Talk Bowling Episode 123: Our Top 5 Favorite Balls of All-Time

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Nov 102016
 

Talk Bowling – Episode #123

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Question from Facebook:

Q – I have seen where Tony says he didnt lose any carry when he switched from 15 to 14 pounds. I am a senior bowler and I have been using 14 pounds for a number of years, but by the 3rd game the ball feels like it weighs 20 pounds. Would owning a 13 pound ball be helpful, either for the 3rd game, or maybe to switch to 13 for all 3 games? I am currently throwing a 14lb. Hammer Viral(avg. 185) – would going to a 13lb. Viral or balling down to a lesser performing ball be the best thing to do? – Bruce Gray

Question from YouTube:

Q – Tony & Dustin, what are your 5 favorite balls of all-time?

Tony:
1. Columbia 300 Green Messenger
2. Hammer Big Blue Pearl
3. Hammer Black Widow (Original)
4. Navy Proactive Quantum
5. Pyramid Pathogen

Dustin
1. Brunswick Speed Zone Solid
2. Storm T-Road Solid
3. Storm Secret Agent
4. Columbia Surge
5. Ebonite Grey Wolf

Upcoming Releases:

11/15 – DV8 Grudge Pearl, DV8 Freakshow Solid, Radical Fix, Radical Jackpot Solid, Columbia Tyrant, Columbia Nitrous R/S/W, Track Tundra, Hammer Rebel Solid

11/22 – Storm Code Black & Ice Storm, Roto Grip Dare Devil, Hustle POW & RIG

12/6 – Ebonite Maverick & Track Cyborg Pearl

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:

Email us questions@talkbowling.com
Facebook.com/talkbowling
Twitter: @TalkBowling
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Last Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – What year were dots and arrows added to bowling lanes and which company started the trend?
A – Brunswick in 1948.

This Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – Who was the first African-American inducted into the ABC Hall of Fame and what year were they inducted?

Closing:

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Talk Bowling Episode 122: Why Do All My Bowling Balls React The Same?

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Oct 272016
 

Talk Bowling – Episode #122

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Question from YouTube:

Q – I have an Ebonite Cyclone (my first ball) with a standard layout for length (since I didn’t have a ball to measure my PAP at the time). Later I got an IQ Tour Fusion and yesterday got an Optimus both with the same layout. (drilled for angular back end, I believe 3 3/8th PIN to PAP). I was previously dismayed that my Cyclone and IQ tour Fusion seemed to perform exactly the same despite the difference in cost. Now I’m really confused because the Optimus also gives me the same as the other two. Is this Normal? I can take the Fusion and find a nice line to the pocket, and the Optimus seems to be able to play that same line. Playing deeper in the Oil or more of the Track area doesn’t seem to matter. A few times I’ve even gotten Turkey’s Alternating Balls on the same line to the pocket.

Question from YouTube:

Q – Can a two-hander roll the inside part of the ball like pros?

Upcoming Releases:

10/31 – Motiv Primal Rage

11/1 – Quantum Forest Green Solid & Fire Pearl

11/7 – 900 Global Inception Pearl & Infrared

11/15 – DV8 Grudge Pearl, DV8 Freakshow Solid, Radical Fix, Radical Jackpot Solid, Columbia Tyrant, Columbia Nitrous R/S/W, Track Tundra, Hammer Rebel Solid

11/22 – Storm Code Black & Ice Storm, Roto Grip Dare Devil, Hustle POW & RIG

12/6 – Ebonite Maverick & Track Cyborg Pearl

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:

Email us questions@talkbowling.com
Facebook.com/talkbowling
Twitter: @TalkBowling
Leave a comment on TalkBowling.com

Last Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – Where was the first ever PBA national tournament contested?
A – Schades Bowling Academy in Albany, NY

This Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – What year were dots and arrows added to bowling lanes and which company started the trend?

