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Bowling: counterclockwise motion, tight spiral, bowling ball
tight spiral, bowling ball, nerf football: Karl, You are a two finger/no thumb player? Some two handers use the top hand to help control axis tilt and axis rotation. If you want to gain consistency look to adapt this style (with reservations to how it might beat up your body and strain muscle...

Bowling: drilling, bowling ball, oil ring
bowling ball, oil ring, oil type: I could not tell if there was an extra hole drilled for balance purporses. That is why I asked if it was weighed. I would say the ball was drilled in such a way it would provide a good reaction for most bowlers, but it would depend on the lane condition...

Bowling: No hook at all, synthetic lanes, new fit
Bowling: No hook at all, synthetic lanes, new fit, center dot

Bowling: How to find pin location, pin location, remnants
pin location, remnants, mold: Richard, No, the pin is at the top of a ball s weightblock or its a fill hole from the mold the ball was made in (for a non-center heavy core). Not the heaviest point on the ball. Sorry. What ball is it? If there is a marked mass bias, you can guesstimate...

Bowling: grip, mike devaney, hall of fame member
mike devaney, hall of fame member, glenn allison: I do not know the exact answer to this. As late as the 80s I know pros that used a conventional grip on their spare balls. Glenn Allison still uses a conventional grip. He had the first 900 series and is a USBC hall of fame member. Robert Smith has used...

Bowling: No hook at all, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: Sandy, You should have quite a bit of hook. Do you bowl on wood lanes or synthetics? You are right handed correct? Do you know your Positive Axis Point? Ball speed? An details of your delivery (rev rate, axis tilt, axis rotation)? What weight is the ball?...

Bowling: Medium Oil Arcy Ball, selection suggestions, head pin
selection suggestions, head pin, medium oil: Josh, I m a fan of using a ball I like and altering the drilling/surface to compliment the reaction I know in ball #1, but create more of the reaction I need in Ball #2. Have your shop drill another Diamondback to react earlier with a low hole for additional...

Bowling: PAP and best pin position, ball at home, pin position
ball at home, pin position, oil line: You do not want to mark the point at the end of the lane. You want to mark the point near the front of the lane where the mark on the ball is stable. That would then be closer to your PAP. If you want to find you PAP,trace the first oil line on the ball....

Bowling: Pulling the ball, balance at the line, falling off the shot
balance at the line, falling off the shot, trail leg: Hi James, I am not familiar with Columbia making a Pink dot. Perhaps its a Columbia White dot that is Pink in color. At 15lbs it s a great spare ball and beginner s ball to hook the lane a little just like you may do. It s great to use to build up repetitions...

Bowling: pin .5 inches from CG, axis point, horizontal axis
axis point, horizontal axis, performance ball: Ed, Knowing exactly where your axis is, is the only way to lay out a performance ball. A shorter horizontal axis co-ordinate reflects more of a lower track, but if the PAP is 3 inches over and 3 inches up, guessing where you want to place the pin isn t going...

Bowling: pin placement, thumb hole, synthetic lanes
thumb hole, synthetic lanes, free swing: One of the issues with what you are wanting is a ball that is aggressive enough for you keep your speed where you are comfortable is not a good ball to go straighter. However, I would suggest a Storm Virtual Gravity. It has a coverstock that is very versatile...

Bowling: Rasing Ball Track, taylor method, grip change
taylor method, grip change, track question: Tommy, It sounds like your telling me the grip is a little short. Unless fingers are short and hand is very dry the bowler is struggling to get out of the ball. Have you seen them roll? Very late release? The pitch in the thumb is causing very late thumb...

Bowling: Rev rate vs speed, forearm, revs
forearm, revs, spine: There are many techniques for increasing your rev rate. Doing it without muscling is the key. Revs are created when your fingers are under the ball at release and come through the ball as you pass your ankle. That s accomplished with two different spine tilts,...

Bowling: release, hand position, wrist postion
hand position, wrist postion, release: Hi LD, Speaking in a right handed voice, 45 and 90 degree release differs mainly in wrist position, and hand position. You will note that the wrist will often go immediately into an obligued position (unstable) wrist position with the 45 degree release. ...

