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by boomer
July 23rd, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Skip flip ball reaction
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Skip flip ball reaction

I hate skid-flip. You have to play to a spot down the lane and if you can't get there, or you can't be consistent enough in getting there with the right speed, you're hosed, Tommy, you're hosed. Everything I've got is either already drilled for more progressive hook or WILL BE drilled that way. Espe...
by boomer
July 17th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

So, my understanding is that if you use a thumb for spares but no thumb for strike balls, you'll need a separate ball for spares.

So, yes, once the new rules come into effect, he will need to plug all holes other than the ones he uses, specifically.
by boomer
July 12th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: question regarding the tournament ball (two fingers)

Hi Kiani - what is your sanctioning or rules body? That's kind of the problem here - we go by USBC rules which now say that you may ONLY have holes that you use - no thumb, means no thumb hole (and a mark to show which way the ball is oriented) and no more balance holes. But that does not necessaril...
by boomer
July 8th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: question on rules and regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: question on rules and regulations

I’m not sure where you read it, but A was complaining about B being slow. Nothing else is provided, so a lot of assumptions being made. There is more than just that. Every time B would start shooting a string, THEN A would unjustifiably complain about B being slow. This is why I said it was unsport...
by boomer
July 5th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: question on rules and regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: question on rules and regulations

I guess I am confused on what Lady A did wrong that would require any action at all. To take any action on the amount of time taken between shots would require something very obvious. If a bowler is on the lane taking their shots then it is hard to say they are taking too long. Now, if she went to ...
by boomer
July 3rd, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: question on rules and regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: question on rules and regulations

Yeah - honestly, I wouldn't place the burden on Lady B. She was bowling. But if Lady A was constantly complaining, I would put the burden on the lane official to whom she was complaining. If I were the one working those lanes (and they tend to be put in place of a group of lanes) and she was obvious...
by boomer
July 3rd, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Solid vs. Pearl Bowling Balls with the same surface compared
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Solid vs. Pearl Bowling Balls with the same surface comp

the heck is that Turtle Wax stuff? Does it apply a wax coating on the ball? That would screw everything up, wouldn't it? While, yes, I can see reactions being similar in a single circumstance, how about looking at each ball in its own circumstance, and comparing the other to it. As it stands, this "...
by boomer
July 2nd, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: question on rules and regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: question on rules and regulations

To continue a bit - the 25 second rule for the pros (PBA rules 17.5, 17.6 and 17.7 in case anyone is wondering) has two pieces: For the first ball, the time starts when the opponent steps off the approach. For the second ball (and I'd assume the 11th and 12th frame balls) the time starts "from the t...
by boomer
June 27th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Finding conditioner on lanes
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Finding conditioner on lanes

Yep, it is. :)
by boomer
June 26th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Finding conditioner on lanes
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Finding conditioner on lanes

It also depends on where you're bowling. If you're bowling at "your house" then what you're really looking for is whether or not the pattern has been laid down the same. For me, I start with my typical mid-range ball and throw each of my three typical lines. This gives me a quick indication of which...
by boomer
June 25th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: question on rules and regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: question on rules and regulations

The delay of game question has come up in the 10-pin riddlers video series - there is no objective time limit. the meaning of "unreasonable" is really subjective. If someone is consistently taking a long time, get an officer (league) or somebody running the tournament to step in.
by boomer
June 17th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: TFCC tear, switch to left hand?
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: TFCC tear, switch to left hand?

^^^ THIS ^^^ Patience, Mark. It's not going to be easy - and using a house ball (even with tape) also isn't really going to help a whole lot. Suggestion: Take some old ball that you don't use much anymore, and have it modified to fit your hand. Don't worry about HOW it's drilled, just that it fits y...
by boomer
June 13th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Why 7 and 10 pin ?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Why 7 and 10 pin ?!?!

Strong pocket hits will not usually leave the 7-10. Remember, the pocket is a path through the pins , not just the 1-3 entry point. It is conceivable to hit the 1-3 perfectly and still not enter the pocket. "usually" being the operative word. It's amazing how many crushing hits that I've seen that ...
by boomer
June 12th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Why 7 and 10 pin ?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Why 7 and 10 pin ?!?!

quite literally - it's just a printout of the pins that fits the lid of my goodie-box. :) I think I got it by searching for bowling pin diagram and printing out something that looked good and then sticking it on there. :) I was going to put a lane diagram on there, but to make it scale, it would be ...
by boomer
June 11th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Why 7 and 10 pin ?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Why 7 and 10 pin ?!?!

so - where "in the pocket" did your ball hit? It sounds like it hit way high and drove straight through the 1-5-8/9 - in which case it would be closer to a traditional 7-10 hit. You CAN get a somewhat traditional 7-10 entering at a slight angle. Your ball hits the 1, nicks the 3, drives straight int...
by boomer
June 11th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Gripping holes
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Gripping holes

No - the analogy doesn't extend that far. You're attributing a motivation to people with regards to something that was only theoretical and not used in practice (much - I've never seen it, which doesn't mean it isn't in use, but not all over) I'm attributing a "normal" motivation to those same peopl...
by boomer
June 10th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Why 7 and 10 pin ?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Why 7 and 10 pin ?!?!

I like that article! I had two 7-10 pin pocket leaves last night just messing around (niece and nephews in town, let's go bowling) - delivery wasn't bad and the line wasn't bad - maybe I just messed up those two deliveries? Let me go back through my brain to see? In both cases I turned my hand and e...
by boomer
June 7th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: TFCC tear, switch to left hand?
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: TFCC tear, switch to left hand?

I did it when I injured my elbow (moving a couch . . . leverage and angles and such) - I had a VERY hard time with coordination (I'm VERY right-dominant) but I had fun. I took an old ball and drilled it up lefty, bought another set of shoes, and had a sympathetic friend come and help me. I had to go...
by boomer
June 7th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Gripping holes
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Gripping holes

Its also an attempt to make you buy more bowling balls. A tri-grip can give you six bowling balls in one. so - not really trying to make you buy MORE bowling balls, but rather to buy the same number as that of a conventional style bowler. If a no-thumb bowler (2-hand or 1-hand) can get three balls ...
by boomer
May 31st, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thoughts on my USBC bag
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Thoughts on my USBC bag

heh heh

on the plane . . . but that's in the air . . . LOL

sorry