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by GrumpyCatFace
January 8th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Getting Fingers on the inside of the ball
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: Getting Fingers on the inside of the ball

Following with interest. I made a valiant attempt at getting ‘inside the ball’ last night - pointing my hand a bit away from me on the backswing - but this mainly resulted in me turning my wrist too soon at the bottom, and spinning my shots down the lane. I didn’t feel like I could genuinely avoid t...
by GrumpyCatFace
February 3rd, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Help get bowling in the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Help get bowling in the Olympics

Done!
by GrumpyCatFace
January 2nd, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Suzie Minshew's Bowl-Gram Keeping pins low
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Suzie Minshew's Bowl-Gram Keeping pins low

Wow, I wish my bowling league was more like that lol
by GrumpyCatFace
December 3rd, 2018, 3:17 am
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Help with my pushaway/timing
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Help with my pushaway/timing

Just got my first videos of my shot, and I think I need some help with the pushaway. It looks really awkward, but I don't know how else to do it, and give myself enough time to get to the line... Strike shot, leaving the 10 [youtube]https://youtu.be/XjnxZBvyrTo[/youtube] Missed spare shot [youtube]h...
by GrumpyCatFace
November 21st, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lowest average ever seen to bowl over 200+(almost double avg
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Lowest average ever seen to bowl over 200+(almost double

I’ve done it myself. At 107, you’re probably looking at a very new league bowler, still figuring out his swing. Once he finds it, his average will rise quickly to match. Just part of learning the game, I guess. I hit 13 strikes in a row during practice, as a 120 average. All depends on when the cond...
by GrumpyCatFace
September 17th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: wet sanding vs regular
Replies: 24
Views: 2698

Re: wet sanding vs regular

I am enjoying this thread immensely.

Am I the only one that desperately wants to keep my ball polished, because it looks so much better? I've sanded and polished my Hy-road twice, and it looks terrible without the polish.
by GrumpyCatFace
August 27th, 2018, 6:20 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: 3 Similar Balls Drilled the Same, React Differently
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: 3 Similar Balls Drilled the Same, React Differently

Probably different core shapes, and different cover stock formulas between the two manufacturers.
by GrumpyCatFace
August 26th, 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ajusting.... Learn Something
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Ajusting.... Learn Something

The past couple of tournaments have featured patterns that are favorable from outside of 5, a Hoagland signature. Yet, on the telecasts that avenue is abandoned regularly, I dont get it. Kulick is the most versatile, Johnson the least. Sometimes I wonder if playing super deep is worth the lack of c...
by GrumpyCatFace
August 26th, 2018, 6:21 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: The core hitting the pocket...
Replies: 47
Views: 3184

Re: The core hitting the pocket...

Some very informative answers thank you. But not exactly what i am after. To make it simple...the pin is at the top of the core, depending on the bowler, sometimes i see the pin almost on its side facing left (right handed), so the core is now laying sideways. I know it will be different because of...
by GrumpyCatFace
August 25th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: The core hitting the pocket...
Replies: 47
Views: 3184

Re: The core hitting the pocket...

Even if you got a coherent answer to this, would it matter? Lol

Probably the position it’s in during roll-out.
by GrumpyCatFace
August 24th, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling Shoes - your experience, observations, opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Bowling Shoes - your experience, observations, opinions

Relates to an odd issue I’m having with my non-slide sole.

I’m a pretty serious toe dragger, so I think I’ve been prolong the sole off near the toes. It’s no longer able to attach at all in that area. Is there anything I can do to “refresh” the Velcro?
by GrumpyCatFace
August 18th, 2018, 6:29 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Video: "How NOT to "Hit up" on the Ball and Roll Better?"
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Video: "How NOT to "Hit up" on the Ball and Roll Better?

Yeah, it was a bit confusing.

I do finish with my hand up and elbow bent, but I’m quite sure I don’t “hit up” on the ball.
by GrumpyCatFace
August 4th, 2018, 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DISCOVERED A THUMB realization
Replies: 30
Views: 3973

Re: DISCOVERED A THUMB realization

Here ya go. image1.jpeg I'm really not sure what you guys are concerned about, but it's very comfortable, when I have my hand under it. My thumb is also a bit double-jointed, which makes it more flexible than most. image1(1).jpeg That said, I have no idea what a bowling grip is "supposed" to feel li...
by GrumpyCatFace
August 2nd, 2018, 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DISCOVERED A THUMB realization
Replies: 30
Views: 3973

Re: DISCOVERED A THUMB realization

Here ya go. :)

Not all that different, really. I probably have an easier time generating revs, though.
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by GrumpyCatFace
August 2nd, 2018, 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DISCOVERED A THUMB realization
Replies: 30
Views: 3973

Re: DISCOVERED A THUMB realization

I resolved my issue with a new driller. He correctly identified that my span is considerably longer than usual, and lengthened it. (5.5”, if you’re wondering) I also used some sandpaper to carve out a more “oval” shape to the hole, allowing the sides of my thumb to clear. Then I added 4 pieces of ta...
by GrumpyCatFace
July 30th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Help Nord Score On House Shots
Replies: 716
Views: 20060

Re: Help Nord Score On House Shots

Stand on middle dot, aim at gap between 2nd-3rd dot. Watch the ball curve out and back. Adjust 2 boards at a time.
by GrumpyCatFace
July 28th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to adjust to DRY lanes
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: How to adjust to DRY lanes

Sorry for the confusion, I meant the dots 10 feet down the lane. :). Not the ones at the foul line.

I like targeting them instead of arrows, because I find it easier to focus on something closer.
by GrumpyCatFace
July 24th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to adjust to DRY lanes
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: How to adjust to DRY lanes

Well, as it turns out, the center I’ve been going to doesn’t oil at all until before leagues. I guess that explains a lot. Not much point in practicing there, even with the “free summer bowling” for league members. Very disappointing.
by GrumpyCatFace
July 22nd, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Help Nord Score On House Shots
Replies: 716
Views: 20060

Re: Help Nord Score On House Shots

You found miss room when your angle increased. By halfway through the video, you’re projecting the ball out to the right, from oil to dry. That’s why it got easier. For me (and most strokers ) it’s best to start out standing in the middle, and shooting at second arrow. Then adjust as needed. Also, I...
by GrumpyCatFace
July 21st, 2018, 10:13 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lowest scoring clean game/series
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Lowest scoring clean game/series

It doesn't have to be 1/ it can be gutter ball spare (-/) So if you go: -/ -/ -/ -/ -/ -/ -/ -/ -/ -/- (100) is the lowest clean game you could get. If you strike or spare on your first ball of the tenth, it's a clean game the fill ball doesn't count using the classic definition of a clean game. A ...