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Congrats to Rob Lange of Waukesha for shooting a fine 802 up at State tournament this past weekend. A couple of weeks earlier Rob took over the lead at the State Senior Tournament in Watertown where he shot a 2208 scratch all events total. Rob is a MOTIV bowling ball staffer and a loyal BPS customer and friend!


As an added bonus, all new balls purchased from now through October 1st will receive a complimentary REVIVING and CLEANING (A $20 VALUE). Plus when we revive a ball we remove ALL the oil not just the surface oil such as many pro shops do. Our special is in appreciation for your patronage and for dealing with the Howell Avenue road construction, Thanks again and we all hope to see you very soon...



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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


Erik Zukaitis tagged you in a post.
Erik wrote: "Shot my 5th 300 Last night. Used my Curve all night. Love that ball plus a great drilling by Bowlers Pro Shop of Milwaukee. 249-216-300= 764"



Hey Joey,                                                                                     29 October 2014
Ended up shooting 290-257-228=775 out of the box last night with the Motiv Octane you drilled for me. The ball rolled long and strong, never over-reacted like I though it might.  More importantly, the thumb changes feel really good, although, I've got to get a few more games in before I feel completely comfortable. 
I have a feeling I'll be bringing in a few pieces for thumb adjustments in the near future. I'm also guessing the next ball I get will be another Motiv!

Thanks again,
Nick Rosanidch

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Joey,                                                                                           30 Oct 2014


I'm sure you hear enough bowling scores, but I just wanted to express how much I appreciate the help with my new thumb.  The ball did what it was supposed to and it paid for itself last night from brackets and a winner-take-all (752).  I'll be in soon for a few re-drills.


Thanks, Nick Rosandich



Hi Joey,
          Just an update as to the challenges @Bowlero for me....Avg. 215(7 games) with the Deranged. Loving the reaction of the ball-straddle 20-up10 @ 12-13 mph...244/268 for the 1st games of the last two weeks..then fall off to 190's-180's for the remaining....not sure i'm adjusting right to keep carry? I did not try switching balls. wanted to see if i could stay with deranged and continue the good first game scores..Hard to teach an "ole dog" new tricks??..i would appreciate any comments/suggestions you might have given the little info i've given you...
craig young






Hi Joey,
After struggling for most of the year, you suggested trying the “tri-grip”.  I picked up the Virtual Energy on Tue and used it in league today for the first time.  I shot 256, 230, and 227 for a 713 series.  Thank you for everything you and Dennis do to help keep me in the game.  (See you next week when I pick up my Taboo.)
John Weiss



2014-2015 Season?

...if you shot an honor score or just a score which is your personal best, send it to and I'll post it on our web page for everyone to admire.


Send a digital picture along with a caption with your score and highlights and I'll post that as well.


Joey will soon be posting new pages which will include features on local bowlers, featured specials at the shop as well as his personal comments about a variety of bowling issues.







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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.




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.


Congrats to friend Jason Belmonte for winning your third consecutive USBC Masters title on Sunday Feb 8th. Jason used a Roto Grip Unhinged for the victory.


Howell Avenue Construction Update

As many of you already know, Howell Avenue is under construction. The road and sidewalks are being replaced on both sides of the street beginning in May and continuing through October, uggh! But please have no worries, as there is some parking on W. Waterford Av, the cross-street corner where we're located and lots in the Avenue Wine and Liquor's parking lot directly to our north. It's easiest to access BPS from the west, (Google maps can help) and enter off off 6th and Bolivar, 5th and Layton or 3rd and Howard Av and travel to w. Waterford Av.. So don't be afraid to negotiate the construction, we'll be worth it. Plus new ball purchases receive a free reviving and cleaning for free now till October 1st!


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!! joey even usues an iphone 5 and ipad so we can look anything up online.


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!



Joey is now a member of the IAB, the International Art of Bowling. This consortium conducts clinics and has its own online forum for members only. Here Joey, Diandra Asbaty, Bill Spigner and Jason Belmonte all help bowlers learn more about their individual games and bowling in general. It's a great way to learn quickly and improve faster from some of the brightest minds in bowling today! Check it out at


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.






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