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by boomer
March 26th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Completely forgetting what to do when the time is right for it
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Completely forgetting what to do when the time is right for it

Let your ball tell you. If you hit your marks, rolled your line, and your ball is telling you you're nuts, then you're either using the wrong ball or on the wrong part of the lane. If you hit your marks, rolled your line, and your ball is telling you that you're CLOSE, then make the small adjustment...
by boomer
March 24th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Completely forgetting what to do when the time is right for it
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Completely forgetting what to do when the time is right for it

I didn't try to throw the ball to the gutter because I didn't see it getting any friction there. I can play inside of 5 if needed, but I doubt that was the correct shot. I meant the dot at the feet. For example I see a 10 pin. I put my left foot 7 boards left of the last dot and throw accross 4th a...
by boomer
March 23rd, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Completely forgetting what to do when the time is right for it
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Completely forgetting what to do when the time is right for it

you mean dots at your feet? Yeah - I've been to centers with the extra dots or . . . centers without the extra dots. :) They're the same - 5 boards apart. You don't need it. One recommendation - since 10 board is typically around where the oil is, so you're still playing in the oil. You're not reall...
by boomer
March 12th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 1009

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

if your center gives you free games (mine gives 2 games on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) - go in and just throw the line you're not comfortable with. Who cares what happens with the ball - just throw the danged line! :) Practice is just that - practice.
by boomer
March 10th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Starting bowling after total knee replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Starting bowling after total knee replacement

So I started league last night. I walked in, talked with one of the high avg bowlers saying that I'm planning to lay back, take it easy, not push it, and be satisfied with a 150 avg. My wife talked with the league officials and they agreed to let me re-establish (instead of starting with my old 12hd...
by boomer
March 9th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Open Championships 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Open Championships 2020

I'm not going this year - with the knee replacement, I'm not comfortable doing that right now.
by boomer
March 9th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Need more help on playing the lane "extreme hooking backends"
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Need more help on playing the lane "extreme hooking backends"

Krava - I think the problem is that you're still making small adjustments and then balling one way or the other. You mentioned moving 3-4 boards - if the lanes are dry on the outside and on the backends, you need to move a LOT, and 3-4 boards isn't even close to a lot. . . 10 boards is where I would...
by boomer
March 9th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

For now, just run that drill. Don't worry about the actual release for now, just get that portion down. The rest will come.
by boomer
March 4th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Starting bowling after total knee replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Starting bowling after total knee replacement

Went bowling last night. New inserts. Proper thumb insert. All set. Very slow approach - crossover step, short second and third step, very deliberate and easy slide. Heck, I ended up 2-3' short of the line! LOL That's a first! no pain in my knee. YIPPEE! Fingertips? Complaining! LOL Shoulder and elb...
by boomer
March 4th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

Kajmk - seeing a few thumbnails of glutes is quite a turnoff. . . Roguegeek - a brace may drop your revs initially, but you will get them back with proper technique - i.e. keeping your hand behind, letting your thumbe out as you pass your ankle and then letting your hand come around and fingers thro...
by boomer
March 3rd, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

sounds like you're progressing Here's one thing that we've mentioned before - when you have thumb in, DO NOT CUP. Hold your wrist straight instead. If you feel like you can't hold your wrist straight, there are some exercises or get a brace. I HAVE to use a brace as I've had some wrist damage (work ...
by boomer
March 2nd, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Direction and Line of Play
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Direction and Line of Play

That's my biggest issue as well - that deep inside line, especially with the ball return in the way.

How do you walk sideways, keeping your hips/shoulders in line (perpendicular) to the target while walking a controlled fashion away from the target. . .
by boomer
February 21st, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: New Ball Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: New Ball Recommendations

And, btw, 16# @ 16mph has NO equivalent (within our range) of 14# - you'd have to seriously chuck that ball to get those 375#ft/sec of momentum that 16@16 has with a 14# ball. Hmmmm. . . 374 #ft/sec = Xft/sec * 14 - that yields 26.7 ft/sec or 18mph. That's pretty quick. I do know guys who do that, b...
by boomer
February 21st, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: New Ball Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: New Ball Recommendations

wow - problems with those videos. Mixing metric with imperial. Misusing statistics. Sure - ball speeds can vary and I can throw a 14# ball faster than a 16# - but I throw a 16# ball BETTER than I do a 14# ball. I throw a 14# too hard, I ROLL a 16# ball. In addition, the actual ball speed between me ...
by boomer
February 21st, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 1009

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

can you work on staying behind and not cranking the ball so much? I don't know of a ball that will go that straight and NOT make a sharp left turn with your rev-rate and dominance. . . sure, polishing will get it to go farther, but when it hits friction it's still going to jump left. . .
by boomer
February 19th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

that's absolutely true - and why I said it would be best to get a coach or someone to watch - there are multiple habits to CHANGE if he wants to go thumb in. One is that wrist twist - you don't do that with thumb in, it's BAD. :) It hurts. One is the elbow - that has to change. And sometimes somethi...
by boomer
February 18th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately

that's true - RP seems to have dumbed things down quite a bit, which is a bummer to me. I have a feeling the network has asked to make things "more approachable to the general public" - and if that gets the ratings we NEED, more power to them. I would love to see him do a 30 second about the topogra...
by boomer
February 18th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

I tried thumb in and I HATED it. It felt very unnatural and I went home with a very sore shoulder. Honestly, if you aren't happy with the way you are throwing the ball right now I think a better transition would be 2 handed. I would stay the way you are. You said you averaged 212 with it in the pas...
by boomer
February 17th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately

OK, I read the first post and thought. . . what have *I* been watching. Dual patterns with one being very right and straight and the other being quite left and swingy . . . Chris Barnes had one ball with the pin in his palm (I think it was his) and one with pin up - to fit the two patterns. This wen...