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by boomer
October 15th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Question about axis rotation and tilt and other stats
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Question about axis rotation and tilt and other stats

You have much more of a suitcase delivery - your fingers are at 3:00 and your thumb is near 9:00-10:00. Often this comes from trying to get a hook - it kinda is the easy way to get it. It's what I was taught originally. However, it has some significant drawbacks: 1. the amount of rotational change t...
by boomer
October 8th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Suggestions & Feedback
Topic: Certified Coaching
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Certified Coaching

Hi So - we don't have our normal Certified Coaching moderator. And we have had several posts in the Certified Coaching section. Do we have any replacement for JMerrel? It doesn't seem so. . . If not - we should close that forum so that coaching gets moved to the Community Coaching section where we c...
by boomer
October 8th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Why Your Bowling Ball Changes Performance (Lane Shine)
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Why Your Bowling Ball Changes Performance (Lane Shine)

Right - although I have, in a pinch, just scuffed the track. Was WAY running out of time in practice . . . LOL
by boomer
October 7th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Why Your Bowling Ball Changes Performance (Lane Shine)
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Why Your Bowling Ball Changes Performance (Lane Shine)

Here's the huge problem I have with this video: He seems to be equating the WHOLE ball to the EFFECTIVE area of the ball (being the ball track). "Lane Shine", specifically, affects the ball track. What the return equipment does to the ball would affect the entire ball, not just the effective area of...
by boomer
October 4th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: sore back right at the end of bowling etc
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: sore back right at the end of bowling etc

Lose weight. The end. That's a pretty crappy answer. There is some truth to it, but as a big guy myself, it's both insensitive and shallow. There is more to it. Krava I get back pain as well. Generally it's a sign that we're not upright enough as we bowl - putting stress on our back not only to hol...
by boomer
October 2nd, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Bowling Ball Spinner (what speed? is it actually better etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: Bowling Ball Spinner (what speed? is it actually better

I've had a Donkee, and I've built my own. They will all jump to a certain extent depending on how off-center you have the core in the ball when it's on the spinner, and at what speed. If it hits a harmonic, then it may smooth out - if it hits the opposite harmonic, then it gets worse. Just change th...
by boomer
September 27th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: wrist position etc
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: wrist position etc

Search Youtube for slow-motion bowling delivery - then look at EVERY wrist on there. None of them are cocked or cupped. They are all straight. (with a very few exceptions. one of those being the no-thumb bowlers who MUST cup their wrist to hold onto the ball) Even EJ Tackett, with his stupid-high-re...
by boomer
September 19th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Nickel drill by Michelle Mullen
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Nickel drill by Michelle Mullen

Yes - it's maybe 2cm in diameter and 2mm thick . . .
by boomer
September 17th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: ISO Info on switch from two fingered Full Roller to thumb
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: ISO Info on switch from two fingered Full Roller to thum

well, we all choke now and again. Right now MY problem is my second game. My knee is so bad (hopefully surgery in December to replace it) that I question whether it is transition, time to make big adjustment/ball change, or whether I just screwed it up - then figure it out and third game is good. La...
by boomer
September 16th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: No Thumb - One handed??
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: No Thumb - One handed??

Hi Starion - check the coaching thread. I posted a more in-depth post there so I'm not going to repeat it. BUT - two things: 1. I think it's worth it at least for consistency's sake (unless you go two-handed, you will almost never be as consistent or as controlled without your thumb) 2. It is a VERY...
by boomer
September 16th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: ISO Info on switch from two fingered Full Roller to thumb
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: ISO Info on switch from two fingered Full Roller to thum

Here's my input First - it's not going to be a quick adjustment. You've been doing something for 15 years that has different muscle memory from what the other style uses. From my observations of people rolling no-thumb vs thumb, the no-thumb motion is nearer to "pouring out" the ball with very littl...
by boomer
September 11th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Podcast - interview with new owner of the PBA
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Podcast - interview with new owner of the PBA

WHAAAA? Bowlero has bought PBA??? (I'll listen to the podcast in a bit - have to run out of my office right now)
by boomer
September 4th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Teaching my wife to throw a normal hook instead of backup
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: Teaching my wife to throw a normal hook instead of backu

Why did you bring this 7 year old post back up?

You've posted this video on . . . what five different threads?
by boomer
August 30th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Let's talk surface
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: Let's talk surface

IQTP (original Butterscotch bomb) - 2K then polished
Original Crux (pomegranate) - 2K right now - was 1K
Marvel S (minty . . . mmmmm) - 500 - stays in the bag mostly
White Dot - who cares? LOL
by boomer
August 30th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: taming down the hook
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: taming down the hook

The reason for this is that, the more left you go and more extreme hook, the more you tend to leave the 10 pin from too much angle or something.6-7 10 pins from dead pocket hits in one game is just upsettting. and a 1 and 1 move didn't help. couldn't do a ball change because didn't have anything le...
by boomer
August 30th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: achieving "swoop motion" or circular arc after ball isthrown
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: achieving "swoop motion" or circular arc after ball isth

It's something I thought about trying to do, but realized that a: I'm getting old and my body doesn't do the things it used to (esp with my knee needing replacement) and b: how about I refine MYSELF without trying to add something that someone else does. . . It's not necessary. Do you see Norm do it...
by boomer
August 19th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport

Original post had the announcement links from bowl.com and USBC (usbcongress) . . . So your league needs to have your rules state no one under 18 years old is allowed to bowl if you don't want to have to do this. Safesport https://www.bowl.com/safesport/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false...
by boomer
August 16th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Virus at www.pbatour.com
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Virus at www.pbatour.com

I'm an IT guy - my advice is to leave it until the original link shows clean. Just lets people know.
by boomer
August 14th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pan american Games Gold medal stripped for drug use
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Pan american Games Gold medal stripped for drug use

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