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by ballspoint
September 5th, 2020, 12:22 am
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: one handeded/no thumb blower
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: one handeded/no thumb blower

Thanks all for your comments, very helpful, will see if he can get a video as thats critical for online help.
by ballspoint
September 3rd, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What is BowlingChat worth to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: What is BowlingChat worth to you?

When i mentioned this site to a local ball driller, he went to page one about dual angle layouts an taught himself how to use this system, he is now the best in our area. Since covid there has been little on this site as few are bowling, but i still recommend the site to everyone who has an interest...
by ballspoint
September 3rd, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: one handeded/no thumb blower
Replies: 6
Views: 116

one handeded/no thumb blower

Hi
a friend is a no thumb bowler, but hes putting it in the gutter a bit to often,
with this type of bowling, beening mostly muscled? is this his problem being so inconsistent?
I don't have a video, so hoping for some helpful comments.
Thought i should mention he is a one handed no thumb bowler.
by ballspoint
August 23rd, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: TruCut endurance test !
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: TruCut endurance test !

Wondering if there could be consistant scans(x2) on one ball if used with water?
Have you done the same test with other brands?
by ballspoint
August 13th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: where to move?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: where to move?

What i am looking at is just that fine adjustment, sometimes i carry the tenpin, sometimes not, without making a bigger move or ball, was just wondering which move would to give me the point of difference to carry the tenpin more consistently. We only play on sports patterns, now an then we get an e...
by ballspoint
August 12th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: where to move?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

where to move?

Just a matter of interest, if i were to move my feet i board left, or move my target i board right, what move what have the most effect down lane? if any?
by ballspoint
July 1st, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: New Youtube channel
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: New Youtube channel

Interesting, i use those pads occasionally, so will watch for the other pad tests.
by ballspoint
February 1st, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Pin below fingers lay out?
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Pin below fingers lay out?

A friend is confused with a lay out drawn on his ball with the pin between the fingers and thumb,
as the drilling an val angles are something like 70 an 80, this is supposed to be a go long ,roll late drilling,
i have heard this happens depending on your pap? Will this still go long?
by ballspoint
December 11th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: fingers holes on pap
Replies: 3
Views: 371

fingers holes on pap

Just watched a Russian lady bowler Varvara Gryaznona on utube, i think the comp was Bowling Promotion,
anyway the ball going down the lane showed her fingers holes spinning around the pap. The video wasnt helpful to see her release. How would you get the fingers holes on your pap?
by ballspoint
December 7th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: why track moved over thumb?
Replies: 1
Views: 337

why track moved over thumb?

A friend bowls thumbless, he made a slight change (unsure what) and hes now tracking over the thumb hole or just between thumb /fingers. He cant get it back so its not tracking ove the thumb. What causes this and any solutions please. cheers.
by ballspoint
November 26th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BowlingChat Upgrade to PHP7.2/phpBB 3.2 - *COMPLETED*
Replies: 26
Views: 4382

Re: BowlingChat Upgrade to PHP7.2/phpBB 3.2 - *COMPLETED*

Great to see the upgrade went well, but if i may say the site is hard to read. It may be the back ground colour and/or the font colour, or too many different font colours/sizing. My son is a graphic designer, on his next visit home i will ask his opinion and pass on. Other wise all good, i am on her...
by ballspoint
November 21st, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BowlingChat Upgrade to PHP7.2/phpBB 3.2 - *COMPLETED*
Replies: 26
Views: 4382

Re: Change is coming... BowlingChat Upgrade to PHP7.2/phpBB

Dont cock it up ;), as this is the best site around, thanks for what you do.
by ballspoint
October 31st, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Baker format team?
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Baker format team?

I wouldn't look at it as high avg vs lower avg - look at it as who is better or more reliable in the clutch. I know high avg bowlers who CHOKE when the game is on the line, and I know lower avg bowlers that when it's coming down to it, they will punch out every time, or at the very least mark. Put ...
by ballspoint
October 29th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Baker format team?
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Baker format team?

We are having our first baker format comp soon.
Wondering the best way to utilize the higher avg bowler with the lower avg bowler
within the 5 person team?
by ballspoint
October 2nd, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Research Questions on Topography
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Research Questions on Topography

yep i believe there is such a think, i am not on top of my bowling to have noticed it.
by ballspoint
April 27th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Marathon tournaments?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Marathon tournaments?

We have a tournament in which have an All Events ( single, dbl, teams) to qualify for the masters,
then 14 games to bowl head to head to find a winner. And this is a senior tournament!
by ballspoint
March 19th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Anybody Ever Fly Overseas with Bowling Balls?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Anybody Ever Fly Overseas with Bowling Balls?

New Zealanders fly to Australia or the USA regularly without many hassles with their bowling equipment. Just make sure your under the required weight, tough to do with bags/balls. Check your baggage on collection for damage, as they are heavy, the handlers sometimes just heave them resulting in the ...
by ballspoint
March 17th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: I'm quitting bowling and it is thanks to house shots
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: I'm quitting bowling and it is thanks to house shots

Move to New Zealand, most centers here know have decent oil machines, just about every center will have a sport pattern on legue night. Tournaments have to be 5:1 or below.
by ballspoint
February 24th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: New Ball Specs, Collusion?
Replies: 28
Views: 1548

Re: New Ball Specs, Collusion?

I see there are 2 people at this time that don't think there is collusion, Wish they would have commented as to why they think not. I could use something to dial back my pessimism. I see this type of thing all the time in my profession. I am an electrician governed by the Nation Fire Protection Age...
by ballspoint
January 16th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Drills.
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Drills.

We did drills last night, coach explained how and why, i did them because like i said to keep an open mind, i still feel they weren't totally necessary as i felt i could get the same result from a full approach, but 1 drill was best done at the foul line was the backup, harder then i thought as i am...