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by georgeh
April 24th, 2014, 2:39 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: No US Open This Year
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: No US Open This Year

Just got an e-mail from the BPAA about the US Open for 2014. No tournament this year. The sad state of bowling continues. Daryl Unfortunately the sad state of bowling rest SOLELY on the shoulders of the BPAA and the decisions of a string of leaders that have found ways to supposedly promote both sp...
by georgeh
April 11th, 2014, 6:03 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How do you remove a TG Switch Grip Outer sleeve?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: How do you remove a TG Switch Grip Outer sleeve?

Labrat, not to argue with your experiment about dissolving the core of a White Dot (ball weight not detailed, as the inner cores differ substantially depending on ball gross weight, as does year of manufacture) but, using a drop or two of acetone to dissolve Super Glue and the like, below the shell ...
by georgeh
April 10th, 2014, 12:16 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How do you remove a TG Switch Grip Outer sleeve?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: How do you remove a TG Switch Grip Outer sleeve?

If you can get a bit of a separation between the sleeve and the ball, drip some solvent like denatured alcohol (or acetone if it can be applied below the ball surface) and use the needle nose method suggested above. In the past, I have used a sharp wood chisel and hammer gently (again, be careful to...
by georgeh
January 18th, 2014, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: vinyl insert trimming
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Re: vinyl insert trimming

I'm talking about the top of the insert where your thumb could hang up. When I use my bevel sander, it leaves the edges to rough . isn't there a tool that they use to sort of scrape or cut the edges....a bevel knife? Use older, well worn, sanding discs to do the finish sanding with your bevel sander.
by georgeh
August 31st, 2013, 9:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Rep Asks For Input - Need Help To Respond
Replies: 52
Views: 4512

Re: USBC Rep Asks For Input - Need Help To Respond

Unfortunately bowling is losing out to short season sports in school or local recreation departments with the youth. Soccer basketball, hockey and baseball all have seasons of 10 weeks or so.

So why does USBC continue to promote 8 & 9 month seasons for kids?
by georgeh
August 31st, 2013, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Can one fit a ball to decrease tilt?
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Can one fit a ball to decrease tilt?

Mo Pinel wrote:
Performance fitting is taught in the Innovative Pro Shop Training advanced portion. That's where to learn it properly.
It would be something worthwhile if I was 30 years younger and had any desire to run a shop again. As it is, I drill for 2-3 people I end up coaching and myself each season.
by georgeh
August 31st, 2013, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Can one fit a ball to decrease tilt?
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Can one fit a ball to decrease tilt?

Makes sense. My best reacting equipment has less than 110* total and ratios of 1:1 to 1:1.75 and pin locations 4-4.5". I know I could change finger span and pitch and probably get a 5* reduction in tilt, but as of now, I have zero hand /finger problems and use so little pressure to grip the ball, a ...
by georgeh
August 30th, 2013, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Can one fit a ball to decrease tilt?
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Can one fit a ball to decrease tilt?

Yes, you can decrease your tilt with the proper fit adjustment. Generally Mo is the only one that gives these performance fits. You have to a good base fit to begin with, with a relaxed fingertip grip. The wikifit is a good start. Then Mo can suggest a fit to lower your tilt. Alternatively you can ...
by georgeh
August 30th, 2013, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Can one fit a ball to decrease tilt?
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Can one fit a ball to decrease tilt?

Like the title states, Can I decrease my tilt with a change in fitting? Currently I'm around 20* +/- 1-2* depending on release @16.5 mph at the Qubica camera. Years, maybe decades ago, I made some changes to my fit that increased both tilt and revs. Through the years, I have adjusted my fit as I've ...
by georgeh
August 27th, 2013, 4:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Baby Boomers for the most part don’t seem to be bowlers ???
Replies: 28
Views: 4563

Re: Baby Boomers for the most part don’t seem to be bowlers

I must be a younger perspective compared to most of the opinions in here, but I would take the opening gambit one step further: boomers ruined organized bowling. The counter-culture and "doing what felt right, damn the rules" happened on their watch. And a whole generation of Gen X kids learned to ...
by georgeh
August 25th, 2013, 2:20 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC Rep Asks For Input - Need Help To Respond
Replies: 52
Views: 4512

Re: USBC Rep Asks For Input - Need Help To Respond

I read Gary's post above while watching TV and CBS Sunday Morning came on with a story on miniature golf. And, it hit me how true his statement on sport vs recreation really is. Golf is a hard sport, miniature golf is a fun recreation. There is no way you can confuse the two. Not so much with bowlin...
by georgeh
August 15th, 2013, 2:53 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Perplexed...
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Perplexed...

