Bowling

The Power of Positive

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Today we are going to talk about being positive.  This is something that can be used both in bowling and in life.  Here at Creating the Difference, we are always striving for growth. We do this through reading and/or listening to audiobooks as well as finding inspiring people to follow on social media. Realistic Positivity One of the vlogs we follow recently did a video about realistic positivity.  I think the "realistic" part there is what some people forget.  No one has a life full of rainbows and sunshine.  It's how we react to the thunderstorms and clouds which sets...

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Do you have a Urethane ball in your bag?

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Urethane was the popular coverstock choice in the 80’s.  It hooked earlier than polyester coverstocks and was more durable. That technology began to fade once Reactive Resin bowling balls became popular in the 90’s.  Reactive Resin was longer and more angular, it wasn’t as durable, but that was the price you paid for the added performance.  The truth is, reactive resin balls are actually urethane based with a liquid additive called plasticizer.  This additive gives the ball the ability to absorb and it changes the texture of the coverstock.  Reactive Resin technology hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years...

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What is the difference between Pin up and Pin down Drilling on a Bowling Ball?

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The explanation given in this blog is valid for 95% of bowlers. However, there are always exceptions to the rule. For this blog, we will stick to the majority of bowlers who will be reading it. If you feel that you are in the other 5%, check out this video to learn more about ball motion. The above pictures are of the exact same ball with two different layouts.  The colors indicate the numerical impact that drilling has on the core shape. As you put holes in a bowling ball, the colors shift based on the size and depth of...

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Lane Pattern Analysis

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  We get many questions about lane patterns. Let me preface this by saying there are many, many patterns and as technology advances, there will be more to come. This is a general overview of how to read a lane graph, and how play the specific pattern called the Detroit Cup. The blue graph above is the shape and length of the pattern from the foul line to the head pin from an overhead perspective. The shape of the pattern is similar to a Christmas tree. This is a common shape for many patterns today. The red and green graph...

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Getting Prepared for Junior Gold and Steps for Success

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Written by Dustin Zehner Whether it be your first time or you are a veteran to the tournament, Junior Gold succeeds to be one of the best and most challenging youth tournaments. Preparation is super important for the tournament. Now that the USBC no longer uses WTBA patterns, we never know exactly what to expect in the 16 games of qualifying, the advancers rounds or match play. This means  you must be prepared for anything to come at you. So here are some steps I recommend going through to being able to tackle the challenging patterns and having success this...

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