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 Post subject: Re: Should bowling be in the Olympics?
 Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:54 pm Post Number: #81 Post
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With a 10.5 mph ball speed at the deck your looking at maybe 12 mph off your hand, 12 mph off the hand is considered matched at around 50 rpm. You're 150 rpm. So the ball is going to read friction hard.

You're also 90* rotation and 0* tilt. So the balls is going to jump when it sees friction.

You have 2 basic options as I see it. Physical game changes or embracing the friction.

1. Physical game changes
A. Reduce rotation - this would smooth out the back end reaction and is the easiest physical change to make. It doesn't require a grip change or anything. Just change your hand position from carrying the suitcase at your side parallel to the lane, to carrying it at a 45* angle to the lane. I'd imagine you could master this in about 5 minutes.

B. Increase ball speed - this would also smooth out the back end reaction and also shouldn't be that difficult. It's just a matter of increasing your foot speed and making sure you stay in time and smooth.

C. Increase tilt - This would require some retooling. Grip change and hand position change. It's the most difficult and the most beneficial.

2. Embracing the friction
A. Use urethane or plastic - this is pretty much what you've been doing. In my estimation the reason this works, to the extent that it does, is that it controls the backend for you, compensating for your rev rate, rotation and tilt combination. The problem is that your extremely limited in where you can play on the lanes and adjustments you can make. You have to have early friction (when the ball speed is highest) to smooth the backend, but if your ball looses too much speed (due to the early friction) it's DOA. You can't play inside because you're burning your rotation earlier and there's no pop on the back. You could move left when your ball is burning up, but you have difficulty controlling the shot because of the revs and rotation I mentioned at the beginning. This is exaggerated later in the block.

If you're going to continue to pursue option 2 you might as well embrace the fact you're not getting much left of 12. Your ball lineup should be sanded flaring urethane, sanded low/non-flaring urethane, sanded plastic, and 2000-3000 grit plastic. Live on or right of 12. Learn to see when the ball is reading too early and move left as far as 12. If you're having to go inside of that, ball down. Also, you can roll the ball left-to-right from outside second arrow. You don't have to throw it straight up 10 or 5 to 10 (left to right). You can roll it 7 to 5 or 5 to 3. In other words you can get way, way outside. You need help with entry angle. That's why you can't move left.

Pick a strategy and commit to it for a while.

That's my 2 cents.

James Talley

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 Post subject: Re: Should bowling be in the Olympics?
 Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:34 am Post Number: #82 Post
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"On 22 June 2015 it was announced that bowling made the cut from the 28 sports to the last eight to become a new sport for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
The shortlist of these sports for consideration was based on applications from 26 international sport federations, many of which have applied for inclusion in previous Olympic tournaments.
However, in September 2015 it was announced that bowling, together with wushu and squash, were left out for 2020.
The 2020 Olympic Committee wanted sports that appeal to youth and would not require building new facilities to reduce cost."

Tenpin bowling was an official demonstration sport at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.
It was also very close to being part of the Olympics in 1936, when an international tournament was held in Berlin, Germany around the same time as the Olympics.

Joe Norris said one of his greatest achievements was bowling with a team of legendary American bowlers in an exhibition match against German (Nazi) bowlers prior to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.


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