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by boomer
March 3rd, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Score Point System
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Score Point System

This looks like a simple 4 point scoring system. One point per team handicap game and one point for team handicap total. I would ask Randy Pratt your league secretary if this is the case. Or you could compare the league standing sheets from one week to the next and see how the point totals change t...
by boomer
March 1st, 2021, 11:40 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Poll - Keep ball reps out of active competition?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Poll - Keep ball reps out of active competition?

I've noticed that the last several tournaments have not had the reps out there during competition (maybe during commercial break or between games, but that's cool by me) and I don't think the competition has suffered at all . . .
by boomer
March 1st, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Score Point System
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Score Point System

Ahhhh - it's a match-point system that doesn't count individual series totals. That got me for a bit. . . Each individual game (Bowler A vs Bowler 1) is worth 2 points each so Bowler 1 earned 2 points for games 1 and 3 and Bowler A earned 2 points for game 2. Etc. BUT - no total series for individua...
by boomer
February 5th, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

wait wait wait - you admitted to going personal? c'mon, Tomahawk.

BTW - your example is EXACTLY why we don't think ball reps should be involved. Let the pros bowl.

NM - this is a religious argument.
by boomer
February 5th, 2021, 8:46 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

only other sport comparable to bowling is . . . baseball? REALLY? Are you on crack? MAYBE - if it were just playing catch. But - we don't have 9 players on the field. We don't have a batter trying to hit the ball (which might be funny. . . but splinters) or runners trying to run. Baseball is a team ...
by boomer
February 4th, 2021, 6:03 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

So far, the argument FOR seems to be - it's cool. Somehow it gets people watching (I don't see ANY correlation or logical connection to that). The argument AGAINST seems to be - it's not really necessary. If bowlers can't bowl without coaching, then they should be what they are (which I agree) and m...
by boomer
February 2nd, 2021, 6:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

Add gymnastics to that. Multiple forms of racing - rally racing (used to allow 2-way radio but eliminated it - now it's only for emergencies, now it's back to just driver co-driver), rallycross and most sprint type racing (no spotters). we can make the list quite long. . . all to say that it's not u...
by boomer
January 25th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

A coach is only there to provide information. If we were to think in terms of a quarterback making a decision, it would be partially based on the information he received from the coach. The coach would say something like, the corner back is playing a little loose, the safety is leaving the area, et...
by boomer
January 18th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Trying to find a ball
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: Trying to find a ball

Is there a minimum number of posts before you can post an image? That's a common practice in forums. . .
by boomer
December 28th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Old dog, new tricks ball selection
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Old dog, new tricks ball selection

Even a cheap ball - see if anyone has one for sale, see if your pro-shop has anything on consignment. . . my first was a consignment ball. Then you can get it drilled. You won't be so worried about drilling it. :)
by boomer
December 1st, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout / arsenal advice
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: Layout / arsenal advice

flexibility is always good. Being able to come up the back AND come strong through the ball , both , are good to be able to do.

Then let the lanes tell you what they want you to do.
by boomer
November 23rd, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Does the type of ball/core matter when measuring PAP?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Does the type of ball/core matter when measuring PAP?

Hi Eric I'd always been told that one's PAP was off the hand. Ideally it would be measured in the air, but that's not possible so it's measured as soon as the ball leaves the hand and in the oil so nothing affects it. Wouldn't the core MOVE the PAP away from what it is? I mean, isn't the PAP the "ba...
by boomer
November 18th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/Track of Backup Ball
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Layout/Track of Backup Ball

ahhhh - thank you. That makes sense.

Cheers
by boomer
November 17th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/Track of Backup Ball
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Layout/Track of Backup Ball

Hi Eric - wouldn't him throwing it backup mean he should have a lefty drilling? My wife throws backup and getting her balls drilled lefty (i.e. for what she actually throws as opposed to what the PSO thought she SHOULD be throwing) made a dramatic difference. I wish I had pics of what she had drille...
by boomer
November 4th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What is a fair handicap system
Replies: 71
Views: 8332

Re: What is a fair handicap system

it's hard to beat a low-average bowler who just has a good day, period. Our sweeps is pretty much always won by a low average bowler (which is fine by me - but is a bit suspicious if you ask me, which you didn't, LOL) This conversation has been had multiple times with all the numbers and back and fo...
by boomer
October 22nd, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling with an injury
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: Bowling with an injury

get well soon! :)
by boomer
October 21st, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling with an injury
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: Bowling with an injury

try sliding at home with your slide shoe on - if it hurts, hold off. Remember, you'll be sliding . . . 15x per game (ish. . . ) so if it hurts with one or two slides, it'll KILL after that many. . .
by boomer
October 20th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling with an injury
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: Bowling with an injury

It depends on which foot! :) I stub and whack my toes regularly - it's either my toe or my head. I lead with either1 My wife is getting used to it, I guess. LOL If it's my left (slide) foot, then I'm out. That's also where my knee is that got replaced - it was HORRID trying to bowl through any injur...
by boomer
October 5th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 3309

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

not in the minority. I did the same thing, and the guy who taught me did the same adding BOTH hands when he wanted to increase friction. Listen - just because you own a desktop scanner and "started a Youtube channel about it" - be wary of contradicting someone who has been DOING this for literally d...
by boomer
September 18th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Frankenball - reuse, recycle?
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: Frankenball - reuse, recycle?

that thing is really cool!