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by Dax
January 8th, 2024, 12:51 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Advice on Approach Requested - Slow Ball Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: Advice on Approach Requested - Slow Ball Speed

My 1 1/2 cent (s)

Don't treat the ball like an egg. I wouldn't break! :)

Accelerate that armswing
by Dax
December 10th, 2023, 7:49 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Robert Smith Podcast "are heavy pins the answer" any video?
Replies: 47
Views: 12308

Re: Robert Smith Podcast "are heavy pins the answer" any video?

Ha Gary - I am now seeing this :) (I guess I really work too much.) I wonder how your thought have changed (if at all) in the 8 1/2 years since this was written (Thanks admin for a good search feature). I restate the gist of my previous post - a 240 in an easy house is a 215 in a hard house that may...
by Dax
November 25th, 2023, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Book - "Bowling beyond the basics" Freeman and Hatfield
Replies: 7
Views: 3047

Re: Book - "Bowling beyond the basics" Freeman and Hatfield

I was googling this book again and I came with this chat. Most interesting book on bowling I have ever read. I "far from" agree with everything they said - but it was worth it just for the some of myth busting, and archaic ideas that exists in bowling/bowlers that it dispels, or at the ver...
by Dax
February 19th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Tried 2 handed bowling today
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Tried 2 handed bowling today

If you are young enough that your body is able to do it, take the time to learn it. A few years ago I was interviewing Pete Weber. I asked him what he thought of the two-handers. He replied, "I hate them!" When I asked him why, he answered, "Because they can do things that I can't.&q...
by Dax
February 19th, 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately

Telecasts, IMHO, have been good overall.

RP seems to over simplify things. I liked him but superficial analysis is not enough.

Can't wait for Barnes to take his job. He knows a thing or two about bowling.
by Dax
July 28th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Practicing 10-pin
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Practicing 10-pin

IMHO - shooting the single 7 or 10 off the full rack is cutting it to close to the gutter thereby increasing the chance of missing it
by Dax
January 23rd, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Wrist Device Usage to Cut Rpms - your opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Re: Wrist Device Usage to Cut Rpms - your opinion

Since you first posted this thought as a result of my post, I might as well chime in. I worked very hard, not only to increase revs, but to learn to adjust my axis tilt and rotation. A wrist brace kills this capability. Why would I want to intentionally decrease my rev rate, rather than finding a b...
by Dax
January 21st, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Storm video - Should I change my ball weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Storm video - Should I change my ball weight

Interesting video, also a subject explored in detail, in the book “Bowling Beyond the Basics” by James Freeman & Ron Hatfield. It seems to me, having been forced by injury to drop in weight and now slowly going back up, the only way to know the best weight for you is trial and error. Both of th...
by Dax
January 19th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Young people wearing Wrist Supports
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Young people wearing Wrist Supports

Glad to hear I'm not totally wrong. Sort of like a 100mph fastball, you either have it or you don't Kudos on your 240 average ! The speed and coming from below the equator are no doubt the major factor in why a no thumb release imparts more rpms. I've dabbled in no thumb one arm and two arm before ...
by Dax
January 17th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Young people wearing Wrist Supports
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Young people wearing Wrist Supports

Duplicate
by Dax
January 17th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Young people wearing Wrist Supports
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Young people wearing Wrist Supports

[Just consider that elite but slightly built bowlers are not doing it with brute strength. If you are young and healthy, chances are better than even that you do not need a wrist device. I believe that whether you do or do not has little to do with strength, more to do with the sense of propriocept...
by Dax
January 17th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Young people wearing Wrist Supports
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Young people wearing Wrist Supports

A 400 or greater Rev Rate - you either have it or you don't. Most bowlers with coaching can only slightly improve their rev rate ( ask the coaches here - it is the number 1 question they are asked and the one in which they probably have the least influece). That is because the time between the thumb...
by Dax
January 17th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Young people wearing Wrist Supports
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Young people wearing Wrist Supports

Which Storm model would you recommend. I can use a Robby Rev 2 atm but I plan on getting my own one. The last one - C4 - is the best - IMHO Takes a little more getting used to - and is a bit more restrictive. The gizmo is easier to use and cheaper. You can get a feet for it and then decide how you ...
by Dax
January 17th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Young people wearing Wrist Supports
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Young people wearing Wrist Supports

krava wrote:I had one of the best storm ones. I can't go from cocked to uncocked with that thing on.
No need to.

Unless you want to have a rev rate > 400.

If so, that is easier done by removing the thumb from the ball.
by Dax
January 16th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Bowling Ball Spinner (what speed? is it actually better etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 4637

Re: Bowling Ball Spinner (what speed? is it actually better

I tried to do a search on bowling ball spinner and got all kinds of things showing up and nothing about an actual spinner. I have been told to get one of these by a few people but don't know much about them. They have 1/3hp 1/2hp etc. What is a decent one to get and is it alot better using one of t...
by Dax
January 16th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Young people wearing Wrist Supports
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Young people wearing Wrist Supports

Go for it StevenC

It establishes consistency - the key to bowling.

You can always go backwards and later work without it as you get better.

If you are getting one - get one of the later Storm models.
by Dax
January 16th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: critique the pros!
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: critique the pros!

should be fun and safe to do with a keyboard.

many many years ago - when I was new to the game-

I met Brian Voss at a beginners bowling clinic.

Being quite naive - I asked him why he left so many 10 pins on TV.

Didn't know that I was wading into an alligator pond -

he got quite angry.
by Dax
January 13th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Chicken wing cause?
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: Chicken wing cause?

There was great BTM article on this several years ago. Can't remember which issue but I came across it recently as I was reading some old back issues Found it. It was the coaching forum in BTM issue of Oct 1996. Wow! I can't believe it was that far back! I guess, the more things change, the more th...
by Dax
January 13th, 2019, 2:47 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Suzie Minshew's Bowl-Gram Keeping pins low
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Suzie Minshew's Bowl-Gram Keeping pins low

Lets think about this for a minute... The Center of Gravity is not the geometrical center of the ball. There could be instances where there is a considerable distance between the geometric center and Center of Gravity. Lower Cg in a golf club yields higher trajectory on the ball. Pin Center of Grav...
by Dax
January 13th, 2019, 2:34 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Why are the lanes so wonky this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: Why are the lanes so wonky this year?

You read it right. Self proclaimed experts will tell you the difference in ball motion is due to what is going on in the middle of the lane and carrydown doesnt exist or modern balls dont read it at all. Every single time the bowling ball tracks over one of the two bowties on the ball it deposits l...