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by bowl1820
March 5th, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)

Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (Part 6 of 6)
In part six, Lou talks about fine-tuning the fit by using tape.

by bowl1820
March 3rd, 2020, 1:26 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 4017

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Guys, interesting conversation! For me, if I had a ball surface scanner handy all the time, I think its main use would be to measure a ball that I just used in tournament or league that was gang-busters. I would want to know what surface made it perform so well - and guarantee that I can repeat it....
by bowl1820
March 2nd, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 4017

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

I don’t get the obsession with trying to get exact numbers. Have pads with you at the alley and adjust as necessary That's pretty true! Trying to hit exact numbers is basically a waste of time, even if you sitting there with a surface scanner. If the surface grit is off slightly +/- X amount most p...
by bowl1820
March 2nd, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 4017

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Bowl1820, Some additional thoughts: Probably another thing affecting my results on the spinner is that I have a one-speed spinner. A two-speed spinner might do a better job of sanding to the desired grit at the lower speed, and polish at the higher speed. I would love to try a speed control on the ...
by bowl1820
March 2nd, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowling Ball Surfaces
Replies: 25
Views: 4017

Re: Bowling Ball Surfaces

Are you sanding it wet or dry? I’ve seen a lot of information stating that a wet pad does next to nothing. It's not that wet sanding does next to nothing, It just produces a different type of result. Wet vs Dry Sanding 1wetvsdry.jpg This ball was sanded with the same grit, left-dry sanded, right-we...
by bowl1820
March 1st, 2020, 3:22 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Kinesiology tape techniques
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Kinesiology tape techniques

How to tape for tendon pain in your finger

by bowl1820
March 1st, 2020, 3:21 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Kinesiology tape techniques
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Kinesiology tape techniques

wrist pain can be annoying | How to help minimize the pain.

by bowl1820
March 1st, 2020, 1:55 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling on lanes with no range finders vs lanes with them
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Bowling on lanes with no range finders vs lanes with them

Here is a example of reflections that could be used. in this instance the 1st&2nd ball lights give a reference for the 10board, the white light reflection across the lane is at the 40 foot mark. the reflection of the word bowling is as about 36-37 feet. See alot of thing's can be used as reference p...
by bowl1820
March 1st, 2020, 1:33 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling on lanes with no range finders vs lanes with them
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Bowling on lanes with no range finders vs lanes with them

Does anyone have a strategy for playing on lanes that don't have range finders? If your referring to the four long lines down the lane, Those are actually called breakpoint markers not rangefinders. The rangefinder is the system of dots and arrows close to the foul line. For example do you tighten ...
by bowl1820
February 29th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Brunswick All American Value
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Brunswick All American Value

Yep that's rubber ball. Yes it could still be used, As stated it would mainly be a spare ball. As for value whatever someone is willing to pay for it. But if that bag is in good shape, it's probably worth more than the ball. I believe that's a Colonial Round bowling ball bag from about 1970's, They ...
by bowl1820
February 29th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Defensive bowling making the lanes harder against another team
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: Defensive bowling making the lanes harder against another team

"I believe that if I can mess up the track area up that will mess the entire team of theirs up" Let's see you want to destroy the track, The area of the lane that you constantly play yourself and do most of your scoring in. As Pinbuster said: "Worry about your own game." instead of trying figure ou...
by bowl1820
February 26th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

MY review of the Pyramid Phoenix Ball Revivor

Yes I know you can DIY one out of a food dehydrator, In Fact I'm probably one of the first ones that had made one and posted about it online years ago. But It's wore out now. Be that as it may, this is a review of one you can buy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dFYI11vnNo The Pyramid Phoenix Ball ...
by bowl1820
February 26th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (5 of 6 parts))

Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (Part 5 of 6)
In part five, Lou takes Andrew to the lanes to try out the new fit.

by bowl1820
February 20th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: revs
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: revs

this might not be the recommended method but if you want a general idea of it. Watch the radical throwbot videos. They throw the ball with different speeds. See which one matches the way your ball goes down the lane as close as you can and that gives you a "quick and dirty" way of figuring where yo...
by bowl1820
February 20th, 2020, 11:49 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Reading the lanes
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Reading the lanes

Depends if your lane has range finders or arrows or not down lane. The link shows range finders in the article http://www.bowl4fun.com/ron/tip17.htm Something to note: The Rangefinder is the system of Dots & Arrows in the first 15' of the lanes, It was invented by Lowell Jackson back in the 1930's ...
by bowl1820
February 20th, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (3 of 6 parts))

Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (Part 4 of 6)
Lou Marquez continues the fitting process with the final fit.
by bowl1820
February 13th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Damage to the bowling ball, bowling alley says never seen anything like it before
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Damage to the bowling ball, bowling alley says never seen anything like it before

Hard to tell from that pic, looks like some thread imprints on the left maybe. Looks like something stuck in the crack on the right.

It can be fixed just drill it out and plug it.

Yes you can use a urethane as a spare ball, many do nothing wrong with that.
by bowl1820
February 12th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)

Lou continues the fitting process with the next step: picking a bowling ball. (Part 3 of 6)

by bowl1820
February 5th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (2 of 6 parts))

Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (Part 2 of 6)

Lou Marquez continues the process for a proper bowling ball fit, this time measuring the hand of the bowler.

by bowl1820
February 5th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (6 parts)

Hot Off the Press with Lou Marquez - The Fitting Process (Part 1 of 6)

Lou Marquez goes through the first step of creating a proper fit for a bowler - assessing the athlete.