November 2010 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Learn the most treasured of all mental game skills: concentration

Achieving-Tunnel-Vision

Television commentators often highlight the distinctions in skill levels between championship finalists and other high level bowlers. Putting even high average house bowlers in the same category, skill-wise, can seem absurd. But there is one special thing about bowling that...

The cure for flying elbows

Chicken-Winging

In the last issue, I stressed the importance of a low and long follow through, propelled by a ball-weighted swing. Unfortunately, many bowlers lack the confidence to perform in this manner and muscle the downswing, an error which usually results...

Best practices for training and competition

New Research on Self Talk, Visualization, and Perception

In this month’s Slowinski At Large, I provide readers with an overview of recent research on self-talk, visualization, and perception. In each case, these new findings challenge conventional wisdom of how we have used these mental game tools in the...

Are you traditional, contemporary, or transitional?

New Rules for Staying Competitive

Today's high average bowlers use one of three distinctive styles based upon what they learned, when they learned it, and how hard they were willing to work at it. Traditional bowlers who learned to bowl prior to the advent of...

Learning to bowl with the opposite hand

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

It’s back to school time as I write this. It’s back to bowling time as well for the majority of bowlers. This summer was a little bit different for me as I tried something I’ve never done before: I bowled...

Bowling Ball Reviews

Brunswick Damage

With the release of the Damage, Brunswick has created a new theme in their Advanced Performance line of balls. For years, Brunswick has used proven covers at this price point...

Brunswick Wicked Siege

The Wicked Siege joins both the Siege and Evil Siege in Brunswick’s Pro Performance category. This new ball uses a modified version of the MACE core combined with new version...

Ebonite Mission 2.0

Due to the success of the original Mission, expectations are high for the Mission 2.0. Ebonite chose to use the Mission 1.0 core and wrapped it with their new XL1250...

Hammer Hardcore Brawl

The Brawl joins the Grind in the new Hardcore series from Hammer. This series was started last summer to replace the Raw Hammer series which included several great products over...

Hammer Swagga

The Swagga is the second release by Hammer in conjunction with the TNBA (The National Bowling Association). It uses the same Gas Mask core design used in the first few...

Seismic Aftermath Pearl

The Aftermath Pearl is the latest high performance release from Seismic. It uses a pearl version of the AVC-ET cover used on the Aftermath and the Insignia core shape. There...

Storm Anarchy

The Anarchy joins the Invasion in the Premier line from Storm. This new release uses the Origin core design. It features a low RG/high differential combination, and it is the...

Storm Reign Supreme

The Reign Supreme is the newest addition to the Thunder line of bowling balls for Storm. This ball features a proven cover in the R2S Hybrid Reactive as well as...