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by bowl1820
February 13th, 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Online program to calculate layouts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: Online program to calculate layouts?

I'm a retired programmer. I'm guessing that calculating layouts is based on formulas that could be written as a program? Is there such a program? If not, and if the community would find it helpful, I could write a program, probably using using javascript, that could be added to the wiki or download...
by bowl1820
January 15th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How much would you pay?
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: How much would you pay?

Just a rough estimate. Hammer Boss shoes: $175 Brunswick TZone: $45 Storm Hy-Road X: $130 2 pairs of finger inserts: $16 1 thumb slug: $10 Drilling 2 balls @$40 ea: $80 sub Total: $456 Lets say 18% shop/distrib. Mark up: $82.08 (which according to a article I read 18% might be low) subtotal: $538.08...
by bowl1820
December 26th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pin to cg distance
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Pin to cg distance

what is the reason some balls have 3 or 4 inches distance and this came to short. It's do to manufacturing variance, Basically all the parts used to make a ball have tiny variations in them (densities ,size etc.) and each step in making it has slight variations/errors in them. They all add up and t...
by bowl1820
December 24th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drills
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Drills

A woodworking forum might be a better place to ask for this info.

And whose Nick?
by bowl1820
December 19th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Can any one give me ipsia fitting guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

Re: Can any one give me ipsia fitting guide

Arkansas wrote:Looks like on page LM-4 the labels for reverse and lateral pitches are on the wrong pictures. Just FYI.
What page are you looking at?

The lm-4 pages are all about ball motion.

Looks like you meant page LM1-4

And yes it looks like they are on the wrong pictures.
by bowl1820
December 17th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Can any one give me ipsia fitting guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

Re: Can any one give me ipsia fitting guide

The web page this link bring you to has dozens of things on it, including local newspapers, but I could not find the IBPSIA fitting guide. I suggest you avoid it. I went to the site (frank zhao has posted alot of interest stuff, i've been there before), The IBPSIA fitting guide is right at the top ...
by bowl1820
November 8th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Brunswick DOT
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: Brunswick DOT

Yes that is the video. But i am not implying that. I am just asking how would someone drill a pin-away asymmetry DOT ball, since now the whole point of DOT is to only drill one one side of the ball. If i was any good in drawing i would draw what i mean. You would drill the dot ball the same way as ...
by bowl1820
November 8th, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Stucking at a bottleneck
Replies: 20
Views: 1547

Re: Stucking at a bottleneck

Just IMO I've worn and tried many different wrist braces over the years and that looks to be way too much brace for your hand. One you need to be wearing that brace when they fit you if your going to use it, to get your fit right. If not you can start hanging in the ball etc. etc. Plus Braces like t...
by bowl1820
November 4th, 2018, 2:50 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Ball Cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Ball Cleaning

That won't help me. In the center I bowl at, there's a problem with belt marks, so I always carry alcohol in my bag and when I get belt marks I use it and rub them off. Bowlers complained and I politely told them to check the rules, I'm not altering the surface. Complaints about the ball returns ha...
by bowl1820
October 24th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Angle Layout Effective For Everyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 3974

Re: Dual Angle Layout Effective For Everyone?

Here's from the USBC FAQ's about the new rules #5. With the new gripping hole rule, am I required to drill a thumb hole? No. In fact, if you aren’t using the thumb hole for gripping purposes on every delivery, you’re not allowed to have a thumb hole. If a bowler does not use a thumb hole, there must...
by bowl1820
October 24th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Stirring CS Hybrid (quick plug) with a bevel sander...
Replies: 19
Views: 2393

Re: Stirring CS Hybrid (quick plug) with a bevel sander...

I dont plug balls so havent tried it but in a effort to be cheap, You'd probably get a bad rep for your plug work.

You'd be basically plugging with foam, it wouldn't be strong and durable. Most are trying to get rid of bubbles not create them.
by bowl1820
October 24th, 2018, 2:16 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: what is correct rule if bowler has to leave with frames left
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: what is correct rule if bowler has to leave with frames

Tonight we had this exact situation happen, Bowler had to drop out do a injured toe after four frames.

The blind was punched in and the scorer automatically calculated the proper score using the 1/10 rule.
by bowl1820
October 17th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: PAP marking and rules
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Re: PAP marking and rules

I have considered doing this, but I never got as far as actually asking my PSO to drill a hole and fill it. Maybe I should do that for the next time I buy a new arsenal... Depending on just what your doing or want. It doesn't have to be a big hole(mark) I take a small drill bit (1/16"-1/8") hold it...
by bowl1820
October 16th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: PAP marking and rules
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Re: PAP marking and rules

Out of curiosity what would purpose would this serve? If you use a Permanent mark that's big enough , you can see your tilt, rotation etc. during league, tournament. Your not allowed to put tape on during competition. Or if you use a small mark it lets you find your pap and put a piece of tape ther...
by bowl1820
October 11th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Brunswick DOT
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: Brunswick DOT

EBI pancake plastic balls (not sure about the Scout) already have the physical pin opposite the weight block, so I fail to see any true innovation here. The pin you see in a plastic ball with a pancake weight block is typically just a molding pin and it does not mark the location of the pancake or ...
by bowl1820
October 11th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Brunswick DOT
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: Brunswick DOT

Question : As i recall, there are 3 types of asymmetric balls in relation to the pin : 1.pin asymmetric (most of the mass of the core near the pin) 2.mass neutral ( most of the mass of the core near the center) 3.pin away asymmetric (most of the mass of the core, on the opposite side of the pin). S...
by bowl1820
October 8th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Brunswick DOT
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: Brunswick DOT

Well, symmetricals still use CG to find where the MB will be, so not completely useless I'd say? As Mega said The CG has nothing to do with where the PSA will end up after drilling in symmetricals. It's was just used to locate a virtual PSA on balls without a marked one to draw the reference line w...
by bowl1820
October 8th, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Storm | Pin Buffer Layout System - Part 1 & 2 & 3
Replies: 34
Views: 4303

Re: Storm | Pin Buffer Layout System - Part 1 & 2 & 3

Thanks for the info bowl1820 ! So you say Storm doesn't use it because Mo wont allow it ? Meaning he allows every other company except Storm? . No, I don't say that. I don't know why they just use the Pin Buffer system, I would hazard a guess that. That their probably not keen on promoting MO's or ...
by bowl1820
October 8th, 2018, 1:26 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Do Radical balls have tendency to "die"
Replies: 21
Views: 2107

Re: Do Radical balls have tendency to "die"

Just bought a Radical Katana Slash, then heard from other radical ball owners that the balls "died" after about 6 months of use. Is this a real issue, or more to do with them not taking care of the ball properly? Most likely not taking care of the ball properly. Such as Cleaning and refreshing the ...
by bowl1820
October 7th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Storm | Pin Buffer Layout System - Part 1 & 2 & 3
Replies: 34
Views: 4303

Re: Storm | Pin Buffer Layout System - Part 1 & 2 & 3

PS : i don't know who Denny Togerson is but, in the radio show Mo states that Dual Angles is his own thing and owns the rights to it. Denny Torgerson is a 4 time pba reg. and senior tour champion , wrote for bowling this month "torgeys tips" He also created the "TORGERSON DEGREE LAYOUT SYSTEM" whic...