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by walterp
February 16th, 2024, 5:33 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Release on ball for one handed
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Release on ball for one handed

Logan wrote: February 13th, 2024, 8:18 pm so how am i to take me thumb out of my ball while i release it??? is it that important? if so why???
I don't quite understand what you are asking
by walterp
January 26th, 2024, 3:55 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Things that void the warranty on a bowling ball
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Things that void the warranty on a bowling ball

kajmk wrote: January 25th, 2024, 9:16 pm Thank you Walter!
You're welcome, I did forget on thing, pin less than 1 inch away from a finger hole.
by walterp
January 25th, 2024, 4:14 pm
Forum: Layout Advice
Topic: Does bridge distance usually account for inserts?
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Does bridge distance usually account for inserts?

Started drilling my own stuff recently and now drilling a ball for my brother. I don't use inserts but he does and now I'm curious about something that is probably trivial. Let's say you want 1/4" bridge.... is that the distance between the actual holes that accommodate the inserts or the dist...
by walterp
January 24th, 2024, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Things that void the warranty on a bowling ball
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Things that void the warranty on a bowling ball

Bridge less than 1/4 inch in width, lateral finger pitches that do not add up to at least 3/4 Inch, examples : 3/8 left, 3/8 right = 3/4 Ok 5/16 left. 5/16 right, adds up to 5/8. not ok.
exposing your ball to extreme temperatures. Ball damaged by a pin setter.
by walterp
December 12th, 2023, 9:38 pm
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Bruising at thumb
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Bruising at thumb

I have some bruising at my thumb that I cant seem to ever get rid of. It is a straight line about halfway down from the first digit. I have tried more tape, less tape, and whatever I do it is still there. I dont think I am gripping to hard either. The proshop thought the edge was sharp, and fixed t...
by walterp
December 12th, 2023, 9:34 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Advice on Approach Requested - Slow Ball Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: Advice on Approach Requested - Slow Ball Speed

What I like, shoulder is dropped, head appears to be over the ball in the stance. What is hard to tell is your pushaway shape and how far from your body the ball is in your stance. How long your steps are. Also hard to see what direction your feet are moving... Can't see the entire approach or your ...
by walterp
October 24th, 2023, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drastic PAP Change
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Drastic PAP Change

Something had to change in his release. Or may his setup? That's the direction I would have gone... PAP doesn't change that drastically without some kind of reason why...
by walterp
October 24th, 2023, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drastic PAP Change
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Drastic PAP Change

wow... I've seen small changes in paps, nothing like this though...
by walterp
October 16th, 2023, 6:03 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Targeting
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: Targeting

I draw a line from the foul line to my target in the arrow zone, then I watch the ball path to the distance zone for the ball motion triangle I am playing. Ingrained in my brain. Distance zones don't change, oil patterns do. I find the shallower the entry angle I use, the more mistake room I have le...
by walterp
October 14th, 2023, 1:50 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dexter bowling shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Dexter bowling shoes

I have the blue and purple Dexter Raquel size 9-1/2 women's shoe. They don't have a pad on the soles. If I wanted to use a brush to help my slide, what kind of brush would I get and how do I use one? Any pro shop should carry them or be able to get you one. Just ask them for a shoe brush. side to s...
by walterp
September 26th, 2023, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Cleaning my bowling ball
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Cleaning my bowling ball

I have a plastic Ebonite 300 13# ball that I've had since 1972. I like the ball since I usually throw a straight ball and plastic is good for that. My question is that I've noticed that the performance of my ball isn't good anymore. I wipe it off with a microfiber cloth but should I use something e...
by walterp
September 26th, 2023, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowing Shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Bowing Shoes

Lindad65 wrote: September 26th, 2023, 7:00 pm How do you apply the rubbing alcohol on the heels? What do you do? What about cleaning the soles of the shoes? How do you clean those?
With a paper towel, and rub on the worst spots aka caked on black crud. The soles I use a shoe brush,
by walterp
September 25th, 2023, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Bowing Shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Bowing Shoes

I'm thinking of getting a new pair of bowling shoes. I'm currently wearing The Dexter Raquel Women's grey/purple shoe, size 9-1/2. I like Dexter for the good fit and comfort and would like to get another Dexter if possible. I would like to know what kind of shoe would you recommend? I'm looking for...
by walterp
September 18th, 2023, 8:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: newly drilled thumb slugs
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: newly drilled thumb slugs

You can also try slowing down your thumb pitch, and using less bevel. Personally, I smooth out my thumb holes so they are like glass, and have enough room for a couple of pieces of white textured thumb hole tape and change it frequently, every six games at most. I try and line it up on the front sid...
by walterp
August 27th, 2023, 11:32 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ball Setup...VERY different than you think
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Ball Setup...VERY different than you think

Every sport has its rules. I don't think enforcing the rules is crying. There is something called nonsanctioned leagues. You should look for one of these. USBC rules are not in effect (but that's not to say the league itself doesn't have a rule or two). Yes, seniors leagues are inhabited by older b...
by walterp
August 22nd, 2023, 4:27 pm
Forum: Community Coaching
Topic: Bowling Math
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Bowling Math

Speaking strictly for myself, I'd rather be an artist than an engineer when I bowl, I'd rather call on my creative side to create shape.
by walterp
August 22nd, 2023, 4:24 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Ball Weight Variances
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Ball Weight Variances

Variations in manufacturing, those small variations will not affect ball motion nor will you feel them. Exactly, It's a manufacturing process, there will be variances, it's the same as a specified dimension for a machined part, let's call it a widget for argument's sake. Say it needs to be 3 3/4 th...
by walterp
August 22nd, 2023, 2:48 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Looking for a coach....
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Re: Looking for a coach....

by walterp
August 22nd, 2023, 2:28 pm
Forum: Certified Coaching
Topic: Looking for a coach
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: Looking for a coach

Hey Jeff
Found one for you
https://bowl.com/coaching/derrick-evans
Good luck!
by walterp
August 2nd, 2023, 2:15 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to regain confidence in my approach
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: How to regain confidence in my approach

Maybe a new 10 sole will help with the tacky approaches, or even a 9 sole.