September 2014 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Straight is great, but plastic is fantastic

Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?

No difference in the beliefs between traditional and modern bowlers creates more heated discussions than the idea of using a separate polyester (plastic) ball to pick up same side corner spares (6 and 10 pins for righthanders and the 4...

Performance Analysis to Improve Your Game - Part 1

Most bowlers want to improve. For the vast majority, that revolves around the physical or technical game. For others it is mental and/or tactical improvement is the goal. Even simple goals can lead to confusion, questions, doubt, and frustration. Improvement...

Two outside-of-the-box layout options for your tournament arsenal

Producing a Smoother Ball Motion with the LSL and SLL Layouts

In today’s bowling world, there is an increasing demand for many players to reduce ball motion rather than enhance it. As bowlers have become more proficient with more fluid physical games leading to more efficient energy transfer, ball speeds and...

Is your game a bust? Go for a walkabout!

The Walkabout

Have you ever had one of those days on the lanes when you couldn’t hit a truck if it was parked at your breakpoint? How about days when you can’t repeat a shot to save your life? Can’t get the...

A bowler's never-ending journey

Warm Up Once, Line Up Forever!

Oh, those precious minutes of practice before league! There are so many things you need to do with them. You’ve got to get your drink, fight for your table, shuffle the cards, greet everybody, and oh yeah, find the shot....

Bowling Ball Reviews

AMF Decimate

The new AMF Decimate has borrowed some technology from its sister company, 900 Global. This ball uses the Combustion Symmetric core that was found in the Freight Train and the...

AMF Torch

The Torch is the newest mid price release for AMF. This ball uses a pearl version of the F69 coverstock. This is a slightly less aggressive coverstock than the F75...

Brunswick Brute

The Brute uses a couple new pieces of technology from Brunswick. On the inside, this ball is powered by the new Brute Low RG/Low Differential Symmetrical core; we'd say more...

Brunswick Mastermind Intellect

The new Brunswick Mastermind Intellect is the latest addition to Brunswick's “Hook” line of products. This new offering uses the same Mastermind Low RG core as the previous two Mastermind...

Columbia 300 Throw Down

The Columbia 300 Throw Down is the first ball in this lineup that has a solid veneer and it is also the first to have a polished cover. It uses...

Ebonite Game Breaker 2

We try to not get excited when we get a ball in the same line or with a similar name or construction to a ball we liked previously. This is...

Ebonite Honor

The Ebonite Honor takes the CB-2 Asymmetric core design from the Pivot and the Pivot Point and pairs it with a new hybrid coverstock formulation. This ball comes polished, unlike...

Lane Masters Power Strike

The Power Strike is the third “Strike” ball we have thrown from Lane Masters. This newest release shares the same three piece core design as the previous Strike balls, which...

Lane Masters The Buzz Legend

The Lane Masters Buzz Legend has a higher RG than any of the other previous Buzz releases while the differential stays the same. The Buzz Legend uses a stronger pearlized...

Lord Field Top Talent

The Top Talent is the first Lord Field ball we have received for testing. This ball has a polished solid coverstock that surrounds a medium RG, medium differential core. The...

Motiv Tribal Fire

Motiv’s latest release, the Tribal Fire, falls into their upper mid performance price point. The Tribal Fire matches up the Halogen weight block that was used in the first Tribal...

Radical Yeti Uncaged

The Radical Yeti Uncaged marks the second time a pearl coverstock has been used with this weight block. The core is the same symmetrical "finger scoop" core that was used...

Roto Grip Hysteria

The Roto Grip Hysteria is the newest release in the HP3 line. While the ball name fits in with the Disturbed, Deranged, and Asylum, the Hysteria brings a new core...

Roto Grip Outcry

The Roto Grip Outcry joins the Uproar and Rumble in the HP2 lineup. This ball easily provides the most total hook at this price point for Roto Grip. Also, this...

Roto Grip Sinister

The Sinister is the newest HP4 release for Roto Grip. This ball uses a new asymmetrical core that is wrapped with the hybrid reactive 76H coverstock. This cover is finished...