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by bowl1820
December 5th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: AMF Armadillo Tool Video
Replies: 1
Views: 402

AMF Armadillo Tool Video

AMF Armadillo Tool Video Mo Pinel (back when he was with AMF) explaining the steps on using the Armadillo to find and measure a bowlers PAP. Also how to use it with the DODO scale when weighing a balls static weights. Steve Wunderlich explains some layout info.PIN and CG 3 3/8" from the PAP WOW Stac...
by bowl1820
December 4th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Finger Grip fit etc
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Finger Grip fit etc

OK just to make sure, we're talking about the inserts that give you like a 1/8" or 1/4" of forward pitch. Given if you had your grip "properly" fitted in the first place, You had the correct spans, Laterals and Fwd/Rev pitches that suited your thumb and finger flexibility etc. Why would you then use...
by bowl1820
December 3rd, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Observations and some questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2768

Re: Observations and some questions

As of this writing, the only thing I don't know how to do, is how to change axis tilt and rotation. What do you mean by "I am suppose to be", Why do you have to be at those particular angles for rotation? or is that 13° tilt & 45° rotation? If so then the same question. Here's some basic info to ge...
by bowl1820
November 30th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Observations and some questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2768

Re: Observations and some questions

People do things differently. True, But most players start with the basic's (textbook) and as time goes on those differences develop (either for good or bad) I saw the marshall video. he stood with his foot on 15. 1st step was 5 boards to the left. he ended up on I think 26/27 throwing up 10. Your ...
by bowl1820
November 30th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Observations and some questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2768

Re: Observations and some questions

So Let me debate the 2nd video. According to the video, wherever you start the ball, the ball will only make it back almost that far without any kind of push. Basically true if the ball swings like on a true pendulum with a fixed point of suspension, the ball starts at say the 3 o'clock position an...
by bowl1820
November 30th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Observations and some questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2768

Re: Observations and some questions

#1 "feel" When releasing the ball, I can feel my fingers do a small arc motion and then stretch out before the ball is released. It feels sort of like if I was pulling back a little on a rubber band with the 2 fingers and then release. Is this the way it is suppose to feel? Yes. You start out your ...
by bowl1820
November 26th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC finds another way to bail out proprietors
Replies: 15
Views: 1591

Re: USBC finds another way to bail out proprietors

Tiered levels of certification, So basically their going to start giving centers a grade and "IF" the centers want to raise that grade they'll have to make some kind of improvement or whatever. Well on the face of it that don't sound that bad, depending on how it's implemented, what each tier encomp...
by bowl1820
November 24th, 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance

Something of interest This (Org. posted by TonyPR) is Joe Slowinski's take on thumb lateral base fit: thumb angle.png Note: I was measured by a Proshop with a 3/16" lateral thumb pitch and that matches with Joes chart here and the coke can test for what that's worth. I'm not saying that verifies the...
by bowl1820
November 24th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance

Are there no guidelines for can size related to span? Something someone wrote down while testing this out? The Coke can test for thumb pitch was based on the four MoRich fitting tubes , the four tubes sizes were 2", then 2.5", then 3" and 3.5" in diameter. but there's nothing that I've seen that re...
by bowl1820
November 21st, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Want to learn basic fitting - need guidance

A place to start would be the bowlingchat wiki in the Pro Shop Information section under fitting: Proshop Information http://wiki.bowlingchat.net/wiki/index.php?title=Proshop_Information Start with the IBPSIA Fitting Guide 2013 and the Morich Fitting Instructions those should give a idea of where to...
by bowl1820
November 8th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Tech Talk: What to do when oil doesn't set before league!
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Tech Talk: What to do when oil doesn't set before league!

Okay this should be good for a discussion. TL;DW version (If I'm following him.) 1-They get done oiling 5 mins. before you start bowling. But the oil needs 15-30 mins to properly stick to the lane. 2-A lot of people start bowling with plastic and Urethane balls and pumping it down second arrow, they...
by bowl1820
November 8th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Vertical axis coordinate
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Vertical axis coordinate

I'm trying to understand the effect of the height of the vertical axis coordinate of your PAP in relationship to your release. As an example, if you tend to spin the ball some, will your vertical coordinate be higher than someone who has a more up the back release? Here's what Mo said about the Ver...
by bowl1820
November 4th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Polish question
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Polish question

I'm curious if anyone has ever experimented with auto polish compounds (not wax) on their equipment. It just seems to me that a product like the CTD polish "powered by Turtle Wax" has to be close to something in Turtle Wax's existing line. I just can't see them coming up with a new formula for CTD ...
by bowl1820
November 1st, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Buddies pro shop custom drilling
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: Buddies pro shop custom drilling

Okay I've never personally used Buddies (I never had a need too), So I don't know first hand. But I've been on all the bowling websites for many years. I've seen all kinds of posts/reviews about Buddies Pro Shop from guys that have used them. They are one of the Most/Best reviewed & recommended onli...
by bowl1820
October 25th, 2019, 1:55 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Best use of subs
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Best use of subs

4 person handicap league, we’ll be missing two bowlers. Should we use the sub for the lower average bowler or the bowler higher average bowler (who has no handicap) USBC Rulesbook: Rule 105 – Absentee and Vacancy Scores Commonly Asked Questions – Rule 105. 105/3 If two members are absent and only o...
by bowl1820
October 10th, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Pin-to-PAP Distances
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Pin-to-PAP Distances

Here's the video being referenced: The A-B-C Zones of Pin to PAP Layouts - #MoMonday Mo takes a viewer question about how far you have to move the Pin to PAP distance in order to see a difference in ball reaction. He breaks it down brilliantly using his "A-B-C Zones". This, along with the "Low Flare...
by bowl1820
October 7th, 2019, 2:07 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Why Your Bowling Ball Changes Performance (Lane Shine)
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Why Your Bowling Ball Changes Performance (Lane Shine)

This is Ron Hickland talking about lane shine. Basically he says the main cause of "lane shine" is not so much the lane (though that does contribute to it some), But everything else the ball is rubbing against after it leaves the lane surface, Such as the ball return system etc.. [youtube]https://ww...
by bowl1820
October 3rd, 2019, 3:43 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Effective Ball Motion Without a Hole! - Full Seminar
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Effective Ball Motion Without a Hole! - Full Seminar

The Shape of Things to Come - Effective Ball Motion Without a Hole! - Full Seminar

Introducing Mo Pinel's - "The Shape of Things to Come - Effective Ball Motion Without a Hole! "

September 2019 Full Seminar

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by bowl1820
September 17th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: A Bowling Ball Cracking Live On Facebook
Replies: 6
Views: 995

A Bowling Ball Cracking Live On Facebook

Okay this was interesting, Ron shows a ball as it cracks and talks about why balls crack. Ronald Hickland Jr 7.71K subscribers You can watch as a bowling ball cracks during a Facebook Live video. Sorry for the black bars as that is the only way Facebook live worked at the time. [youtube]https://www....
by bowl1820
August 19th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport
Replies: 24
Views: 1920

Re: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport

Original post had the announcement links from bowl.com and USBC (usbcongress) . . . .......................................... Whether it gets much conversation or not doesn't mean it's not in place. . . Yep The Gov. past a law, The USBC is trying to implement it, the info is available on line. The...