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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...

Bowling: bowling ball core, shell core, wooden balls
shell core, wooden balls, drilling holes: Every ball out there except the very old wooden balls & some very light 6-8 pounders have a weight block to counter the weight you take out when drilling holes for your hand. This keeps the ball in check from doing funny things. Most balls before 1988,...

Bowling: Coming Over the ball, backswing, ring finger
backswing, ring finger, index finger: If you are truly over rotating, then you will need to try and lead with your ring finger. That should keep your hand behind the ball a bit longer. You could also bring your index finger in closer to your middler finger to change where the weight of the ball...

Bowling: Equipment, saturn storm, exact reaction
saturn storm, exact reaction, controlability: Look under BOWLINGBALLREVIEWS.COM for info on equipment. The description will say under reactive or entry level. This means very controllable.Look up the STORM MERCURY(PLANET SERIES) OR STORM TROPICALS.ALSO, LOOK AT THE STORM WEB SITE FOR GOOD DESCRIPTIONS.i...

Bowling: ebonite v2 sanded 16 lbs, thumb hole, productive practice
thumb hole, productive practice, bowling ball: I would suggest you get a softball or nerf ball that you can toss at home. You can use a football, but some people have a hard time translating the underhand toss of a football to a bowling ball. That is usually not an issue with a round ball. Practicing...

Bowling: Fullroller ball and layout, thumb hole, clock position
thumb hole, clock position, pearl type: The layout will place the pin at the seven-thirty or eight o clock position in relation to the center of the grip. This will place the pin to the left and near the thumb hole. I would suggest a pearl type of coverstock. This will get the ball to change...

Bowling: fate of old bowling balls, bowling balls, pig story
bowling balls, pig story, old bowling: THE FIRST ONE I CAN THINK OF IS DOOR STOPS. THE OTHER ONES ARE RIFLE TARGETS & PIGS LOVE THEM. THEY PUSH THEM AROUND FOR EXERCISE. YES! THEY WEAR OUT.IN THE OLD DAYS OF RUBBER,THEY LAST FOREVER.MINERALITES LOOK AS GOOD AS THEY DID 30 YEARS AGO. BUT THE...

Bowling: full roller ball, softies, roller ball
softies, roller ball, messanger: A FULL ROLLERS LAYOUT SHOULD HAVE THE PIN PLACED ALONG/FOLLOWING THE TRACK AREA & STATIC WEIGHTS (FINGER/SIDE) REALLY DON T DO MUCH. I KNOW YOU WANT TO GET HIM A BALL. BUT , EXPERIMENTING FIRST WILL HELP IN SALECTION.TRY SANDING/DULLING EACH BALL UP...

Bowling: Grip, power groove, grip ball
power groove, grip ball, high score: The Power Groove is a good starter type of ball. There are balls with more hook potential, but until you learn the different release and get more consistant, I would not go to a different ball just yet. Down the road, you can polish the power groove and...

Bowling: how to hold and release ball, muscle memory, bowling ball
muscle memory, bowling ball, couple inches: Lucy, If you bowled with the ball at all in the past you ve created muscle memory. Just like riding a bike, set yourself on the approach and just go. To many bowlers think they need to think through (direct) every movement. The game is about teaching your...

Bowling: Injury?, bowling ball fit
bowling ball fit: Jon, Before you create bad muscle memory with a ball that doesn t fit. A good ball fit should allow way more success. Get your own starter ball at an International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA) member. Check out ibpsia.com to locate...

Bowling: lane conditioner, lane conditioning
lane conditioning: Dan, There is a mathematical formulae. You can t figure units from settings without the math. The settings detail the boards conditioned forward, backward, and at what speed the machine is moving. Your asking about a little used detail, typically generated...

Bowling: leagues, york county pennsylvania, sponser
york county pennsylvania, sponser, coby: THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IS, TEST THE WATERS!You really have no handicap. So, I would look for a scratch tournament or a good solid one with reasonable background.This can give you a starting point. You will after say 3 tournaments know where you stand in rankings....

Bowling: How long before changing to a fingertrip and learning to hook?, wrist position, performance type
wrist position, performance type, finger tip: If you are wanting to learn and wanting to spend the time to learn, now is the time. It is easier to learn proper technique with a fingertip. The most important thing is to make sure you go to a reputable pro shop to have the ball fitted. I would suggest...

Bowling: loss of hooking, bowling tournaments, finger grip
bowling tournaments, finger grip, good game: I have had a lot of good results with SIMPLY GREEN.You can find it in the auto section at WALMART.Simply break it down 4 to 1green. SOAK & WRING OUT A TOWEL & LAY IT OVER THE BALL OVERNIGHT WITH THUMB DOWN.IN THE MORNING, UNWRAP & SOAK ANOTHER TOWEL.WIPE...

Bowling: New Ball, dry lanes, dry heads
dry lanes, dry heads, more length: Shane, You can get into tons of mild, entry level stuff like: Ebonite Tornados, Columbia300 Scouts, Storm Hits and Brunswick Power Grooves. These three piece (Scouts, Hits) or modified three piece (the others), will go WAY down the lane. Your looking at cores...

Bowling: New bolwer questions, rain puddle, thumb hole
rain puddle, thumb hole, finger holes: Usually a beginner does not go with fingertip grips. They are best starting out with a conventional grip(fingers into 2nd joint).People need to learnwhat their style is & accuracy.Your having problems from not knowing if your a cranker,stroker or tweener.Your...

Bowling: New bowler and Twisted fury doesnt hook, hook effect, clock position
hook effect, clock position, finger hole: Eric, I think both you and the driller are not making good choices. You are trying to learn with a ball that has an agenda (it wants to do what it is designed to do, whether you want that or not). You may be throwing the ball too hard for the conditions...

Bowling: PBA Experience League, old bowling, high gloss
old bowling, high gloss, urethanes: I AN GLAD IT IS WORKING OUT FOR YOU!!! A GOOD FEELING PLASTIC SPARE BALL IS THE FASTEST WAY TO A HIGHER AVERAGE !WHEN YOUR READY TO BEGIN A SPARE EVALUATION, GET BACK WITH ME. BUT, LET THIS NEW STUFF SETTLE IN FIRST.THIS WILL GET THE 173 & 166 GAMES...

Bowling: Pin Placement, pin placement, oil ball
pin placement, oil ball, understanding pin distance: Rob, The dynamics of the core will create a strong flaring ball when the core is taller than wide and has big Differential Radius of Gyration or Diff numbers (.060 is max). The lower the Radius of Gyration (RG) the more readily the ball wants to change...

Bowling: Pin Placement and CG Placement, radius of gyration, maximum hook
radius of gyration, maximum hook, drill patterns: It is like rolling a round balloon. The knot will decide the reaction/roll.Position the knot in different places to your hand & roll the balloon slowly.You will get different reactions.The knot at the end will get an arc.Move it up 1/2 way from end to hand(leverage...

Bowling: question, straight ball, open frame
straight ball, open frame, target: You really have to learn a straight ball first.Once you can hit what your aiming at 9 out of 10 times, you will be ready for a minimal hook. WHAT GOOD IS A HOOK IF YOU CAN T HIT WHAT YOUR AIMING AT? IT ENDS UP A FANCY OPEN FRAME. Once you hit 9...

