November 2013 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Getting hit with one of life's ice-balls

Handling Adversity

There is a lot that happens in the world of bowling that is really really hard. Most of it does not get discussed. Maybe you think that it doesn’t count. Maybe you are old school and don’t want to complain....

How to learn to play deep

Playing Without a Parachute

Not long ago I had the memorable experience of bowling in a league situation next to top senior bowler Ron Mohr. Aside from marveling at the incredible score of 1085 that he shot that day (when you watch a top...

Targeting, trajectory, and keeping a steady head

Starting From the Ground Up

The final chapter in the From the Ground Up series, for obvious reasons, is the head. For the most part, when bowlers and coaches talk about the head in bowling, we are referring to the mental or tactical game. In...

More games to make training productive and fun

The T Word - Part 2

As promised, here are more games you can use to liven up your training sessions.  There are challenges for your high school, college, league, or tournament team practicing together. Approach Dots This is a game I learned through Mark Roth. ...

An aid to reducing grip pressure

Tiered Taping

Historically, the anatomical nature of the human thumb has presented an enigma for pro shop operators, coaches, and players. With orthodox drilling methods, it is difficult to obtain a fit which prevents the bending of the thumb at the bottom...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900-global-the-eagle-pearl

The Eagle Pearl is the newest ball carrying the Eagle name. It uses the core from the original Eagle with a polished pearl version of the s70 coverstock. This gives...

AMF Incinerate Pearl

This ball modified the RG from the core design used in the first Incinerate. The higher RG and pearl F73 coverstock are both in place to give the Incinerate Pearl...

brunswick-mastermind

The Mastermind is the latest Pro Performance release from Brunswick. It has a new core design and new coverstock. These two elements come together to give users giant amounts of...

brunswick-melee

The Melee is the first solid single-colored ball since the C(System) Versa-Max. The ball stores a good amount of energy, while not over-skidding in the oil. This heavy rolling ball...

Brunswick Ringer Platinum Pearl

The Brunswick Ringer Platinum Pearl is the second installment in the Ringer series. This ball uses the same core shape as the original Ringer, but the coverstock has been changed...

dv8-dude

This latest release is the follow up to the very successful Diva for DV8. This time the core has been modified in addition to changing from a pearl coverstock to...

DV8 Ruckus

The Ruckus is the newest toy in the DV8 Pro line. It uses a new core shape and a hybrid version of the Class 8F coverstock. This high performance release...

Motiv Cruel Intent

The Cruel Intent shares the same Sinister weight block as the 2 Cruel, this time surrounded by the coverstock used on the Primal Rage, Fusion Reactive Pearl. It comes out...

motiv-tribal

The Tribal uses a new core shape and design for Motiv. The light bulb shape has appeared in weight block design since early reactive resin balls. Motiv’s version of this...

radical-reax-ver-2

The Reax Version 2 is the latest high performance release for Radical. This solid covered ball gave us one of our favorite reactions on both the medium and heavy test...

Radical Yeti Untamed

The Yeti Untamed provides a solid coverstock matched with the same core properties as the original Yeti. It comes at a polished box finish and, despite its shine, offers plenty...

track-400a-se

The 400A Special Edition is the newest symmetrical cored release from Track. The white color of this ball will not be confused for anything else sitting on the rack or...

track-706ca

This is the third time the Helmet core has been used to power a 706 release. This time the weight block is surrounded by the new Gen X C/A Hybrid...