Some history Since reactives came out, using a straighter ball was necessary for spares. Using a reactive ball decreased the margin of error for spares (particularly right-side spares for Righties and opposite for Lefties) because they reacted hard off the dry. You would have to point the ball toward the channel and have it hook … Continue reading Spare Shooting, questioning convention…
I love using Urethane for spares! Why? One word, control! Urethane is the definition of smooth control. I’ve posted a few articles on urethane so take a look at those (Storm Natural, Urethane: Evolution….) Let me share some personal experience. I used to use my strike ball for spares. Before you go, “what?!?”, I can … Continue reading Urethane again??? Yes, for spares!
OK, I will admit I love watching bowling. I think I’ve seen every repeat on ESPN Classic! The PBA has been working hard to turn itself into a profitable business again and I applaud there efforts. However, something must be said about Sunday’s show, the 2010 Go RVing Match play Championship! OK, the mixed conditions … Continue reading Was that boring or what??
OK, I mean your shoe covers 🙂 When it’s raining out, what do you do when you enter the bowling center? Some of this might sound obvious but I am still amazed at how often people almost fall over on their first throw of the night. In case you are not aware, you really want … Continue reading Grab your Booties…
OK, so let’s talk about balance… In today’s modern game, a lot of guys like to grip it and rip it. The equipment has tons of backend and people love to see that huge move on the backend while shredding the rack. Hey, I used to be one of those! However, my game has evolved … Continue reading Balance and Leverage…again
How does lane play differ in winter vs spring? Do you ever go bowling at league this time of year and think, “My ball is dead!”? Well if you bowl in a part of the country where winter is just over and spring is in the air, there might be another answer. In the northeast, … Continue reading Holy Heat, Batman!
Is it the same thing? Well…not exactly. Perfection: An exemplification of supreme excellence Excellence: The state of excelling or being exceptionally good Sounds pretty close doesn’t it? I like to think of it in bowling terms. What do you relate to perfection? Most people I know think 300! Well, bowling a 300 all the time … Continue reading Perfection or Excellence?
“Mr. Freeze” A value-priced pearl reactive. Drilling This ball was drilled pin in ring finger and CG on the strong side. There’s a weight hole on the PAP. As usual, I suggest to work with your local pro to find what best works for you. First Impressions This is one fantastic ball for a medium … Continue reading Columbia Freeze
“Al Natural” The urethane ball I decided to try out from the current crop of urethane balls on the market. Drilling: This ball was drilled pin above and in between fingers and CG on the slightly strong side of center. Won’t spend much time on drilling as this will vary and coverstock is 75% of … Continue reading Storm Natural
This seems to change all the time depending on the house, how long you have the ball, the look you have that night. I have to say that I love my Columbia Freeze right now. Very stable, controllable ball with plenty of consistent backend. What’s your favorite?
What is the right weight for you? Assuming you are capable of throwing either weight, which one is right for you? For a long time, it was always thought the heavier the ball the better. In the end, it comes down to physics. A heavier ball can transfer more energy to the pins on impact. … Continue reading 15 or 16 pounds?
Anchor: a firm and stable cohesive source of support and stability or it could just weigh you down… So who should be the anchor? You could look at this simply or with complexity. In my experience, most teams select the highest average bowler to be the anchor. Sounds logical, doesn’t it? I can’t argue too … Continue reading Who’s your Anchor?
There’s been a big move to bring back Urethane recently. So what’s the hype about? For those of us who did not grow up in the Urethane era, it represents a completely different reaction than you see today. The reality is urethane was a revolution from plastic/rubber and reactive resin was a revolution from urethane. … Continue reading Urethane: Evolution, Revolution, or Devolution?
What is leverage? It is the mechanical advantage or power to influence, in this case, a bowling ball. What should your arm do? A lot of bowlers have a tendency to make the mistake of thinking that leverage comes from your bowling arm. Typical house bowlers usually have a rev rate of less than 250 … Continue reading Where do you get leverage from?
Welcome to TamerBowling.com! This site is dedicated to all things bowling. I will talk about bowling balls, techniques, coaching tips, honor scores, tournaments, anything you want. Typical House Bowlers will be able to discuss issues as they relate to the typical house shot. I will take the time to explain in detail tips that you … Continue reading Hello Bowlers!