Bowling: release, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: Bobby, Thanks for following up. Your delivery should allow for a fairly controllable reaction. My concern knowing you have a couple expensive high end balls in your arsenal, is, the surface and/or layouts aren t allowing your ball to pick up a roll soon...

Bowling: getting the right ball, new ball benefits, getting the right ball
new ball benefits, getting the right ball: Lisa, What do you want a new ball to do? Do you need more hook? You love the Storm ball, what does it do that works so well? A stronger ball will want to hook more and/or earlier, is that what you re looking for? What weight ball do you throw? Do you play...

Bowling: Span, thumb in the thumb, thumb hole
thumb in the thumb, thumb hole, finger joints: I cant tell you for sure without being able to fit you. However, you can check to see if the span is close. Place your thumb in the thumb hole. Place your fingers over the finger holes. Do not put them in the holes. Look to see where the edge of the...

Bowling: How To Stay Under the ball longer, bob burton, target
bob burton, target, different styles: There are many different styles.So what Bo Burton said is true for some. You need to work on your stance.This should be the first thing working on your first step , then second finishing at your delivery.Sqare everything up to your target(knees,hips,shoulders,head...

Bowling: starter balls for kids, blue sparkle, finger holes
blue sparkle, finger holes, drilling the hole: Some Pro Shops have used balls to sell. You would be better off talking to the desk person about their 8 LB. house balls 8 lb.They usually have some hidden for their young bowler leagues to use. Then, if they like bowling after a few times you can order...

Bowling: Track Flare, bowling balls, surface friction
bowling balls, surface friction, pin placement: I have drilled many double jointed grips & I have found that they are all very different from each other.There is no set way to drill double jointed people since there are many different factors. I now think your grip needs attention.A squeeze factor...

Bowling: tournament arsenal, aresenal, cores
aresenal, cores, layouts: I think having differences in coverstocks is more important than anything else. That will give you a much wider reaction than having the same cover with different layouts and cores. Down the road, you will need to have more choices in an aresenal, but even...

Bowling: I want your opinion on this, low ball track, tournament play
low ball track, tournament play, tournament conditions: Derek, On larger volumes of oil and longer patterns, your track might cause you problems. Lower tracks are easier to use on lighter volumes of oil or with slower ball speeds (ex. Tom Baker). Surface can help on more oil, but surface can cause a carry loss...

Bowling: X-Blem Bowling balls, roto grip bowling, roto grip bowling ball
roto grip bowling, roto grip bowling ball, bowling balls: They also are OFF on positions of the weights. THE QUESTION YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF IS, WOULD IT BE WORTH THE MONEY TO GET THIS BLEM BALL ???????????????????????????????? HOW MUCH MORE MONEY IS THE DIFFERENCE FOR A FIRST QUALITY ONE ????????? ...

Bowling: x-blem tropical storm, tropical storm, new location
tropical storm, new location, good luck: The best thing to do is find the point on the ball that is directly opposite the pin and mark it. Use that as the pin to layout the ball. It will work fine. Just to be sure, once the new location is found, weight the ball. It should be fine. Good luck,...

Bowling: Approach question, knee pain, pain after bowling
knee pain, pain after bowling: Earl, You have a medical problem. Being unable to see your unique approach, I have no experience with nor any guess, of the many stresses possible, what might be causing your pain. I d like to help but without getting eyes on your game, I can t imagine...

Bowling: arthritus, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, reactive ball: A GOOD WORKOUT ROUTINE/EXERSIZES.I like the blue Penn handballs you can get at walmart.Their perfect for the hand.They are good to play with squeezing/rolling around in your hand working those joints. I like to do this around 3-5 minutes every other day &...

Bowling: Ball Release, ring finger, middle finger
ring finger, middle finger, 5 months: The only thing I would say is that release may lessen your ability to handle all lane conditions. Even Pete struggles at times with that type of release. The most important thing you can do is pick a release and stay with it. Just get as good as possible...

Bowling: Drilling Alternatives, cloth tape, high pressures
cloth tape, high pressures, kindergartner: ALL THIS IS IN A FINGER TIP GRIP ??? If it is a case of weakness in your hand,you could drill a pinkie hole DIVIDING THE WEIGHT BY 3 INSTEAD OF 2 SPREADING OUT THE WEIGHT. If it is...

Bowling: drilling of a reactive ball, horizontal measurement, vertical measurement
horizontal measurement, vertical measurement, reactive ball: Do you not have a vertical measurement along with your horizontal measurement? If you are not sure, and just want to be safe, you can place the pin above the fingers and probably be fine. Most of these balls have a strong enough core that lets you be a...

Bowling: Finger Injury, pound ball, finger injury
pound ball, finger injury, finger tip: I need some background to zero in on the problem. Is this ball drilled conventional (fingers into 2nd joint)? Is this ball drilled for you ? How long have you used this ball from new till now ? How old are you (arthritis maybe)? Has this been a problem...

Bowling: Fury Pearl bowling ball, finger weights, axis point
finger weights, axis point, drill patterns: If your a true stroker, you like an early arcing ball going down & in,medium to light revs & would like to open up the strike zone. I would suggest LEVERAGE WEIGHT WITH 3/4 FINGER,PIN @ 1:30 ISH.This will max out hooking/hitting power for any ball. YOU...

Bowling: Finger Injury, league bowler, fingertip
Bowling: Finger Injury, league bowler, fingertip, second time

Bowling: Loss of hook, rubbing alcohol, supermarkets
Bowling: Loss of hook, rubbing alcohol, supermarkets, australia

Bowling: legality, pba national championship, game on tv
Bowling: legality, pba national championship, game on tv, terrific talent

Bowling: Loss of hook, auto section, cleaner degreaser
auto section, cleaner degreaser, section thanks: SIMPLY GREEN IS A MILD INDUSTRIAL DEGREASER/CLEANER.It is green in color & smells strong.I have no idea on what is equal to it in Thailand.You can use Windex glass cleaner. It is a lot weaker than simply green.DO NOT USE AUTO PARTS CLEANER! TOO STRONG.IF...

Bowling: legality, legal bowling ball, two finger delivery
legal bowling ball, two finger delivery: Marcus, If you position your hand so you touch the thumb hole it(the thumb hole) is considered a gripping hole. So throwing it in league play would be legal. Just a suggestion, you ve achieved hook by rotating the ball with two fingers, but in the long...

Bowling: new ball, thumb hole, pound ball
thumb hole, pound ball, saturday league: I found out once you go fingertip, never go back to conventional grip!You will do many things badly & develop many bad habits. 9 pounders are few.I would plug up the 8 & redrill it for fingertip.You will find out how light the 8 will be & you can get...

Bowling: overturning wrist at release, low track, overturning the release
low track, overturning the release, fit issue: Gary, Some of what you describe doesn t make sense. Are you right handed or left handed? Do you throw a fingertip gripped ball? Must you grip to control the ball? Does it just hang in your hand when your arm is extended and relaxed? Do you use any kind of...

