November 2012 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

The holy grail of mental toughness

A Mind as Tough as Steel

One of the most frequently voiced concerns for athletes in any sport is how to regulate racing minds and bodies. Whether it is leading off for your team, closing out the tenth frame for a victory, or rolling the twelfth...

Ball Weight, Ball Speed, Pin Carry, and Wrist Braces

We have two interesting topics to discuss that many of us have dealt with at some point in our bowling lives. Through years of working with our CATS system here in Reno, I’ve seen how low ball speed can adversely...

Shrinking oil and the ramp revisited

Lane Launch Pad - Part 3

This article will conclude the series about lane conditions, oil pattern, and topography. I’ll include information about the “shrinking oil pattern”, more about the volume of oil on a pattern, and conclude with some final thoughts on some of the...

Laydown and angle: to help you move your bloomin’ arse

The LASER Adjustment - Part 1

Several years ago I wrote an article in this magazine about adjustments. Essentially it said that everything you know, every adjustment, every nuance, every trick of bowling knowledge you have can be placed in one of four categories: Angle, Rotation,...

How tapering off your tournament training can lead to better performance

In January 2008, I introduced readers to the concept of periodization, a process for developing training plan specificity. Periodization is the process of dividing an annual training plan into smaller phases, each defined with precise training volumes, intensity levels, and...