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by georgeh
July 3rd, 2013, 9:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowlmor AMF merger
Replies: 41
Views: 9102

Re: Bowlmor AMF merger

I have been warning people of this "direction" for 40 years. Started via Fair Lanes in the spring of '72. Wally Hall wrote a good summary of the "new AMF's" business model. A good article to read if one wants to get a good sense of the "merger". My sense their emphasis will be the "upgrade centers"...
by georgeh
July 3rd, 2013, 8:08 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: ball polish
Replies: 44
Views: 7266

Re: ball polish

Is this a debate on polishes or carnuba and/or other waxes? I believe most people that have refinished a bowling ball, whether it's a pro shop or at home on a personal spinner, have used some type of polish. Polish is an abrasive that cuts the sanding swirls, wax is a coating that fills the valleys ...
by georgeh
July 3rd, 2013, 2:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowlmor AMF merger
Replies: 41
Views: 9102

Re: Bowlmor AMF merger

The success of Shannon and Bowlmor just goes to show the "the old way of doing business" is losing most proprietors additional revenue streams. Just opening the door, is no longer a viable business model in the bowling industry. Local promotions, in remodeled or updated centers is the new way of doi...
by georgeh
June 30th, 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: You might be on the THS
Replies: 34
Views: 4228

Re: You might be on the THS

You bowled a 200? that's cute,,, ok , I stole it
by georgeh
June 30th, 2013, 3:17 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: you might be on a sport shot
Replies: 19
Views: 3783

Re: you might be on a sport shot

If you shot 583 clean with 198 high game,,, and made money!
by georgeh
June 27th, 2013, 4:18 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: you might be on a sport shot
Replies: 19
Views: 3783

Re: you might be on a sport shot

if you can't figure out why you just shot back to back 130's.
by georgeh
June 26th, 2013, 6:14 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: You might be on the THS
Replies: 34
Views: 4228

Re: You might be on the THS

First off, this thread is SOOOO SICK.

You aren't rewarded for your ability to shoot spares in a strikefest.
by georgeh
June 23rd, 2013, 2:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC / Awards??
Replies: 25
Views: 4064

Re: USBC / Awards??

Bdgf99 wrote: I have never received these emails. Are they for the USBC Mastercard?
Car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, AARP, credit cards, and more I can't remember. The only one I appreciate is the monthly link to the truncated version of BJ interactive.
by georgeh
June 20th, 2013, 8:36 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC / Awards??
Replies: 25
Views: 4064

Re: USBC / Awards??

So if I am a bowler who never bowls in any tournaments and has a near zero chance of ever shooting 300 or 800, why do I want to pay a sanction fee? Not that the awards we've been getting over the past several years have had any value or made any difference (unless you were one of the ones who got a...
by georgeh
June 20th, 2013, 5:25 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC / Awards??
Replies: 25
Views: 4064

Re: USBC / Awards??

Fact: the youth pay $17.00 for Standard membership, the local keeps $2.00, $.050 goes to state and $14.50 goes to National. They can't afford awards anymore ($14.50) but the local who gets $2.00 can? It's no longer the value of the awards that drives membership.......it's the fact that those who pu...
by georgeh
June 20th, 2013, 3:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC / Awards??
Replies: 25
Views: 4064

Re: USBC / Awards??

It is MY understanding, that starting in the fall season of 2014-15, the local associations will take over all awards cost and each local can choose which awards will be given. Along with this change the USBC board also approved the local associations to charge ANY local sanction dues to run the loc...
by georgeh
June 19th, 2013, 5:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: tape on ball for rotation
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: tape on ball for rotation

distjamb wrote: Anything more than just on the PAP would be confusing for rotation This is the common practice for checking rev rate.
In low light situations or with an inexpensive video camera, the 4.5" strip of tape gives an accurate visual as to axis point in 1/2 rotation of ball.
by georgeh
June 19th, 2013, 12:14 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: tape on ball for rotation
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: tape on ball for rotation

I put the tape from just over ring finger to PAP.
by georgeh
June 18th, 2013, 10:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: conventional grip release
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: conventional grip release

Thumb exits first, then fingers if the release is executed properly. I bowled a house this year that was (over) hooking a ton and I switched over to a conventional grip for 12 weeks or so. It had zero (negative) impact on scores.
by georgeh
June 17th, 2013, 11:13 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drill Press in Garage OK?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: Drill Press in Garage OK?

As long as you get plenty of air circulating and maybe some heat, to keep the machine steel as dry as possible, when the cold/warm cycle causes condensation. If it's an attached garage, some insulation and a single heat duct/vent should solve the largest part of the condensation problem.
by georgeh
June 14th, 2013, 5:02 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: kegel ice oil
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: kegel ice oil

I believe Kegel ICE is being used @USBC SR Masters
by georgeh
June 11th, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Wiki Search - Earl Anthony
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Wiki Search - Earl Anthony

I thought it would be interesting to see Earl in slo-mo so I did a youtube search and came across this video.I liked the reverse view.

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by georgeh
June 10th, 2013, 1:10 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: amf sidewinder drill press??
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: amf sidewinder drill press??

Thanks, I understand. The only problem I see is getting the cradle set at dead center, my 3600 has some "slop" there. But that would only shift the grip center maybe 1/4" at the most, probably not significant. -- JohnP If your 3600 is similar to the 2500, then set the span at the longest span, cent...
by georgeh
June 9th, 2013, 3:26 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: amf sidewinder drill press??
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: amf sidewinder drill press??

Yes, I broke one of them myself. I think we bought the last two that Innovative had. I've still got one new one and two used ones that are pretty badly scratched up. Since they're irreplaceable I'm going to hang onto them. George -- please explain the extra step required if you don't have a target ...
by georgeh
June 8th, 2013, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: amf sidewinder drill press??
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: amf sidewinder drill press??

Understanding the AMF 2500 requires a slightly different mindset. Once you come to terms with drilling horizontal and the adjustments needed, the use of the machine becomes second nature. JohnP is correct that the thumb is easy and will be accurate once you get used to the machine. The fingers, now ...