Bowling: Sugerencia para limpiar la Attitud shift, attitude shift, caracas venezuela
attitude shift, caracas venezuela, hello friend: If you just want to clean the ball, I would suggest Storm Extra Clean. If you want to clean and polish it, then use the Storm Moonshine. With the Attitude Shift, you can polish it for more length and dull it for earlier hook. It will not hurt the ball to...

Bowling: semi rolling over thumb hole..cont, full roller, sanding a ball
full roller, sanding a ball: Andy, Sanding may be a good start, if the oil or your ball speed get the ball too far down the lane to be effective. But, the Groove is a fairly rough ball at the surface. The most recent variation has some polish on it. Is yours dull or shiny? You are...

Bowling: Turbo Black Panther, EBONITE TURBO, PANTHER
EBONITE TURBO, PANTHER, LABEL: Back in those days(1996), things were simple.Pin at 1:30. THAT WAS IT TO START WITH.I have one sitting infront of me.I always check for center marked or not. Put a line from + to triangle & oval to rectangle.This should be very close to center( I AM PRETTY...

Bowling: umm, changing a full roller, adjust the track of a bowling ball
changing a full roller, adjust the track of a bowling ball, changing your ball track: Jason, An adjustment to your pitches for both fingers and thumb can help get the track off your thumb. Let me know your fit details and I can suggest an adjustment. A quick setup adjustment may help too. Tuck your elbow under your shoulder (for support...

Bowling: Weight, soap stone, game test
soap stone, game test, game move: A 16 might help. But if your style, body weight, strength & speed can t handle 16, it wouldn t do any good!Most people moved down to 15.I personally have a hard time controlling 15 & below.It is too light for me. I get very wild with it. A TEST IS TO...

Bowling: Axis Tilt, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, wrist positions: Thank you. This year was not as kind to me, but I got to bowl doubles with my dad so that made up for it. The BTM tournament was my highlight this year. The best way to check your axis tilt is to place a piece of tape on your PAP. Check where it is at...

Bowling: Bowling Ball, New Ball. bowling ball, ball reaction
New Ball. bowling ball, ball reaction: Ron, Throw the ball. The temperature variations can effect a ball but often not severely enough to create a problem (in a urethane ball). If you don t use it, it s done. If you do use it and there is a problem, it s done anyway. It may not fit very well,...

Bowling: Bowling in heavy sloppy oil, Heavy oil
Heavy oil: Doug, The third mark from the left is the 25th board from the right gutter (making sure I understand your set-up), do you walk straight? You are right handed, correct? Where do you slide at the foul line? When you make moves, have you tried smaller adjustments...

Bowling: what ball?, types of bowlers, synthetic lanes
types of bowlers, synthetic lanes, pba members: A lot of this depends on what your style can put up with.Urethanes work very well on wood. Reactives work better on Synthetic OVERALL. I MISS WOOD !!!! On wood, you had to be accurate,control the ball,consistent & good to...

Bowling: bowling, carry the ten pin, ten pin
carry the ten pin, ten pin, leave a ten pin: Ron, Your ball is finishing strongly, pushing the 6 around the 10. If you move forward on the approach (if you have room), the adjustment will change the angle enough to help carry. Or, move left slightly at your set-up on the approach, target just inside...

Bowling: bowling ball, head pin, senior games
head pin, senior games, dropping the ball: The 2 best things for you right now are, 1. Getting your own ball drilled conventional grip(house balls are drilled conventional/fingers into the second joint). A good Plastic/polyester ball is best for this.THE BALLS GRIP SHOULD BE FITTED TO WHERE THERE...

Bowling: bowling ball drilling, thumb hole, middle fingers
thumb hole, middle fingers, bowling balls: Every person is different, so there is not one way to drill a ball. There are always exceptions. For most bowlers, the ring finger will be further away from the thumb hole than the middle fingers. This will make the thumb appear to be off center. Chi...

Bowling: bowling ball drilling, proper ball fit, normal bowling ball fit
proper ball fit, normal bowling ball fit, bowling ball: Jon, To answer what is normal, drilling a grip must reflect many things. Length of your fingers/thumb, distance from thumb to fingers, flexibility, texture, moist or dry, etc. all contribute to how the grip is. There is no normal, just what fits you. The...

Bowling: bowling balls, axis point, bowling balls
axis point, bowling balls, breakpoint: It is always good to have balls with different surfaces. Dull will hook sooner than the polished. The polished will have a stronger breakpoint than the dull. The stronger the layout, the more flare is produced. This will make a earlier reaction. The weaker...

Bowling: Drilling a new ball, bowling ball layout
bowling ball layout: Oscar, Getting an idea how the Venus is working, and it s layout will help round out the info you provided. If you can provide the details of the Venus layout (un-drilled mass bias to PAP and VAL, Pin to PAP, Pin Buffer, Weight hole if you have one and where...

Bowling: Drilling patterns/match-up problems, corner pins, drilling patterns
corner pins, drilling patterns, entry angle: If all of your equipment is drilled pin up, that is helping cause your issues. On some conditions, pin up can be very sensitive and hard to get the breakpoint and entry angle correct. I would take a medium type of pearl ball and try a pin down drilling....

Bowling: drilling hole for thumb slug, ball layouts
ball layouts: Dan, Send a copy of your fit sheet, I need to know what s in the ball now (spans, pitches, hole sizes/grips). Seeing your fit and layouts would help. Your equipment is modest which fits the style you have described. Knowing what you struggle on, what...

Bowling: drilling x-blem rotogrip cell 15#, x-blem, drilling a big pin ball
x-blem, drilling a big pin ball: Oscar, You just bought a lot of ball. If your reactive Scout hooks a lot (as you ve described), your Cell could hook twice as much, or with a little drier lane, half as much. Get the feel for the dramatic difference only one element, the lane condition, effects...

Bowling: Equipment, New Ball, Bowling Ball
New Ball, Bowling Ball: John, Your ball choice is a good one. The Avalache from Brunswick is basically your old ball reissued. So, you are probably ok there. How the ball is layed out and how it fits might be an issue. You haven t touched a ball in 8 years and your average is...

Bowling: Finger Inserts, bowling balls, finger inserts
bowling balls, finger inserts, sharp edge: It is time to replace your inserts. Once you can start getting your fingers in past the first joint, that is one sign. Another sign is a sharp edge developing on one side of the insert. You will also notice that the insert does not look uniform around...

Bowling: Finger Inserts, finger grips, change grips
finger grips, change grips, grips wear out: Roger, A Turbo 2N1 piece (a grip maker) suggests you change your finger grips like oil in your car. The analogy: change grips every three months, six months, whatever, but change them regularly, before they become so big and slick that you ve lost the majority...

Bowling: Finger Pain, finger pain, correct fit
finger pain, correct fit, correct grip: Gin, You bowl three leagues a week? Not sure what PIP joint is, please explain? Your pain is in the middle and ring finger of your bowling hand? More often than not if you have some trust in a ball driller, if something happens (like pain) go back to...

