October 2014 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Understanding the different approaches to classifying bowling balls

Demystifying Ball Manufacturers' Websites

If you define how much a ball hooks as the size of the angle of the directional change as the ball turns toward the pocket, then the release of the bowler is everything. If, however, you define the amount of...

Exercise Smarter, Not Harder

We’ve all been there - you wake up after a workout and your abdominal muscles are so sore that it hurts to laugh. You crawl out of bed like you are 20 years older than you actually are and take...

When did bowling become so complex?

I Just Wanna Bowl!

With all the talk today of EVERY possible variable needed to strike – the right ball, the right layout, the right surface, AND the ability to read an invisible environment – you’ve really got to wonder how anyone EVER strikes!...

Creating more accurate launch lines

Lane Play Alignment

Recently, I revisited the method in which I ask bowlers to conceptualize lines. When I developed the 3-Point Targeting with Quiet Eye system, I expressed target lines with three numbers which represent the location for sliding, the position at the...

Oh, goody...another kind of timing to worry about!

Thumb Timing

A thumbhole is pretty much just a complicating factor in our game. In fact, if I consider challenging lane conditions, tough crosses, or other difficulties in bowling, I'd still pick the thumbhole as the most annoying. One solution, of course,...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Moxie

After a few months since it was first announced this summer, the 900 Global Moxie is here and it is worth the wait. The Moxie uses both a new core...

Columbia 300 Eruption Pro Hybrid

The Columbia 300 Eruption Pro Hybrid is the second ball to use the lower differential Modified Resurgence core. The change from the solid reactive cover in the first Eruption Pro...

DV8 Hooligan

The DV8 Hooligan uses the Class 3F Reactive pearl cover that surrounds a new symmetrical core design. The Hooligan core reminds us of the core used previously at this price...

DV8 Thug

The DV8 Thug is the newest addition to DV8’s high performance line. It equips bowlers with a new hybrid coverstock and a new asymmetrical core design. The Thug Low RG...

Hammer Bad Ass

The Bad Ass is the first high performance Hammer release to utilize a symmetrical weight block since the Sauce line in 2008 and 2009. Since that time, the Jigsaw, the...

Motiv Jackal

The Jackal is the newest high performance release from Motiv. This ball has a sanded pearl coverstock that is wrapped around Motiv's strong Predator core. This low RG and high...

Radical Guru

The Radical Guru combines the newest super-cover for Radical with a new version of the Scoop core design. This core has a lower RG, more differential, and more intermediate differential...

Roto Grip Scream 2014

The 2014 version of the Roto Grip Scream shares the same core and coverstock as last season's Scream 2013, but this time comes with a new color scheme. This HP1...

Roto Grip Shout 2014

The Shout 2014 is the polished solid half of the two new HP1 bowling balls from Roto Grip this season. The Shout shares the same higher RG low differential core...

Storm Crux

The Crux offers the latest core technology from Storm and combines it with the new hybrid ERG coverstock. The Crux's new Catalyst core is a low RG, high differential asymmetrical...