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Finding and posting tournaments

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My name is Scott Keplinger and I am a high school golf coach, former baseball coach and special education teacher at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, CA. Within the past month I have released a new website www.findtournamentsnow.com to help promote tournaments of all kinds. It is designed to help individuals or team coaches find events to play in or post events for others to find. I believe the site can be another good… Continue

Added by Scott keplinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:54pm — No Comments

September tournament

I'd appreciate if anyone knows the location for the September tournament. I'm also looking to join a scratch league. If there are any spots open, please let me know. 

Regards, Vijay

vijay.n.krishnamoorthy@gmail.com

Added by VIJAY KRISHNAMOORTHY on September 7, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

My thought process of aiming.

I have noticed a lack of material on what is going on in the mind of a bowler when he selects his target and his aiming process. I have had to develop my own system which is probably not all inclusive. Since the ball is set down about 5 or 6 boards to the right of a right-handers ankle at release; I started aiming my big toe 5 boards to the left of my intended board of delivery. For instance; if I am trying to set the ball on the 18th board I aim my left big toe at the 23rd board and try to end… Continue

Added by Timothy Small on July 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

WRECKER

WRECKER



I took on a fresh 41' house shot. My game is that I'm a tweener with about 300rpm and 15.5 mph ball speed. When I tried to throw this ball around the 10th board out to the 5th board with my lack of ball speed, the Wrecker went sideways and finished high or through the nose. So I thought about a surface change. I took a 4000 pad and hand sanded the Wrecker to dull it down a little. After sanding it, I played the lanes 10 to 5 and the ball was a little earlier but the backend… Continue

Added by Ricky L. Woods on January 24, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

DISTURBED

DISTURBED



WOW!!!! I know this isn't a good review but WOW... Well let me get started, I took this ball to bowl on a 39' house shot. When I tested this ball, I had six other people on this pair because I wanted the lanes to get dried up faster so I could see how long I could use it. I used this ball for about six games before it got to be too early. I'm a tweener around 300 rpm with about 15.5 mph ball speed. For a dull box finish ball, this Disturbed is not disturbing. It'll make… Continue

Added by Ricky L. Woods on January 24, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

DEFIANT SOUL

DEFIANT SOUL



I took my Defiant Soul out for the real test today. I bowled on a 39' house shot. I'm a tweener rev rate around 300, ball speed 15 mph. I first took my Defiant and played 12 to 5 and it looked very good with a strong arc to the pocket. So I then took my Defiant Soul and played the lanes in the same area. Super clean through the fronts with a great big move to the pocket. Talk about hit, this ball will slap pins all over the place. I'm really impressed with this ball. I… Continue

Added by Ricky L. Woods on January 24, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

IQ TOUR REVIEW BY STORM STAFFER DANIEL SKITT

The IQ Tour is an amazing ball for all types of bowlers because of it's versitility. This ball is smooth, controlling, reads the lanes well and allows you to controls the back end. I would recommend this ball for medium to heavy conditions. It clears the front part of the lane and still responds, comparable to a pearl ball. Mine is drilled pin up and I have adjusted the surface to 1000 abralon using a surface factory machine for slicker conditions.

Added by Daniel Skitt on October 7, 2012 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Berserk Review

This ball is great when the lanes break down and there is some back end. Love the color and the roll as it goes down the lane. I would use this ball on the medium type of conditions because it tends to slide too much when there is oil. I put 1000 abralon finish on the ball with a surface factory machine because it shines up in a few games.

Added by Daniel Skitt on October 7, 2012 at 12:56am — No Comments

ROTO GRIP SHATTER ball review

ROTO GRIP SHATTER



I FIRST TOOK THIS BALL TO THE LANE THAT I HAD TESTED THE BERSERK ON. IT HAD JUST A FEW GAMES ON THE LANE AND STILL THE 39' HOUSE SHOT. THIS BALL WAS AS STRAIGHT AND CLEAN THROUGH THE FRONTS WITH A GREAT BIG ANGULAR MOVE ON THE BACKEND, WITH ABSOLUTELY  NO DEFLECTION. FOR MY GAME, ANGULAR IS USUALLY PART OF MY DESCRIPTION. I THEN TOOK IT TO A FRESHLY OILED 39'HOUSE SHOT LANE WITH EXTREMELY CLEAN BACKENDS. HAD PRETTY MUCH THE SAME RESULTS...SUPER EASY TO GET IT… Continue

Added by Ricky L. Woods on August 22, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

ROTO GRIP SCREAM ball review

ROTO GRIP SCREAM



I WAS THROWING THIS BALL ON THE LANE I THREW THE SHOUT ON. IT SURPRISED ME!!!! I WAS THINKING WEAKER THAN THE SHOUT, BUT I SHOULD NOT EVER THINK. I MOVED OVER TO A FRESH LANE WITH THE 39'HOUSE SHOT ON IT AND SQUARED UP AND WAS PLAYING 12 TO 5 WITH A BIG BOOMING MOVE TO THE POCKET. I BOWLED SEVERAL GAMES WITH THE SCREAM AND AS LONG AS I GOT IT TO THE FRICTION DOWN THE LANE,  IT READ AND HOOKED AND HIT LIKE CRAZY. THIS BALL REALLY WENT WAY BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS. IN… Continue

Added by Ricky L. Woods on August 22, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Roto Grip Shout ball review