Bowling: drilling x-blem rotogrip cell 15#, usbc, proshop
Bowling: drilling x-blem rotogrip cell 15#, usbc, proshop, revs

Bowling: finger hurts, russ king, pound ball
russ king, pound ball, finger hole: I would have the pitch of the finger hole checked. It might have to have some of the forward pitch eliminated. That should help. Have your pro shop take a look at it. It would be fairly easy to change and shouldnt take over a day or two. Good luck,...

Bowling: hand position, bowling center, hand position
bowling center, hand position, backswing: If you are right handed, try to point your thumb towards the right wall of the bowling center, or the higher end of the bowling center. If that does not work, try to keep your thumb in the 1 oclock position throughout your backswing. Think about rolling...

Bowling: Learning to hook, new ball or plug existing first?, power groove, street rod
power groove, street rod, good luck: I would plug the power groove first to learn the feel of the grip. Some people dont like the feel of the fingertip and it would be a shame to have to plug a new ball and convert it back to a conventiona. The street rod would be a good ball choice though...

Bowling: New ball and Releasing Issues, hammer black widow, thumb hole
hammer black widow, thumb hole, finger holes: I would agree with trying to fine tune your release to help with the finger pain. In the long run, not only will the pain go away, but your average score will go up. Until then, I would suggest using some of the skin protection tape that is available. Vise,...

Bowling: PAP, pba events, pba bowlers
pba events, pba bowlers, game marathon: I CAN TELL YOU THAT SAN ANTONIO IS A LOST CAUSE.MY SHOP WAS TAKEN OVER WHEN AMF BOUGHT OUT THE CENTER. I STILL DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE. SO I WOULD JUST GO AROUND LOCALLY & ASK 20 QUESTIONS. IF THEY PASS THE TEST, THEN TRY A USED BALL.IF THAT WORKS...

Bowling: Release, release, rev rate
release, rev rate: TJ, Improving your release depends a lot on your mechanics to the point of delivery. One of the easiest ways to fine tune and solidify your muscle memory is a one step drill. Start near the foul line, just like you d set-up at the beginning of your approach....

Bowling: Getting more Revs, equator, resurgence
equator, resurgence, fingers: To increase revs, you will need to increase the strength of your release. If you can video your release, you need to see how far below the equator of the ball your fingers are at the start of your release. The more beneath the equator you can get the fingers,...

Bowling: Rolling out, axis tilt, scorchin inferno
axis tilt, scorchin inferno, ring finger: Is this problem noticeable on the same lane condition? It would seem either there is too much oil down the lane for the Fire and that is causing it to skid, or the Fire has gotten dull/dirty and causing it to lose some traction. If the lane was too dry,...

Bowling: Sponsors, colege eligibility
colege eligibility: Cinnamon, The NCAA has very specific requirements for athletes. If you have the desire to compete in college, and pursue additional education, you should contact the Athletic Department of potential schools. My younger boys competed/compete at a Division...

Bowling: Style, mack truck, straight ball
mack truck, straight ball, enormous strain: The no thumb release puts enormous strain on your hand. Most no-thumbers,tear up their wrist in a short time having to quit bowling. I SUGGEST WORKING WITH YOUR THUMB!!! SINCE YOUR NEW TO THE GAME, YOUR STYLE WILL DEVELOP IN THE NEXT YEAR.YOU...

Bowling: style., ball hooks, accurat
ball hooks, accurat, style question: The right steps in order are 1. conventional grip house ball.2.conventional grip plastic your own personal ball.3.Plug up the plastic ball & re-drill fingertip for a taste of controllable hook.4.Keeping the plastic for spares,buy a more reactive strike ball....

Bowling: Back swing problems, low gravity, arm swing
low gravity, arm swing, tweener: The front part of your arm swing will control the back swing. If you hold the ball low in your stance, the swing builds little momentum. There are several ways to increase momentum without speeding up much.A good pushout extending the arm out & down (never...

Bowling: Track position, Off set thumb
Off set thumb: Jerry, I know Carol from IBPSIA (International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association). She and her partner are very good operators. I expect you are in very good hands. Reaction down lane is enhanced by the ball layout (how much help you get from...

Bowling: What type of bowling ball should I buy?, New bowling ball, What type of bowling ball should I buy?
New bowling ball, What type of bowling ball should I buy?: Joe, You bought a very, VERY minimal hooking bowling ball in the Power Groove Dry/R. Buying color is appropriate for a simple spare ball. The color of a performance ball should not influence you. The performance you need should be your biggest motivating...

Bowling: Axis Tilt, axis tilt
axis tilt: Rick, Axis tilt is the vertical angle at which the ball rotates. Ebonite International s website offers Angle between axis of rotation and the horizontal plane caused by the bowler at the release, represents an angle of the axis of rotation above a horizontal...

Bowling: axis point, fit issue, rolling over the thumb hole
fit issue, rolling over the thumb hole: Josh, Your grip information is incomplete. The spans 5 1/4 and 5 1/8 sound like your left handed. Are you? The pitches will encourage or discourage your easy exit from the ball, but I don t know what they are. Is your hand flat on the ball? Does the thumb...

Bowling: Bowling Balls, bowling balls, power groove
bowling balls, power groove, speed rotation: Until you gain more control and consistency with your game, stay away from the high end bowling balls. I would start out with a Brunswick Groove, or for more hook potential, the Power Groove. Even these balls can be tricky if your ball speed, rotation, or...

Bowling: Bowling ball drilling, bowling ball drilling, international bowling pro shop
bowling ball drilling, international bowling pro shop, bowling store: Michael, I learned by doing, experimenting, ball manufacturer seminars and from the Trade Association I belong to (the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association - IBPSIA). Participating in a Hands On Training program will get you a very...

Bowling: Bowling ball finger hole sizing and position., proper fit, old ball
proper fit, old ball: Teddy, You ve purchased a ball originally sold by a mass merchant. Chances are good the grip would not fit any one. The guidelines used are more than 30 years old and were poor at that time. A correctly fit ball hangs in your hand. The type of ball you...

Bowling: consistency, ball roll, axis tilt
ball roll, axis tilt, axis rotation: Mike, The concept of ball position as it rolls off your hand involves the axis tilt and axis rotation of the ball. Working with what you do is the easiest path to improvement. You are looking to gain a consistent feel, of the ball, as it rolls off your...

Bowling: Finger and thumb pitches, finger and thumb, middle finger
finger and thumb, middle finger, problem thanks: The Gadget would not be any different than what you are wearing concerning your middle finger. When you have your ball fitted do you wear the pro release? If not, you need to do that because that will change your measurements. That could be where the squeezing...

Bowling: Pain In Thumb, thumb hole, span
Bowling: Pain In Thumb, thumb hole, span, pitch

Bowling: How do i find the right ball for me?, playback system, bowling centers
playback system, bowling centers, ball path: The best way to find rev rate and boards of via a video camera and a slow motion capable playback system. There is a formula for for ball speed, but I dont remember it off hand. Some bowling centers have this capability on their scoring systems. You may...

Bowling: layouts, morich, oil pattern
morich, oil pattern, google: The Rico layout places the pin in the center of the palm with the CG on a line 45 degrees from the center of the grip. One of the best sites for ball layouts is the MoRich website. I am sure you can find it if you google Morich. I dont remember there...

