Talk Bowling Episode 115: Why Am I Missing My Target Right & Vintage Bowling Balls

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May 242016
 

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Question from Twitter:

Q – Why am I consistently missing my target to the right? @Jason_Korn on Twitter

A – There are several reasons why you could be missing your target to the right:

  1. You’re not getting your shoulders closed before release/your shoulders are too open.

  2. Swing path alignment – Your arm may be swinging behind your body.

  3. You may actually be walking in that direction and your entire body isn’t square to the line.

  4. Dominant eye – Right handed bowlers who are left eye dominant will often miss right. I have this issue and I have to aim 2 boards inside of my target in order to hit it. (Dustin)

 

Question from YouTube:

 

Q – Tony why is it that in some balls that you use finger inserts but in some balls you don’t? Is there a reason? Greg Khan

A –  Greg, great question.  As you have noticed over time I will change my grip.  I will bounce between grips, no grips and even sarge easter for a period of time.  I am looking for a specific feel and I use those different grips to achieve that feel.  I do not bowl as much as I used to so there can be long gaps between bowling and sometimes I just need a certain feel to get the desired release and motion I am looking for.  I am a big advocate for the way the ball feels in your hand and I am always willing to play with grips, spans and pitches to get that certain feel.

Question from YouTube:

Q – Why don’t companies do re-releases of classic balls that were and still are so popular years later?

A – Brunswick does have a vintage series where they release updated versions of old favorites. So far they’ve released the Johnny Petraglia Vintage LT-48, Gold Rhino Pro and Danger Zone. Ebonite re-released the Gamebreaker as the Gamebreaker 2.

There are a few reasons why many companies may not re-release classic balls:

  1. Lane conditions and oils have changed so much since some balls were released. If you threw a Piranha in the 90’s and the re-released the exact ball today, you’re not going to see the same reaction.

  2. Many times they’re unable to get the same materials that a ball was once made with or they source their resin from a different company.

All companies do use parts of older favorites even to this day. For example, the Gas Mask core from the Black Widow has been used in numerous balls. Same with the Inverted Fe2 core from the Hy-Road which is a variation of the core used in the Black Thunder, T-Road Solid, etc.

The same with coverstocks. The Cyclone uses the GB 10.7 coverstock that was used on The One. The Storm Match series, Ride series and Tropical series all use the Reactor coverstock that’s been used for years on balls like the Agent and Spit Fire.

 

Upcoming Product Releases:

June 7 – Storm Snap Lock & Rocket Ship

June 8 – Motiv Freestyle Black/Blue Pearl and Black/Pink Pearl

June 21 – Roto Grip Hustle Purple/Raspberry/Orange and Silver/Aqua/Yellow

 

Contests:

We give a bowling ball away each week on bowlingball.com. Just click the 52 weeks/52 winners image on the right side of the page to register.

Bowlingboards.com also gives away a bowling ball each week. Head over to bowlingboards.com, register and make at least one post per week to be entered.

Pyramid Bowling also has weekly giveaways on their Facebook page, facebook.com/PyramidBowling.

All contests reset each week, so be sure and sign up every week.

 

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Last Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – Who was the first left handed player to win a national PBA tournament?

A – Roy Lown from El Paso, TX

This Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – Where did Mark Roth learn to bowl as a youngster?

 

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Talk Bowling Episode 114: PAP and Plastic Bowling Balls & Why Do I Tug The Ball?

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Apr 292016
 

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Question from Facebook:

Q – Does PAP affect plastic bowling balls?

A – Your PAP isn’t determined by the ball but by how you release it. Your PAP should be measured just as it’s hitting the lane. This is before the core or lane surface is able to have an effect on the roll of the ball. A plastic ball is the best kind of bowling ball to measure your PAP with though, as it will have the least amount of flare.

Here is the link to the video we did on finding your PAP (positive axis point):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsYDqvSLplY

 

Question from YouTube:

Q – How do I stop tugging the bowling ball?

A –  There are a few reasons why you may be tugging the ball but the most common culprit is timing. I know for me personally, whenever my feet get fast, I tend to miss inside. The ball has to catch up with my feet and I end up tugging the ball inside.

