“How Cruel Can you Be?” A quick revving hybrid when you want to control the backends. Drilling Won’t spend much time on drilling as this will vary and coverstock accounts 75% of the reaction. As usual, I suggest to work with your local pro to find what best works for you. First Impressions This is … Continue reading Motiv Cruel C51 Ball Review
See written review and video at Hammer Midnight Vibe Ball Review Here is a supplemental review with Digitrax Analysis. Below, you can see all tracks and the average track as recorded by Ebonite Digitrax. On the left, you can see the statistical analysis. I am bowling on a medium to medium-light house shot with dry … Continue reading Hammer Midnight Vibe Digitrax Analysis
You hear a lot about a ball’s flare potential. This ball has a max flare of 3 inches, this one has a max flare of 6+. What does it mean??? Flare: To expand or open outward in shape. First, let’s define ball flare itself. When a ball flares, that means that as it rolls, it … Continue reading What is Ball Flare?
So I was recently in the Bay area. Whenever I travel, I like to stop in – and sometimes bowl at – the local bowling centers. A quick google search turned up Sea Bowl in Pacifica, CA. Norm Duke was recently there to meet and greet a Prodigy competition winner so an article was posted … Continue reading Bowling by the Bay…
“Resurrect the Resurgence” A medium condition ball with good midlane and strong backend that let’s you swing it. Drilling Won’t spend much time on drilling as this will vary and coverstock accounts 75% of the reaction. As usual, I suggest to work with your local pro to find what best works for you. First Impressions … Continue reading Columbia Burst Ball Review
“Good Vibes” A medium to light condition go-to ball with a proven core from Hammer. Drilling Won’t spend much time on drilling as this will vary and coverstock accounts 75% of the reaction. As usual, I suggest to work with your local pro to find what best works for you. First Impressions A lot of … Continue reading Hammer Midnight Vibe Ball Review
Most people nowadays like to see BIG hook, but is it ideal to have the ball hooking so much? What is the affect of high entry angles? I won’t go into the virtues of “straighter is greater” in this article but wanted to specifically touch on entry angle. There has been a theoretical assumption out … Continue reading Want better scores on THS, check your entry angle…
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