ROTO GRIP SHOUT



I TOOK THIS BALL TO A SLIGHTLY USED LANE (39' HOUSE SHOT) AND STARTED OFF GOING UP THE BOARDS USING FIFTH BOARD AS MY BREAK POINT..STARTING THE BALL AROUND THE TENTH BOARD AND GOING OUT TO FIVE. THE BALL JUST ROLLED FOR ABOUT 37' THEN MADE A BIG ARCING MOVE TO THE POCKET. IT WAS KICKING 10 PINS TO THE MIDDLE. PLENTY OF HIT FROM THIS ONE. FOR ME ON A FRESH LANE, I'M GOING TO CHANGE THE SURFACE A LITTLE AND TRY IT THEN. ON THE FRESH LANE FOR ME, IT WAS A LITTLE SPEED… Continue

Added by Ricky L. Woods on August 22, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

ROTO GRIP BERSERK ball review

ROTO GRIP BERSERK



I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RELEASE OF THE BERSERK BECAUSE THE NOMAD DAGGER WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. AS USUAL, I BOWLED WITH THIS BALL FIRST ON A 39' HOUSE SHOT AND I MUST SAY THIS BALL DID NOT DISAPPOINT. WITH THE BOX FINISH, I HAD TO OPEN THE LANE UP BECAUSE THIS BALL HOOKS!!!! BUT AS FAR AS GETTING DOWN, THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM AS LONG AS THERE IS SOME OIL. THE BALL REALLY READS THE MID LANE VERY GOOD WITH THE STRONGEST MOST CONTINUOS BACK END MOVE I'VE SEEN… Continue

Added by Ricky L. Woods on August 22, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Defiant Edge ball review

DEFIANT EDGE



Let me start out by saying WOW. What a great bowling ball. I first threw mine on a 39' house shot and I hit the pocket from everywhere that I tried. In the past I haven't been the biggest pearl cover stock fan. But then Roto Grip came out with the last two pearls, the Critical Theory and now the Defiant Edge. I threw it on a variety of sport patterns from shorter to longer patterns, and with some small surface changes I could still use it. Even when I used a 2000 grit… Continue

Added by Ricky L. Woods on August 22, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

SPONSOR NEEDED!!!

I NEED A SPONSOR/BACKER FOR THE ERIC DEFREITAS TOURNY!!!  ITS STILL A COUPLE SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!! SOMEBODY PLS BACK ME...I SWEAR ILL AT MINIMUM MAKE THE CUT...HELL U CAN HAVE EVER DOLLAR I MAY EARN..I JUST NEED TO BOWL/WIN THIS TOURNAMENT!!!!!  

AGAIN I PROMISE NOT TO DISAPPOINT...PLS CONNECT ME IF U ARE A BACKER....KNOW OF A BACKER....ANYTHING!!!!  lol

THANK YOU

Added by Terry Wilson Jr on August 6, 2012 at 5:57am — No Comments

HOW TO FIX BOWLING!!!! MIKE FAGAN'S ADVICE

HERES A BLOG THAT MIKE FAGAN JUST POSTED ON TUMBLR......ID LIKE TO HEAR SOME INPUT!!!!



How to fix bowling…



Bowling is in quite a dilemma. The game is currently on the decline. League bowling is down across the board and there is no clear-cut explanation for loss in participation. There are many contributing factors but one…

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Added by Brunswick Zone Roswell on July 30, 2012 at 5:27pm — 6 Comments

Proprietors Cup - Scoring pace

OK, heres my take about the scoring pace at the Proprietors Cup today:

Bowlers never win a tournament shooting "avg" you have to shoot above avg to win, I am certain without a whole lot of research that 90% of the guys in this field at the Proprietors Cup avgs 230+ on a house shot in their leagues. Averaging 230 to make the cut may be hard to me and others bcuz thats not our avg...(I avg more like 195-205 :) You are not going to get guys to shoe up against the pros on their A games…

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Added by Theo McNair on July 14, 2012 at 11:36pm — 9 Comments

Capping

Ask bowlers that went to nationals how many made their average. In Baton Rouge this year.

Added by Bernard Smith on June 13, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Tropical Breeze Review

Tropical Breeze is probably the only ball that can really do its job on short lane patters and burnt out lane conditions.My Breeze allows me to play really straight without and reaction to early but works great down lane cause it skids so far its crazy.I can play up the boards no problem with this ball and able to stay there for a long period of time.When my natural starts to roll to early and have no backend i can change to my breeze and play the same area of the lane just with more skid and… Continue

Added by Daniel Skitt on September 19, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Tropical Heat Solid Review

Tropical Heat Solid really fits well in the storm line up for lower end bowling balls.Tropical Heat for me allows me to play on light to medium lane conditions.My solid one gives me great length and control backend reaction very smooth arcing motion,hits well to,smells great also.so looking for something not to lowend but control on those dryer patters drill this ball up.

Added by Daniel Skitt on September 19, 2011 at 12:49am — No Comments

Victory Road Solid Review

Victory Road was a great ball on the market and probably in every bowlers bag.Its still in my bag for sure.Now with the new realease of the victory road solid,this ball will just be a bit more rolly in the midpart of the lane with its solid coverstock.I can use my victory road solid on more fresher and heavy lane conditions at the start cause it give me great rolly look and no over under for me on those patterns.Drill one up and you will see for yourself how great of a ball this is.

Added by Daniel Skitt on September 18, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments

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