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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:
You’re not getting your shoulders closed before release/your shoulders are too open.
Swing path alignment – Your arm may be swinging behind your body.
You may actually be walking in that direction and your entire body isn’t square to the line.
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:
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.
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
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Q – Who was the first left handed player to win a national PBA tournament?
A – Roy Lown from El Paso, TX
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Q – Where did Mark Roth learn to bowl as a youngster?
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