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by Glenn
February 21st, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Trying to find a ball
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: Trying to find a ball

I noticed that the mfg's etching (900 Global) is very clear and hasn't been sanded out of existence. I would think that the serial number and ball model should be equally visible on the other side of the ball. No? I guess it could be a Dream On (blue/purple/black), depending on which side of the bal...
by Glenn
February 20th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Axiom layout for route 66 v2
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Axiom layout for route 66 v2

I probably have no business commenting to this post where the big dogs play, but it is interesting from a Monday morning quarterback point of view. My initial suggestion would also have been for an ASYM ball, until I saw the response about Synthetic Lanes with a “bit higher friction”. That may have ...
by Glenn
January 5th, 2021, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb Pitch Inquiry
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Thumb Pitch Inquiry

Given your span and without seeing your hand, a forward thumb pitch in the range of ¼ (very flexible) to ½ (very stiff) seems reasonable. Back in the day, thumb holes were drilled round because the technology wasn't readily available to drill ovals. The best drillers seldom (if ever) drill round thu...
by Glenn
January 4th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb Pitch Inquiry
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Thumb Pitch Inquiry

Skujo, in my drive-by response, I forgot to ask a couple of questions. 1. Is your thumb drilled round or ovaled? 2. What is you span? IMHO, when you reflexively release a ball with a lateral pitch in the 0 to 1/4 range, I think you have a tendency to come around the ball versus when you consciously ...
by Glenn
January 3rd, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb Pitch Inquiry
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Thumb Pitch Inquiry

Hi, Skujo, and welcome. I will give you one man's opinion. The reverse thumb pitch will cause the thumb to leave the ball "earlier" while forward thumb pitch will hold the ball longer. The 1/8 to 1/4 reverse seems to be good choices. As far as I know, there are no accepted values when it comes to la...
by Glenn
December 6th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How to Layout and Drill a Bowling Ball - Pro Shop
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: How to Layout and Drill a Bowling Ball - Pro Shop

I always enjoy watching Ron's videos, The part about thumb hole drilling brought up several thoughts. I remember Randy Stoughton saying he doesn't drill round thumb holes - ever (the human thumbs are just degrees of oval). I can't put my finger on when I heard this, but Del Warren said his secret to...
by Glenn
November 30th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Crown Factory Compound
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Crown Factory Compound

Brunswick used to source the polishes and compounds from KR, but they went their separate ways. Brunswick had to get their supplies elsewhere or manufacture them inhouse. I suspect Royal Compound and the Crown Compound are similar/same, because Brunswick needs to create that same factory surface. IF...
by Glenn
November 30th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Anyone seen the Clutch Tracking system before?
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Anyone seen the Clutch Tracking system before?

I totally agree with Eric regarding the bowling centers (around me - living off the fat of the land and not much in the way of improvements). One center was forced into buying a new oil machine, did painting, and the blew money into new furniture that didn't add any value IMHO (replaced seating with...
by Glenn
October 24th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: New Storm Layout Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: New Storm Layout Adapter

Having had a chance to check out this app, one thing that quickly pops up is how much more granular the input value ranges are in this tool versus the VLS.
I wonder what the impact would be on VLS if it was updated to reflect the range of values found in the layout adapter.
by Glenn
October 20th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: New Storm Layout Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: New Storm Layout Adapter

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
I wish I had known about it back in August when I plugged and redrilled my equipment.
It would have been interesting to reference it while going through that exercise.
by Glenn
September 20th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Equipment Spec's has ruled to suspend the 3 unit rule!
Replies: 13
Views: 2036

Re: Equipment Spec's has ruled to suspend the 3 unit rule!

What resurrected this thread? Rob, I have not seen you posting on here for a while - I may have missed it. How you doing? I am sticking my neck out by advocating that all (sanctioned) leagues and tournaments should be played on one of the published KEGEL or USBC Oil patterns rather than some "unknow...
by Glenn
August 21st, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC buys BJI
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

USBC buys BJI

The United States Bowling Congress has purchased the rights to Bowlers Journal International magazine and the Bowlers Journal Championships tournament from Chicago-based Luby Publishing, Inc.
by Glenn
August 14th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 3834

Re: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion

With this post, Daryl, I am done feeding you and your alternate “facts” bias. I find it curious that you would take what seems like an inordinate amount of time and energy to do “research”, fixate on denying the existence and severity of this disease, refuse to take simple steps to help mitigate its...
by Glenn
August 14th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 3834

Re: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion

My side of references that you can use are ... Wow, the dark side is strong in this one! That's quite a rogue's gallery of people in the alternative “facts”, conspiracists, anti-everything, and deniers business. I have previously commented on some of these on the alternative media landscape. For th...
by Glenn
August 14th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 3834

Re: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion

That is why these organization have no credibility with many doctors like myself.
You mean chiropractors (DC not DO) who are not virologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, or research scientists like the ones onboard at these organizations you try to discredit?
by Glenn
August 14th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 3834

Re: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion

Why are you missing these details? I don't feel like I am missing anything. I may miss something when I have to unpack these core dumps of yours. I assume your strategy is to overwhelm the discussion with as many arguments as possible (usually in a single post), without regard for accuracy or stren...
by Glenn
August 14th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 3834

Re: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion

why did you evade the issue namely there have been no studies done that identify a virus known as SARS-CoV-2 But you cannot find such a study can you. ...have not been used to prove SARS-CoV-2 exist and causes a disease coded as COVID-19 LOL! This position is straight out of the GlobalResearch whic...
by Glenn
August 13th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 3834

Re: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion

John (kajmk), The John Hopkins site is a great informational source. I also like the Atlantic's COVID-19 information. I got kind of a reality check in one of the Atlantic articles. Political scientist Joseph E. Uscinski, a professor at the University of Miami and a co-author of American Conspiracy T...
by Glenn
August 13th, 2020, 12:20 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Nationals for 2020 Cancelled - good or bad thing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

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

Did any COVID-19 infections occur during the PBA King-of-the-Lanes and/or the AMF Quibica tournaments in Florida in July 2020? Stacy, we had the same issue here and the SBPA filed a lawsuit. Bowling centers were restricted to a maximum of 50 people per location, while businesses such as gyms, retail...
by Glenn
August 12th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 3834

Re: General COVID-19 and Bowling Environment Discussion

...Masks do not reduce the risk of infection either to the wearer or the community. And yet ... as I read it, these articles were originally focused on decision makers in the health care environment over medical/surgical masks. More current information concerns itself with mask wearing in the gener...