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by jdrsuper
January 28th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Polishing Urethane
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Polishing Urethane

I would like to know what reaction I should expect if I polish my 12 lb hammer black widow urethane. I am 79 years young and I bowl a seniors league and even my weakest reactive hooks to much. My stats are in my signature but as of late I have been using an app which measures speed o hand and at the...
by jdrsuper
October 15th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Advice for weird (inverse) house shot
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Advice for weird (inverse) house shot

I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on how to play a weird house shot. I've posted in the layout forum on the same issue and whether or not a low flare layout would help if anyone has layout advice on the subject they'd like to give. The pattern our house is using for league this year seems to b...
by jdrsuper
September 3rd, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Axis Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Axis Rotation

Stacy,

Thanks for the information and I'll get it and see if it helps. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
by jdrsuper
September 3rd, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Axis Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Axis Rotation

People, I find that with my high Axis Rotation 70 degrees and coupled with my slow speed 13 off my hand, when I play on sport shots that don't have much length or really low volumes of oil I generate too much hook. I try to come up the back of the ball but my muscle memory from all years I have bowl...
by jdrsuper
August 12th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Urethane & Plastic
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Urethane & Plastic

44boyd wrote:Sorry the experiment didn’t give you what you wanted, good bowling though.
Stacy,
Thanks for the nice reply and your right nothing ventured nothing gained. Hopefully it will be a few months until we bowl in that hell hole again.
by jdrsuper
August 12th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Urethane & Plastic
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Urethane & Plastic

I gave you an answer, polish is 5300 grit. So you can start at 1000 or just go straight to 5300. Point is, read the ball and adjust it as necessary in the 10 minutes of practice. Stacy, I Think you got the 5300 from Ron Hickland and after I talked to Mitch Beasley from Ebonite he explained to me th...
by jdrsuper
August 11th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Urethane & Plastic
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Urethane & Plastic

You can always change them back, start with 1000 grit and go up til you get the reaction you’re looking for. Thanks for your suggestions and in no way am I trying to offend you. I don't often get to play on reverse blocks so changing grits and trying on that shot is almost impossible for me. I was ...
by jdrsuper
August 11th, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Urethane & Plastic
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Urethane & Plastic

44boyd wrote:Tried any other grits?
44boyd,
No because both balls perform well on ABT sport shots 42 feet or less. This the one house that doesn't put out a sport shot but a reverse block.
by jdrsuper
August 10th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Urethane & Plastic
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Urethane & Plastic

Folks, I have both a 12lb black widow urethane and a widow spare . They are asymmetrical with the gas mask core. I keep both balls clean and with abralon pads try to keep the surface at 500. My question is there any benefit when bowling on a reverse block to use powerhouse polish to make the skid ph...
by jdrsuper
August 1st, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Dumb Question about bowling balls
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Dumb Question about bowling balls

Folks, In august of 2020 when the new rules about holes in bowling balls take effect. To my knowledge if there is a hole in the bowling ball then a finger must use it. My question is this, would it be legal to buy a ball and use it without ever drilling any holes assuming the ball meets legal specs....
by jdrsuper
July 11th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: layout for 12lb Destiny Magenta solid
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: layout for 12lb Destiny Magenta solid

Destiny Magenta solid, interesting, Cyclone core with Game Breaker 2 Phenom coverstock. It is a monster core at the lighter weights. The Phenom coverstock was touted as the strongest Game Breaker 2. So I'm thinking the Destiny Magenta solid is going to be stronger than advertised. With that said I ...
by jdrsuper
July 10th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: layout for 12lb Destiny Magenta solid
Replies: 3
Views: 281

layout for 12lb Destiny Magenta solid

Eric,
Specs in my signature. Looking for a sport shot layout medium oil no longer than 42ft. Thanks in advance for your help.
by jdrsuper
July 5th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: What factor dominates a THS bowler for ball reaction?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: What factor dominates a THS bowler for ball reaction?

I am not a PSO; Having said there, here is my opinion. I recently teamed with a left hander throwing a black widow he had for years. The ball was so oil soaked that when you touched it, it left oily prints. When he threw it, the ball had little reaction on the lane. I offered to revitalize his ball...
by jdrsuper
July 5th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: What factor dominates a THS bowler for ball reaction?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: What factor dominates a THS bowler for ball reaction?

I think you should consider putting the effort in to learn how to match up rather than make excuses to not take any action at all. Matching up and throwing the ball consistently with a good release, which means, throwing the ball with some tilt, but not too much, and some rotation, but not too much...
by jdrsuper
July 5th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: What factor dominates a THS bowler for ball reaction?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

What factor dominates a THS bowler for ball reaction?

First I want to say that I am in no way trying to disparage anyone and will welcome rebuttals to what I'm about to posit. If my assumption are wrong then please correct me, as I'm always eager to learn. I have always read that surface on a reactive ball whether solid or pearl is the most important f...
by jdrsuper
July 3rd, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sanding a pearl ball to make it dull with more grit.
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Sanding a pearl ball to make it dull with more grit.

That ball at 500 grit is probably going to scan at 2000 by end game one and 4000 after three games so I don’t see the logic in having a ball at 1500 to ball down to. Davidjr113, My PSO is back from Bowl Expo and knows my game and he agrees that after one game it might be 2000 or a little less but a...
by jdrsuper
July 1st, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sanding a pearl ball to make it dull with more grit.
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Sanding a pearl ball to make it dull with more grit.

Sanding a pearl is definitely an option. Many people think a pearl needs to be shiny. I have found they play well with surface on them. 360 grit is extreme. The only reason I would sand a ball to 360 would be for a full resurfacing. 500 grit is the lowest I would go. I would have a 2nd ball at 1500...
by jdrsuper
July 1st, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sanding a pearl ball to make it dull with more grit.
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Sanding a pearl ball to make it dull with more grit.

I bowled today at my local ABT and Lo and behold they put out the 2013 PBA Badger which is 52 feet of oil. I'm a senior bowler (79) will slow ball speed and use 12 lb equipment all Pearl except for plastic and urethane. My two strongest balls are the Storm Intense and the Track Logix. Most weeks the...
by jdrsuper
June 26th, 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ebonite Ultra fit tool with 5/8 blade
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Ebonite Ultra fit tool with 5/8 blade

It's good for minimal scrapping for slightly enlarging the hole where material needs to be removed. I used mine more for cleaning up sanding scratches. since I used a 5/8 sanding drum, both on a drill and on a screwdriver handle, while finish grooming the sides of my thumb holes. Trying to take too...
by jdrsuper
June 25th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ebonite Ultra fit tool with 5/8 blade
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Ebonite Ultra fit tool with 5/8 blade

Folks,
Looking into purchasing one to clean out and minamly enlarge some thumb holes. Has anybody ever used this tool and does it get the job done. Thanks in advance for your comments and advice. I never seem to get it right using sandpaper.