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by TomaHawk
January 20th, 2022, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: CG for symmetrics and finger holes (to deep)
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: CG for symmetrics and finger holes (to deep)

With symmetric bowling balls, the method for finding the bottom end of the core is vague at best. We'll draw a line from the pin, through the cg, and mark a point 6 3/4" from the pin. Measuring the static zero point of a bowling ball, before drilling, is of little consequence. We still won't know th...
by TomaHawk
January 19th, 2022, 6:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Switch Grip Longevity
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Switch Grip Longevity

Lately, we have noticed a significant increase in Switch Grip failures. Simply, the tabs seem to be wearing at a fairly fast pace. What makes it even more concerning, the slugs are not being removed and re-inserted continuously, but remain in one ball for an extended period of time. One person, in p...
by TomaHawk
January 15th, 2022, 3:21 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout advice
Replies: 95
Views: 3922

Re: Layout advice

I’ve decided to switch to interchangeable thumbs, and my PSO which is a full time pba member, recommends the VISE IT system. My question is I want to have two thumbs with 2 different pitches, and if I have my PSO drill the pilot hole of all of my balls at 0/0 if there will be enough room in the two...
by TomaHawk
January 9th, 2022, 10:11 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Fit confusion / indequacies
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Fit confusion / indequacies

Most types of damage to bowling balls can be effectively repaired, some might not need to repaired at all. The pro shop people should be able to guide you in the right direction.
by TomaHawk
January 9th, 2022, 5:17 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Fit confusion / indequacies
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Fit confusion / indequacies

It has been said, there is no such thing as muscle memory, that would be a false statement. A person's mind and body collaborate in an effort to perform a task. Once that task has been achieved your mind / body will gradually remember the necessary steps in order to repeat that particular task. As t...
by TomaHawk
January 3rd, 2022, 12:11 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Fitting “thumb out”
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Fitting “thumb out”

Thanks for correcting my error of using the old rule of 1 1/4 inch for the maximum hole size. The point is that an inspector might disqualify any ball that excedes the maximum hole size due to beveling. It's anybody's guess what an USBC official might declare illegal. Two of my customers actually h...
by TomaHawk
December 30th, 2021, 3:08 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Fitting “thumb out”
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Fitting “thumb out”

My only thought would be, if the knuckle (MCP joint) is sitting on top of the ball there would be a slight gap between the web and the ball. A little more bevel might eliminate the gap issue. Another method to enlarge the thumb hole at the top would be to use a larger drill bit to accommodate the kn...
by TomaHawk
December 15th, 2021, 1:41 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: College Bowling / recruiting
Replies: 13
Views: 2141

Re: College Bowling / recruiting

For anyone reading about this topic, while bowling well enough to deserve a scholarship is important, it cannot be stressed enough, scholastic credentials rank right up there with bowling ability. That would obvious, but in too many cases, scholastics are ignored. Colleges want / need good bowlers, ...
by TomaHawk
December 1st, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: “Effective Thumb Pitch”
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: “Effective Thumb Pitch”

Effective pitch means utilizing pitches which will enhance the ability to hold onto / release the ball and at the higher the higher levels of bowling ability, having the ball leave the hand effectively. You'll find, there will be many factors to consider when fitting a ball, strength, hand structure...
by TomaHawk
October 15th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Is this an issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Is this an issue?

There must be much more going on with your hand than I can address on the internet. If you are able to bowl comfortably, without pain, great! There is a normal tendency of trying to create higher rev rates when using an Easter type grip. Try to resist turning the ball early, keeping the arm and hand...
by TomaHawk
October 15th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Is this an issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Is this an issue?

I did you a better one. 4 minute video 😂 https://youtu.be/kdqtCpWZXCk I got some pictures as well if you don't wanna listen to my nasal, flu ridden voice! Nicely done! (Voice not too bad) Your hand is much more flexible than I had imagined, there are some bricks out there. First impression, your pa...
by TomaHawk
October 14th, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Is this an issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Is this an issue?

Pictures would be great.

Question, can you bend all of your fingers and touch the palm of your hand without making a fist?
by TomaHawk
October 14th, 2021, 4:03 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Is this an issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Is this an issue?

Okay, I'm trying to change my release, and I'm trying to get more to the inside. Now, I have realized the gym is my friend, for underarm strength, that's a work in progress. I got a pretty short span of around 4" on my middle finger, stiff (less than 90°) thumb joint, generally stiff joints all ove...
by TomaHawk
October 10th, 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Pro Approach Larry Matthews
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Pro Approach Larry Matthews

;) When Dean is not coaching, he doubles as a detective. Nice find Dean ! Yes, that is a great find! I met and talked with Mathews, interesting conversation. His thought process toward bowling was intriguing. He gave me a copy of his publication, looked everywhere for it, no luck finding it. Ironic...
by TomaHawk
October 8th, 2021, 2:57 am
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Pro Approach Larry Matthews
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Pro Approach Larry Matthews

That's a name that is a blast from the past....
by TomaHawk
September 9th, 2021, 4:03 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ball for a straight shooter
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Ball for a straight shooter

Bowling balls are similar to tires, there are slicks, there are also snow tires with studs and chains. It's the same with bowling balls. The least expensive balls are plastic (slicks), the more expensive balls will have dynamic compositions which will help the ball grab on higher volumes of oil (stu...
by TomaHawk
August 20th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: A ball recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: A ball recommendation

We know, ALL people that bowl need lessons. Questions: Do they want it? Why don't more people seek out professional support?

Sometimes, what seems so obvious to us, is not even a part of their thought process.
by TomaHawk
August 20th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: A ball recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: A ball recommendation

Bowling has always been made up of mostly recreational bowlers. This person asked a simple question, at least I thought it was. Give a simple answer. The game is not as complexed as some would like to make it. Also, my impression is, he is having fun, even with his medical condition. Every day, hund...
by TomaHawk
August 20th, 2021, 1:57 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: A ball recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: A ball recommendation

That's a lot of information for a 170 average bowler with a bad shoulder, asking about Pyramid bowling balls
by TomaHawk
August 19th, 2021, 9:32 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: A ball recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: A ball recommendation

As I've read with calcific tendonitis, it seems that lifting one's arm above the shoulder tends to aggravate the symptoms associated with that condition. Effective bowling technique almost always requires the arm to move forward at least to shoulder level. If you're determined to go through with bow...