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by The Kid
September 12th, 2010, 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More RGs
Replies: 44
Views: 3094

Re: More RGs

Thanks very much for that explanation- it was exactly what I was looking for.
by The Kid
September 11th, 2010, 2:54 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Double Thumb layout question
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Double Thumb layout question

Seems like you should be able to do it with no problems at all!

Make sure to follow the directions and layout the ball using a predrilled bowling ball to get the correct drilling angle.

Double Thumbed a Cruel for a friend and he loved it! Enjoy!
by The Kid
September 11th, 2010, 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More RGs
Replies: 44
Views: 3094

Re: More RGs

Slight hijack, but let me ask Mo a question that creeps up: Differential ratio controls the angularity of the ball motion, while total differential controls flare potential... so why does the ratio contribute more to ball motion? Intuitively, I would assume the opposite would be true. What am I miss...
by The Kid
September 9th, 2010, 7:45 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: MOTIV TZ3 Angular layout advice needed for overseas release
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: MOTIV TZ3 Angular layout advice needed for overseas release

You always want the hole on the double thumb layout. That's what really changes the numbers! You got the distance and the pitch right, but you can go larger if you want/need to. Start small on the weight hole (3/4" wide by 2.5" deep at the least) and use bigger drill bits and make the hole deeper to...
by The Kid
September 7th, 2010, 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PIN to PAP distances for.....
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: PIN to PAP distances for.....

I just typed a very long explanation and my internet quit... Here it goes again! Pin-to-PAP distances correlate to tilt, which is related to the length of a track, but not necessarily whether it is low or not. For instance, a high track bowler might have a higher tilt or a low track bowler might hav...
by The Kid
September 6th, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: determining the span
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: determining the span

Thanks guys. Unfortunately I deal with a lot of stubborn older bowlers (rather than new bowlers) and most will not change their grips until they're in the grave. Some even have non-reduced spans!

I'll implement the other method where possible.
by The Kid
September 6th, 2010, 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: determining the span
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: determining the span

This might seem like an outdated question, but there it is... What is the advantage of the half-way mark over the 1/4" reduced mark? I was taught to measure by reducing, regardless of joint length or anything else, to reduce 1/4" from the first joint. Do longer fingers bend more on the second joint ...
by The Kid
September 5th, 2010, 5:21 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Questions about an impulse buy
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Questions about an impulse buy

DeTerminator near by? That would solve your problem pretty darn quick.
by The Kid
September 5th, 2010, 5:18 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Double thumb layout question.
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Double thumb layout question.

I think I remember reading the reasons why this is true: 1) The weight hole and thumb hole being where they are in relation to the High RG axis (MB/PSA) increase the RG profile, which in turn increases the diff. and intermediate diff. This basically means more flare (sooner first transition) and mor...
by The Kid
September 3rd, 2010, 5:12 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Double thumb layout question.
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Double thumb layout question.

Hm... Perhaps you're right.

Let's see.

But once again, you need the weight hole for the layout.
by The Kid
September 2nd, 2010, 2:56 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Double thumb layout question.
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Double thumb layout question.

Mo has given the numbers and it IS beneficial to drill the fingers deeper to put a larger weight hole. I don't think the layout is designed to be the "most aggressive" without the weight hole. Make sure it's at least 3/4" wide and 2.5" deep. And remember that a double thumb is designed to transition...
by The Kid
September 1st, 2010, 5:26 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Low RG vs High RG
Replies: 12
Views: 3435

Re: Low RG vs High RG

Good point... I think Mo's point would be that Low RG vs. High RG matters less than RG differential and ratio. Low RGs provide an earlier roll, so I wouldn't suggest it over a ball, all else being equal from cover to core, with a higher RG. Consider: 1) cover/finish 2) differential ratio (Intermedia...
by The Kid
September 1st, 2010, 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the Cruel Mo?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Thoughts on the Cruel Mo?

Drilled one up for Cory Knop (maybe Mo or someone else might know him) of Tucson, AZ. He's about speed and rev equal, high rotation and medium-high tilt. We double thumbed it and got the "hardest hitting" ball he's had as well as the "strongest moving" ball he's had. Good cover/core combo. The 2000 ...
by The Kid
August 31st, 2010, 2:44 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Low RG vs High RG
Replies: 12
Views: 3435

Re: Low RG vs High RG

Sounds good to me. From my understanding, the diff. ratio changes the shape of the second phase (skid/snap with higher ratio, smoother hook with lower ratio); is that the only thing it does? It seems that you're implying it has a greater effect on ball motion.

Just curious.
by The Kid
August 30th, 2010, 5:53 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Low RG vs High RG
Replies: 12
Views: 3435

Re: Low RG vs High RG

Mo, not to cross your authority, but how is RG as low as that? Reading the graph on the ball motion study page 13 has them ranked the opposite of that. I suppose ratio isn't on there. I'm just trying to wrap my head around all this. Thanks! http://usbcongress.http.internapcdn.net/usbcongress/bowl/eq...
by The Kid
August 30th, 2010, 5:45 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: PLUGGING and redrilling balance hole?
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: PLUGGING and redrilling balance hole?

i was curious. I tried out a ball prior to drilling a wieght and it was over the 1oz by 3/4 oz. the ball was very strong, to much for me, prior to balance hole. so after some suggestion i placed it on p4 which ended up being 1 1/2 in right of thumb so it essentially a double thumb. It was too stron...
by The Kid
August 26th, 2010, 7:38 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: need ball that stores energy
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: need ball that stores energy

I think he's asking for a ball that OOB will have a delayed first transition with a strong backend. I think the bowling ball should be chosen based on your style, experience, lanes, and where you want to play. A tropical storm or slingshot might be best for a rev dominant bowler bowling on medium-dr...
by The Kid
August 17th, 2010, 6:00 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: ProShopSoftware
Replies: 24
Views: 3489

Re: ProShopSoftware

It looks incredible - and usable!

Definitely looking for something like that for the shops I work in. We use Pro Shop Coordinator, but only for inventory.

-Steve
by The Kid
August 14th, 2010, 6:06 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Mo's thoughts? need advice for Dual Angle Layout / video
Replies: 53
Views: 1791

Re: ** Need advice for Dual Angle Layout / video linked

I agree with the low drilling sum for sure (drilling sum= drilling angle + val angle). I don't think that the ratio's will be that high for a longer/heavier pattern. Even with a "backend emphasis." Maybe 1.5:1. (Ratio = drilling angle/val angle. Highest is 3:1 and lowest is 1:3 all bowlers considere...
by The Kid
August 12th, 2010, 9:09 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Oval thumbholes
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Oval thumbholes

I must use the old school method. I use increments of .030 inches. At 45* that's .021 right and reverse (for a right-hander) for each cut. So I can't give an answer for your whole question. However, I do know you use the smaller bit. In your case, that is the 13/16" like you thought. From my experie...