Bowling: loss of hook, lane surface, dull surface
lane surface, dull surface, black magic: What kind of ball is it that you are using? It sounds like it is a synthetic lane surface which would play differently that the old surface, especially if it was wood before. Unless the ball you have started with a dull surface and now has a more polished...

Bowling: Need to know about a crack, crack in ball
crack in ball: Andrea, Sounds like this is an older ball. If it is, a repair might fix it or just put off the inevitable (cracks worse). If the ball is working well, you replace it with a Columbia Scout, Lane Master Juiced, AMF pearl Angle or Hammer Rayzr. A three piece...

Bowling: Pain In Thumb, grip pressure, thumb pain
grip pressure, thumb pain: Roger, The span, angles and flexibility/texture/moistness of the hand dictates the amount of pitch I use in a grip. If you added the reverse pitch in the fingers without adjusting the pitch in the thumb, you are forcing yourself to grip to much. How long...

Bowling: Revs on a bowling ball., hammer back, bowling ball
hammer back, bowling ball, straight ball: If you were going to try to keep your hand in one position to develop some hook, place your thumb at 10 oclock and your fingers at 4 oclock and let the ball roll off of your hand. If you want to try and create a stronger movement, keep your thumb at 1 oclock...

Bowling: Wrist Support, rev rate, wrist devices
rev rate, wrist devices: Eric, The extended finger forces your hand around the ball usually effecting your axis tilt and rotation. A wrist device won t improve your rev rate. Practice and coaching should. You may want to seek out a coach at the local pro shop, center or bowl.com,...

Bowling: 6 ball arsenal, arsenal
arsenal: Nigel, Your arsenal should allow you to play where you want. If your A game works best and you re most comfortable at third arrow (for example), build around third arrow (your favorite target line). Getting equipment that you never use, because it s...

Bowling: Agressive Drilling, ball choices
ball choices: Jim, Use your money to get coaching, get consistent (practice), develop a stronger release. Invest in building your skills. Strong bowling balls are tools. Weak bowling balls are tools. You are neglecting your own skills in favor of the possibility some...

Bowling: BALL LAYOUT, manufacturing process, weights
manufacturing process, weights, hook: Top weight is marked on the ball box and is created during the manufacturing process. During drilling, it is much easier to remove than add top weight. Higher top weights after drilling will create more skid and snap while lower top weights will create earlier...

Bowling: Ball Choice, columbia white, straight ball
columbia white, straight ball, golden globe: For the basic ball, look at the Brunswick TZone, the Columbia White Dot, the Ebonite Maxim, or the Storm Ice Storm. If you want something with more personality, and of course price, you can look at the Brunswick Vizaballs and the Roto Grip Golden Globe. ...

Bowling: Bowling, proper fit, pitches
proper fit, pitches: Mark, Zero pitch is an angle for thumb or fingers drilled directly towards the center of the ball. Away pitch (or reverse), would angle the hole away from the center of the ball. Or simply, the hole will look like it is angled away from the center of your...

Bowling: The Bowling Ball, lost it's "pop"
lost it's "pop": James, Absolutely. If finger grips are used, wear changes how a ball is thrown (grips get worn, become bigger, slicker). The cover gets worn (broken down), surface becomes irregular (nicks and gouges), pores get clogged, the surface absorbs oil, and some...

Bowling: ball choice, backend, flip
backend, flip: Larry, As a rule, the lowest RG (Radius of Gyration) you can find, will provide the quickest change of direction. What you bowl on (the lane condition, surface of lane) your speed, roll (axis tilt and rotation) and rev rate all contribute to what the...

Bowling: balls for synthetic lanes, Oily lane, adjustments
Oily lane, adjustments: Treva, The dull cover version of the Shift is an Attitude Shift. The Brunswick Avalanche (solid) or Sidewinder could be adjusted, by sanding the surface, to give you a stronger (earlier) version of the Rampage reaction. I wouldn t mess with the Bash,...

Bowling: beginner questions, proper fit and weight
proper fit and weight: Robert, I m a fan of starting with more basic (plastic) bowling balls. When starting with a performance oriented ball, you don t so much learn to bowl as learn to control your ball. The environment of our sport changes constantly, so control of a performance...

Bowling: bouncing my bowling ball, nasty habit, bowling ball
nasty habit, bowling ball, body position: Two things to watch for. One is your body position. If you are bending too much at the waist, or dipping your shoulder too much, you will bounce the ball early. Also, if your timing is off.........feet getting to the finish position ahead of the ball, you...

Bowling: Chicken Wing, chicken wing, bad swing
chicken wing, bad swing: Rob, A chicken wing swing is when your elbow moves away from your body as you swing the ball back. The swing is muscled, leverage is lost, but when the muscles tighten in the arm, a free straight swing is impossible. The effort and swing inconsistency...

Bowling: Should I change????, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, finger holes: True leverage would be based on placing the pin and the CG 3 3/8 inches from your Positive Axis Point. This make the layout look different for each bowler, some a little, some a lot. How far away from your thumb is the first oil ring on the ball? Four...

Bowling: correct choise of bowling balls, ball choices
ball choices: Don, As a new bowler, I d suggest you start with a basic plastic ball. The challenge of plastic is it doesn t do much (both core and cover). You will find it goes where you throw it, and right now you need to learn to control your approach, swing and delivery...

Bowling: Dry Lane Ball, hurricane alley, mccomb ms
hurricane alley, mccomb ms, pin ball: There are times we wish we were still there in hurricane alley :) I would think the classic zone would still be a bit much, but that would depend on what you are using now. A really weak layout on it might work, but there are better dry lane balls out...

Bowling: FITTING, Cut to Cut, ball drilling
Cut to Cut, ball drilling: Ron, If a bowler has a fingertip grip span of 4 1/2 middle finger to thumb and 4 5/8 ring finger to thumb, but uses NO finger grips or thumb grip. The span is cut to cut, edge to edge, 4 1/2 middle finger to thumb and 4 5/8 ring finger to thumb. When...

Bowling: Should I change????, thumb, fingers
Bowling: Should I change????, thumb, fingers

Bowling: forearm pain, bowling coach, strike zone
Bowling: forearm pain, bowling coach, strike zone, wack

Bowling: Generic core Question, power groove, allthough
Bowling: Generic core Question, power groove, allthough, pip

Bowling: secretary compensation, bowling league secretary, sanction fee
Bowling: secretary compensation, bowling league secretary, sanction fee, bowling congress

Bowling: forearm pain, forearm pain, pinkie finger
forearm pain, pinkie finger, wrist pain: Do you wear a wrist device? Without being able to see you bowl, it sounds like you may be trying to accelerate your swing too much at or before the release. The next time you go bowl, concentrate on having your swing be the same speed throughout the motion....

Bowling: Generic core Question, ball weight and core
ball weight and core: Shawn, The web link I included showed the core in the 12lb Twisted Fury. While the 14lb core is different, the majority of effect is from the additional two pounds of ball weight. How you use a bowling ball (you impart lift, turn, rotation) provides most...

