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Botswana: Lodges, chobe game lodge, savute safari lodge
chobe game lodge, savute safari lodge, tour operator specialising: Hi Richard Thanks for your enquiry - I would recommend Savuti rather than Chobe. Chobe is beautiful its where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor spent their honeymoon, so has plenty of nostalgic value attached to it. Chobe is commercialised and quite...

Bourbon: liquor viscosity, kevin frye, worm wood
kevin frye, worm wood, wormwood society: Hi: Interesting question! Water with a specific gravity of ONE is higher that that of absinthe. Absinthe with it s oils from worm wood would literally float on the water. You can continue your education of absinthe from the Wormwood Society: http://www.wormwoodsociety.org/...

Bourbon: Canadian Club, selling on the internet, club date
selling on the internet, club date, s market: Hi Gary: Canadian club is a little out of my league...rye blend usually. But if you don t have a special bottling, the cost of the club is what is would sell for in today s market. And as long as it was never opened, there is no oxidation and it is...

Bourbon: crown royal, crown royal, gallon bottle
crown royal, gallon bottle, bourbon: Hi Dyan: Since Crown Royal is a Canadian blend, and not bourbon, and if all that is different about this bottle is the tilt stand, and if the bottle is sealed, then it is just as good as the day it was bottled, and worth what a gallon of crown royal is...

Bourbon: Hoffman Bourbon in Leprechaun Decanter, antique market, decanter
antique market, decanter, antique shop: Hi Clay: The decanter itself would only have the value a collector might pay if it were found in...maybe an antique shop. The bourbon itself, a mid to low lever distillate is still good to drink if the seal is not broken and worth what its comparison...

Bourbon: Kentucky Whisky, oxidation process, unopened bottles
oxidation process, unopened bottles, 2 bottles: Hi: Unopened bottles will last literally for ever. It s when they are opened that the oxidation process begin. The contents doesn t go... bad , it s just that the flavor begins to go and it just isn t as good anymore. Some say when a bottle gets down...

Bourbon: Carbohydrates, starting the atkins diet, hard liquor
starting the atkins diet, hard liquor, walking on ice: Hey Sam... You have to look hard for carbs in hard liquor and wine. So go for it...make sure it s good bourbon and for goodness sake...stay of walking on ice...it didn t do the good doctor any good! But I will caution you...and it s the down side...

Bourbon: limited stock Gibley's Canadian Velvet blended whisky, tax stamps, revenue stamp
tax stamps, revenue stamp, maryland tax: Hi: The canadian velvet it more than likely a blend of rye whiskeys. As collector s items, I think the value is just that and the nominal value of the bottles, if they were available today, is what would apply. If the seals are not broken, then the...

Bourbon: bourbon, woodworking industry, distiller
woodworking industry, distiller, bourbon: Hi: Wood that has a color to it is usually toxic. In the woodworking industry, it was found that the human body could handle the flour that was created by machining wood from the white woods quite nicely. But the saw dust from walnut, mahogany, and...

Bourbon: Irish Mist Whiskey, irish mist, carb count
irish mist, carb count, calorie content: Hi: Revision: Hi: Try this: http://www.irishmist.com/home.asp That s really out of my league...I m in the bourbon league. However, I will tell you that the calorie content is not nearly as high as the carb count because of the added sweet...

Bourbon: How to Tell Age of I.W. Harper Bottle, kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, straight bourbon whiskey
kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, straight bourbon whiskey, kentucky straight bourbon: Stephen: I m afraid there is no way of tracking the age. The value has two routes...like stamps...if you find someone who really wants it for heirloom reasons, then the value is what you can bargain for. Otherwise, it is worth what a current bottle...

Bourbon: Using The Canadian Velvet Bottle on an album cover, canadian recording artists, intellectual properties
canadian recording artists, intellectual properties, velvet underground: Hi: You don t need me...you need an intellectual properties attorney. I think Canadian Velvet has been off the market for a while...but that doesn t mean someone doesn t own the rights to the name. Be careful...lawsuits are expensive. regards...

Bourbon: Bourbon and pianos?, champagne region of france, kentucky bourbon
champagne region of france, kentucky bourbon, steam vent: Yes... Ok...that was the short answer and not fair! The long answer is more accurate, and more fun... Since 1964 I have re-manufactured hundreds of pianos. That means taking apart, (what some have counted as over 12,000 parts...and that means someone...

Bourbon: Liquor, unopened bottles, crown royal
unopened bottles, crown royal, s market: Hi Jack: Of course, as my profile suggests, my area is bourbon. However, I m guessing there are sites that devote themselves to others spirits. Crown Royal, if I m not mistaken, is a Rye blend...of sorts. And Pinch, of course, is Scotch. That...

Bourbon: M.E. Bellows' Scotch, martini rossi, current market value
martini rossi, current market value, unopened bottle: Hi Edward: All liquor is worth the current market value. If the distiller is out of business and the liquor was just a normal vintage, then the worth is in the drinking. All liquor, if still in a sealed condition is drinkable. It begins to oxidize...

Bourbon: Long Term Storage, long term storage, barrel crown
long term storage, barrel crown, impending marriage: HI Larry! So...I gather you are into rye blends?! I thing I would try a bottle or Sazerac 18 year old or Black Maple Hill. If you like Crown Royal...go for the special reserve. It s not that much and you can both enjoy it while you are having that...

Bourbon: Unopened pre-prohibition bourbon, bourbon whiskey, unopened bottle
bourbon whiskey, unopened bottle, private stock: Hi Clay: If the bourbon is truly sealed, it is still good to drink! Also, the value would be the value of a quart of bourbon today of the same quality. The quality of that whiskey is not the highest. However, this does not take into account the...

Bourbon: I W Harper, 1941, auction
Bourbon: I W Harper, 1941, auction

Bourbon: IW Harper Bourbon, Circa 1941, liquor store, general idea
liquor store, general idea, bourbon: Hi Arnold: Bourbon, or any other unopened whiskey is as good as the day it was bottled! The Harper you have is worth exactly what it says on the sticker at your local liquor store today. Drink it and remember, as soon as you open it, it will begin...

Bourbon: I W Harper, caramel flavor, jersey city
caramel flavor, jersey city, bakers: If you re going to mix...try Eagle Rare. It s cheaper, and great for mixing. The ones I suggested are more for straight up sipping. ciao Hi Bill: Sure! Try Hancock Reserve, Bakers, Blantons. All three are full bodied, have a vanilla/caramel...

Bourbon: Help identifying a whisky label, whisky, pianos
whisky, pianos, endorsements: At first it looked like Hancock Reserve. But I can t make out the label either. And if you took this from a movie, chances are the label is made up. In 1979, the movies didn t do endorsements as I understand it. They even covered up names of pianos...

Bourbon: Kentucky Bourbon, straight bourbon whiskey, kentucky straight bourbon
straight bourbon whiskey, kentucky straight bourbon, kentucky straight bourbon whiskey: Hi Robbie: The whiskey itself, since it is sealed, is as good...or bad...as the day it was bottled. The value of the whiskey is on par with a moderate priced bourbon on the shelf today. I would guess around 25.00. There is really no collector s...

Bourbon: Honey Bourbon, mint juleps, quarter teaspoon
mint juleps, quarter teaspoon, manhattans: Hi Ben: Me either!!!! I m very much of a purest when it comes to good bourbon and the only thing I infuse it with is a good, wide mouthed glass! However, I m thinking that bourbon is used as the base for lots of drinks that are sweet...Manhattans...

Bourbon: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, straight bourbon whiskey, kentucky straight bourbon whiskey
straight bourbon whiskey, kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, kentucky straight bourbon: Hi: Generally speaking, the worth of the bottle is the present worth of the contents, which, is still good as long as the seal has not been broken. Sometimes there is additional value to a collector! However, one can not evaluate that unless one finds...

Bourbon: single-malt, single malt scotch, blantons
single malt scotch, blantons, bourbon: Hi Leonard: Single malt scotch lovers have a hard time turning down Hancock Reserve. Also, you might want to consider Blantons or Rock Hill Farms. If these are unavailable in your area...get back to me! You may even want to try rye...it would be...

Bourbon: bottled 1950 100 proof I. W. harper kentucky whiskey still in box distilled 1946 and bottled in 1950, kentucky whiskey, harper kentucky
kentucky whiskey, harper kentucky, unopened bottle: Hi Kathleen: Bottles of liquor that are still sealed, retain the quality today that they had when bottled, and the value of that item is the value of an equal item on the shelf today. So, if you can find a Bottle of Harper Kentucky whiskey in your local...

Bourbon: An unopened bottle of Vintage Jims choice Charles the first bourbon., oxidation process, smile on your face
oxidation process, smile on your face, mattice: HI Brent: This is one of the cases where no one knows who wants what and what they will pay for it. There are some collector bottles out there that I ve seen go for amounts I would never pay, but then I would rather savor bourbon and save it. I think...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Whiskey Valuations.
Whiskey/Bourbon: Whiskey Valuations.

Whiskey/Bourbon: Whiskey Valuations.
Hi Cliff: Whiskey, unlike wine, does not change with age. Once it hits the bottle...if left uncorked, it will stay that way forever. So a bottle of say...20 A.H. Hirsch from 1974 would be the same as today...EXCEPT...there ain t no mo...as they say....

Whiskey/Bourbon: Bottle of scotch whisky, scotch whisky, blair athol
scotch whisky, blair athol, dollar worth: Hi Karen: Sandeman was actually part of Sandeman and Roy who were merchants for the Blair Athol Distillery. Back then...it was not a big hit. So what you have there, if the seal isn t broken, is a bottle of mid level scotch not high in dollar worth....

Whiskey/Bourbon: BRANDY
Hi... Ok...I searched and searched and came up with nothing! You need to find someone expert in brandy! I found no evidence that this could not be duplicated today which makes it worth whatever you could buy it for...today! Happy Holidays...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Value of unopened bourbon, metal lids, pint bottles
metal lids, pint bottles, old bottles: Hi Armando: Generally, no whiskey gains value over the years. Once bottled, the aging process stops. So...This is NOT a high level distillation. I m thinking you add up the total volume and match it to something like Jim Beam if you have a real...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Jack Daniels Whiskey, jack daniels whiskey, whiskey bottle
jack daniels whiskey, whiskey bottle, old tin: Hi Sandy: The whiskey itself is worth exactly what it is on the shelf today. If the bottle is indeed sealed, the whiskey inside is as good as the day it was bottled. As far as the collector s tin goes...that s anyone s guess. However, knowing the...

Whiskey/Bourbon: 1969 Old Fitzgerald sons of Erin
Hi Sean: There is no real accrued value in this old bottle. The whiskey inside is as good...or as bad...as the day it was bottled! Keep it around for a conversation piece. If you re not much of a whiskey drinker, don t crack that seal. Oxidation is...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Very Xtra Old Fitzgerald bourbon
Whiskey/Bourbon: Very Xtra Old Fitzgerald bourbon

Whiskey/Bourbon: Very Xtra Old Fitzgerald bourbon
Hi Kimberley: As my profile suggests I don t price whiskeys because it is generally impossible especially when that whiskey in question is no longer made. The rule is: If the seal is unbroken, the contents are as good as the day it was bottled, and the...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Bulleit Bourbon
Hi Al: Yes...heard of it and had it. If you like this great. Not one of my choices. I m not a big mixer of whiskey. I like my bourbon neat and my scotch the same way. However, ONE ice cube in bourbon is acceptable and a splash of water in scotch...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Whiskey/Bourbon, collectible
HI Derrick: It s not the bourbon that is collectable, it s the bottle. The bourbon is worth whatever it is on the shelf today if it is still sealed. As far as the bottle goes, you put it on ebay or craigslist for 4-8 times what the bourbon is worth,...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Doughert's Private Stock
Hi Larry: The value will vary. It really depends on how much someone wants memorabilia. This is not for drinking purposes. The liquid is not aged, so it must be clear. The better shape the stash is in the more it s worth. All of the seals must...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Doughert's Private Stock
Whiskey/Bourbon: Doughert's Private Stock

Whiskey/Bourbon: Beams choice Collectos Edition charcoal filtered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Hi Maureen: As my profile suggests, my expertise does not cover antique evaluations or appraisals. There are those out there that specialize in such things and how much they go at auction. From purely a distillate point of view, the liquor is worth...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Benedictine
Hi David: With regard to value...I can only say that if it is not a collectable (which is out of my pay grade) it is worth the same as a new bottle found on the shelves now. There are sites that help value antique liquor but that is not within my...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Exactly why is Crown Royal a blended whiskey?
Hi Anna: Distilleries or better yet Bottlers purchase their whiskey form suppliers other than themselves. First of, Crown Royal is basically a blended rye. Most of the North American (Canadian) whiskeys are traditionally rye. Rye is a blend of...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Makers Mark gold wax
Hi Bob: The general rule for bourbon is that it has to be in the barrel for at least two years. Maker s Mark, around six years. It s the time in the barrel, not the bottle, that determines the age. The worth for this is as much as it would be on the...

Whiskey/Bourbon: asking about whisky
Hi Bhalaram: As long as the seal is in tact, the whiskey will last forever! Once bottled, with little room at the top, oxidation isn t an issue. So...pop that seal and enjoy! Walker is a southern blended scotch. That means it is the product of...

Whiskey/Bourbon: Jack daniels collectors tin
Hi Michael: A while ago Daniels was bottling at 43% which translates to 86 proof unlike today where it is bottling at 80 proof. I have seen the tins without the bottle selling for from 20-49.00/ The Black label was 90 proof while the green was 80....

Whiskey/Bourbon: Jack Daniels tin
Hi Kim: Yes...there were many! Does it have the whiskey inside and intact...if so..the whiskey is worth shelf price today. The tins have no set value...The value is in the perception of the buyer. I would start the asking at 50.00. It s really...

Whiskey/Bourbon: old bourbon
Hi Dave: These special edition bottles are always a dilemma! As you can see from your responses from the Masters themselves...the market really doesn t know what to do with them. This may or may not be a good bourbon, but that fact that it is a...

Bowie, David: david bowie, tbos, earthling
tbos, earthling, david bowie: Here are some figures. I have exact(ish) figures for the US and UK. For example, BTWN sold 200,000 there, Outside about 170,000 and Earthling 200,000. In the UK, BTWN sold 350,000, and Outside and Earthling around 90,000. Best Of 69/74 sold almost 200,000...

Bowie, David: Beckenham, Kent, gallery thumbnails, home hope
gallery thumbnails, home hope, moondust: I do have a few pictures here of Haddon Hall. http://www.modhachaidh.myqth.com/moondust/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=19 This page and the next each have a few pictures of both interior and exterior of that home. Hope this is what you were looking for...

Bowie, David: Bewlay Brothers, beat poets, bewlay brothers
beat poets, bewlay brothers, andy warhol: The song is supposed to be based on David s relationship with his older brother, Terry. terry was a huge influence on david, introducing him to jazz and the beat poets, factors that would massively shape his musical career later. It probably has a large...

Bowie, David: Bowie and Iman's daughter, daughter alexandria, people magazine
daughter alexandria, people magazine, paparazzi shots: I know that David is absolutely reveling in it, as he often mentions his daughter in interviews and so on these days. He speaks of her with great affection. There have been a few pictures of her out and about in New York with her Dad, who is disguised (not...

Bowie, David: Bowie LP, ziggy stardust, exact record
ziggy stardust, exact record, fabulous album: I don t know but if you go down to any bookshop or library you should be able to sneak a look in a record value book. There should be the exact record there...make a note of your serial number anyway to make sure. There doesn t seem to be anything to help...

Bowie, David: berlin, infamous gesture, hitler salute
infamous gesture, hitler salute, wife angie: Taking one point at a time... 1) Bowie in Berlin Bowie doesn t live there now, he s in New York these days. He did move there in the late seventies when he produced the three albums known as the Berlin Trilogy, Low, Heroes and Lodger. He spent a lot...

Bowie, David: bi night, bowie fan, credible person
bowie fan, credible person, male lover: Hi Jason, The answer to your question is no. There were no Bi nights. The reason I say this s that there is not one piece of evidence or one credible person to collaborate any of this. and David Bowie is not credible. Most people who have been...

Bowie, David: China Girl, china girl, berlin germany
china girl, berlin germany, best wishes: I m away from home at the moment and I don t have the books I need to look this up in - try looking at discographies (the teenagewildife site has an excellent one) or please wait for an answer when i get home. I will get back to you if you so wish at a later...

Bowie, David: Current David Bowie tour, all the young dudes, ziggy stardust
all the young dudes, ziggy stardust, new killer star: These are the songs he has so far played during the Reality tour: 5.15 The Angels Have Gone / A New Career In A New Town / Afraid / All The Young Dudes / Always Crashing In The Same Car / Ashes To Ashes / Battle For Britain (The Letter) / Be My Wife / Breaking...

Bowie, David: DAVID BOWIE & THE JEWS, neo nazi movement, african american woman
neo nazi movement, african american woman, nazi party: Hi, First of all may I ask you to do me a small favour after you have read and evaluated my response to your question? Please take a moment of your time if you will to rate me as an expert. These ratings are the only way I can make sure that my answers...

Bowie, David: David Bowie, cocaine addiction, cocaine dealer
cocaine addiction, cocaine dealer, wierd behaviour: Sorry if this was late, not been able to access my email account. The song Always Crashing In The Same Car is a true story - apparently Bowie wrote off a Mercedes whilst drunk - as for the drug dealer part, I m not sure that s true. He crashed the car...

Bowie, David: David Bowie, bbc version, dirty song
bbc version, dirty song, baal: Sorry for the delay on an answer. Baal s Hymn was not actually written by David Bowie, but is part of Bertolt Brechtís play Baal. Bowie starred in this for the BBC version in 1982 and recoded the songs for it. Baalís Hymn, Remembering Marie A, Ballad of...

Bowie, David: David Bowie and Morrissey, david bowie fan, nme magazine
david bowie fan, nme magazine, national front disco: Hello Samantha, It s true that for a while in 1995 Morrissey was with David Bowie on tour, as he was hired to open for Bowie on his Outside tour. Morrissey withdrew after only two weeks of touring with him though. Morrissey was just an opening act for...

Bowie, David: Is David Bowie part jewish?, anglican catholic, nazi salute
anglican catholic, nazi salute, jewish origin: Hello, David Bowie has before claimed to being up to half Jewish, and this was usually around the 1976 time frame when he was defending himself against being called a racist after his infamous nazi salute . However, Bowie was not raised Jewish at all....

Bowie, David: David Bowie's sexuality., wife angie, contradictory signals
wife angie, contradictory signals, same sex relationships: I suggest if you want to air your views about sexuality you do it somewhere more appropriate - questions go to Expert s inboxes in their personal email accounts. If you don t need an answer, do this somewhere else please, it s a bit of a waste of my time....

Bowie, David: David Bowie vs. Velvet Goldmine, creative endeavours, overwhelming curiosity
creative endeavours, overwhelming curiosity, fame and fortune: I would say that creativity and curiosity are what drives Bowie to do what he does - he has said in the past that he feels the need to create music and so on and Iman has commented that his overwhelming curiosity about many things are where he derives inspiration...

Bowie, David: David Bowie, cocaine addiction, cocaine dealer
cocaine addiction, cocaine dealer, wierd behaviour: 1. The parking lot incident took place in Berlin. He was drunk and couldn t find his way out. 2. David s addiction in the mid 70s were severe, some of the stories are true some are not. Some of the TV intereviews from the mid 70s show a true picture...

Bowie, David: David's drug use..., heart injury, bowie fan
heart injury, bowie fan, complete show: He started to complain about chest pains during the last couple of shows in june 2004. He could barely manage the Prague show, but felt better again and completed another show two days later. I guess it was the day after when he was rushed to a hospital in...

