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by VLe
March 9th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

Great review! Thank you very much for your effort. Some ball manufacturers have a temperature limit of 125 Fahrenheit to avoid warranty issues. I remember also seeing a 110-limit mentioned somewhere. I'm still a huge advocator for the ultrasonic cleaning. With ultrasonic you can basically get oil ou...
by VLe
March 9th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: revs
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: revs

Never use your eyes to determine RPM's. It only messes things up. I made a little cheat sheet to help calculating revs on the lane faster. This is the way that I use for calculating the rev's using my phone or tablet: https://i.imgur.com/47hlfjz.jpg This works accurately on rev's up to ~450rpm. Usin...
by VLe
August 16th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Plug cutting jig
Replies: 11
Views: 964

Re: Plug cutting jig

Viper wrote:Is there a jig out there that will allow me to mount a Dremel tool IOT cut down a plug
Check this out if you have 3D-printer available:
viewtopic.php?p=97761#p97761
by VLe
May 8th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Question on lateral pitch on fingers
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: Question on lateral pitch on fingers

All around good points. But I see it more as a dynamic fit for an already good player then a one size fits all approach. Exactly. Some players may require totally different modifications to the grip that is suggested generally. Bowling should not hurt. There is also too many bowler's out there comp...
by VLe
May 8th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Question on lateral pitch on fingers
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: Question on lateral pitch on fingers

I’ve yet to see anyone with any significant rev rate using 1/2 to 3/4 rev in the fingers. I’m in his neck of the woods and drilled a couple of his fits for people after they’ve gone to see him. One thing is for certain they aren’t hitting the ball. I think for your average player that grabs every o...
by VLe
April 30th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: An interesting experience.
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: An interesting experience.

A month later I took it out in practice again. The ball was doing weird things like flattening out, then "Tiering"(the only way I can describe it). The ball would shift left go straight, then shift left again, then go straight, then hit the 7 or left gutter. This sounds like you were bowling on a v...
by VLe
April 23rd, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How to deep clean my bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: How to deep clean my bowl

i want to know whats the best way to clean it.. An easy one.. Ultrasonic cleaner. I have a commercial one that costs something like 200euro's. I have used it to some balls more than 10 times and it always does wonders to the ball surface. I would choose that over any oven-method any day. Some ball ...
by VLe
April 18th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb problems preventing clean release
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Thumb problems preventing clean release

Everything sound a lot like a delivery issue. Timing is the key for basically everything. Other than that. I hang up the ball in exactly the same location with too much forward combined with little left pitch (as right hander). If i add some right pitch (or substantially more left pitch) to the hole...
by VLe
April 17th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: oval vs round thumb slug and huge gap it creates
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: oval vs round thumb slug and huge gap it creates

magic carpet is thick I emailed ron and he said it is about the size of 5 pieces of white tape. I have read reviews on it and someone said it tore the back of this thumb. I have been using these carpet's for many years now. No way it is compared to 5 white tapes in reality. It is quite soft so the ...
by VLe
April 17th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Help needed with thumb fit
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Help needed with thumb fit

If you are going to drill only few balls DIY-method, you can use "normal" 1,5" drill bits. I have one with 10mm shank... Of course it is not nearly as good option compared to a proper bowling ball drill bit but does the job. Make sure it is sharp though. I use normal drill bits for most holes at hom...
by VLe
March 4th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Specto on PBA Telecast
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Specto on PBA Telecast

That specto app is downloadable for free for any mobile device. It has the demo "location" (Atlantis,lost city) which will simulate the ball motion. At least for android. Best part of the app is the training-mode where you can choose a challenge from a huge list. For example "hit 3rd arrow", "breakp...
by VLe
February 28th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Specto on PBA Telecast
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Specto on PBA Telecast

It measures the ball speed early on the lane (it shows on the display real quick) It measures the ball speed just before it enters the pins (it doesn't show that value) It makes the assumption that the ball is rolling during the second speed measurement. Im not confident that these are all correct....
by VLe
February 28th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Specto on PBA Telecast
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Specto on PBA Telecast

I had the chance to use this equipment a while ago. I do not know exactly on how the rev's are measured but it gave me pretty accurate results based on the release RPM's. I also took a video from the shot and verified the RPM's. There is also some reflecting tape to use with the system to get a litt...
by VLe
February 27th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Absorption Rate Fact vs Friction
Replies: 44
Views: 2890

Re: Absorption Rate Fact vs Friction

After so many times of using a ultrasonic cleaner on a very soaked bowling ball I am quite confident to say that the absorbion rate is a major factor on ball motion. Using some older bowling ball that is soaked in oil after many games you can clearly see the oil rings after a throw (the surface wont...
by VLe
February 25th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Severe bruising on top of the thumb
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: Severe bruising on top of the thumb

I don't really have a late timing, but I have several other combinations of things that isn't right. And I know that timing and other things can screw up the grip. But here we are in a catch 22, I need a grip that works to train to not get in a grip that doesn't work. And to get a grip that work, I...
by VLe
February 23rd, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Severe bruising on top of the thumb
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: Severe bruising on top of the thumb

Not knowing your situation or spec's but here is some general observations about gripping and thumb fit. - Late timing can cause gripping, snapping, ball dropping and eventually the feeling that thumbhole is not tight enough. For most times, this is the cause for everything that is "wrong" at bowlin...
by VLe
February 18th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Blister on inside of ring finger
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Blister on inside of ring finger

For the beveling process. I started using some old Mo's beveling instructions. I can not find the exact instructions anywhere but here is basically the process in reply #5: https://www.ballreviews.com/drilling-layouts/not-enough-bevel-in-thumbholea/?PHPSESSID=0roqr0k8dkltlq89ac1c3o2470 Sorry for the...
by VLe
February 15th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Online program to calculate layouts?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Online program to calculate layouts?

Is there such a program? There have been already several excel-based programs posted to this site that will calculate layouts based on the given release specs. Some of them works pretty accurate. Should you rely on the given results? maybe not but it is at least a quick reference... Here is few tha...
by VLe
February 15th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Blister on inside of ring finger
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Blister on inside of ring finger

Welcome to Bowlingchat! You should provide a little more spec's of your current grip in order for anyone to be able to give advise to you. What are the pitches on your holes? Two things that can cause that type of problem is too long span and/or excessive forward pitch on fingers. BUT these can not ...
by VLe
February 12th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Question about measuring rev rate
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Question about measuring rev rate

Today when everybody basically have a small computer on their pocket it should not be so hard to determine the rev's. Here is the way that I use to quickly calculate the revs on the lane: I normally use slow motion camera (120fps) on my phone/tablet. It is possible to use "normal" frame rates also, ...