June 2013 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

How your upper body influences your swing, footwork, slide, and finish

At the Core of Fast Improvements and Higher Level Performance

Historically, the study and teaching of bowling's physical game has neglected the trunk/torso relative to other influences of cause and effect. Due to this, there remains a lack of a thorough understanding of how upper body positions influence efficient movements...

How high is too high and how fast is too fast

Backswings and Fast Feet

It’s still a busy time here in Reno during Nationals. Thanks to all the BTM readers who have stopped by to say hello or to take a lesson with me. This edition of the Round Table features questions that are...

You've got to have a higher standard than just hitting the pocket!

How the Ball Goes Through the Pins

Last time we talked about several of the things you can do to get lined up more quickly and stay lined up, using lots of the free stuff that is available to those who stay awake. You just can’t be...

The importance of your core

Starting From the Ground Up - Part 2

Last month, in discussing using your feet and legs effectively, there were a few areas where we saw the old and new schools of thought collide. A discussion of how bowlers use their core also causes some disagreement. One thing...

Storm Introduces the Vector Layout System

When Storm introduced the PSA Drilling Guide in 2005, drilling instructions for balls with a strong preferred spin axis, it was met with a variety of reactions, ranging from “What is a pin buffer?” to “Ah, this explains it!” This...

Mental techniques you can pack for the road

Your Bag of Tricks

When it comes to bowling for money, titles, or glory, you have to have your go-to strategies. For better or worse, you are probably pulled to your favorite balls, your favorite hand positions, and probably your favorite strike lines. All...