Bowie, David: Duncan, google search, iman
google search, iman, limelight: Hello, There really aren t many pictures of him. He remains out of the limelight it seems as much as possible. There were pictures of him at David s wedding o Iman, but that was over ten years ago, and since then there have been very few photos of him....

Bowie, David: david bowie, delivery mail, address info
delivery mail, address info, enought: No, I have never tried to contact him. I m of the belieif that one shouldn t meet the maker. I know this sounds odd, but I rather have him as i want him than risking all if he wouldn t meet my needs. Is this understandable? As with anything you write,...

Bowie, David: david bowie, mail companies, diamond dogs
mail companies, diamond dogs, record collectors: The airbrushing was taken away released on CD. As for the lack of airbrushing on an original LP, it could be quiet valuable. Here is an article on it http://www.bowiewonderworld.com/press/00/0107packaging.htm How much yours would be worth however, I am unsure...

Bowie, David: david bowie's outside..., nathan adler, interpretation section
nathan adler, interpretation section, baby grace: It s all part of the appeal...try going on a messageboard for lengthy discussion (try www.teenagewildlife.com in the interpretation section), personally I always thought it was Leon who killed Baby Grace. Nathan Adler is the detective. The options are Ramona,...

Bowie, David: david bowie, mid 70s, david bowie
mid 70s, david bowie, much money: Not really broke, but close to. It happened in the mid 70s. The reason behind it are many, such as his mangement, who spent to much money. And you could also blame David himself for not keeping track of his money. I guess he really trusted his manager, something...

Bowie, David: E-mail, info address, mail info
info address, mail info, e mail: It s the site they mean, not him personally. Maybe some of it is passed along to him if it is really interesting. But it s not to him personally, and, if it was, how many mails do you think he would have in his in box every day, too many for a single person...

Bowie, David: Fripp, Belew, elephant talk, belew
elephant talk, belew, king crimson: Carlos, Thank you for your question, it is not very often that I run across someone who is familiar about Fipp, Belew, and King Crimson. There is so much information out there for you. These are just a few links to my favorite sites. They are usually updated...

Bowie, David: Bowie and Iman's daughter, niglet, sick in the head
Bowie, David: Bowie and Iman's daughter, niglet, sick in the head, nigger

Bowie, David: China Girl
Bowie, David: China Girl

Bowie, David: DAVID BOWIE & THE JEWS, david bowie, occult roots
Bowie, David: DAVID BOWIE & THE JEWS, david bowie, occult roots, asshole

Bowie, David: David Bowie and Morrissey, national front disco, david bowie
Bowie, David: David Bowie and Morrissey, national front disco, david bowie, arsenal

Bowie, David: Is David Bowie part jewish?
Bowie, David: Is David Bowie part jewish?

Bowie, David: David Bowie's sexuality., mick jagger, public declaration
Bowie, David: David Bowie's sexuality., mick jagger, public declaration, inclination

Bowie, David: David's drug use..., mug shot, rochester ny
Bowie, David: David's drug use..., mug shot, rochester ny, pot

Bowie, David: Duncan
Bowie, David: Duncan

Bowie, David: david bowie's outside..., ziggy stardust, finger points
Bowie, David: david bowie's outside..., ziggy stardust, finger points, ramona

Bowie, David: what about germany w/eno?, lou reed, scheme of things
Bowie, David: what about germany w/eno?, lou reed, scheme of things, further reading

Bowie, David: glam, kurt vonnegut jr, russell harty
Bowie, David: glam, kurt vonnegut jr, russell harty, marijuana charge

Bowie, David: What happened to David Bowie?, weight gain, heart attack
Bowie, David: What happened to David Bowie?, weight gain, heart attack, hurricane katrina

Bowie, David: Life on Mars, reality tour, mp3 recording
Bowie, David: Life on Mars, reality tour, mp3 recording, youtube

Bowie, David: Little Dummer boy, karaoke cd, ona
Bowie, David: Little Dummer boy, karaoke cd, ona

Bowie, David: mars, young girls
Bowie, David: mars, young girls

Bowie, David: In the french t.v. ad for..., thin white duke, personna
thin white duke, personna, ziggy: I think its the Low period persona. The first one you see is Ziggy, then Low (sitting on the steps). The person who passes them in the stairs with the patch over the eye doesn t have a name (also known as the pirate look). In the kitchen you see Thin White...

Bowie, David: what about germany w/eno?, klaus nomi, freddie mercury
klaus nomi, freddie mercury, lou reed: He was clearly interested and wanted to explore that side, but I don t think he ever was gay. Perhaps unsure about his sexuality but not gay. I ve never heard that anything that suggest Iggy or Lou was gay either. It was a case of getting the attention...

Bowie, David: glam, melody maker magazine, mick ronson
melody maker magazine, mick ronson, terry burns: Hi Lyn, First of all may I ask you to please take the time to rate me as an expert once you have read my answer. This is very important as I wish to know if I am doing a satisfactory job. It doesn t seem that your question is confined to one era of...

Bowie, David: Hi Jamie, how are ya'?..., north providence rhode island, providence rhode island
north providence rhode island, providence rhode island, band aerosmith: Hi Mike, Thanks for the question and the answer is coming from Vancouver, Canada. You like Aerosmith I see. I saw the Rocks tour which if I am not mistaken was the first world tour. It was a memorable evening.. I can imagine it was a little daunting...

Bowie, David: What happened to David Bowie?, fashion rocks, pinched nerve
fashion rocks, pinched nerve, heart problem: The brusied eye and the bandage around his hand was just a joke on his behalf, or statement about fashion in general, I don t know. The heart problem he came down with during the last month of the reality tour in 2004 is today what made him gain weight...

Bowie, David: hello, publicity stunt, open relationship
publicity stunt, open relationship, confusing subject: Bowie s sex life has always been a confusing subject! He married Angela, his first wife, relatively young but continued to have an open relationship, both of them having semi-serious relationships with other people. Bowie would have relationships with both...

Bowie, David: hey, bowie fan, handful
bowie fan, handful, email addresses: Every Bowie fan would LOVE to know the answer to this question! Simply put, no...there are email addresses floating around but it s highly doubtful that they really belong to David. A man as famous as he is would carefully guard his privacy, so I m afraid...

Bowie, David: jagger, melody maker magazine, advance ticket sales
melody maker magazine, advance ticket sales, sexual link: Hi Andy, First of all may I ask you to please take a bit of your time to rate me after you have read my response. This is important as I need to know if I am doing a satisfactory job. I thank you in advance. Let s start at the beginning. The Bowie...

Bowie, David: Life on Mars, bassman bootlegs, quick reply
bassman bootlegs, quick reply, life on mars: Dear Ruud, Unfortunetly I do not own this track ethier. Some bootlegs are very tricky to get hold of. My best advice would be to check out some forums, Such as http://bowieaudio.com/ and look there. If I manage to get hold of a copy I d be happy to send...

Bowie, David: Life on Mars, mark david chapman, novice monk
mark david chapman, novice monk, lindsay kemp: Hi Lauren The whole album Hunky Dory is ripe with references to religion. Bowie had a practising Buddhist and had seriously considered becoming a novice monk before Lindsay Kemp talked him out of it. It was a book that Bowie read when attending school...

Bowie, David: Little Dummer boy, little drummer boy, david bowie fan
little drummer boy, david bowie fan, bowie wonderworld: This song has only been released on rare compliations and so on, so I doubt that there is in fact a backing song. The only thing I can think of is that you get some music software and try to edit out the voices or get the chords/sheet music and try to play...

Bowie, David: Love his Creativity, bowie fans, glass spider
bowie fans, glass spider, creaters: Hi Heather. First may I ask you kindly to rate me after you have read my response. It is important for me to know how well I am doing answering questions. I thank you in advance. Labyrinth. Believe it or not this film is rarely discussed among Bowie...

Bowie, David: the man who sold the world, interpretation section, capitalist world
interpretation section, capitalist world, man who sold the world: I d say it was about the rise of commercialism in the world. Maybe false people... he said i was his friend ? The loneliness of the modern world... I thought you died alone ? I d say the coldness of the commercial, capitalist world is my interpretation....

Bowie, David: mars, teenage obsession, interpretation section
teenage obsession, interpretation section, cynical view: It s hard to decipher many of Bowie s lyrics - they may well have been the product of his cut up method and so mean very little. On the other hand, there seem to be undertones of teenage obsession and the harsh commercial side of art looked at from a cynical...

Bowie, David: NAME, american frontiersman, mick jagger
american frontiersman, mick jagger, london stage: Here is an excerpt from an article I found that I think answers your question quite well. He changed his stage name from Jones to Bowie in 1966 because of the success of Davy Jones on the London stage. That was prior to the success of the Monkees (with...

Bowie, David: personality, strange fascination, amusing stuff
strange fascination, amusing stuff, sound and vision: The best thing to do to get a (very) brief overview of David, his inspirations and his life, watch Sound and Vision . Much detail missing but a good framework to work on. Other than that, Strange Fascination by Buckley is a great read with great detail...

Bowie, David: Is this a valuable recording?, trident studios, mp3 snippets
trident studios, mp3 snippets, mail addy: I ll help in any way I can. Please send mp3 snippets of all the songs and I ll have a listen and let you know what I think it is. And, please send me your e-mail addy, this in order to not speak about this on all experts.com Sincerely - Stefan (Bassman)...

Bowie, David: Ziggy Stardust, baal shem tov, raphael patai
baal shem tov, raphael patai, messiah texts: I think David refers to this. The Curious Idea of the Leper Messiah When one studies rabbinic ideas of the Messiah one comes upon a very curious idea: Messiah is a Leper! Where does this idea come from? We ll tell you below, but first consider some...

Bowling: 10 pin, target line, reactive ball
target line, reactive ball, finger and thumb: Your ring finger creates some of the rotation of your ball. Removing the ring finger when throwing at 10 pins, will often cut down the hook substantially. Try a couple shots into the couch at home to make sure your fit will allow you to control the ball with...

Bowling: 10 pin bowling odities?, automatic pinsetters, 10 pin bowling
automatic pinsetters, 10 pin bowling, newbrunswick canada: I know when pin boys were in use, ten pin bowling could be done with small balls. Once automatic pinsetters came along, the small ball ten pin balls were unusable. Duckpins is played with a small ball and can be played with pin boys or automatic pinsetters....

Bowling: 10 pin hook, pin hook, o clock
pin hook, o clock, clock face: Nick, Both will work, but, I don t believe turning the wrist is right for most people. I usually tell people to place their hand in the ball so the fingers are at (picture a clock face) about 7 o clock. This will put the thumb between 12 and 1 o clock....

Bowling: 10 pin, cranker, tweener
cranker, tweener, pointing finger: I guess you have a plastic spare ball. Try pointing your thumb straight up all the way thru the release.Also open up your pinkie to counter your pointing finger.This will take 50% or better of your fingers out of the shot.DON T CUT THE FOLLOW THRU SHORT....

Bowling: 13lb ball, dull surface, ocy
dull surface, ocy, disc problem: OIL moves around a lot. Even only one or 2 bowlers,it depends on the temp. , humidity , type of oil & pattern.The oil will move further down with every ball thrown. You will feel it the most when the oil hits your break point.Sooner & spotty if another bowler...

Bowling: 2 fingers, plenty of power, aj
plenty of power, aj, fingers: If you are going to make the 2 finger release workable, you will need to concentrate on letting the ball roll off of your hand and not trying to over lift it. Over lifting will cause you to over rotate and create a lot of spin, but very little roll. Try...

Bowling: 10 pin, gutter, good luck
gutter, good luck, hook: Do you try to throw a hook at your 10 pin? If so, that is part of the problem. The straighter you can shoot at them, the more you will make. It sounds like you need to shoot them using more of the middle of the lane. Even if you still hook it, the farther...

Bowling: Ball, oil and cleaning issues..., attitude shift, reactive ball
attitude shift, reactive ball, border of mexico: I think I am the only one that does a criss cross sanding. Just tell the pro shop to sand with one grit then 1/4 turn & sand with one grit finer. You will get the diamond shape or XXXXX GRAIN.THIS DONE FROM THE FIRST SANDING WILL GET GROUND DOWN A BIT FROM...

Bowling: Bowling, bowling center management, vincennes indiana
bowling center management, vincennes indiana, shop management: My degree is from Vincennes University in Vincennes Indiana. It is a 2 year degree course that covers bowling center management of which pro shop management is included. Ebonite and IBPSIA offer pro shop training courses ranging from basic to advanced. ...

Bowling: Bowling Balls, first arrow, surface friction
first arrow, surface friction, bowling balls: Tim, Let me know what is not working (the balls you ve thrown up till now). With no idea of how much oil is being applied to the old wood lanes you bowl on, I have no way to evaluate. Not having much hook could be to strong a ball or ball layout working...

Bowling: Which ball is better?, raw anger, bowling ball
raw anger, bowling ball, magic ball: A ball must suit your game, allowing you to match up to the lane condition. If you don t average 170 or better (having some of the consistency and skill to deliver the hook potential you re asking about) and need some of what follows, you may be looking for...

Bowling: my ball doesn't hook, physical game, bowling league
physical game, bowling league, squeak: What kind of ball do you have? Manufacturer and specific product? No reason a ball with 15 games would quit working. I d think the lanes or the way you are throwing the ball might be the culprit. How hard do you throw the ball? Are other teammates experiencing...

Bowling: ball layouts, oil ring, pap
oil ring, pap, layouts: You can find the PAP by tracing the first oil ring on your ball............or the closest one to the holes. Find the center of that ring and mark a spot directly opposite that on the other side of the ball. Mark that spot and measure from the center of your...

Bowling: ball weight, ebay, pounders
ebay, pounders, wobble: 7 POUNDERS ARE RARE.ADDING WEIGHT IS NOT A VERY GOOD IDEA. IT WOULD MAKE THE BALL WOBBLE.IT IS MUCH BETTER TO TAKE OUT SOME.AND THAT WOULD ONLY BE AN OUNCE OR 2. I WOULD STICK WITH THE LIGHTER BALL UNTIL YOU COME ACROSS A 7 SO YOU DON T STRAIN YOU BACK.YOU...

Bowling: bowling ball layout, ball performance, bowling ball
ball performance, bowling ball, performance core: That layout would not be considered strong on the backend, but should have a nice consistant arcing motion down the lane. If you would want more backend potential, you will need to polish the ball more than you have in the past. Coverstock is the number...

Bowling: bowling shoe issue and approach, bowling shoes, bowling shoe
bowling shoes, bowling shoe, new shoes: Jon, Do you have a starting point in your set-up that is consistent each shot? If so, it sounds simple but move forward half the distance you want to cover, identify some marking on the lane, ball return, wall, something, to allow you to line up at the...

Bowling: buying a good ball for drying conditions, baby hook, urethanes
baby hook, urethanes, last game: When you find this condition, what would you feel the best shot for you would be without changing much ??? WHAT IT YOUR BABY HOOK ???? WHEN THE LANES GET VERY DRY, I GO WITH IF REACTIVES, STORM BIG HIT OR MAYBE BRUNSWICK GROOVES.I ALSO LIKE A GOOD...

Bowling: Cleaning, oil absorption, blue tornado
oil absorption, blue tornado, bowling balls: One of the easiest ways to get oil out, is to not let lane conditioner(oil) get in. I m a big fan of wiping the ball off before every shot. Microfiber towels help remove oil from the surface actively as you bowl. By keeping the surface clean, you don t get...

Bowling: Cleaning a bowling ball, bowling balls, bowling ball
bowling balls, bowling ball, black beauty: You might be able to clean them with simple green, but it would be best if you could take them to a pro shop to get them cleaned up. The pro shop would be able to us some stronger cleaners and a ball spinner. It will cost a bit more, but get them cleaned...

Bowling: carry, axis tilt, bowling balls
axis tilt, bowling balls, performance ball: Addressing your ball speed issue. Assuming you have a nice relaxed grip, and free armswing, in your set-up, holding the ball higher should generate a higher back swing and more ball speed. Holding it lower, lower swing height and less ball speed. Consistent...

Bowling: century 100 pattern, cant aford, drive wheels
cant aford, drive wheels, oil pattern: I have bowled in WISCONSIN. THE WEATHER OFF OF THE LAKES CAN MAKE A LANE CONDITION CHANGE VERY FAST FOR BETTER OR WORSE.I GREW UP IN NEW ENGLAND SO 4 SEASONS OF WEATHER MAKES CONSISTENT CONDITIONS A CHALLENGE.WHEN WE TURNED OFF THE HEAT AT NIGHT, THE LANES...

Bowling: children's bowling ball, bowling store, teaching control
bowling store, teaching control, sales receipt: Mark, As you are no doubt all ready aware, Kids grow fast. Start him with the lightest ball you can find at the bowling center. We start kids at about 10 percent of their body weight. Position the ball so the holes are up or down. And have him roll the...

Bowling: correct bowling ball, gyro ball, answer mark
gyro ball, answer mark, performance ball: Mark, The Fury being on sale, seems like a good option. Your sense of the operator giving you choices and sounds like, as you mentioned, a guy trying to keep it simple. For more ball speed, oily lanes, etc. the Fury could be a good choice. Dropping from...

Bowling: drilling spec for maxim ebonite, bowling ball, ebonite
bowling ball, ebonite, maxim: An Ebonite Maxim has the lesat hook potential and the weakest core in a bowling ball. With the pancake style weight block, the drilling will not help with hitting power. If you would like to get the ball to hook a bit more, you can sand the coverstock....

Bowling: drilling for storm thunder road, drill patterns, usa equipment
drill patterns, usa equipment, jason belmonte: I REALLY DO NOT KNOW JASON B. I KNOW THAT IF YOU DRILL UP IDENTICAL EQUIPMENT, YOU WILL PROBABLY GET A DIFFERENT REACTION SINCE YOUR STYLE IS NOT 100% OF JASONS.GETTING AN IDEA ON DRILL PATTERNS IS FINE. BUT, JUST KEEP IT AS AN IDEA. AUSTRALIA HAS DIFFERENT...

Bowling: Exotic Drilling, first arrow, total annihilation
first arrow, total annihilation, straight ball: Have you heard of leverage weight ? Leverage is where you get the max imbalance for hooking. The heavy spot is 1/2 way between the center of grip & axis point. The Pin is in a strong position (2:00 - 2:30).Then like the passion , you sand the surface with...

Bowling: Eye Dominance and Thumb Pain, eye dominance, thumb pain
eye dominance, thumb pain, bowling ball: Adam, Nice to hear back from you. Thanks for your time to address the concerns you have with your ball. Do you have a Strike Zone or Blast Zone or both? I think I get your fit info. But you identify the first measurement as your ring finger. The size of...

Bowling: Ball, oil and cleaning issues..., attitude shift, caracas venezuela
Bowling: Ball, oil and cleaning issues..., attitude shift, caracas venezuela, hello friend

Bowling: hooking the ball, wrong stuff, wrong direction
Bowling: hooking the ball, wrong stuff, wrong direction, revs

Bowling: oil patterns, head pin, foul line
Bowling: oil patterns, head pin, foul line

Bowling: fingers don't fit!, grip ball, high humidity
grip ball, high humidity, change food: YOU NEED TO TAKE NOTE OF SUCH THINGS AS WEATHER,WORK CHANGE,FOOD,DRINK,GETTING SICK,GAINING BODY WEIGHT AND AN OLD GRIP OVER 6 MONTHS OR A NEW BAD DRILLING. THE WEATHER HOT/HUMID SUMMER MONTHS WILL TEND TO SWELL YOU UP.WINTER/COLD WILL SHRINK YOU...

