Hi Everybody. So we had a demo day here in Wind Gap, PA at Blue Valley Lanes, run by Keglers Kave Pro Shop. I must admit it’s my first demo day so I was very much looking forward to it. It was fun to throw many balls from the Storm and Roto lines to see … Continue reading Storm/Roto Grip Demo Day Impressions!
“Favorite Benchmark” A middle of the road benchmark ball from 900 Global. Drilling Won’t spend much time on drilling as this will vary and coverstock is 75% of the reaction. I was looking for a smooth, strong rolling reaction. As usual, I suggest to work with your local pro to find what best works for … Continue reading 900 Global Favorite Ball Review
Looking at the 2008 USBC Ball Motion Study, we can conclude that the cover accounts for ~70% of the reaction whereas the core accounts for ~25%. If you study the graphs in the study carefully, I interpret that when the surface finish is at 2000 grit or above, the Ra, or microscopic height of the … Continue reading Core Characteristics and Ball Strength
“Roto’s Curve Ball” A pearlized high performance ball that moves big time! Drilling This ball was drilled pin just to the left and above the ring finger, mass bias on the strong side. Won’t spend much time on drilling as this will vary and coverstock is 75% of the reaction. As usual, I suggest to … Continue reading Roto Grip Mutant Cell Pearl Ball Review
Do you understand your equipment? There’s so much discussion about high performance, medium performance, and entry level equipment. Does that mean that entry level is “low performance”? Short answer is an emphatic NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT! Let’s delve into what all of this means. Almost all manufacturers classify their equipment into approximately 3 categories of which … Continue reading “Strong” vs “Weak” equipment…Bowling Balls are like Tires!
Well…DO IT!!! The fall season is right around the corner. Time to get the rust off! If you go practice, that first shot is going to feel really awkward! It’s time to get your body back into the swing of things. So instead of going into a detailed topic right away, I’ll start with one … Continue reading Post Your Shots!
“Mission Complete” A versatile top performer. Drilling This ball was drilled pin above ring finger, mass bias on the strong side, with a weight hole in the PAP. Won’t spend much time on drilling as this will vary and coverstock is 75% of the reaction. As usual, I suggest to work with your local pro … Continue reading Ebonite Mission
As I struggle bowling once a week in a PBAx league, I realized a few things. Firstly, I’m not a pro! 🙂 Secondly, it’s quite difficult to be consistent and successful bowling only once a week. Thirdly, if you will bowl only once a week, a PBAx league may be a bigger bite than you … Continue reading Don’t Underestimate the Flat Spot!
Well, I’ve decided to endeavor into the world of expert ball reviews. Welcome to the new era of Video Ball Reviews! Tamer Bowling Video Ball Reviews By combining the best of both worlds of expert written reviews and ball videos, I’ve created a brand new, never been done before exclusive service. The keys are: Technical … Continue reading Tamer Bowling Video Ball Reviews Are Here!!!
Here’s an advanced follow-on from the earlier article, Are You Making Hand Adjustments the degree of loading or unloading of the wrist. This goes back to most of us really knowing how to release the ball one way. The frustration really settles in when even your equipment meant for dry lane conditions acts like it’s … Continue reading Loaded vs Unloaded Wrist
For years, I thought I could make hand adjustments, but when push came to shove, I really only knew how to roll the ball one way with any consistency. I didn’t practice this enough because I didn’t bowl on varied conditions enough. I really feel it makes a world of difference from the intermediate bowler … Continue reading Are You Making Hand Adjustments?
OK, so most of us have heard of a 4, 5, or 6 step deliveries. There are other less conventional # of steps, but for this article, I wanted to focus on the basics to help people who are trying to understand the concept. I will say that this is not something you want to … Continue reading How Many Steps is Your Delivery?
In today’s day and age, bowling equipment is generating lots of entry angle. Strikes look a little different than they used to. In the days of rubber and plastic, bowlers still tried to get into the pocket from right to left for a righty, but with little entry angle created by a straight ball, balls … Continue reading Is a Strike a Strike?
“I’m Furious” A value-priced “hall of fame” covered solid reactive. Drilling This ball was drilled on the smoother side. It’s pretty straight up, pin in ring finger and CG right in the center of palm. Won’t spend much time on drilling as this will vary and coverstock is 75% of the reaction. Was really looking … Continue reading Storm Furious
Firstly, what is your target? Let’s assume you use the Arrows as your target. I guess you’re all set right? Wrong! You need a targeting system. Assuming you throw a hook, you need 2 points on the lane to advance your skill level. What are these 2 points and why do you need them? Well, … Continue reading What is your targeting system?
I know that most par bowlers understand the difference. However, I thought it would be worth taking the time to explain it to the beginners and anybody who is interested in becoming a par bowler. I find myself explaining this to non-bowling athletes all the time. They seem to think it’s throwing a round ball … Continue reading House Shot vs PBA or Sport Shot
I always have mixed emotions. I hear a ton of bowlers who are thanking God that it’s over. Then there are some who still want more. I personally am in the latter camp. It is a long season and I hear many say: “It’s too nice outside to be in here!” “I’m tired of bowling … Continue reading Winter League is over, what are you doing this Summer?