Bowling: Semi-Grip (finger-tip), international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop
international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop, finger tip: Tim, A semi-finger tip grip is significantly more difficult to roll as your fingers must bend where there is no crease to allow it. Are you thinking of the conventional grip, with the fingers inserted to the second knuckle? What does your ball weigh? Your...

Bowling: how to stay behing the bowling ball, Release, forward roll
Release, forward roll, end over end release: Hi Dave, believe it or not, I just answered a similar question no more than 24 hours ago! They say great minds think alike! Follow this link: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Bowling-1812/2010/2/ball-release-5.htm The post was from John. Take care, - Gary Las...

Bowling: stroker to play inside?, maximum hook, ball path
maximum hook, ball path, strong one: Jim, Have your driller layout the Mission stronger than the Angular One, with the idea of moving inside with more surface and more recovery. The stronger ball will allow you to combat the heavier oil and longer path to friction inside when the normal path...

Bowling: Track Flare Over Weight Hole, bowling balls, flare
bowling balls, flare: Jon, If the balls roll OK, don t worry about it. Having each roll over the weight hole seems like bad planning, but effect is what a ball driller is going for. Is the driller aware of the situation? If he is and he isn t sure how to fix it, have him contact...

Bowling: target, Two targets, targeting
Two targets, targeting, balance: Greetings LD, The two targeting system relys on physical consistency, good vision, balance at the line after delivery and the ability to predetermine your line of ball travel. Using a good cadence or tempo to get to the line is crucial for physicality of a...

Bowling: thumb sleeves and finger inserts, thumb hole, proper pitch
thumb hole, proper pitch, finger holes: James, A conventional grip does NOT utilize finger grips (while available some years ago, they are a crutch for ill fitting equipment, I feel) and a thumb grip or slug is an optimum addition when you are seeking a consistent feel for multiple bowling balls....

Bowling: upgrade to new ball, avalanche series, reactive resin
avalanche series, reactive resin, few suggestions: Keith, If you intend to continue to use the Beast (for spares or as the lesser of two in ball reaction) I d suggest getting the same weight, realize that jumping back and forth to two different weight balls will throw off your timing. If you will only...

Bowling: what am I doing wrong?, tennis elbow, pin action
tennis elbow, pin action, heavy oil: Developing tennis elbow is caused by two thing. Over-rotating during the release or squeezing the ball to hold on to it. If you tried the fingertip, and it was drilled incorrectly, you would have had to squeeze the ball to hold on to it. Without being able...

Bowling: Bowling Styles, finger holes, pba
finger holes, pba, bowlers: There are not any traditional full rollers on the PBA. Some of the two handed bowlers will have a ball track like a full roller though. A full roller is defined as a bowler that has a ball track the goes between the thumb and finger holes. chi...

Bowling: ball weight and push away, ball weight, dropping bowling ball weight
ball weight, dropping bowling ball weight, no carry because of ball weight: Hello Colleen, You have and excellent question...or two! Thank you for making me engage my brain this beautiful Sunday morning. First, every coach has their own pet peeve. My peeve happens to be ball weight and lack of knowledge. That is the knowledge of stringing...

Bowling: How big of pin number should I get, Bowling Ball Pin, Layouts
Bowling Ball Pin, Layouts, Pin verses Release: Hi Robbie, Short pins have a tendency to only be drilled in a few areas on the ball. The 3 pins can be moved around and tweaked a little. Both rely on the amount of top weight the ball has as far as tolerance to move the pin far to the right of the finger...

Bowling: bowler, professional bowler, mike machuga
professional bowler, mike machuga, splits: This is a trick shot used for exhibitions. I have seen it done before. Mike Machuga did it to celebrate his first PBA victory and honor someone special to him. Since bowling involves round objects hitting each other, it is possible to throw a good shot...

Bowling: bowling ball and shoes, bowling lessons, performance ball
bowling lessons, performance ball, bowling ball: Les, A custom fit for you should allow you to handle more ball weight. I d use an 11lber for someone weighing less than 120 pounds. And a performance ball only if ball speed and rev rate (your skills) warranted it. Some ball sellers sell whatever to whomever....

