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by georgeh
July 8th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PAP position up-down
Replies: 4
Views: 305

PAP position up-down

I was just thinking about a subject I've thought about considerably over the years. Is it better to have the PAP above or below the center of grip for pin carry? Does one or the other, have a pin carry advantage? Or, does the weight block dictate the track in relation to fingers/thumb?
by georgeh
July 5th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plug cutting jig
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Plug cutting jig

JohnP wrote:By the way, if you were to decide to try the three screws, use carriage bolts instead - they don't have any slots so there's no way to scratch the ball. -- JohnP
Do carriage bolts come in #10 or #12? Those are the sizes of the screws holding the plastic router base.
by georgeh
July 3rd, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plug cutting jig
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Plug cutting jig

IF, you are only cutting down a couple ball plugs, one can rig a regular router with 3) 1 1/2" long, round head machine screws with locking nuts (2ea), to create legs for the router. It's a tad messy but it does work even if you have a 2nd person holding the vacuum hose. You have to work slowly and ...
by georgeh
June 26th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ebonite Ultra fit tool with 5/8 blade
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Ebonite Ultra fit tool with 5/8 blade

It's good for minimal scrapping for slightly enlarging the hole where material needs to be removed. I used mine more for cleaning up sanding scratches. since I used a 5/8 sanding drum, both on a drill and on a screwdriver handle, while finish grooming the sides of my thumb holes. Trying to take too ...
by georgeh
January 15th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How much would you pay?
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: How much would you pay?

Being able to drill my own equipment, kept me into bowling for years. I just couldn't pay retail after spending time working in a pro shop. The cost of buying the drilling equipment in the early 90's, was far cheaper than paying full retail. After just a couple years the drilling setup has more than...
by georgeh
December 21st, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: New drill press
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: New drill press

The other option is to buy a step pulley and a new belt for your current Drill Press
by georgeh
December 19th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: New drill press
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: New drill press

Out of the three you posted you can eliminate the G7944, too small dimensions (14"swing). I couldn't find the G0482 as available on Grissly's site, it would probably work fine. The G7947 will work for you but there may be a small limit on changeable thumb slugs, due to the short (4 1/2") spindle tra...
by georgeh
December 4th, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: 2 Leagues, same center, same night?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: 2 Leagues, same center, same night?

Folks, my Thursday night league was cancelled because of snow two weeks ago. And by majority vote, it was decided to be made up on Sunday, the 9th at 6PM. The trick is that I already bowl in a Sunday league at 5:30 PM. So it looks like I'll be jumping across 2 leagues that night. Has anyone ever do...
by georgeh
November 12th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Why is bowling dying? Our game is deeply flawed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: Opinion: Why is bowling dying? Our game is deeply flawed

Bowling isn't "dying" because of us, the ones reading and posting on this and other forums. It's fading away as the recreational, work, daytime leagues and bowlers, go bye bye due to a myriad of reasons beyond the control of semi-serious to serious bowlers nor the proprietors. Cost, ability, lack of...
by georgeh
October 9th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Do Radical balls have tendency to "die"
Replies: 21
Views: 1603

Re: Do Radical balls have tendency to "die"

Agreed. I use a mix of simple green and isopropyl alcohol (and sometimes a little water) and it works as good as any bowling ball cleaners I've tried - and I've tried quite a few. The alcohol helps with evaporation and keeps the simple green from leaving a film/residue. This is a commonly used mix ...
by georgeh
October 8th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: I've noticed a trend and I'd like some clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: I've noticed a trend and I'd like some clarification

I think that to reduce "hitting up" on the ball, the finger pitches must go forward, not reverse. When they are reverse, the fingers have more resistance and can push the ball more. When they are forward, you take away the surface on which to push, so they can't lift as much. I could be wrong, i am...
by georgeh
September 24th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: urethane Hammer outgassing causing huge bubbles in plug ...
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: urethane Hammer outgassing causing huge bubbles in plug

Two thoughts, first it could be an air pocket in the ball and the plug was curing and getting thicker as it replaced the air pocket. Second, I have had air bubbles in some (mostly finger) gripping holes that I attributed to the epoxy glue used on the insert/slug. BUT not a one looked quite like the ...
by georgeh
May 14th, 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Causes of ball cracking
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Causes of ball cracking

Ever seen a Urethane ball crack? I have not. I believe the curing process of the reactive urethane can continue over time causing the coverstock to shrink, creating higher surface tension. It will give at a weak point. Whether it be a hole, pin riser or I believe a scratch on the surface can be eno...
by georgeh
May 10th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: BT-Ball Fttter
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: BT-Ball Fttter

Anyone know where I can get instruction manual for BT-Ball fitter? I found (have) the complete BT manual in PDF on the internet, 1/2 Japanese 1/2 English. I had the English half on Google docs at one time for a fitter I sold but I think the link expired. It would take me a couple WEEKS to edit my c...
by georgeh
May 6th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Should bowling be in the Olympics?
Replies: 81
Views: 2988

Re: Should bowling be in the Olympics?

Here's a situation that was up close and personal. My son was seeded #7 in the High School State Tournament. The fellow he was bowling against was a formidable competitor. The first to win 3 of 5 would move on to the next round. It was the best bowling match I had ever witnessed, period. The two of...
by georgeh
March 31st, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Missing the 3-10 the hardway!
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Missing the 3-10 the hardway!

The first time I saw that miss was in 1977, with a rubber ball. Happened at Gala Lanes in Naperville, when it was a private 32 lane suburban center on urethane finished wood lanes.
by georgeh
February 15th, 2018, 12:18 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: constant 7 10 leave
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: constant 7 10 leave

If you look at Kegel lane maps, you'll see that the great majority of topographic features are areas that slant either toward the pocket or away from it. BTW, what's "the sweet spot"? I've seen Kegel's website and aware of the mapping. I also read an article about the changes of lane topography and...
by georgeh
February 14th, 2018, 11:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: constant 7 10 leave
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: constant 7 10 leave

Most probably topography: part of the lane on one side is most likely tilted away from the headpin causing the ball the fall away from the pocket. My guess is that lefties on the same pair rarely have the same problem. you are likely correct on it being topography, but not how you think, imho. More...
by georgeh
November 21st, 2017, 12:08 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: World Series of Bowling
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: World Series of Bowling

sportcoupe wrote:FYI: the matches that are to be taped for the future WSOB shows on ESPN can be seen live on WatchESPN Saturday and Sunday.

http://www.espn.com/watch/search/pba
They are available now on WatchESPN app. Sports tab, bowling, replay and you will see the list from Saturday and Sunday
by georgeh
September 13th, 2017, 1:03 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: what is the most aggressive ball you have thrown. new or old
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: what is the most aggressive ball you have thrown. new or

Oh gosh, this question brings back a memory from way back. I received a Blue Brunswick Phantom to test a couple months after a Black Phantom. I went a bit aggressive with the layout and boy did the ball hook. Not only hook, it carried everything near the pocket. 30 clean the first two weeks with it ...