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by bowl1820
March 30th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Oval holes
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Oval holes

I just found this post http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14847. This is exactly the information I was looking for. I am surprised nobody answered my question or pointed me to that post. Since I have an old press, I will mark the centerline and thumb angle, drill the pilot hole, then ...
by bowl1820
March 14th, 2021, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Simple tool for evaluating the pitches from bowling ball
Replies: 13
Views: 3229

Re: Simple tool for evaluating the pitches from bowling ball

I see this is an old post but hopefully I’ll get a response. I was just trying to figure out a way to measure pitches without purchasing an actual pitch gauge and found this. My question is if “0” is placed over center of thumb hole and the dowel/rod is placed into the center of hole won’t it alway...
by bowl1820
January 18th, 2021, 2:03 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Trying to find a ball
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Trying to find a ball

Just bowled for the first time in years and used another bowlers random ball. Had the best game I ever played. Can someone help me find this ball? It would've helped if you had told us the name of that ball you liked. The place to start would be asking the other bowler where he got it, Then go to t...
by bowl1820
December 4th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How to Layout and Drill a Bowling Ball - Pro Shop
Replies: 1
Views: 786

How to Layout and Drill a Bowling Ball - Pro Shop

Ronald Hickland Jr--Today we walkthrough the entire process of laying out and drilling a bowling ball.
We will talk about how to bevel the holes and install finger grips in a future video.

by bowl1820
November 29th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Anyone seen the Clutch Tracking system before?
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Anyone seen the Clutch Tracking system before?

Anyone seen this before, The Clutch Tracking system projecting the balls track right on the lane?


by bowl1820
November 25th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plugging resin
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Plugging resin

Regarding the product approval, good point Bowl1820. BTW, is the DEVCON Plastic welder clear? I seem to remember using that product for other purposes years ago. How long is the cure time for that? The only colors I knew of were White, Black and Tan (Creme), according to the package it set in 15 mi...
by bowl1820
November 25th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plugging resin
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Plugging resin

Something to note also is the product needs to be on the Approved Products list: Ball Plug to be legal. https://www.bowl.com/Equipment_Specs/Additional_Resources/Ball_Plug/ Be that as it may, IF your just wanting to do a simple patch like a gouge or where it's broke out around the finger/thumb holes...
by bowl1820
November 25th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Bowling ball serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Bowling ball serial numbers

This is what I found out awhile back: The rules regarding the serial numbers and names/logos on a ball, which can go missing over time do to resurfacing etc. Any bowling ball used in USBC certified competition must be approved and identifiable as a ball listed on the “Approved Ball List” located on ...
by bowl1820
November 16th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: BTU?
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: BTU?

Probably a dumb question--or an uniformed bowler. When bowlers refer to their "BTU" especially when trying to add surface or make adjustments on the lane,is that a particular urethane or brand of specific ball? I am mostly a Storm/Roto bowler--no urethane. One T-Zone for spares. I found one referen...
by bowl1820
November 15th, 2020, 12:49 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: dry sand vs wet sand on ball spinner
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: dry sand vs wet sand on ball spinner

I have a ball spinner and usually use water when using sanding pads. I know that using water supposedly extends the use of a pad--less clogging etc--but I think I get a more aggressive or tru (no pun intended) cut when spinning dry. You might want to take a look at this thread: wet sanding vs regul...
by bowl1820
November 5th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: US Open SafeSport training?
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: US Open SafeSport training?

Here's a thread talking about safesport and there are links to USBC safesport info

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14479
by bowl1820
November 3rd, 2020, 3:23 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Oval thumb drilling
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: Oval thumb drilling

This might be useful, Here you can see a oval thumb hole being drilled: (They have this system here) Jayhawk Tri-Oval System Demonstration This is a short demonstration of how to drill a ball using the Jayhawk Tri-Oval including how to use the built in ovaling program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by bowl1820
November 3rd, 2020, 1:24 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: a22 lane machine
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: a22 lane machine

If it's any help here is the Manual
https://brunswickbowling.com/uploads/do ... 5_2012.pdf

You might also check www.bowltech.com
by bowl1820
November 1st, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Oval thumb drilling
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: Oval thumb drilling

heres a little graphic of the xyz axis directions
xyz.jpg
by bowl1820
October 31st, 2020, 12:38 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

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

This exception was due to Covid-19. New rule #14 eliminated the use of ALL cleaning products during competition and was established prior to Covid. Because of Covid, USBC allowed the use of alcohol due to it's sanitation aspect. This was one way to get bowling centers back open. Note: USBC Rule 18 ...
by bowl1820
October 30th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: High School Bowling
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: High School Bowling

Then i found this Gem.... In bold text.. • Wear facial coverings,even while bowling,as the ball often come into contact with the mouth and chin Yeah that actually does happen, Many players hold the ball up to their mouth to blow warm air into the thumbhole. Hmm I wonder if they have the blowers on ...
by bowl1820
October 19th, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: New Storm Layout Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

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: 5752

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: 5752

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: 5752

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....