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by BrokenArrow
March 14th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

Well I seemed to have fixed my problem with a pitch purple. I don't think I've shot a game under 200 with it since I've bought it. It is probably the most controllable, easy to throw ball I have ever laid my hands on. It has such a nice move off the oil, such a controlled little walk into the pocket...
by BrokenArrow
February 23rd, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

Not $200, $126.95 Better than list price back in the day. I paid $135 for my Original Back Hammer. https://www.ebay.com/i/121786709530?chn=ps&var=420778048108&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=420778048108_121786709530&targetid=877051577709&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9017...
by BrokenArrow
February 23rd, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

Barring preexisting conditions, a bad grip (need that baby bird grip), a ball that is WAY too heavy, a long layoff from bowling (like doing the first gardening chores of spring), I don't think 10-15 games should result in a sore arm. I'd advise you to seek out a good PSO for analysis and an instruc...
by BrokenArrow
February 22nd, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

If you can get your hands on one of Hammer's Black Urethane I would. It is essentially a replica of the original. Sure factory dull is stronger but back in the day you threw the Black Hammer with its lane shine. Get the Purple for heavier oil. They seem to be sold out every where I look. Ebay seems...
by BrokenArrow
February 22nd, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

I can't seem to find the old hammer black that I used to throw as a kid and the new hammer urethane seems to be designed for stronger hook. Probably end up going with a pitch black.
by BrokenArrow
February 22nd, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

I'm pretty sure my next ball is either a fever pitch or a pitch black, really stuck between the two.
by BrokenArrow
February 22nd, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

It's most likely fatigue. On my days off from work I bowl an average of 10 games. I'm friends with the owner of my local bowling alley and he lets me bowl for very close to free. So I spend most of my free time there and I can easily bowl 10-15 games in a day and not even realize it until I get home...
by BrokenArrow
February 22nd, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

If you are consistently able to get results that you accept, all is well. That’s the problem. I’m not. The big gutter to gutter hook is very hard to control and their is so many variables. Speed, projection angle, revs, stance. Obviously those things effect any bowler. But going straight and piping...
by BrokenArrow
February 22nd, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

I’d start with a pitch black, you want a weaker urethane to start with. You can go stronger from there. You need to find your stats so Eric can provide layouts for you. Just doing general layouts like you have been is not maximizing the ball for your game. Yeah you’re right. When I go on Monday I’l...
by BrokenArrow
February 21st, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

Or maybe something like a storm "mix"

or possible a hybrid hustle seems to look pretty nice for what i want to do
by BrokenArrow
February 21st, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

I can tone it down slightly but being a no thumb bowler it’s hard to tone it down a lot. Usually when I wanna go straighter I throw it harder. I’m normally around 16. I can hit around 18 if need be but I think throwing 18 for 3 consecutive games is gonna make my shoulder hate me. I was thinking of s...
by BrokenArrow
February 21st, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Ok ok ok, I'm finally ready to admit I have a problem...

Hi, my name is Vincent and I'm a 'hook' addict. All I buy is hook monster balls. I fell absolutely in love with standing at the furthest left dot and throwing the ball out to the 1st arrow and having it come back. I love the look and the sound of the ball just skating sideways into the pocket. The p...
by BrokenArrow
February 19th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: can anyone recommend a ball for my wife
Replies: 2
Views: 428

can anyone recommend a ball for my wife

Right now she is throwing a 14 pound venom recoil and honestly I think it might be too much ball for her, or maybe too heavy. She is about 100 pounds soaking wet and not a very active bowler, but she'll go with me from time to time. I've never had her clocked but she can't be throwing more then 10mp...
by BrokenArrow
February 18th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

I mean don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you can't have revs with the thumb in. Ej Tacket is a prime example, holy rev rate. I think bowling is a mix of basically everything. Accuracy, Repeat-ability, revs, speed and alittle bit of luck (aka carry). My biggest issue as a one handed no thumb bowler ...
by BrokenArrow
February 17th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

I tried thumb in and I HATED it. It felt very unnatural and I went home with a very sore shoulder. Honestly, if you aren't happy with the way you are throwing the ball right now I think a better transition would be 2 handed. I would stay the way you are. You said you averaged 212 with it in the past...
by BrokenArrow
February 17th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

I'm a no thumb bowler myself and have been that way for over a decade. I feel it has become much more accepted then it was 8+ years ago. Jason Belmonte really shook the game up when he came in throwing two hands with a 600 rev rate and a 20mph ball speed. Honestly at this point in the game people do...
by BrokenArrow
February 15th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Excited for the new omega crux
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Excited for the new omega crux

this ball responds very very very well to the big sweeping gutter to gutter hook. I've slowed my ball speed down to around 14.5-15 and really put some wrist in it and im over 700 every time now.

Just bowled a 732 a few mins ago
by BrokenArrow
February 14th, 2020, 3:35 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Tried 2 handed bowling today
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Tried 2 handed bowling today

And.... God I was awful at it. I don't use my thumb and have a style pretty similar to Tom Daughtry. I just can't get the footing right. I keep fearing I'm going to fall on my face. I try to get my body sideways on the last step so I can get my body out of the way for the two handed release and I fi...
by BrokenArrow
February 14th, 2020, 12:47 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Excited for the new omega crux
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Excited for the new omega crux

The omega actually works really well for me. My pro shop just got the pre-release in today and let me buy it early. It really seems to have such a nice curvy continuous motion. It is def strong and I'm def in the left gutter and throwing it very far out to the right but its very easy to repeat shots...
by BrokenArrow
February 12th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Excited for the new omega crux
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Excited for the new omega crux

Right now my drilling is pretty easy because I don't use my thumb. Therefor no thumb hole. I really wanna go to either using my thumb or go to using 2 hands. I feel like I could really get my ball speed up with either a higher backswing or the 2 handed approach. I tend to get grabby at the bottom. I...