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by GrumpyCatFace
March 3rd, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 405

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: 405

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: 324

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: 211

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: 6
Views: 448

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: 504

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: 955

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: 320

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: 475

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.
by GrumpyCatFace
January 31st, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How do you determine Launch Angle
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: How do you determine Launch Angle

Could figure out the exact angle/board to use with some trig.

Or, I could just memorize where to stand and aim, and adjust slightly based on ball reaction. :)
by GrumpyCatFace
January 28th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: If you could buy a bowling alley...
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: If you could buy a bowling alley...

Some Professional Bowlers get free practice in some bowling centers. Some Professional Pool/Billiards/Snooker players also get free practice. This is done to get aspiring players to spend more time (and money) in the center. The Professional sometimes will give free lessons or advice. I haave never...
by GrumpyCatFace
January 28th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: If you could buy a bowling alley...
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: If you could buy a bowling alley...

Regional traveling is fun as a kid- I did that in the Detroit area back in the 80's with the Sunday Youth Classic. We traveled all over greater Detroit, and bowled a ton of different places, but we didn't have coaches. That would have been invaluable as we were all learning to bowl transitions and ...
by GrumpyCatFace
January 27th, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: If you could buy a bowling alley...
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: If you could buy a bowling alley...

The local place has a free kids league on saturdays. That’s been a mainstay for a while now.

Another one gets kids into a regional traveling league, which gives them an opportunity to experience team play with coaching.
by GrumpyCatFace
January 26th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: If you could buy a bowling alley...
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: If you could buy a bowling alley...

Oh definitely I love the idea of an annual membership. But League bowlers should always bowl free anyway, imo.
by GrumpyCatFace
January 26th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: If you could buy a bowling alley...
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: If you could buy a bowling alley...

My biggest suggestion would be to have an actual restaurant/cafe on the premises. A ‘hangout’ that draws people in for the food. Nobody is putting up with crappy food/beer any more, and few want to host a birthday party on the settee. Have a few legit pool tables, if you have the space, or a small a...
by GrumpyCatFace
January 8th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Getting Fingers on the inside of the ball
Replies: 26
Views: 1669

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: 498

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: 735

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: 506

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: 659

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...