Heavy Volume struggles

Which layout is right for me?

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Heavy Volume struggles

Post by fufu » April 26th, 2019, 4:19 am

I recently got back from the USBC Open Championships. The D/S pattern played tight and slick. My Halo, 60x4.5x30, at 1000 just wouldn’t get up to flush. My Idol, Xx4.5x65, at 500 wasn’t much better. This is the second time is 3 months I’ve run into problems where I was completely in jail.

The simple answer here is to sanded the Halo to 500 or even 360. However with 6 mins of practice and simply trying to get loose I didn’t have time. I knew they would play tight but I guess I wasn’t prepared for how tight.

I managed a sorry a$$ 560 in doubles, moved a bit left and slowed my ball speed down a couple mph and shot 670. I’m capable of that but I’m exploring alternate layouts and/surfaces to see what I might be able to do on the equipment side of the house to help me a bit.

I have a couple of ideas.

One is 25x4.5x55...I’ve had some success on sport conditions with this layout.

I’ll listen to any advice.
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Re: Heavy Volume struggles

Post by 44boyd » April 26th, 2019, 9:16 am

What are your specs?
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Re: Heavy Volume struggles

Post by MegaMav » April 26th, 2019, 2:23 pm

Work on playing softer.
It allows you to play parts of the lane others cant.
Throwing equipment at a flaw isnt the answer.
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Re: Heavy Volume struggles

Post by fufu » April 26th, 2019, 2:37 pm

MegaMav wrote:Work on playing softer.
It allows you to play parts of the lane others cant.
Throwing equipment at a flaw isnt the answer.
Obviously I can do that. As I said I’m “exploring” different layout ideas.
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Re: Heavy Volume struggles

Post by fufu » April 26th, 2019, 2:40 pm

44boyd wrote:What are your specs?
Sweetspot 105* total 1.25:1 Ratio

Asymmetrical layouts
Totally Strong ........... 55-4.5-30
Midlane .................... 35-4.5-50
Benchmark ............... 60-4-45
Long and Strong ........ 80-4-45
Control...................... 60-4-65
low flare ................... 80-2.25-45

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However I think my ball speed has gone up since I changed my fit and gotten some health problems sorted out.
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Re: Heavy Volume struggles

Post by 44boyd » April 26th, 2019, 2:58 pm

What do you do before practice to warmup? That might be something to look at. For sport shots lower totals might be better to give more room for surface adjustment.
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Re: Heavy Volume struggles

Post by Mongo » April 26th, 2019, 8:55 pm

fufu wrote:
However I think my ball speed has gone up since I changed my fit and gotten some health problems sorted out.
Speed kills on heavier/flatter patterns.
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