Radical Sneak Attack
Wed, 25 May 2022 17:03:38 +0000

The Sneak Attack is the latest symmetrical entry into Radical’s EZ-Use line. This ball uses the new Sneak Attack Symmetric core shape, which gives it an RG of 2.544″ and a differential of 0.036″. This is a lower flaring design than the cores used in the Payback, Bigfoot, and Double Cross, with a much higher […]

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Motiv Blue Tank
Thu, 19 May 2022 15:31:36 +0000

The Blue Tank is the newest ball from Motiv to feature a Microcell Polymer coverstock. This version is the Frixion M3 Pearl formulation, and it comes out of the box at a sanded 1000 grit finish. The Blue Tank uses the Halogen V2 core shape, which features a higher RG and lower differential design compared to […]

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Increasing Your Training Commitment – Part 2
Thu, 19 May 2022 12:57:22 +0000

In this second installment of my series on training commitment, I focus on sports psychology by framing the discussion around the 11 competencies of a newly-developed mental game model called the Gold Medal Profile for Sport Psychology (GMP-SP). As a coach, one of my most memorable experiences was coaching Team Brazil in the 2015 Pan […]

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Coach, I’ve Got a Question! – May 2022
Fri, 13 May 2022 12:27:57 +0000

In this recurring feature, I’ll be answering questions from Bowling This Month readers, or questions I’ve received from bowlers I work with, that might not require the depth of a full-length article, but that can definitely benefit more than just the person who happened to ask. Think of it as a Dear Abby column for […]

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The BTM Book Report: ‘The Talent Code’
Wed, 11 May 2022 14:42:09 +0000

Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code appropriately breaks up its lessons into three large chunks: deep practice, ignition, and master coaching. These sections offer insights into how people learn, the best ways to train for skill development, and the...

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The BTM Interview: Bryanna Coté
Fri, 06 May 2022 13:35:29 +0000

Leading up to the 2022 PWBA season, Bowling This Month has interviewed three athletes to discuss their 2021 campaigns and their preparations for 2022. In this final installment, we talk to the reigning PWBA Player of the Year, Bryanna Coté. Bryanna won the ITRC Classic in 2021 for her second career PWBA title, and she also […]

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Pin Perspectives: Bowling With Anger
Fri, 06 May 2022 12:10:38 +0000

A while back, I wrote an article entitled Bowling Angry, which discussed anger’s negative impact on bowling outcomes. Last week, during league, feeling fed up with my lackluster performance during games one and two, I found myself channeling my anger into a laser focus to bowl well and to help the team in game three. This started […]

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Track Kinetic Black Ice
Wed, 04 May 2022 20:56:07 +0000

The Track Kinetic Black Ice uses the same asymmetrical Shuttle core shape as previous Kinetic balls, with this new release being wrapped in the QR-7 Pearl coverstock. The medium flare and low RG core design allows the core to rev up, while the pearl cover allows the ball to glide through the front of the […]

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The BTM Interview: Maria Bulanova
Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:03:07 +0000

Leading up to the 2022 PWBA season, Bowling This Month has interviewed three athletes to discuss their 2021 campaigns and their preparations for 2022. In this second of three installments, we talk to PWBA sophomore Maria Bulanova. Maria was a rookie on the PWBA Tour in 2021, after being a collegiate standout at Vanderbilt University, winning the […]

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Ebonite Envision
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:25:18 +0000

The new Ebonite Envision uses the GSV-X Solid coverstock, wrapped around the new Envision asymmetrical core. The cover comes out of the box at a sanded 500/2000 SiaAir finish. The new Envision core shape has an RG of 2.501″, a total differential of 0.053″, and an intermediate differential of 0.010″. This is a higher RG and […]

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Bowl Like a Pro – Part 2
Wed, 27 Apr 2022 14:14:44 +0000

In the first installment of this Bowl Like a Pro series, we discussed the difference between technique and style, highlighting the release position as a key technical element of the game. We also talked about personal differences, such as swing plane and body position, using PBA stars EJ Tackett and Bill O’Neill as examples. Technique […]

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Better Targeting for Better Bowling
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 13:27:02 +0000

In this article, we will delve into the importance of an athlete’s vision and explore whether they use it properly or otherwise. As a bowler progresses, it becomes more and more important how they “see” the lane and use targeting. I have been spending more time in my lessons working with my students on how […]

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The BTM Interview: Julia Bond
Thu, 21 Apr 2022 18:50:15 +0000

Leading up to the 2022 PWBA season, Bowling This Month has interviewed three athletes to discuss their 2021 campaigns and their preparations for 2022. In this first of three installments, we talk to PWBA star Julia Bond. Julia won three titles in 2021, including the USBC Queens for her first major title. Julia was a […]

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DV8 Damn Good Verge Pearl
Fri, 15 Apr 2022 12:00:26 +0000

The Damn Good Verge Pearl joins the Damn Good Verge and the Medusa at the upper mid-performance price point for DV8. This new release uses the same Threshold MD symmetrical core design from the original Damn Good Verge, wrapped in the Inciter Pearl coverstock that is finished at 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Crown Factory Polish. This […]

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Peak Performance in Six Weeks
Wed, 13 Apr 2022 16:55:13 +0000

What do bowlers who win tournaments and bowlers who miss cuts have in common? Goals. By themselves, goals don’t really mean anything. Anyone who wants to achieve something needs to take action. This article is about the actions you can take when preparing for a tournament in order to achieve your best possible results. We’ll start […]

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Coach, I’ve Got a Question! – April 2022
Fri, 08 Apr 2022 13:32:08 +0000

In this recurring feature, I’ll be answering questions from Bowling This Month readers, or questions I’ve received from bowlers I work with, that might not require the depth of a full-length article, but that can definitely benefit more than just the person who happened to ask. Think of it as a Dear Abby column for […]

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Brunswick Defender
Fri, 08 Apr 2022 12:16:53 +0000

The Defender brings a new core shape and a new coverstock to the Brunswick Pro Performance line. The Activator Composite Technology cover is updated to the ACT 3.0 Solid version for this ball. It is finished with 500 and 2000 SiaAir, which allows the Defender to dig into the oil. The new Portal X core shape […]

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Pin Perspectives: Pros and Cons of Urethane Bowling Balls
Thu, 07 Apr 2022 17:19:14 +0000

In American composer and singing star Billy Joel’s classic song, “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” he sings about former President “Richard Nixon back again.” For those of us who remember, urethane was hailed as an amazing development in bowling ball coverstock composition, starting the journey that took us out of the lignum vitae, rubber, and […]

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Motiv Blue Coral Venom
Thu, 07 Apr 2022 13:56:11 +0000

The Blue Coral Venom is the latest addition to the Venom series in the current Motiv line. This ball uses the asymmetrical Gear APG core shape that was used previously in the Venom Recoil, giving it an RG of 2.47″, a total differential of 0.036″, and an intermediate differential of 0.013″. The Blue Coral features the new Coercion […]

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Keeping It Simple: Practice
Fri, 01 Apr 2022 14:00:42 +0000

Yep, another practice article. How exciting! It might not be glamorous, but practice is the foundation of a solid bowling game. Before we dive into a simple practice session routine that will keep you sharp, we must have an honest discussion—with ourselves—about expectations. I have this same conversation when giving lessons because bowlers need to […]

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