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by SRB442
September 18th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Switching Ball Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Switching Ball Weights

I tried a polshed ball last night (No Rules Pearl) and I felt more in control of my game. Ball speed still reads low on scorer but It don't look that much slower. I did talk to my PSO and he said I would gain at least 1 mph and may be more and my rev rate would increase becaues I can hit up on it mo...
by SRB442
September 16th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Switching Ball Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Switching Ball Weights

Yes I am a senior bowler 63. I will look at the things you suggested. I am going to talk to my Pro Shop Operater as he knows my game to see what he thinks. Thank You Steve SRB (Senior bowler ???) I hope your injury improves. Throwing in a plug for your local coaches - you might consider having a coa...
by SRB442
September 16th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Switching Ball Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Switching Ball Weights

I am considering that and am taking a more polished ball (No Rules Pearl) to leaque tommorow night. Thank You Steve

44boyd wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Buy a used 14 and see if you like it. If not, consider smoother surface to give more length
by SRB442
September 16th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Switching Ball Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Switching Ball Weights

Hi All, I am sure this has been discussed but looking for opinions. Just before covid hit I tore the long head bicep tendon on my right arm (I am right handed). I had 2 choices fix it and go through a long rehab or leave it torn and have around 10% less strenth I decided to leave it torn. Well after...
by SRB442
March 31st, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to finish fall leagues
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: How to finish fall leagues

We are just doing whatever the percentage was when we canceled the rest of the season. Steve
by SRB442
March 22nd, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Arm Injury
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Arm Injury

Had my MRI and just read the report on it. The rotator cuff is not torn but the long head biceps is torn and retracted. I have to talk to the doctor but that is on hold till the coronavirus is over. I think I will be able to bowl right handed still. I may go to a 14 lb ball though. Once I see the do...
by SRB442
March 10th, 2020, 12:48 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Arm Injury
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Arm Injury

Here's hoping for a complete recovery. I had injured and reinjured my right hand a long time ago. The league voted to let me finish the season left handed. I painted a white stripe down the back and wore it as my bowling shirt! I recently became aware of this website and posted the link and a few v...
by SRB442
March 9th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Arm Injury
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Arm Injury

Thanks Eric and John, Had my doctor visit today and they did x-ray the area and what we know for sure is a torn bicep muscle. They want a MRI done to check the severity and if I have any rotator damage Dr. thinks there will be a partial tear but wants the mri to see what treatment. My bowling season...
by SRB442
March 7th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Arm Injury
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Arm Injury

Thanks for the replys. I have to wait till Monday to have it looked at and have to stop thinking the worse. I did talk to my primary care MD and he thinks it may be a ligamnet that I might not need? It's all speculation now. I am not in a huge amount of pain and it looks a lot worse (bruised from my...
by SRB442
March 5th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Arm Injury
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Arm Injury

Hi All, After 2 hip replacements and a couple of years I finally was getting back to bowling the way I did before stopping back in 2001. So my shoulder has been sore but getting better the last 6 weeks. On my leaque tuesday in the first game I was throwing at a 10 pin and I had a severe pain in my r...
by SRB442
February 12th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb Swelling
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Thumb Swelling

Thank You for the reply. I opened my thumbs up a little and si far so good. It was kinda warm in the house last week so may have somting to do with it. Last night I was fine and bowlws ok with no swelling. It might be diet to. Will keep track of what are the circumstancesif it happens again. Steve S...
by SRB442
February 7th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb Swelling
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Thumb Swelling

Hi, I have been trouble throught the season with my thumb will swell and make it hard to get it in the ball. Last night I was forcing it in and hope I get out. Not a good situation. I always have to work my thumb in to start the night and uasally all right but there are times it get to a point like ...
by SRB442
May 18th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Changing Span and Thumb Pitch
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Changing Span and Thumb Pitch

I have had chance to throw a few games with the new span/thumb pitch. I bowled on a fresh THS last night and like the way I threw it. It is less stress on my hand and clears my hand good. I have never had good luck with this ball Roto Grip Hyper Cell Slid with the layout I had on it 50 x 3.5 x 45 wi...
by SRB442
May 13th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Changing Span and Thumb Pitch
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Changing Span and Thumb Pitch

I visited my pro shop today and we took a look at my span. He agreed it was long so I had a old Hyper Cell Skid that we put a 1 1/2" thumb slug in it and shortened my span 1/4" (from 4 1/8" to 3 7/8"). We also changed my thumb pitch from 1/4" reverse and 1/8" under to 0 reverse and 0 under. Just hol...
by SRB442
May 12th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Changing Span and Thumb Pitch
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Changing Span and Thumb Pitch

Hi, I have been reading about the modern span and thumb pitches and being summer and no leagues I would like to experiment with it. My span and thumb have been the same for over 30 years and want to try something new as in a shorter span and less reverse in the thumb. When I lay my hand over the bal...
by SRB442
May 10th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Summer leagues
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Summer leagues

No summer leaques for me. Don't like to be tied to a leaque in the summer. I will go out and practice when I want. Most the houses I bowl at have specials durning the summer and the shot is reasonable. I would like to practice on a sport shot but don't see that happening. Steve
by SRB442
March 27th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: No black tape
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: No black tape

I use the black tape when I need to in the back of the thumb. I have been using the blue hada tape on my thumb because of a rubbing issue on the side of my thumb. I like to get out of the ball quick and this seems to work for me. Steve
by SRB442
March 21st, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lane Transition
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Lane Transition

Thanks for the video and suggestions. Norm makes good points and I try to anticipate what the lanes are doing. If I see the better players leaving 4 pins or spits and move off of them or if I leave a 4. I could be getting tired but don't feel tired. Focus..maybe. I have already moved up a foot on th...
by SRB442
March 20th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lane Transition
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Lane Transition

Thanks for the input guys. the 187 game was 4 ring tens,4 pin and 4 strikes. the 161 after thinking about it I made some bad shots 2 flat tens and 1 ring ten. So still confused a little. I watch whos throwing where and what all night. All reactive and only one was inside of me as I typically play in...
by SRB442
March 20th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lane Transition
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Lane Transition

Hi All, The last 2 nights in league play I have shot real good the first 2 games and fall apart the 3rd game. I went 245,279,187 one night and 258,275,161 last night. Can the lanes change that much or am I just not throwing it well? I always move in a couple boards the third game and seem to be hitt...