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by ModernGame
February 3rd, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Sarge Easter vs. Full Fingertip
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Sarge Easter vs. Full Fingertip

To all of the pro shop operators; Is there a drawback to using sarge easter over a full finger tip grip? I've been using sarge easter for a few years because it helped me learn to get inside the ball before my release. The only pro who I've seen ever use it consistently was Mike Fagan. Everyone else...
by ModernGame
October 14th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Advice for weird (inverse) house shot
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Advice for weird (inverse) house shot

I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on how to play a weird house shot. I've posted in the layout forum on the same issue and whether or not a low flare layout would help if anyone has layout advice on the subject they'd like to give. The pattern our house is using for league this year seems to be...
by ModernGame
October 14th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout for odd house pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Layout for odd house pattern

I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out our pattern for league this season. It almost seems like the inverse of a typical house shot with a lot of oil on the outside with little on the inside. Below are my stats and the balls with their respective layouts that I've tried to use with little ...
by ModernGame
June 5th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: How Effective is Dynamicore?
Replies: 4
Views: 858

How Effective is Dynamicore?

The Dynamicore technology from Brunswick, Radical, and DV8 sounds amazing based on the information available (increased coefficient of restitution, more hitting power, etc.). I have two questions regarding this techology: Has there been any independent testing done to confirm the increased hitting p...
by ModernGame
May 30th, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout and possible ball suggestions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Layout and possible ball suggestions needed

When you say "xx-4-30", does that mean that I should choose whatever drill angle will give me the the reaction I want (30 degrees to roll sooner or 70 to roll later)? For drier conditions, which would be better between two identical Motiv Thrills with one having a 30x4x30 layout vs. a 70x4x30 layout...
by ModernGame
May 30th, 2019, 1:17 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout and possible ball suggestions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Layout and possible ball suggestions needed

The Motiv Thrill seems like the best choice to me. My PAP is 4.5 over and .5 up.
by ModernGame
May 29th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Copying a Switch Grip with unknown specs
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Copying a Switch Grip with unknown specs

Hey All, My pro shop has a new operator. He's a good guy but has not yet had any formal training (our center is hopefully sending him to Innovative Bowling's Pro Shop class at some point), and I certainly don't know what I am doing in regards to switch grip installation. I use switch grips that were...
by ModernGame
May 29th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout and possible ball suggestions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Layout and possible ball suggestions needed

Hey All, I'm currently going through the BCU courses to try and learn all I can, but I wanted to gauge the opinions of those smarter than I on a good layout for a drier house shot. My specs are: -Right Handed -Speed: 18.5 MPH (measured/calculated via video from release to exiting the pin deck) -Rev ...
by ModernGame
January 28th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Suggestions on drills/practice regimen for my shot
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Suggestions on drills/practice regimen for my shot

After getting some excellent feedback on my previous post, I have been trying to make corrections to my game. Unfortunately, my timing still seems to be early and my swing still goes behind my back. Both of these flaws are evident in my game; when I miss, I usually miss right of target due to these ...
by ModernGame
January 15th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Need help

Regarding "fit" , the "wikifit" is frequently referred to on the forum See http://wiki.bowlingchat.net/wiki/index.php?title=File:MorichFitting.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; At about 1:42 Ron Hoppe illustrates a simple drill to help assess thumb fit. [youtube]https://m.youtube.c...
by ModernGame
January 15th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Need help

The previous poster gave excellent advice regarding the tweaking of your ball fit. But please allow me to add what I see. You have near-perfect form. However, I see few small interrelated flaws that can cause a series of problems with the feeling of an erratic thumb release being one. If you look a...
by ModernGame
December 28th, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Need help

I honestly feel I'm a good fit away from being an excellent bowler. Recently I have been having trouble getting a consistent release; I believe this is due to my thumb hole being too tight on the bottom on some nights due to swelling (i used a tiered taping system to tighten it at the bottom of the ...
by ModernGame
November 14th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Updated 11-14-18: Feedback on my shot
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Updated 11-14-18: Feedback on my shot

Updated shot: I have been trying to implement the advice you all have given me. I have been trying especially hard to shorten my fourth (power) step to get my timing more in order. I apologize for the poor side view as I had no one to film for me and had to prop up my phone to get the videos. Analyz...
by ModernGame
January 5th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Is your fit good enough?
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Is your fit good enough?

How does a bowler know if their fit is good enough? It's impossible to bowl well consistently without a good fit; but at what point should a bowler know that their fit is good enough and they simply need more practice to improve?
by ModernGame
November 22nd, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Thoughts and corrections for my shot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Thoughts and corrections for my shot?

Hey all, I'd love some feedback on my shot. I'm trying to get a very modern style release (Mike Fagan has my favorite swing and release). I am concerned about my swing, I'm not sure if it's straight enough. I'm also concerned about the timing of my steps as well as the length of each step. I have a ...
by ModernGame
November 22nd, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Updated 11-5-18: Feedback on my shot
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Updated 11-5-18: Feedback on my shot

Hey all, I'd love some feedback on my shot. I'm trying to get a very modern style release (Mike Fagan has my favorite swing and release). I am concerned about my swing, I'm not sure if it's straight enough. I'm also concerned about the timing of my steps as well as the length of each step. I have a ...