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by GrumpyCatFace
May 18th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Emergency rule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 1350

Re: USBC Emergency rule changes

No comments on using alcohol to clean your ball? That’s pretty huge... I can take 100% of the oil off a ball with just a moistened paper towel.
by GrumpyCatFace
May 18th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Why does no one like the USBC?
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Re: Why does no one like the USBC?

They don’t appear to serve any actual purpose, except to set the rules. Yet every league bowler pays them money every year to be ‘sanctioned’.

They used to give out awards for scoring achievements, but can’t even manage to produce a simple patch anymore.
by GrumpyCatFace
April 27th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Handicap in bowling?
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Handicap in bowling?

We have 9-pin no tap leagues in Ohio. Amateur bowlers seem to love it.
by GrumpyCatFace
April 25th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowler avrage age?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Bowler avrage age?

There are always a few old-timer groups, but the majority are 30-50 y/o.
by GrumpyCatFace
April 23rd, 2020, 2:22 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Scoring software

So it seems that BLS’s only real competitor was Perfect Secretary, and they folded 2 years ago.

Got into the demo version of BLS 2019 and... wow. They don’t seem to be even trying.
by GrumpyCatFace
April 23rd, 2020, 1:39 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Scoring software

boomer wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 3:10 pm
start by making better brackets / sweeper / tournament software.

I HATE those systems. Keep thinking to do it but . . . nah. LOL

Then you can creep into the leagues from there.
What are they using now, excel sheets? I assumed there was already a product for that.
by GrumpyCatFace
April 22nd, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Scoring software

FORTRAN lmao Yeah, the interface is probably ancient. I snuck a peek at the hookup at my local center, and it had a bunch of either coax or RCA lines running to the back of a win 98 computer. Amazing that stuff still works really. The ghost bowling is probably a non-starter. No way to get into that ...
by GrumpyCatFace
April 21st, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Scoring software

Nice to meet you. Me too. DB2/LUW for 11 years. Oracle now, for 1 year. MS SQL for 8 years. I can’t even Oracle to save my life lol So I was thinking a big private azure DB for a few bucks a month, and the charts/reports in crystal or something similar. I know powerBI is beautiful but stupid expens...
by GrumpyCatFace
April 21st, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Scoring software

I used BLS on its own a while ago and that sucked. Like really. . . such a pain. You WANT the APIs to latch into the scoring systems that the house uses. You really do not want to be doing it by hand. What features do you have in yours? have you compared back to back? BLS has been doing this for qu...
by GrumpyCatFace
April 18th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Scoring software

Yeah, I guess I reinvented league secretary. I’d love to know what they’re charging though, because I could do it for a lot less.
by GrumpyCatFace
April 17th, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Scoring software
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Scoring software

Does anyone have knowledge of the typical contract a bowling center signs for their scoring software? I have an idea for a new program that could do it better.
by GrumpyCatFace
March 3rd, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

For me, hitting something close to a ‘number’ would help eliminate one more variable from the game. We’re already playing on an invisible set of conditions, and every shift in balance/release can change the result. I don’t even want to try and think about another ‘unknown’ in a 3-game set.
by GrumpyCatFace
March 2nd, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Are you sanding it wet or dry? I’ve seen a lot of information stating that a wet pad does next to nothing.
by GrumpyCatFace
March 1st, 2020, 12:59 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling on lanes with no range finders vs lanes with them
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Bowling on lanes with no range finders vs lanes with them

This makes me glad that I’ve never bowled much with rangefinders lol
by GrumpyCatFace
February 23rd, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Kegel Specto Lidar
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Kegel Specto Lidar

I’d imagine that any sort of speed camera would do the trick for ball speed, mounted near the lane. But to analyze hook and revs, you’ll need some pretty serious software chops, as well as a tracking camera of some kind to follow the ball. The Kegel system appears to have gone with dozens of station...
by GrumpyCatFace
February 22nd, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Targeting
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: Targeting

I struggle with this as well. The key is to get your shoulders lined up with the target when you get to the foul line. Your arm will naturally follow the path of the shoulders.
by GrumpyCatFace
February 17th, 2020, 2:37 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately

They’re definitely trying like hell to bring hype, to the point of being a bit embarrassing. The commentary has gone into cheerleader territory. It doesn’t look so much like a sport, as an x-games or something.
by GrumpyCatFace
February 16th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Slight inconsistancys between shots some times in a game
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Slight inconsistancys between shots some times in a game

Going through the exact same learning process now. The hardest part was realizing that I needed to tighten the thumb hole when I got stuck in the ball (gripping with the end of my thumb)
by GrumpyCatFace
February 5th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What did I just see? How To Increase Your Rev Rate Bowling video
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: What did I just see? How To Increase Your Rev Rate Bowling video

It helps to have a hand that can wrap halfway around the ball. ;)
by GrumpyCatFace
February 1st, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Looking for a little help with angles...
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Looking for a little help with angles...

Yeah, remember the arrows are 1/3 the distance to the end of the pattern (15’ vs ‘45’ or so). So just aim for 1/3 the sideways distance to your target from where you lay it down.