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by The Kid
November 1st, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Opposite pitches, two-handed
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Opposite pitches, two-handed

Because the hand lays across the ball "straighter," the lateral pitches will definitely be different. Depending on how the ball sits in the hand throughout the backswing, I think the the left-handed looking pitches are pretty normal. As far as the linear pitches (forward/reverse), the difference bet...
by The Kid
November 1st, 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Opposite pitches, two-handed
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Opposite pitches, two-handed

Do you palm the ball? (Most two-handers do, or at least get pretty close.)
by The Kid
October 31st, 2012, 5:03 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help with layout
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Need help with layout

Try a symmetrical with a longer pin (~5") and a ~50* VAL angle.

Asymmetrical might be too much of a hassle without getting his tilt up.
by The Kid
October 31st, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: what ball and layout to choose...
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: what ball and layout to choose...

Oops, must have missed that! More punch on the back is unfortunately the same as more sensitive to friction, which doesn't help with wet/dry. What are the surfaces on your Outlaw and Victory Road Pearl? I think one of those might work with the right surface and maybe a new balance hole (if possible)...
by The Kid
October 31st, 2012, 6:30 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: what ball and layout to choose...
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: what ball and layout to choose...

Do you know your tilt?

Wet-Dry conditions are best played with either a hook-set or smoother transitioning ball.

Do you know the layouts on your symmetrical equipment?
by The Kid
October 31st, 2012, 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More flare can mean less hook?
Replies: 22
Views: 1625

Re: More flare can mean less hook?

So, here's the follow up... Why?

Why does the differential ratio affect pin carry? Is it simply about matching up with lane, getting the ball into a roll early enough and with enough entry angle (which the diff ratio plays a part in)? Or is it more directly related?
by The Kid
October 30th, 2012, 7:00 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help with layout
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Need help with layout

Low tilt + higher track (relatively far right PAP coordinate) + rev dominance = Needs larger VAL angles. It looks like 35*, even with low flaring pin positions, simply has the bowtie too high for this bowler. You will have to use larger VAL angles or very weak pin positions. So, I would use lower VA...
by The Kid
October 30th, 2012, 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More flare can mean less hook?
Replies: 22
Views: 1625

Re: More flare can mean less hook?

I've seen this quite a few times in the real world. I've added plenty of P3 to P4 holes with the result of less hook. Personally, I have always seen P1 and holes 2" down the VAL from the midline work. Also, I've only had a Double Thumb not increase the reaction in some way a couple of times. When th...
by The Kid
October 29th, 2012, 6:58 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Need help with layout
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Need help with layout

I think a ball with a lower differential or much weaker pin position would be better. What does he want the ball for? Heavy oil, house shot,...?
by The Kid
October 29th, 2012, 3:38 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Second Game ball
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: Second Game ball

Gotta say... this is the last place I ever expected to see a reference to finger weight and side weight! Rob Mautner I suppose I should have added: "In order to allow for the addition of a balance hole to fine tune the reaction." That side and finger weight combination would allow him to add anywhe...
by The Kid
October 29th, 2012, 3:56 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Second Game ball
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: Second Game ball

If you do not use the Frantic much, try adding a P1 hole to that. The core/cover combination on that thing makes it more aggressive and much sharper than one would think. Do you know your PAP? It's very easy to measure and would go a long way in making sure you get what you want. Otherwise we're jus...
by The Kid
October 29th, 2012, 3:45 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Weird Layout
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: Weird Layout

Note that the layout was actually a 125*x5"x-25*. It's a negative VAL Angle. The angle Triplicate used for the simulation was +25*.

This layout might work sometimes on some balls for some bowlers.

Mostly it's just a disaster.
by The Kid
October 26th, 2012, 5:03 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Plastic Spare Ball Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Plastic Spare Ball Layout

Like Mav said, this thing is hard. I would go with a label drill or 1/2 oz negative.

With your higher track, this thing might thumb no matter what.
by The Kid
October 24th, 2012, 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the CG on a Columbia Benchmark?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Where is the CG on a Columbia Benchmark?

An undrilled symmetrical doesn't spin up on a deTerminator. You can use a dodo scale to find the CG on any symmetrical or asymmetrical, pre- or post-drilling.
by The Kid
October 24th, 2012, 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the CG on a Columbia Benchmark?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Where is the CG on a Columbia Benchmark?

Yep. It's somewhere near the center of that logo, if it's correctly marked.
by The Kid
October 24th, 2012, 6:37 am
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Layout
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Layout

Leon wrote:Layout help please, stats as follow. Right handed
Axis tilt 30 degrees
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Ball tilt 17 degrees
What do you mean by "ball tilt?" Which one is your axis tilt as measured either by video or by measuring the diameter of your first oil track?
by The Kid
October 23rd, 2012, 8:25 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: teammate struggling with ball hook out
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: teammate struggling with ball hook out

The term "hooked-out" refers to a ball with equal amounts of rotation and tilt, but that has not yet reached 0*. Adjusting this to match what we know from Blueprint's input on instantaneous axis rotation and tilt, maybe it would be better read as: "Hook-out refers to a ball with 0 degrees of axis r...
by The Kid
October 23rd, 2012, 4:24 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Mo's Ball Comment on reading the lanes
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Mo's Ball Comment on reading the lanes

steve s wrote: EDIT: After doing some reading I find if axis rotation ='s 0 hook phase has ended...but tilt must be maintained to have hitting power..correct?
That's what I assumed was true after reading the discussion.
by The Kid
October 22nd, 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: teammate struggling with ball hook out
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: teammate struggling with ball hook out

Are the layouts based off of his previous PAP? Or have they all been drilled/redrilled since his PAP changed?

That's a pretty big change.
by The Kid
October 22nd, 2012, 5:05 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: help with vivid
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: help with vivid

Also, dulling the ball before taking it to the lanes makes it much easier to see the oil. I do this if the lanes are used, the ball is polished, or the ball soaks the oil up insanely fast.