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by J_w73
February 27th, 2024, 4:26 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Linear finger pitch performance fitting
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Linear finger pitch performance fitting

There used to be a simple guide telling how adjusting the linear and lateral pitch affected the tilt, track, and axis rotation. I couldn't find it in the wiki section. Can someone post it here or point me to the link?
by J_w73
April 20th, 2023, 12:58 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Thumb Tape won't stay on thumb
Replies: 15
Views: 1947

Re: Thumb Tape won't stay on thumb

Might be a bad batch of tape or old.. I recently got some hada patch that had been sitting in a pro shop for a long time . Does not stick like any of the other times I have purchased it.
by J_w73
May 25th, 2021, 3:29 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics
Replies: 32
Views: 10463

Re: Grip Pressure, Tape, and Optimal Mechanics

Try Ron C's magic carpet. That may help you. I would also look at your wrist and where your thumb is pointing. If you hold the ball at your side with you thumb pointing down, the ball should fall off your hand. You might want to have your thumb pitch looked at. You may have too much reverse pitch. G...
by J_w73
May 25th, 2021, 2:48 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Storm Thunder Tape Equivalent
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

Re: Storm Thunder Tape Equivalent

For people having issues with tapes sticking to their skin, try Compound Benzoin Tincture.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Compound+Ben ... _sb_noss_2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tincture_of_benzoin
by J_w73
May 25th, 2021, 2:45 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Does the type of ball/core matter when measuring PAP?
Replies: 9
Views: 3543

Re: Does the type of ball/core matter when measuring PAP?

Pap is determined bey the bowlers release on a NON/Low Flaring ball. Typically I have customers throw there polyester ball or low differential reactive ball. This will give your the best measurements on the first oil ring that is not influenced by core and cover. Thank you Martin Chan Custom Bowlin...
by J_w73
March 9th, 2021, 5:43 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Sym vs Asym
Replies: 51
Views: 12667

Re: Sym vs Asym

I look at it this way. Asymmetricals give you more options for reactions. A 5 to 6 inch pin to pap on a symmetrical ball will put the ball in a high RG orientation at release, which can create a quick reaction to friction and a sharp hook angle, but the 5 to 5 1/2 inch pin will usually reduce the fl...
by J_w73
December 18th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: finger pitches forward and reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: finger pitches forward and reverse

Is there pressure on your thumb in the thumb hole at any point? It is possible your pitches are correct for your anatomy, but the shaping is not. Personally I have extra flesh on the top left front of my thumb and causes pressure on the back right knuckle, could be fooled (I was!) into thinking mor...
by J_w73
December 17th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: finger pitches forward and reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: finger pitches forward and reverse

I'd like to see the technique of you throwing the ball. Seems release issues are a repeating theme, unless I'm mistaking you with another user. 17* of tilt is perfectly fine with most bowling surfaces being worn. Yep, same guy. Same release issues... Just want to go with what the charts say I shoul...
by J_w73
December 17th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: finger pitches forward and reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: finger pitches forward and reverse

See if you can get to these links.. I know I rotate the ball in my backswing. Coach Jasnau has seen it live a couple of times and doesn't see it as something to correct. He says it is due to my tendons / limited joint rotation in my shoulder . FYI.. I have now gone to a 5 step approach to help with ...
by J_w73
December 14th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: finger pitches forward and reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: finger pitches forward and reverse

I'm having trouble getting a consistent thumb release and my ball roll and hit is just garbage. My speed isn't super fast, but I just have a very small pocket and don't get the carry that I should. Been trying to bowl with more forward in my thumb and more lateral right, but I think it is just cause...
by J_w73
December 13th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: finger pitches forward and reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

finger pitches forward and reverse

I'm refitting my hand and trying a new span and pitches. Is it ok for the middle finger to have more reverse than the ring finger? I have a less flexible middle finger joint and need to have more reverse. How will this impact my ball roll? Going from 4 3/4 span (M & R) , Middle 0 L, Ring 3/4 R. ...
by J_w73
January 1st, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: storm sure lock
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Re: storm sure lock

This ball was one of the best balls I have ever thrown. And probably the best ball in the last 5 years for me.. But after 6 months the ball is a dud and doesn't react and carry like it did new.
by J_w73
December 27th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Pain in Thumb Joint
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Pain in Thumb Joint

put your thumb on a line around the bottle that is between the index and middle finger. That is how the fitting tubes by Mo are made. I like to look at it on a line between the middle and ring finger, since that is where the thumb hole is.
by J_w73
September 6th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Anybody experimenting with 3oz finger, thumb or side weight?
Replies: 15
Views: 4941

Re: Anybody experimenting with 3oz finger, thumb or side wei

Do you think it would have enough effect on a slower speed lower rev player to make a noticeable impact on ball motion and carry? I think it would. It really depends on how slow we are talking. I know some seniors that are rolling at 11 to 13 mph( off the hand) with an end over end roll. Put the we...
by J_w73
July 29th, 2019, 1:49 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dodo scales for dummies...
Replies: 20
Views: 8220

Re: Dodo scales for dummies...

Patricio wrote:I want to buy those scales, could I find them on ebay ?

Just the scale? Or ready to weigh bowling balls?
by J_w73
April 1st, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: No black tape
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

Re: No black tape

The premise: 1) Textured white tape in the front to improve the grip 2) Slick black tape in the back to tighten the thumb hole and provide a quicker release My 2 cents, why would you ever put anything in the thumb hole that is shiny and slick to tighten the hole? I don't believe that black tape sho...
by J_w73
April 1st, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: INNOVATIVE PLUG CUTTER
Replies: 16
Views: 4286

Re: INNOVATIVE PLUG CUTTER

Undo the set screws and align the blade so that it will be equal when you rotate it at 0 - 0. Of course make sure your press is calibrated and accurate at 0 - 0. Might be the cutter... might be the press.
by J_w73
March 27th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: No black tape
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

No black tape

I saw on another post that Mo does not like black tape. I have never heard this. What is the reason for this? I've always used black tape in the back and white tape in the front, but I think the black tape and the use of Vise hada patch or similar product may make the ball come off my thumb too quic...
by J_w73
March 27th, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Anybody experimenting with 3oz finger, thumb or side weight?
Replies: 15
Views: 4941

Re: Anybody experimenting with 3oz finger, thumb or side wei

This may be true for someone with your rev rate, but my experience as a stroker with higher tilt (225 revs off the hand, 20-25* tilt) is that top weight and side weight helps the ball tip over into a roll on oily conditions giving it more continuation, less deflection, into the pocket. But I know t...
by J_w73
March 27th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: IT vs Switch Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 5674

Re: IT vs Switch Grip

I'm using Turbo switch grip and I'm ready to go back to vise. My switch grips never fit the same between balls.. some are super hard to turn and some don't even click at all and come out super easy. I've lost one in the pit. Before I had separate thumbs for my spar ball I had to have my thumb redone...