Bowling: bowling ball and shoes, bowling shoes, bowling ball
bowling shoes, bowling ball, performance ball: Les, A bowling ball should fit so the need to grip it is minimal to unnecessary. Your experience most likely is with house balls that don t fit. I routinely put people into balls that are 1 to 2 pounds heavier than what they used in a house ball. What led...

Bowling: carry and push away, exercises to do at home, practice suggestions
exercises to do at home, practice suggestions, ball speed: You do not mention your ball speed. If dropping down to 14 pounds will increase your ball speed, it may increase your carry. In your pushaway, place the ball down and over the big toe of your right foot, if you are right handed. You can do this by practicing...

Bowling: carry and push away, Hinged Swing, Ball speed
Hinged Swing, Ball speed, better carry: Collen, First, congratulations on your successes so far. You are playing at a high level. It sounds like two things could help with your game, one - the hinged swing could help your ball speed and two - your low track could be improved allowing you to...

Bowling: coverstocks, bowling balls, synthetic lanes
bowling balls, synthetic lanes, best of both worlds: A hybrid is a solid and pearl coverstock in various mix percentages. It tends to give a more angular movement than a true solid, but more control that a true pearl. It tries to be the best of both worlds. It is a good coverstock for conditions that demand...

Bowling: Drilling layouts, layout advice, oil medium
layout advice, oil medium, pin placement: The most important thing about layouts is mathing them up to the ball and your style. You do not want to take a mutant cell,( heavy oil ball), and drill it with a layout that will weaken it. You do not want to take a cell pearl,( a medium oil ball) and drill...

Bowling: HANDICAP, handicap, abc
handicap, abc, game: Allen, Handicap basis is different for many leagues. It is a percentage of a base number. If your league s average basis is 210 (it could be anything from 180 to 240 more or less), and handicap percentage is 80% (again anything from 66% to 100%, the old...

Bowling: over hook, Over hooking ball, dry conditions
Over hooking ball, dry conditions, high rev rate: Hi Randall, you stated as the lanes wear down your road hawg hooks and then hooks some more, no matter where you move to. In today s environment you have to match up! Focusing on just the ball and the lane: They are talking to each other, however, they...

Bowling: Will Polish stop oil?, Polished Bowling balls, polished surfaces
Polished Bowling balls, polished surfaces, polish: Hello Benjamin! Wow, what a question! To the point it will slow oil penetration. First of all, polish when applied clogs the pores or the surface of a bowling ball. Factory finish applied polish clogs those pores even more and is harder! Even though manufactures...

Bowling: Soreness in first joint on my middle finger, finger holes, pitch adjustment
finger holes, pitch adjustment, thumb hole: Gary, Ball drillers should cause no pain. Take the ball to the person who drilled it, explain the pain and ask could they adjust the hole to relieve the situation. If they need help coming up with a solution have them e-mail (revbowl@revbowl.com) me (it...

Bowling: the strike ball, How to string strikes, the strike ball
How to string strikes, the strike ball, strikes in bowling: Hello Ralph, I have answered this question previously and I like how I answered it! I am going to refer you to the same posting. I hope you will understand as the previous reader did. I hope also that you will seek out the answer as they did! Subject:...

Bowling: THUMB PAIN, thumb pain, bad habit
thumb pain, bad habit, proshops: James, I d suspect fit and footwork, culminating in not enough slide. Your approach needs to be quicker to get your ball speed up, hinge the ball into your swing and you ll get out in front of the ball and increase your swing/ball speed. Also, make sure...

Bowling: "TUGGING" the ball, finger holes, grip pressure
finger holes, grip pressure, finger grips: Tod, Are you left handed? A righty might miss right, but its not a tug. Loss of grip strength may have you wrapping the ball behind you as you seek to exert grip pressure to hold on. As players age, I suggest a yearly evaluation and often slight adjustment...

