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Of the 68 articles that I have published in Bowling This Month, 29% have been physical game oriented, 23.5% sport science focused, 19% targeting lane play, 17.6% program or coaching oriented and 10.9% ball motion.. That is 68 consecutive monthly articles published or nearly six straight years of articles.


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VAR-E System: Changing Axis of Rotation to Change Ball Motion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Slowinski   
Friday, 31 October 2014

ImageWith the VAR-E Axis of Rotation System, learn how-to alter ball motion more easily.  I have found it easier to teach axis of rotation variation by focusing on the center of the palm as compared with teaching it referencing the fingers and thumb. With VAR-E, the key to altering ball motion easily is to envision a clock face relative to the center of your palm.

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 VAR-E Article 

VAR-E Evaluation Worksheet (RH)

VAR-E Evaluation Worksheet (LH)


Humidity Impacts Topography PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Slowinski   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013

When a synthetic panel is applied over a wood lane, humidity can greatly impact topography.  When humidity levels are higher, the wood will absorb the moisture and expand.  Conversely, when humidity levels lower, moisture from the wood is reduced and it will contract.  This can greatly change the shape of the panel on top of it.


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Last Updated ( Friday, 12 July 2013 )
El Dorado & El Diablo: Understanding Good and Bad Friction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Slowinski   
Friday, 08 March 2013

Image AVAILABLE NOW - In  the April 2013 Slowinski at large in Bowling This Month.  El Dorado & El Diablo: Understanding Good and Bad Friction.  "In this month’s issue of Slowinski at large, I present the story of El Dorado and El Diablo, a timeless story of lane play good and evil.  To illustrate, the main characters in our story represent good or bad friction.  What you will learn in this story is a fundamental lesson.  Specifically, the moral of the story is get to El Dorado but avoid El Diablo.  With this simple concept, you can increase your margin of error and maintain higher scores."


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 March 2013 )
March Roundtable - Preparing for the USBC Open & Drift PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Slowinski   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013

ImageRead USBC Gold Coach Slowinski and other panel participants (USBC Gold Coach Bill Spigner, Brunswick Tour Rep Chuck Gardner and PBA Champion and USBC Open Team Champion Mike Shady) discuss their recommendations for the USBC Open as well as the pros/cons associated with a bowler's drift.

Read the March 2013 BTM Roundtable Here (in PDF)

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 )
Shape Shifting: Matching Ball Motion Shapes to Maximize Margin of Error PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Slowinski   
Sunday, 26 August 2012

ImageIn the September Slowinski at-large, I discuss the use of specific ball motion shapes to best match-up on patterns and deal effectively with lane transtion.

Download the article here (in PDF)

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