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by boomer
June 26th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Inverted track
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Inverted track

Hi Russell - as Mav said, the VAL is always parallel - but to expand a tiny bit, the VAL is always parallel to the grip line and perpendicular to the midline at the point where it would intersect the bowler's PAP because that's its definition. and, as an aside, parallel on a sphere is a funny concep...
by boomer
June 22nd, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Question about balling up to a stronger cover/core ball and playing same line
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Question about balling up to a stronger cover/core ball and playing same line

For people that throw straight at spares. How do you combat the dry for throwing spares. Suppose you usually aim 4th arrow to get the 10 pin. The lanes dry out, I usually move another board left and still hit the 4th arrow. Dries out more another board left and still 4th arrow. Should you move 1 an...
by boomer
June 15th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Returning to bowling after COVID Shutdown
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: Returning to bowling after COVID Shutdown

let's not get into the hows and whys of wearing masks. Literally, the science is mixed as is what mask is worn and how it's worn. BTW - also, WHO and CDC are both saying that asymptomatics are NOT spreading the disease. That was the justification for lockdowns and masks early on, but they are both s...
by boomer
June 12th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pain in upper joint middle finger after bowling?
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Pain in upper joint middle finger after bowling?

we're not trying to rush you, but dropping to a 10# ball sounds like a bad recommendation from them. 10# balls are honestly only for 80+yo mothers-in-law (kidding, but element of truth) - my own 100# 5'0" 85yo m-i-law throws a 13# ball with little trouble. My 87yo f-i-l is only now dropping to 15#. ...
by boomer
June 9th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pain in upper joint middle finger after bowling?
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Pain in upper joint middle finger after bowling?

the problem is that house balls are drilled "one size fits all" which means "one size fits none" so even though you feel that they fit you OK, they actually very likely don't and your finger pain is indicative of that. If you enjoy bowling, do yourself a favor and get even a cheap ball, a used ball ...
by boomer
June 9th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Does cosmic bowling etc help you train at all?
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Does cosmic bowling etc help you train at all?

it can help with distraction and such . . . but I would try to get some time in without it first. Get your form and balance set up so you're not working on THAT with all of the distraction going on, and trying to see your target in the dark, etc.
by boomer
June 2nd, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: As bowling resumes ...
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: As bowling resumes ...

We were going to open last night, but the mob forced a curfew on us. :(
by boomer
May 29th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: pin carry. 12 lb balls
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: pin carry. 12 lb balls

I hear you with knee issues! Just getting back after knee replacement.

Dropping weight will always result in more deflection just because you have less weight hitting the same amount of weight. More speed will offset some of that.
by boomer
May 21st, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Why does no one like the USBC?
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Why does no one like the USBC?

I read a lot of complaints on here about the USBC, but what I am not reading is any thoughts on how to address the problem. I feel the USBC is an organization little influenced by outside forces, staffed by "lifers", and is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the ball mfgs. and bowling centers. So, how ...
by boomer
May 21st, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC vs. ETBF
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: USBC vs. ETBF

pedagogical? They teach?
by boomer
May 20th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Why does no one like the USBC?
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Why does no one like the USBC?

Pro shop or their league officials, who should be interfacing with the local officials who should be interfacing with . . . someone above them. Honestly, I think the real problem is that USBC has gotten too large. Heck, I think they were too large when they were ABC / WIBC / YABA? Well, I had more i...
by boomer
May 19th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Why does no one like the USBC?
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Why does no one like the USBC?

A lot of the complaints come from rules getting nitpicky / extremely technical. The amount of oil a ball surface can absorb per 10 second; the number of allowed holes and what has to go into those holes; the amount of side / top weight allowed; that kind of thing. Then comes the pushback as to wheth...
by boomer
May 18th, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Emergency rule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 1294

Re: USBC Emergency rule changes

LOL - kinda true!
by boomer
May 18th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Emergency rule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 1294

Re: USBC Emergency rule changes

honestly, that's kind of funny. Take away my sanction - OK. Would be cheaper for me. The only reason I'm bowling on a sanctioned league is because I like that league. :) OK, it also gets me an average for the National dealie, which I do every couple of years, not to actually WIN anything (unless it'...
by boomer
May 18th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: House balls with scraps and groves and dents?
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: House balls with scraps and groves and dents?

^^THIS^^

They're "one size fits none"

Also - since they're built to take a ton of abuse, they're really really hard so all of those nicks and cuts and chips probably aren't going to have much of an impact.
by boomer
May 18th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Just went bowling today. Leagues.
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Just went bowling today. Leagues.

We spoke with our League Pres yesterday. Our league will be starting June 1. Masks will be required except on the lane (I think - that's kind of a thing around here. Lots of controversy about how effective they are/aren't; they aren't required in the county but might still be in the city who cares a...
by boomer
May 18th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Why does no one like the USBC?
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Why does no one like the USBC?

Because they are the National organizing group. They set the rules. In any sport, the top governing body is always considered the bad guy, the rules they set are (nearly) always considered bad. F1 = FIA WRC = FIA Bowling = ABC/WIBC (old) USBC (present) car racing (America) = SCCA / NASA (North Ameri...
by boomer
May 12th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Emergency rule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 1294

Re: USBC Emergency rule changes

Granted, I don't think that USBC is incredibly well run - or even at all well run for that matter. . . But automatically thinking that everything USBC does is bad is a bit deranged. Evil dictators CAN do something good now and again and may even do something good for a good reason. Agreeing that the...
by boomer
May 11th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Just went bowling today. Leagues.
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Just went bowling today. Leagues.

we just got notice from our center that they're opening June 1
by boomer
May 11th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Emergency rule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 1294

Re: USBC Emergency rule changes

I don't think anyone here is arguing that it isn't really serious. But I don't think the USBC's response is a bad one. They give flexibility to the centers. If they're in an urban area that is locked down, then that's what they are. If they're in a rural area like Northern California (multiple count...