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by JimH
February 26th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Finger forward reverse pitches
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Finger forward reverse pitches

For fingertip grip you need to determine the flexibility of the last joint of the finger. You need to push the fingernail part of the finger towards the palm of the hand. If the fingertip forms an angle of 90 degrees then the pitch for drilling is zero. If the angle is only 45 degrees then the drill...
by JimH
January 28th, 2020, 11:54 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: If you could buy a bowling alley...
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: If you could buy a bowling alley...

Interesting. I have never come across that before.
by JimH
January 28th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: If you could buy a bowling alley...
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: If you could buy a bowling alley...

Oh definitely I love the idea of an annual membership. But League bowlers should always bowl free anyway, imo. Some Professional Bowlers get free practice in some bowling centers. Some Professional Pool/Billiards/Snooker players also get free practice. This is done to get aspiring players to spend ...
by JimH
January 2nd, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling games price increase
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Bowling games price increase

The Bowler's Journal article affirms the fact that the bowling industry is a business. The old style family run bowling business is disappearing with very few remaining. Most bowling centers are owned by corporations and are members of a chain of bowling centers. The future for small non chain bowli...
by JimH
January 2nd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling games price increase
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Bowling games price increase

It is not fair to compare a non commercial operation such as bowling at a government subsidised air force base to a business. Most bowling centers are run as businesses and if there is not sufficient income the business will close. Many places have removed lanes because there is more income per squa...
by JimH
November 24th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance

Are there no guidelines for can size related to span? Something someone wrote down while testing this out? You really need to assess and measure the bowler's hand. Twin brothers came to me one day for bowling bowls, the boys were 14 years old. The measurements were different so I would not recommen...
by JimH
November 23rd, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BowlingChat Upgrade to PHP7.2/phpBB 3.2 - *COMPLETED*
Replies: 21
Views: 2831

Re: Change is coming... BowlingChat Upgrade to PHP7.2/phpBB 3.2

It seems to have gone very well Eric.

Another job well done.

Thanks
by JimH
November 23rd, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance

Your PSO told you not to read anything written before 2015. I am going to suggest getting some books. One written by Bill Taylor, who died in 2009. Taylor wrote a book about fitting a bowlng ball. I believe all measuring and fitting methods are based on Bill Taylor's work. Taylor also designed some ...
by JimH
November 22nd, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance

Youngest junior I got is 17, so that is no worry! As for my PSO, he is WAY too far away for me to just go visit, I would NOT walk the 500 miles to get to his door :P All I learn, I have to read up on, and test on live subjects, without necessarily actually using the numbers I get from them. Just do...
by JimH
November 22nd, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance

Your PSO has definite ideas as to what you should do. While you do not plan to do any ball drilling yourself, you could ask your PSO if he can provide the basic training needed for you to measure a beginner's hand. The drilling of bowling balls can be done by that PSO. I suggest that you tell the bo...
by JimH
November 18th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Brunswick purchases EBI
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

Re: Brunswick purchases EBI

How do you "get adjusted" to food being taken out of the mouths of Americans; all in the name of the almighty dollar? Your theory suggests that people only play if the equipment is made in their home country. That would result in the game only being played in the USA, Mexico, China, and maybe one o...
by JimH
November 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Practice time prior to league games
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Practice time prior to league games

In my 50+ years of bowling I have never seen potential subs practicing during league warm up time. That is a new one on me. ;) In the US many leagues operate with 'floating subs' where the sub can bowl with any team. In Ireland I have never seen floating subs being used. Teams are allowed a fixed n...
by JimH
November 3rd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Practice time prior to league games
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Practice time prior to league games

Before the practice starts you can get your stretching exercises done. You never mentioned how many on a team and if substitutes will also get practice time. For example, if it is team of 5 with 2 subs waiting to maybe get to play the 2nd or 3rd game you could have up to 14 people trying to get some...
by JimH
October 25th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Best use of subs
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Best use of subs

Spinbowler300 wrote:The USBC rulebook says you have to use the bowler with the most games as the absent bowler in this case. This trumps all league rules.
The USBC rule book aplies to the US only. Unless another National organisation decides to use the USBC rule book.
by JimH
August 17th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Virus at www.pbatour.com
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Virus at www.pbatour.com

kajmk wrote:In a prior life, I was a Stone age IT guy. Learned Grace Hopper-ware.
I thought you started with Ada Lovelace-ware
by JimH
August 13th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport

snick wrote:How does this affect proshops? Do I have be a certified non-molester in order to fit underage bowlers?
You can set a policy in your shop that a parent or guardian is present during the fitting process.
by JimH
August 13th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport

It should be remembered that most USBC rules are copied by the other countries in the world. This USBC rule is the result of an American Federal law brought in because a sporting official in the US abused young athletes. Many countries already have procedures to prevent such abusive activity. In Ire...
by JimH
August 12th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pan american Games Gold medal stripped for drug use
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Pan american Games Gold medal stripped for drug use

Facts are he tested for a drug that is banned, we’ll see if the appeal clears him. The drug that is banned is not a performance enhancing drug. However having it in your system might prevent a perforrmance enhancing drug from being detected. The bowler should have declared using that drug and prese...
by JimH
August 10th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Your Most Memorable Moment In Bowling?
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Your Most Memorable Moment In Bowling?

One group I coached was for Blind and Visually Impaired bowlers.  One lady in her 60's who was blind since early childhood loved bowling.  She lived about 80 miles(130KM) away and had to take a train to get to the bowling center.  One of her grandchildren brought her.  As she progressed in bowling s...
by JimH
August 5th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Glad to back after a long hiatis.
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Glad to back after a long hiatis.

Your personal family take priority. I hope your wife has a speedy and full recovery. Your bowling activities will return in time.