Another possible reason could be not keeping your shoulders square to the line. Opening your shoulders too much to the lane can cause you to pull your bowling shoulder back to the line during the downswing, and therefore tugging the ball inside your intended line.

 

Upcoming Product Releases:

May 10 – New Brunswick Rhino series & 2 new T Zones

May 10 – DV8 Outcast Blue Bruiser (new color)

May 10 – Pyramid Pathogen will be re-released

June 7 – Storm Snap Lock & Rocket Ship

 

Contests:

We give a bowling ball away each week on bowlingball.com. Just click the 52 weeks/52 winners image on the right side of the page to register.

Bowlingboards.com also gives away a bowling ball each week. Head over to bowlingboards.com, register and make at least one post per week to be entered.

Pyramid Bowling also has weekly giveaways on their Facebook page, facebook.com/PyramidBowling.

All contests reset each week, so be sure and sign up every week.

 

How to contact us

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Facebook.com/talkbowling

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Last Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – What was the highest scoring match in PBA history, which bowlers were involved and what were the game scores?

A – Pete Weber vs. Tom Baker, 300-300 tie in 1981 at Celebrity Lanes in Denver was the first time this happened. Also, 1987 – Norm Duke vs Purvis Granger,  1993 – Dave Ozio vs Mike Edwards, 1995 – Norm Duke vs Doug Wallace. (Thanks to Peter Fazzino who answered correctly)

 

This Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – Who was the first left handed player to win a national PBA tournament?

 

Be sure to watch the PBA League Semifinals this Sunday at 1:00 PM on ESPN.

 

Closing:

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Talk Bowling Episode 113: Does Plugging My Bowling Ball Effect Ball Motion?

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Apr 152016
 


Talk Bowling is proud to be bringing you the latest information from the bowling industry, bowling tips and updates from the largest internet bowling website, bowlingball.com.

Question from Facebook:

Q – For those people who purchase used equipment, how does plugging and re-drilling affect ball motion? On another note, does plugging and re-drilling increase the likelihood of cracking?

A – As far as ball motion goes plugging and re-drilling should not affect it much. If the holes being plugged are normal depths and not odd places on the original drill then you should see minimal effect on overall motion. With that being said if the holes are deeper than normal or in a place where they may have removed more mass from the core of the ball then you may see some variances in ball motion after the ball has been plugged and re-drilled. Your pro shop operator should know before they do the work if there is a chance of this after the ball has been re-drilled.

As for the second part of your question about cracking. The general answer is no, plus materials used today are very advanced and should not promote cracking in those areas. There is always a chance since the material used to plug a hole is different than the material of the coverstock, that the ball could crack in those areas. Most times we see this when the ball has been subjected to temperature changes or prolonged time in extreme temperatures. For the most part, plugging and re-drilling is perfectly fine and a great way to play with layouts or try new balls for less money.

Upcoming Product Releases:
April 19 – Storm Match, Match Pearl & 2 new Tropical Storms
April 27 – Motiv Venom Cobra
May 10 – New Brunswick Rhino series & 2 new T Zones
May 10 – Pyramid Pathogen will be re-released

Facebook Update:
The results are in from our Sweet 16 Favorite Bowling Character – Roy Munson from Kingpin is the champion. We would like to thank all of our followers that participated in this fun little contest/survey. Fred Flintstone was a close second in the bracket.

bowlingball.com PBA Maine Shootout:
We would like to congratulate Ryan Ciminelli on winning the shootout tournament over Tommy Jones last weekend in Portland, Maine. We are proud to have been involved with this great event and hope that many of you were able to enjoy the tournament hosted on Xtra Frame.

Contests:
We give a bowling ball away each week on bowlingball.com. Just click the 52 weeks/52 winners image on the right side of the page to register.

Bowlingboards.com also gives away a bowling ball each week. Head over to bowlingboards.com, register and make at least one post per week to be entered.

Pyramid Bowling also has weekly giveaways on their Facebook page, facebook.com/PyramidBowling.

All contests reset each week, so be sure and sign up every week.

