Bowling

What is Transition?

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

Today we want to take some time to help you understand the concept of lane transition.  It's a word we use quite a bit but some people don't fully understand what it is, what it means or how to combat it. Let's start with a formal definition.  What is transition? There is a layer of oil applied to the lane. This oil is meant to protect the lane.  Every time you throw the ball down the lane, that layer of oil is moved or absorbed. The oil can be pushed down the lane (rarely with current modern equipment), picked up...

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Creating the Difference Acquires Movement Bowling

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

PRESS RELEASE June 1, 2016 Former bowling ball designer for Ebonite International Inc, Ronald Hickland Jr, is Creating the Difference in the Chicagoland bowling market.  He founded Creating the Difference in May 2015 primarily as a coaching company with a vision of helping bowlers and growing the sport of bowling.  With 15 years on the manufacturing side, Ronald decided to focus on listening and helping consumers with his new company.   In September 2015, Creating the Difference launched its first bowling ball cleaner, That Purple Stuff.  The cleaner is approved for use anytime by the USBC and has taken off...

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One Year of Creating the Difference

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May 8th, 2015 was a special day. It was the day my partner and I decided to start Creating The Difference. Our Mission is to inspire people to identify and reach their passion through coaching, education, mentoring, and motivating so they can unlock their potential and create a difference. We are an innovative company who is able to see when change is needed and come up with creative solutions to help. Since bowling had played such an important role in my career, I wanted a way to give back to the sport. My partner and I designed some services to...

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Motiv Jackal & Jackal Carnage

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On March 15th, the USBC put out the following press release on Bowl.com: After the ruling, Motiv quickly updated their website with the following information: CtD Bowling Store is dedicated to keeping bowlers on the lanes.  Due to the recent decision by the USBC to revoke its approval of the Motiv Jackal and Jackal Carnage, we want to help.  These are balls which we have recommended through our arsenal reviews.  Our staff has these in their own arsenals as well.  So we, too, are affected by this ruling.  We feel for those involved, especially Motiv and hope to help get...

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How Bowling Can Grow: Make it Inclusive & Make it Fun

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I recently went to my first ever Underground Bowling Association (UBA) event.  I had seen some of their videos in the past and it seemed like everyone was having fun.  This is not the norm since tournament competition can be serious. First, I met Rose, the President of the Maryland Pin Krushers.  She is just an incredible force for growing the sport and she invited me to join her team. The UBA also allowed us to introduce Creating The Difference to the membership with a table and display. Even the name of the tournament is entertaining - The Unholy Alliance.  The...

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