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by EricHartwell
January 19th, 2022, 9:51 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Switch Grip Longevity
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Switch Grip Longevity

I've noticed this as well. The fit is almost to tight when new. Then they get loose after a while.
I use small ponytail rubberbands wrapped on the slug right above the tabs to help secure it in place. Works great!
by EricHartwell
January 17th, 2022, 2:22 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lesson Learned ??
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Lesson Learned ??

How short Pin to PAPs? What balls have you had short pins on ? Symmetrical? Asymmetrical? Again what specs are you working with? When the Blue and Black Hammers originally came out you had to add some oil to the surface, they were so dull. The first throw out of the box was an immediate left turn. I...
by EricHartwell
January 17th, 2022, 2:19 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Simplified Layouts
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Simplified Layouts

The Drilling angle is about the thumb hole location with respect to the PAP on Symmetrical balls.
by EricHartwell
January 17th, 2022, 1:13 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lesson Learned ??
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Lesson Learned ??

The oil thing?
12:1 ratio _____~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~_____ No blending. Wet/Dry, over/under.
I would recommend slower reacting layouts especially if you are getting it out in the friction.

Do you have a specific question?
by EricHartwell
January 17th, 2022, 12:05 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lesson Learned ??
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Lesson Learned ??

Comments in color ... [ quote=Glenn post_id=116833 time=1642364461 user_id=5287] I apologize up front for this long-winded post. Although I hashed this over with T-Hawk previously, I thought I would post it to the public. It is a classic example of me doing the same thing over-and-over, and expecti...
by EricHartwell
January 10th, 2022, 1:47 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Modern equivalent to older bowling balls
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Modern equivalent to older bowling balls

I would suggest you go to your local proshop. Let them see you roll a ball and have a conversation about what new balls will fit your style. Otherwise Check out this link... http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=373 The data collected is not just for layouts but can be used to help choos...
by EricHartwell
January 7th, 2022, 11:35 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ball serial number info
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Ball serial number info

Bowlingpimp wrote:
January 7th, 2022, 11:01 pm
Mine looks like the black diamond pictured except it has the Brunswick crown logo in between the serial numbers
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This is an ad from 1968
I'm guessing yours is one of the earliest releases.
by EricHartwell
January 7th, 2022, 9:01 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Modern equivalent to older bowling balls
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Modern equivalent to older bowling balls

Welcome to BowlingChat I'm sorry but I don't have personal experience with the balls listed. Trying to match ball reactions from 20+ years ago is difficult. Lane conditions and ball technology has changed a lot. Check out this link... http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=373 Knowing you...
by EricHartwell
January 7th, 2022, 8:28 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice
Replies: 95
Views: 3850

Re: Layout advice

Ok so I need to tell my PSO to set the pilot hole pitches on my bowling balls to 1/32 reverse and 1/8 left then? Then he would add 3/32 forward to one slug and 3/32 reverse in the other thumb to get my final pitches of 1/16 forward and 1/8 reverse with 1/8 left in each one respectively? Yes, being ...
by EricHartwell
January 7th, 2022, 6:30 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice
Replies: 95
Views: 3850

Re: Layout advice

I’ve decided to switch to interchangeable thumbs, and my PSO which is a full time pba member, recommends the VISE IT system. My question is I want to have two thumbs with 2 different pitches, and if I have my PSO drill the pilot hole of all of my balls at 0/0 if there will be enough room in the two...
by EricHartwell
January 3rd, 2022, 7:10 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Original Undrilled Faball Hammer Wheel price please?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Original Undrilled Faball Hammer Wheel price please?

Welcome to BowlingChat Have lanes, oil patterns made these older releases ‘inadequate’ for today’s conditions? These releases are new enough and have enough technology in them that will still work in today's environments. I would Not pay as much for the Wheel as any of the new releases from Hammer. ...
by EricHartwell
January 3rd, 2022, 2:21 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ball serial number info
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Ball serial number info

Welcome to BowlingChat

Here is what I found...

https://brunswickbowling.com/uploads/do ... g_1987.pdf

pinterest.com/pin/157907530663907280/

https://trademark.trademarkia.com/black ... 85703.html

Brunswick produced this ball for many years.
by EricHartwell
January 1st, 2022, 11:03 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Fitting “thumb out”
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Fitting “thumb out”

I would hate to go to Nationals and get all my equipment denied. Cut and pasted from... http://usbcongress.http.internapcdn.net/usbcongress/bowl/rulebook/2021-2022_Rulebook.pdf "7. Drilling Requirements. All balls used in USBC certified competition must meet the following requirements: 1) Holes. a) ...
by EricHartwell
January 1st, 2022, 10:42 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Fitting “thumb out”
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Fitting “thumb out”

But it is not a balance hole.

My switchrip hole is 1-3/8"

I bevel all the way to the outside edge of my insert.
by EricHartwell
January 1st, 2022, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Fitting “thumb out”
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Fitting “thumb out”

I'm not a fitter but in hindsight TomaHawk's recommendation is exactly what I use to make my fit feel secure. I use Lots of bevel all the way around the thumb hole so I can bury my thumb completely and feel secure in the ball without squeezing it. I never thought about the gap between the thumb web ...
by EricHartwell
December 24th, 2021, 9:05 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Transition Ball and Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Transition Ball and Layout

low flare .............. 80-2.5-45 .......... Brunswick Quantum EVO Pearl factory shine
This is new to my arsenal and a surface change is in order.
I'm thinking a 3000 grit matte finish will be my first adjustment.
The factory shine is a bit unpredictable at the breakpoint.
by EricHartwell
December 24th, 2021, 8:51 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Arsenal Trains of Thought?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Arsenal Trains of Thought?

Welcome to BowlingChat Leftys typically will have stronger layouts and lower grit surfaces due to less traffic on that side of the lane. What balls are you currently using? To properly set up an arsenal you need to know your release specs. Check out this link... http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopi...
by EricHartwell
December 19th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice
Replies: 95
Views: 3850

Re: Layout advice

Control ....................... 70-2.75-60
On a fresh pattern you will need to find some friction.
Once the friction develops is when you will be able to throw a big long arcing shot that should have good continuation through the pins.
by EricHartwell
December 19th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice
Replies: 95
Views: 3850

Re: Layout advice

It depends on how dry the fronts get. It is a Strong cover. This isn't the low flare or low flare Control I have in your Arsenal List. It will hook. If you are looking to take the hook out of it then consider one of the low flare layouts. The shorter pin will help to retain Tilt and Rotation so it d...
by EricHartwell
December 16th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice
Replies: 95
Views: 3850

Re: Layout advice

Control ....................... 70-2.75-60

This is straight from my arsenal list for you.
It already had an adjusted Pin to PAP towards weaker.

2000 grit factory is a lot of surface.
I'm thinking that you will need a surface adjustment as well for THS.