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by Viper
October 1st, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: RFI re Track Products
Replies: 0
Views: 8

RFI re Track Products

Hoping someone can help me with a replacement for a Track product call "Clean N Smooth." Thanks in advance.

Viper/Joe
by Viper
September 26th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Legal?

Great discussion guys, and much appreciated. I'm going to let the guy practice with the ball and wait for his reaction. If he likes it, I'll let him know he needs to take it to a pro shop and have it plugged just so there is no doubt that it is legal. I can plug a ball, but I cannot do it as efficie...
by Viper
September 25th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Legal?

1820 and Eric,

Thanks. I figured as much. Since I've used the slugged innersleeve (IS) what if I removed, pour resin into the hole to fill the void and then re-install the IS? The resin will glue the IS to OS. No voids, solid throughout the depth of the hole.
by Viper
September 24th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Legal?

For those who might know, Pic is of a 13 lbs. Storm Mix which I used with a Turbo SG. I'm giving the ball to a new bowler who only uses the finger holes. In lieu of plugging the ball, I installed a undrilled slugged inner sleeve and then tooled it down to the surface of the ball. Is this ball legal?...
by Viper
August 17th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Are Fall leagues possible (and what is the limit?)
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Are Fall leagues possible (and what is the limit?)

We're starting leagues right after Labor Day. Unknown yet as to how we bowl the teams but one house is limiting the number of teams (basically fifty percent capacity). Another house, "we will bowl all teams that want to bowl." I suppose that means they are open to shifts, or bowling more than one ni...
by Viper
November 5th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Buddies pro shop custom drilling
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

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: 979

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: 979

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: 479

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: 584

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: 584

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: 1169

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: 611

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: 1169

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: 1169

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: 1169

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: 1169

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: 1130

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: 1130

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: 1130

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.