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by guruU2
August 23rd, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC buys BJI
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: USBC buys BJI

Power, Control and Money. The box is closing. The group is getting smaller. Result is group thinking. Result of group thinking: a further decline in the institution.
by guruU2
May 20th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Why does no one like the USBC?
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Why does no one like the USBC?

If one KNOWS one's product one (in this case the (USBC) one can make policies that enhance the product (bowling). The record shows this has not been the case with the USBC thus the decline of the product. Simple, if one does not KNOW one's product one can not manage nor promote the product one does ...
by guruU2
April 22nd, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: I have been reading
Replies: 2
Views: 739

I have been reading

I wanted to know how much the membership in this group has been reading in the last year, especially recently. Here is a list of books I have read in the last year or so: BOWLING: Gianmac Manizone. PIN ACTION. A classic work describing the "golden age" of pre and early PBA era of pot games, action a...
by guruU2
February 5th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: KTC Webinar - Personalizing your bowling ball arsenal to win
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: KTC Webinar - Personalizing your bowling ball arsenal to win

What this difference of opinion shows is that the sport is far from having definitive, scientific solutions to many of the current issues. The best the PLAYER can do is study the sport from diverse perspectives and then be open to using an evolving, but rational. paradigm in order to make make authe...
by guruU2
January 30th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: KTC Webinar - Personalizing your bowling ball arsenal to win
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: KTC Webinar - Personalizing your bowling ball arsenal to win

Thanks for posting. Excellent presentation. Simple lesson: Know thyself, know my tools, recognize the environment and then make authentic choices.
by guruU2
November 28th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: A Debate for BOWL EXPO
Replies: 2
Views: 593

A Debate for BOWL EXPO

Since BOWL EXPO, this year, does not seem to be getting the positive responses as previous BOWL EXPOS, due to the event being held in Denver on the 4th of July, I have a suggestion: A special event: A debate between Mo Pinel and James Freeman ( a la BOWLING BEYOND THE BASICS). Both have very good mi...
by guruU2
November 26th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC finds another way to bail out proprietors
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: USBC finds another way to bail out proprietors

we have been thru this before- in the 60's and the result was disastrous- one particular was the "left handed syndrome". Once again, I repeat, "if one does not know one's product, one can not manage nor promote the product one does not know".
by guruU2
September 11th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Podcast - interview with new owner of the PBA
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Podcast - interview with new owner of the PBA

Given Bowlero's record, in conjunction with AMF's record for the past 30 years, they have a lot to prove and prove over an extended period of time. If one does not know one's product one can not manage nor promote the product one does not know. First reaction: Bye Bye Miss American pie..... but mayb...
by guruU2
August 31st, 2019, 1:34 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Thumb pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: Thumb pitch

Given the limited information, zero lateral pitch.
by guruU2
August 21st, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Storm | Pin Buffer Layout System - Part 1 & 2 & 3
Replies: 34
Views: 3707

Re: Storm | Pin Buffer Layout System - Part 1 & 2 & 3

As much as we hate to say it, regardless of the layout system utilized, there are no guarantees the ball reaction will be as expected. Better yet- Let us assume we have two bowlers with identical specs (ball speed, rev rate, tilt, axis rotation, etc) and both are using the same ball with identical ...
by guruU2
August 7th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Your Most Memorable Moment In Bowling?
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Your Most Memorable Moment In Bowling?

Meeting the following coaches and players and having detailed conversations with them over the years: Bill Taylor (HOW TO DRILL A BOWLING BALL, BALANCE), Tom Korous (PAR BOWLING: The Challenge), Mo Pinel (The Father of the modern bowling ball), Fred Borden (THE Gold Coach), Don Carter (Mr Bowling) a...
by guruU2
July 26th, 2019, 1:03 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Quality Vegas Drillers
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Quality Vegas Drillers

Jeff4580 wrote: recommendations for top notch drillers in the Las Vegas area that do dual angle layouts, and what I think is referred to as"Wiki Fit
Contact Jerry Francomano at Texas Station Bowling Center manager as he is a valuable resource on these matters.
by guruU2
July 4th, 2019, 2:34 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Custom drilling worthless?
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Custom drilling worthless?

Get an average and stick with it until you know you're throwing it different or have a fit change. Last I checked we're still not putting them in orbit so an average is good enough and its way better than nothing! The PAP and tilt are guidelines. The better the bowler is the more important these to...
by guruU2
July 1st, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Mo Pinel Overview - Splitting The 8-9 vs. 1-3-5-9 Strikes
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Mo Pinel Overview - Splitting The 8-9 vs. 1-3-5-9 Strike

bowl1820-thanks for the post. Maybe and interesting debate can occur with Freeman and Hatfield's position as expressed in chapter 10 in their new tome BOWLING BEYOND THE BASICS: What's Really Happening On The Lanes, And What You Can Do About It. An interesting work to say the least. While I have not...
by guruU2
June 24th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Equipment Spec's has ruled to suspend the 3 unit rule!
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Equipment Spec's has ruled to suspend the 3 unit rule!

It is now official: the USBC has entered the Twilight Zone.
by guruU2
May 22nd, 2019, 1:15 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Cover strength and core strength
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Re: Cover strength and core strength

Ever since the techno revolution in bowling that started in the mid 80s, I have heard or read of a wide range of numbers on this topic. Most of the numbers are unsupported with hard empirical data. The ball companies and the USBC have one studies. The USBC is public and provides a rigorous study on ...
by guruU2
May 7th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: The Passing of Tom Kouros
Replies: 2
Views: 354

The Passing of Tom Kouros

Great sorrow entered my being as I learned of Tom Kouros death a couple of days ago at the age of 92. Bowling has lost one of its historical great friends and icons and I have lost a dear friend. Tom was the author of THE BIBLE for bowling: PAR BOWLING (1975) and its sequential PAR BOWLING:The Chall...
by guruU2
April 21st, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Coaches in DC/MD/VA area?
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Coaches in DC/MD/VA area?

Last time I was on here asking about coaching was in 2011. Gary Parsons was the guy I would see around that time. Anyone know if he still coaches at Capital Plaza? If not does anyone know whom are solid coaches of today in the DMV area? I coach at Rinaldi"s bowling center a few miles from Capital P...
by guruU2
April 20th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PBA Playoffs. HATE the shouting.
Replies: 27
Views: 1717

Re: PBA Playoffs. HATE the shouting.

What entities comprise leadership and how would you weight their influence and grade their performance? One aspect of authentic "leadership" is the ability to inspire positive action. Do any of our "leaders" of the alphabet organizations inspire or do they do the short term expediate action. I give...
by guruU2
April 18th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PBA Playoffs. HATE the shouting.
Replies: 27
Views: 1717

Re: PBA Playoffs. HATE the shouting.

In Unity, there is strength, in division there is disarray and self destruction. Only if it is organically developed and emerges from the ground up (with possible top level support and direction). If "unity" is forced from the top to the bottom than "unity" will disengage at the earliest opportunit...