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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: 70

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: 136

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: 136

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: 6166

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: 244

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: 244

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: 244

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: 2004

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: 216

Re: Frankenball - reuse, recycle?

that thing is really cool!
by boomer
September 17th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: We Have Reopened
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: We Have Reopened

Awesome!

Me? I'm just jealous! :)
by boomer
September 7th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How much technology do you use in bowling equipment?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: How much technology do you use in bowling equipment?

Ummm - don't say that wrist supports keep a wrist in a locked position. There are multiple wrist supports - from a Mongoose to a Robbie's, to a hard-core Brunswick or Storm Gadget (which I use) Few of them actually "lock" a wrist. They allow certain movement - even my Storm Gadget allows me to BEND ...
by boomer
September 4th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: one handeded/no thumb blower
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: one handeded/no thumb blower

Hi a friend is a no thumb bowler, but hes putting it in the gutter a bit to often, with this type of bowling, beening mostly muscled? is this his problem being so inconsistent? I don't have a video, so hoping for some helpful comments. Thought i should mention he is a one handed no thumb bowler. a ...
by boomer
August 31st, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What is BowlingChat worth to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: What is BowlingChat worth to you?

Honestly, if it were gone, I'd either go back to the one I used to read, or find a new one. I'm getting a bit disillusioned with a couple of things: a: the amount of fairly heavy-handed moderation, threads being closed mid-discussion, moderation seemingly when the poster disagrees with the moderator...
by boomer
August 24th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

TomaHawk wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 4:58 pm
Wanna 3rd job... ;)
LOL - the commute would be MURDER! :)
by boomer
August 21st, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

If you do, shrug your shoulders and just say, "Hey, if we didn't do this, we wouldn't be able to open. You might be able to afford to rebel and not wear your mask or whatever, but we NEED to open, we NEED to get going. . . and this isn't really that much, so we are doing what we need to do to open o...
by boomer
August 14th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: where to move?
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: where to move?

so, once you're hitting the pocket, you can move a couple inches forward and backward. I use this as a fine-tune method. Move a little forward, you unconsciously slow your feet down a TOUCH so you won't foul (amazing how we work) but everything else stays the same and your entry point into the pocke...
by boomer
August 12th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2210

Re: USBC Nationals for 2020 Cancelled - good or bad thing?

Expertise in one area of science often doesn’t translate to expertise in even closely related areas. Thank you. In fact, as one who works in academia, I've noticed that the farther along one moves along the educational chain, the more that is true. A Bachelor's degree with a major in an area means ...
by boomer
August 11th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2210

Re: USBC Nationals for 2020 Cancelled - good or bad thing?

It's funny - we have one side providing one side, and Ph.D.'s providing their very educated opinions, and the other side saying that because they have an opinion that differs from the "consensus" that they are, by nature, invalid. Be wary of consensus, my friends. Even gravity does not have a consen...
by boomer
August 10th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2210

Re: USBC Nationals for 2020 Cancelled - good or bad thing?

https://newsroom.uvahealth.com/2020/07/03/covid-19-deaths-in-sweden/ Sweden has only 10.23 million people in the whole country. It measures 450,295 sq. km. Let's compare that to New York's population which 8.399 million in an area of about 122,283 sq. km. That makes Sweden 268% larger than New York...
by boomer
August 7th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2210

Re: USBC Nationals for 2020 Cancelled - good or bad thing?

Hi Joel Unfortunately, you didn't use logic. Daryl's entire argument is that the variables defining Covid aren't actually defined. Is there something causing something? Of course - there always is. I don't necessarily agree with him, having read quite a few articles in Lancet and JAMA - I'm not a me...