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by Glenn
April 17th, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Axis rotation and tilt
Replies: 14
Views: 98

Re: Axis rotation and tilt

Yes it was done on a Windows workstation
by Glenn
April 17th, 2021, 12:10 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Axis rotation and tilt
Replies: 14
Views: 98

Re: Axis rotation and tilt

Eric,

I generated an image by flipping the bowling ball to fit my right-handed overlay ... this is just an example based on what was supplied.
by Glenn
April 4th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 485

Re: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics

516,

I have a couple of questions for you:

1. Is your thumb hole round or oval?
2. Do you know the pitch of your thumb hole?
3. How many layers of tape (front and back) are you applying?

Glenn
by Glenn
April 2nd, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Clipping thumb hole late
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Clipping thumb hole late

Glenn... This is a special layout some of the Storm Staffers are using.. ALLEGEDLY its to create length and a very late breakpoint. If you pay attention to some of the storm guys on tour you can spot it pretty easy. Pin is 2 or 3 inches above ring finger and to the right.. which in most cases will ...
by Glenn
April 1st, 2021, 9:55 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Clipping thumb hole late
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Clipping thumb hole late

I am late to this party. LOL! As I understand it, keeping the angle between the Pin-to-PAP line and the VAL between 20* and approximately 70* will help prevent the drilled ball from rolling over either the middle finger hole or the thumb hole. Some literature even has the allowable DA range of 5 to ...
by Glenn
March 7th, 2021, 8:13 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Short Pin Layout...which one ???
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Short Pin Layout...which one ???

I drilled up an ASYM and a SYM ball with the higher ratio layouts; never tried the lower ratio ones. Covid has kept me from getting any time on them for now. I read that this Low-Flare ball roll motion is a specialty layout developed by Mo Pinel (he called it a "Pin Beside" layout) for use on short ...
by Glenn
March 4th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: how far would you go to get a ball drilled
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: how far would you go to get a ball drilled

Everybody has a story to tell about their experiences with the local pro shop. T-Hawk makes two very valid points: sense of comfort and trust, and the ability to have a back-and-forth dialog. If that doesn't happen, look elsewhere. We have a ball fitter who relocated from about 1 hour to a location ...
by Glenn
February 21st, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Trying to find a ball
Replies: 18
Views: 1858

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: 25
Views: 1314

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: 8
Views: 1245

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: 8
Views: 1245

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: 8
Views: 1245

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: 456

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: 787

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: 913

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: 691

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: 691

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: 2269

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: 1280

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: 4542

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...