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by DarkHorse
January 31st, 2017, 3:12 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Home Pro Shop
Replies: 20
Views: 2589

Re: Home Pro Shop

I'd recommend against a floor-standing drill press with a table like that. I purchased a similar Porter-Cable unit from Lowe's (about $320 before tax), and it shakes more than a Jeep with death wobble (that's a lot, for those of you that have never had the joy). Good enough for basic home work, but ...
by DarkHorse
January 18th, 2017, 4:06 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Repairing Cracked Bowling ball
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Repairing Cracked Bowling ball

Hello all. We are starting to see more and more cracked bowling balls and subsequently more people repairing them. So my question has two parts. First, is it feasible to repair a cracked ball? Secondly if you repair a cracked ball, isn't the circumference greater than when new and isn't the ball ou...
by DarkHorse
November 22nd, 2016, 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hook Phase of Ball Motion
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Hook Phase of Ball Motion

... I understand this helps to make sure the ball reaches its roll phase before it hits the pins, which is beneficial on heavy oil, but if it also causes the ball to cross fewer boards, wouldn't that actually make it more difficult for the ball to get to the pocket ? I guess I need to think of a st...
by DarkHorse
October 20th, 2016, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: thumb sleeve question.....
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: thumb sleeve question.....

all the pitches are good but it's the tightness of the thumb insert after he puts it in. the size is just right but after he puts it in, it gets real tight and then i have to make it larger by sanding and scraping and that's what i don't understand why he can't just use the next size drill bit to m...
by DarkHorse
October 19th, 2016, 2:46 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: thumb sleeve question.....
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: thumb sleeve question.....

The solution is not a bigger drill bit, but more work on the part of your driller. The part that hits the weight block has shifted enough to cause the sleeve to fit into the ball at an angle now. This can be caused by different things from a dull drill bit, to pitches beyond about 1/4" any direction...
by DarkHorse
September 22nd, 2016, 7:21 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Reverse finger pitch for two hander?
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: Reverse finger pitch for two hander?

Thanks for the help, everyone. I went with 1/2" reverse for both fingers. It feels a lot better. Also, I got my spare ball :P. The PSO told me everyone gets 3/8" lateral pitch and told me not to go with 7/16". Is this true..? I'll bet it's true he drills every ball that way. In general, when a PSO ...
by DarkHorse
September 14th, 2016, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Jayhawk 15-1290 Drill Press
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: Jayhawk 15-1290 Drill Press

Yes, but it depends on your method. Since the ball cradle swings back/forth for Linear pitch, you can't line the ball on the standard centerline and make X/Y moves to get your proper oval. If you use the CLT method, you can drill the oval using just the X-axis; I have done this before on this model....
by DarkHorse
July 9th, 2016, 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reaching out
Replies: 15
Views: 1403

Re: reaching out

... Now I am observant of the others on the league there are couple bowlers with one in particular that is about equal on speed and revs as I. The difference is she’s getting a 10 to 15 board break. ... Are you observant of the equipment this bowler is using? How does it compare to yours? Does she ...
by DarkHorse
July 3rd, 2016, 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiki Fit Question
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Wiki Fit Question

Went to the lanes and did a measurement of my span using a 0/0 drill thumb as per Wiki Fit Comes out at 4" MF 4 1/6" RF With my thumb in a ball that has a 1/8" Left 3/8" Reverse Thumb hole, my span to the middle of my finger joints are 4 1/8" MF 4 3/16 RF.......no fingers in the holes Does this mak...
by DarkHorse
July 3rd, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Getting an in-between heel
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Getting an in-between heel

Dexter makes a heel called "Leading Edge," which is the H5 white rubber with ~1" strip of leather in the front. You can swap out different leathers to tune. Material's the same as slide soles, so you can cut up old ones as well.
by DarkHorse
July 3rd, 2016, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb Protection tape for the ENTIRE thumb
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Thumb Protection tape for the ENTIRE thumb

Is your problem with sweaty hands: A) your thumb slips out of the ball early B) your thumb sticks in the ball I've seen it work both ways, depending on the bowler and how the ball was drilled. All else being equal, a sweaty thumb will usually like a little more Reverse/less Forward than a "normal" o...
by DarkHorse
June 20th, 2016, 2:11 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How do you handle this lane condition? just leave?
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: How do you handle this lane condition? just leave?

