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by Jthom757
September 17th, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty

Hi Glenn, no worries. I talked to some friends and I got the impression that the 1 inch rule isn’t strictly enforced but there does need to be a decent amount of space between the pin and finger. A 30 degree Val with maybe a 5.25 p2p might be all that is needed but I guess I’ll just have to test it....
by Jthom757
September 16th, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty

Justin, Just curious. Are your specs still 4.75 over and 0? When I mark out 30 x 5 x 40 with your specs, I don't get a pin that close to the finger holes. And with my assumptions, making the P2P 5.25 as the only change should clear the warranty issue. What am I missing? Hi Glenn, I’m still going wi...
by Jthom757
September 15th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty

Adjust layouts to drill the pin out. Thanks for the feedback. Putting the pin in the ring puts me at roughly 30x4.5x45 instead of 30x5x40. On an asym will the 1/2 inch shorter pin to pap offset the 5 degree increase on the VAL? Sorry if these questions seem silly. I’ve had tons of success since I s...
by Jthom757
September 15th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty

Here are some photos.
by Jthom757
September 15th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Dual Angle/Pin Placement Affecting Warranty

Hello All, My favorite layout is the 30x5x40. This layout causes me to bump the pins and void the warranty. It hasn’t really been an issue, but I noticed a ball I was going to sell has a tiny crack in the pin. Also, I noticed a brand new ball with a 35* VAL angle had a crack in the sliver of resin b...
by Jthom757
March 22nd, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: IT vs Switch Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 1386

Re: IT vs Switch Grip

snick wrote:Cecil at Vise taught me a quickie method for fixing a failed Ball-IT.
Drill out the Ball-IT with 1.125" drill, 1" deep. Install a VISE 1.125" slug in the hole and drill out the excess with the IT drill bit. works like charm and only takes about 10 minutes.
Wow that is smart. Thank you.
by Jthom757
March 20th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: IT vs Switch Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 1386

Re: IT vs Switch Grip

The shop I work in uses the Switch Grip. I really have not been that satisfied with the product. Idk if I simply got a bad batch of inner sleeves, but they wouldn't stay locked in and fall out in the machines or under the ball return. Myself, and my counterpart, are looking at whether or not we sho...
by Jthom757
March 3rd, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS

Sorry to bump an old thread. Just wanted to say thanks to Eric! Last week I rolled a 300 with a Black ops @ 30x5x40 with box finish in game 3 of a second shift league. The totally strong layout has allowed me to stay in the oil and move left with ease (something that used to be a struggle for me). I...
by Jthom757
January 30th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS

Sweetspot 90* Total, 1:2 Ratio Asymmetrical Layouts Totally Strong ......... 30-5-40 Midlane .................. 20-4.5-50 Pin in the ring finger Benchmark ............. 30-4.5-60 Long and Strong ...... 50-4.25-60 Control ................... 35-4-70 Symmetrical layouts Benchmark ............. xx-3-5...
by Jthom757
January 29th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS

I'm an amateur, not a coach or ball driller, just wanted to pass this along. I'm also a big Cell fan and generally kept them polished. I had a similar problem this year with carrydown and have had some success with my Hyper Cell Fused by scuffing it with a 3000 abralon pad which makes it less jumpy...
by Jthom757
January 29th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS

FYI, when measuring your PAP with an Armadillo, your axis tilt can be calculated from the numbers embossed next to the ribs in the pin/CG locator section. (inches) For example, if your track aligns with the rib at 7", the arc distance across the NAP would be 13". 13.5 - 7 = 6.5 6.5 * 2 = 13 The axi...
by Jthom757
January 29th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS

Knowing your tilt is very important when tuning in your arsenal with layouts. Right now you have the 2:1 ratio 90* Total 60-5-30 This is Benchmark for a slightly speed dominant bowler lower tilt and higher Rotation. The 5" Pin to PAP is forward rolling for lower Rotation. You are slightly speed dom...
by Jthom757
January 27th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS

Thank you for the information Eric. I’ll recheck my PAP and find all the other numbers.
by Jthom757
January 26th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Layout/surface advice for next ball for THS

Hello All, I have a Hyper Cell Fused @ 60x5x30 and the box (1500 polish) finish. I've had a good amount of luck with Cell balls and similar asymmetricals with polish. I throw ~16mph (on the lane display) and have ~300rpm. I have a PAP of 4.5 inches over and sorry, I haven't found my tilt and axis ro...
by Jthom757
December 30th, 2018, 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowling ball axis planes
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Bowling ball axis planes

I like the football analogy. Thank you for reply.
by Jthom757
December 26th, 2018, 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowling ball axis planes
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Bowling ball axis planes

Silly question. Why is the pin on a bowling ball considered the x axis? I guess each industry has different rules for denoting planes.

You guys are awesome. Thank you.
by Jthom757
November 12th, 2018, 2:01 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Symmetrical Ball Layouts Moving Forward (PSA Findings)
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Symmetrical Ball Layouts Moving Forward (PSA Findings)

I don't know if this question has been asked. I'm a novice and just started dabbling in dual angle layouts so go easy on me. In Mo's "The New Reality of BALL MOTION - The Rules Have Changed" Video he mentions that the PSA migrates to the thumb on symmetrical balls with no weight hole ( https://www.y...