September 2013 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Are you willing to take it?

A Game of Risk

Bowling is a game of risk; it is a game of decisions; it is a game of character; and it is a game that expresses your personality. Every shot offers you choices. As you well know, every single choice you...

Things to look for as the new season begins

Changes

Many bowlers take the summer off before they start getting ready for the new league season. It’s during that break that many things change with the bowling environment - newer bowling balls, lane oils, or lane machines, for example. There...

Getting Conflicting Advice, and What's More Important: Technique or Results?

Welcome a new contributor to the Round Table, PBA Champion and Silver coach Jeff Carter. He’s one of the successful coaches who will be leading us through a discussion on two interesting questions. Our first topic deals with the best...

Provide maximum energy to the pins in a score producing way

Recognizing and Producing the Matching Up Process

You’ve heard people talk about not being matched up; that’s why they lost or didn’t score well or whatever. They are very likely telling the truth. Matching up is paramount to success in bowling. It's the transference of energy from...

Hands and arms: What do I do with them?

Starting From the Ground Up - Part 3

The term hand-eye coordination is defined as “the ability to coordinate vision with fine motor skills.” Since bowling is a precision sport, everything a bowler does is to promote successfully knocking down pins by coordinating movements to direct the ball...

Apps for video recording, editing, and playback

Take Charge with Technology

It is an amazing time to be a bowler. New high-tech bowling balls are introduced each month. Bowling shoes with interchangeable soles and heels are commonplace. Everywhere you look you see mobile devices. While many bowlers use them to check...

Revisiting seven misconceptions about how balls perform

The Art of Unlearning

It has been four hundred years since Sir Francis Bacon wrote that “knowledge is power,” yet it has never been truer than it is today. It has always been difficult to gain knowledge as learning often entails unlearning beliefs. Unlearning...

Recommendations and drills for all phases of the physical game

training two-handed players

As I travel the world training players, I see a steady increase of two-handed players, a direct reflection of the success of Osku Palermaa and Jason Belmonte. In fact, as I write this, Brian Valenta, another two-hander, won a PBA...

Calling a coach should not be a last resort

When to Make the Bat-Call

There comes a time when even the best bowlers in the world need to seek help from a coach. It seems to me that accomplished bowlers often wait too long before they call their coach or seek outside help. When...

Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Deset Hook

The Desert Hook is the latest entry level release from 900 Global. It has a modified weight block from the previous Hook! balls with a higher RG and a lower...

900 Global Hard Drive

The Hard Drive is the newest high performance ball in the 900 Global line. This ball is the first in the new line that will replace the Train series. The...

AMF Heat Stroke

The Heat Stroke is the medium performance release for AMF this summer. The core is one that has been used throughout the years and, in the Heat Stroke, is surrounded...

Bowler’s Paradise Pegasus

The Pegasus is the first Bowlers Paradise ball we have reviewed. This ball uses a pearl reactive coverstock with a high RG, medium differential core. The medium test pattern gave...

Elite Echo

The Echo is a pearl resin coverstock that engulfs a higher RG, medium differential core. This ball is finished with a 4000 Abralon finish, giving it more traction than other...

Elite Treason

The Treason is a mid-price release for Elite. Both Elite balls we tested this month were not high performance releases. Previously, the Elite balls we reviewed were at the high...

Lane #1 Crank

The Crank is the first release in a while that uses a particle pearl coverstock. Lane #1 has paired this cover with a brand new core shape. The Warped Asymmetrical...

Roto Grip Deranged

The Deranged is the follow up to the Disturbed in the HP3 line for Roto Grip. The Deranged uses a pearlized 61MH coverstock to surround the same core as used...

Roto Grip Scream 2013

The Scream has been given a new color from last season, while the core remains the same. This HP1 release comes at a 1500 grit polished box finish which we...

Roto Grip Shout 2013

The 2013 Shout is one of two new releases this summer for Roto Grip in the HP1 line. The Shout takes the Late Roll 46 weight block that was the...

Roto Grip Totally Defiant

The Totally Defiant is the fourth installment into the Defiant line. Roto Grip has not changed the core in any of these releases, instead relying on the coverstock to provide...

Seismic Venator

Seismic has introduced a new core for their latest release, the Venator. The new low RG, high differential Tenaci core is surrounded with the S.F-7/9 solid reactive coverstock. This cover...