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by boomer
April 9th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb Tape Residue
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Thumb Tape Residue

isopropyl alcohol typically works for me. Otherwise rub, rub, rub and it comes out.
by boomer
April 7th, 2021, 10:19 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Lost a ball, looking to replace. . .
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Lost a ball, looking to replace. . .

ok, so how about changing the question. Instead of straight up replacing the Crux, what would make a good complement to the IQTP and Marvel S?
by boomer
April 6th, 2021, 9:28 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Lost a ball, looking to replace. . .
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Lost a ball, looking to replace. . .

So my Crux (original) was a casualty so my wife told me to buy a new ball . . . I have an original IQ Tour Pearl, polished, and a Marvel S, sanded to 1000 right now. Well, and a White Dot but does that count? LOL I was looking at the Hy-Road Max. I'd like something that will read mid - not early, no...
by boomer
March 31st, 2021, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Program for drilling ovals
Replies: 71
Views: 11431

Re: Program for drilling ovals

don't do this - it installs a flash player on your computer. Flash has been discontinued for very good reason. It's one of the most insecure and hacked platforms in history. As an IT professional, I rejoiced when support for it finally ceased, when Chrome finally stopped its emulation, and I could r...
by boomer
March 11th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: That $%^&* 10 pin
Replies: 24
Views: 3381

Re: That $%^&* 10 pin

I just haven't seen them in a while. Which is good! MegaMav - ON THE JOB!
by boomer
March 11th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Dues?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: USBC Dues?

OK - thanks. for some reason I thought we paid in Feb/March which is when our Winter League ends and Summer League starts.

but then, it was before last week so . . . LOL
by boomer
March 11th, 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Dues?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: USBC Dues?

Substitutes have to pay even if it’s just one night they sub, and everyone basically paid for only a half year for the 19-20 season. Some finished winter, some just ended it in March. Are you saying you’re picking up where 2019/2020 winter left off or starting a new season? that depends on the leag...
by boomer
March 10th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: That $%^&* 10 pin
Replies: 24
Views: 3381

Re: That $%^&* 10 pin

what spammer? :)
by boomer
March 10th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Dues?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: USBC Dues?

did you mean that to come across as snyde? Those who only bowl summer leagues know they're paying for a year's dues even though they're bowling only for a summer - but they didn't bowl THIS summer. The point is (and yes, I know dues are cheap - not a big deal for me, but for my son-in-law and my fat...
by boomer
March 9th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Dues?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

USBC Dues?

As we get back to bowling (we get back on April 5 - WOO! :) ) nobody seems to know whether we will have to re-up our USBC membership for our sanctioned league. We had paid our yearly membership just prior to closing down and we've been down for more than a year . . . so do we have to pay for a year ...
by boomer
March 4th, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Score Point System
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Score Point System

Gondar - THAT system is a pretty simple scoring system (sorry Eric if that was what you were referring to. I was still on OP. mea cupla for posting on low coffee levels)

It's 2 points per team game and 1 point for total.
by boomer
March 3rd, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Score Point System
Replies: 8
Views: 323

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: 872

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: 8
Views: 323

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: 4138

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: 4138

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: 4138

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: 4138

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: 4138

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: 1754

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. . .