Here's the thing: You said you went to "practice." What did you practice? Did you "practice" trying to throw strikes? Or were you trying to fix a "hole in your swing" (to quote one of my favorite movies)? If you were trying to throw strikes and score well, you may have been "practicing," but you wer...
by DarkHorse
June 17th, 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pro shop Rant
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: Pro shop Rant

First off, I completely agree that the work you had been receiving seems unacceptable. There is no reason to miss a span by more than 1/16"; it's not rocket science. Also, when a bowler asks for a specific layout (nobody around me uses Dual-Angles, so it's rare), I will ask what the intention is, bu...
by DarkHorse
June 3rd, 2016, 1:59 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Things I've already learned from my DeTerminator
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Things I've already learned from my DeTerminator

I'm curious:
What effect does a surface change have on spin times, if any?
by DarkHorse
May 21st, 2016, 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Asymmetrical Balls
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Asymmetrical Balls

Brunswick/Radical/DV8 has 12 and 13-lb asyms All lightweight asyms from these companies likely have the same core, which will NOT be the same core as the 14-16 lb balls. A generic lightbulb shape, based on images from Brunswick. You will still get the same coverstock. Core numbers for 13-lb Mastermi...
by DarkHorse
May 21st, 2016, 3:16 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Radical Ridiculous Asym and Primo for PBA League
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Radical Ridiculous Asym and Primo for PBA League

3 man team? http://memesvault.com/wp-content/uploads/Facepalm-Meme-08.png Only doubles. Numbers weren't quite right for trios, but more people joined after the first week. Which makes it even weirder that Scorpion breaks down so quickly from 4 bowlers after 2 games, with 2 guys playing outside 10 o...
by DarkHorse
May 21st, 2016, 3:10 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Sport League Anecdotes - 2016 Regional Patterns
Replies: 47
Views: 2068

Re: Sport League Anecdotes - 2016 Regional Patterns

We start Chameleon next week as well. We just finished Scorpion, I averaged 176 for 12 games (210 average in fall leagues). I'm disappointed, but not terribly surprised. As you fellas did, I walked in with a game plan. I started with a Zero-G as well to create a hook spot around 12/13 downlane, then...
by DarkHorse
May 21st, 2016, 2:26 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Radical Ridiculous Asym and Primo for PBA League
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Radical Ridiculous Asym and Primo for PBA League

Synthetics, yes. This is the "toasted heads" house. Watching the lane machine during fall leagues, the sprayer stopped moving side-to-side when the machine hit the dots 6-7 feet out on the way back (reverse pass). It's a Kegel Kustodian. One of the mechanics said "why put down oil that close to the ...
by DarkHorse
May 21st, 2016, 12:54 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Radical Ridiculous Asym and Primo for PBA League
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Radical Ridiculous Asym and Primo for PBA League

I'd like to add a Ridiculous Asym and Primo to my arsenal for my PBA League this summer. Ball specs: Primo - 4.25" Pin, 4.4 oz Top weight Ridiculous Asym - 3-3/8" Pin, 3.4 oz Top weight We've already finished Scorpion. I was using a Storm Zero Gravity (65 x 3.25 x 35; 3/4" P3; 500/grey pad) to roll ...
by DarkHorse
March 30th, 2016, 3:43 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Rev Rate
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Rev Rate

If everything else stays the same the roll phase will be achieved earlier. Conversely if you were to add speed and everything else stayed the same the roll would be later. I'd say there comes a point where increased revs actually need more surface in order to read the lanes. I use many car analogie...