Bowling: Grabbing the ball, proper fit
proper fit: Steve, Your ball should let go of you. Grip structure is basically 40 percent span, 40 percent hole angles (Pitches) and 20 percent hole sizes. Moderate swings in the above percentages, will still allow a decent release (35,45,20- or 30,45,25, etc). So,...

Bowling: Handicap, handicap, pins
handicap, pins: Leagues and/or tournaments can set up a negative handicap in their rules. It happens rarely. It could be brought up at the rule meeting next year. I doubt you could get it put into the rules after the league has started. Chip Anyone that averages...

Bowling: Help!!!!!, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, finger hole: Do you know what your pitches are now? Where on your thumb do you feel you are hanging up? To check your span, place your thumb into the thumbhole and place your fingers over your finger holes. Where does the edge of the finger hole,(edge towards your thumb...

Bowling: injury, arm injury
arm injury: Efrain, Cupping the ball, through the entire set-up, swing and delivery is a lot of strain on your muscles. The violent effect on your arm as you deliver the ball could cause substantial injury. Relax in setup (keep wrist straight, no tension), relax the...

Bowling: late release, release
release: Steve, Without seeing you, I can only suggest some basic stuff, but at your average level sometimes a change is so subtle you don t even notice. A fit question first. Has your grip changed? Lost weight, gained weight, changed finger grips (or need to)...

Bowling: PAP, oil ring, pap
oil ring, pap: Throw the least flaring ball that you have up the middle of the lane. Trace the first oil ring on the ball, the one closest to the grip hole. Mark the center of that circle on the same side of the ball as the oil ring. Then locate the spot directly opposite...

Bowling: playing the lane, lane play
lane play: Harvey, You buy a ball to play the part of the lane YOU want to play. What part of the lane do you want to play? What part of the lane do you play now? With what? Bowling balls are tools. You pick a ball (with input from your driller) that compliments...

Bowling: revs, attitude shift, good luck
attitude shift, good luck, little bit: There could be two things going on here. One is the Attitude Shift may be too much ball for the condition you are bowling on. If it is not already polished, polish it. That will get the ball to retain its energy better. The other issue may be the orientation...

Bowling: secretary compensation, secretary pay
secretary pay: Jimmie, How complicated a job is the secretaries job? With modern computer scoring systems, much of the traditional average keeping responsibilities are done by a machine. But the Secretary often spends countless hours contacting bowlers, verifying...

Bowling: shoes for a stroker, high tech bowling shoes
high tech bowling shoes: Tim, Modern (high tech) shoes offer soles and heels that are removable or elements of the soles and heels that have interchangeable segments or disks. You can change the combinations until you find just the right one. Check out a pro shop that offers...

Bowling: smoother release, tommy jones, smoothness
tommy jones, smoothness, bad habits: Brent, You smoothed out your delivery, now work on your rev rate. Practice a one step drill, working on slide and release with the idea of using elbow, wrist, and fingers to get the ball turning more. Many players try to impact the ball at the release...

Bowling: TANTRUM BOWLING BALL, Track Tantrum
Track Tantrum: Steve, You can t have a ball for a broken down condition when lanes are drier that also works when lanes are oily. Two different dynamics, two different surface needs, usually two very different layouts. Changing the surface will help, but with less hand...

Bowling: Thumb Pitches, thumb side, pain thanks
thumb side, pain thanks, driller: Forward and reverse pitches start with standards in relationship to your span. Any time you change it by that much, you may be causing problems. Adding the awat pitch can also be part of the problem. Changing the laterall pitch in only the thumb will not...

Bowling: want to know, middle arrow, axis point
middle arrow, axis point, jason belmonte: The layout is really going to depend on what kind of reaction you are looking for. If you want later hook, you will place the pin further away from your PAP. If you want earler hook you will place it closer to your PAP. There are a lot of variations in...

Bowling: Approach, parallel or diagonal, reactive ball, open frames
reactive ball, open frames, ball path: David, As you walk, any way but straight, your swing is being affected. If you walk towards your target, drifting right, you are stepping in front of your swing, forcing you to pull the ball back into line or pull it in front of you. The typical house...

Bowling: Ball causing a foul, foul
foul: Mike, No. Ball can t cause a foul. Part of the bowlers body must cross the line (at the foul line the foul light would typically go off). But hand or body over the line touching a wall, post, etc. or foot going over on an adjacent lane also is considered...

Bowling: Ball for my game, Legends, Lane Master
Legends, Lane Master, Track Rising: Rich, I ve found the Lane Master/Legend s products (strength of cover, thick coverstocks)work well for speed dominant players, but core help depends on your rev rate and control of tilt and axis rotation. I found they have thicker covers which contribute...

Bowling: Ball selection, first ball
first ball: Cory, Absolutely. Its like going rabbit hunting with an RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade)!!! Ask your inlaw to get a basic Target Zone (plastic)or Groove or Power Groove (entry performance). Learn to throw the ball and control the delivery first. Then worry...

Bowling: Bowling Ball, Columbia Icon 2
Columbia Icon 2: Robert, The ball was a high performance ball, likely $200+ new. It may not suit your skill sets. Please get the ball refit for you if you intend to play in a league. Most people don t realize how big a difference a well fit ball makes, to something that...

Bowling: Bowling Ball, columbia 300, bowling balls
columbia 300, bowling balls, polishing compound: The Icon 2 was a low load particle, reactive coverstock. It can be sanded or polished depending on the hook potential you are looking for. Dull will hook sooner with more of an arcing reaction and shiny will hook later with more of a snapping reaction. ...

Bowling: ball drilling, axis point, oily surfaces
axis point, oily surfaces, finger holes: Layouts should be determined by using your PAP, or positive axis point. If that is not known, the pin is usually placed above the bridge. If I remember correctly, that would be on the Ebonite layout sheets. It is usually safe to place the pin close to the...

Bowling: ball drilling, thumb hole, bowling ball
thumb hole, bowling ball, cg 2: I would place the pin near the ring finger, above it if possible. Place the CG 2 inches right of your center of grip and make sure the Key is right of the thumb hole. If needed, the extra hole should be just below your PAP. This will help get the ball down...

Bowling: ball runs over fingers holes, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, copperhead: If you are sure, and your pro shop can verify it, that you are a full roller, have the Copperhead drilled accordingly. The pin will be to the left and near your thumb hole. There should be a drill sheet with the ball that will show that. Good luck, Chi...

Bowling: best ball, ball recomendation
ball recomendation: CJ, What about the Rampage did you like? Obviously, as your favorite ball (3xs) the core, cover and layout were working. The stronger Cell wasn t a favorite. Why did you opt for a higher end ball when mid-priced balls were working so well? You still mention...

Bowling: bowling ball choice, bowling ball, best quality
bowling ball, best quality, tropical storm: Efrain, Try a Tropical Storm, it s their least reactive. Why Storm? What does your ball driller suggest? Your request is very basic and a driller that knows more about your game (how you play, your skills, etc.) would know better what you should consider....

Bowling: buying a new ball, oil breakdown, performance price
oil breakdown, performance price, loose control: I am not sure I quite understand what you issue is. Do you want something that you can keep the slower speed? Do you want something that you can throw harder? If you want something that you can throw with the softer speed, I would look at the Storm HyRoad...