I have a suggestion that may help. I noticed you don't use a great amount of bevel and with a longer thumb you may very well be having clearance problems on the opposite side of the thumb (of the blister), slightly nearer the web (front). I would use a ball knife to remove a small amount of slug mat...
by georgeh
August 11th, 2013, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bevel sanding!
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Bevel sanding!

If I understand the question, I use 2-3 discs on my bevel sander. 1-2 very used discs to support the sanding disc in the desired grit, depending on the hole size. I use 80, 100, & 120 grit depending on the amount of material I intend to remove. Rarely do I use a new disc on the bevel with out runnin...
by georgeh
August 8th, 2013, 7:03 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Curious about what thumb/finger pitches you use
Replies: 11
Views: 2037

Re: Curious about what thumb/finger pitches you use

BIG NAME Pro drill sheets, nuttin' fancy here.
by georgeh
August 6th, 2013, 1:18 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Baby Boomers for the most part don’t seem to be bowlers ???
Replies: 28
Views: 4563

Re: Baby Boomers for the most part don’t seem to be bowlers

"but Baby Boomers for the most part don’t seem to be bowlers" This is what I love about statistics and the statement above. The above quote is very true in the way it's worded. BUT, Baby Boomers (and older) make up the majority of regular league bowlers in every center I have been to the last ten ye...
by georgeh
August 3rd, 2013, 7:26 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: MOtion Hole on a plugged Lethal Revolver
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: MOtion Hole on a plugged Lethal Revolver

Eric, I believe I match up real close, 300-340 revs and 16.5 on the Qubica camera, tilt 20* and rotation 50-70*. So the good news is the pin in ring finger is AOK, and I'll see where the 10" brings the MO-Hole. The only videos I have are from rehabbing my game from long layoffs due to time away or i...
by georgeh
August 3rd, 2013, 1:21 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: MOtion Hole on a plugged Lethal Revolver
Replies: 4
Views: 381

MOtion Hole on a plugged Lethal Revolver

I picked this ball up for free and plugged it to experiment with the MO-hole. It's in great shape surface wise, the owner just didn't like the ball. First potential problem, ball was previously drilled with cg slightly right of grip CL and the pin in the ring finger less than 2" deep x 31/32'. I was...
by georgeh
July 20th, 2013, 2:35 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling Ball Weight pros and cons, comments
Replies: 30
Views: 7637

Re: Bowling Ball Weight pros and cons, comments

Carry is an interesting term as it covers laying the pins down and getting all 10 off the pin deck. So in terms of weight, deflection, deviation and continuation, I believe it is not as simple as it first appears. Certainly on a heavier lane condition a heavier ball would deflect less, I'm sure tha...
by georgeh
July 10th, 2013, 2:22 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: ball polish
Replies: 44
Views: 7266

Re: ball polish

And to George, Finesse It II and Perfect It II are on the Approved List. Finesse It II was my go to polish for quite a while. I've used Finesse It II and Perfect It for 20 years, that's why I mentioned the Meguiar's as being what I believe to be repackaged 3M products. Other reasons was the approve...
by georgeh
July 3rd, 2013, 10:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: ball polish
Replies: 44
Views: 7266

Re: ball polish

georgeh....I asked the question "if anybody has ever used carnuba) on their bowlingball or if not what type do they use? This is another quote from one of your posts "If someone out there can show me that I can't use carnuba polish," Carnuba is a wax not a polish. Wax will plug pores on a bowling b...