Bowling: one throw hooks dramatic next throw no hook at all., wheel chair athletes, release
wheel chair athletes, release, ball weight: J. Wheels, work with meeeeee! :-) A bowling ball has to have eyes and if the ball is looking to the left out of your hands then its going to go left! Make the ball look forward more down the lane. Break your wrist down just a little. Going up in weight...

Bowling: Backswing Issue, Backswing, Grabbing the ball
Backswing, Grabbing the ball, timing: Hmmmm Chris, you say your backswing is letting you down. I can only go by my experience. Experience tells me that you are probably executing the pro loop behind you at the top of your back swing. In my book True Bowler Adjustments, I talk about how the thumb...

Bowling: BOWLING, Falling off shot, balance at the line
Falling off shot, balance at the line, Late timing.: Hi William, you probably know that most likely the problem with falling off your shot is having feet that are too fast sometimes. Especially, it you feel like you are chasing the ball. I have posted articles on timing. I would appreciate if you read those...

Bowling: BOWLING, hooking ball, changing lane conditions
hooking ball, changing lane conditions, bowling adjustments: William, William, William, I truly suggest that you buy my book my friend! It gives you every adjustment you can think of. It will help you with your body and the ball. Speaking of the ball. You have to keep it simple and not frustrate yourself. Using a ball...

Bowling: Bowling Alleys, mineral oil base, bowling shoes
mineral oil base, bowling shoes, bowling alleys: Jerry, The lane conditioner is usually a mineral oil base, with additives. The extra shoes, if not bowling shoes, may contain residue from the bottoms that could scratch, or contaminate the approach surface (where others might fall). The reason for using...

Bowling: ball layout and PIN buffer, axis tilt, ball speed
axis tilt, ball speed, medium oil: Storm has a layout form in the box that your ball driller should be able to use to get the reaction you are looking for. I would suggest to use a weaker layout than what is suggested, and by that, I would move the pin and key further from your PAP than what...

Bowling: ball question, range balls, level coach
range balls, level coach, two balls: The Reign of Fire would be a good choice. I only have 4 balls in my arsenal right now. They are: Invasion, Reign of Fire, Natural, and a Fast. I am plugging the thumb on my Furious, so I will add that one when done for a total of five. I can handle a wide...

Bowling: balls, bowling balls, complimentary tools
bowling balls, complimentary tools, screw drivers: Id, Like screw drivers, or wrenches, bowling balls are tools. Different core dynamics (symmetric vs. asymmetric) can help provide different ball reactions. That is why different layouts using the same ball can create different roll characteristics (looks)...

Bowling: callus on thumb, thumb hole, knuckle joint
thumb hole, knuckle joint, callus: I would make sure the span is not too long, although I would think that would cause some issues at the base of the thumb too. I would check th size of the thumb hole. The placement of the callous suggest squeezing. I do not think you have excessive pitch...

Bowling: Leverage vs. Axis, thumb weight, reactive ball
Bowling: Leverage vs. Axis, thumb weight, reactive ball, ferther

Bowling: five finger grip?, finger grip, frip
finger grip, frip, pinky: The five finger frip is sometimes used. Although it can make the ball easier to hold on to, it makes it more difficult to create any ball roll. I would suggest to add a hole for the pinky and see if that will help enough. With that added, you can still...

Bowling: Leverage vs. Axis, axis tilt, thumb weight
axis tilt, thumb weight, axis point: Ryan, You have quite a list. Getting too deep into terms that are not big influences on ball reaction, sometimes gets players into trouble. In fact, the USBC is considering abandoning the imbalance rules for finger and thumb weight, with the idea they...

Bowling: Middle Finger Pain, finger inserts, finger pain
finger inserts, finger pain, middle finger: If you did not have your ball fit with the Gadget on, this is the cause of your pain and blistering. Wearing the wrist device will require you to shorten the span on the ball. One thing you could try, if you use finger inserts with the lifts, try going to...

Bowling: pitches, pitch adjustment, tight web
pitch adjustment, tight web, ring finger: Ryan, Sounds like the spans are OK but without knowing the length and finger pitches I can t give you a definitive adjustment. Assuming your finger pitches are in the realm of normal, and utilizing the info you provided (assuming also that the thumb hole...