Bowling: Crack on Bowling Ball, handling examination, finger holes
handling examination, finger holes, turf war: Joe, The driller should be able to suggest whether the ball is defective. Also, if their drill contributed to the problem. If the drill is technically correct the ball is defective. Getting another ball is recommended. The Internet sites are commodity...

Bowling: Crack on Bowling Ball, finger holes, bowling ball
finger holes, bowling ball, ring finger: Do you use inserts? If so, it probably is not affect the performance of the ball. If it has weakened the bridge enough, it may crack and that could very well get worse. I would suggest to at least patch the area. If it does get worse, it can be plugged...

Bowling: choosing the right bowling ball, choosing the right bowling ball, bowling balls
choosing the right bowling ball, bowling balls, synthetic lanes: Have you already made the change to 14#? If so, what kind of ball are you using right now? That info will make it much easier to give you some options. I would not expect a huge loss of carry with a 14# bowling balls of today. There are several bowlers...

Bowling: coverstock question, bowling balls, bowling ball
bowling balls, bowling ball, time on your side: Norm, That s why the guy who drills your bowling ball should know about the potential of each product. And be willing to educate you. Their job is to help make you a better bowler. You don t dig up specs for your car s engine when it sputters or it s slow...

Bowling: Drill bits common sizes, oval holes, drilling bits
oval holes, drilling bits, drilling machine: If you are planning on drilling balls for others, then you will need the bits in at least 1/32 increments. If you are only drilling balls for you, then you will need only the ones for your starting thumb sizes that you prefer. I know for my stuff, I can...

Bowling: Drilling, thumb hole, bias
thumb hole, bias, cg: If you are right handed and place the CG and mass bias to the right of the thumb hole, you can drill an extra hole below and to the right of the thumb hole. That will bring the ball back to specs. You can also angle the extra hole down towards the bottom...

Bowling: degrees in layout, pap, totality
pap, totality, layouts: Using degrees for layouts is best used with the dual angle system. A good look at that is available on the MoRich website. Here is the link http://www.morichbowling.com/MosCorner/DualAngleSeminar/DualAngleSeminar.htm Diagrams are much easier to understand....

Bowling: Follow-up to difference between, axis point, leverage point
axis point, leverage point, maximum leverage: Steve, You ve undergone major surgery on your game. If your not able to repeat, why are you thinking about manipulating another aspect of your delivery? The football release drills help with feeling the wrist. You can translate them to the lanes, with...

Bowling: dilling for slight hook, performance ball, horror story
performance ball, horror story, speed average: Jerry, Your WD is a White Dot plastic ball. Very entry/basic (like a house ball). What gave you the idea it had ANY performance potential? Someone lied to you, or you drastically misread something. Sounds like another Internet Horror Story. Sorry. ...

Bowling: drilling, Ball layout
Ball layout: Steven, What your layout looks like (pin in the places you mentioned) could be strong or weak. Layouts are unique to every player. A pin over from and up from your ring finger (right hander) might be very strong for a spinner or weak for a high rotation player....

Bowling: drilling, pin placement, layout options
pin placement, layout options, roto grip: Where is the RG marking on the ball? Your layout options will be limited, but I would not say the ball is undrillable. Would it be possible for you to email me a picture of the ball? Please not if you are right handed or left handed as well. Send the...

Bowling: eligibility, league question
league question: Trey, Your league may have a rule. I am not aware of a rule suggestion like that provided to league organizers by the USBC. She brought the right partner. I d expect the partner is probably one of the strongest players (ability and average) in the league....

Bowling: Findind the right ball., performance ball, ball speed
performance ball, ball speed, tiny bit: Chris, Can t imagine what would make it oval ? What ball are you throwing, that isn t hooking? When I get a tiny bit of information (what do you average, what is your ball speed, rev rate, do you know anything about your current ball?) we can discuss...

Bowling: layouts/drillings/ball choice, oil condition, medium oil
Bowling: layouts/drillings/ball choice, oil condition, medium oil, breakpoint

Bowling: Reducing Hook, range balls, home houses
Bowling: Reducing Hook, range balls, home houses, medium speed

Bowling: Squeezing the ball, driller, pitch
Bowling: Squeezing the ball, driller, pitch, bowling

Bowling: Thumb Position - Ball Drilling, thumb
Bowling: Thumb Position - Ball Drilling, thumb

Bowling: terms, kasey kahne, yahtzee
Bowling: terms, kasey kahne, yahtzee, turkey

Bowling: Gravity Shift X-Blem, thumb side, layout sheet
thumb side, layout sheet, cg: Find the spot on the ball that is on the opposite side of the ball from the pin. Mark that and use that as the new pin and drill according to the layout you like on the Storm layout sheet. This should make the Key stay on the thumb side of your grip. The...

Bowling: Too Much Hand, ball speed, consistency
ball speed, consistency, hook: Rich, The player is creating to strong a rev rate possibly not matching their ball speed creating a rev dominant situation. More revs than speed creates a lot of hook potential, and on less than very fresh (oily) lanes, the ball will hook too much. Player...

Bowling: Hook again / resuscitation, car polishes, silica gel
car polishes, silica gel, columbia products: Vincent, When plasticizers are removed (with the oil, and they leach out somewhat over time), using the systems you mentioned or sweating or soaking a ball, the balls seem to become more brittle. FYI. Thanks for following up. Are there any consumer products...

Bowling: hurt my middle finger, pinky finger, bowling balls
pinky finger, bowling balls, middlefinger: Jorge, A popular lefty on staff with AMF about 10 years ago, used to throw his spare ball the way you describe. Positioning the ball on that part of your hand doesn t allow you to come around it as much and so the hook is cut down. On today s soft lane...

Bowling: Lane approach cleaning/maintenance chemicals, maintenance chemicals, rubbing alcohol
maintenance chemicals, rubbing alcohol, windex: I know the centers here use a mixture of alcohol and water. I have not seen Windex used. There are cleaners and conditioners that manufacturers have available as well. The centers here have used the Brunswick approach spotter for small areas. To much of...

Bowling: Lane approach and proper cleaning/chemicals, approach cleaning
approach cleaning: George, There are many types of synthetic lanes. The manufacturers usually have a recommended cleaning/spot adjustment procedure and chemical . Straight isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) comes in a variety of purity levels (70,80,90), but the highest...

Bowling: Layouts, thumb hole, flare
thumb hole, flare, new release: The worst thing that will happen as you learn to convert to a semi roller is the ball will flare over the holes. The full roller layout will make the ball end up tracking like a full roller. I have actually drilled a couple for me like that in the past and...

Bowling: lane conditions, head pin, special olympics
head pin, special olympics, left feet: Chris, When you miss left, move left (feet and target). If you jump across the head pin and miss the pocket by 6 boards, move your feet 6 left and target 4 boards left. Often a bigger move with your starting point (feet) will allow you to use a little more...

