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  • Well That Sucked!

    Well That Sucked!

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors January 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

    Yep, title says it all, last night wasn’t a good night!  After bowling my 3rd 600 series of the year last week, this week was a throwaway week. To give you an idea how it started, 7 opens in a row to start the 1st game, 7!! I’m not talking […]

     
  • Get the Right V.I.B.E.S.

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors January 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm 2 comments

    Positive Access Point By John Baker Get the right V.I.B.E.S. In my opinion scratch bowling has gone by the wayside. Most THB’s (typical house bowlers) do not want to compete one on one with others of their caliber or better. Being happy to stay in their home house and park […]

     
  • Should I Bowl With Two Hands?

    I hope that if you are serious enough to want to raise your average above 180 that you take the time to watch the best in the world.  Every week I watch the PBA televised events, even though the matches were decided weeks, to months ago.    Sometimes I have to […]

     
  • Positives Aplenty

    Positives Aplenty

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors January 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

    Well that is more like it! After a couple of tough weeks of gutting out scores to keep my average at 180, tonight was a nice solid average jump!  The weird part, despite rolling a 634 series, it felt like it could have been much higher! But I can give a […]

     
  • A New found WOW

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors January 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm 1 comment

    Positive Access Point By John Baker A new found WOW From time to time you find something with that WOW factor will show up. I recently purchased the ‘SMarT BMS’ sanding tool from the internet. Since I needed a way to surface my equipment and not spend a fortune doing […]

     
  • Does Speed Kill?

    We have seen this from time to time, that the players with the fastest ball speed and rev rate, lately have seemed to do better on the PBA tour.  Does this mean that we don’t even have a chance against the best in the world if we can’t throw a […]

     
  • Back to the Drawing Board

    Back to the Drawing Board

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors January 8, 2012 at 8:44 am 0 comments

    Was it that bad, not really, but it sure felt like punch to the gut. Ever had one of those nights were the scores weren’t necessarily horrible, but at no point did if feel like you had complete control. I did last night, scores were alright, but I never felt like was able to […]

     
  • Legends Last Forever

    Legends Last Forever

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors January 7, 2012 at 2:20 am 0 comments

    Positive Access Point By John Baker Sr. Legends Last Forever We are all saddened by the passing of Don Carter this week. He was a class act and one of my heroes of bowling. I remember reading his book and trying to emulate his style with the bent elbow as […]

     
  • A Closer Look At The Journey

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors January 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm 2 comments

    I thought I would take a few minutes to chat with Above 180.com contributor Matt Kennedy to talk about “The Journey”.  Matt is a normal guy like many of you are, he went to college(took some time off as many folks do), then came back to bowling and is working […]

     
  • PBA Millionaire Eric Forkel pulls no punches as he discusses his views on the PBA, the mindset of bowlers and the state of bowling in general.

    PBA Millionaire Eric Forkel pulls no punches as he discusses his views on the PBA, the mindset of bowlers and the state of bowling in general.

    Podcast, The Crew Contributors January 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm 2 comments

    Eric Forkel sat down with above180.com‘s Dustin J. Markowitz and shared his brutally honest feelings on the current state of bowling. Discussing opinions that are claimed to be shared by many on the pro circuit, Eric talks about what bowling is failing at. Topics of discussion include the economy and […]

     
  • Building a Better Bowler

    Building a Better Bowler

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors January 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

    Positive Access Point By John Baker Sr. Building a better Bowler Building a better bowler isn’t a idea for a bad television series. Building a better bowler does take some determination and hard work. We will start with the body itself. You can;t compete on a level without proper nutrition. […]

     
  • Make Your Move

    Make Your Move

    Last week I talked about the three strike lines to success.  This week I would like to focus on what moves to make and when to make your move.  There are many indicators that we need to make a move.  Some of these indicators include coming in way to light […]

     
  • What could have been!!

    What could have been!!

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors December 30, 2011 at 5:33 am 4 comments

    It all started so good, or so it seemed! High game of 223, low of 145 and a final series of 540 bowling every game with my Brunswick Diamondback. Not bad (a 180 avg) but again not where I want to be! Looking back I can see where I was off, […]

     
  • It’ not the lane it’s the operator

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors December 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm 5 comments

    Positive Access Point By John Baker Sr. It’s not the Lane it’s the operator! We have all heard bowlers complain that “ the lanes suck!” or “ the ball sucks “ . What are we really saying when we say that? What we’re really saying is that we didn’t prepare […]

     
  • Three Strike Lines to Success

    Three Strike Lines to Success

    Many beginners may not know that there is more than one way to strike in a game.  Too often I see bowlers in my league throw the same shot every week and never make any adjustments.  I personally think to take your game to that next level, you need to be able […]

     
  • Practice Isn’t a Four Letter Word

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors December 23, 2011 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    I’ve argued in my head on what exactly is considered practice and what is just a fun night of bowling. Lets be honest, both can be just what you need to improve scores but sometimes some alone time is just what the doctor ordered. My league, like most, started in early […]

     
  • Is My Ball Organic?

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors December 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm 4 comments

     Positive Access Point By John Baker Sr. Is my Bowling Ball ORGANIC? Of course not. We here at PAP couldn’t help, but now ask the question in this day and age of GOING GREEN and jobs moving off shore, there are certain ball manufacturers moving their factories south of […]

     
  • Joys of League

    Joys of League

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors December 21, 2011 at 6:20 am 0 comments

    Of the many hobbies that I enjoy, one of my favorite has to be bowling in my winter league. $10 a week is nothing compared to the highs and lows that come with a 30 week league. What makes these so enjoyable, lets take a look. Every league, while different, […]

     
  • Did You Really Just Miss That 10 Pin?

    It happens all the time you throw a great shot, and you leave the 10 pin (for lefties the 7).  Many bowlers will walk back to the ball return, and say “I can’t believe I didn’t strike, that ball was perfect”.  The fact of the matter is you were either […]

     
  • Tournament Spotlite The Pattern, The Players and the price

    Tournament Spotlite The Pattern, The Players and the price

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors December 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm 4 comments

    Tournament Spotlight, The Pattern, The Player and The Price West Coast Seniors Dec. 10th tournament Riverside lanes, Laughlin NV. “The West coast seniors are one of the better events here at the Riverside, you get to showcase a lot of good talent that this area wouldn’t necessarily get to see. […]