How to contact us
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Last Week’s Question of the Week:
Q – What was the name of the first rubber ball ever produced, and what year was it introduced?
A – “Evertrue" 1905

This Week’s Question of the Week:
Q – What was the highest scoring match in PBA history, which bowlers were involved and what were the game scores?

Be sure to watch the PBA League Quarterfinals this Sunday at 1:00 PM on ESPN.

Closing:
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Talk Bowling Episode 112: bowlingball.com Maine Shootout

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Apr 012016
 

Talk Bowling is proud to be bringing you the latest info from the bowling industry, bowling tips and updates from the largest internet bowling website, bowlingball.com

PBA Sponsorship:
bowlingball.com is proud to announce that we are the title sponsor of the PBA Maine Shootout. This tournament runs from April 4th-6th and will be streamed live, in its entirety, on Xtra Frame.

If you don’t subscribe to Xtra Frame and want to watch this tournament, the PBA offer 3 day passes for $3.99.

We are also the proud sponsor of the 2 time defending PBA League Champion Silver Lake Atom Splitters.

Team members: Chris Barnes, Jesper Svensson, Dick Allen, Tom Daugherty, Matt McNiel

PBA League matches will be aired on ESPN for 4 consecutive Sundays, starting on April 17th.

Viewer Question:
Q – Tony, when you throw 14 pound balls do you see any deflection or any more corner pins then with a 15 pound? – jmp4469872

A – No not at all. For me my carry percentage went through the roof when I made the change to 14 lbs. I was able to get more on the ball without increasing my ball speed too much. I see less corner pins with 14 then when I throw 15.

Contact Us:
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Trivia Question:
Q – What was the name of the first rubber ball ever produced and what year was it introduced?
Contests:
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Facebook:
Right now we are running a Sweet 16 bracket to determine bowling’s favorite character. People like The Dude, Ernie McCracken, Fred Flintstone and more. You can vote for your favorites to move on to the next round and you’ll have the opportunity to win some prizes along the way. Find us at facebook.com/bowlingballcom
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TalkBowling Episode 111 – Jason Belmonte Interview Taped Live From Australia

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May 082012
 

Questions we asked Jason Belmonte:

1.Tell us about the season you had and what it would mean to you to be player of the year?
2.How are things at home with the birth of your second child, Hugo?
3.What kind of sacrifices have you had to make in your bowling career and with your family?
4.What do you like most about Storm equipment?
–a.What is your favorite ball?
–b.How has Storm helped with your success in your career?
5.How did you develop the 2 handed release?
6.How is life on the PBA Tour?
–a.Give me the good, the bad, and the ugly?
–b.What type of assistance do you get on tour?
7.I see you are co-owner of a coaching company called the International Art of Bowling, can you tell us more about this and your role in the company?
8.What can you tell us about your new Youth Tour that will be starting soon?
9.Who was your greatest influence growing up and who did you look up to in bowling?

Sponsor:

This episode is brought to you by Storm the bowlers company.

TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL with the Storm Manic and the Storm Fringe.
Available this May 22nd.

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Last Week’s Question of the Week:
Q – Who was the first professional athlete to complete in a national PBA Tour event?
A – Larry Sieple – punter, Super Bowl Champion Miami Dolphins, circa 1974 at Bird Bowl in Miami, Fla.

Question of the Week:
Q – Who was the first PBA bowler to roll more than one 300 game in the same tournament on multiple occasions?
A – Watch the next episode

New Releases / Videos:

Choose Your Path Contest – Congratulations to COREY P on being selected as the winner of the Choose Your Path Contest! Chris is the lucky winner of a Pyramid Path bowling ball (Any Color/Weight), Path Bowling Bag (Any Color/Model) and Any Pyramid Shoe! Thank you to all who participated!

Contest reminder:
bowlingball.com gives away a brand new bowling ball every week of the year. 52 weeks, 52 winners. All you have to do is signup for our contest weekly.
Also through the end of the 2012, there is a separate giveaway just for participating on BowlingBoards.com. Come join the community of bowlers there, discuss equipment, lane conditions, tips, techniques, and more. Every post you make is an entry into a drawing for a brand new bowling ball.

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