Bowling: fingertip numbness, finger grips, ring finger
finger grips, ring finger, numbness: Stacy, Check the fit of the ball where you got it plugged. Have the operator measure it in front of you. Length and angle of the holes (pitch) should be identical to your other ball. Or have them fix it. The numbness could be several things (you throwing...

Bowling: no flare, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, left hander: The pin is by your ring finger? Where is the CG marking? It may be that you are just turning your hand too early in the release. This can cause the ball to roll over the thumb hole and not have much reaction. Keep your thumb as close to 11 oclock as...

Bowling: A good, light ball, ball answer, pin action
ball answer, pin action, straight ball: Distance from thumb to finger is 2 1/2 inches for both fingers? With a short span, short fingers, and a dry hand, you should have at least 3/8 inch forward pitch in both fingers. It sounds like you may be a little stretched in the ball? Is that right? Having...

Bowling: grinding my thumb, thumb hole, jointers
thumb hole, jointers, resin: You would be putting off what your just going to end up doing if you use tape or something to lessen the pain. Double jointers are different from each other.I drill test grips in old used balls & have them throw a few to see if the grip is close & what...

Bowling: grip, hammer bowling ball, thumb hole
hammer bowling ball, thumb hole, finger grips: Great to hear back from you Jose. We still don t have a feel for the length of the grip, but if you feel your gripping the ball, I suspect your right. These days fitting techniques have dramatically improved. Ideally a ball will let go of you, but bowlers...

Bowling: Help w/ layouts and ball selection., open bowling, blue dots
open bowling, blue dots, cranker: I AM ALSO A BIG CRANKER. I HAVE HAD BIG PROBLEMS SINCE THE EARLY 90 S.I USED COLUMBIA BLUE DOTS ON 45-50 FEET.NOW IT IS 20-35 FEET ON SYNTHETICS.MY AV. WENT FROM 220-235 TO 190-205.I TRIED THE REACTIVES & TRIED TO CHANGE MY STYLE. I FOUND I CAN T BOWL BETTER...

Bowling: To much hook, pendulum arm, arm swing
pendulum arm, arm swing, new columbia: It is going to be hard for you moving so fast up the ladder.Throwing a hook so early with out learning the basics can be very difficult. I have a Columbia scout.It is a 3 piece ball with a pin & it is a medium urethane. THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO TRY...

Bowling: hooking the ball, school bowling, bowling team
school bowling, bowling team, bowling ball: If your ball is drilled with a conventional grip, changing it to a fingertip grip will help you get a better feel for the release needed to create a hook. If the ball is polished or shiny, you could dull it or sand it for the ball to get a better grip on...

Bowling: Lack of hook, thumb hole, finger and thumb
thumb hole, finger and thumb, forward roll: Is the pin below the middle of your grip? It sounds like you are not rotation counter-clockwise through your release. This will cause the ball to want to roll over the holes and have a more forward roll. This is great for control, but will not give the...

Bowling: Lighter ball?, finger holes, thumb hole
finger holes, thumb hole, o clock: Ann, Thanks for keeping at this. Your 3 inch span means you have short fingers and thumb. Creases at the top of the holes, means the grip is a little short. Your gripping, so some times you back the ball up (the track positions you mentioned are right of your...

Bowling: Lower Rg cores, bowling balls, bowling ball
bowling balls, bowling ball, ball speed: That kind of information would be found on the ad sheets for the bowling balls. You can also find that in the catalogues and web sites for the ball companies. Good luck, Chip You are correct in what would help you as a bowler with higher ball speed...

Bowling: layouts, walter ray williams, thumb hole
walter ray williams, thumb hole, axis rotation: Aarik, Pin location influences your track. If the pin is placed beyond the halfway point between your track and axis, placement starts to effect the track, pulling the track towards the pin (onto your fingers). Given your PAP, if your pin is above your...

Bowling: where to learn ?????, carbide bits, bowling balls
carbide bits, bowling balls, gallon kit: WHEN I LEARNED, I JUST GOT 20 TRASH BALLS & DRILLED.I DRILLED MY GRIP & CHANGED THINGS TO FIND OUT WHAT WORKED & DIDN T WORK.I ALSO WATCHED OTHER DRILLERS WHEN THEY DRILLED SOME UP.THEN DEVELOPED MY OWN WAY. THERE ARE SOME DRILLING DVD YOU CAN FIND ON...

Bowling: leaving corner pins, corner pins, scotch brite
corner pins, scotch brite, bowling balls: I would try a little surface on the absolute inferno. Instead of a scotch brite, use a 600 wet/dry sandpaper though. That way, it will be easier to polish if need be and I doubt you will need the aggressiveness of the scotch brite. Also, you will need to...

Bowling: lefty cranker with a few question, reactive resin, arc type
reactive resin, arc type, hall of famers: When the lanes are dry, a skid/snap is fine. If there is oil, an arc type of reaction is best. This gets the ball in an earlier roll increasing roll & hook . REACTIVE RESIN BALLS SKID A LOT IN OIL NEVER SEEMING TO GRAB WITH ANY CONSISTENCY & ON DRY, THEY...

Bowling: All the little quirks., chap stick, axis rotation
chap stick, axis rotation, palm side: PUT THE WIDOW ASIDE FOR NOW UNTIL YOU STRAIGHTEN OUT THE QUIRKS.THEN YOU WILL KNOW HOW YOU WANT IT TO BE DRILLED. AS FOR THE FINGER GRIPS, I LIKE THE TRUE OVALS. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE BUMP THAT CHANGES THE PITCHES. THE GRIPS (THIS IS HOW...

Bowling: Mass bias, rg & etc., bowling terms, pin positions
bowling terms, pin positions, pin placement: ALL THIS NEW STUFF ONLY NEEDS TO BE DISCUSSED WHEN THE BOWLER NEEDS A SPECIAL DRILL FOR CERTAIN CONDITIONS. OTHERWISE FOR GENERAL CONDITIONS, YOU JUST DISCUSS PIN POSITIONS & THEN AFTER A FEW GAMES WHAT SURFACE YOU NEED FOR THE REACTION THAT BEST FITS YOUR...

Bowling: MENTAL GAME/RIGHT BALL, horizon surface, lane surface
horizon surface, lane surface, roto grip: You may want to keep your eye on your target until the ball passes over it. How do you know if you hit your target if you look up at the ball path to soon? If your mechanics are solid, you can watch your target until the ball rolls over it and then look...

Bowling: Need some advice, radius of gyration, axis tilt
radius of gyration, axis tilt, reactive core: Chris, thanks for following up. Try to concentrate on one thing at a time. Practice for a while, then try to use what you worked on and have some fun. The basis of most players success starts with the setup. Position on the approach, location and spacing...

Bowling: Need help with a drill layout for storm pyro, faball hammer, norm duke
faball hammer, norm duke, brian voss: With the strength of the coverstock on the Pyro, I would suggest a weaker type of layout. This will help get the ball through the front part of the lane and keep it from burning up and not hitting well. I would place the pin 4 1/2 inches from your PAP and...

Bowling: Need a new ball, help, hammer black widow, bowling balls
hammer black widow, bowling balls, late shift: Jamie, Your ball has, more than likely absorbed oil, or lost its energy because of the aggressive cover. Check out Ebonite s site and ball maintenance info at: http://www.ebonite.com/news/ball_maintenance.php Small steps. If you have more than 50 games...

Bowling: New Bowler, joining league, power groove, bowling league
power groove, bowling league, performance ball: Bowling is fun. Bowling every week, every other week, once a month, whatever, is fun. (In a handicap league) there is no requirement for skill level, so if you d enjoy bowling with your girlfriend, Just Do It. If a 15lb works in a house ball, a ball...

Bowling: New bowling shoes have too much slide, bowling shoes, adequate power
bowling shoes, adequate power, sand paper: THIS IS YOUR FIRST PERSONAL PAIR. YOUR USED TO HOUSE SHOES THAT REALLY HAVE NO SLIDE.THIS WILL TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO.A SLIDE IS A NATURAL FORM IN BOWLING. YOU WILL NEED SOME. TO REDUCE SOME SLIDE, YOU CAN SCUFF UP THE SLIDE SOLE WITH A SMALL BRASS...

Bowling: new ball, columbia white, maxim
columbia white, maxim, polyester: Everybody should start with a Plastic/polyester ball with a conventional grip.It is like a personalized house ball.It will last a long time & will go very straight.EBONITE MAXIM,COLUMBIA WHITE DOT ARE 2 OF THE BEST TO START WITH.THEY COME IN MANY COLORS &...

Bowling: Occassionally thumb sticks in drilled ball, thumb sticks, smooth release
thumb sticks, smooth release, porous material: If it doesn t stick very often, I would say,the thumb is 98% good.2% may need just one bevel in a certain spot.If you don t use a thumb slug or oval/round insert, it may be the balls shell. The shell is a soft porous material that can stick to your skin.If...

Bowling: Old bowling pins, bowling pins, bowling balls
bowling pins, bowling balls, old bowling: The contact area on a pin from the bowling balls are right at the swollen part of the pin about 1/2 way down.There is a thin coat of plastic over wood.The wood gets compressed over the beating of 16 pound bowling balls hitting them. To minimize this effect,...

Bowling: oil patterns, oil patterns, head pin
oil patterns, head pin, foul line: It depends on the pattern. Most house patterns are in the 38 to 42 foot length, while some PBA patterns are as short as 35 feet and as long as 50ft. The head pin is 60ft from the foul line, so you can have as much as 25 feet or as little as 10 feet. Chi...

Bowling: Make you own., slugs, slug
slugs, slug, mold: donkee.com used to have a slug/oval making kit.This is where I got all my slug making stuff.They still have some parts for the kit(8/07). They may tell you where/who bought them out.Their quick plug doesn t work too well & the stuff shrinkes after a while....

Bowling: pitches, tweener, finger tip
tweener, finger tip, medium speed: If you make a change like that, you will need to adjust your spans as well. Usually, going with less reverse on the thumb will allow you to relaxe more and not hae to grip the ball. Adding reverse to the fingers allows for a cleaner and less grabbly release....

Bowling: professional drillers, professional drillers, pba web
professional drillers, pba web, ball manufacturers: You can look on the PBA web site and the IBPSIA| web site for some potential drillers. You could also post on Ballreviews.com, PBA.com, and Bowl.com on their message boards. Most of the bowling ball manufacturers list their affiliated pro shops on their...

Bowling: RELEASE, ball speed, good luck
ball speed, good luck, thumb: If you come straight up behind the ball, the ball will have a much calmer breakpoint shape to it. Very easy to control, but not very much power. If you come around the side of the ball, it will have a later and sharper breakpoint shape to it. More powerfull...

Bowling: "Second Chance", pba events, sport bowling
pba events, sport bowling, extreme accuracy: For dry conditions, you may want to stay with a shiny Urethane for max control on dry. If Urethane is too hard, there are reactives like a 2 piece storm big hit(shiny)or a 3 piece plate weight block like the Brunswick groove line(I use both here in San Antonio...

Bowling: States, practice games, pro bowler
practice games, pro bowler, ebonite: IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THE BEST CHANCE TO SCORE WELL,DON T WORRY ABOUT ALL THE TECH STUFF & JUST ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE & LEARN.IF THE SHOT IS RIGHT FOR YOU, GO TO IT & WORRY ABOUT NOTHING! THE TORNADO IS A MEDIUM HARD REACTIVE. IT SHOULD GET YOU THROUGH MOST...

Bowling: scratches on the ball, new years eve, finger holes
new years eve, finger holes, bowling balls: Bowling balls (ebonite maxim) is a plastic/polyester ball.It is a good plastic ball. I have some.If you throw gutters,even a close miss on the 7 or 10 pin can bruise a ball. Even a miss on a 5 pin can give a full hard hit on the padding in the machine. This...

Bowling: What size would this ball be, bowling store, bowling pro shop
bowling store, bowling pro shop, finger holes: Sorry Dale. Can t tell you for sure but I guess between 6 and 16 pounds (those are the weight parameters for that line). I can guess the color to? It sounds like your White Dot was a non-store purchase. A bowling store would be able to weigh your purchase....

Bowling: slope of gutter, hs math, math teacher
hs math, math teacher, gutter: Grace, There are no requirements for the main gutters. One of the requirements of the lane is it be within 40/1000s of an inch of dead flat. A portion of the lane adjacent to the pin deck, called the flat gutter has some requirements, but none that require...

Bowling: Just started bowling again, international bowling pro shop, reynosa mexico
international bowling pro shop, reynosa mexico, plastic balls: Just answered a similar question for another questioner. But you will be able to benefit from some of what was discussed. A basic ball will encourage you to learn more and execute better. If you can hook a plastic ball you can hook anything, especially...

Bowling: Thumb fit, thumb hole, chap stick
thumb hole, chap stick, tight spot: EVERYBODY FEELS THE BALL DIFFERENTLY. SOME LIKE A TIGHT HOLE & SOME A MASSIVELY BIG HOLE. THE BEST WAY TO START IS A SNUG HOLE. IT IS EASIER TO TAKE SOME OUT THAN IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PUT SOME BACK IN.IF YOUR JUST STARTING OUT, YOU MAY BE SQUEEZING...

Bowling: Thumb hole rolling, finger holes, thumb hole
finger holes, thumb hole, sand paper: IF YOU ARE THROWING A FINGERTIP GRIP, IT MIGHT NOT JUST BE YOUR RELEASE BUT A FRICTION PROBLEM. IF THE BALL IS TOO SOFT FOR THE SHOT ON THE LANE OR YOUR PUTTING THE BALL DOWN ON A DRY PART OF THE LANE, THE BALL WILL STRAIGHTEN UP BY HIGH FRICTION ROLLING...

Bowling: Thumb pain during and after bowling, thumb pain, thumb hole
thumb pain, thumb hole, fun thing: HOUSE BALLS ARE DRILLED GENERIC.THERE SUPPOSE TO ACCOMMODATE LEFTIES & RIGHTIES. I WOULD SUGGEST GETTING AN INEXPENSIVE PLASTIC BALL DRILLED CONVENTIONAL JUST LIKE THE HOUSE BALLS BUT,DRILLED JUST FOR YOUR HAND. THIS WILL ELIMINATE MOST PROBLEMS & PROBABLY...

Bowling: Thumb release from a fingertip grip, thumb hole, bowling ball
thumb hole, bowling ball, two fingers: I would ask the pro shop to see if the pitch of the thumb hole needs to be adjusted. The only place you should ever get a callous on your thumb is at the base. It might also help if you used one of the skin protection tape products that have become so popular....

Bowling: Thumb slugs., thumb hole, donkee
thumb hole, donkee, soap stone: DONKEE.COM USED TO HAVE A SLUG KIT.YOU CAN CONTACT THEM & SEE IF THEY CAN TELL YOU WHO BOUGHT THEM OUT.BOWLINGBALL.COM,300BOWL.COM & BOWLINGINDEX.COM HAS A KIT TO DUPLICATE A GRIP.I NEVER TRIED THAT ONE.I BOUGHT ALL MY SUPPLIES FROM DONKEE.COM HE NEVER HAS...

Bowling: throughing a hook, adverage, black widow
adverage, black widow, hook: Hook is a product of the release. It is much easier to create that motion when not using the thumb, but it takes much longer to learn to control it. The first thing you want to do is to learn to roll the ball off of your hand and not concentrate on lift...

Bowling: under pressure, bowling match, group seminars
bowling match, group seminars, private sessions: Hello Laura It sounds like maybe you do your best when you are challenged. It s almost like someone says to you, you ll never succeed and your response is, Yeah, just watch me! And you succeed. Maybe you need that extra motivation. And that...

Bowling: Woman's backup ball, thumb points, hook ball
thumb points, hook ball, thumb position: SHE HAS A COUNTER CLOCKWISE MOTION WITH HER HAND AT RELEASE.FIGHTING A NATURAL THING IS A BIG FIGHT. THE BEST THING THAT HAS WORKED WITH SEVERAL BACKUPS IS CONCENTRATING HEAVILY ON THUMB POSITION.THE BALL WILL GO WHERE THE THUMB POINTS TO. HAVE...

Bowling: Xtra hole, lane changes, hand positions
lane changes, hand positions, ring finger: If you place the hole just past your axis and pitch it downward, you can add some topweight after drilling and that will help the ball make a stronger move at the breakpoint. Keep in mind, as you enhance the backend potential, the ball will be a bit more...

Bowling: 4 or five steps, downswing, step approach
downswing, step approach, 4 steps: No matter how many steps you take over 4, it still breaks down to a 4 step approach. The difference is that most of the steps occur before the ball is started into the swing. If you went to 5 steps, and still started the ball at the same point in the approach,...

Bowling: advise, eye opener, bowlers
eye opener, bowlers, sweepers: I would start by bowling local tournaments to gain some experience. This would include any sweepers, city tournaments, and state tournaments. Nothing gets your more prepared than experience. Tournament have a different feel and pace than leagues. Lane...

Bowling: What ball?, ball choices
ball choices: Matthew, You can try to remove the oil from the ball, freshen the surface, completely resurface or a combination of these. Replacing the ball with Hammer s Sauce, Columbia s Momentum Swing or Resurgence, Storm s Dimension or Attitude Shift, Brunswick s...

Bowling: ball purchase, warranty issues, visual knowledge
warranty issues, visual knowledge, game chip: The local pro shop would know the lane conditions in your area, the internet would not. The local pro shop could watch you bowl and might know your game, much more dificult for the internet shop. If you sent them a video, they could see you bowl. The local...

Bowling: ball release, hitting the ball
hitting the ball: Efrain, Hitting the ball is the act of lifting and turning the ball at release. Advantage - the ball will hook more. Disadvantage, if the ball hooks more, it may hook too much or too early. Don t hit the ball, it hook less. On dryer lanes or with less...

Bowling: ball weight, lifting weights, physical shape
lifting weights, physical shape, pound woman: Is the weight of the new ball the same as the old one? What kind is the new ball? I feel the best way to determine the correct ball weight is to place the ball in the palm of your hand with the elbow bent at 90 degrees. If you can hold the ball there...

Bowling: ball weight and approach, muscle memory, pound ball
muscle memory, pound ball, change thanks: Suzy, A 5 step approach will get you going, help your timing and impact your balance, probably help your average. Just adding a step with no concern for helping control drift, improving balance and making your approach easier won t impact your average....

Bowling: bend at elbow, norm duke, chris barnes
norm duke, chris barnes, back swing: If you let gravity be your guide in your swing, the cupping action of the wrist will happen naturally. The plus to that is there is no muscle so consistancy develops as well. Fatigue does not come in to play either. Two right handers that I would try to...

Bowling: bowling, pba members, robert smith
pba members, robert smith, rash: If you throw the ball really fast, odds are it wont hook much at all. Unless you can throw the ball like PBA members Sean Rash or Robert Smith, or the lanes are really, really dry, you will not have much luck in getting the ball to hook. Speed and hook...

Bowling: bowling ball drilling, Measure PAP
Measure PAP: Joe, Once you determine the point your ball rotates on, the Positive Axis Point (PAP), you need to be able to identify it s relationship to your grip, those are your unique axis co-ordinates. You ve determined the PAP. To UTILIZE the PAP, draw a line...

Bowling: bowling pro shop, international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop
international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop, ebonite: I would suggest to contact IBPSIA (International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Assocaiton). They offer training courses. I would also suggets conacting Ebonite International and inquire about their powerhouse clinics. Both are very good. Good luck,...

Bowling: Drilling options, moderate length, layout options
moderate length, layout options, breakpoint: A pin in will lessen your layout options, but by no means is this not a good ball. Depending on top weight, you wont be able to shift it a lot. I would look at more of a standard positive/finger weight layout. This would give you moderate length and readable...

