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by EricHartwell
January 28th, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: I tried making a Dual Angle - Pin Buffer Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: I tried making a Dual Angle - Pin Buffer Conversion

I just realized the converter in the Wiki messes up when you overwrite the information in the box that is supposed to give you the converted layout. Those boxes need to be protected as well. Presentation, aesthetics and usability needs to be improved on both of the converters, yours and the one in t...
by EricHartwell
January 28th, 2020, 12:45 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: I tried making a Dual Angle - Pin Buffer Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: I tried making a Dual Angle - Pin Buffer Conversion

I was unable to use the google doc without permission. I downloaded the excel sheet and the math looked good comparing it to what is here in the Wiki... http://wiki.bowlingchat.net/wiki/index.php?title=File:Pin_Buffer_to_Dual_Angles_Dual_Angle_to_Pin_Buffer.xlsx There is another program one of out u...
by EricHartwell
January 26th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: If you could buy a bowling alley...
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: If you could buy a bowling alley...

Down here in Muskegon Mi the smaller houses are closing. They just can't seem to compete with the 50 lane houses. The one that is staying alive, 12 lanes, has only league bowling and Saturday tournaments. It is being kept alive by the restaurant/bar and patrons 40+ years old. The kids/millennials fr...
by EricHartwell
January 24th, 2020, 1:34 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Need tips for playing on Boardwalk with my arsenal.
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Need tips for playing on Boardwalk with my arsenal.

JJ.JPG This shows your initial track with 0* of tilt, any less, as in Negative tilt it will hit the thumb hole. In the video shown in this thread I would swear you have negative tilt. You are coming to much across the back of the ball (right to left) and pulling back on the ball instead of releasin...
by EricHartwell
January 21st, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How many average games can you bowl before wrist pain
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: How many average games can you bowl before wrist pain

wrist is alot better now, I guess it was fatigue. Thanks for the videos will have to check them out. I actually dropped a few balls yesterday on the ground. I try not to put any grip with the thumb and dig in with my fingers. I will have to get some video up soon. No video required. Sounds to me li...
by EricHartwell
January 20th, 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: I just watched Mo's Seminar on Youtube and have some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: I just watched Mo's Seminar on Youtube and have some questions

I just watched Mo's Seminar on Youtube, He speaks of the '9 layouts' the numbers I understand and the pin distances as well and how they work for the particular PAP. My question is when a bowles PAP is in the 6" range how does Mo adjust the layout to match that bowler, +/- on the drilling angel, tw...
by EricHartwell
January 18th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Flaring over bottom of thumb hole
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Flaring over bottom of thumb hole

Lower flaring ball. Whether is be lower differential or lower flare layouts. In the past I would recommend a P1 balance hole to reduce flare on existing equipment but the new rules will deem that illegal come this August. Another option is to drill the fingers deeper. It will be allowed to drill gri...
by EricHartwell
January 12th, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Higher VAL vs. early hook?
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Higher VAL vs. early hook?

I don't think a Larger VAL Angle by itself is going to be what you are looking for. If you are convinced a layout will help than I would suggest an Asymmetrical low flare. The problem being the lane topography is taking over once the fresh oil is depleted. The friction and gravitational effects are ...
by EricHartwell
January 10th, 2020, 1:31 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout Suggestions for Two handed no thumb
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Layout Suggestions for Two handed no thumb

Player #1 RH 2 hand no thumb PAP 5 3/8 over and 0 AR 30 AT 10 RR 400 SP 20 off hand Benchmark 105* Total, 2:1 Ratio Asymmetrical Layouts Totally Strong .................. 60-4.5-25 Midlane ......................... 50-4-35 Benchmark .................... 70-2.75-35 Long and Strong .............. 90-2...
by EricHartwell
December 23rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: chamois
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: chamois

fwiw, my leather chamois is suede. Two thin swatches stitched together. Not the car wash Sham Wow type. We are talking about a $10-$20 swatch of leather not a $500+ leather jacket or $200 baseball glove De-Oiling the leather is the objective. Your not going to get the lane conditioner out of it with...
by EricHartwell
December 23rd, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: chamois
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: chamois

Thanks for the reminder, it's time I cleaned mine. I use Dawn dish soap and water. Soak the chamois, scrub, rinse and dry like has already been explained above. Dawn dish soap was found to be good enough to clean the oil off the wildlife after the Exxon oil spill without causing more injury to the a...
by EricHartwell
December 18th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: New layout?
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Re: New layout?

I want strong layout. Since we can't have balance hole, how would you recommend? Should I go with long and strong layout of 70x3x30? or would 60x3x30 would also work with out balance hole? 70-4-30 no hole will give you the most flare and get the ball reading the lane the earliest. Given the low dif...
by EricHartwell
December 15th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Hammer Statement Hybrid (overseas) X-Out
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Hammer Statement Hybrid (overseas) X-Out

X-outs are a crap shoot, you never really know what your going to get.

The Pin is the only indicator that can be trusted.

Spin it on a DeTerminator to figure out where the Mass Bias is located.
Verify the the CG and Top weight with a scale.
by EricHartwell
December 13th, 2019, 2:14 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ball Speed vs Rev Rate Chart
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Ball Speed vs Rev Rate Chart

The chart in the Wiki is good, Check out this spreadsheet work one of our members did...

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8770&p=114168#p114168
by EricHartwell
December 12th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Total angles for Benchmark layout
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

Re: Total angles for Benchmark layout

Wanted to bump this one. I use this all the time to get a baseline to work from, Adjusting it for tilt , rotation and lane conditions..
by EricHartwell
December 12th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice for Mrs. DMSarch
Replies: 21
Views: 374

Re: Layout advice for Mrs. DMSarch

The Brunswick Prisms both have good numbers in 13 lbs. If you can find one, the Radical Ludicrous and the Ludicrous Solid are probably the beat asymmetricals available in 13lbs. A very good Symmetrical block at that weight is the Cyclone core Ebonite uses in their Destiny line, all great balls. Fin...
by EricHartwell
December 11th, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice for Mrs. DMSarch
Replies: 21
Views: 374

Re: Layout advice for Mrs. DMSarch

Eric, >>>5" pin to PAP is Benchmark for higher tilt players. Understood. Will adhere to your recommendations on pin-to-pap - get it shorter. As long as we're here, I'll report. She rolled with gusto tonight to give us an idea of her full-bore delivery and was consistently getting 11.5 to 12.5 on th...
by EricHartwell
December 10th, 2019, 1:27 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice for Mrs. DMSarch
Replies: 21
Views: 374

Re: Layout advice for Mrs. DMSarch

5" pin to PAP is Benchmark for higher tilt players.
With her low tilt a shorter pin to PAP will keep the tilt from burning off too soon and increase her carry percentage.
by EricHartwell
December 10th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice for Mrs. DMSarch
Replies: 21
Views: 374

Re: Layout advice for Mrs. DMSarch

PAP: 6" over, 1" up. Revs: 200 RPM Speed off hand: 13 MPH Axis Tilt: Less than 7* Axis Rotation: 45* - She can vary this by 20* either way, at will. 110 total, 2.25:1 Ratio Asymmetrical Layouts Totally Strong ............. 65-4.5-25 Midlane .................... 55-4-35 Benchmark ................ 75-...
by EricHartwell
December 9th, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Symm Ball Layout
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Symm Ball Layout

USBC at its best.

Call it the placebo effect. Some bowlers will believe their ball is hooking earlier.

Just tell the customer it will hook earlier and then recommend a dull surface as well.