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by gbabione
August 23rd, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ciminelli ditches Motiv
Replies: 18
Views: 1156

Re: Ciminelli ditches Motiv

It could be coincidental that his change in ball company coincides with the timing of the start of the new lane man. The stats that Ryan states sound solid. I new some guys on tour back in the day that said the PBA didn't like a certain individual who was running away the field in a lot of tournamen...
by gbabione
April 25th, 2018, 6:07 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Hook shape
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Hook shape

Can someone please explain the different types of layouts and the expected hook shape? I am referring to control, midlane, long and strong, etc...
I have a Jackal Ghost to drill before Nationals and need to decide what I want to do with it.
by gbabione
April 20th, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: PAP location
Replies: 0
Views: 649

PAP location

I recently went to a Storm Matchmaker at a house with wood lanes. I really liked the way a few balls reacted, but I wanted to try them on synthetics. For some reason they felt really good on my hand and I was able to roll them with the best release I've had in years. I learned that they drill up one...
by gbabione
April 12th, 2018, 7:19 am
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Milk jug drill
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Milk jug drill

A drill using a milk jug was mentioned in a post. Is there any instructions with pictures for this drill?
by gbabione
April 12th, 2018, 6:08 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: High Roller pro shop in Kettering
Replies: 1
Views: 429

High Roller pro shop in Kettering

Does anybody go to High Roller pro shop and Woodman lanes in Kettering, Ohio? I'm hoping to be heading there in the next couple of weeks to test some balls. I already tested them on wood, but need to do so on synthetic. Looks like a large pro shop. I have a Jackal Ghost that needs drilled and might ...
by gbabione
April 12th, 2018, 5:31 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Strike Masters
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Strike Masters

I'm sorry. I guess in my mind that everyone would think it was a pro shop because that's where I posted. My mistake to not be clear. Those 2 don't matter now. I'll make new post to hopefully get hits on my next option.
by gbabione
April 11th, 2018, 5:55 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Strike Masters
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Strike Masters

I take it nobody goes there. How about Stingerz in Columbus?
by gbabione
April 7th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Strike Masters
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Strike Masters

Anyone have any thoughts on Strike Masters in Novi Michigan?
by gbabione
March 16th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Angle videos
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Dual Angle videos

I understand the cost if having to drill equipment just for this purpose. I was thinking there are enough balls drilled with talented enough bowlers throwing them that having them video taped with round stickers at certain points with talented videographers able to show the ball going through the ph...
by gbabione
March 12th, 2018, 5:56 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Storm Matchmaker
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Storm Matchmaker

I was hoping for a little response. :( As I stated, the layout was the same on every ball. The pin was 1" to 2" above the middle finger and the MB on asyms was just to the right of the thumb. Without measuring, I think that would put them at about 45 x 6.5 x 45 for me. I was really surprised in the ...
by gbabione
March 12th, 2018, 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Angle videos
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Dual Angle videos

I have been on these forums for a few years and have studied the wiki over and over. Although I'm mediocre at best at this system, I do understand it. Where I have the biggest problems are picturing how the different layouts will react and how to apply the system. I think it would be very helpful to...
by gbabione
March 1st, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Storm Matchmaker
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Storm Matchmaker

Hello group. I have been away from bowling for 2 1/2 years because of work, except for going to Nationals. I had been struggling for a while. I decided to go to strictly symmetrical balls because it seemed to me the assyms were burning up too soon. I was told on these forums that I was wrong, but I ...
by gbabione
September 11th, 2017, 5:22 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: what is the most aggressive ball you have thrown. new or old
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: what is the most aggressive ball you have thrown. new or

The Diesel Psrticle for me was the most aggressive. It had a very low RG and hooked from anywhere.
by gbabione
August 17th, 2017, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Thumb bruise
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Thumb bruise

I have this exact same problem. I believe it either comes from either pushing the thumb against the back of the thumb hole to keep from squeezing or from trying to hit up on the ball which causes the thumb to press on the back of the hole. I'm no expert, but I do both of these. When I am able to rel...
by gbabione
May 19th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ball Surface for Nationals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: Ball Surface for Nationals?

I just bowled Nationals this last weekend. I was on the 5:00 team and 1:00 d/s. I tore my thumb open in the third frame of team after trying to work out a new thumb slug (not pretty). I used a new Dare Devil Trick with factory surface of 2000 and a new Wreck'em with the factory 1500 grit polished. T...
by gbabione
May 5th, 2017, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Switch Grips
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Switch Grips

I didn't have any problems before Reno. They are all Turbo products. I didn't know any other product fit. I thought maybe the weight block shifted or something because of the elevation or during flight. But when there was a problem with the new balls, I knew that wasn't the case.
by gbabione
May 4th, 2017, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Switch Grips
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Switch Grips

My first thought was it was just the elevation in Reno. When I got back to Ohio, my spare was still stuck. I managed to get it out without damaging it. I haven't bowled in leagues the past 2 years. When I got my equipment out this Winter to practice, it was still tight. That is when I spent a few ho...
by gbabione
May 3rd, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Switch Grips
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Switch Grips

Has anyone had any problems with a Switch Grip inner getting stuck. I never had a problem until Reno last year. I had to have one demolished to get it out. Luckily I had a backup, but it was tight also. When I got home, it was still tight. I worked on the inside of the outer sleeve and the outside o...
by gbabione
May 3rd, 2017, 10:08 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ball Surface for Nationals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: Ball Surface for Nationals?

Are those grits wetsanded with paper or abralon?
by gbabione
April 13th, 2017, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Pro shop recommendation near Toledo
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Pro shop recommendation near Toledo

Thanks Ron. I did see your shop recommended on BC. Because of my time restraints with work, I'll check out Interstate. They are 10 minutes from me, but I really want to work with a dual-angle knowledgeable pso. I might be able to come up Monday if you're available.