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by EricHartwell
September 14th, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: New advice for new rules?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: New advice for new rules?

They are going to be weaker with the holes plugged.
i am not saying that they won't be usable but you will need to adjust to get them to roll as good.
by EricHartwell
September 6th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What do you pay with for bowling? Everything?
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: What do you pay with for bowling? Everything?

I use my card as often as I can. Cash back and it keeps the wallet thinner. I have yet to bowl in this new era, Michigan just opened the Bowling alleys. In the past cash is always used for league fees and side pots. This may change with the new normal. The bowling alley league relationship will need...
by EricHartwell
September 6th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How much technology do you use in bowling equipment?
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: How much technology do you use in bowling equipment?

Coverstock technology is utilized by everyone today whether they know it or not. The minimum number of balls to carry would be 3 for me. One Dull, one shiny and a plastic spare ball. Except I have a 4 ball roller so I carry a 4th one. It is a Control ball set up that fits in between the dull and shi...
by EricHartwell
September 2nd, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: layout advise for high tilt on THS
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: layout advise for high tilt on THS

20* is not really considered high tilt. When you look at the Dual Angle Ratio Guide... http://wiki.bowlingchat.net/wiki/index.php?title=Dual_Angle_Ratio_Guide You will notice 20* is right in the middle. It gives you the most options when is comes to choosing layouts. I always start with the Benchmar...
by EricHartwell
August 11th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout Advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Layout Advice needed

I always start with figuring the benchmark and then work from there Benchmark 1.25:1 Ratio, 100* Totals Asymmetrical Layouts Totally Strong ................. 50-4.5-30 Midlane ........................ 35-4.5-45 Benchmark .................... 55-4-45 Long and Strong .............. 75-4-45 Control ......
by EricHartwell
August 9th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thank You BowlingChat Community!
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Thank You BowlingChat Community!

Thank you Eric for keeping this forum alive. It is a bit disappointing that we don't have the traffic that kept me trying to keep up with all the posts. I don't have check posts multiple times a day any more. In fact I am only checking in once every couple of days or so, sometimes even longer. It is...
by EricHartwell
August 9th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS
Replies: 14
Views: 1184

Re: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS

xx-4-30 with the thumb drilled to 4" deep will produce the most flare and cover the most boards in the backend reaction.

Is xx-3.5-35 acceptable? short answer, Yes.
5* and a 1/2" is a small adjustment. The average bowler would have a hard time seeing the difference on the lanes.
by EricHartwell
August 4th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Is this ball drilled upside down or wrong?
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

Re: Is this ball drilled upside down or wrong?

There is some basic information needed to figure this out. The first being the PAP, Positive Axis Point. Location of the First oil ring is the next bit of info needed. From this information the Tilt then can be found. With this information we can then determine if this drilling is acceptable. Chance...
by EricHartwell
August 4th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: New advice for new rules?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: New advice for new rules?

I am sticking with the Dual Angles and customizing to an individuals release specs. Here is my take on Mo's simplified layouts... He is trying to teach ball drillers an easier way to figure out layouts. The Dual Angle method was found to be too complicated. Also the simplified layouts keep the pin a...
by EricHartwell
August 3rd, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: New advice for new rules?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: New advice for new rules?

Basically all the balls you had with Balance holes will be weaker with the holes plugged. This is assuming the balance hole were installed to strengthen. I suggest rolling them and see what you get for reactions. I expect lane conditions to change. I saw some change prior to the Covid. It really see...
by EricHartwell
July 29th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Static Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Static Weights

OK, you are asking for 2 things. One ball and layout is not going to fit that bill. So your looking for a 2 ball set. I always start with the Benchmark and work from there. I am assuming that your release specs have been measured and not just eyeballed. Your specs basically have you as a perfectly m...
by EricHartwell
July 9th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Static Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Static Weights

You want Mo's 9 layouts ask him on Facebook. If you want to talk about the Dual angles that are best for you, not cookie cutter layouts for the masses, I would be glad to help. The 3 oz static limits and no balance hole take away from the driller the ability to take a $100 bowling ball and turn it i...
by EricHartwell
June 26th, 2020, 2:08 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Inverted track
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Inverted track

Inverted Track, we are talking about a PAP location that has a down component to it, the track is closer to the fingers and further away from the thumb, correct?
by EricHartwell
June 1st, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Simplified Layouts
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Simplified Layouts

It is actually really simple. Lay the ball out 45-4-35 then use the 4.5 over .5 up PAP measurement to find the grip center.
I don't see where the confusion is.
by EricHartwell
May 30th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: pin carry. 12 lb balls
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: pin carry. 12 lb balls

I hear you with knee issues! Just getting back after knee replacement. Dropping weight will always result in more deflection just because you have less weight hitting the same amount of weight. More speed will offset some of that. Not "always" true. On what I consider the perfect strike, the ball h...
by EricHartwell
May 28th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: pin carry. 12 lb balls
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: pin carry. 12 lb balls

There are some very good offerings out there for 12 and 13 pound equipment. I currently utilize 13# equipment with proper layouts for my release. Proper layouts are the key to being able to maximize the potential of lighter equipment. Check out this link... http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php...
by EricHartwell
April 15th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

Certainly looks like a decent replacement for when mine gives up its ghost.

Thanks again for satisfying my curiosity.
by EricHartwell
April 14th, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

Thanks Glenn, it looks more robust than the NuBall.
by EricHartwell
April 11th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

I understand not wanting to tear apart something brand new, but I am that sort of person that can't resist opening something up to see how it works and don't hesitate at all when something needs to be fixed. Sure the surface cools a little bit but the core temp doesn't change in the minute or two it...
by EricHartwell
April 10th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

The Pyramid Phoenix Revivor appears to be a pretty good product. I jumped on the NuBall bandwagon when they first came out. It does a fine job and will keep using it until it wears out. I have had to re-lubricate the bushings in the fan and will need to do so on a regular basis to keep it running. W...