Let’s briefly breakdown what each of the above mentioned terms mean in reference to bowling balls.
- Coverstock is essentially to outer surface of the bowling ball that creates the shell. Typically, the coverstock can either be dull or shiny on a bowling ball.
- A weight block is the core of the bowling ball. Depending on the shape and density of the weight block, it can influence the reaction of the bowling ball.
- Top weight is the core variation within the bowling ball. If the core is higher in the ball, it produces a higher top weight. If the core is lower, then the bowling ball will have a lower top weight.
- Pin location simply designates the location of the top of the weight block in a bowling ball.
These definitions simply apply to the bowling ball itself. What factors not related to the make/model of the bowling ball? For this we are referring to factors such as your bowling game itself. Things such as ball speed, track flare, axis tilt, etc all play an important role in bowling. Each person has their own unique way of bowling. Knowing your game and style will
The first mistake people make when they begin a running or jogging program is that they run too fast. This will leave you out of breath and spent in about 5 or 10 minutes. When this happens people generally think to themselves that anyone who runs is crazy or likes punishing themselves.
This simply is not true. Once I found out how to run properly, I was able to run a few miles with ease and comfort.
I had been running for about a month and was up to two miles. But at the end of these two miles, I felt as if I was going to keel over and die. My legs hurt. My lungs hurt. Everything felt wrong.
I thought I would just keep running these two miles until it became easier, but it never did. It got harder, if anything.
Then I heard about a guy named Stu Mittleman. This guy had run from San Diego to New York in 56 days. Basically Stu ran two marathons a day for 56 days. So I bought his book called Slow Burn and it completely changed any negative feelings I had about running.
Here Is a Outline of a Few Approaches.
- Visualization – Visualize how you are going to roll your bowling ball in your pre-shot routine, kind of like a video or a mental picture or image
- Relaxation Or Self Hypnosis – This is one of the techniques that I feel is the root of all mental approaches like a basis for the mental game. There are several methods for this available.
- Concentration – Here is a technique I use as a pre-shot warm up. I pick out one of the dots on the approach, then stare or focus on it briefly until I can only concentrate on the dot. When I know that I can fully focus on the dot I know that I can focus on my spot or mark on the bowling lane. At this point I know that my mind is clear, focused, and I can concentrate.
- Subliminal – I use subliminal tapes or cd’s in combination with relaxation or self hypnosis. I have found only a couple of places to get these tapes or cd’s. With subliminal tapes you listen to music to distract you outer mind, while behind the music or
As long as you have sneakers or running shoes, you can start to enjoy the benefits and really experience running. Running is one of the sports that exercises your entire body and keeps your blood pumping all through out. It makes use of a lot of muscles in your body not just your feet and legs but also your upper body as well.
If you are just starting to experience running as your sport there are a couple of things that you need to know, which will help prevent you from acquiring running injuries. Whether you want to go for long distance running or short distance it is necessary that you have the right warm up. This will prevent your muscles from shock and allow it to adjust to the stress that it is about to undergo. A 10-15 minute slow jog is often recommended to start the blood flowing and your muscles moving. Remember not to run, just slow jogging as this is only the warm-up or preliminaries to your running. Once you have got your blood pumping and your muscles working, be sure to get the right stretching that your muscles need. This is one
A bowler needs to have good bowling shoes because this will ensure an easy maneuver while spinning the ball. A bowler also needs to have a bowling ball that will make them comfortable will spinning. Bowling balls come in different varieties such as plastic balls, resin, and Urethane. The resins balls are highly recommended because they allow the bowler have a thorough grip. A heavy ball for example might make the player stride backwards and cause injury. Knowing your spin ball is very crucial. After identifying the best ball, the player should get the ball fixed through drilling. This is done with the first one being full finger drilling where the middle and the ring finger get into the ball up until it reaches the middle of your finger and the fingertip in two ways.
The next important step is to choose the right shoes for the game. The best type of shoe for the player is the one that will allow the player slide while running up the lane. Brand shoes like Dexter are a perfect outfit for bowlers. The issue of whether the player is right or left handed comes into play if the bowler
I was at a high school yesterday watching their team practice.
And the attitude of a lot of these players was bad, they were just going through the motions, playing around and wasting time on the court.
The coach wasn’t there either, that happens a lot here in Japan, the coaches are also teachers at the schools, so they don’t come to practice all the times, and that can be a major problem for many of these teams.
When you play on a team, your first objective is to develop a team-first attitude.
You should be the most positive and supportive player on the team that you can be.
Think team first and me second all the time.
Having played on a good high school tennis team in Missouri, in my first year in high school, I can tell you this,
The more I developed a team-first attitude, the better I played in practice and the better our team played in matches.
Because a positive attitude is contagious and it will spread through your team like wildfire!!
A team-first attitude is powerful and it will help everyone get into the
This was invented in Canada at a local alley, where customers complained that the original tenpin game was simply too difficult and strenuous. The owner invented this for them, and they fell in love with the games simplicity. Because the ball is smaller and lighter, and because lofting is allowed, this game is very popular with senior citizens who do not have to strain as much in order to play the game.
The pins in this game are arranged in a V and typically are wrapped with a thick rubberband to make them fly farther when hit. The center pin is worth five points, while the next closest pins are worth three points each, and the outermost pins are worth only two points. The maximum score you can earn on each frame is 15, and strikes and spares are accounted for the same way as in regular bowling. The highest score possible in this game is 450, which is very rare because of the fact that splits are so much more common.
While currently this game is only popular in Canada, there are occasionally small centers that are equipped to play this game. This is probably
The fact of the matter is that a true “hoverboard” will float above the ground without touching it. What we are talking about here is actually a gyroscopically balanced platform that will only move when “told” to move. Like it or not, over the past year these have come to be known on the internet as hoverboards. Name drama aside, the way you use one is by standing on it just as you would stand on flat ground. With your weight evenly balanced between your heels and toes, the unit will not move, even if someone pushes you. You must tilt your feet slightly toe-down in order to move forward.
This does not take a lot of pressure, and you will find that you actually need to lean forward slightly in order to prevent the hoverboard from moving forward without you. It takes about a minute for your brain to learn the algorithms of how much to lean forward for a given amount of toe pressure, and about 5 minutes to get good at it.
Most people who fall, do so because they try to step on the board before they understand how it works. Since
Picking up spares is the one thing that even a beginner bowler can learn to dramatically improve their game. It can easily make the difference between a 110 and 180 average!
While strikes are an important thing to learn, for a beginning to intermediate level bowler, I advise this: Clear your spares and the strikes will come. You will beat most of the competition by simply clearing your frames.
Professional bowlers use a “spare ball”. That being a regular, plastic ball they use solely for the purpose of picking up their spares.
Even if you have your own ball, try using one of the regular, plain-colored, plastic “house” balls to pick up your spares. They are drilled to roll perfectly straight, enabling you to better hit your target.
Take the time to learn how to effectively pick up your spares. Start by looking at your body posture and stance. The way you hold yourself makes a difference. When your wrist is straight yet relaxed and your arm flows smoothly and in a straight arc forward (not curving around your body and back) your aim will be more accurate.
The easiest bowling technique to