite Energy Source

The Energy Source joins the Source and Legacy in the Upper Mid Performance price point for Ebonite. This ball takes the Mission core that was in the original Source and...

Hammer Absolut Flip

The Absolut Flip is the latest mid-performance release for Hammer. The Flip uses the same weight block as the previous two releases in this line, but this time surrounds it...

Motiv Ascent Apex

The Motiv Ascent Apex combines the high RG and low differential Recon core with the new Fusion XL (Xtra Length) coverstock. This new coverstock comes at a 1500 grit polished...

Motiv Octane

The Octane is the newest skid/flip ball from Motiv. Unlike other balls that are clean in the front and angular downlane, this one can create enough motion to eliminate any...

Radical Grease Monkey Pow

The Radical Grease Monkey Pow is the second release in this line. The change from the original Grease Monkey is just to the coverstock. The Pow uses a solid coverstock,...

Radical Reax Gusto

The Reax Gusto is the latest addition to the Top Shelf product line of Radical bowling balls. This ball uses the same core shape as the previous Reax line, but...