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Milwaukee, WI

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My 300 game last night kind of sums up your comments on the home page of the site.  I really clawed my way through all aspects of my game before I found what I needed for this honor score. 
We were on lanes 15 & 16 last night at Classic Lanes Oak Creek.  On Lane 15,  I was pretty much dialed in from the start (once I got deep enough) using my Motiv Forza Redline. Standing on 32 throwing to 18 at the arrows swinging it out to 7 with my normal speed. Striking 75% of the time the first 2 games.  Lane 16 was my problem child, at least for the first 2 games.  I could not get the ball to hold pocket.  Kept leaving washouts or buckets (when it didn't turn the corner)  or splits when it did.  Resulting in quite a few opens.  I kept fighting those 2 games changing angle, speed, and bowling balls, to find something consistant.  Finally the 9th frame of game 2 (out of all other options),  I took my DV8 Brutal Nightmare and decided to try playing the outside part of the lane (feet on 17 throwing 8 at arrows breakpoint at 4) with 3 mph faster speed,  and got a strike.  Well this proved to be the right place to be as game 3 showed.  So not only was I playing the lanes with 2 different bowling balls,  the part of the lane played was totally different, as well as speed.  By far this was my most exciting 300, because of all the changes through the night to find something, and concentration level to play each lane different. 

Thanks for everything,
Dan Reuter


Congrats to Ronnie Russell who just fired 300 on the PBA telecast which aired December 28

on ESPN TV. Ronnie beat PBA great Sean Rash and JR Raymond in the semi final match. DJ Archer later won his first PBA title by defeating Russell 241 to 217. DJ used a Storm Iq Nano while Russell used a Motiv Forza.



 We feature the modern measuring techniques for all types of hands. For over 40 years measuring and drilling philosophies have evolved to improve bowler execution and eliminate and potential or future hand pain. We use traditional, Tri Grip and Performance fitting techniques to insure you receive the very best feel your your particular hand structure. We take into account: hand texture, flexibility, length, size, span and joint structure to create a comfortable and effective release pattern. Stop in and visit Joe r Dennis and have your current grip checked. We can help you reach your full potential!



 Hi Joey,

I know you have an honor roll on your website. Recently my son Brandon Robinson shot a 752 series. This was his first 700 series and his games were 255-249-248 and was bowled at Jay's in Mukwonago, He used a Storm Freakin' Frantic!


Thanks, Ken Robinson
















Bowling is easy, just like shooting pool is easy. Bowling well is not easy, similarly to shooting pool well! It takes hard work, patience and knowledge. We help educate you along the way to becoming a better bowler. Stop in and learn and maybe even buy something, lol.











Congrats to Nick Remer and Dan Gnadt! They are now the new owners of Motion Plus lanes, previously owned by Cary Catania. We at BPS wish them the very best as we are confident they will continue the rich traditions of the Catania family.


Dennis Joerres, Mickey Cerar, Daria Pajak and me



A Commonly asked question:

How do I know which ball to use when I bring three each week?


I generally determine if there is a light, medium or heavier volume. This helps me determine if I should use a dull sanded ball or polished. I then choose the best layout to help create targeting area and a higher strike carry percentage. This strategy works 90% of the time.


So what do we need to know about your game when you come visit us at Bowlers Pro Shop? I'll list a few important suggestions that will help us better understand your needs and what's best suited to help you achieve greatness (or at least improve your game and start enjoying our wonderful sport even more).


1. let us know where and how often you bowl

2. bring in your current ball and a recent video of how you bowl

3. inform us to what ball reaction you are looking for

4. share with us your lane play abilities  or limitations

5. we'll help you choose the proper ball weight, ball type and span

6. we have a huge selection of balls, bags, shoes and accessories

7. we take pride and care in each and every individual



Bowling is easy, just like shooting pool is easy. Bowling well is not easy, similarly to shooting pool well! It takes hard work, patience and knowledge. We help educate you along the way to becoming a better bowler. Stop in and learn and maybe even buy something, lol.



Due to increased pro shop business and

less free time I am no longer posting customer

honor scores. I will however post them on

Facebook if you forward them to me on

either my Facebook page or the pro shop's.

thanks for your understanding



Why make BPS YOUR bowling pro shop

1. We are dedicated to helping you understand the modern bowling game. This includes lane play, surface changes, ball coverstocks, layouts and the mental game. Just come in and pick our brain (just not too much as we are getting older...)

   2. We stock the area's largest selection of balls, bags, shoes and accessories. Plus we offer lower pricing on our bags (so you don't feel the need to buy online!) We even have some used balls for those on a budget.

   3. We have the area's best Junior Adjustment ball program! for a $10 fee, you receive 2 years of free hole enlargements and 50% off all plugging and redrilling. This is valid only for young ones aged 18 or less.  

   4. We use on the most advanced machinery to insure the highest quality of workmanship! We utilize the area's only Laser surface texture scanner, the Haus ball refinishing machine, the Ovalmatic precision ball drilling press and the Storm surface factory for your sanding and polishing needs. we just rock!!


Milwaukee's ONLY pro shop offering Bill Hall's revolutionary new drilling technique called Tri Grip. This new system allows the hand to rest more comfortably on the ball and also reduces grip pressure. It takes into account each person's hand structure and creates offsets on both the thumb and fingers. Many who've tried it say they can also keep their hand behind the ball better and increase their rev rates. Bring in an old ball for plugging and try it out and see if it can help improve your game!



what's more important? how much a ball hooks right to left or where it hooks front to back?

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There are 3 phases of ball motion, the skid phase, then the hook phase and finally the roll phase. The first and second transitions is what we call the points which separates these phases. The skid and roll phases are linear in nature which means linear equations can be used to model the ball motion. The hook phase is modeled by a quadratic equation. The vertex of that parabolic curve coincides with the breakpoint. It occurs somewhere between the first and second transition.




Answer to question:

Obviously both the amount and where a ball hooks play an important part to match up best and have great pin carry. But according to both Chris Barnes and Norm Duke: where a ball hooks front to back is far more important for optimal pin carry! Use the correct surface texture to find the pocket  on a given lane condition. Then use the appropriate layout to maximize pin carry. This can often be an educated guess, but most top level players feel pins positioned below the fingers match up best on fresh patterns when a smoother more predictable motion is needed. On later transition and drier patterns, top players generally use higher positioned pin location to quicken the balls reaction off the drier boards. Hope this helps.






What makes BPS the preferred pro shop by Milwaukee area bowlers?

1). Experience, over 45 years of friendly knowledgeable advice about equipment choices, lane play strategies and anything else bowling related.

2). Customer care, the area's largest selection of balls, shoes, bags and accessories and expert craftsmanship. We listen to you, we guarantee our workmanship and we utilize the finest equipment in the area to insure satisfaction. We have the area's only Laser surface scanner, the Ovalmatic precision digital drill press, the Haus ball refinisher, the Storm factory surface machine and the Revivor oil remover.

3). Stop in and talk with us and experience what makes us one of the nation's premier pro shops. We also love to educate as we take care of you. We explain the whys and hows of our fitting process for those who are interested. Plus we have the area's best JR Program to help save parents money as the child grows!