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by slmrcs
December 10th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: No Thumb - One handed??
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: No Thumb - One handed??

As someone who transitioned to no thumb 1 1/2 years ago, my take on thing that help. Using oval grips and putting fingers in to second joint. Get a lot more stability. Play around with finger pitches so the ball is easier to cradle. With no thumb, I use 15/16 left finger and 1/8 for right. You don't...
by slmrcs
August 27th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Rght lane playing far left, ball return in the way
Replies: 26
Views: 3071

Re: Rght lane playing far left, ball return in the way

Looking at the video, while it is a skill to learn how to play in front of ball return, I would point out these two other factors. You have drift to the right a few boards. At the release point, your ball is to the the right of your head. This is causing you to need to start way left, in order to pl...
by slmrcs
July 7th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: All Urethane.
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: All Urethane.

Yeah, the Covert Tank is not actually urethane, but it's not resin also. I drilled up a Fever Pitch, and not simply based upon reaction, but how that material cuts from the drill bit, I very much doubt the "urethane-esque" (as Storm puts it on their website) material is true urethane as well. Both o...
by slmrcs
June 24th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: All Urethane.
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: All Urethane.

Well only you know your game and what reactions you see. I switched to no thumb a year ago and now am basically going all "urethane" But the newer "urethane" balls (and I have to put that in quotes) are not the same as traditional urethane. Fever pitch, new covert tank, 900 global has badger infused...
by slmrcs
March 6th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: 14 pound honey badger
Replies: 1
Views: 570

14 pound honey badger

Going to have a 14 pound honey badger drilled up. But sometimes the specs on 14 pound balls are totally different than their 15 and 16 pound counterparts. The question about this is the specs on the 14 pound ball, compared to the 15 and 16 pound on. At 14 pounds its specs are: Diff: 0.20 Int Diff: ....
by slmrcs
December 20th, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Brunswick BTU Pearl?
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Brunswick BTU Pearl?

I've switched over to no thumb a few months ago and anyway, to try something more controlled I got a BTU pearl on sale for a urethane type reaction. It may be better than urethane, but that would be because it's not urethane. I then found a used blue hammer. The BTU is much stronger with a reactive ...
by slmrcs
May 9th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Urethane or Reactive? I've been away for a long while
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Urethane or Reactive? I've been away for a long while

No one replied. 1. Because there is now more urethane ball today will not react just as it did back in the day. That being said, the new modern urethanes have dynamic cores, so they are not the same either. So the only way to go back and get the same reaction with your old blue hammer, is to go back...
by slmrcs
November 14th, 2016, 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closed fist realease
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

Re: Closed fist realease

Watching this may be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5IwJEtyMTI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There are other guys on this board with a lot more posts, who I'm sure know more than me, but I think this is about bad information given to beginner bowlers. The "yo-yo" release ...
by slmrcs
November 6th, 2016, 11:46 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Average vs. Great Pro shop
Replies: 24
Views: 5471

Re: Average vs. Great Pro shop

A bad pro-shop has someone who just drills everyone the exact same way and when there is a problem they tell you, you are not holding the ball right. A bad pro-shop tell you that lateral finger pitches don't matter and to stop listening to guys on the Internet. A bad pro-shop guy looks at you like y...
by slmrcs
November 6th, 2016, 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing 46 foot, very flat pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Playing 46 foot, very flat pattern

Yes, I don't have anything very new that's strong, It's going to be raptor talon at 500 grit. What's I've learned from sport shot league and putting in lots of practice when I can on these patterns is, it always works out best to play the pattern as it's meant to be. Even without a big hook I do bet...
by slmrcs
November 4th, 2016, 6:48 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: 16lbs > 15lbs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

Re: 16lbs > 15lbs?

Isn't F=M*A too simple to reduce to weight and speed. Mass may be determined by the balls weight, but what about acceleration - being acceleration of the pins. More friction means less deflection and hits pins harder (the whole point of reative balls, getting ball into good roll phas, putting more r...
by slmrcs
October 30th, 2016, 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing 46 foot, very flat pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Playing 46 foot, very flat pattern

Saw a thanksgiving tournament happening and thought I'd sign up. Then they posted this pattern: http://bowlerxtournaments.com/home/oil%20patterns.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The closest thing I've ever bowled on is Mexico city. At about 240 revs, med track, this pattern is no...
by slmrcs
May 17th, 2016, 3:10 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dodo scales for dummies...
Replies: 20
Views: 5990

Re: Dodo scales for dummies...

Wow. Over the past 6 months I built my own bowling ball drill press and jig, and can drill balls with hole pitches to within 1/16 of inch accuracy, but the scale is that I don't have. I'll definitely try making one of these now that I found this post. Anyone have any updates - or I'll just follow th...
by slmrcs
May 10th, 2016, 9:42 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: linear Fingerpitch
Replies: 27
Views: 3637

Re: linear Fingerpitch

I was taking lessons and trying to come around ball more, because has very little axis rotation. After over a week of practicing this, to no improvement, tried increasing finger pitch. Went up to almost 1/2 forward (not including grips which are pitched) and really helps me come around ball at end a...
by slmrcs
July 10th, 2015, 6:26 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Anatomical Drilling Technique the Tri-grip killer?
Replies: 45
Views: 12879

Re: Anatomical Drilling Technique the Tri-grip killer?

been looking at posts for a place to find pro-shops who can do this. I'm in NYC but may be willing to drive a few hours to be able to try this out.
by slmrcs
August 19th, 2014, 4:56 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pro Shop New York
Replies: 12
Views: 2297

Re: Pro Shop New York

Sorry, just saw your question now.
When I went up 2 years ago, he was working out of someone else's ProShop that day.
Best to just contact him see where he is.
by slmrcs
July 21st, 2014, 9:32 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pro Shop New York
Replies: 12
Views: 2297

Re: Pro Shop New York

This is my story of what happened when I saw Mike Luongo. (recommend by Megamav) I had stopped bowling for about 6 or 7 year. Every drilling (and I've tried many proshops in Queens and Long Island) was garbage, couldn't hold onto ball, Could never get past 180's. Spend a few hours to drive upstate a...
by slmrcs
May 27th, 2013, 5:57 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PGA did it, now it's Bowlings turn
Replies: 129
Views: 21264

Re: PGA did it, now it's Bowlings turn

Two handed bowling is simply not going away, and apparently neither is debate. I think when you spend years trying to learn one thing, and see someone else out do you (in certain regards), with a totally different style that is not traditional, the initial response is to not like it. That was my ini...
by slmrcs
July 4th, 2012, 10:07 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: 2012 U.S. Women's Open on ESPN2 July 3
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Re: 2012 U.S. Women's Open on ESPN2 July 3

It has been posted on youtube

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by slmrcs
June 20th, 2012, 3:58 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: First finger tip ball for my nephew and thumb pitch
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: First finger tip ball for my nephew and thumb pitch

thanks, I'll definitely drive up to Middletown.