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by EricHartwell
March 30th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Might want to get ready for long term storage of your balls.
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Might want to get ready for long term storage of your balls.

I have a theory... A reactive bowling ball is like a sponge. Dry sponges get hard, brittle and shrink. When this happens to a bowling ball and the surface tension can become too much, the result is cracking. I have only had 2 balls crack and both of them were clean, free of oil and been in storage f...
by EricHartwell
March 21st, 2020, 1:04 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Optimal Axis Rotation
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Optimal Axis Rotation

If by optimum you are referring the maximum Hook potential you might be on to something. But if optimum means Strike potential, I am not so sure you could pick an optimum angle of rotation based on speed and revs alone. Thinking that the length of the oil pattern would need to be factored in as well...
by EricHartwell
March 18th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling Entities, Proprietors Address Coronavirus Concerns BUSINESSSLIDER by Gianmarc Manzione 2 days ago
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Bowling Entities, Proprietors Address Coronavirus Concerns BUSINESSSLIDER by Gianmarc Manzione 2 days ago

Ok it's not "Totally" disappointing. From a bowling stand point yes, but from a survival standpoint it is not even close. I am surprised the the Olympic Committee hasn't yet followed suit. Sports whether it be professional, college or recreational leagues have all cancelled. The Olympics are by far ...
by EricHartwell
March 18th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling Entities, Proprietors Address Coronavirus Concerns BUSINESSSLIDER by Gianmarc Manzione 2 days ago
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Bowling Entities, Proprietors Address Coronavirus Concerns BUSINESSSLIDER by Gianmarc Manzione 2 days ago

Here in Michigan all restaurants, bars, and places of recreation have been shut down by decree of the Governor. Basically we are under Marshal Law.
I had just hit a stride with my bowling game just in time for the tournament season.
This is totally disappointing.
by EricHartwell
March 7th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Arm Injury
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Arm Injury

The good thing, if there can be any good with an injury, the upper bicep has 2 tendons and you can still function with only one attached. Both my wife and a cousin had complete tears of one tendon and both are still bowling effectively. I bowl with another guy that has had lots of trouble with his s...
by EricHartwell
March 6th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Looking for a few good layouts to try
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Looking for a few good layouts to try

Your speed off the hand is closer to 19 mph. This makes you slightly speed dominant until you factor in your low tilt making you slightly rev dominant. Tweener as you already described. Sweetspot 100* totals, 2:1 Ratio Asymmetrical Layouts Totally Strong .......... 55-4.5-25 Midlane ...................
by EricHartwell
March 6th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Looking for a few good layouts to try
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Looking for a few good layouts to try

Welcome to BowlingChat

Before I give you layouts I need to know how your speed is measured.

What balls and layouts are you currently using?
by EricHartwell
February 29th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Brunswick All American Value
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Brunswick All American Value

The Billy Hardwick rubber ball.
Haven't seen any posts from Nord as of late, that was one of his favorite balls,
by EricHartwell
February 23rd, 2020, 3:39 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 1020

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

Not $200, $126.95 Better than list price back in the day. I paid $135 for my Original Back Hammer. https://www.ebay.com/i/121786709530?chn=ps&var=420778048108&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=420778048108_121786709530&targetid=877051577709&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=90175...
by EricHartwell
February 22nd, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 1020

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

I can't seem to find the old hammer black that I used to throw as a kid and the new hammer urethane seems to be designed for stronger hook. Probably end up going with a pitch black. If you can get your hands on one of Hammer's Black Urethane I would. It is essentially a replica of the original. Sur...
by EricHartwell
February 21st, 2020, 1:48 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: New Ball Recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: New Ball Recommendation

We already know 3000 is liked by Awinnie54 and I am guessing there is a compromise with the surface to try to keep the ball playable in the 3rd game.
I would have enough surface on it to dictate a ball change after the first game. 1000 grit is where I would start.
by EricHartwell
February 20th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: New Ball Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: New Ball Recommendations

I currently use a Hammer Black Widow / Black Gold ball at 15lbs. I am wanting to drop to 14lbs due to some shoulder issues and would love to have my same Hammer Black Widow Black / Gold ball. However, with Hammer being bought out by Ebonite?, I can no longer find this ball. It is not that Ebonite B...
by EricHartwell
February 20th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: New Ball Recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: New Ball Recommendation

I am looking for some new ball recommendations. I have really only been bowling consistently for the last 6-8 Months and am looking to expand my game a bit. I throw the ball in the 15-16mph range with relatively lower revs in the 200-250rpm range. I currently use a Halo Pearl and i've had to take a...
by EricHartwell
February 9th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Solid ball layout
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Solid ball layout

How is your speed measured?
What ball is your PAP measured from?

I really need more accurate specs to give you the best possible layouts.
Speed, Revs, Tilt and Rotation.
Check out this link...
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=373
by EricHartwell
February 8th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Improvements but is it right...
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Improvements but is it right...

You need dull surfaces to burn off your high rotation so you don't need to "slow down" because the ball is too shiny. Pin to PAP distances to retain tilt. Long pin to PAP on Symmetricals and Shorter pin to PAP on Asymmetricals. Sweetspot 1.5:1 Ratio 110* totals Asymmetrical Layouts Totally Strong .....
by EricHartwell
February 8th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Over Rolled Full Roller?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Over Rolled Full Roller?

Fuller roller layout is Not the answer. It will make the track roll over the finger holes rather than the thumb hole as I am sure he does with conventional layouts. If his PAP is measure correctly he has at least 25* of Negative tilt to get the track as you describe. see attachment His release reall...
by EricHartwell
February 3rd, 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Low Tilt Layouts
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Low Tilt Layouts

The one you put more surface on will be give you the most midlane read. There are no Midlane or Long and Strong layouts for Symmetrical balls.

The Symmetrical Benchmark will give you the strongest backend reaction in the Symmetrical line up.
by EricHartwell
February 1st, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Low Tilt Layouts
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Low Tilt Layouts

No extra holes allowed after August 2020. So I am not recommending any layouts with balance holes. The basic set of layouts Asymmetrical and Symmetrical is 9 balls. Sport type layouts with Strong Pin to PAP lengths adds 3 more. Thats 12 and don't forget the plastic spare ball for 13. Might as well a...
by EricHartwell
February 1st, 2020, 1:55 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Low Tilt question
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Low Tilt question

You can go as low as 1-1/2" on the Asymmetricals. The shorter the pin the later it will achieve roll. 4- to 5 1/2 is a good guideline for Symmetricals. A good range for you. It doesn't mean you can't be outside of the range. Especially on a ball for specific conditions. Example is what is referred t...
by EricHartwell
February 1st, 2020, 1:43 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Low Tilt Layouts
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Low Tilt Layouts

I would have 3 Symmetricals in the lineup
Benchmark ............. xx-4.25-30
Control ................. xx-4.5-50 adjust to pin in the ring finger
low flare ...............xx-5.25-30