Closing:

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Talk Bowling Episode 121: How To Choose The Right Thumb Accessories

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Sep 022016
 

Talk Bowling – Episode #121

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Question from YouTube:

Q – Release aids… Baby Powder, Hand Conditioner, Hada Patch, Thumb Sock, Thumb Saver, etc… For years I have struggled with releasing my thumb from the ball. I don’t know if the ball was just drilled incorrectly causing my thumb to not be able to relax or what. But up until now the solution has been to simply make the thumb hole larger(to the point that it simply falls off my thumb, forcing me to cup my wrist, squeeze the ball till the moment of release, and causing pain on the back of my hand). On my most recent ball I refused to make the thumb bigger but did have the guys in the pro shop file out a little bit of material out of the thumb insert for me . I wanted to find a solution that works and still allowed enough friction on the thumb to be able to pick up the ball using only that finger. I used quite a bit of baby powder and kind of got the hang of it (while making a huge mess) before finding these Hada Patches. I use 2 or three of them on my thumb to cover the spots that stick, and this seems to allow me to relax my thumb and get a smooth, consistent release. What is your opinion of this particular product? Have you tried any of the others that I mentioned? Are there still others out there that might be better or different? Would a wrist device also aid in the smooth release of the thumb from the ball just by virtue of the angle you are forced to hold the ball while using such a device?

Question from Facebook:

Q – Wrist rotation on release. Trying to get my thumb to stop at 11 or 12 o’clock, I’m “mostly" successful but need more consistency. Suggestions, exercises, etc?

Pyramid Balls:

Pyramid just released 4 new performance balls on 8/24:

Force
Curse
Antidote
Path Rising Aqua/Silver

Upcoming Releases:

9/20 – Track Paradox Trilogy and Ebonite Mission Unknown

10/4 – Storm Phaze II and Street Fight

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:

Email us questions@talkbowling.com
Facebook.com/talkbowling
Twitter: @TalkBowling
Leave a comment on TalkBowling.com

Last Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – What was the first PBA event held outdoors and who was the champion?
A – 1999 New York City PBA Experience – Eric Forkel

This Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – Where was the first ever PBA national tournament contested?

Closing:

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Talk Bowling Episode 120: Should I Have My Bowling Ball Repaired?

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Aug 042016
 

Episode #120

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

Question from YouTube:

Q – I’m 41 , have been throwing the same way since I was 18. I was taught to carry and throw the ball like you would a suitcase. I am trying to change over to a more conventional throw of behind the ball and letting thumb come out first and rotation with my fingers on release. Is there an easy way to train off the lanes to get the “memory" of my arm to program this way? I tend to mess up on league and throw both ways, keeping me in the high 160’s and want to get better.

Question from Facebook:

Q – I’ve had several instances of ball damage at my local bowling center lately. They’ve “repaired" my ball by filling gouges and missing chunks with clear resin at no charge. My questions are how much can this affect the balls performance? What is the centers responsibility to the customer for lanes that are continuing to cause damage to balls from screw heads that are sticking up in gutters?

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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Twitter: @TalkBowling
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Last Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – Who is the youngest person to win a PBA regional title?
A – Wesley Low Jr – 15 years old

This Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – What was the first PBA event held outdoors and who was the champion?

Closing:

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Talk Bowling Episode 119: How To Bowl On Extremely Dry Lanes

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Jul 212016
 

Talk Bowling – Episode #119

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


Question from YouTube:

Q – How far have bowling balls come, in terms of ball reaction and reading the lane, in the past 5 years? i have a storm reign supreme which is still in great shape. just wondering if it’s worth it to buy a new ball. – DOMINATIONX

Question from YouTube:

Q – What can i do to outplay dry lanes when even plastic is hooking too much? Also, does PAP matter on pancake core balls? – Nicholas Saephanh

Upcoming Product Releases:

August 9 – Brunswick Absolute Nirvana,Fanatic BTU, Radical Ridiculous Pearl & Xeno, DV8 Vandal Smash and Deviant Pearl

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:

Email us questions@talkbowling.com
Facebook.com/talkbowling
Twitter: @TalkBowling
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Last Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – What was the name of the team professional bowling organization prior to the advent of the Professional Bowlers Association?
A – National Bowling League
This Week’s Question of the Week:
Q – Who is the youngest person to win a PBA regional title?

Closing:

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