Bowling: Right side spares, walter ray, cross lane
walter ray, cross lane, bowlers: If you dont weaken your release, I suggest you work on that. Walter Ray uses a plastic ball and still rolls it end over end to make it go as straight as possible. He rarely misses. Also, dont throw the ball harder than normal. One of the mistakes that...

Bowling: rolling over the fingers, thumb hole, finger and thumb
thumb hole, finger and thumb, picth: Isaac, Your span and pitches probably create a need to squeeze the ball at least a little, if you alter the thumb and finger pitches a bit it should help you roll off your holes. Try adjusting the pitches on an old ball that you ve rolled and know what...

Bowling: Starting, Bowling Shoulder, Crossover Step
Bowling Shoulder, Crossover Step, negotiating the approach: Hello LD. Often high level players or players from the collegiate level, who aspire to be professional bowlers one day, will practice their deliveries this way. The head will be directly above that lower shoulder. This is done to swing and target within the...

Bowling: Symmetrical layouts, inch pins, thumb hole
inch pins, thumb hole, vacation dates: Some layouts just can not be used with certain balls. Short pins are very limited. It is true that you can use assymetrical layouts with symmetrical cores by drawing through the pin and marking the 6 3/4 spot. This only works with balls that are at least...

Bowling: speed and revs, speed, revs
speed, revs, ball adjustments: Hello Quentin, I am not going to blow smoke at you! Changing speeds and rev rates, moving inside angles and all... very nice. However, like you said average speed, medium revs. What you are asking about is a different muscle movement. From my heart you...

Bowling: Three year old bowler, kid's instruction
kid's instruction: Mark, A child as young as yours doesn t have a long attention span. My experience with kids would suggest that his exposure to the sport is fun and an adventure. If you create a structure and remove the fun, he may soon tire of lessons . My youngest...

Bowling: Yellow Dot Cover cracks, yellow dots, yellow dot
yellow dots, yellow dot, bowling ball: If this is one of the yellow dots from the 70s, it has help up better than most. Any yellow dot I ever owned cracked over time. Some balls worse than others. The Brunswick Mark X was probably the worst. Even the newer balls if not taken care of or drilled...

Bowling: Ajusting to heavy oil conditions, Tournament Conditions, Oily Conditions
Tournament Conditions, Oily Conditions, Heavy Tournament Oil: Greetings Robert! So let s look at the situation from your perspective. You obviously have lines you like to play to maintain that 215 average. Realizing it will be a little wet in the beginning, most bowlers are forced to move left per spinning release, to...

Bowling: AMF classic pro roll Bowling Ball, bowling ball, target
bowling ball, target, good luck: You need to make an adjustment or two as to how you are playing the lane. Try moving your feet to the left on the approach and keep your mark on the lane the same. If that helps, but not enough, start making 3 board moves left with your feet and 2 board...

Bowling: BALL SELECTION, Ball Selection, Bowling Balls
Ball Selection, Bowling Balls, Backend Reaction: Hello William, I am glad you loved my book! Sold 2000 copies the first year! I am happy bowlers like you do your homework after getting my book. I am sure you will understand since this is a public forum I can not answer your question here. I would not want...

Bowling: Ball & Layout selection, Ball Recommendations, LT48 Replacement
Ball Recommendations, LT48 Replacement, Modern bowling balls: CJ, What the hell, okay I will calm down...give me a sec!!! Okay, LT48,Johnny Petraglia, Rubber or Reactive ball...Okay. Lem me breath one more time... Now, let s do this! Great ball, lightbulb core, kind of big inside. It had the Brunswick power koil cover...

Bowling: Ball Selection and Layout for Carrydown, urethane balls, axis tilt
urethane balls, axis tilt, lane maintenance: Noer, I m familiar with helicopter style players. But they re tighter tracks usually don t strip oil off the lanes to badly. They actually play dry lanes well. Your arsenal is of some strong cover bowling balls. Being speed dominant is about matching...

