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by TomaHawk
October 24th, 2023, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drastic PAP Change
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Drastic PAP Change

The person is a very good bowler too. He is a high torque, high rev player, his technique is solid. From every perspective, it looks like his delivery / release never changed. He had been scoring well, nothing warranted a closer look. Recently though, we drilled a low flare layout based on his old t...
by TomaHawk
October 24th, 2023, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drastic PAP Change
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Drastic PAP Change

Has anyone ever encountered a situation where a bowler's pap changed dramatically? The original stats were 5 3/4 x 1/4^. The new pap is 3 1/4 x 2 1/4^.
Personally, I have never seen a pap ever change to that degree.
by TomaHawk
August 18th, 2023, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: No Thumb Layouts
Replies: 3
Views: 545

No Thumb Layouts

There are two notable no-thumb layouts, one is the 2LS (Storm Layout), and the PAL (Mike Pinel).

Which do you use and why?
by TomaHawk
August 1st, 2023, 1:49 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to regain confidence in my approach
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: How to regain confidence in my approach

All bowling centers are different. If you find a combination that works at a certain center, it would be a good idea to make a note.
by TomaHawk
July 30th, 2023, 10:07 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to regain confidence in my approach
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: How to regain confidence in my approach

Nothing is simple in this game anymore. There are so many different types of lane surfaces it'll make a person's head spin. That does not include the overall condition of the surface either. You should stay with the shoe / heel combination that allows you to slide. Sure, it may feel like you can bar...
by TomaHawk
July 30th, 2023, 12:35 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: newly drilled thumb slugs
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: newly drilled thumb slugs

Pin pointing the exact feel you're looking for is probably going to be a trial and error process. If you use a rotary tool, you'll be changing the texture of the entire hole. You could etch the slug by hand. This would allow greater control over the process. I've seen people use a nail to scratch ho...
by TomaHawk
July 28th, 2023, 12:20 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Turbocharged Purple Pearl ??!!
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Turbocharged Purple Pearl ??!!

TheJesus wrote: July 27th, 2023, 8:46 pmNot so sure about the analogy with the diving board
by TomaHawk
July 27th, 2023, 2:49 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to regain confidence in my approach
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: How to regain confidence in my approach

Falling on the approach is one of the more tramatic events that can happen in a bowling environment. It happens suddenly / unexpectedly. That sensation sends just about any person into a life preservation mode. Getting your confidence back will depend on you getting comfortable again. In today's bow...
by TomaHawk
July 26th, 2023, 2:00 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: interchangeable thumb inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: interchangeable thumb inserts

after a ball is drilled and in use, can It be changed over to interchangeable thumb inserts without being plugged. Do they just drill out the thumb slug and install a changeable thumb insert? In most cases, interchangeables can be installed in the ball without having to plug the thumb hole. *There ...
by TomaHawk
July 23rd, 2023, 10:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Turbocharged Purple Pearl ??!!
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Turbocharged Purple Pearl ??!!

I wonder, has “the weight of the ball” issue ever been established through the use of a robo bowler?
by TomaHawk
July 23rd, 2023, 9:35 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Turbocharged Purple Pearl ??!!
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Turbocharged Purple Pearl ??!!

Agreed, when a bowling ball comes in contact with friction, that torque created by the core of a bowling ball is a factor. (We all know the coverstock has a lot of influence). In the video, given that the coverstocks are relatively the same, the difference between the lighter ball and the heavier ba...
by TomaHawk
July 23rd, 2023, 5:44 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Turbocharged Purple Pearl ??!!
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Turbocharged Purple Pearl ??!!

One factor I have never heard anyone talk about is torque. Torque would be the amount of force that is applied to the bowling ball at the point of release. I guess, it is not measurable? The heavier the ball, the greater the resistance. But, it is not just a weight factor. Rolling a heavier ball req...
by TomaHawk
July 16th, 2023, 10:37 pm
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Correcting Bad Release Habits(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Correcting Bad Release Habits(?)

The foul line drill is very effective, used it extensively while coaching at the collegiate and high school levels. It was somewhat frustrating to see a few people not benefit from the exercise. This particular group of people would constantly accelerate the swing too early even while doing the foul...
by TomaHawk
July 12th, 2023, 2:18 am
Forum: Coaching Discussion
Topic: Correcting Bad Release Habits(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Correcting Bad Release Habits(?)

Over the years, I've had several bowlers that were very good athletes. All had above average fast twitch muscles. They all had a couple things in common too, turning the ball early and turning it violently. Try as they might, they just could not stop releasing the ball so violently. In an effort to ...
by TomaHawk
July 9th, 2023, 8:00 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Won my choice of Brunswick balls in raffle
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Won my choice of Brunswick balls in raffle

Aren't ball raffles great! When confronted with an opportunity to choose any ball, a lot of bowlers tend to lean toward something that is not quite right for their game. Mostly, that happens because someone told them to get the most expensive ball on the wall. Have someone watch you throw the ball, ...
by TomaHawk
June 7th, 2023, 7:44 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: Thoughts on what to change in my Arsenal please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: Thoughts on what to change in my Arsenal please!

Glen, do you really believe "Bowling Is More Art Than Science"?
by TomaHawk
May 23rd, 2023, 2:12 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Reinventing my game
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Reinventing my game

Bud, your perseverance is to be commended! Our shop sees quite a few bowlers 60 years old and up. They're not too shabby either. In fact, a 70 year fella shot 879 not too long ago, an 82 year old shot 765. So, while age is somewhat of a factor, it is not the deciding factor. It is mental acquity tha...
by TomaHawk
May 23rd, 2023, 6:33 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Conversion from Turbo SG to JoPo
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Conversion from Turbo SG to JoPo

Dean, "The diameter was the same but the JoPos are longer and need to be drilled deeper." That's the answer I was looking for. Thanks! If the SG system was installed correctly, tab breakage should not be an issue. That goes for any changeable on the market. It is imperative, the slug be i...
by TomaHawk
May 21st, 2023, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Conversion from Turbo SG to JoPo
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Conversion from Turbo SG to JoPo

deanchamp wrote: May 21st, 2023, 3:41 am My long thumb hits the bottom of the Turbos.
Good enough reason...
by TomaHawk
May 20th, 2023, 3:32 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Conversion from Turbo SG to JoPo
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Conversion from Turbo SG to JoPo

deanchamp wrote: May 20th, 2023, 2:53 am I've switched from Turbo to JoPo. The diameter was the same but the JoPos are longer and need to be drilled deeper.
....why the change?