Buying a Bowling Ball, Advice for IKAN Bowler® Users

Many IKAN Bowler® users ask me about what they should look for in a bowling ball. First off, 16 pounds is the maximum weight a ball can be (I believe) and that’s what IKAN Bowler® users need, because a heavier ball will impact the pins with more force than a lighter ball will (since the […]

Two IKAN Bowler® Users Enter the 200 Club Nine Days Apart

Jesse Collens and Zak Schmoll have not met, and yet they have an interesting connection. They are both wheelchair users who recently joined the “200 Club” for dynamic wheelchair bowling with an IKAN Bowler®. But how they did so is eerily similar… On February 9, 2017, Jesse, bowling in the Northwest US (Washington state) bowled […]

‘This Is How I’ BOWL! :-)

AbleThrive has a ‘this is how I’ campaign to change perceptions of people with disabilities, or different abilities. I am a C1-2 quadriplegic, paralyzed from my neck down and I drive my chair with my mouth via sip-and-puff, and yet I can bowl with the IKAN Bowler®. Here’s my ‘this is how I’ bowl video: […]

Wheelchair Bowling League (Online) Coming Soon!

The IKAN Have Fun Bowling League (Online) is beginning in January, 2017! We want to provide a way for wheelchair users (and friends/family) to have fun in friendly competition from anywhere in the world. PARTICIPANTS WANTED! 🙂 To make it as easy and inclusive as possible, people can bowl at their convenience, and we are […]

Quad Squad Bowling – Things to Know…

We have a local (central Florida) Quad Squad group of friends who get together and bowl regularly. A similar Quad Squad group is being formed in Washington state. FORMATION OF A QUAD SQUAD: Quad Squad is kind of a generic term for a group of us power wheelchair users. Most power wheelchair users function like […]

Low or No Cost Ways To Get an IKAN Bowler®

The IKAN Bowler® is a well-engineered, durable adaptive bowling device empowering all types of wheelchair users to be able to bowl. Each unit is proudly manufactured individually, by hand, to precision standards in Brandon, Florida USA. We realize the IKAN Bowler® purchase price is not exactly pocket change for nearly all of the wheelchair users […]

Another New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Mike Murach has upped the record he set in February, and I have a feeling he is not done! (Big smile) For now, the bowling record for a wheelchair user driving by head array is 182. You can see his scoresheet and learn more here: http://wheelchairbowlingrecords.com/Mike_Murach_record_182.htm Mike is paralyzed from his shoulders down roughly, and specific […]

3rd Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Rhonda

The last two years, many folks have contributed to successful bowl-a-thon fundraisers to help keep my friend and fellow quadriplegic, Rhonda Reese, out of a nursing home. And I thank you all, most sincerely – collectively it’s been a huge help. But I have pledged to organize annual bowl-a-thons to help keep her living in […]

New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Another month, another new dynamic wheelchair bowling record. Earlier in February, Mike Murach posted the best bowling score for a wheelchair user who drives by head array with a strong 180. In January, Timo Toivonen set the overall world record and record for males with muscular dystrophy with a ridiculously good 257. Maybe it’s the […]

New MD and Overall World Records for Dynamic Wheelchair Bowling!

Timo Toivonen: 257. That ridiculously good bowling score is now the top overall score in the world for a dynamic wheelchair bowler, and also ups the record for a male with muscular dystrophy. Dynamic just means it incorporates the movement of the wheelchair, and is not stationary ramp bowling. And for people who know me […]