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by SRB442
May 18th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Changing Span and Thumb Pitch
Replies: 4
Views: 394

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: 394

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: 394

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: 396

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: 454

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: 420

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: 420

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: 420

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...
by SRB442
March 16th, 2019, 1:10 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Would this be a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Would this be a good idea?

Just a update on this thread. Had a Halo Pearl drilled 70x4x40. So far I like it it. In league last night had 25 strikes over 3 games. Still had 7 ten pins but heading in the right direction. I did find out that I need to really get through the shot hard for the best pin carry too. Thanks you for yo...
by SRB442
March 10th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: PAP
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: PAP

Thanks for the information guys. I thought since I had a track on my spare ball it would be worth checking because my spare ball has no flare. I mapped out a ball with both PAP measurements an it changed the layout about 5 degrees on both angles and pin to pap a little. I am going to mark a cople ba...
by SRB442
March 10th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: PAP
Replies: 5
Views: 326

PAP

Hi, I have more questions than answers. Would my plastic spare ball that has a decent track in it be a good way for a true Positive Axis Point. I don't change my release for spares and the ball has no flare. I have a PAP of 5 1/4 flat when my PSO looks at it. He has a stub lane that you can throw on...
by SRB442
March 8th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: An Inconvenient Truth, the death of league bowling ???
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: An Inconvenient Truth, the death of league bowling ???

In my area the leagues in area are still doing well. There seems to be a bowling alley shutting down every couple of years so the leagues have to go to the houses that still are open. Steve
by SRB442
March 3rd, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Would this be a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Would this be a good idea?

EricHartwell wrote: If you want to sand it 2000 grit dull like the Halo solid.

70-4-40 for the Pearl
OK Thank You Eric. I just seem to do better with pearls although my high game this year was with a Haywire. Steve
by SRB442
March 2nd, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Would this be a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Would this be a good idea?

Halo ............. 80-3.5-40 Still thinking about this. Stopped at my Pro shop and talked about it a bit. This shop has been drilling my stuff for over 30 years and the same person has been drilling my stuff for over 20. From knowing my game he thinks the Halo might be too strong of a cover for me....
by SRB442
February 17th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Would this be a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Would this be a good idea?

EricHartwell wrote:Pin to Cg distance does not matter.


Thanks again. Steve
by SRB442
February 17th, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Would this be a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Would this be a good idea?

Yes, I believe it does make a difference. You are running out of carry when you get deep. I believe this is because you are rolling long pin to PAP which burns off tilt too quickly and by the time it hits the pocket there is no tilt left. Using a shorter pin to PAP on Asyms will retain that tilt gi...
by SRB442
February 16th, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Would this be a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Would this be a good idea?

EricHartwell wrote:Halo ............. 80-3.5-40
Thank you. Does pin distance make a difference? I usually start with 3.5-4 pins. Steve
by SRB442
February 15th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Would this be a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Would this be a good idea?

EricHartwell wrote:What layouts do you have on the Winner and No Rules?

The No Rules is 65 x 4.75 x 35
The Winner is 60 x 5 x 40

Steve
by SRB442
February 15th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Would this be a good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Would this be a good idea?

Hi, I am looking for some ideas for a possible new ball. I bowl on a THS that has had a shift of bowling on it before us. What happens is I start with a polished ball Winner pearl or No Rules pearl which works well and am able to move in as the track burns up and still able to hit the pocket but my ...
by SRB442
February 9th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Benchmark Layout
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Benchmark Layout

The Ratio is Drilling Angle : VAL Angle And yes with a 2:1 Ratio the Drilling angle is twice that of the VAL Angle. When I figured your Benchmark I rounded the numbers to the nearest 5* otherwise your Benchmark would be 66.667 - 4 - 33.333 As far as the xx in the Symmetrical layouts, the Drilling a...