June 2014 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Psychological benefits of pre- and post-shot routines

Testing Pre-Shot and Post-Shot Routine Effectiveness - Part 2

Last time in BTM, I discussed a study that investigated pre- and post-shot routines. The results indicated that using pre-shot routines is beneficial to both accuracy and average. Participants who used a pre-shot routine (alone or combined with a post-shot...

Getting the armswing and feet to work together like two dance partners

The Dance

Footwork is the foundation of good bowling. It affects timing, balance, rhythm, direction, ball speed, and, through all of the things it directly affects, the ability to release the ball with power, accuracy, and consistency. Like two dancers who glide...

Stuff you can't do without

The Well-Accessorized Bowler - Part 2

Here are more things to put your mind at ease.  Continuing our list from last time... †Skin patch/protective tapes Skin patch is a liquid used to protect injured areas of the hand from being re-injured or to protect sensitive areas...

How ball speed, rev rate, axis rotation, and axis tilt influence your ball’s on-lane motion

Understanding Bowler Delivery Parameters

Bowling balls, coverstocks, RGs, differentials, layouts, balance holes, and surface adjustments are all important parts of the modern game. It is very valuable for bowlers to learn about and experiment with these elements as they build their knowledge of the...

Bowling Ball Reviews

Brunswick Ringer Royal Blue Solid

The new Ringer Royal Blue Solid uses the same core as the previous two Ringers. The difference is the sanded, solid CPT Control Reactive coverstock. This cover offers more traction...

Columbia 300 Blur Hybrid

The Blur Hybrid is one of three new releases at this price point for Columbia 300 this summer. All three balls will use the same new weight block and the...

Columbia 300 N'S@ne Antics

The N’Sane Antics is the latest high performance release from Columbia 300. This ball uses the Hi-Dynamics core shape from the Antics and Crazy Antics, but with a lower differential....

Hammer Spike Black/Blue

The Hammer Spike Black/Blue uses the same core shape as the first Spike, this time surrounded by the Grand Theft Reactive III pearlized coverstock. This cover will be more responsive...

Storm Hy-Road Solid

The Hy-Road Solid is the newest entry into Storm’s Thunder line. This ball takes the highly successful Inverted Fe2 weight block and wraps it with the R2S solid reactive from...

Storm Optimus

The Storm Optimus joins the IQ Tours and Marvels in the Master line. This ball uses a new core shape named Tri-Sphere instead of the Centripetal shape that has been...

Storm Punch Out

The Punch Out is one of two releases that feature the same Turbine Core found in the Lights Out. The only difference in this ball, the Wipe Out, and the...

Storm Wipe Out

The Storm Wipe Out is the dull, solid cover brother to the Punch Out. This ball reads the lane earlier, offering a more sweeping curve shape with more total motion...