Bowling: drilling, pin position, top weight
pin position, top weight: Efrain, When choosing a ball, I look at your: average, ball speed, rev rate, axis tilt and rotation as well as the lane conditions and environment that you will bowl on/in. We examine your current equipment and have you throw the ball on conditions I m familiar...

Bowling: drilling for my first ball, performance ball, ring finger
performance ball, ring finger, will take some time: If you want to use this ball, just drill it with the pin near the ring finger and the CG near the center of the palm. That layout is on the sheet you have. Being a high performance ball, it will take some time to get used to. Eveything that you saw...

Bowling: dropping ball, foul line, downswing
foul line, downswing, body position: I would examine your timing as I think that is the issue. If possible, take some video. The best angle would be from the side. If you are right handed, you want to position the camera on your right side. Take a look at the last step and slide during your...

Bowling: equiment for wood lanes, lane surface, surface wood
lane surface, surface wood, tropical storms: Do you have a ball of you own now? If so, what kind is it? It depends more on the lane condition or patter that is used than it does the type of lane surface, within reason. A bad surface, wood or synthetic, will cause problems. Slower ball speeds...

Bowling: First game struggles, practice swings, visualization techniques
practice swings, visualization techniques, positive self talk: I have never liked long delays or having to bowl for score right away due the some of the same issues that you have. For me, the practice swing has really helped me deal with this situation. I even go as far as to take my first two steps along with the swing.(...

Bowling: on-line ball, qustions, novice
Bowling: on-line ball, qustions, novice, buddies pro shop

Bowling: How can I get more Pin Action?, pin action, straight ball
Bowling: How can I get more Pin Action?, pin action, straight ball, resin

Bowling: release on follow thru, norm duke, walter ray
Bowling: release on follow thru, norm duke, walter ray, power player

Bowling: shake hand release, stress
Bowling: shake hand release, stress

Bowling: follow-up, avalanche series, o clock
avalanche series, o clock, vibe line: If possible, it would be best to have the local pro shop watch you bowl. They would be able to narrow down your ball choices and maybe even give you an extra tip or two. As far as a ball choice goes, I would look at the mid level balls that are out there....

Bowling: footwork, qestion, question thanks
qestion, question thanks, final approach: Efrain, I m not sure what you are asking. If in your slide your foot is twisting, your timing may be off. As a right handed bowler, your left slide shoe should be pointed in the direction of your target (whether that be arrows or pins). I hope I understood...

Bowling: full rolling, staff member chuck, chuck gardner
staff member chuck, chuck gardner, product of the environment: We are all a product of the environment we from up in, and the condition you learned on would be good for a full roller. It would have been the most controllable of any of the releases. There is on or two layouts for a full roller, so options are pretty...

Bowling: Hooking the ball, change of direction, equator
change of direction, equator, yo yo: Every ball can be thrown to hook, but some balls have greater potential than others. If you can roll the ball end over end, the next step is to change the rotation. Once side rotation can be developed, then you have hook. The easiest is to place the thumb...

Bowling: Knee bend, leverage, kneebend
leverage, kneebend: Danielle, When you set-up, take an athletic pose (slight bend at the waist, and supporting your upper body, bend your knees by sitting down ). Your body s center of gravity needs to be low in your core (waist, hips and butt). If you just bend the knees,...

Bowling: on-line ball, Internet Bowling Balls
Internet Bowling Balls: Efrain, Do you know what pin placements work best for you? Or in a ball for a specific kind of ball reaction? Why is Buddies an option for you? What options do you have locally? Where will you get the ball drilled? Why isn t your ball driller the person...

Bowling: new balls, old bowling, pshyco
old bowling, pshyco, game thanks: Thank you for the kind words, I hope I have been of some help. The Playmaker is a very good ball. Without watching you bowl, I thought that might be a bit too strong, but it may be best for the condition you bowl on. I am sure the local pro shop would...

Bowling: How can I get more Pin Action?, jay fleisher, pin action
jay fleisher, pin action, tennis elbow: Creating pin action can be a tricky proposition, even for those bowlers that hook the ball. There are a couple of different things to look at. If you can create more angle into the pocket area, by moving your feet right or left, that will help. Also,...

Bowling: pin height, more length
more length: Dan, Pin height will help a ball skid, but the recovery portion of your ball reaction is influenced by your ball speed, your rev rate, the lane condition, your axis tilt, your pin buffer, strength of the drilling and the Radius of Gyration of the ball. ...

Bowling: pin position, Ball layout
Ball layout: Michael, Let me clarify some of what I m reading from your question. First, you have your grip. It s lengths, angles and hole sizes allow you to throw the ball consistently. Second, how you roll a specific grip indicates how you might roll any given...

Bowling: pinkie, mark roth, ring finger
mark roth, ring finger, pinkie: The advantage is it places the weight of the ball more towards the base of the index finger, or stronger part of the hand. One problem that can arise is increased pressure on the joints of the ring finger. If you try to tuck the pinky, but have pain in the...

Bowling: My release, hand thumb, pin top
hand thumb, pin top, muscle memory: Dominick, Sounds like you have a pretty generic ball layout. To develop some hook, you need to overcome your current muscle memory. Try a one step drill, where you stand about 4 feet behind the foul line, swing the ball from the same position as you...

Bowling: release on follow thru, norm duke, chris barnes
norm duke, chris barnes, pete weber: I would try to copy Norm Duke, Pete Weber, Chris Barnes, or any number of the power players that have the relaxed or open hand at the end of their release. If you pay attention to when they bowl, there bad shots are when the hit or grab the ball at the bottom...

Bowling: rotation, equator line, middle fingers
equator line, middle fingers, revs: Just lifting with the fingers will not increase revs, unless you can get the fingers further under the ball. If you draw an equator line on the ball, your fingers must be below that line before the release. At the release point, let the ball roll off of...

Bowling: Straight bowling, bowling better
bowling better: Sherri, Rolling a bowling ball, while trying to hold on for dear life is almost impossible. If you like the game, get a ball that fits. When the ball let s go of you, the world is very different. It s a very hard concept to explain with out being hands...

Bowling: shake hand release, fred borden, arm swing
fred borden, arm swing, line coach: That is a very good way to start developing your game. It is simple and will create some ball motion to help you strike. It should be easy to repeat. There are some very good bowlers that still use a version of that release. At times, even on tour, you...

Bowling: Throwing the ball behind the line, slide
slide: Danielle, You said I always end up 1 or 2 feet in front of the foul line. Can this be affecting my ball s reaction? Absolutely, there is no oil on the approach or for four to six inches on the lane (depending on the house), so not only might you be damaging...

Bowling: Thumb Pitches, slug, thumb
slug, thumb, pitch: I would adjust the pitch on the thumb. As the span decreases, less reverse is needed. With the use of a thumb slug, you can change the pitch much faster and easier than if you had to plug it. I would think 0 would be a good place to start. Good luck,...

Bowling: thumb drilling, cause friction, efrain
cause friction, efrain, thumb: If you mean the base of your thumb and the top of the hole, yes. The base of the thumb, not the tip, is the area you should feel the most pressure. That is the spot on the thumb that you would actually grip with so you would not bend at the knuckle and...

Bowling: weight to speed ratio, effective ball weight
effective ball weight: Jay, Bowling is about entry angle. Your attempting to knock down about 35 pounds of pins, with a maximum weight ball of 16lbs. When thrown correctly, the ball hits 4 pins. The game is about hitting the pocket at the proper angle, so your ball neither...

Bowling: 10 pin, speed changes, pin head
speed changes, pin head, target: If you are leaving the ten pin, your ball is hitting the 3 pin too far in front, or hitting the 3 pin head on. You need to get the ball to hit the 2 pin on the left, front quadrant to carry the 10 pin. The reasons can be several. One could be the ball rolling...

Bowling: abralon pads, Abralon pads
Abralon pads: Andrew, Abralon pads are abrasive pads in a multitude of grits (180, 320, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000). What grit pad(s) do you have? When surface friction is needed to slow a ball down (bite through the oil), the surface can be roughed up to create more friction....

Bowling: axis hole, change layout
change layout: Roger, A hole on the axis, if there is no weight hole now, will reduce the flare potential 15-20 percent. Not getting it to go longer just flare less, hook a little less. I d use the older ball as the plug and redrill canidate, unless the Grand Illusion...

Bowling: Ball layouts, bowling terms
bowling terms: Jacob, No website to accomplish exactly what you need. But some manufacturer s sites provide a fair amount of information. Check out the Storm Bowling website for their Glossary of terms at: (http://www.stormbowling.com/company/glossary.asp) or Ebonite International...

Bowling: Bowling Ball, too much hook
too much hook: Ron, Sure, change the surface (smooth, add slip agents or scuff/sand with Abralon pads). Reduce the friction potential, slicker, smoother surface (longer, later) or increase the friction potential, dull, rougher surface (earlier, milder backend). Your...

Bowling: Bowling Ball, abralon, target
abralon, target, breakpoint: You can polish the ball to increase the skid. That will also increase the sharpness at the breakpoint. You can add an extra hole if there is not one already. That might will make it roll a bit sooner, but calm down the breakpoint. You can also lightly...

Bowling: Bowling ball pinches the tip of my thumb, thumb hole, blood blister
thumb hole, blood blister, bowling league: If you are having pain or discomfort, then the ball does not fit you as well as it needs to. The discoloration is caused by squeezing the ball to hold on to it. That can be caused by the pitch being wrong for your hand, the thumb hole being too big, or the...

Bowling: Bowling Surface Grit, striking motion, middle image
striking motion, middle image, rubbing alcohol: Jonathan, The clock on the youtube video showed 3 seconds, maybe a hair less, so you are about 13 and a half to 14 mph. You shot was dead down the middle of the lane, not the outside shot going up outside of the second arrow. With shine or oil soaking...

Bowling: ball fit, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, hole problem: It may be a combination of things. The first thing I would do is use some tape to tighten up the thumb hole. If that takes care of the problem, great. When placing the tape, dont put all of it in one place. If you place it all on the front of the thumb...

Bowling: ball line-up, ball arsenal
ball arsenal: Michael, You can align your arsenal to allow more angles to the pocket or concentrate your equipment to get optimum control of your favorite target line(s). Do you want 3-4 balls to play league, or 5-7 balls to bowl various tournament conditions? The higher...

Bowling: ball top weight and pin lenth, layout thanks, gravity
layout thanks, gravity, good luck: I would request a ball with 3-4 ounces of top weight and a 3-4 inch pin. If you are a full roller, you will want to place the pin in a 7:30 position from your grip center. That should give you a good reaction for your style of player. If you need the...

Bowling: Which bowling ball is for me?, ball weight
ball weight: Vikki, My guess would be your ball is plastic or rubber. The driller who plugged it should be able to verify. Your ball weight is dictated by your desire to knock down pins. With a well fit bowling ball, the ball lets go of you, so grip pressure is eliminated...

Bowling: bowling ball information, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, lane surface: Bill, None. Your losing effect because the ball is 11lbs. Without knowing your ball speed, rev rate, lane surface, conditions (dry - whole lane, outsides, middle?), path to the pocket, axis tilt and axis rotation, it is difficult to just pick a ball. How...

Bowling: breaking wrist and shoulder drop, back swing, backswing
back swing, backswing, thant: Dropping your shoulder is not a bad thing if done in moderation. Many of the top bowlers have their bowling shoulder lower than there non bowling shoulder at the release point. If you are really concerned about it, try to keep your left hand below the left...

Bowling: Century 100 Oiler 1983 manufacture date, old christmas, oiler
old christmas, oiler, christmas tree: The best information would be to call one of the distributors of lane machines. If they would not have the information, they would know someone that could help you. I do not have that kind of information. The only phone number I can remember right now...

Bowling: Finding a good ball, core combinations, power groove
core combinations, power groove, reactive resin: Joe, The more demanding entry level ball would be plastic. Constructed like a house ball, something smooth, shiny and hard demands that you learn to throw the ball with some consistency. When you can hook plastic, you can hook ANYTHING. The Tornado, Columbia...

Bowling: Fingertip concern, finger grips stick up
finger grips stick up: Frank, The grip sticking up is a minor problem. If the grip is sanded or shaved down then rubbed with Acetone (the chemical melts and smoothes the surface, careful Acetone is nasty stuff), they ll be flush with the ball. Apparently your driller pitched...

Bowling: breaking wrist and shoulder drop, kegel training center, bowling world
Bowling: breaking wrist and shoulder drop, kegel training center, bowling world, elite training

Bowling: Release, Revolutions, fingers, hook
Bowling: Release, Revolutions, fingers, hook, bowling

Bowling: full roller bowling balls, bowling balls, oil patterns
bowling balls, oil patterns, core designs: I would not say that certain balls work best for a full roller, but certain layouts. A full roller has a track that is between the finger an thumb holes. This type of track can not use the layouts designed for 3/4 or spinner track bowlers. If they are used,...

Bowling: Grip and Pitches, pitch changes, different pitches
pitch changes, different pitches, simple answer: I am not sure if there is a simple answer to the span question. I have seen bowlers be successful with spans that look way too long and there are bowlers that are successful with spans that look way too short. Each bowler is unique and I would suggest to...

Bowling: Hand position and release, improve release
improve release: Sam, Get a small football. Throw the football underhand, to a target. The unique shape of the football will be hard to throw in a tight spiral. A similar hand action is needed to roll a bowling ball with good rotation. Practice with the football, with...

Bowling: hand under ball, approach speed, mike machuga
approach speed, mike machuga, hard time: I would look at timing as the cause of this problem. You need to wait on the ball and let it drop from the top of your swing. This lets the ball lead your hand to the release area of the swing and helps keep the hand under the ball naturally. If your approach...

Bowling: how many holes are allowed in a bowling ball, holes in a bowling ball
holes in a bowling ball: Norm, To answer your question, a hole for each digit (fingers and thumb, 5 gripping holes) is legal, plus the weight hole is 6 (from the USBC). In the US, the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), our membership organization, allows 5 vent holes (one...

Bowling: New Ball Help, improve your bowling
improve your bowling: Mike, I d strongly recommend an International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA) member/store. Look up your area on the ibpsia.com website and find the nearest member(s). You are interviewing a sports consultant, to assist in your choices....

Bowling: outside in armswing, ball fit, arm swing
ball fit, arm swing: Angelo, I ve worked with a lot of players with challenges, from arthritis to missing digits and other difficulties. Your situation is intriguing. I d like to know more about what s going on. Can you forward a copy of your fit sheet and a photo of your...

Bowling: having a pap measurement, league bowlers, power groove
league bowlers, power groove, performance ball: LJ, I hope you weren t dealing with some idiot web guy who thinks the same weightblock is in EVERY ball (You were MISINFORMED, or they don t know, probably the later. Great resource to buy a sophisticated piece of sports equipment.). Why wouldn t you just...

Bowling: Release, Revolutions, rev rate
rev rate: Christopher, The recommendation to spin the football applies to what you want to do. Spinning the ball and getting a spiral is easy. Spinning it faster and faster, still maintaining the spiral is the trick. Your rev rate can be increased, like a faster...

Bowling: release and drilling, downswing, bowlers
downswing, bowlers, layouts: For layout information and potential ball reaction, go to any of the bowling manufacturers web sites. Morich, Storm, and Ebonite have some of the best. The inside and outside of the ball comment is the position the hand is during the downswing. Most of...

Bowling: revs on a ball, right hander, revolutions
right hander, revolutions, elbow: Robert, Tough to describe. But, with shoulder closing, elbow and wrist driving the hand and fingers lifting and spinning the ball, you will impart strong revolutions to a ball. Do the balls feel heavy? 12 mph is pretty slow. How is the ball feeling?...

Bowling: Thumb clearing the ball, thumb hole, hole chip
thumb hole, hole chip, redone: What was your pitch before? Although it seems to be the right thing to do is to add reverse and left pitch to get out of the ball cleaner, it might actually be causing you to grip the ball more, thus causing you to hang up in it. If you can just slug the...

Bowling: Thumb Release, foul line, revs
foul line, revs, thumb: The first thing to look at is to make sure your span and thumb pitch is not an issue. This would have to be done by a reputable pro shop. If the fit is causing you to squeeze the ball, you will not have a repeatable thumb release. Second is to check your...

Bowling: thumb release, foul line, thumb
foul line, thumb, good luck: I would have 2 things checked that might be an issue. Check your span and check your thumb pitch. If either, or both, of those are off, you will have problems with holding on to the ball. If your thumb changing sizes is and issue, and you dont like using...

Bowling: top weight and pin length, layout thanks, cg 2
layout thanks, cg 2, ring finger: I would go with a 4 inch pin if possible and 3 to 3 1/2 ounces of top weight. I would place the pin near the ring finger and the cg 2 1/2 to 3 inches right of the center of your grip. (if you are right handed) Then place the extra hole to get the ball...

Bowling: top weight and pin, target zone, layout choices
target zone, layout choices, rules of thumb: There is not a problem with dropping down to 15#. I have used that for the past 20 years or so. Based on the info, the copperhead will give you more backend reaction than the blue one you are using. I am sure once you get used to it, you will enjoy...

Bowling: Whats a Tweener to do?, ball reaction
ball reaction: Steve, The fact that you can get a plastic ball to hook, but not carry, leads me to think you are bowling on the Typical House Shot (THS) with BIG friction outside of 10 Board (Second Arrow). Could you put your plastic ball out further than 7? Too much...

Bowling: Is 5/8" fwd thumb pitch excessive?, thumb pad, finger hole
thumb pad, finger hole, ibpsia: 1. Stretching a litte when checking the span that way is ok, but I would be carefull in stretching too much. 2. That does seem to be an excessive amount of pitch, in any direction. I know of bowlers that use as much as 3/8, but no more. 3. That might...

Bowling: ASYMMETIC BALL, time kenny, cg
time kenny, cg, pap: If you want to get the most length out of an asymmetric ball, you will need to get the pin, Cg, and MB inline. As the cg or MB is moved to the right, the ball will want to make a move a bit sooner. Coverstock will make a big impression on the balls breakpoint...

Bowling: Ball for Dry Lanes, attitude shift, columbia 300
attitude shift, columbia 300, storm line: If you want to stay in the Storm line of bowling balls, I would suggest the Street Rod Pearl. If you want to try another line, I would look at the Emerald Vibe by Hammer. The Street Rod Pearl would hook a bit sooner than the Vibe, but probably be easier...

Bowling: Balls with High Differential, Higher Dfferential Balls
Higher Dfferential Balls: Rich, Sure. The Hammer RaZr, All the Columbia Scouts, The Columbia Jazz line, The Tornado line from Ebonite, The 900Global Link(s), The AMF Angle(s)(revisited), Brunswick s Groove and Power Groove balls. Some mid priced balls with High Diff include The...

Bowling: Becoming A Pro, PBA Memebership
PBA Memebership: Jonathan, PBA membership requirements are listed at PBA.com, check out: (https://www.pba.com/members/requirements.asp). Work hard on your game. Success at Jr. Gold and Nationals will help get you noticed by Colleges. Many top pros (Barnes, Reyes, O Neil,...

Bowling: Bowling ball, bowling ball, straight pin
bowling ball, straight pin, straight line: As a ball driller, I would rather have all of them inline if I know nothing about the customer. Some that are not in line can be used in a variety of layouts, but others create problems and will make them much more limited. Having said that, I have only...

Bowling: bowling ball track, bowling ball, thumb
bowling ball, thumb, fingers: Michael, Have you changed your grip or is this in a new ball? Rolling lower, away from the grip is often the result of a later release. If your current ball is a little longer than previous, you may be twisting out of it unconsciously and delivering the...