Bowling: Ball Weight, bowling ally, bowling balls
bowling ally, bowling balls, degree angle: You want to buy the heaviest ball that you can hold in your palm with the elbow placed at your side. The elbow should be bent at a 90 degree angle. The palm should be facing up. Do not place your fingers in the ball for this test. Keep in mind, 13# bowling...

Bowling: BOWLING BALL, Ball Selection, Bowling Balls
Ball Selection, Bowling Balls, Backend Reaction: Hi Carrol, thank for writing. I just posted a reply to another bowler named Robert two minutes ago. He just asked me pretty much the same question you did. In a bowling pro shop there are high end bowling balls for the oil. Take your Rhino pro in to the shop...

Bowling: Bowling ball types, first quality products, bowling balls
first quality products, bowling balls, quality ball: Cindy, All are descriptions of balls that don t meet first quality standards, as a second quality ball or second, the ball might still contain some of the qualities desired but could have a variety of issues. Retailers usually sell first quality products,...

Bowling: bowling ball, bowling balls, screwhead
bowling balls, screwhead, bowling ball: Carroll, Brunswick didn t make Rhino Pros 25 years ago. Please check the ball and let me know what you re rolling. Thanks. There are lots of great bowling balls on the market, just like there are lots of screwdrivers. Before you buy a screwdriver you need...

Bowling: bowling ball drilling, bowling ball drilling, performance ball
bowling ball drilling, performance ball, lefthanders: Yes, you can still get hook out of this ball. If it is a high performance ball it may roll over the holes for you. Go ahead and try it as it may work fine. I am right handed and have thrown balls with layouts that make them look like they are for lefthanders....

Bowling: finger pain, finger pain bowling, improper ball fit bowling
finger pain bowling, improper ball fit bowling, ball fit: Hello Ian, finger pain, or any pain involved in bowling will make anyone less than a true fan of bowling quit the sport. It is true, you can not out throw a bad fit. Basically, you can t be consistent, because eventually you will alter your release to avoid...

Bowling: help, ball speed, step approach
ball speed, step approach, nerve: The one step delivery is a drill that some coaches use to teach the finish position. One thing to concentrate on with the one step approach is to keep the arm really loose so the swing can be used to create ball speed. Once the ball gets to its highest point,...

Bowling: Lighting Specification, bowling lane, synthetic lanes
bowling lane, synthetic lanes, lane surface: Sergio, I m not sure if I understand the question. Wood lanes are comprised of specific materials, and synthetic lanes are basically pictures of a wood lane. Are you asking how much light is needed to use bowling lanes, or how much light they reflect? ...

Bowling: Need Stronger Ball for Full Roller, radius of gyration, thumb hole
radius of gyration, thumb hole, diamond shape: Roger, The layout you suggest is full roller leverage (positioning the center of gravity as he does, is just like positioning the Mass Bias of an asymmetric ball), taking a symmetric core and drilling the fingers very deep to create an asymmetric core. The...

Bowling: selling equipment, bowlers journal, turbo grips
bowlers journal, turbo grips, vending machine: Darwin, Why don t you sell the business rather than dismantle it? I d suggest ads in Bowlers Journal, Bowling This Month, the nearest bowling newspaper in your area, notices at the local bowling centers, contact center managers (they might be seeking...

Bowling: speed, carry issues, axis rotation, little mistake
axis rotation, little mistake, ball speed: Michael, A move in should not be huge, but getting less axis rotation will get the ball rolling earlier, but heavy and closer to the pocket (no swing) should help with carry. The layout and surface should reflect the move. Strong layouts are not what you...

Bowling: How to stop breaking the wrist, million different ways, ball speed
million different ways, ball speed, step approach: Zach, Has your fit changed? Or more specifically, has the ball fit NOT changed and you ve grown (to the point that the ball is hard to control), too short a span? The motions you describe sounds like fit issues or you are altering your game to try to be more...

Bowling: turning my wrist over, Delivery, consistent release
Delivery, consistent release, approach consistency: Hi Bill, many bowlers have this issue. The solution can be as simple as breaking your wrist down a little in the beginning. Most bowlers have a tendency to come around the ball. One of the best things you can do is schedule a lesson with a certified coach...