Bowling: layouts/drillings/ball choice, urethane balls, bowling balls
urethane balls, bowling balls, offensive linemen: Any reactive will be more skid/snap than the urethane look you are used to. One suggestion I would have is to go with a weak core and a solid coverstock and keep the cover with a matte finish. That will smooth out the reaction, but allow you to get a bit...

Bowling: Mass Biass Position, biass, performance ball
biass, performance ball, physical mass: Vincent, You asked: I need to know why on some balls the MB mark isn t in the continuation of the Pin-CG line ? You have an older ball that cracked. Are you needing to know because you suspect there is a problem or defect with the ball? You mentioned the...

Bowling: National, wide open space, extra room
wide open space, extra room, bowlers: I would not run out and get new equipment as I would start working on a different mind set. The national pattern, at times, can be very difficult to get used to. Usually, you will have to play further inside than at home without the extra room to the outside...

Bowling: New Ball, Beast
Beast: Ron, There is a light bulb shaped core with a smooth shiny cover in the Ebonite Clash (Blue/Yellow only). The Brunswick Avalanche (Red/Blue)has a cover and core combo just like the old Teal Rhino Pro (same core look). The old Agent series at Storm had flipped...

Bowling: New to Bowling how do I choose a ball?, avalanche series, power groove
avalanche series, power groove, columbia jazz: Low end balls would be in the Brunswick Power Groove, Columbia Jazz, Ebonite Tornado and the Storm Tropical Storms. The Tropical Storms are probably the strongest. Mid line balls would be the Brunswick Avalanche series, The Ebonite Clash/Bash, and the Storm...

Bowling: OLD Find, Mineralite
Mineralite: Ben, Stop. You have used ill fitting house balls five times and grandpa s ball fits good???? Fitting techniques have changed in the FIFTY years since the Mineralite was being made. Chances are it just fits better than the house balls, because it was fit...

Bowling: Pain in the Arm and upper Back, pain in the arm, substantial pain
pain in the arm, substantial pain, preasure: Josh, Pain in a muscle, when a correctly fitting ball should require NO grip preasure suggests a grip issue. Without lots more info i can t imagine what s going on. Please get seen by a doctor. Your obvious enthusiam should not be upended by an easily...

Bowling: pap, axis tilt, axis line
axis tilt, axis line, axis point: Randy, Do you really need max hook? High flare layouts take a lot of oil off the lanes, quickly. And often need to be put away quickly when the lane conditions transition (dry out) from play. Your driller should be able to council you on the best layout...

Bowling: Reducing Hook, less ball
less ball: Danielle, You are using a very strong core for medium to dry. The lesser core and cover of a Vibe, drilled to accommodate dry lanes (mentioned earlier) ought to work. Not seeing you throw, not knowing how your ball rolls, not having any idea of your layouts,...

Bowling: RG #'s & Dif #'s, Radius of Gyration, Differential Radius of gyration
Radius of Gyration, Differential Radius of gyration: R, RG is Radius of Gyration, the technical definition involves the relation of the area or mass of a figure to its moment of inertia. In bowling, a low RG ball will change from it s forward path more readily. If you throw hard, or bowl on more oil, a ball...

Bowling: Right ball?, nvd, gravity
nvd, gravity, good luck: If I remember correctly, the NV series has been discontinued or is being phased out. That would be a reason for the lower prices. For the reaction you are looking for, and the fact you are coming to the states in March, I would suggest the Virtual Gravity....

Bowling: Squeezing the ball, thumb hole, drilling the hole
thumb hole, drilling the hole, practice session: If you want to learn to not squeeze the ball, you have two ways to accomplish it. One way is to decrease the bevel you use on the holes, especially the thumb hole. The other way is to slowly tighten the thumb hole by using tape. Add a piece of tape during...

Bowling: Storm Drilling Question, storm patterns, storm website
storm patterns, storm website, cg 2: You can use the patterns from the Storm website. I would suggest placing the pin above the ring finger, if possible, and place the CG 2 1/2 inches to the right of your grip center.( if you are right handed) Once you throw the ball, you may have to adjust...

Bowling: spare aiming, arrow system, imaginary line
arrow system, imaginary line, technic: efrian, Using your strike line and moving your feet to get some spares works for many. Using a shiny hard spare (plastic) ball, and lining up your shoulder (because that is where the ball swings from) to cover a spare works for many too. You should do...

Bowling: synthetic, homework question, synthetic lanes
homework question, synthetic lanes, pheno: larry, is this a homework question? From Murrey, synthetic lanes are manufactured from 7/16 thick solid phenolic. Phenolic is the by-product of a number of different proprietary phenols and resins. Hence the term pheno lic. The lane itself starts...

Bowling: Thumb Position - Ball Drilling, changing pitches, thumb hole
changing pitches, thumb hole, thumb position: If you want to start an argument, go into a room full of pro shop guys and ask about the off set thumb. The theory of the off set thumb is it gets the hand flatter on the ball. I have never been convinced by a proponant of the off set thumg that it...

Bowling: Tight finger holes, finger holes, size holes
finger holes, size holes, power groove: The popping sounds are not really a sign of finger holes that are too tight. Soreness on the fingers or joints would be more of a sign of holes that were too tight. A finger tip grip would be tighter than a conventional grip. If you would like them to...

Bowling: Tight thumbhole and pressing thumb down., thumb hole, thumb down
thumb hole, thumb down, thanks a bunch: This can be a tough thing to figure out. You want the thumb hole to be tight enough so you dont have to squeeze the ball to hold onto it, but you dont want it so tight that you cant let go of it. I think the best way to learn how tight of a thumb hole...

Bowling: Can't Release the Ball, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, reactive ball: When you place the tape in the thumb hole, do you place them all on the same side? If you put them on the gripping side of the thumb or the side closest to the finger holes, you can add reverse pitch. That would make you squeeze the ball even more to hold...

Bowling: terms, frong, front 9
frong, front 9, perfect game: Once you get past the turkey, it is usually local terms. Common term is the number of strikes followed by the word bagger.........such as 5 bagger or 8 bagger. 6 is sometimes called a six pack. A string can also be called by using the number with front...

Bowling: trouble getting good hook, ball speed
ball speed: Grant, The ball needs to transition in the middle portion of the lane (middle 20 feet-or midlane). If your speed has the ball skidding to far, stronger surface will help the ball slow down. You have the right idea. If your ball goes 19mph comfortably,...

Bowling: axis tilt, axis rotation, wrist position
axis rotation, wrist position, finger tip: Axis tilt is the product of the position of the wrist at the release point. With the palm facing up, draw a line down the center of your forearm to your middle finger. If that is a straight line that continues to your finger tip, you will have little axis...

Bowling: Ball Choice, abralon, heavy oil
abralon, heavy oil, revs: What you want does exactly what you already have. A ball that is designed or drilled to go long will have the snap reaction. If you want to cut down on the snap, apply a little surface to the ball. The problem with that is you lose some of the length that...

Bowling: Bowling, ball hooks, dick ritger
ball hooks, dick ritger, oil patterns: Ken, Hows your ball speed? Without knowing more info, i can make some generalizations of what effects players as they age (like have effected me). First, ball speed changes how a ball hooks and how soon, so your path to the pocket and spare game needs...