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by pjape
September 16th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: 2018 World Bowling Coach Conference videos
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: 2018 World Bowling Coach Conference videos

Man, too bad I have to leave right now. I'll have to wait to access the gold mine. :D
by pjape
September 8th, 2018, 2:46 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Acceptable # of balls for THS
Replies: 27
Views: 2083

Re: Acceptable # of balls for THS

I just had another thought. First of all, a disclaimer; I don't consider myself a great bowler at all. This summer I bowled in a league that used the Kegel Challenge Patterns. One week we used the PWBA Greater Harrisburg Open shot, and the last week, (which I missed thankfully!) this year's USBC Mas...
by pjape
September 8th, 2018, 1:56 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Acceptable # of balls for THS
Replies: 27
Views: 2083

Re: Acceptable # of balls for THS

If you need more than 3 balls on a house shot, including plastic, you need to work on your versatility. For what it's worth. Several years ago when I was looking for Jim Tomek online to get some new equipment (found out at that time he was not drilling balls anymore), I found an online article from...
by pjape
August 27th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Drilling Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Drilling Suggestions

Sweetspot 95* total 1.25:1 Ratio Asymmetrical Layouts Totally Strong .............. 50-5-25 Midlane ...................... 40-4.5-35 Benchmark ................. 50-4-45 Long and Strong .......... 70-4-45 Control ....................... 50-4-65 Low flare .................... 70-2.25-45 Symmetrical L...
by pjape
August 26th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Drilling Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Drilling Suggestions

I'd like some drilling suggestions for winter league this year. Although I'd love to buy new equipment, my finances just don't allow it, so I'll be using the only balls I have, which are a Hyper-Cell, a Rumble and a Pitch Blue. Yea, they're ancient! The first thing I'm going to do is get remeasured,...
by pjape
August 22nd, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cover dominant symmetricals, no thumb and balance hole blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Cover dominant symmetricals, no thumb and balance hole b

I’ve had a question for some time now. Has anyone who work with PBA pros who don’t use their thumb had the conversation about what they plan to drill when the no balance hole rule comes into effect? Take for example Tom Daugherty, he uses his Black Hammers a lot, with such a weak core and an early ...
by pjape
August 21st, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Video: "How NOT to "Hit up" on the Ball and Roll Better?"
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Video: "How NOT to "Hit up" on the Ball and Roll Better?

Hitting up on the ball is even worse when bowling on non-house shots. My summer league used the Kegel Challenge shots, and I found if I hit up on it the least little bit, it would hook early for me. Shots that felt like they "fell off my hand" had much more length and a much better back end reaction...
by pjape
August 12th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleaner Rule
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

New Cleaner Rule

First of all, if this has been discussed already, sorry; I haven't been on the site as much recently.

Why on earth has the USBC outlawed all cleaners during competition, even the ones that do not change the ball surface whatsoever?? It makes no sense to me at all.

Please, enlighten me. :?:
by pjape
July 24th, 2018, 1:10 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pattern Question
Replies: 0
Views: 843

Pattern Question

I thought I'd ask here first before actually practicing on it. Tonight we bowled the Kegel Route 66 pattern. I didn't do too bad overall (623) despite a lousy game two (bad shot-making). My question is, next time we bowl, we'll be on the Statue of Liberty pattern. Can someone who's bowled on both gi...
by pjape
July 1st, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Swing Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: Swing Direction

Thanks Jim. I plan on practicing today, so I'll do both the foul line drill and the swing and slide. It will be interesting to see the results. I think I'll also take my camera along. I do suspect that I do have a right to left ball path. If so, video will confirm this. I'll post my results later.
by pjape
June 30th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Swing Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: Swing Direction

Hi pjape. Are you bowling with right or left hand? Going out on a limb here ... Shooting in the dark here, one possible suspect, use of opposite arm. Pictures would help you and us. Read Jim Merrell's reply in this topic post #7 http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12556" onclick="wind...
by pjape
June 30th, 2018, 12:49 am
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Swing Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Swing Direction

I finally got around to working on my footwork this afternoon. I put some painters tape on the approach, and worked without the ball at first and looking down at my feet. The biggest issue I have is sliding too far to the left. When I slide on the correct board, it feels very weird. Repetition will ...
by pjape
June 17th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thumb Swelling Tricks?
Replies: 19
Views: 3080

Re: Thumb Swelling Tricks?

One thing I found that helps me immensely is using thumb tape on my thumb. What I do differently is I make sure the tape covers the sides of my thumb. What I found is without side coverage, my thumb swells and then I start hanging. Since I started doing this, my thumb rarely changes while bowling, a...
by pjape
June 17th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: knee bend
Replies: 16
Views: 1457

Re: knee bend

Just watch the PBA50 players, and you'll see a lot of hall of famers who don't have nearly the knee bend they did when they were younger. One Xtra Frame show I watched on Youtube, Pederson said there's no way he can bend his knee like he did when he was younger. Age happens! One other bowler that co...
by pjape
May 30th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: No more motion hole
Replies: 25
Views: 1767

Re: No more motion hole

That is a bummer. Most of my bowling balls have balance holes in them. Even the 30 year old ones I have. I guess I will not be joining any USBC leagues any time soon. I wonder if this, and future rule changes might come back to bite the USBC if more and more leagues decide to drop their sanction. A...
by pjape
April 29th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Consistancy Doesn’t Breed Repeatability?
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: Consistancy Doesn’t Breed Repeatability?

My gut reaction is your shot-making didn't get worse; you didn't adjust enough to the changing conditions. A few weeks ago in league, the anchor on the other team rolled back to back 250 games, and then shot a buck-seventy something in game three. He didn't move far enough left IMHO. He had two big ...
by pjape
April 19th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Kegel Road Show - York PA
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Kegel Road Show - York PA

Pjape, thanks for sharing your experience and bowling data. Your decision to improve your fitness is a wise one which should improve your quality of life. Overweight is a relative term, there are folks that bowl well and make you look slim. I encourage you to see a physical trainer for a customized...
by pjape
April 15th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Kegel Road Show - York PA
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Kegel Road Show - York PA

I attended this session yesterday, and it was incredibly informative, albeit a bit confusing. More on that later. I was very surprised that my stats with Specto were as good as they were. In fact, Del glanced at my stats and said "that's actually pretty good." Considering some of the flaws in my gam...
by pjape
April 12th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: That elusive first 300
Replies: 20
Views: 1559

Re: That elusive first 300

For me, it's that elusive 2nd 300. The first sanctioned 300 I had was in December of 2004, and I'm still waiting for my second one. I'm actually going to be able to practice this summer (3 free games a day), so who knows.
by pjape
April 8th, 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Watching bowling videos and then messing up
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Watching bowling videos and then messing up

In the world of golf, which is not what we talk about here, but still..........there is a plethora of information out there about the right form, the right swing, the right arc, etc.. That’s also true in the world of bowling, as you know. The thing that I have found the most useful in any sport, is...