Bowling: bowling balls, black hammer, switch blade
black hammer, switch blade, bowling balls: Tony, The Blade series a few years back utilized the basic Hammer core, but featured aggressive surface (example of the Switch Blade with flip block at http://www.hammerbowling.com/retired_balls/detail.php?PRKey=4). Your speed and lane condition should...

Bowling: bowling balls, bowling balls, columbia family
bowling balls, columbia family, league bowler: I would look at the Storm Street Rod pearl. That would fit what you are looking for very well. If you ball speed was higher, I would have suggested the HyRoad, but stay with the Street Rod Pearl. I think you will have fun with that one. Good luck, Chi...

Bowling: bowling balls, arsenal options
arsenal options: Nicholas, I d need more information. Which of your balls do you use most? What kind of wristguard? Is there a ball reaction you need (a reaction that you can t create but you d benefit from at least 25 percent of the time)? Earlier hook? more overall...

Bowling: bowling diminished after rotator cuff surgery?, cuff surgery, bowling balls
cuff surgery, bowling balls, heighth: As long as you listen to your doctor and physical therapist, I dont expect you to have any loss of bowling after the surgery. I am sure you will have to start back with a lighter ball and work your way back up. I still throw 15# bowling balls. Even with...

Bowling: bowling shoes, new shoes
new shoes: Bob, Are they $40 sport shoes or $140 performance leather? Shoes are the roots of your game. If the shoes slip, stick, don t perform as expected, you may choose to update. The quality of todays shoes, from most bowling shoe manufacturers, is good....

Bowling: cleaning the bowling ball, bowling ball, polishes
bowling ball, polishes, match: I would suggest any of the cleaners produced by the ball manufactures. Storm and Ebonite make a wide variety that work very well by hand. Stay with a cleaner that does not polish if the ball you have is a dull coverstock. If a polished coverstock, then...

Bowling: Differential, oil patterns, oil pattern
oil patterns, oil pattern, ball speed: I higher differential number equates to more flare potential. More flare potential will produce an earlier breakpoint and possibly more overall hook potential. The higher your ball speed, or the heavier the oil pattern, the more differential you can use....

Bowling: drilling layout for 2 handed bowler, jason belmonte, shop operator
jason belmonte, shop operator, release changes: If possible, have the pro shop operator watch you throw the ball. He or she will be able to help you pick out a layout at that time. The only suggestion I would make is to go with a control type of layout. It will be more forgiving and not want to over...

Bowling: Full Roller, bowling balls, right hander
bowling balls, right hander, ebonite smashtime: If like to play down and in, I would consider going with a pearl coverstock. Pearls tend to give you better length in the oil and more reaction down the lane in the dry. Both solid and pearl coverstocks will hook in the dry about the same. The full roller...

Bowling: Full Roller, fit issue
fit issue: Kim, The blackish bruise could be from too long or too short a span or too big a thumb hole. There is some bending and gripping going on. Put your thumb in the ball, set your fingers across the finger holes. Where do the creases of your fingers fall across...

Bowling: How to stop spinning the ball and raise my track ?, angle change, finger position
Bowling: How to stop spinning the ball and raise my track ?, angle change, finger position, full game

Bowling: timing approach
Bowling: timing approach

Bowling: fitting a ball, thumb hole, straight work
thumb hole, straight work, bowling ball: I would not try more reverse pitch. That would probably make you squeeze the ball even more. A quick thing to try would be an Ebonite Thumb Straight. I know several people that use those with success. If that does not work, I would have your span checked....

Bowling: Am I a full roller? Should I use this drilling?, left hander, nvs
left hander, nvs, finger tip: The layout on the NVS will give you a different look on the lane and should retain the energy better. That should improve your carry. I would bet you will have to try a different line to the pocket. If you can send me a picture of your ball track, and...

Bowling: Gravity Shift X-Blem, thumb hole, wether
thumb hole, wether, cg: You should be able to use this ball without a problem. I would place the pin above the bridge and just make sure the Key is to the right of your thumb hole somewhere. You might still need a small hole since the CG will be so far to the right. I would...

Bowling: getting back in the game after hand surgery, fit and ball choices
fit and ball choices: Randy, SINGLE BIGGEST PROBLEM. Your ball doesn t fit well. You understand the concept, if you have to grip with the ball hanging straight down your span is too short or holes are to big or pitches are off (or a combo of the above). Have the ball checked out...

Bowling: grip of ball, merry christmas, thumb
merry christmas, thumb, hook: Taran, Once you ve thrown with out the thumb in the ball, mimic the same delivery but get your thumb out quickly. The ball is falling off your hand when you roll without the thumb. When you put your thumb in the ball, you start thinking about holding...

Bowling: heavy oil, oily lanes?
oily lanes?: Richard, The Radical is fairly smooth. The hardly hooking is one problem, dying at the pocket another. Is the surface of your Inferno dulled from use? or is it still shiny? If it has dulled up, try some cleaner/polish. Have the local pro shop hit it with...

Bowling: Increasing Revs and Hook, more revs
more revs: Riccardo, You describe your previous delivery and you more than likely spun the ball pretty good. The rougher surface no doubt helped in that case. But it may be effecting your roll by causing the ball to start rolling too soon. Most centers have some...

Bowling: Layout For A 4 ball Arsenal, arsenal options
arsenal options: Rhyce, Your five inch pin (Avalanche) for a player with late reaction is adding fuel to the too late, too much fire that your release creates. The axis leverage layout, with the cg on your axis will create earlier roll and strong hook, complimenting...

Bowling: Layout on Virtual Gravity, stormbowling, quick move
stormbowling, quick move, middle finger: The worry I would have is the ball tracking over the grip holes. You may be safe with your PAP numbers though. I would expect this ball to give you a lot of length, but will make a quick move when it hits friction. If you were going to have to plug...

Bowling: lane conditions, lane conditioning
lane conditioning: Alex, The topography of the lane influences how a lane plays. When lanes are sanded, slight deviations can influence how a ball rolls on those lanes. While there is only .0040 of an inch tolerance, dips and depressions can influence conditioner and ball...

Bowling: New Bowling Ball, No IDEA!, avalanche series, side arrow
avalanche series, side arrow, columbia 300: Sorry, I forgot to answer that part. You will lose a little hitting power by dropping down to 14, but you may gain some control as well. Using a 14 pound ball will still let you be very competitive, especially if you go up to the Street Rod series or similar....

Bowling: New ball, columbia jazz, tropical storms
columbia jazz, tropical storms, ebonite: I am not sure what you mean by control. I would usually suggest a weaker ball with less overall hook potential than what you are using. That would tell me to suggest the Storm Tropical Storms, the Ebonite Tornados, and the Columbia Jazz. They are all reactice...

Bowling: New ball, ball choice
ball choice: Hello, Knowing you ball weight, general speed, and style helps. A little stronger core in an Ebonite product includes the Clash and Bash duos. But... My concern would be your ball speed. Medium speed with a lesser rev rate would still characterize your...

Bowling: new ball, layout recommendations, roto grip
layout recommendations, roto grip, o clock: If you want to go with Track, I would look at the new Uprising SE. If you want to go with Roto Grip, I would look at the Cell Pearl. A standard layout for both balls will be fine. Track has layouts for the Rising series of balls that I would follow. ...

Bowling: oil, lane surface, oil patterns
lane surface, oil patterns, oil 10: If the lane surface you are bowling on is pristine, then it would be considered the reverse block of old. That was what was called any lane condition that had more oil on the outside of the lane than in the middle of the lane. Although shorter than the Shark...

Bowling: old ebonite ball, serial number
serial number: Ron, Every manufacturer codes their serial numbers differently. The first number in the serial number for Ebonite is usually the last digit of the year. 1968? 78? Letter is an indicator of month manufacturer, I believe. Any idea how old the ball is? Is it...

Bowling: ordering bowling balls on line, pin placements, bowling balls
pin placements, bowling balls, storm line: The most versatile pin to look for is a 2 to 3 inch distance and the top weight is a 2.5 to 3.5 ounces. You would be able to use a wide variety of layouts to help fine tune the balls reaction. Simple is usually the easiest to control. With your ball speed,...

Bowling: Picking up the right ball, buddiesproshop com, international bowling pro shop
buddiesproshop com, international bowling pro shop, cranker: Igor, Sorry I don t know Mark s e-mail. The layout of your Terminator is basic. Do you throw hard? Does the ball hook a lot? Are the lanes you bowl on oily (a lot of skid) or dry (ball hooks before the middle of the lane)? Seeing a video would be helpful....

Bowling: plug and redrill ball, hand holes, ball answer
hand holes, ball answer, left hander: Bob, The surface contains the reactive resin material that provides much of the value of the surface. Some is gone from your play (minimal) some is gone from your wife s (more, but mostly, in another area of the ball). The ball has absorbed dirt and oil...

Bowling: Returning To Bowling, left hander, performance shoes
left hander, performance shoes, ball path: Jim, The stability as you deliver the ball is always important. An entry level performance shoe in leather should last you more than a decade. They re very comfortable too. An entry level ball could be urethane or reactive resin urethane, drilled fairly...

Bowling: How to read drill layouts, etc.., slow motion playback, playback capabilities
slow motion playback, playback capabilities, reactive ball: I will answer the easy part first :) For the ball reaction you are looking for, I would suggest the Rapid Fire Pearl. For the definitions, go to the Storm website and look under the training topic. There is list of terms and definitions. If you have...

Bowling: Side-Revolutions on hook ball, hook ball, bowling balls
hook ball, bowling balls, bowling center: Bob, It s crazy that some store sold you a top line ball. It s like giving a little kid a Maserati to learn to drive in. Your supposition is correct. A poorly thrown ball (weak release) will go longer down the lane and potentially hook enough to strike,...

Bowling: school, high school bowling
high school bowling: Tyler, Do you have any high school bowling in your area? At your school or a school nearby? Some programs have experienced bowling coaches, some have teachers who oversee but don t have much (coaching or bowling) experience. Where are you from? High school...

Bowling: speed, Adjustments
Adjustments: Efrain, Ball speed is a great asset. Adjusting speed is a way to adjust to changing lane conditions. But, the highly practiced professionals use whatever options they have. Some try physical adjustments, some change balls, some use hand position adjustments,...

Bowling: How to stop spinning the ball and raise my track ?, finger grip, hand position
finger grip, hand position, foul line: Clinton, Don t try SO HARD. You want so badly to hook it you deliver the ball very late. If you do not have a fit issue (hand flat of the ball, no need to grip AT ALL), hold the ball in your setup, palm up, thumb at 12 oclock (up). Go to 3-4 feet from...

Bowling: Targeting in Bowling, targeting
targeting: Nelson, If your starting on 20 (middle dot) and looking at 5, but sliding at 20, middle of your chest to your shoulder (middle of the arm) would need to be 15 inches wide to be lined up right. Are you a former NFL Lineman? Same set-up, look at 10 (second...

Bowling: Temperature, worst case scenario, bowling ball
worst case scenario, bowling ball, question thanks: Cracking is the worst case scenario. Even when the ball starts to warm up, the different parts of the ball have different warm up times. Plus, when the coverstock is cold, it is more brittle. I have never tested to see how long it takes the ball to warm...

Bowling: Over Thrower, surface adjustment
surface adjustment: David, The surface on the Venom is (one of) the smoothest in the industry, AND it s polished. How did you end up with the Venom, with your ball speed? Talk to your pro shop guy about testing out some surface adjustments. You ll need a lane with some oil...

Bowling: Thumb clearing the ball, thumb hole, hole chip
thumb hole, hole chip, redone: What was your pitch before? Although it seems to be the right thing to do is to add reverse and left pitch to get out of the ball cleaner, it might actually be causing you to grip the ball more, thus causing you to hang up in it. If you can just slug the...

Bowling: Thumb Holes, thumb thumb, ovals
thumb thumb, ovals, slugs: Ron, Got to assume the thumb sleeves are keeping you more secure (are they tapers or ovals?). When you use slugs your thumbs are either tighter (leading to the soreness) or your gripping and they hang (also more friction). I d suggest a larger initial...

Bowling: timing approach, ball speed, step approach
ball speed, step approach, medium speed: A five step approach will give you more momentum and that should help with some ball speed. The best way to increase ball speed is to increase the length of your swing. You can accomplish that by pushing the ball up slightly and let it drop into your swing....

Bowling: upgrading old bowling ball, drill specs, old bowling
drill specs, old bowling, thumb hole: Joe, Would a stronger version of her Ultimate work? Get another Ultimate and have it drilled for her track (Full Roller). A stronger core drilled properly, will give her more reaction. The Twisted Fury Solid would give a similar look with it s dull surface...

Bowling: wrist locked/ finger rotation, bowling ball, middle finger
bowling ball, middle finger, sure what your question: Efrain, Not sure what your question is here. I don t understand turning or bracking wridt and rotate with both middle finger towards up palm . Please spell check your questions. If you lock your wrist, you will tighten muscles in your wrist and arm. In...

Bowling: adjusting, alcohol works, rubbing alcohol
alcohol works, rubbing alcohol, speed lane: Tom, First wipe the ball off every shot. Minimizes the oil build up. Clean the ball after every session (rubbing alcohol works). Cleaning maintains the new surface. Sand the ball whenever you see the track area of the ball begin to smooth out or shine...

Bowling: arm away from body at release point/ increasing revs/ how do you know if ur thum is coming out first, bowling arm, arm swing
bowling arm, arm swing, bowling ball: Lets fix one maybe 2 things first. Then the others may fix them selves. To fix a bad swing you need to line(square) up to your target.What ever your aiming at, you need to point your toes right at it.Stand relaxed.From your shoulder, your arm falls...

Bowling: WHAT BALL TO PURCHASE, diamond core, buzzsaw
diamond core, buzzsaw, light oil: If you know a little about what a ball can do, you can make an informed decision. Great idea. Often if a discontinued ball can benefit a customer, I will suggest it, for the performance to cost benefit. (but it allows me to relieve my inventory of a devalued...

Bowling: Ball hooks too much after two great weeks, group seminars, score cards
group seminars, score cards, private sessions: Hello Jamil Congratulations on a couple of great weeks! If you think about it, you have absolutely PROVEN to yourself that you are really a great bowler, it s inside of you, because you did it! The first thing you need to do is document your accomplishment...

Bowling: Ball Layouts, bowling balls, layout info
bowling balls, layout info, nvs: For basic layouts, visit the Ebonite.com and Stormbowling.com. They both have some good layout info. The basic layouts I use are pin above the bridge and pin below the ring finger. I will move the CG around a bit off of those. Good luck, Chi...

Bowling: Ball Release, chris barnes, pete weber
chris barnes, pete weber, tommy jones: In order to increase the rev rate on your ball, you need to be able to get the fingers further beneath the ball during the release. If you get the chance to watch Chris Barnes and Tommy Jones, they have the best. One does it with the wrist while the other...

Bowling: BOWLING CAREERS, bowling industry, professional bowler
bowling industry, professional bowler, george wright: THERE IS A BRUNSWICK TRAINING CENTER HERE IN TOWN. I THINK THERE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.I WOULD CONTACT BRUNSWICK TO FIND OUT WHERE TO START.PRIVAT/INDEPENDENT HOUSES REALLY MOVE THEIR PERSONELL VERY SLOWLY. SO, I WOULD LOOK INTO THE BIG BOYS BRUNSWICK,AMF...

Bowling: Body Stance/Dots on Lane, arm swing, cranker
arm swing, cranker, synthetic surface: The most common approach is a 5 step. It lines up with good timing & pace. If your armswing feels rushed, you should try the 5 step. As you begin to pick up your ball, from your target to where your standing, pull a string line then walk up into that string...

Bowling: Bowling, ebonite nvs, optical illusion
ebonite nvs, optical illusion, two balls: Did you use a different layout than you normally use? One thing that will make the ball look like it rotates differently is the logos on the ball. They are more noticeabale on the NVS due to the contrast in color with the ball. The ball cannot change...

Bowling: Back-up ball, light holes, school bowling
light holes, school bowling, bowling team: The predisposition for a woman/girl to throw a back-up is physical. When a ball must be squeezed, to hold onto it, the elbow in a woman tends to turn, with the crease of the elbow facing forward. Address the fit first. Grip may be short, ball may be...

Bowling: ball doesnt hook like 15 years ago, hammer black widow, finger and thumb
hammer black widow, finger and thumb, back swing: Rick, You ve thought of many of the things I ask a customer, before taking them out on a lane to see them do what they described. Some people have a good handle on their game, some have a picture in their mind and have never really seen a video of what...

Bowling: ball fitting, hole sizes, holes
hole sizes, holes, fingers: If the ball is drilled with a conventional grip, you would need to slug or plug the holes and redrill them to make them smaller. If it is a fingertip grip, you can add inserts if you dont already use them, or replace them if they are just too large. Chi...

Bowling: Why is my ball hooking wrong?, fingertip, soft tissue
fingertip, soft tissue, forearm: Darien, Many things can can cause you to back the ball up. Chances are it s not the ball. What were you throwing before the Tornado? How many steps do you take in your approach? Three step? four step? five or more steps? Are you far from the fouline...

Bowling: ball layout, pin position, head pin
pin position, head pin, blue ice: Jon, When you throw the ball, does it take more than 3 and 1/2 seconds to hit the head pin? Are the conditions you bowl on hooking? Ebonite Blue Ice is a weak core. If you weaken it further with a 5 1/2 or 6 inch pin position and big pin buffer, the ball...

Bowling: ball selection, international bowling pro shop, jeff mccorvey
international bowling pro shop, jeff mccorvey, axis tilt: Aaron, So many things go into a ball recommendation. Your ball speed, rev rate, axis tilt, lane conditions, axis rotation all will effect what a ball can or can t do. We haven t touched on the possibility that you average 220 and can split boards at the...

Bowling: Back to basics?, target point, arm swing
target point, arm swing, straight ball: Thinking of 100 things & wanting to do 75 is the best way to bad scores. DOING OR EVEN THINKING OF MANY THINGS ON THE APPROACH IS DISASTER!YOU NEED TO HAVE A CLEAR MIND & JUST LET YOUR BODY DO IT. LIKE WALKING DOWN THE SIDE WALK. YOUR THROWING A CONVENTIONAL...

Bowling: best layouts for high speed, low rev bowlers, infinite one, ring finger
infinite one, ring finger, bowlers: You will need to place the pin below and right of your ring finger. Place the cg right and below the center of your grip 1 1/2 to 2 inches and place an extra hole if needed in the right/thumb quadrant of the ball. At that point, you may need to adjust...

Bowling: bowling, league bowler, strikes
league bowler, strikes, balls: It depends on the competitive level of the bowler. A new bowler needs only one. A league bowler may need two. One for spares and one for strikes. As the bowlers competitive level increases, he or she would need a minimum of for for the basic types of lane...

Bowling: bowling ball, brunswick bvp rampage, bowling ball
brunswick bvp rampage, bowling ball, bvp: TO GET A BETTER OF AN IDEA , TRY DULLING UP THE SURFACE OF THE BVP FIRST. THE PRO SHOP CAN DO THIS IN SECONDS.IF YOU NEED MORE OR LESS, I CAN GIVE YOU A BETTER ANSWER . WET/DRY SAND PAPER HAS MANY GRITS. 400,500,600,800,1000,1200,1500,2000,2500,3000.EACH...

Bowling: bowling forearm, natural swing, bowling lane
natural swing, bowling lane, forearm: Randy, I m not a doctor and you may want to see one. Pain is something you don t want to mess with. If it hurts get seen. Do you throw your own ball? How does it fit? What weight ball? Is your delivery a gravity utilizing natural swing or do you accelerate...

