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by kajmk
November 20th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Please Analyze my Form
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Please Analyze my Form

Dung23 First draft. I will start the ball rolling. Caveat, I am not an experienced instructor. So why am I answering? Back in the early 2000's I certified as Bronze then Silver coach via USBC. Note that USBC when I certified, did not teach people how to instruct or groom instructors. There is a huge...
by kajmk
October 21st, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling with an injury
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Bowling with an injury

I injured my big toe in a gym accident a few years ago. My injury was analogous to kicking a wall with the tip of my big toe. I had an old pair of Linds that I cut the toe box off. Effectively I had an open toed shoe so as to remove contact with the top of the toe box. My injury was to the Nail side...
by kajmk
October 14th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Phantom Radio - Pres of Michigan HS Coachs Assn
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Phantom Radio - Pres of Michigan HS Coachs Assn

Part two

10-14-20
ON NOW: Dave Kowalski
President of the Michigan High School Coaches Association

https://www.kegel.net/phantomblog
by kajmk
October 13th, 2020, 1:55 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Help playing a ridiculous oil pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Help playing a ridiculous oil pattern

Big Green +
by kajmk
October 7th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Phantom Radio - Pres of Michigan HS Coachs Assn
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Phantom Radio - Pres of Michigan HS Coachs Assn

Especially for our Michiganders.

10-7-20
ON NOW: Dave Kowalski
President of the Michigan High School Coaches Association

https://kegel.squarespace.com/phantombl ... ntom-radio

Be well, be safe, be happy!
by kajmk
October 1st, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: RFI re Track Products
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: RFI re Track Products

I used this on a regular basis for several years. I was quite satisfied.
by kajmk
September 20th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Equipment Spec's has ruled to suspend the 3 unit rule!
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Equipment Spec's has ruled to suspend the 3 unit rule!

Whatever the reason, it's good to see more activity and bowling chat going on
Glad to hear from y'all.

Good point and position by Glenn.

Be well, be safe, be happy.
by kajmk
September 18th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: We Have Reopened
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: We Have Reopened

Wishing you the best and a return to normalcy.

As you said, we are all dependent upon each other. Caring about the next guy breeds strength.

Take care.

Be well, be safe, be happy.

P.S. Best of luck for a booming Christmas season.
by kajmk
September 16th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Switching Ball Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Switching Ball Weights

SRB (Senior bowler ???) I hope your injury improves. Throwing in a plug for your local coaches - you might consider having a coach or pro shop operator look at you roll a few balls to see if elements of your technique could be tweaked. Example: Your footwork, degree of muscular involvement. Jim Merr...
by kajmk
September 8th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How much technology do you use in bowling equipment?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: How much technology do you use in bowling equipment?

Ummm - don't say that wrist supports keep a wrist in a locked position. Thanks for pointing out my error. Bad choice of words on my part, they support and to varying degrees curtail movement. As for videos, with all respect, the videos are provided for reference and resources, many of which have be...
by kajmk
September 7th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What do you pay with for bowling? Everything?
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: What do you pay with for bowling? Everything?

When at bars/restaurants I pay with the card then tip in cash. Most often, especially in this Covid time, I tip more than the standard 15%. The servers are taxed based on the the receipts. When tipping extra in cash it gives them even more in their pocket. Eric, I commend your wisdom and generosity...
by kajmk
September 6th, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How much technology do you use in bowling equipment?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: How much technology do you use in bowling equipment?

A word on Wrist Supports, as you know, they keep a wrist locked into a position. They can be set to induce various types of roll and tilt. The strongest releases require quick movement of the wrist. Think of throwing a frisbee or flicking a yo yo, you can't do either very well with a wrist LOCKED in...
by kajmk
September 5th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: one handeded/no thumb blower
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: one handeded/no thumb blower

Here is a short clip of a Mike Miller early in his career. Note the quick approach and ability to keep the wrist cupped. I had dabbled in no thumb, both 1 and 2 handed. Being a small guy 5'8", with average size hands, I used a trick I observed from watching Bob Benoit (he used his thumb). What I did...
by kajmk
September 4th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: one handeded/no thumb blower
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: one handeded/no thumb blower

As an addendum to boomer's cogent points - Use of a focal point can help, also the old towel on the land to encourage loft. http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5109&p=40735&hilit=Focal#p40735 A thread on BC discussion of two handed style. Analysis of the Two-handed Style http://forum.bo...
by kajmk
September 3rd, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: one handeded/no thumb blower
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: no thumb blower

Perhaps better than shooting in the dark. This video was prepared by Maestro Jim Merrell https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=egPrzCe4DSQ Also, this axiom applies to every style. Note the pictures posted by Jim Merrill of a young two handed. http://forum.bowlingchat.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1052 I would str...
by kajmk
September 3rd, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What is BowlingChat worth to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: What is BowlingChat worth to you?

Hi John, my latest BTM article was on the bowler/ coach relationship, and I'm currently writing one called 'What a teacher can teach a coach'. Re Bowling Chat, I've learnt so much on here from 2010 onwards, plus getting a lot of outside support from Jim M and also helping him at times too. I think ...
by kajmk
September 2nd, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Are Fall leagues possible (and what is the limit?)
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Re: Are Fall leagues possible (and what is the limit?)

Bowler's Journal - August 2020 page 55 "Necessity is the mother of invention", this creative solution to cope with supply, demand and cost. "An Affordable Alternative To Plexiglass" LeElla lanes - Ohio Ron and Diane Amore - Clear Shower Curtain Liners. * * * * * Here is what they are doing in the Su...
by kajmk
September 2nd, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Phantom Radio 9-2-20 ON NOW: Mark Baker Instructor
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Phantom Radio 9-2-20 ON NOW: Mark Baker Instructor

Of possible interest

9-2-20
ON NOW: Mark Baker
Instructor

https://kegel.squarespace.com/phantombl ... ntom-radio
by kajmk
September 2nd, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What is BowlingChat worth to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: What is BowlingChat worth to you?

We havent seen TonyPR since April. Dean, do you have any interest in joining Tony in leading the certified coaching forum and group? Not a lot of work there right now, but that may change with great direction! Hurricane season and other circumstances may be curtailing Tony's participation. Hopefull...
by kajmk
September 1st, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: What is BowlingChat worth to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: What is BowlingChat worth to you?

I am happy to do video analysis in the coaching section when I have the time and the required angles in real time are submitted, but as far as I have seen, there have only been a few videos posted in the certified coaching forum so far this year. Eric, in light of Dean's offer, perhaps a change to ...