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by Glenn
September 2nd, 2021, 11:25 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: 2 Hands bowlers drilling layout
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: 2 Hands bowlers drilling layout

Hey, Tony

You might be on to something here, but you would need to solve for the hypotenuse of a spherical triangle, I believe.
by Glenn
September 1st, 2021, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: 2 Hands bowlers drilling layout
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: 2 Hands bowlers drilling layout

Claudio,
The last thing I heard was that Storm has not officially released the chart. I don't know that is still true today.
by Glenn
June 8th, 2021, 2:54 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Surface adjustment advice
Replies: 26
Views: 1816

Re: Surface adjustment advice

Oops, sorry T-Hawk, I didn''t see your post. Having major problems replying to posts here.
by Glenn
June 8th, 2021, 2:47 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Surface adjustment advice
Replies: 26
Views: 1816

Re: Surface adjustment advice

I bowl with a bunch of people that are all over the place with plastic balls, back up balls, you name it for a bunch of seniors. I think I see the problem. LOL ! Reminds me of the old joke where your opponent moves off the 2nd arrow, and is out of his "comfort zone". This is a bunch of social bowle...
by Glenn
June 7th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Surface adjustment advice
Replies: 26
Views: 1816

Re: Surface adjustment advice

Sorry for the long post. I do not know the context in which Ron made the 4700-4800 statement. However, there are two YouTube videos created by Ron that address this subject. In the first video (for the USBC), Ron conducts a test of the affect the ball return mechanism (it never touched the lanes) ha...
by Glenn
June 6th, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Surface adjustment advice
Replies: 26
Views: 1816

Re: Surface adjustment advice

GAFrank, Resurfacing bowling balls will drive you crazy if you let it (personal experience). Everybody is going to give you a different opinion, you will likely try them all, and still not come to a satisfactory conclusion for yourself. The Storm guys will all give you a little different twist on re...
by Glenn
May 25th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: New to bowling
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: New to bowling

woodd,

I forgot to mention that Del Warren of Kegel Training Center has a series of YouTube videos on coaching for Teen Masters that are very enlightening.
by Glenn
May 23rd, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: New to bowling
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: New to bowling

Woodd, Periodically, the USBC sponsors coaching seminars presented by a volunteer Silver coach from the area at the request of a local bowling center. Generally, these seminars are for the Level 1 and Bronze level coaching, and may be of value to you. On the USBC website, you can download the USBC H...
by Glenn
April 28th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: College Bowling / recruiting
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: College Bowling / recruiting

Mo, in a YouTube video called "New Reality - Rules Have Changed", talks about going to college on a bowling scholarship at the 7 minute mark. Bowling may be the way to get a paid-for education leading to a job in the bowling industry. Whether you can make money bowling versus just enjoying the sport...
by Glenn
April 22nd, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Coaching Attitude
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Coaching Attitude

Hey, T-Hawk, are you waxing philosophical today? LOL!
Should coaches have expectations about .... what??
by Glenn
April 17th, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Axis rotation and tilt
Replies: 15
Views: 1301

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: 15
Views: 1301

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: 31
Views: 3099

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: 1214

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: 1214

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: 670

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: 1176

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: 3209

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: 2918

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: 1942

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...