TAKE 2 Once you get this, you’ll never go back to the way you used to think about buying balls! I have discussed this in a previous video, see links below. but I thought about bringing this topic back and simplifying it for 2022. Give you a way to think about very simply. So everytime … Continue reading Arsenal Building 101
Alright so we are moving forward with this journey. I received lots of feedback, mostly supportive. As mentioned previously, injury has forced me to change things up. This is an opportunity to learn something new while also maintaining my skill level one-handed in case I would like to compete during the transition. And I think … Continue reading Two-Hand Transition Part 1
It appears the time has come. We’ve been watching Jason Belmonte for years now dominate the PBA Tour. Anybody paying attention can see the youth coming up wanting to bowl 2-handed. Why? Power? It’s enticing. Rev rate is easily generated without a thumb in the ball. At the same time, there has been much debate … Continue reading Switching to 2-Hand Bowling
I frequently mention that I typically like to “crack the factory polish” on many out of the box polished balls. This is not an exclusive thing to Storm just to be clear. With this ball, it is long and crazy sideways with the factory polish. The downlane angle is impressive to be completely honest but … Continue reading Storm Phaze III Surface Adjustment
Today we will focus on the new Storm Crux Prime and how surface affects ball motion on the house shot. Polished We started by shining the Crux Prime with Storm Xtra Shine. I could play the Crux going 6 to 3 up the boards but more typically about 12 to 7 or 8. Honestly, it … Continue reading Storm Crux Prime Surface Tutorial
Today we are adding a new video to our Tutorials. This one is about the impact of layouts. Briefly let’s discuss what affects ball motion. So what affects ball motion at a macro level? Assuming we are eliminate as many variables as possible, the surface of the ball affects 70% of the ball reaction while … Continue reading Layout Tutorial: Storm Physix Bowling Ball Review
Welcome to our Tutorial Series. Today I want to cover surface changes and how they affect ball motion. This is part 2, using a strong ball, the Motiv Trident Abyss to show you the transition through surface changes. This is less about the ball and more about how strong asyms react to surface changes. As … Continue reading Surface Tutorial: Motiv Trident Abyss Review
Welcome to our Tutorial Series. Today I want to cover surface changes and how they affect ball motion. We will do this in 2 parts. Part 1 here will use a middle of the road ball, the Storm HyRoad X on a house shot. There are a lot of nuances and our sport can be … Continue reading Surface Tutorial: HyRoad X Review
14 vs 15 Pounds… Some time ago I wrote about 15 vs 16 pound bowling balls and the differences when dropping a pound. A majority of bowlers are throwing 15 pounds, with 16 pounds and then 14 pound equipment. It’s funny that years ago when 16 pound was the majority, it was thought to be … Continue reading 14 vs 15 Pound…What’s the Story
So here we are again. I’ve taken my time to write about this as I am still hesitant. “Cautiously optimistic” would be the appropriate description of my feelings. How did we get here? Part 1. I started the story that originally started in 2009 (with pictures!!!). Part 2. I further discussed the issue with many … Continue reading Bicep Injury…Visit to “Sweet Lou”
Previously, I had discussed my personal injury. Unfortunately, it has kept me relatively uncompetitive for the last 3 years. I thought I had done everything the doctors and therapists said, yet here we go again. My saga has taken a turn for the worse. It seems I have likely torn my bicep again. Not even … Continue reading Bicep Injury…Part 3
Recently, Ron Hoppe of the International Art of Bowling (IAB) performed a video analysis of a short video I sent him. I discussed it during the interviews with Jason Belmonte and Diandra Asbaty. IAB is a coaching company Jason, Diandra, and Ron have collaborated to form. To give you a good idea of what it’s … Continue reading Video Analysis of Coach T by Ron Hoppe
One of our friends recently wrote the following comments. I thought it was poignant and worth a more in depth look. David H wrote: Coach, first off, let me compliment you and everyone at TamerBowling. You and your staff do a great job of reviewing equipment. You have made yourself available to me to bounce … Continue reading Are Manufacturers Killing us with Equipment?
Recently, professional bowlers and coaches Jason Belmonte and Diandra Asbaty sat down with us at Tamer Bowling to discuss their latest endeavor. Together with Gold Coach Ron Hoppe, they started a coaching company known as the International Art of Bowling or IAB. You can check their website out at www.IABowling.com. They spend some time in … Continue reading International Art of Bowling with Belmo and Diandra
As the next part of the discussion related to the bicep injury, here is a personal exchange I had with Mr. Paul Butcher. He is an orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapist at the New Mexico Sports Fitness and Physical Therapy practice. He writes monthly articles for Bowling This Month. Hello Mr. Butcher, My name … Continue reading Bicep Injury: Scapular and Core Weakness
To start off the series on health, I wanted to discuss my own injury. Three seasons ago, in December 2009, I suffered a bicep injury. I was bowling two nights a week at that time and had started to feel strain in my bicep. At the time, I was averaging 230 and feeling pretty good … Continue reading The Bicep Injury
…that is the question! What’s the Story? Depending on when you started bowling, you may have been taught – formally or not – how to throw a bowling ball. There has always been, and remains, a teaching element to accuracy, which can be focused on to varying degrees. Then hopefully, we were all taught how … Continue reading To Lift or Not to Lift
Recently, I came across an interesting piece of software. Since I already have Digitrax which was licensed to Ebonite, I was curious about this new software they have developed. On the surface, it seems aimed at the pro shops and ultimately intended to help sell Ebonite International brand bowling balls. However, it is still fascinating … Continue reading Ebonite Blueprint Software
Where is the sport of bowling going? I recently read John Jowdy’s article “Are Modern Drilling Methods Technically Illegal?” in the September 2011 issue of Bowling This Month. Mr Jowdy offers his opinion around today’s bowling ball technology and brings in a few bowling notables who wax poetic about where the sport has gone and … Continue reading Where is the Sport of Bowling Going?
Well, for those that require instant gratification, the answer is an emphatic yes. For those who want to be convinced, read on and make your own conclusion. Now for an explanation… I can tell you from an immediate experience how obvious this became to me. I have thrown other bowlers’ equipment here and there to … Continue reading How Critical Is Layout Anyway?