Bowling

That Purple Stuff Bowling Ball Cleaner Becomes the Only Cleaner Allowed at World Cup 2017

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

That Purple Stuff Bowling Ball Cleaner becomes the only cleaner approved for use during QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup 2017.

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The Down & Dirty of Interchangeable Thumbs

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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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A Key to Higher Scoring in League Bowling: Two of the Same Type of Ball

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

A couple years ago, I averaged 237 in a league. People often asked me for tips to having a high league average. Obviously there are a lot of factors that play into scoring. Most importantly -- the lane condition. What bowling ball or balls should you have in your arsenal for league bowling? Most league lane patterns or house shots are built to help you get your ball to the pocket. This is because there is typically a high concentration of oil in the middle of the lane and less oil outside. As bowlers, we tend to use aggressive bowling...

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How Drilling and Core Shape Affect Performance

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

For the pro shops out there, this blog of Creating the Difference will compare two different layouts in various core shapes for a specific style of player to see which hooks more – a 3.5 pin from the axis or a 5.5 pin from the axis. In this test, we will examine the performance effect of these layouts as well as the mass property changes through drilling. To begin, here is some information about the bowler used in this test: Left-handed League average 247 High Series 899 Rev Rate 450 RPM Ball Speed 21.16 MPH Axis Rotation 45 degrees Axis...

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