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by bowl1820
October 19th, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: New Storm Layout Adapter
Replies: 0
Views: 28

New Storm Layout Adapter

Alex Hoskins explains the NEW Storm Layout Adapter that will help you comply with the new USBC Rules.


Storm | How to use The Storm Layout Adapter
by bowl1820
October 3rd, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 1750

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

I think you are probably the minority, most people use the same hand. Personally i have never seen anyone use different hands or even 2 hands. In any case, all of these can me measured to a degree that is satisfactory. Yes I'm probably in the minority alright, I've started sanding balls (in a sink ...
by bowl1820
October 2nd, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 1750

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

In any case, everyone uses always the same hand, so everyone uses the same method and doesn't run the risk of getting different results. Ok unless someone is ambidextrous and changes hands between ball sides for some reason :P Not necessarily always, I'm right handed and not ambidextrous. I use my ...
by bowl1820
October 2nd, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 1750

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Thanks for the reply ! In my tests by hand, the pads i tried so far, cut more with more pressure. I haven't noticed any major inconsistencies as the sanding method was the same in pressure and duration. I will try more of the known pads in the future. But i agree they will probably wear out faster....
by bowl1820
October 2nd, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 1750

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Are you talking about spinner or by hand ? Both,In any form of sanding (Powered or by Hand on Wood, Plastic (ie: Balls), Metals) using too much pressure doesn't produce good results. You can get uneven surface preparation, it generates lots more friction heat, your paper can load up too fast/much w...
by bowl1820
September 26th, 2020, 3:39 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Legal?

So, is installing a slug in a balance hole legal? Neither manual (Rulebook or Equipment ) really directly address's using a "Slug" to just plug a hole. I would err on the side of caution and say no it wouldn't because of the section in the rulebook that say's : b. A ball plug or slugs may be used f...
by bowl1820
September 25th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

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. I don't think that would be legal eithe...
by bowl1820
September 25th, 2020, 2:51 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!

Just noticed this today, I was downloading copies of the USBC Rules and manual pdfs and ran across this rule changes document: http://usbcongress.http.internapcdn.net/usbcongress/bowl/rulebook/RuleChanges2020-2021.pdf In it it say's: In accordance with the authority granted through Rule 14, the foll...
by bowl1820
September 25th, 2020, 2:43 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Legal?

What if you glued the slug in? I think this would be legal as it is not removable. I don't believe it would be legal, because there would be a void at the bottom of the hole (the void is why you have to drill the thumbhole all the way through a slug) which is illegal. So If you left the Outer Sleev...
by bowl1820
September 24th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Legal?

No it's not legal.
The unused hole is considered a weight hole and you can't have a "IT/Switchgrip" in it. You have to plug it.
by bowl1820
April 27th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Handicap in bowling?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Handicap in bowling?

So I know there is a score handicap where you take your average and divide and multiply etc. But I am wondering if there is any other handicap system in bowling? Like for instance only needing to knock down 8 pins to get a strike? Thanks First 8 or 9 No-Tap play which is common (and easily handled ...
by bowl1820
April 18th, 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: Scoring software

Yeah, I guess I reinvented league secretary. I’d love to know what they’re charging though, because I could do it for a lot less. The pricing can be found through the CDE website, Basic info is BLS-2020 Standard is $139.00 and if your upgrading it's a lot less. BLS-2020 Professional is $199.00 For ...
by bowl1820
April 18th, 2020, 1:14 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: Scoring software

FYI He's referring to Bowling League Secretary by CDE not the software that runs the hardware and front end at the alley,.
by bowl1820
April 13th, 2020, 1:34 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Might want to get ready for long term storage of your balls.
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Might want to get ready for long term storage of your balls.

I still need to get the tape out of my balls etc. I bought 2 slides to replace my Dexter The one slides. Should I send them back and get a refund? If you ordered them you must have needed them, So Unless your planning on quitting bowling forever no. This isn't going to last forever. I am not sure i...
by bowl1820
April 11th, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

The Pyramid Phoenix Revivor appears to be a pretty good product. I jumped on the NuBall bandwagon when they first came out. It does a fine job and will keep using it until it wears out. I have had to re-lubricate the bushings in the fan and will need to do so on a regular basis to keep it running. ...
by bowl1820
April 10th, 2020, 12:58 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

I noticed that Mo answered a bowler's question on #MoMonday about bowling ball oil extraction at home. Mo doesn't appear to be a big fan of the revivors offered for home use - preferring the pro shop with commercial revivors. IMO, he wasn't a big fan a people trying to bake their balls in their coo...
by bowl1820
March 30th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Might want to get ready for long term storage of your balls.
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Might want to get ready for long term storage of your balls.

Since all bowling has effectively come to a stand still for a indefinite time period, You might want to see about getting your equipment ready for long term storage. I would suggest, 1-remove all tape from your thumb holes and clean the hole if needed. Tape left in a hole a long time can get difficu...
by bowl1820
March 27th, 2020, 3:53 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: j- layout
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: j- layout

bigjim300 wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 1:27 am
what is a j- layout
What was the context it was mentioned in? where did you hear of it?
by bowl1820
March 21st, 2020, 2:43 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Optimal Axis Rotation
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Optimal Axis Rotation

If by optimum you are referring the maximum Hook potential you might be on to something. I believe the "Optimal Axis Rotation" is being taken out of context here. The section "Analysis of hook potential" is about how axis tilt and axis rotation and other things affect the hook potential And using t...
by bowl1820
March 15th, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Slide pad maintenance...
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Slide pad maintenance...

How often are you suppose to replace the heel/ front part of it. I have " the 9,s" and have had these for like a year or two. You replace your soles and or heels when you think they got wore out or have become damaged in some way. I went to circle bowl in BR today. I ton of people complained of no ...