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by GrumpyCatFace
November 28th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: High School Bowling
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: High School Bowling

For a ‘disease’ that barely even affects high schoolers, this is pretty absurd.
by GrumpyCatFace
November 11th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ball surface on THS question
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Ball surface on THS question

I fluctuate between 1000 and 3000, depending on the weather.
by GrumpyCatFace
August 18th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: League Bowling Your Preferred Team Size.
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: League Bowling Your Preferred Team Size.

4 or 5 is too slow, imo. 2-3 is about perfect.
by GrumpyCatFace
August 17th, 2020, 2:15 am
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?)

We’re doing a pair per team in Ohio. No masks required, unless you want to. Equipment is wiped down after each party finishes for the evening.

Pretty reasonable, Imo.
by GrumpyCatFace
May 18th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Emergency rule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 2661

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: 2298

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: 919

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: 614

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: 1689

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: 1689

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: 1689

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: 1689

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: 1689

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: 1689

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: 1689

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: 25
Views: 3309

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: 25
Views: 3309

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: 894

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: 6
Views: 854

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: 9
Views: 3700

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.