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by VLe
October 17th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Recommendations for layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 2221

Re: Recommendations for layouts

Where is the balance hole? Will the statics even allow a P1? Is it still with the Benchmark layout or did you redrill it Long and Strong? Hyper Cell skid is still as it was before: Benchmark with balance hole about an inch to the right from PAP. Before I drill the switchgrip-sleeve off and plug the...
by VLe
October 16th, 2017, 10:47 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Recommendations for layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 2221

Re: Recommendations for layouts

Both of those balls should be much cleaner through the fronts then the other 2. I'd suggest throwing a wet 4000 on them or even polish and see if they don't give you the reaction you are looking for without plugging them first. At least then you could describe the layout that is on them now, what i...
by VLe
September 29th, 2017, 7:19 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Recommendations for layouts
Replies: 22
Views: 2221

Re: Recommendations for layouts

Time to make some adjustments to the arsenal. Currently used gear: Radical Primo Solid 58-4-37, small balance hole 2" below the midline on the VAL Controllable and smooth benchmark ball. Very strong movement. Needs some oil on the lane to be able to get to the pocket-side. 900 Global Boo-Yah! 75-4.2...
by VLe
September 28th, 2017, 7:12 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout suggestions for a no-thumb one hander
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Layout suggestions for a no-thumb one hander

I’m drilling few balls for a bowler that is a no-thumb, one hander. Here are the spec’s: Speed: 17mph Tilt: 7degrees Rev: 450* Rotation: 40-50 The problem is not only about the layout but about the balance hole placement. It can be drilled as “thumbhole”, but it must be with short span (about 3-3,5”...
by VLe
June 10th, 2017, 5:07 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bad day spare shooting after not missing in a long time
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Bad day spare shooting after not missing in a long time

Mental game. Based on the text it was clearly a frustration that killed your game. When you missed those ten pins in a row, was the misses similar or did you just throw the ball at any direction?
by VLe
May 11th, 2017, 8:08 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Female, 140 avg, dumps the ball. What to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 2666

Re: Female, 140 avg, dumps the ball. What to do?

She should have her grip checked by a professional pso. Also few hours of training with a good coach would be the best money spent for a while. As other people have said here, it is not possible to give any advice without seeing the actual situation. But what comes for the scores. Does she have a sp...
by VLe
May 8th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: What does excessive left thumb pitch do for a rightie?
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: What does excessive left thumb pitch do for a rightie?

The release when you test it like you've mentioned, no matter how relaxed you throw, will be the sum of your earlier actions and adaptation. How you place the ball to the swing, how your hand is at the top of the swing, how you are aligning your body to the swing plane etc. The best you could do to ...
by VLe
May 5th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: What does excessive left thumb pitch do for a rightie?
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: What does excessive left thumb pitch do for a rightie?

Take a release position. Imagine that you are releasing the ball so that your thumb is pointing straight forward. Then think about how the ball would place in your hand at that moment. With more of "left pitch" you start to have a release more like you are throwing a briefcase (keep the thumb pointi...
by VLe
May 2nd, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Can dropping you waist level give more speed and accuracy?
Replies: 46
Views: 5544

Re: Can dropping you waist level give more speed and accurac

Now we are getting somewhere. That is the thing what I have tried to explain using these calculations that simple pendulum (+ legs speed) cannot generate all that speed which Osku has on video. Adding shoulder extension, body rotation and "leg speed" to the equation makes the calculation of forward...
by VLe
May 1st, 2017, 8:16 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: The 2017 urethane ball thread
Replies: 221
Views: 16059

Re: The 2017 urethane ball thread

One bowler here has adapted the "urethane style" of playing for himself very well. He is among highest avg-players in our country and also gained some success internationally. He hits the pins like crazy and sometimes the motion is hard to even recognize as urethane. Basically he has about 2-3 diffe...
by VLe
April 28th, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Can dropping you waist level give more speed and accuracy?
Replies: 46
Views: 5544

Re: Can dropping you waist level give more speed and accurac

Your can also see that on both of these bowlers hip is keeping on same level after they drop they waist level down which creates flat spot there. These are very much simplified examples of different approaches: ETBF way: After second step bowler transforms the body position very much like he/she is...
by VLe
April 27th, 2017, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: drill bit
Replies: 6
Views: 1611

Re: drill bit

Normal HSS-bits does straight and accurate holes. They require a bit more care and different methods to operate. Heat is the enemy for cheap drill bits because it causes excessive wear. If you already have a decent bench grinder along with some other gear at home you can sharpen or even modify the d...
by VLe
April 8th, 2017, 8:38 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Joest Abrasives
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Joest Abrasives

First and foremost, Joest is the inventor of this type of abrasive. Could you please describe more about what is the invention here? May I also mention that Abralon, for example is just one product line from Mirka. You should also check the abranet that is mesh based and very long lasting alternati...
by VLe
April 5th, 2017, 4:17 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Circular Cracking
Replies: 32
Views: 2763

Re: Circular Cracking

This particular ball is roughly five years old and when I was using it I had no problem using the IS. It's only as the ball has aged that this has occurred (on this particular ball). Still not explained is why a drilled Turbo IS with slug is tight when my IS with my custom slug is generally not. Ok...
by VLe
April 4th, 2017, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Circular Cracking
Replies: 32
Views: 2763

Re: Circular Cracking

The high density of the core could make the drill bit to wander a little causing the slug to be tight (or loose). Using a dull drill bit makes it worse along with few other points. Little Tiger, I would say you might have a valid point. If I had an accurate and repeatable method to do my own attachi...
by VLe
April 4th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Circular Cracking
Replies: 32
Views: 2763

Re: Circular Cracking

For those that have the problem of a snug inner sleeve. Do you know if the hole that is drilled for the outer sleeve is made by using the "official" drill bit provided by Turbo? All of my SG's are drilled with the drill bit provided by turbo and they are more likely being loose than too tight. I hav...
by VLe
April 3rd, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Circular Cracking
Replies: 32
Views: 2763

Re: Circular Cracking

How loose is your sg inner slug to the hole? Does this always happen with the same inner slug? Some things that I have thought about circular cracking is that it is most likely happening when the edge of the cover yields towards center of the hole because lack of support material. Hard and modern ve...
by VLe
April 1st, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: I was a fool wasting my time...
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: I was a fool wasting my time...

Do you sand it from 4 or 6 sides and what grit are you using? I dont understand the logic behind how this could have effect on the bowling ball motion. If you sand it from 6 sides you are basically making scratches in all directions on the surface, especially if you are throwing a high flaring ball....
by VLe
March 31st, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: New ball not reacting like I want?
Replies: 35
Views: 2547

Re: New ball not reacting like I want?

It was Bill Taylor's way of double checking that those approximate spans you got on the fitting ball were right. It is a good way to check the spans. I always measure the spans directly from the ball as mentioned above. The problem is that depending on the grip, thumb joint flexibility and angle et...
by VLe
March 30th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: New ball not reacting like I want?
Replies: 35
Views: 2547

Re: New ball not reacting like I want?

According to the Bill Talyor Fitting guide if the ring finger line is 1/4" (4/16") shorter than the middle finger line. Aaaaaaa...of course, my bad. The formula was correct but I dont know what I was thinking when I wrote that example. I posted it quickly just before I was leaving from the office. ...