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November 17th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: PAP-PIN over 6 3/4"
Replies: 1
Views: 222

PAP-PIN over 6 3/4"

What will happen for a PAP-PIN dist over 6.75", e.g. 8 or more?

Will the core flare to the other direction?
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September 22nd, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help to my Guru Master
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Need help to my Guru Master

Redrilled the ball eventually from 70-3.75-50 to 60-4.5-30. Flare rings did separate from each other a bit (before was just next to each other and nearly overlapped) but still not as much as my black Guru with 80-3.75-30, or Ridiculous Asym with 65-4.25-35. Can't figure out why? (because my PAP is 1...
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September 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What is pin call?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

What is pin call?

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From the above comparison, Kegel lane conditioner "Current" has low to none pin calls. Can anyone explain what "pin call" is? Thanks.
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April 30th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: When Did YOUR ball die?
Replies: 25
Views: 2157

Re: When Did YOUR ball die?

If somebody did a study, to examine how far a ball absorbs oil into itself, I’m willing to bet that it doesn’t go anywhere NEAR the total thickness of the outer shell! That said, I would think that you could simply wash the ball like they used to do, in washing machines at the lanes, and that that ...
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April 30th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC New Ball Specs
Replies: 172
Views: 8236

Re: USBC New Ball Specs

For quite a while, coefficient of friction has been the ultimate, determining factor in the bowlers ability to break down oil patterns. To prove that, the Strohs teams of old, would select bowlers who basically rolled the ball the same. They were all full rollers, same speed, and had the same traje...
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April 29th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC New Ball Specs
Replies: 172
Views: 8236

Re: USBC New Ball Specs

Below is quoted from FAQ of the new spec http://usbcongress.http.internapcdn.net/usbcongress/bowl/equipandspecs/pdfs/TechnologyStudy/2018BTS-FAQ.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; To protect bowling’s future: • USBC is eliminating balance holes • Setting a new specification for oil a...
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April 29th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: When Did YOUR ball die?
Replies: 25
Views: 2157

Re: When Did YOUR ball die?

I de-oil bowling balls quite regularly for my customers, as part of regular resurfacing maintenance. It is well worth the expense IMO. I have noticed that the response to friction has decreased over a relatively short time with some of my balls. Not sure why this happens, and even a full resurface ...
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April 3rd, 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help to my Guru Master
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Need help to my Guru Master

Thank you for all your help. Will update again of all the test results including PAP measurement.
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April 1st, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help to my Guru Master
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Need help to my Guru Master

As Eric said, your tilt is at least wrong. Your PAP might be wrong as well. It's worth remeasuring on that ball. Both of those can change with a fit change. Is this ball the same as your others? The small flare and close to thumb hole track only appear on this ball only. I intentionally tried 2 dif...
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March 30th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help to my Guru Master
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Need help to my Guru Master

That is odd. The Master cover is stronger (IMO) than the original black Guru, and the cores are identical. Even playing inside that 9.5:1 flood in the center of the lane, the ball should make a strong move off the end of the pattern. The 1" flare is also confusing. My Gurus in that layout range (~6...
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March 30th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help to my Guru Master
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Need help to my Guru Master

EricHartwell wrote:The layout with your PAP should look like what I attached.

It is strange that you have such little flare, something is not right.
That's what my other balls usually look like, but the first track of this ball is very close to my thumb hole unless I intentionally give more tilt to it.
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March 29th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help to my Guru Master
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Need help to my Guru Master

Drilled a Guru Master 2 weeks ago. 70*3 3/4*50 #2000 grit (pin next to ring finger). When play in oil (around 10th board), it hydroplanes, struggles to hook, and hardly turns into roll phase. Only when I swing it to outside dry board (5-6th), it produces a smooth hooking motion. it has very small fl...
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March 11th, 2018, 3:46 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Shoe recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 793

Re: Shoe recommendations?

I got a pair of Brunswick TPU, Dexter SST 8 and Hi-Sport (Korean brand). I love the comfort of Brunswick TPU most but to me, it halts sliding very soon. I swap soles and heels with SST 8 / Hi-Sport. Same result. Not sure if this is because of the design of the sole. Looks like it has some cushion ef...
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March 10th, 2018, 12:27 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Balance hole for Ridiculous Asym
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Balance hole for Ridiculous Asym

Ads, Yikes, I lied! I re-read my post here and realized I made a serious typo when I said the ball had a P3 balance hole – it does NOT – and I knew better but didn't catch it. The balance hole in this ball is between the gradient line and the VAL about 1-1/2 inches below the mid-line, and 1 x 3. So...
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March 5th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Balance hole for Ridiculous Asym
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Balance hole for Ridiculous Asym

Ads, I have the Ridiculous-ASYM drilled similarly at 60 x 4 x 40 with P3 at 1 x 3. On the DeTerminator, the ball spins about 2.1-2.25 seconds, and the PSA is over the thumb hole (which kinda surprised me on my asym as the PSA usually doesn't move much or at all). I've tried different surfaces but h...
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February 28th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Balance hole for Ridiculous Asym
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Balance hole for Ridiculous Asym

With #2000, the ball motion is smoother and more predictable but a bit to the right , the ball loses energy and to the left, it jumps out of the pattern. Thinking perhaps a P1 to tame it down and play straighter in dry outside boards, or a P3 to swing it on oil. But as I said, the PSA is already clo...
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February 28th, 2018, 1:04 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Balance hole for Ridiculous Asym
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Balance hole for Ridiculous Asym

The current layout is 65 * 4 3/8 * 35. Experienced over and under. Sanded to #2000, smoother and more predictable . Thinking of a balance hole, P1-P3 but don't know which to go for. Also, the PSA is very close to the thumb hole which I guess the int diff has been increased. Will a P3 decrease the in...
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February 25th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Balls bitten by the lane machine
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Balls bitten by the lane machine

4 balls were either scratched or bitten by the lane machine during league last Wed. All happened when the balls were struck in the pit at the back of the pin deck. The bowling alley was responsible for nothing and left 4 bowlers in misery. I think the one at the top left corner can be fixed by drill...
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February 14th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ebonite tape vs Powerhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Ebonite tape vs Powerhouse

Are there any differences between these 2 tapes, except the price? http://www.bowlerx.com/Ebonite-Ultra-Grip-Tape-3-4-Black-Roll-500-Pieces-EBULTRAGB500.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.bowlerx.com/Powerhouse-Premium-Tape-3-4-Black-Smooth-Roll-500-Pieces-EB34500BLK.htm" ...
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February 4th, 2018, 7:34 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Dispute over foul
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Dispute over foul

A further thought is USBC rules 5a applies to league where it is a team to team match. The result will largely affect those 2 teams. So consensus could be a resolution. Yesterday competition is different. It based on 3-game total pinfall to determine winners. Every team tried to beat every other tea...