Bowling: Classic Zone Red Pin, performance ball, fingertips
performance ball, fingertips, good luck: The pro shop should be able to help you with the layout of the ball and what to expect from it. This being a performance ball, I would probably drill it fingertip and with inserts. Especially if you want to create some hook with this ball. If you have never...

Bowling: Cleaning a bowling ball, bowling balls, bowling ball
bowling balls, bowling ball, black beauty: You might be able to clean them with simple green, but it would be best if you could take them to a pro shop to get them cleaned up. The pro shop would be able to us some stronger cleaners and a ball spinner. It will cost a bit more, but get them cleaned...

Bowling: Is a conventional grip limiting?, straight ball, condusive
straight ball, condusive, style grip: It is not possible to use a fingertip style with a house ball unless you find a ball on the rack that is drilled fingertip. The conventional grip is ver good for control. There have been some great bowlers in the past that have used the conventional grip...

Bowling: delivery, downswing, bowlers
downswing, bowlers, line of sight: If you are pulling the ball, you may have answered your question yourself. That would mean that you are using too much force in your downswing and not letting the ball lead your hand through the bottom of the swing. Most people do not hit what they are looking...

Bowling: drillings, x factor trifecta, plug holes
x factor trifecta, plug holes, pointing finger: I WATCHED CHUCK LANDE & MIKE MILLER. THEY ADJUSTED THE WAY THE BALL SAT IN THEIR HAND FOR DIFFERENT REACTIONS.SAY A LITTLE ADJUSTMENT 1/2 FOR MORE WEIGHT OVER THE MIDDLE FINGER OR OUT TO THE POINTING FINGER FOR A BACK END REACTION CHANGE.A SUTTLE CHANGE...

Bowling: dull bowling balls, bowling balls, wipping
bowling balls, wipping, hook line: ADJUSTMENTS KEEP YOU IN THE POCKET.MOVING YOUR FEET IN TO THE CENTER OF THE LANE ON THE CENTER DOT OR OUT TO THE 1ST DOT NEAR THE GUTTER.THE CLOSER YOU LOOK AT YOUR TARGET, THE FURTHER YOU STRETCH OUT TO THAT POINT.A SWING OUT IS THE BENT LINE YOU TAKE TO...

Bowling: ebonite rsx 300, storm line, storm products
storm line, storm products, middle dot: In the storm line I would suggest the T-Road Pearl. If you really have a ball speed problem and need a ball that gets down the lane well, consider the Roto Grip Neptune. Good luck, Chip Th3e RSX might still be a bit stronger than you need with the...

Bowling: effect of ball weight, 3 lbs, velocity
3 lbs, velocity, pins: Bob, Each pin weighs 3 lbs and around 6 or 7 ounces. As the pins resist the lighter ball, it loses contact with the surface of the lane more readily and deflects from the path it was on. Not the same case with the heavier ball. Thanks for the question....

Bowling: Finger Grips, finger grips, personal preference
finger grips, personal preference, bowlers: I think it is personal. For me, the inserts are just more comfortable. Some bowlers feel they get more on the ball with the inserts, while some think they get hung up in the ball. For those that use inserts, I usually reccommend the oval type. Chi...

Bowling: Flip/Skid - Arc - Hook, patrick healy, jason couch
patrick healy, jason couch, walter ray: OIL IS APPLIED TO THE FRONT PART (HEADS) OF THE LANES TO CREATE A SKID SO THE BALLS HAVE A SUBSTANCE THAT DOESN T LET THE BALLS COME IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE LANES CREATING SKID. FLIP IS WHERE THE BALL TURNS THE CORNER DRIVING UP & INTO THE POCKET.THIS...

Bowling: Back-up ball, league bowler, proper approach
Bowling: Back-up ball, league bowler, proper approach, backswing

Bowling: Back to basics?
Bowling: Back to basics?

Bowling: About the foul line, clothing footwear, usbc
Bowling: About the foul line, clothing footwear, usbc, senario

Bowling: Generating more revs, muscles of the hand, stress ball
Bowling: Generating more revs, muscles of the hand, stress ball, downswing

Bowling: Groove or Edge, couple pounds, curve
Bowling: Groove or Edge, couple pounds, curve, arrow

Bowling: Pro Shops, hawk
Bowling: Pro Shops, hawk

Bowling: reactive ball won't hook, maximum hook, backend
Bowling: reactive ball won't hook, maximum hook, backend, tornado

Bowling: Thumb/Hand/Grip issues..., axis tilt, ring finger
Bowling: Thumb/Hand/Grip issues..., axis tilt, ring finger, pinky

Bowling: About the foul line, bowling league, aniaml
bowling league, aniaml, foul line: IF YOU FOUL WITH JUST YOUR TIP OF YOUR SHOE WITHOUT YOUR TOES GOING OVER,IT IS STILL A FOUL. SO, IF THE ANIMAL WAS A PART OF THAT PERSON(LIKE THE SHOES), IT IS A FOUL! TODAYS GAME IN SOME AREAS ARE DIFFERENT.IF YOU CAN GET A RULE BOOK WHERE YOU ARE, IT...

Bowling: full roller, pin placements, thumb hole
pin placements, thumb hole, drill patterns: Your style works for you on oil.So I would not try to change any thing much.The future may hold a few tweaks on your style.So, if it works, don t change it. I would suggest for dry lanes, a harder more shiny less reactive ball.A medium dry ball(Brunswick...

Bowling: full roller, practice sessions, flare
practice sessions, flare, tad: IT JUST SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED SOME GOOD SOLID PRACTICE SESSIONS. THE MORE GAMES YOU PUT IN, THE MORE NATURAL & THE LESS INPERFECTIONS YOU GET. IT IS ACTUALLY BETTER SHOOTHING 260-279 BEFORE YOU SHOOT 300.IT WILL MEAN IT WAS A SOLID 300 & IT WAS NOT LUCKY.WORKING...

Bowling: Generating more revs, chris barnes, tommy jones
chris barnes, tommy jones, downswing: If you are going to try and cup your wrist, you need to wait to do it as the ball starts the downswing. If you try to cup the ball at the start, it will limit your armswing and actually lower your rev rate. Try to catch some video of Tommy Jones, Rober Smith,...

Bowling: Groove, sand paper, sandpaper
sand paper, sandpaper, urethane: YOu can take 320 grit wet/dry sandpaper to dull the surface of the ball. Any lower grit than that will make it hard to shine the ball back up unless you have a ball spinner or take it to a pro shop. It will be possible to shine it back up though. Good...

Bowling: Groove or Edge, reactive resin, power groove
reactive resin, power groove, versatile surface: I DON T HAVE THE DRY/R YET.IT IS A REACTIVE RESIN & THE DK BLUE/LT BLUE IS A URETHANE. DRY/R IS A REACTIVE RESIN. THEY TEND TO SKID IN OIL & HOOK IN DRY. IF YOU DULL THE SURFACE, IT REALLY HOOKS LESS. LT BLUR/DK BLUE IS A URETHANE. URETHANE IS THE...

Bowling: generic ball core, shell core, spacs
shell core, spacs, minimal effect: I BELIEVE ANY BALL OVER $150 IS OVER PRICED!!!!!YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON SPACS AS YOU WOULD PICKING THE RIGHT BALL.A SORT OF SMALL PRINT ISSUE. AS FOR WEIGHTS, IF A BALL IS TOO HEAVY , YOU WILL NOT GET ALL OF YOUR ARM INTO THE BALL.IT IS JUST...

Bowling: Heavy oil ball, attitude shift, stop gap
attitude shift, stop gap, oil rings: You ve got a lot of high powered equipment. The balls with surface include the Attitude Shift, Special Agent, T-Road Solid from Storm, the Cell from Roto Grip, The Fury, Total Inferno, and Mammoth from Brunswick, several balls from Ebonite/Columbia/Hammer...

Bowling: Heavy roll examples?, espn classics, pendulum arm
espn classics, pendulum arm, pro bowlers: Dave Husted, Walter Ray 1980s Dave Husted over extended his push away to drop some revs & get the heavy roll. That dropped a bunch of boards he had to swing out to. Walter used to have medium revs with urethane.He lifted thru the ball with a full pendulum...

Bowling: How heavy is too heavy?, nfl linebackers, good starting point
nfl linebackers, good starting point, pound ball: Deborah, We suggest 10 percent of your body weight as a starting point. But the 250 pound NFL linebackers can t get a 25 pound ball, so part of your choice is how athletic you are, too. If the ball is fit properly, it will just hang from your hand so unless...

Bowling: help on not leaving the 7 or 10 pin, pin deflection, huntsville al
pin deflection, huntsville al, speed hand: I think the inch up,back,left & right went out with wood lanes.To adjust now is in speed,angles & hand positions.If your leaving corners, you can hold the ball in your stance a bit higher. This will do several things. It will speed up the ball so when it...

Bowling: How to have a higher backswing with control, forward swing, arm swing
forward swing, arm swing, back swing: As you build up pace, you need a release of energy to stop on this side of the foul line. The slide has some breaking forces but, the release & forward swing are the main breaks. TIMING IS A FUNNY THING . IT IS VERY DIFFERENT FOR MANY BOWLERS. SOME HAVE...

Bowling: Increasing the Speed of the Bowling Ball, bar swing, bowling league
bar swing, bowling league, bowling ball: The best way to increase ball speed is to increase the length of your armswing. Sart with the ball a bit above waist level and push the ball up just a bit in the pushaway.(much like John Jowdy suggests in is over the bar/under the bar swing) You will need...

Bowling: insert a use, power tip, grip design
power tip, grip design, soft tip: Ko, No, soft tip insert (like Pro Sports Soft-T, or Golden Oval) can be used by stiff jointed bowler or flexible jointed bowler. The bowlers fit (length of spans, angle of the holes, sizes of the holes) makes up the elements of a comfortable grip. Different...

Bowling: Jamie's Answer, maintenance info, hot link
maintenance info, hot link, frustration: Thanks Scotty, Please note the Ebonite website I referred to in Jamie s answer can be accessed at: http://www.ebonite.com/news/ball_maintenance.php I will attempt to correct the answer. Thanks for catching that, it will save much frustration I suspect....

Bowling: lack of lateral pitch in fingers, redrill, finger hole
redrill, finger hole, driller: There have been many a ball driller that has done that. The problem with doing it is it really weakens the ball and might make it prone to cracking issues. If you can refill the holes to the top and redrill with proper pitches, you would be better off. ...

Bowling: New bowling shoes, bowling shoes, new shoes
bowling shoes, new shoes, practice games: ALL NEW BOWLING SHOES NEED A BREAK IN PERIOD.If you don t, they will disappoint you. You need to ware them around the house for a week or so to gently break them in.Then, go out & bowl some practice games to further break them in.Powder & junk like that...

Bowling: ned help slowing down and back swing, downward motion, backswing
downward motion, backswing, foul line: If you cant slow down your feet, you will need to get the ball started in your swing sooner. This may mean you will have to get the ball started in a downward motion. IT is all about getting the ball and your slide foot to the foul line closer together....

Bowling: Palm Bowling, power groove, tornado warning
power groove, tornado warning, storm line: Hello Kevin, I m not familiar with the terms you used. Is a long ball an ball that will skid far down the lane? Your house ball is a basic construction (most likely) with either a plastic or hard urethane cover, usual characteristics for a house ball...

Bowling: Practice, couple days, good luck
couple days, good luck, match: If you practice to the point you are fatigued, then it is too much. Also, it depends on what kind of practice you are doing. Bowling to just bowl is not beneficial. You need a plan. Maybe you can get with your coach to set up a practice shedule. Good...

Bowling: Pro Shops, international bowling pro shop, shop operator
international bowling pro shop, shop operator, bowling pro shop: Jason, Absolutely. As an International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA) certified pro shop operator and USBC Certified Coach, I d strongly recommend you take advantage of the education available to you. Todays equipment is significantly...

Bowling: pro shop equiptment, bowlers journal, carbide tip
bowlers journal, carbide tip, shop equiptment: I would check with Dilaura Brothers, a bowling equipment wholesaler in MI, or some fo the other distributors. They will have used equipment at times, and if not used, will have basic packages for start ups. The classified ads in the Bowlers Journal and...

Bowling: Reactive and Particle Balls, stop gap, pattern speed
stop gap, pattern speed, dull surface: Marc, If you imagine the particles sticking up off a ball surface like the spikes of an athletic shoe sticking down into turf, the particles gain friction by sticking down through the oil. If you bowl on a THS, there s friction right or left (depending which...

Bowling: reactive ball won't hook, milpitas california, finger holes
milpitas california, finger holes, columbia white: Since your just getting back into the swing of things & throwing a plastic conventional grip, your main concern has to be basics. Throwing with consistency,hitting what your aiming at as straight as you can. IF YOU CAN T HIT A SINGLE PIN THROWING STRAIGHT...

Bowling: South Paw, axis point, hammer black widow
axis point, hammer black widow, thumb hole: Josh, The big break you asked for may have put the pin 3 3/8 to 4 inches from your positive axis point. Did the pro shop guy get your axis? Do you know what the co-ordinates are? Do you throw the ball slower than most? The higher pin placement may have...

Bowling: Strange track...why?, strange track, thumb hole
strange track, thumb hole, finger holes: IF IT WORKS FOR YOU, DON T FIX IT! EXCEPTION If you inconsistent, it does need fixing! THIS PROBLEM IS IN YOUR HAND TWISTING AT THE RELEASE.IT IS VERY HARD TO BE CONSISTENT IN TWISTING AT THE RELEASE TO GET IT EXACTLY THE SAME EVERYTIME AT THE...

Bowling: How to start, straight ball, thia
straight ball, thia, step approach: THE BEST PLACE TO START LEARNING IS AT THE BEGINNING!You have experienced a hook that really doesn t work.You want accuracy.You are a little past beginner with some experience(maybe not the right experience). SO LETS START AT THE BEGINNING. LEARNING THE...

Bowling: struggling, overreaction, good afternoon
overreaction, good afternoon, grit: You don t get enough length with the VIBE? 15lb or 16? Either put a shine on the ball with a polish that has a slip agent in it (Extra Shine, Black Magic, Extender) or dull the ball SLIGHTLY (maybe 4000 grit or 2000 grit Abralon pad, service available most...

Bowling: TEN PIN BOWLING, pin bowling, folow
pin bowling, folow, dropping the ball: I would check to make sure your pushaway matches up to your first step, if you take 4 steps, your second step if you take 5 steps. This should help your need to have to muscle the ball and the dropping the ball issue along with the follow through. It might...

Bowling: Thumb/Hand/Grip issues..., thumb hole, arm swing
thumb hole, arm swing, hand grip: Everybody has a differently made hand.Some things work & some do not. This is a trial & error type of experimenting with injuries.It all depends how it is hurt & what it will accept. You really need to throw a correct way inorder to test the hole.Bending...

Bowling: Thumb Slug, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, sized hole: IF THE THUMB WAS FINE UNTIL YOU BOWLED UNDER PRESSURE,I DON T THINK THE GRIP IS BAD. I THINK YOU WERE GRIPPING THE BALL A BIT FROM THE PRESSURE.THE PRESSURE OF WANTING TO DO WELL COMBINED WITH A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE AND THE FIRST WITH A NEW BALL WILL DO FUNNY...

Bowling: Time for New Bowling Equipment?, blue rhino, red hammer
blue rhino, red hammer, bowling equipment: When I put my dad into a lighter ball years ago, the style I saw for so many years returned. I switched to 15 s a couple months later. The lighter ball allowed me to throw harder (don t throw very hard even with the lighter ball). I can turn the ball more,...

Bowling: Top Weight, Pin Position?, ball catches, jekyl
ball catches, jekyl, pin position: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THAT THE JEKYL DOES NOT DO? IF YOU ARE HAVING RELEASE PROBLEMS, YOU REALLY NEED TO CORRECT IT BEFORE A NEW BALL. A NEW BALL WILL ONLY DO WHAT YOU TELL IT TO DO. SO IT WON T FIX THE RELEASE PROBLEM & YOU WILL STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM...

Bowling: Tournament 6 Ball Arsenal, control layouts, oil patterns
control layouts, oil patterns, walter ray: I dont think drilling balls with the strongest layouts give good options on most conditions. The strong layout would be good for the ball you want to use on the heaviest oil patterns, but having some different balls with control layouts will give you much...

Bowling: Should I try a few more times Pt.2, light test, ebonite
light test, ebonite, consecutive games: HERE IS A GOOD THING TO GO BY. IF YOU CAN THROW 3 GAMES WITH A CERTAIN WEIGHT THE SAME PACE ON YOUR LAST 4 BALLS COMPARED TO THE SECOND HALF OF THE FIRST GAME, IT IS THE RIGHT WEIGHT.IF THE LAST 4 IS SLOWER FEELING HEAVY, IT IS TOO HEAVY.IF IT IS FASTER,...

Bowling: Should I try it a few more times?, junior bowling league, one of my bad habits
junior bowling league, one of my bad habits, cats eye: BE VERY CAREFUL ON ROSIN.IT IS MADE TO STICK WHEN HEATED. ON GRIPPING, GENTLY SQUEEZE YOUR FINGERS INTO YOUR PALM.YOUR THUMB WILL STRAIGHTEN OUT & RELEASE CLEAN.AT RELEASE, POINT YOUR THUMB UP TO THE SKY. THIS WILL ALSO HELP. SWEATY HANDS A CLEAN...

Bowling: Left vs. Right Drilling, drilling patterns, mirror image
drilling patterns, mirror image, leftie: MY LEFT HAND IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN MY RIGHT. I DO MOST THINGS RIGHTY.THAT MAKES MY LEFT HAND A BACK UP. THE ONLY THINGS THAT CAN BE MIRRORED, IS A DRILL PATTERN SAY PINS,WEIGHTS.THE PITCHES,ANGLES, SPAN THOSE THINGS ARE NOT MIRROR. I HAVE DRILLED...

Bowling: Weight of bowling ball, elbow and shoulder pain, bowling experience
elbow and shoulder pain, bowling experience, storm bowling: At most, you might be able to take out a couple of ounces. I feel the best way to determine what ball weight you can use it to place the ball in the palm of your bowling hand and have the elbow at 90 degrees. If you can hold the ball there 15-20 seconds,...

Bowling: Wood Lanes vs. Synthetic Lanes, synthetic lanes, synthetic surfaces
synthetic lanes, synthetic surfaces, ontop: Wood lanes have different densities on different parts of the lane. Oak for the first 20 feet then Pine up to the pin deck.Oak is a harder wood that can take abuse. The first 20 feet of oak is for the hard impact of ball meeting lane. The soft pine is cheaper...

Bowling: what do i do now?, bowling ball, oil ring
bowling ball, oil ring, slightest idea: The PAP is based off of your track. If you do not own a ball yet, it will be difficult to measure it. I would suggest talking to your pro shop and they will help you out and even be able to suggest a ball that would be good for you. If this is your first...

Bowling: Backup ball, axis tilt, straight ball
axis tilt, straight ball, wise idea: Joshua, A full roller layout works for a particular type of release. The layout would not be an experiment that you would benefit from, as the amount of turn will dictate much of the ball reaction. But that s why they call them experiments! Good luck and...

Bowling: Black Widow Bite, oil pattern, dry sand
oil pattern, dry sand, sligh: REACTIVE RESINS HAVE A MIND OF THEIR OWN. THEY HOOK LESS WHEN DULL & WILL TURN YOUR HEAD 380 DEGREES ON A SHOT THAT HAS BROKEN DOWN. DEPENDING ON THE LENGTH OF THE OIL, CARRY DOWN OF THE OIL, WHERE YOUR BALL IN RELATION TO THE OIL PATTERN IS TURNING OVER AND...

