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Dynamics Review April 2019

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April Reviews

Happy East Everyone!

It’s been an incredible season so far.We have seen so many great ball releases since July.I am going to recap some of the balls that I think will help you at the USBC Open Championships

Team Event

Looks similar to the past few years, a little shorter pattern on length and relatively flat.Controlling the midlane and keeping backend smooth is key.Here are some options for attacking this pattern.

Hammer Web Tour Edition

Symmetrical

Solid

RG 2.47

Diff 0.030

INT DIFF N/A

Hammer Web Tour Edition has the Spheroid TE Core with the Tour VI solid coverstock.This ball reads the midlane and has smooth continuous backend.
Track Tactix

Asymmetrical

Solid

RG 2.49

Diff 0.051

INT DIFF 0.010

Track Tactix uses the starship core and the QR-9 solid cover.It is very clean through the front part of the lane with predictable smooth backend reaction.
Storm Super Son!Q

Asymmetrical

Pearl

RG 2.49

Diff 0.050

INT DIFF 0.018

Super Son!Q combines centripetal HD core with NRG Hybrid reactive cover.This ball skids through the front part of the lane with ease, reads the midlane and has moderate snap.
Doubles and Singles Event

Using a higher volume of oil and a little longer length on the pattern. Start with a strong ball then transition into a ball that is more medium.

Storm Crux Prime

Asymmetrical

Solid

RG 2.50

Diff 0.052

INT DIFF 0.017

Crux Prime uses the Catalyst Core.This core has vertical cavity technology.Basically, when holes are drilled there is less mass taken out helping create stronger angle of entry.The SPEC cover (storm performance enhanced coverstock) is a solid. This will be great on high volumes of oil.
Hammer Statement Solid

Asymmetrical

Solid

RG 2.47

Diff 0.052

INT DIFF 0.015

The Statement core has more mass located at the bottom of the core. This means more mass in the Southern hemisphere of the ball.The ball will store energy longer and continue on the backend. The cover is Aggression Solid CFI.The solid will work best on heavier volumes of oil.
Radical Conspiracy

Asymmetrical

Solid

RG 2.48

Diff 0.051

INT DIFF N/A

The Radical Conspiracy uses an Asymmetric core with the Forged 2 cover.It is excellent for higher volumes of oil, it covers more boards with good continuous backend.
When the condition starts to change go to a ball that is cleaner through the front and has a little more backend.
Radical Ludicrous

Asymmetrical

Solid

RG 2.53

Diff 0.050

INT DIFF 0.012

Ludicrous Solid is using the same core as the original Ludicrous that has scoop technology.This ball reads the midlane and has very strong hook on backend.
Storm Phaze II

Symmetrical

Solid

RG 2.48

Diff 0.051

INT DIFF N/A

The Storm Phaze II has the supercharged velocity core with the TX-16 cover.This ball has remained a benchmark for 3 years now.Featuring great medium reaction and predictability on the backend.
Hammer WEB

Symmetrical

Hybrid

RG 2.48

Diff 0.048

INT DIFF N/A

The Hammer WEB combines the Spheroid core and Aggression Hybrid cover.This combination gives you medium skid and medium to strong backend.
Legend

Cores

Asymmetrical – more track flare, stronger hook off the friction.

Symmetrical – less track flare, longer skid, later hook

Covers

Solid – earlier hook, smoother down lane

Hybrid – medium skid, hooks in the mid-lane

Pearl – longest skid, latest hook

REMEMBER: Your revolution rate and ball speed have a dramatic effect on when and how much your ball hooks. The drilling layout is also an important variable that has an influence on your bowling balls motion. The bowling ball surface can be modified to adjust when your ball hooks. Consult your pro shop for options on matching you to a ball for your needs.

Dave Cirigliano is the owner-operator of Bowling Dynamics for the last 31 years. He is a graduate of Don Johnson’s Advanced School of Bowling and currently a USBC Silver Certified Coach. He is also a member of the Arizona State USBC & Metro Phoenix USBC HALL of FAME.

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