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by boomer
September 18th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Frankenball - reuse, recycle?
Replies: 1
Views: 60

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: 91

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: 211

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: 121

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: 14
Views: 336

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: 561

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: 561

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: 331

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: 1159

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: 1159

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: 1159

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: 1159

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...
by boomer
August 4th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Targeting
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

Re: Targeting

It's interesting - you ever watch Dudeperfect on Youtube? The more they do, the better they get, and no, they don't fake it. They DO repeat it a LOT, but they don't fake it, and it's interesting that they are actually quite good, and the more they do a thing the better they get. :)
by boomer
August 4th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Dual Angle Layout Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Dual Angle Layout Tool

Glenn - the USBC changed the terminology. No longer are coaches "certified" - they are "level". There's a discussion about it somewhere. . .
by boomer
August 4th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Is this ball drilled upside down or wrong?
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

Re: Is this ball drilled upside down or wrong?

greggas wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 10:29 pm
That's what I told him. I don't think he believed me.Image
I don't think he doesn't believe you. He just hasn't responded yet. :)

Starion - not everyone uses grips. My no-thumb buddies don't use grips. I know - very strange! LOL
by boomer
July 28th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Is this ball drilled upside down or wrong?
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

Re: Is this ball drilled upside down or wrong?

I didn't notice the stamp - if you're meaning the grip-hand-dealie off the side of your fingers, that's not where it's supposed to be, afaik. It's supposed to go where the hand would actually go. . . I believe. I mean - it's to mark where the hand is supposed to go. There was a ball drilling with th...
by boomer
July 24th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 1159

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

I am sorry. I am just some doctor with 33 years clinical experience. So let us take this one step at a time as MegaMav allows. What does smoking have to do with the Nationals being cancelled? This was my question as well. What state did your anecdote come from Tomahawk? If it's here in California, ...
by boomer
July 22nd, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Adjusting: How do you choose when to slow the ball down or ball up
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Adjusting: How do you choose when to slow the ball down or ball up

So when you moved left with your feet, I assume you left your target where it was? This would change your angles . . . Did you try a parallel move? Changing ball speed messes with mechanics - change your line first. Change ONE variable - change the easiest variable then move to the next. If you can ...
by boomer
July 15th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Process for Layout Measure/Coaching & plug/drill of 2 fingered
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Process for Layout Measure/Coaching & plug/drill of 2 fingered

Interesting - I'll have to try that with mine (no thumb, of course) to see how I can pivot. My fingers are drilled similarly close (although I have inserts).
by boomer
July 14th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Process for Layout Measure/Coaching & plug/drill of 2 fingered
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Process for Layout Measure/Coaching & plug/drill of 2 fingered

And regarding using no thumb - I have several friends who really enjoy bowling with no thumb. Honestly, that's the most important part. Heck one guy bowls with one FINGER - no idea how that really works, but he averages about 180 and has a great time. If you can be consistent, can control your ball ...