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by VLe
February 12th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: IT vs Switch Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 1657

Re: IT vs Switch Grip

I have used small pieces of scotch tape on the outside of one of my inners to tighten it up. I will give your method a try. Thank you. +1 for scotch tape. I have 5 balls that have them. When the slug is too loose on the hole, I put one stripe of scotch tape almost all the way from bottom to the sur...
by VLe
January 15th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: How much would you pay?
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: How much would you pay?

If you got a decent fitting/layout -services also at the same time, i think it is a fair price. A PSO that can value the work little higher should be certain of the service level. Also comparing the internet price's does not give really good reference since the gear requires also some labour cost's ...
by VLe
January 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Young people wearing Wrist Supports
Replies: 23
Views: 1095

Re: Young people wearing Wrist Supports

Could it have something to do with my ball fit (span,pitch,...). Or is it really all strength and build? In case we are talking about a normal, healthy person it is not about strength at all. If you are using so much muscle force that you get tired in few games, there must be some issue in either t...
by VLe
January 6th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Chicken wing cause?
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Chicken wing cause?

Three root causes for chicken winging: timing, timing and timing. Problen is to determine what causes bad timing. swing starting height, feet speed, correct first timing point for example... many variables that can be the reason why.... Needles to say, the swing itself should be relaxed and quite st...
by VLe
December 25th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: PBA Clash on FOX using Spectro
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: PBA Clash on FOX using Spectro

I was able to play with this equipment a while ago. At least for me it showed quite accurate rev rates at the point of release. I verified the rev rate using video capture.
by VLe
December 24th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Brunswick BTU Pearl?
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Brunswick BTU Pearl?

It may be better than urethane, but that would be because it's not urethane. In my own empirical research I’ve found that when compared to true urethane balls, only thing better in BTU is included in the name of the ball. Always either very snappy at the back end or just plain roller to me. :lol: B...
by VLe
December 12th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Beginner - Shoes modification to get more traction
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Beginner - Shoes modification to get more traction

you need to "push" with your left leg backwards to get more speed in the ball. This is bothering me a bit. I'd say that if you are coaching, especially a beginner, you should really focus more about making the speed with a proper swing rather than faster feet. And yes, you can add ball speed with f...
by VLe
December 7th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: I need fitting help
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: I need fitting help

3. Your lateral finer pitches should add up to at least 3/4" to allow sufficient depth before they intersect. The wiki guide fan chart pitches simulate pivoting the ball to your fan line and drill 3/8" left and 3/8" right. So for a 16* fan line, if you drill the fingers 5/16" left and 9/16" right o...
by VLe
December 7th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lowest average ever seen to bowl over 200+(almost double avg
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Lowest average ever seen to bowl over 200+(almost double

how did you get so many splits? you had to be missing right alot to be leaving the 1 with that mess. There is no simple answer to that. Combine the worst luck with mental frustration after couple splits on the first frames. I remember that I moved around 15 boards area (on feet) trying to chase the...
by VLe
December 3rd, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lowest average ever seen to bowl over 200+(almost double avg
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Lowest average ever seen to bowl over 200+(almost double

Krava - another FYI My highlight moment from a competition few years ago: https://i.imgur.com/5BZZt2B.png Bowling is a game with so many variables that you simply can't expect everything to go on predicted path. I averaged about 170-180 back the day on sport pattern with six games. BTW. Frames 4 and...
by VLe
November 2nd, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Do Radical balls have tendency to "die"
Replies: 21
Views: 1723

Re: Do Radical balls have tendency to "die"

I have found that ultrasonic cleaning does wonders on radical surfaces. The cover on radical ball is acting like a sponge. This is not obvious for all manufacturers... I have not yet met a Radical ball that does not act like a sponge. At least for me this is a good thing because I have the US washer...
by VLe
July 10th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: 101 Tips To Improve Your Game - Instructional Guide (1991)
Replies: 0
Views: 843

101 Tips To Improve Your Game - Instructional Guide (1991)

First I thought to post this on some of the urethane ball-threads but making own topic seems more reasonable. Got my hands on this very nice instructional guide from early 90's and thought it would be nice to scan and share it here with others. Nice summer reading while waiting for the next season t...
by VLe
May 3rd, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC New Ball Specs
Replies: 172
Views: 9395

Re: USBC New Ball Specs

I bowled way better on all of these patterns than I do on a house shot! I only used my Grizz bowling ball at 500 grit. I had several 200 plus games and averaged higher on all the patterns than I do on a house shot. Additionally, I loved these sport shots because they are very predictable. If you mi...
by VLe
May 2nd, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Router cup measurements
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Router cup measurements

I was asking about the Sleeve that goes into the ball, Female part of coupling... if you have a CAD file for that. Also, what material do you print thumbs in? I have PLA and PETG. I am assuming you print them .003-.010" large I.D. and sand? Well, most of the stuff that I made is just for testing di...
by VLe
May 2nd, 2018, 3:25 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Router cup measurements
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Router cup measurements

Hey you! I found your designs before I even ordered my Prusa clone kit! I saw it was for a Dremel and did not even consider chopping it up for a full size Ryobi. Duh... I LOVE the ruler - it was the first thing I printed in PETG, and I ordered some digital inside calipers to model my thumb. Do you ...
by VLe
April 30th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Router cup measurements
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Router cup measurements

[quote="Spartacus"][/quote] Here is one of my designs for 3d printing. Its the absolute minimum size that can route off the material from plugged finger holes. My suggestion is that if you seek for a perfect size for that purpose, take the measurements from the model and make one just hair wider. :i...
by VLe
April 8th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Megamavs freedoms of speach
Replies: 13
Views: 1090

Re: Megamavs freedoms of speach

TonyPR wrote:can’t wait for a plastic with a Guru core jejeje...
You should really try the Hammer Black Widow Spare. ;)

Then maybe start a new topic: "The 2019 plastic ball thread". :lol: just kidding...
by VLe
October 27th, 2017, 6:40 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Countersink drill bit size
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Countersink drill bit size

I am not a fan of using a bevel that is equal on all sides of the hole. I want to modify the edges on all sides according to my thumb shape which is not a cone by all means. :lol: I have found myself using normal scissors the most. Those cheap ~3" long ones similar than most have in their bowling ba...
by VLe
October 20th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Full Roller layout?
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Full Roller layout?

Thank you all for the replies. My pap last season was 5 1/4 by 1 1/8 up and tilt was very near 0. There are 2 distinct ways I roll over the thumb. One is either it lands on the thumb hole off my hand and the other is it will hit thumb very near the breakpoint and hop. Something here is bothering me...
by VLe
October 19th, 2017, 8:16 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Full Roller layout?
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Full Roller layout?

My question is: If I put a full roller layout on my ball will that correct the issue of tracking over the holes? No. A layout does not correct the issue. A certain layout may help the ball to flare away from the holes though. Are you sure that your first track is rolling over the holes? The ball is...