Bowling

Motiv Jackal & Jackal Carnage

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

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

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

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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Everyone is an Engineer at the US Open

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

This past week I had the opportunity to work at one of bowling’s most grueling events — The U.S. Open.  This event had competitors scared of the unknown oil pattern. Which proved to be very challenging and competitive. If you want help understanding a lane graph like this and how to play it, visit our website.  We offer a Lane Pattern Analysis Service.Special procedures were done by Kegel and the USBC to ensure that the lanes were flat.  This made them fair for competition.I worked on behalf of the PBA with the Xtraframe team alongside Mike Jakubowski and Jef Goodger....

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What in the world is "That Purple Stuff"???

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

One of the best parts of being an engineer is knowing how to develop products.  Being able to assemble a team with the right kind of talent accelerates bringing products to market.  Our goal at Creating The Difference is to improve bowler education.   We had an idea for a book called The Tournament Mindset.  That led us to develop a backpack with supplies to help bowlers perform better.  One of the products we included was a bowling ball cleaner.  So we decided to build our own.   We had 3 main goals when developing the cleaner Build a cleaner that...

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