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How to Use Creating The Difference Products

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

The questions we get asked all the time are, "How do we use this stuff?" and "When do we use it?" If you like to watch video, check out this video.  If you're a reader, scroll down and we explain it in words. First, let's explain there are 2 categories of WHEN to use products while bowling.  The USBC determines these categories and the lists can be found on their website.  Products can either be used Before and After Bowling or Anytime.  To be used Anytime, it must have USBC Approved Anytime Logo on the label and be listed on...

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TruCut by CtD A Sanding Pad Made For Bowling Balls

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

  Click Here to Purchase TruCut By CtD TruCut by CtD is a NEW sanding pad developed for bowling balls.  Click here for a quick explanation of this product. Click here to learn how to use TruCut by CtD Click here to learn how to clean TruCut by CtD The retail price is $5.95 for one pad.  If you are looking for a deal on the pads you should look at the three pack combo pricing or higher.  TruCut by CtD has four main advantages compared to the competition. The grit on the pad is what it cuts a bowling ball Most other...

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RECAP: New Bowling Ball Showcase 2018 Bowl Expo

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

Bowl Expo is a industry trade show event. Even though consumers are not allowed, it is an opportunity for us, as a pro shop, to bring back valuable information to you. This week allowed us to throw or watch people throw the new balls from Brunswick, Radical, DV8, 900 Global, Storm, Roto Grip, Ebonite, Hammer, Columbia and Track. After watching different styles of bowlers and reviewing videos of the balls, here is what we saw and what we think about the new products. You’ll first note that each ball is labeled by its ball motion; either Straight, Traction, Continuous or...

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The Down & Dirty of Interchangeable Thumbs

Posted by Levi Allen on

Today, let’s talk about interchangeable thumb systems. It is almost universally agreed that having interchangeable thumbs is yet another way to improve your game through consistency. They offer the ability to have the same feel in every ball, and the ability to have multiple sizes of thumb holes eliminating most tape use. There are three major brands available today: Turbo Switch Grip, Ultimate and Vise. Let’s take a closer look at these options. Turbo Switch Grip General Switch Grips are a 3-piece assembly (outer sleeve, inner sleeve, and slug/insert). They only allow the use of a 1-1/4” or 1-3/8” slug/insert....

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Industry Showcase

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

Tuesday was the annual Industry Showcase.  We were able to throw almost all new and upcoming releases from Brunswick, Radical, DV8, Storm, Rotogrip, 900 Global, Hammer, Track, Columbia 300 and Ebonite.  These were the only companies allowed at the showcase.  During the showcase, we had the same tester throw all of the balls.  Here are the specs on our tester: Right-handed Ball Speed: 18.5 Rev Rate: 400 Axis Rotation: 45 degrees Axis Tilt: 10 degrees We used his feedback, the information released by the manufacturers, as well as what we saw on the lanes from other bowlers to come up...

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