September 2012 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

The principles of the connected relationship between you and your bowler

Wired In to the Competitive Bowler

When Kelly Kulick won the 2012 US Open this year in Reno, she immediately turned to face her ball company representative, PBA star Jason Couch. They pointed at one another in jubilation and something passed between them that was clearly...

A young girl’s path from frustration to improvement, self-confidence, and determination

Coaching the Disabled Athlete

One day, about three years ago, I saw a family of five bowling together in the center where I coach my collegiate team. They were laughing, smiling, and enjoying being together. I immediately reflected on my family. We all bowl...

Recycling your moves

Green Bowling

There will be times when you are confused by all you know. You've moved left. You've moved right. You've looked farther down the lane. You've targeted the dots. You've changed balls three times. You've tried forward roll. You've tried side...

Matching ball motion shapes to maximize your margin of error

Shape Shifting

Shape match up is an essential component of elite bowling. If the ball motion shape matches the lane properly, the bowler will have the most margin of error available at that time. A bowler with more margin of error will...

Three of four pieces that make up an effective bowler

The Thinker, the Squirrel, and the Volcano - Part 1

I’ve often referred to a complete bowler having three great skill sets:  the mental game, which consists of the mental skills to remain confident, calm, and effective under pressure; the tactical game, which is the logical decision-making aspect of using...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Jewel P/P

The 900 Global Jewel Purple/Pink modifies the core used in the original Jewel by lowering the differential and raising the RG. This core is wrapped by a pearlized s65 cover....

900 Global Wisdom R/S

The Wisdom Red/Silver is the second ball marketed toward senior bowlers from 900 Global. The new Wisdom Red/Silver has an even higher RG than was used in the original Wisdom....

Brunswick C-(System) Maxxed-Out Solid

Brunswick’s newest addition to their high performance line uses a new reactive coverstock wrapped around a low RG version of their I-Block core. The C(System) Maxxed-Out Solid offers traction up...

Brunswick Karma Urethane

The Brunswick Karma Urethane is the newest release in the Karma line and it uses a solid urethane cover. The urethane cover comes at a rougher surface than we have...

Brunswick Nexxxus f(P+S)

The Nexxxus f(P+S) is the newest high performance release from Brunswick and the second ball this month that uses a lot of X’s in the name. Turns out that’s for...

Hammer Taboo Deep Purple

Hammer told us the Jet Black was the last of the Taboo line, but then we were given these new Deep Purple Taboos. A selected few will have gotten to...

Jet Maximum Altitude

The Maximum Altitude is the second pro performance ball we have tested from Jet. This ball uses the same core as the original Altitude, but utilizes a shiny pearlized veneer....

Lane #1 Stealth Bomber

The Stealth Bomber is the newest ball from Lane #1 and offers the largest intermediate differential we have seen in their history. The new low RG, high differential core shape...

Roto Grip Berserk

The new Berserk joins the Bandit and the Outlaw in Roto Grip’s HP3 line for the fall season. This ball takes the core from the Bandit and Outlaw and uses...

Roto Grip Scream

The Scream is the first of two new balls introduced into Roto Grip’s new HP1 line. This is a new price point for Roto Grip, one that is lower than...

Roto Grip Shatter

The Shatter is the newest release in Roto Grip’s HP2 line. The Shatter shares the core shape with the other two balls in this line, the Shooting Star and the...

Roto Grip Shout

The Shout is the polished solid half of the two new HP1 bowling balls from Roto Grip this season. The Shout has the same high RG/low differential core as the...

Track 503T

The 503T is the newest mid-price introduction from Track. The 503T uses the same Packman magnetite core that was used to power the 503C. The cover has been changed to...