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by Viper
November 5th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Buddies pro shop custom drilling
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Buddies pro shop custom drilling

"You get what you pay for." How true. After using several local pro shops I quickly realized that none of them could drill a ball twice the same way. I did, however, find an on-line pro shop that could, and I have used them exclusively since then. Never a problem. If I get a ball that is mis-drilled...
by Viper
October 23rd, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Turbo Switch Grip problems
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Turbo Switch Grip problems

I definitely agree! Will immediately stop installing TGSG to clients and promoting using it. I do not suggest my customers to use Vise IT too , as a colleague is telling me they also have some problems ( not as much as SG). No more interchangeable thumbs please! Only clones! The on-line dealer who ...
by Viper
October 5th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Turbo Switch Grip problems
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Turbo Switch Grip problems

Hello, Reading this initially I thought to myself, 'Thank goodness I don't have that problem.' But I do. I have used the Turbo SG system for at least six years, if not more. I have six to eight innersleeves (IS) with slugs. One of my first two had worn out, by that I mean it no longer would lock int...
by Viper
October 1st, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Research Questions on Topography
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Research Questions on Topography

If you bowl on synthetic lanes, please answer the following questions about topography. If you are one of the dozens of members who just browse this site, PLEASE answer. Do you believe that topography affects modern bowling? Yes What is topography? Type of Product used (even if synthetic); Installa...
by Viper
August 25th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Resurfacing a new ball
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Resurfacing a new ball

Want to add that having a spinner is essential. Initially, you will have to experiment with various abrasives (sanding pads/paper, non-woven pads, compounds, etc.) IOT establish how each product works for you. Search the site and you'll find a PDF that gives you the grit ratings on just about every ...
by Viper
August 25th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Resurfacing a new ball
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Resurfacing a new ball

To echo MegaMav, smart.
by Viper
August 17th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plug cutting jig
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Plug cutting jig

Check this out if you have 3D-printer available: http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php?p=97761#p97761 Thank you! Unfortunately, I do not have access to a 3D printer. (Perhaps I should look around for one.) You mentioned that this was a copy of an inexpensive Chinese jig. Any chance you have a ...
by Viper
August 16th, 2019, 2:38 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to clean sliding soles ?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: How to clean sliding soles ?

In addition to the wire brush, I will use a foam-backed sanding block, the kind you buy at Home Depot or Lowe's, usually medium grit. I've never washed them but I have used rubbing alcohol on some stains.

Viper/Joe
by Viper
July 4th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plug cutting jig
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Plug cutting jig

Any shield you use will have to be large enough in diameter to cover the entire plug + extra diameter to allow moving the cutter around. That diameter will be very close to the diameter of the shield I gave you the link for. If you go with the three screws I wouldn't recommend using anything on the...
by Viper
July 4th, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plug cutting jig
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Plug cutting jig

Update. I visited the Dremel website. They have an router attachment for the tool. It doesn't appear to be very large so not sure how stable it would be, but no matter, I'm going to buy one and see if that either works as is or can be modified in some fashion so it will work.
by Viper
July 4th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plug cutting jig
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Plug cutting jig

Thank you John and George. I think I know some one with a router shield, so I'll look at it. Unfortunately, I no longer own a router (but I like the idea of the three machine screws for legs). I think I would use some of those felts pads used to prevent furniture and whatnot from scratching wood flo...
by Viper
July 3rd, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plug cutting jig
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Plug cutting jig

Hello! I'm a bowler, not a pro shop operator. Is there a jig out there that will allow me to mount a Dremel tool IOT cut down a plug? I'm plugging my own balance holes. I've been hand tooling the plug to get to the surface of the ball and then finishing using CAB with various grits to finish. It wor...
by Viper
February 22nd, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Final shaving of plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Final shaving of plugs

snick wrote:I think Walmart.com carries those sanding pads.
I'll check them out next time I'm there. Thanks
by Viper
February 20th, 2019, 3:57 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Final shaving of plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Final shaving of plugs

Much appreciated. I Googled to find but only circular pads were found.
by Viper
February 17th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Final shaving of plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Final shaving of plugs

snick wrote:I use a 5" daisy cut 120 micron sanding disc on a CAB. Cuts the plug flush with the ball in about 10 seconds.
Can you send me a source for these? Thanks.
by Viper
February 17th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Book - "Bowling beyond the basics" Freeman and Hatfield
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Book - "Bowling beyond the basics" Freeman and Hatfield

I stumbled upon this last night. Have you read it? Does it interest you? Thoughts? Text below, copied from Amazon. Bowling Beyond the Basics: What's Really Happening on the Lanes, and What You Can Do about It Paperback – July 15, 2018 by James Freeman  (Author), Ron Hatfield  (Author) “Why did I le...
by Viper
December 9th, 2018, 4:10 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Beginner - Shoes modification to get more traction
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Beginner - Shoes modification to get more traction

I believe Brunswick sells a slip-over-the-shoe sock that is coated with rubber on the bottom of the sock. Held in place with an elastic band. It's the opposite of a slide sock.
by Viper
August 25th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling Shoes - your experience, observations, opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Bowling Shoes - your experience, observations, opinions

Relates to an odd issue I’m having with my non-slide sole. I’m a pretty serious toe dragger, so I think I’ve been prolong the sole off near the toes. It’s no longer able to attach at all in that area. Is there anything I can do to “refresh” the Velcro? The Velco on the shoe is probably the hook sid...
by Viper
August 24th, 2018, 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3G Tour Ultras won't slide
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: 3G Tour Ultras won't slide

Mongo, I own 1.5 pairs of Tour Ultras. The ".5" is the slide shoe from my first pair that I have set-up for a wood approach. I largely bowl on synthetic approaches and use the #10 sole (felt). These I buy from an on-line company somewhere between $7-$9 each. But I further alter the surface using a l...
by Viper
August 15th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleaner Rule
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: New Cleaner Rule

https://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622331019" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This was the article that stated "The change allowing only a dry towel to clean bowling balls during competition becomes effective Aug. 1, 2019. It eliminates the use of liquid cleaners of any kind ...