Bowling: Any way to reduce shoulder strain?, shoulder strain, backswing
shoulder strain, backswing, taking the time: If possible, try to get some video of yourself bowling. It sounds like your pushaway iw going in front of your body. This will make it swing away from your body in the backswing and then you have to use muscle to try and get it back inline. This can cause...

Bowling: 2-handed bowler equipment & layouts, Bowling balls, 10pins
Bowling balls, 10pins, ball weights: From Italy, oh my! Panayiotis, I can just feel the frustration in your writing. Try not to let it get the best of you. I often tell my bowlers one thing at a time! For while you are trying to learn one thing, sump n else is going to suffer. I like to simplify...

Bowling: More Background, Long-Term Thumb Issue, bowling coach, muscle memory
bowling coach, muscle memory, downswing: Bill, Your switch of the thumb pitch is a good idea. My concern is you ve maybe gone too far in the opposite direction. (My forward is the same as yours but I also have away pitch in the fingers and shorter spans.) Scaling back the change a little at a time...

Bowling: Bowling Ball damage, bowling balls, nature of the beast
bowling balls, nature of the beast, bowling ball: Steve, Glad to hear there was no OTHER damage. From what I know of physics, anything COULD happen, but should not. Your bowling balls roll and slam into stuff all the time. I d venture that if the car didn t crack them, they ll be OK. You might relay the...

Bowling: Bowling on freshly oiled lanes, No ball reaction, fresh oil patterns
No ball reaction, fresh oil patterns, equipment issues: Hi PJ. I like the confidence you have in your abilities! You know you could do it before and probably not much has changed accept your ball, or the bowling environment. When you loose confidence in your roll , or basically how your ball reacts, then you have...

Bowling: Careers, Bowling careers, bowling coaches
Bowling careers, bowling coaches, coaching opportunities: Greetings AC! Honestly, I won t try to blow smoke at you. It s much like PBA bowler s getting sponsorship. You have to prove that you are worthy enough to be a contender. Basically, you have to accomplish a few things. Get noticed by news paper or media. Sponsors...

Bowling: Higher Backswing, Higher Back Swing, Tempo
Higher Back Swing, Tempo, Grit Surface: Hi Chris, it is great you have had success with changing to the opposite hand. As far as the higher backswing goes, in my new bowling book I give you several adjustments you can make to get the ball further down the lane. The first adjustment that comes to...

Bowling: Long-term Thumb Issues, different pitches, chris barnes
different pitches, chris barnes, pin action: Bill, Thanks for following up. One or two quick points: First, The interchangeable thumb inserts are a fantastic product, if you are an avid tournament bowler that bowls at 9:00am some times. Mornings your body is more swollen and holes will be tighter,...

Bowling: lane conditions, physical equivalent, key system
physical equivalent, key system, parter: Gabe, I don t remember the physical equivalent of a unit . I ll follow up when I come across the specification. I d think somewhere between 25 and 28mL (I believe 2.5 to 2.8 milliliters) would reflect a THS (Typical House Shot). But remember, oils are...

Bowling: down lane markers, exact parameters, league bowling
exact parameters, league bowling, optical illusion: Robert, While I don t know the exact distance to the tracers off the top of my head, the downlane markers on Brunswick s newest Anvilane Version are designed to be a visual reference to help with identifying your breakpoint. Having them be at different points...

Bowling: Should I get a lighter ball?, consistent success, good games
consistent success, good games, girl friend: Jean, You have the potential to benefit from the weight, and obviously can control the ball physically. Unfortunately, you began enjoying the game with a way lighter ball, with a very contorted delivery (no one at a professional level rolls the ball without...

Bowling: new bowling ball, hook ball, cheryl thanks
hook ball, cheryl thanks, straight ball: Cheryl, Thanks for getting back so quick. When players start rolling lighter equipment, slowly, I usually encourage a weaker three piece ball to help store energy and provide some effect downlane. I ve had good luck with Ebonite s Tornados, Brunswick...

