March 2013 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

How they are measured

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In this month’s installment of Slowinski At Large, I present a method for evaluating certain aspects of the physical game with quantifiable data. From an analysis perspective, I constantly reflect on how to best evaluate players over time. If I...

Finding the oil

How to Read a Program Sheet - Part 2

I promised that this month we would talk about how to translate all this data into a place to play on the lane, so here goes. What part of this do you really need to know and how will it...

How it looks is not as important as how it acts

Layouts: Aesthetics vs. Effect

Perhaps the most often heard words in pro shops are, “Drill it to go long and snap.” I would like to propose a radical departure from that in this article. Rather than looking at layouts in terms of aesthetics -...

Prepping You And Your Equipment for Nationals and Is Drifting OK?

Many of you are preparing for a trip to the USBC Open Championships, the BTM, and the 1-2-3 tournaments. This year, for the first time, there will be two different lane patterns used for the USBC event. Our first question...

Is your physical game keeping up with your brain?

Tackling Your Weaknesses - Part 3

Now, more than ever, bowling is a thinking person’s game. To achieve the highest level in this sport, you need to not only be able to out-play the field, you need to be able to out-think them. With dynamic balls,...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Hook! Black/Neon Green

The Black/Neon Green Hook! is the latest introduction to the entry level performance line for 900 Global. The 4000 Abralon cover gives this ball more overall motion than all the...

900 Global War Eagle

While the War Eagle carries the Eagle name, it has quite a few differences from the previous two versions. The first obvious difference is the multi-color shell instead of the...

AMF King Cobra

The King Cobra is the second release using the retro Cobra name. The ball is not so much a remake of the ball nine years ago as it is a...

Brunswick Meanstreak Brawler

The Meanstreak Brawler utilizes the same shape core as the Meanstreak. The differential is the same and the RG is just slightly lower. The cover has been changed from a...

Motiv Thrash Frenzy

Motiv follows up the smooth arcing reaction of the Thrash with the violent, skid/snap motion of the new Thrash Frenzy. This type of reaction was best suited for our medium...

Radical Torrid Elite

Radical has moved its production from the San Antonio location to the Brunswick factory. This means everything new for Radical - new coverstocks, colors, and cores while adopting the Brunswick...

Storm Reign of Power

Storm went away from the Reign name and CAM core for a bit when the Victory and Cross Road balls were introduced. The Reign of Power marks the return of...

Track 503A

The Track 503A joins the 503T and 503C to complete the trilogy of the Packman core. This core is surrounded with the new Gen MA coverstock The Moderate Angle cover...