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by 44boyd
March 3rd, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: how far would you go to get a ball drilled
Replies: 5
Views: 52

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

I wouldn’t argue going to see Tom Carter, but I agree with Tomahawk on communication with local PSO. Very rarely is it just a one time adjustment when doing changes. Take a ball you don’t mind plugging a couple times or more until you are satisfied.
by 44boyd
March 3rd, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Looking for New Ball
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Looking for New Ball

Black Widow 2.0
by 44boyd
February 27th, 2021, 3:22 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sym vs Asym
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: Sym vs Asym

They need longer pin to paps to burn off tilt, low flare layout won’t get the ball into a roll for them
by 44boyd
February 25th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sym vs Asym
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: Sym vs Asym

If you want to have a discussion about it and eliminate what makes the balls unique, you can’t go from one spectrum to the polar opposite on a ball scale. Now if you would have gone from a Results solid to a Bias Solid etc to give opposite ends of a asymmetrical solid comparison by saying hey this i...
by 44boyd
February 25th, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sym vs Asym
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: Sym vs Asym

Lower RG spin up quicker to read the lane earlier, those tend to roll out as you move in. So you’d move to a medium or high RG to get it down lane more
by 44boyd
February 4th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

You keep missing the message of what people are saying. During actual play, they should be quiet because it’s not equal between the brands and worse for independents. Between blocks, before after etc..have at it.
by 44boyd
February 2nd, 2021, 3:21 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

You mean pros don’t watch their next pair to see how they’re playing? I doubt that
by 44boyd
February 1st, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How do YOU remove the factory polish on new balls?
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: How do YOU remove the factory polish on new balls?

I use a worn 2000 pad, use more or less time depending on reaction I see after a couple shots
by 44boyd
January 25th, 2021, 1:23 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

Think there was no reps available today, or at least the way they made it sound
by 44boyd
January 22nd, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

The good and bad of information, good if you have access to it, bad if you don't. Bowling is a tactical game just like driving a race car, hitting a baseball, playing a golf shot, etc. We see baseball hitters communicating with each other all the time, relaying information about how the pitcher is ...
by 44boyd
January 22nd, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: Opinion: Keep ball reps out of active competition

I agree 100% with this. I understand the pushback from reps as your messing with their occupation. It would give BIG bowling the same playing field vs Storm as you don’t have a staffer on every lane to pass on information for a teammate following you. Have the reps give notes after the block.
by 44boyd
January 14th, 2021, 10:46 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Pin on val layout
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Pin on val layout

I doubt it’s on the VAL, more likely a short pin layout like 90x2.5x45
by 44boyd
December 24th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Old dog, new tricks ball selection
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Old dog, new tricks ball selection

The ball is fine, a good fit it what’s important. I wouldn’t base anything with a house ball as you’re trying to make it hook and it’s not fitted for your hand. Get the ball and then try to see where you are at
by 44boyd
December 3rd, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: High School Bowling
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: High School Bowling

i see people blow into the thumb hole all the time.. but they dont put their mouth on the ball... I just thought that was comical that someone on the State level.. who obviously has no clue how bowling works.. puts this kind of restriction in Well you have people like Harry Sullins who has his spit...
by 44boyd
November 11th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ball surface on THS question
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Ball surface on THS question

Unless you go to urethane or a weak short pin layout, that style is not going to allow straighter angles
by 44boyd
October 13th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Early rev Radical balls
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Early rev Radical balls

Thanks for the response Eric, I’m not seeing any of that line available at the moment.
by 44boyd
October 13th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Early rev Radical balls
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Early rev Radical balls

Radical peeps, what balls in the lineup would you consider early revving balls? For me, symmetricals like the Turmoil solid are late revving and Vapor Zone revs early. Since my move in April from Tampa to Buffalo, my new center has old wood lanes with free hook outside of 5 board but the heads seem ...
by 44boyd
September 25th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Legal?

You can’t have a sleeve if you’re not putting a digit in it
by 44boyd
September 16th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Switching Ball Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Switching Ball Weights

Buy a used 14 and see if you like it. If not, consider smoother surface to give more length
by 44boyd
September 2nd, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Are Fall leagues possible (and what is the limit?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2106

Re: Are Fall leagues possible (and what is the limit?)

I think that applies to all of New York. I've been disappointed with the lack of transparency of the process of getting things going and the lack of communication. I've had to do more communicating to bowlers than the BPAA has. So I found out our restrictions for league in Buffalo. They have shower...