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by Glenn
May 23rd, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Ignorant Opinion
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Ignorant Opinion

Anybody been following the dust-up between JR Raymond and Mo Pinel over the importance of layouts?
by Glenn
May 20th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Why does no one like the USBC?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: Why does no one like the USBC?

I read a lot of complaints on here about the USBC, but what I am not reading is any thoughts on how to address the problem. I feel the USBC is an organization little influenced by outside forces, staffed by "lifers", and is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the ball mfgs. and bowling centers. So, how d...
by Glenn
April 15th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

Eric, I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality of this thing. The fan blades are in a "rim" -- not a pinwheel. The printed circuit boards (2) are well-made and the soldering appears neat and shiny. Components are not surface mount. The wiring connecting the boards are not soldered -- used spa...
by Glenn
April 14th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

Eric, I believe the Phoenix "stays out of trouble" heat-wise by limiting time to 30 minutes so that the core doesn't absorb a lot of heat. My Phoenix rises to about 138 degrees in 15 minutes when measured with a probe 6 inches from the top with no bowling ball. Laying the probe on the ball surface s...
by Glenn
April 9th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

I noticed that Mo answered a bowler's question on #MoMonday about bowling ball oil extraction at home. Mo doesn't appear to be a big fan of the revivors offered for home use - preferring the pro shop with commercial revivors. He recommends keeping the temperature between 125-130 degrees to keep the ...
by Glenn
April 3rd, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

I had a chance to use one of these units recently. And, my experience matches yours. I believe this unit does a better job of bringing the oil to the surface due to its updraft design than the dehydrator-type models with the heating element/fan in the lid. The thing with the Phoenix lid can be a min...
by Glenn
March 18th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling Entities, Proprietors Address Coronavirus Concerns BUSINESSSLIDER by Gianmarc Manzione 2 days ago
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Bowling Entities, Proprietors Address Coronavirus Concerns BUSINESSSLIDER by Gianmarc Manzione 2 days ago

Not wanting to high-jack this thread. How proactive was your local bowling community (association, centers, and league officers) in keeping you up-to-date with the rapidly changing covid-19 impact? Here it was zero except for an email from AMF Bowling announcing their centers would be closed at leas...
by Glenn
March 3rd, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Gonna try my quote skills here - LOL. The problem with that idea is, the surface on the ball at the end of bowling is not what it started out as. Your ball surface texture changes very fast as you bowl. Exactly, and that is why I can see the value of knowing what the surface was when the ball perfor...
by Glenn
March 2nd, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Guys, interesting conversation! For me, if I had a ball surface scanner handy all the time, I think its main use would be to measure a ball that I just used in tournament or league that was gang-busters. I would want to know what surface made it perform so well - and guarantee that I can repeat it. ...
by Glenn
March 2nd, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Bowl1820, Some additional thoughts: Probably another thing affecting my results on the spinner is that I have a one-speed spinner. A two-speed spinner might do a better job of sanding to the desired grit at the lower speed, and polish at the higher speed. I would love to try a speed control on the s...
by Glenn
March 2nd, 2020, 2:01 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Mav, I will admit that I seldom surface by hand except when I need a touch up lane-side. At home, I always use the spinner. Next time I get access to a scanner, I will take the dud ball, sand it by hand, and see what results I get - could be interesting. I was reading the literature that said that i...
by Glenn
March 1st, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Direction and Line of Play
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Direction and Line of Play

Oops, I let this thread get away from me. Sorry! Guys, I had most of these videos downloaded on my computer, and reference them often. Thanks! Where I was going with this is that the USBC and KEGEL, etc. teach walking parallel to the lane and adjusting the body to the desired launch angle. However, ...
by Glenn
March 1st, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Bowling Ball Surfaces

I have a question, or two, for the pro shop guys that have a ball surface scanner. This may seem a little nerdy, so go easy on me. :D Have you noticed any appreciable difference in surface grit on bowling balls with different colors/swirls (different materials)? I have a ball that I have never liked...
by Glenn
February 20th, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: New Ball Recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: New Ball Recommendation

Eric, Where is a good place to start with that surface separation? The Halo Pearl has an angular ball motion, and you could keep it shiny in the 4000-5000-5500 grit range. Would you start out with the dull being in the 1500-2000-3000 grit range, or even lower? Is 4000-to-2000 a good place to start? ...
by Glenn
February 17th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately

Heck, I might as well pile on. I enjoy watching PBA bowling on FS1. Although I like watching the high-rev high-speed two-handed bowlers, my focus is on the more traditional bowlers like Bill O'Neil, Chris Barnes, etc. I particularly like it when the mics are on and you can hear the pros self-talk. /...
by Glenn
February 1st, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern

Thanks so much, Mav.
I believe I have my arsenal.
I need to get with one of my team mates who is much better at bumping the gutter than I.
He plays out to the 1-2 board where I am less comfortable - he can give me some advice.
by Glenn
February 1st, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern

Whew! I am glad I asked as I was thinking thinner shell and heavier core.
One of my choices is a Rave that is said to be good on old, worn-out wooden lanes.
I have never had much use for it, but might be usable in this situation with some surface.
My less aggressive stuff is either hybrid or pearl.
by Glenn
February 1st, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern

Mav,
Excuse my ignorance, but I am not sure what you mean by "lighter shelled".
Can you explain?
by Glenn
January 31st, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern

Thanks for the reply, Mav. Your suggestions confirm what I thought I needed. I was thinking solid, not shiny, smooth I used a Roto Grip Disturbed @ 2000 last year on the JP37 with great success in the first game, and it will be in the bag this year. I need something for when the lane's transition; s...
by Glenn
January 30th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: PBA Marshall Holman 37 Pattern

Mav,

I am pretty sure it is the Marshall Holman 37 (see attached). I bowled that tournament last year on the Johnny Petraglia 37.