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by TomaHawk
April 16th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Modifying Two-Handed Technique
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Modifying Two-Handed Technique

I was told by my PSO that my span is somewhat shorter because of the lack of flexibility in my fingers. Maybe it was the pitches...When my thumb is in the ball the finger holes line up at a little more than halfway between my first and second joints. Is it possible that I need to go shorter given t...
by TomaHawk
April 16th, 2021, 12:22 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Modifying Two-Handed Technique
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Modifying Two-Handed Technique

You've probably tried a lot of different things.

Don't forget about the span, sometimes a shorter span allows a person to hold the ball more comfortably. There is more flexibility when fitting the hand for pitches too.
by TomaHawk
April 15th, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Modifying Two-Handed Technique
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Modifying Two-Handed Technique

Did you turn to the two hand style because of thumb issues as mentioned in another thread? Throwing a ball with two hands utilizes similar muscle groups to shoveling snow and throwing the snow 10 feet, straight ahead. The trajectory of snow would not be up or down, but on a flat plane with the lane....
by TomaHawk
April 13th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: I joined the 300 club!
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: I joined the 300 club!

Congratulations! (aren't you the guy who just inquired about a new ball :) )
by TomaHawk
April 11th, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 485

Re: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics

Too much pressure in the web will cause blistering, eventually turning into a callous. Little, to no pressure in the area is highly recommended. Worst case scenario, a person would press the middle of the thumb (front side of the knuckle) very lightly against the front of the hole, no pressure on th...
by TomaHawk
April 11th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 485

Re: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics

Thumb pitch is relative to the shape / flexibility of the thumb in relation to the span. Thumb texture is an important factor too. If the wedge somewhat helped you keep your thumb straight, you're half way there. First, pick the pro shop you feel the most comfortable with. All of us guys in the busi...
by TomaHawk
April 7th, 2021, 1:30 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Lost a ball, looking to replace. . .
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Lost a ball, looking to replace. . .

The original Crux was a pretty strong ball. Of course, it depends on how it was drilled. I agree on the Rubicon, very versatile ball, very smooth, seems to fit most styles. The RST would be interesting, it is aggressive kind of like a Crux.
by TomaHawk
April 5th, 2021, 2:38 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 485

Re: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics

The fingers hold the ball (with the thumb in the ball) similar to a one hand / no thumb bowler. The thumb is simply there to guide the ball. Once the ball is in motion, gravity does most of the work. Supporting the ball in the stance with the opposite hand helps a great deal. Try to put at least 50%...
by TomaHawk
April 4th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 485

Re: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics

Do you happen to know how that particular bowler made his thumb "pillow"? Also, are there any fit "tests" to see if your gripping pressure is optimal? If it's supposed to feel like your holding a baby bird I have no idea how that is possible unless your thumbhole is very snug. He used layers of cor...
by TomaHawk
April 4th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics
Replies: 29
Views: 485

Re: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics

Hi all, I was wondering if all my efforts to achieve equal grip pressure throughout the length of my entire thumb was necessary or even optimal. I have struggled with taping my thumbhole in order to achieve a very light grip pressure. I have been trying to stop grabbing the ball, and bending my fir...
by TomaHawk
March 26th, 2021, 2:04 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sym vs Asym
Replies: 46
Views: 1842

Re: Sym vs Asym

The faster the spin, the greater the forces. There are 2 axis locations where these forces are the strongest. The Low Rg Axis, the Pin. The High Rg Axis, The Mass Bias/PSA. In Highly Asymmetrical bowling balls the PSA will be much stronger which in my mind correlates to more gyroscopic effect... It...
by TomaHawk
March 24th, 2021, 12:51 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sym vs Asym
Replies: 46
Views: 1842

Re: Sym vs Asym

The polarity of a weight block, core design, has a lot of influence too.
by TomaHawk
March 13th, 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sym vs Asym
Replies: 46
Views: 1842

Re: Sym vs Asym

Time to re-think, the Rubicon does indeed look like a symmetric with a hole. On the flip side, the Axiom acts like an asymmetric without a hole. That's the fine line I referred to in an earlier post.
by TomaHawk
March 9th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Axiom layout for route 66 v2
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Axiom layout for route 66 v2

Your driller defined the Drilling angle on a Symmetrical drilling by measuring to the Cg. Sad to say, he does not know the difference between a Symmetrical and an Asymmetrical ball. Also I am bothered by the fact he recommended a lower flare layout for a Long Oil Condition. It just does not make se...
by TomaHawk
March 8th, 2021, 2:29 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Axiom layout for route 66 v2
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Axiom layout for route 66 v2

Layouts are important, no question. But, what if something proves to be effective that, in all reality, the numbers say it should have been ineffective? How do we approach that? Was it a fluke? If each and every bowling ball were to come out of the factory perfectly identical, luck would not be a fa...
by TomaHawk
March 8th, 2021, 12:30 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Axiom layout for route 66 v2
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Axiom layout for route 66 v2

I am not necessarily a friend to the proshop industry because I have been ripped off, lied to and taken advantage of. Sorry Proshop guys, it is just the way I feel and the reason for my existence here. In the OP, we have a person that feels he has a good fit and averaging 230. Yes, I know, it's jus...
by TomaHawk
March 6th, 2021, 11:49 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Axiom layout for route 66 v2
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Axiom layout for route 66 v2

I've never matched up with a ball or layout as well as I have with this one. Funny thing I noticed the other day, the layout he put on it is exactly the same as the layout another local PSO put on the Hustle Ink bought. I told both to put what they thought would be a good and versatile layout for m...
by TomaHawk
March 6th, 2021, 12:54 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Maurice "Mo" Pinel 1942-2021
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: Maurice "Mo" Pinel 1942-2021

I had several conversations with Mo. Can't say I always agreed, but the conversations were energetic. He is already missed.
by TomaHawk
March 4th, 2021, 2:00 am
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

one is in lexington and the one in west va he would say im wrong and he is right There is a sense of communication that needs to take place. That's why it is important to see a person you feel comfortable with. Talk to him / her. Have them watch you throw the ball. Pro shop guys are only as good as...
by TomaHawk
March 3rd, 2021, 6:40 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

Have you gone back to either of the two pro shops you mentioned? Pick the shop you're most comfortable with and go back. Explain what you are experiencing. There are a lot of different factors involved in the fitting process. Now that they know what does not work, the pro shop can eliminate that fro...