Bowling: BOWLING LAYOUT, axis tilt, axis line
axis tilt, axis line, axis point: Troy, Many ball drillers spend less time with lesser bowlers. Because as a player becomes more skilled the tools they use can incrementally become more effective, so often more time is needed to determine and provide the needed look on the lane. ...

Bowling: Bowling Ball damage, bowling ball, bast
bowling ball, bast, completly: Sheila, Regardless of what the ball looks like, if the damage did not get repaired to your satisfaction, I d suggest you follow-up with the center and speak with someone at the next level. Manager, General Manager or even an owner. Your ball was used....

Bowling: Bowling problems, mirror shine, piece core
mirror shine, piece core, urethanes: IF YOU HAVE BIG PROBLEMS KEEPING THE BALL IN PLAY, I WOULD SUGGEST A WAY UNDER REACTIVE OR EVEN A URETHANE FOR CONTROL. I USE BRUNSWICK GROOVES & ANY URETHANES I CAN GET MY HANDS ON. THE GROOVES ARE URETHANES (RED & PURPLE), REACTIVES(MANY COLORS).THEIR...

Bowling: Bowling - Speed of the ball vs hook, ball speed, speed increases
ball speed, speed increases, best of luck: Tony, Going around the ball will provide more push downlane and a stronger finish (but lower track). Going more up the back of the ball, will encourage the ball to start rolling earlier (track will be higher), on the wrong condition the ball will roll...

Bowling: Bruise under middle fingernail, changing pitches, change pitch
changing pitches, change pitch, frame products: ON THE POWER LIFT GRIPS, THERE IS A BUMP THAT IS IN THE TOP OF THE GRIP. THIS GIVES THE GRIP A 1/4 MORE AGGRESSIVE PITCH UNDER. THIS IS THOUGHT TO GIVE PEOPLE MORE LIFT.THOUGHT,IS THE KEY WORD.YOU ONLY GET HUNG UP ON THAT BUMP DEVELOPING A LOT OF UNEVEN PRESSURES...

Bowling: Brunswick MARK X Bowling Ball, bad vibes, mack truck
bad vibes, mack truck, bowling ball: I THINK THE ONE YOUR TALKING ABOUT WAS BRONZE & DARK BROWN STRIPED.IF THIS IS THE ONE, THE STRIPES WERE OF DIFFERENT MIXTURES IN FORMULA. THEY DEVELOPED SLIGHT HUMPS LIKE A BUMPY ROAD.THE FIRST ONES MADE WERE PRIVATELY DONE. THEN FACTORY MADE TO TRY TO CORRECT...

Bowling: My ball is acting differently, circular motions, swirl marks
circular motions, swirl marks, running out of steam: Derek, Did you bowl with the ball? How did it work on some oil? Were you specific about wanting a resurface? We charge upwards of $45 for a full resurface, because the process takes quite awhile. A soft resurface, usually performed on a ball spinner can...

Bowling: Which ball is better, hook area, hand positions
hook area, hand positions, ball speed: THE ANSWERS ARE ALL UP TO YOU.I HAVE WITNESSED THE SAME BALL DRILLED THE SAME WAY FOR SIMILAR BOWLERS DO VERY DIFFERENT THINGS.IT DEPENDS ON SPEED,ROLL,HOOK AREA,HAND POSITIONS,AREA ON LANE,TYPE OF SHOT ON THE LANS,PINS.WEIGHTS,TOP WEIGHT,SURFACE AND MANY...

Bowling: ball drilling, carbide tipped drill bits, deferent
carbide tipped drill bits, deferent, cores: Carbide tipped drill bits are a must I think. The newer coverstocks and cores will dull any other type of bit. I have always purchased my drill bits via a distributor so I am not sure of the name or the price on them. I know Ebonite and Jayhawk have them....

Bowling: ball lay outs, bowling balls, attitude shift
bowling balls, attitude shift, synthetic lanes: Alvin, Cleaning your equipment will help with consistency. Just wiping the balls off with a towel helps consistency from shot to shot. Your pitch change is fairly drastic. By adding the adjusting of your delivery, you are making a couple changes, that...

Bowling: ball reactions in respect to drilling, power groove, columbia jazz
power groove, columbia jazz, first arrow: REACTIVE RESIN BALLS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE ONES (URETHANE) BACK IN THE OLD DAYS.REACTIVES SKID FOREVER LIKE BOWLING ON A FROZEN LAKE WHILE THE DRY ACTS LIKE DRY RUBBER.THE DRY RUBBER IS WHAT YOUR HITTING NEAR FIRST ARROW TO BRING THE REACTIVES...

Bowling: ball release, pete weber, layouts
pete weber, layouts, good luck: You do not have to lower your track. Pete Weber has a high track and he is pretty successful. I would not worry about it. If you use pin down types of layouts on your equipment, you may have trouble keeping the ball off of the holes though. Good luck,...

Bowling: ball release, bowling league, season thanks
bowling league, season thanks, laterals: James, What is the condition? Have you tried wrist devices to alleviate the pain? Has your doctor recommended any pain relievers? You may try relieving the tension on the finger by changing the pitch to put less pressure on the knuckle. Is the knuckle...

Bowling: ball shine, surface equipment, grit
surface equipment, grit, backend: YOU CAN TRY A LIGHT SANDING OF 2500 GRIT ON THE SHINY ONE. YOU WANT JUST ENOUGH GRIP TO TURN THE BALL UP TO THE POCKET.YOU CAN EVEN TRY A CRISS CROSS PATTERN.START WITH 2500 DO BOTH SIDES. THEN TURN THE BALL 1/4 TURN & DO A VERY QUICK 3000 SANDING. DO NOT...

Bowling: bowling, pocket 1, deflection
pocket 1, deflection, good luck: Paul, What kind of ball? What weight? I will assume you throw a house ball. House balls are smooth, hard and shiny (usually). It sounds like the ball is hitting the pocket and losing contact with the surface of the lane and sliding (deflection) to the right...

Bowling: bowling ball, triple extreme, bowling ball
triple extreme, bowling ball, plausible answer: Bob, Not familiar with the Elite Eclipse. The Elite Solar Eclipse looks like an Storm Agent core with similar numbers. Is that the ball? FYI, Bowler s Paradise(BP) balls (Elite Brand) are private label balls, most using existing Brunswick Technology and...

Bowling: bowling ball weight, bowling balls, bowling ball
bowling balls, bowling ball, speed loss: It really depends on what is causing you to come over the ball. It sounds like you may have timing issues which will cause both of your symptoms. Going to a lighter ball will only make the problems worse as you may try to overthrow the ball. If possible,...

Bowling: bowling layout, axis tilt, ball speed
axis tilt, ball speed, driller: I might look at a 4 X 4 type of layout. That is just a possible suggestion for your ball driller. He might be able to watch you bowl and come up with something a little different. Good luck, Chip That ball track seems to be on the low side, so you...

Bowling: bowling problem, columbia white, bowling ball
columbia white, bowling ball, straight ball: FIRST, YOU NEED TO PRACTICE WITH A STRAIGHT BALL WITH YOUR 2 FINGERS & YOUR THUMB. THIS WILL GIVE YOU ACCURACY,TIMING,FORM & BETTER BASICS. HOW CAN YOU HIT SOMETHING BENDING THE BALL IF YOU CAN T HIT IT GOING STRAIGHT AT IT FIRST ????? YOU NEED...

Bowling: bowling, wrist support, bowling tournaments, time ball
bowling tournaments, time ball, support brace: You are looking for a solution to a symptom. You may have fit, equipment or other issues causing the problem(s). For pure support and simple execution help, I ve been a big fan of the Cobra Products brand of supports. It sounds like an adjustable Cobra...

Bowling: Control Drillings, bowling ally, bowling balls
bowling ally, bowling balls, morich: I THINK YOUR GOING THE WRONG WAY. YOUR PURCHASING A TRACTOR TRAILER TO DRIVE TO WORK.YOU WANT LESS REACTION. BUY PURCHASING HOOKING EQUIPMENT. YOU NEED TO EITHER WORK WITH SURFACES ON THE BALLS &/OR PLUG & REDRILL ONE OLD BALL WITH DIFFERENT PINS. I WOULD...

Bowling: Core Numbers, radius of gyration, core numbers
radius of gyration, core numbers, pin top: Robert, Simply, low Radius of Gyration (RG) numbers mean a ball able to change direction more readily. Higher numbers means a ball less likely to change direction readily. Low RG more hook POTENTIAL. High RG longer, later, less. Your specific needs...

Bowling: cell, lay outs, pin ball
lay outs, pin ball, tweener: A PRO PIN OR CG IS MADE FOR A CERTAIN CONDITION OR REACTION. NOT A MAIN STREAM ALL AROUND CONDITION BALL. YOU WOULD DO MUCH BETTER WITH A 2.5 - 4 PIN BALL. YOU CAN DO MANY MANY DIFFERENT LAY OUTS WITH THIS RATHER THAN ONLY A FFEW WITH PRO LAYOUT BALLS...

Bowling: cleaners, thumb hole, reactive ball
thumb hole, reactive ball, auto section: If you use SIMPLY GREEN DEGREASER(FOUND NEAR THE CLEANERS IN THE AUTO SECTION WAL MART),& USE 4 PARTS WATER TO ONE SIMPLY GREEN ON A DAMP TOWEL WRAP THE BALL IN THE TOWEL OVER NIGHT. THEN SAME 4 TO 1 ON A CLEAN TOWEL DAMP WIPE THE BALL.THE GUMMY FILM IS...

Bowling: Drill Layouts, pin placements, axis point
pin placements, axis point, left hander: John, High track flare exposes the ball s fresh surface to the lane every rotation (often multiple rings of oil appear on the ball in a broad swatch across the front and back of the ball). Increased track flare will increase the potential for a ball to...

Bowling: Drill Pattern, angle type, straight ball
angle type, straight ball, bowling ball: If you want to create a better release, I would suggest going to a fingertip grip. This will give you a better feel and the ability to creat some revolutions and turn. I would also go with a basic layout on the ball. The more aggressive the layout, the...

Bowling: Drilling Layouts, axis tilt, pin placements
axis tilt, pin placements, minute variations: Welcome back Robert, Your two layouts sound like similar pin distances from your positive axis point (PAP)but the higher pin (shiny Brunswick ball) goes longer and gives you a little stronger look in the backend, I d expect. If the Encore is the ball...

Bowling: Drilling/Release question, pin prick, drilling patterns
pin prick, drilling patterns, reactive ball: DRILLING PATTERNS ARE GENERIC. YOU HAVE TO TWEAK THE BALL TO PERSONALIZE IT TO YOUR GAME.THE SURFACE ON A REACTIVE BALL IS FUNNY. A LOT OF TIMES WHEN YOU DULL IT UP, IT HOOKS LESS DEPENDING ON THE LANE CONDITIONS . YOU NEED TO DESCRIBE THE DRILL LAYOUT...

Bowling: drilling pattern /Good idea, pinky finger, thumb hole
pinky finger, thumb hole, hyjinx: WITH A BACKUP STYLE, YOU SHOULD USE LEFTIE WEIGHTS.A PIN WITHIN ONE INCH IS USED CONCENTRATING ON STATIC WEIGHTS (FINGER,SIDE) & SURFACE.YOU WILL END UP WITH THE LABEL UPSIDE DOWN FOR THE PIN TO BE IN THE RIGHT SPOT. THAT IS A NICE TOP WEIGHT. IT WILL...

Bowling: drilling the thumb..........., secondary axis, best of luck
secondary axis, best of luck, bias: Jason, The Mass Bias is a secondary axis of the weight block of your ball. It is not a problem to drill it out (actually better to take it out completely, then get real close). So, No. Hopefully, positioning the mass bias near your thumb is helping create...

Bowling: An extra ball?, pound ball, straight ball
pound ball, straight ball, extra ball: WHAT GRIP IS DRILLED INTO THE TORNADO? FINGERTIP(FIRST JOINT) OR CONVENTIONAL GRIP(FINGERS INTO THE SECOND JOINT)? WITH A 10 POUND BALL, SHE REALLY WON T GET MUCH DRIVE INTO THE PINS. WITH THIS LIGHT A BALL, ACCURACY IS THE NAME OF THE GAME FILLING THOSE...

Bowling: Pain on thumbnail, different pitches, bowling style
Bowling: Pain on thumbnail, different pitches, bowling style, spine angle

Bowling: finger protect tape, bowling ball, middle finger
bowling ball, middle finger, duct tape: You need to have the ball checked to make sure it fits properly. Most bowlers only have to use protection tape if they bowl a lot of games, like the pros. This is not something you should be having to deal with, but if not corrected, the protection tape...

Bowling: fingertip tigtness, swollen fingers, half sizes
swollen fingers, half sizes, peice: There is no need for you to have them that tight. Inserts do come in half sizes, but if your shop does not carry them, then you can wrap a peice of tape around a larger size before you glue them in. If possible, I would look for another shop to visit. ...

Bowling: Grip, static weight, bowling balls
static weight, bowling balls, thumb: Sam, There are some static weight requirements for bowling balls. If a ball satisfies those requirements (even undrilled) it is legal. If the ball has holes (up to five gripping holes), if the fingers or thumb covers the hole, the digit is using the hole...

Bowling: Hand hurts after bowling, pointer fingers, raw anger
pointer fingers, raw anger, thumb hole: If your hand hurts from bowling, your grip is bad ! And also, I think just after 4 months of bowling, you should be bowling with a conventional grip throwing straight to develop your style & form.This would give you good basics for the fingertip upgrade....

Bowling: Left Hander turning to her Right Hand, left hander, group seminars
left hander, group seminars, private sessions: Hello Debbie This is more of a functional skills question and is outside of my expertise of the mental game of bowling. Please ask one of the other experts on this forum, they ll be able to help you much more than me. However, one thing that might help...

Bowling: International vs American, bowling balls, international bowling
bowling balls, international bowling, american bowling: INTERNATIONAL EQUIPMENT IS FOR GETTING DOWN THE LANES PASSING THROUGH BAD HEAds. the first 15 feet of the lanes are usually dry. Mika Koivuniemi PBA is a good example. He lofts the ball over the front part of the lane to bypass the dry burnt out heads. ...

Bowling: Keeping your eye on your target, crankers, ilook
crankers, ilook, break point: STROKERS LIKE CLOSER MARKS.THEY HAVE ACCURACY. CRANKERS SHOULD LOOK FURTHER DOWN THE LANE. THEY HAVE POWER & CAN OPEN UP A 3-4 BOARD SHOT.BU A FURTHER AWAY MARK, YOU CAN MISS A LITTLE & STILL HIT WHAT NEEDS TO BE HIT. AIMING AT 3 & THINKING BETWEEN 2...

Bowling: lowering the weight of a ball., reactive resin ball, finger holes
reactive resin ball, finger holes, pound ball: At this point, I would forget about reactive resins & concentrate on the basics throwing straight & getting accurate.Keep it simple & keep it fun for her!!! In any ball, you can only change weights a very few ounces.I do believe in drilling pinkie & even...

Bowling: Meaning of Pin Out, layout choices, cg
layout choices, cg, good luck: A pro pin is usually a pin that is farther away from the CG than normal. A pin out ball is a ball that has the pin at least 2 inches from the CG. Pin out balls allow for more layout choices than a Pin in ball so you can create a wider variety of looks on...

Bowling: mental game, mental game, mental tools
mental game, mental tools, good luck: Any number of books have been written on the mental game. You would not have to have one that is bowling specific to gain help from it. I would also suggest subscribing to bowling this month if you do not already do so. Some very good articles on the mental...

Bowling: new ball to improve my game, rough patch, ball speed
rough patch, ball speed, rough time: Matt, 190 after three years is doing very good. Don t underestimate your progress to date. How about a spare ball? Hows your spare game? is that where you re falling down a little? So much must be analyzed. First look at why the Freak does what it does,...

Bowling: Pain on thumbnail, thumb hole, cone shape
thumb hole, cone shape, skin patch: It still sounds like it is a pitch issue. I would add a bit of pitch in the direction of the blister. You might also check to be sure that you are not creating any kind of cone shape while working out the oval part of your thumb. It is easy to do and that...

Bowling: Pin Length, exact reaction, dull surface
exact reaction, dull surface, hand positions: AS THE PIN MOVES FURTHER OUT, IT CREATES A BIGGER IMBALLANCE. THIS MEANS WITH A PIN IN A HIGH REACTION AREA 2:00 PM OR SO,IT CREATES MORE OF A REACTION AT 4 THAN A 2 PIN SAY 4-8 MORE BOARDS HOOK & MAYBE 5 FEET SOONER HOOK.PUT THE PIN UNDER YOUR BRIDGE &...

Bowling: Pressure, swing path, grip pressure
swing path, grip pressure, shot routine: Larry, Create a checklist for your pre-shot, set-up and approach. I suggest your pre-shot routine contain: (as you no doubt do now) a mental review of the last shot on a particular lane (specifically, what did the ball do on this right lane (or left lane)),...

Bowling: Pressure, physical feelings, competition league
physical feelings, competition league, ok sign: Hello Larry I m happy to say there s good news here. You have the PROVEN ability to bowl 185 in practice AND in competition (league play). That s better than most people can do. What s needed is to bring league mode to tournaments. To do this you...

Bowling: Pressure, favorite song, terrible thing
favorite song, terrible thing, pins: YOUR SOAKING UP TOO MUCH OF THE ATMOSPHERE & NOT ENOUGH OF WHY YOUR THERE.YOU NEED TO BUILD WALLS AROUND YOU.DON T LOOK AROUND,DON T LOOK AT OTHER BOWLERS & THEIR SCORES & FOCUS ON KEEPING YOUR MIND CLEAR & EMPTY. TRY THINKING OF YOUR FAVORITE SONG,MOVIE....

Bowling: Problem with ball, minor hook, turbo c
minor hook, turbo c, sweet spot: I DON T GET WHAT YOUR DOING FOR YOUR GRIP?ARE YOU PALMING THE BALL OR JUST PUTTING YOUR FINGERS IN? A HOUSE BALL IS USUALLY PLASTIC OR URETHANE. THEIR MAINLY FOR DURABILITY & THROWING STRAIGHT.I HAVE A FEW TURBO C TEAL IN COLOR( I LOVE THEM!).. I HAVE...

Bowling: p, sports psychology, bowlers
sports psychology, bowlers, pins: I am not sure there is anyone that does not get nervous. The successful bowlers or athletes just learn how to deal with it. I know when I get nervous, I tend to get fast feet. Since I know how it affects me, I concentrate on staying slow. Try to track...

Bowling: perfect drilling for my ball, jason belmonte, thumb hole
jason belmonte, thumb hole, question ball: TRY THIS MOVE YOUR FEET MOVE ONE DOT/5 BOARDS DEEPER WITH YOUR FEET & THROWING INSIDE 2ND ARROW.THE DEEPER YOU MOVE YOUR FEET, THE MORE IT STABILIZES THE HOOKING. THE NO-THUMB RELEASE IS A FUNNY THING TO DIAGNOSE.EVERYBODY THROWS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.I...

Bowling: picking up 6/10 spare, practice game, foul line
practice game, foul line, 3 feet: I DRIFTED 7 BOARDS WHEN I CRANKED THE BALL. I USED ITEMS ON THE APPROACH LIKE AN EMPTY BALL BAG TO TRAIN MY MIND TO DECREASE THE DRIFT. I PUT THE 2 BALL BAG 2-3 FEET FROM THE FOUL LINE AT FIRST A FOOT TO THE SIDE OF DRIFT. THEN AS I STRAIGHTENED OUT OR NOT...

