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 Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:26 pm Post Number: #1 Post
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I bowl with the Storm Timeless(hybrid cover) which is 1500 grit polished from the factory. Because of my ball speed which is around 13.5 rpm according to the bowling alley, my PSO drill it with the pin above my middle finger. I bowl mainly on the house pattern. I love the ball but it can be a bit overreacting. No matter how far left I get, it goes long like it is supposed to but more often it snaps hard at the break point and I miss the pocket high. I'll switch to my Storm Punch Out(pearl cover)a lower end ball that is a little smoother at the break point. As I'm a relatively new bowler and most of this is me needing to improve lane adjustments. However, I was wondering if I change the surface to 1000 grit, which I know will react sooner but will that smooth the motion some at the backend?

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The first thing to try is putting a 4000 abralon surface over the polish. If it's still too snappy, lower it to 3000, etc. At some point you may need to start over with less surface (start with 3000) and polish over it, starting again with 4000 over the polish. The idea is to keep the length with the polish and the surface that's under it, and smooth out the reaction with the surface that's over it. Make sense?


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 Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:25 pm Post Number: #3 Post
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That was going to be my next question, should I polish. I will try your recommendations. Thanks

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 Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:39 pm Post Number: #4 Post
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I bowl with the Storm Timeless(hybrid cover) which is 1500 grit polished from the factory. Because of my ball speed which is around 13.5 rpm according to the bowling alley, my PSO drill it with the pin above my middle finger. I bowl mainly on the house pattern. I love the ball but it can be a bit overreacting. No matter how far left I get, it goes long like it is supposed to but more often it snaps hard at the break point and I miss the pocket high. I'll switch to my Storm Punch Out(pearl cover)a lower end ball that is a little smoother at the break point. As I'm a relatively new bowler and most of this is me needing to improve lane adjustments. However, I was wondering if I change the surface to 1000 grit, which I know will react sooner but will that smooth the motion some at the backend?

Factory 1500 w/polish to 1000 grit is a Huge adjustment.
Check out this video from Storm showing surface changes on the Code Red. Its not the Timeless but it will give you a good idea how the surface affects the shape of the shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inOaYktEA1Y

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 Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:45 am Post Number: #5 Post
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I try and stay with 2000 grit no matter what I'm using. That's my sweet spot, you need to find your own sweet spot that fits your game.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:15 pm Post Number: #6 Post
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I find that 1000 or 2000 abralon and royal compound smooths the second transition without making the ball too early and chuggy.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. Today, I tried 3000 grit, no polish before my open bowling games and that seemed to smooth the ball motion quite a bit. I may try 2000 to experiment what that will do to the ball motion.

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skfboiler wrote:
Thanks for all the suggestions. Today, I tried 3000 grit, no polish before my open bowling games and that seemed to smooth the ball motion quite a bit. I may try 2000 to experiment what that will do to the ball motion.


i don't use polish, depending on your release and the motion you're looking for polish should be the last thing you worry about. You should be more worried about entry angle and speed.

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I try and stay with 2000 grit no matter what I'm using. That's my sweet spot, you need to find your own sweet spot that fits your game.

Today I tried 2000 grit on the house pattern during open bowling and ball motion was very smooth compared to the out of the box 1500 polished I used to bowl with.

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