Bowling: polish or sand?, arc type, versatile surface
arc type, versatile surface, oil drill: REACTIVE RESINS ARE VERY FUNNY. THEY SKID ON OIL LIKE YOUR BOWLING ON A FROZEN LAKE & WHEN THE LANES ARE DRY, THE REACTIVES GRAB LIKE IT WAS ON DRY RUBBER. YOUR FRIEND SEEMS TO KNOW A FEW THINGS. I ALSO USE URETHANE A LOT!YOU CAN CHANGE THE SURFACES &...

Bowling: pro shop, bowling lanes, bowling center
bowling lanes, bowling center, ebonite: If you are serious about a pro shop or a bowling center, I would look at attending Vincennes University in Indiana or Erie Community college in the northeast. Both have 2 year degree programs in Bowling Lanes Management. If not, there are pro shop training...

Bowling: Reactive Resin...too aggressive!?, flare rate, bowling balls
flare rate, bowling balls, red hammer: YOU WILL HAVE TO BE VERY READY TO THROW REACTIVE RESINS.THE GAME HAS CHANGED A BUNCH! HOW YOU ADJUST WITH YOUR URETHANE IS NO WAY SIMILAR TO ADJUSTING WITH REACTIVE RESINS.IT IS LIKE LEARNING ALL OVER AGAIN UPSIDE DOWN. REACTIVES SKID IN ANY OIL LIKE...

Bowling: Having release problems!!!, norm duke, brian voss
norm duke, brian voss, bowling balls: Derek, Your lower track usually indicates a late delivery. Your lower track probably works OK on todays Typical House Shot (THS). Your spinning the ball may be the result of fit issues, or late turn of the ball. The shots you see Duke, Voss and Williams...

Bowling: Storm Gravity Shift, perfect spiral, pete weber
perfect spiral, pete weber, bowling ball: You will need to create more counter clockwise rotation of you hand during the release. Pete Weber is probably the best on tour at doing that. Try tossing a football underhand into a chair while making it a perfect spiral. That is the release position you...

Bowling: sanding your equipment, silicon carbide, mirror shine
silicon carbide, mirror shine, bowling balls: TO GET A GOOD SHINE, YOU START WITH 600 FAST SAND. THEN 800,1000,1200,1500,2000 & THEN FINESSE-IT.A LIGHT SANDING START WITH 1000. YOU DO THE WHOLE BALL WITH ONE GRIT. THEN YOU GO UP ONE GRADE & AGAIN SAND THE WHOLE BALL WITH THE FINER GRIT. REMEMBER...

Bowling: sanding your equipment, bowling balls, experience paper
bowling balls, experience paper, sanding pads: Joe, How long has it been since you got the balls you mentioned? Which balls, specifically did you get/do you have? How long did it take that they started to change? Do you clean your equipment religiously? Not sand, just clean? Many companies sell the...

Bowling: semi rolling over thumb hole, full roller, change ball roll
full roller, change ball roll: Andy, Changing the roll is a muscle memory adjustment. If you ve chosen to abandon the idea we can move on. But, if you use some specific types of wrist devices to restrict your hand and wrist from your normal full rolling delivery, you might get the roll...

Bowling: spares, league bowlers, spare balls
league bowlers, spare balls, hook ball: ON SINGLE PIN SPARES, I SUGGEST A SIMPLE PLAN. THROW AS STRAIGHT AS YOU CAN FOR BEST ACCURACY. SPEED DOES NOT MATTER!THROW AT YOUR BEST NORMAL SPEED.YOU CAN THROW A HOOK OFF OF YOUR STRIKE LINE FOR BUCKETS OR SMALL SPLITS LIKE THE 3-7 SPLIT WHERE A HOOK IMPROVES...

Bowling: Taking the next step, bowling balls, performance ball
bowling balls, performance ball, straight ball: Mark, Your going from a house ball to a performance ball? Or if you learn to throw a curve with a basic plastic ball, you ve actually learned to hook the ball. If you can hook plastic you can hook anything. What kind of ball did you have before? Bowling...

Bowling: Thumb Hole fitting, forearm muscles, thumb hole
forearm muscles, thumb hole, hammer black widow: An oval thumb usually fits your thumb tighter so you dont feel the need to squeeze the ball so much. About the only thing you can do to help is to buy the skin protection tapes that several companies make. You can place this on your thumb and it will help...

Bowling: Tools/Equipment, bowling balls, bowling supplies
bowling balls, bowling supplies, quarter scale: Randy, I have 4 quarter scales called the Pro Sect from Turbo 2-N-1 Grips. Check their website and see if you can purchase one from them. Or Most equipment I purchase I get from bowling distributors or service companies. Three of the best service companies:...

Bowling: thumb pitch and span, foot work, foul line
foot work, foul line, ring finger: It doesnt sound like the ball fit is the issue. When you try to throw the ball slower, it sounds like you slow your swing down, but not the footwork. This causes you to release the ball sooner than you want to. Your feet may just be getting to the finish...

Bowling: thumb problems, thumb hole, hand thumb
thumb hole, hand thumb, driller: HAVE YOU EVER GONE TO A DRILLER TO FIND OUT IF THIS IS A GRIP PROBLEM OR A TRAINING PROBLEM??? YOU SQUEEZE FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT REASONS. 1. YOUR THUMB HOLE IS TOO BIG.2. THE GRIP SPAN IS TOO SHORT, THE GRIP SPAN IS TOO LONG,BAD PITCHES,A DOUBLE JOINTED...

Bowling: Urethane Balls - approach, urethane balls, synthetic lanes
urethane balls, synthetic lanes, wayne webb: ENTER BRUNSWICK GROOVE I JUST BID ON 2. LOOKING AT THE PBA ON TV IS THE BEST WAY TO PICK UP POINTERS. I PLAY THEM IN EXTREME SLOW MOTION ON DVD .YOU CAN SEE THE FAULTS ON BAD SHOTS COMPARED TO GOOD ONES. I WATCH ALL TYPES. I CAN LEARN THINGS FROM...

Bowling: what am i?, physical motion, laner
physical motion, laner, existing equipment: THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF REALLY HOOKING THE BALL. ONE IS MID LANE HOOK. ABOUT 30-35 FEET DOWN THE BALL TURNS OVER & HOOKS UP TO THE POCKET.THE NEXT IS LATE BREAKER.THE BALL HOOKS AROUND 40-50 FEET DOWN THE LANE. THE MID LANER TAKES LESS ENERGY THAN THE LATE BREAKER.THIS...

Bowling: 209 avg player seeking ball advice, hammer black widow, bowling balls
hammer black widow, bowling balls, hammer no mercy: The SD-73 is a good ball!!! I don t think the ball cleaners are as good as over the counter cleaners/degreasers you find in the auto department at wal-mart.I like to use & have found SIMPLY GREEN DEGREASE to work really well on balls.Try 3 water to one...

Bowling: Adjustment to Brunswick Fury?, finger holes, columbia 300
finger holes, columbia 300, two balls: When going a fine grit, you want that grain.Putting polish over that will loose the grain of the 2000.4 or 5 shots in the oily part of the lane in practice will break in that new Finnish. I call leverage weight wobble .Leverage creates the most imbalance...

Bowling: Axis Weight, crofton md, synthetic lanes
crofton md, synthetic lanes, john greer: Complicated weights are used & for certain conditions. As the weights get more complicated, they work on less conditions. A simple weight will work generally on all conditions(depending on the ball).You have more control & the condition less control....

Bowling: Ball Rotation, foot speed, downswing
foot speed, downswing, foul line: If you are leaving a flat 10 where the 6 pin is just laying in the gutter, then you are covering too many boards or the ball is rolling out. This will cause the ball to deflect a lot and will actually end up in the pit behind the 10 pin. If you are leaving...

Bowling: Ball selection and layout choices, handicap league, triple x factor
handicap league, triple x factor, layout choices: Players with high ball speed tend to have better luck with the stronger coverstocks and cores. You would want to look for balls with Lower RG numbers and Higher Differential numbers. The layouts would differ depending on pin and cg distance on a particular...

Bowling: BEST BALL, hand positions, right hander
hand positions, right hander, old stuff: TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.YOUR APPROACH,STEPS,SPEEDS,HAND POSITIONS,BALLS YOU USE NOW & WEIGHTS & PINS.WHAT TYPE OF BOWLER WERE YOU BEFORE GOING DOWN & IN? WHAT DOES YOUR EQUIPMENT LACK? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THE NEW BALL TO DO COMPARED TO YOUR OLD STUFF?TELL ME...

Bowling: BOWLING HURTS MY RING FINGER, finger holes, curve ball
finger holes, curve ball, grip pressure: Van, I need the angles. Get to your driller and ask for the information. The store should be able to measure the angles or have a fit record for your ball. If they must measure, measure both balls for consistency. Even a very aggressive delivery should...

Bowling: Bowling Ball Span, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, finger middle: THERE ARE WAYS TO GET HOOK. I USE MY THUMB & GET MORE HOOK OUT OF A PLASTIC THAN MOST WITH A SOFT REACTIVE BALL WITH OR WITHOUT THUMBS.IT TAKES PRACTICE & HARD WORK. BUT, IT WILL PAY OFF IN ACCURACY & CONSISTENCY. PLUS, YOUR WRIST WILL LAST.MANY BLOW...

Bowling: Bowling Novice - Where to get a ball, simmons simmons, bowling pro shop
simmons simmons, bowling pro shop, brian simmons: Tim, Chicago shops, I know and respect the operators include: Lee Nendza, Andy s Bowling Pro Shop, Inc. Chicago (south) Brian Simmons, Simmons Pro Shop, Chicago (north) Ron Dompke, Bowlers Custom Pro Shop, Chicago, (north) Check them out. Let them...

Bowling: ball drilling, pinkie ring, pinkie finger
pinkie ring, pinkie finger, ring fingers: Antonio, How far back will the finger bend? When gripping just the tip of the finger, trying to keep the second joint and the rest of the finger rigid, how much bend is available? Having the middle finger not inserted into the ball may put significant...

Bowling: what to do to a ball to make it not hook alot when u got it brand new, bowling ball, snow studded tires
bowling ball, snow studded tires, dry sand: A ball needs to be customized from a generic drill.Changing the surface of the ball will change the reaction to fit your personal style.By dulling it, you can get more hook. By putting a shine on it, you get a delay on hook. YOUR PRO SHOP CAN DO THIS EASILY...

Bowling: ball layout, pinky finger, thumb hole
pinky finger, thumb hole, med ball: Could you take a picture of the balls and send them to me? If so, send it to chip@collinsbowling.com. Going with a stonger ball, weightblock and coverstock, will not give you more lenght and snap than your T-road unless the lanes have a lot of oil upfront...

Bowling: bowling ball rotation, hoover lane, brunswick ohio
hoover lane, brunswick ohio, synthetic lanes: Well Cindy, I used to believe it was the bowler & their grip rather than the ball.Now on synthetic lanes & the way their dressed(conditioned),I now believe it is the ball + the condition.In the old days, the best bowler that day won.Now, the best bowler that...

Bowling: Drilling layouts, pin placement, pin position
pin placement, pin position, bowling ball: http://www.ebonite.com/techcenter/techterms.php This will help with some of the terms. There is also a section on ball layouts. The best thing to do is to go to a pro shop with these questions so someone can show you on a bowling ball how this stuff...

Bowling: Drilling a pro CG gravity shift, personal game, two balls
personal game, two balls, drillings: ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS, IF YOU KEEP BANGING YOUR HEAD AGAINST THE WALL, YOU WILL EVENTUALLY DRAW BLOOD!!!!! WHY, ARE YOU STILL GOING TO THIS DRILLER YOU DON T TRUST?????????? PLAY WITH THE OTHERS BY CHANGING SURFACES TO TRY GETTING IT TO FIT YOUR...

Bowling: definition of terms, walter ray williams, dick webber
walter ray williams, dick webber, steve jaros: A TRUE CRANKER MARK ROTH,BOB HANDLY,SEAN RASH,TOMMY JONES A bowler who uses maximum power,maximum revs. maximum area on the lane with a fingertip grip.This bowler opens up the lane throwing at an area on the lane.A sometines speedy approach with...

Bowling: drilling and weights, hand fingers, time ring
hand fingers, time ring, ring finger: I don t know if your going fingertip (fingers into 1st joint) or conventional grip (fingers into 2nd joint)??? Both will have 98% of the time ring finger higher by sight on the center line than the middle finger. AS FOR WEIGHTS, I WOULD SAY STRAIGHT...

Bowling: Adjustment to Brunswick Fury?, bowlers, driller
Bowling: Adjustment to Brunswick Fury?, bowlers, driller

Bowling: Sliding leg HURTS, games
Bowling: Sliding leg HURTS, games

Bowling: flaring over thumb, thumb hole, hammer black widow
thumb hole, hammer black widow, lb hammer: Is it the first flare rings that do this or the final flare rings? I would expect it to be the first flare rings and that means you are turning your hand too early in your release. Try to make sure you hand doesn not turn counter clockwise until the ball...

Bowling: Gripping at bottom, different pitches, waisted space
different pitches, waisted space, thumb hole: There is nothing wrong about reverse pitch as long as your hand needs this pitch!!!!I think messing with your pitches when they are perfect is a bad idea!There are so many ways to tweak things, you don t need to mess with those pitches. I have 3/8 out...

Bowling: Hook related to ball speed, ball speed, diraction
ball speed, diraction, driller: If your not throwing a fingertip grip, that would help big time. The Ebonite Tornado is a Plastic ball.However, The tornado line has Urethane & Reactives. I can throw a ball 24 mph & hook the whole lane with a medium hard ball.You just need to stay...

Bowling: leaving 10 pin, game league, pacific storm
game league, pacific storm, ball speed: There are several factors that could be causing this, but I will highlight a couple of them. 1. The ball may be rolling out before it gets to the pins. If this is the case, then the ball will be behind the ten pin when the ball settles in the pit. This...

Bowling: loft, changing pitches, injuries effect
changing pitches, injuries effect, lofters: I have to know how exactly your knee is restricting your release? EXPLAIN IN DETAIL HOW YOUR 1ST STEP TO YOUR RELEASE THE KNEE EFFECTS THE SHOT? ALSO, DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR ARM/HAND DOES? THE MOTION,HEIGHT OF FOLLOW THRU,HEIGHT OF BACK SWING,HOW CLOSE...

Bowling: Mid Oil to Dry Oil Ball, tweener, heavy oil
tweener, heavy oil, grit: I buy 3 or 4 of a ball that works well & tweak things just a little like surfaces & weights for similar reactions. i like a 3-5 board difference so i can go to one right after another when the lane shot breaks down.Sometimes the ball won t take to some tweaks...

Bowling: I'm thinking about getting a new ball, sport shots, heavy oil
sport shots, heavy oil, blind person: INFO--------INFO-------------INFO----------------INFO-------------INFO WITH WHAT LITTLE YOU TOLD ME ABOUT YOU,I HAVE NO IDEA! I KNOW ON SPORT SHOTS, YOU WILL NEED MORE THAN 2 BALLS THAT WORK GREAT 4 YOU TO BEAT THE SHOTS. YOU NEED TO TREAT ME...

Bowling: New Ball drilled with extra hole, axis point, song dance
axis point, song dance, driller: If this is your first ball, then NO it is not right!An axis hole is drilled for an advanced weight for a certain lane condition for a bowler that had put in many games & has a few other balls.This weight may not do well on 80% of lane conditions since it...

Bowling: New equipment for old school bowler, intense inferno, oil patterns
intense inferno, oil patterns, bob russell: Well, I think your doing well getting the inferno to hold. They hooked into the left gutter on me! OLD SCHOOL TECH! I FOUND THAT 3 PIECE REACTIVES (BRUNSWICK GROOVES ) TYPE OF WEIGHT BLOCKS(PLATE)INSTEAD OF HIGH TECH INNER CORE WEIGHT BLOCKS GO...

Bowling: Nice Layouts, bowling balls, pin placements
bowling balls, pin placements, pin bowling: In general, the further the pin from the cg, the more differential that is created. This will add flare potential which should creat more hook potential. Pro balls will have greater distances between the pin and cg. There are times a ball like that can...

Bowling: My new adventure, columbia 300, finger hole
columbia 300, finger hole, bowling ball: The crack in your finger hole is the weight block separating from the shell. You can run your knuckles tapping the ball in places. The sound changes when you hit a separated spot. I WOULD MOST CERTAINLY DEMAND A NEW BALL !!! This...

Bowling: Oval grips vs Round Grips, thumb grips, pin balls
thumb grips, pin balls, customer preference: Hello again Robert, Placement of the pin (top of the weightblock) in identical positions for two different bowlers can cause completely different reactions, because the two players roll the ball differently, with potentially different axis, tilt and/or rotation....

Bowling: Polish?, dry friction, lane maintenance
dry friction, lane maintenance, bowling ball: A wrist support without an injury, is only used for learning in practice sessions.THIS WAY, IT IS NOT USED AS A CRUTCH.Rely on yourself! In time with practice, you WILL learn! I like to use masking tape 2 wide stuff.I hold my wrist in the position I want...

Bowling: Push away, pin point accuracy, easter swing
pin point accuracy, easter swing, crankers: The push away is in tempo with your first step for the majority of the bowlers.Others , use a timing step(small hesitation step)to throw the arm swing back in time.Crankers have less push away than strokers.The ball does not extend as far out & drops sooner...

Bowling: Rolling over the thumb hole, thumb hole, wet sponge
thumb hole, wet sponge, hammer no mercy: If the drillers can t hit the specs, there not worth DIRT!!!!!! So no matter how you throw the ball you won t get it 100% if the grip is off even 1/32 . I use millimeters on a ruler I made to get closer.Even that is not enough if the driller can t hit...

Bowling: rotogrip cell, lefty, distances
lefty, distances, layouts: Several years ago those would have been called seconds. They have pin and cg distances that are extreme. Although they can be used for some specific needs, I would suggest you go with a normal one. Look for one that is a three to four inch pin because...

Bowling: Sliding leg HURTS, bike tights, point toes
bike tights, point toes, arm swing: THIS COULD BE MANY THINGS. One is shoes. Do you have a clean smooth slide?If your shoe is grabbing in any way, your upper leg will feel the pressure. Another is loose shoe fit. If the shoe is sloppy, your leg has no support.You can try a thicker...

Bowling: Thumb pinch on Ebonite Clash, thumb knuckle, driller
thumb knuckle, driller, top edge: There are a few tests to do to find out what is going on. ** Putting your fingers into the ball,stretch your hand to the thumb & put your thumb in. 1. DOES YOUR THUMB GO STRAIGHT IN ? 2. DOES YOUR THUMB HAVE TO STRETCH TO FIT ALL THE...

Bowling: Tight Inside line, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, rotation axis: Rob, Your elbow bend may indicate an excessive need for grip pressure. Can you insert your fingers and thumb fully into the ball (with the hand flat against the ball) and have it hang at your side with arm fully relaxed and still have the ball hang from your...

Bowling: Is it time for a High Performance Ball??, high performance cars, hook ball
high performance cars, hook ball, bowling balls: Alex, Thanks for the follow-up info. Exactly the info and input I was looking for. Your current ball, while a little beat up, could probably benefit from a resurfacing (cleans up the surface, gets it back to smooth). Re-establishing the surface texture...

Bowling: ball weight and wrist support choice, ball weight
ball weight: Gary I start customers at about 10 percent of their body weight with their first ball. If you are 130lbs or less, a 13lber is fine. The core of a lighter ball by it s nature doesn t allow for much benefit. A heavier ball will slow your approach and ball...