Bowling: One pound of difference?, pound ball, ball speed
pound ball, ball speed, heavy oil: Regi, Most bowlers will roll the heavier ball slower. When it s got more time to hook (slower ball speed), a ball will hook more. But, if the weight of a sixteen is tedious to you (hard to turn with consistency) you may not lift and turn the ball the same...

Bowling: RE: Turning the ball with my thumb, finger tip, revolutions
finger tip, revolutions, thumb: Sean, Can you tell where you saw the Bill Hall article? Or a way to see it? I still can t imagine how you could be holding your ball with your thumb, much less, actually turning it with the thumb. A fingertip grip facilitates the thumb exiting the ball...

Bowling: Thumb issues, ball fit, grip
ball fit, grip, blister on thumb: Hey, You probably bent the thumb that s why it felt so tight before, but are more relaxed now, so have the driller help with a couple pieces (as needed) of tape to help snug the thumb a little. What you are experiencing when it bounces a couple times...

Bowling: Turning the Ball with my Thumb, thumb hole, calluses
thumb hole, calluses, driller: Sean, Callousing on the sides of your thumb is an indicator of bending (or squeezing with) the thumb (to much reverse pitch, too tight or too loose a thumb hole among other things). Gripping often leads to staying in the ball too long, which will take a lot...

Bowling: wrist braces, wrist braces, bowling ball
wrist braces, bowling ball, pro grip: Scott, I don t know what is causing your wrist to be sore, so getting a wrist device may or may not cure the problem. Because of the type of question you pose, I will assume that if you could do something to stop your wrist from hurting you d do it. Usually,...

Bowling: Bad Back, Bad Back delivery options, balance at the foul line
Bad Back delivery options, balance at the foul line, the approach: Terri, now you know that no expert in their right mind is going to recommend that you play hockey pucks with push sticks, let alone go bowling after back surgery! :-) Being a surgical x-ray tech, I do understand your doctor went in and cleaned up...

Bowling: Buying Online, Online purchasing of bowling balls, Purchasing Brunswick online
Online purchasing of bowling balls, Purchasing Brunswick online, BuddiesProShop online purchasing: Hello Kyle, for me, anything that keeps the economy moving is a good thing. So buying online is great. You just don t have the quick one or two day response you would get from a local pro shop. With a local pro shop, you can actually see the ball, hold...

Bowling: balance hole, thumb position, core influence
thumb position, core influence, ball weights: Roy, Good analogy, but bowling ball weights, dynamic imbalances and altering the core influence with weight holes, only work if the road you roll on is consistent (the lane and ball surface might cause a problem). You re looking for a quick solution for a...

Bowling: balance hole, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, hole location: Roy, Did the driller sell you the ball? If they had to do something goofy because of the weights, pin distance or CG location of your ball to make the ball legal, they are just dealing with what the ball is (did you bring it in?). If he sold it to...

Bowling: ball layouts - drilling, ball speed, kiko
ball speed, kiko, quickie: Kiko, Before any bowler can use a layout to significant help them, they must be consistent. If you are a newbie, layouts should not be a concern until you can roll a ball consistently about the same speed (within a half of a mile an hour) and you can hook...

Bowling: ball track, release, oily conditions, ball speed
oily conditions, ball speed, lefthander: Layouts will help with that and the most important will be the relationship with your PAP. You can try altering the lateral pitches in all 3 holes towards the right to keep you behinde the ball longer. In extreme cases, you could take an old ball and...

Bowling: bowling ball for a 3yr old, youth bowler, youth bowling ball
youth bowler, youth bowling ball, youth bowling question: Hello Ms. Kaitlyn, Putting myself in your position, I can see where there would be some intrigue about getting the little one his first bowling ball. It s a precious age, and I am a father of all boys. My advice is always follow your heart if you...

Bowling: Double jointed - backup ball, Stopping the backup ball, hooking the ball
Stopping the backup ball, hooking the ball, changing to a conventional forward release: Hi Jim, I love this question! Bowlers all over the world kick the term loose armswing around so much! In 19 years, I have converted every backup bowler that wanted to learn the conventional way of delivering the ball. Grant you, some said it was difficult...

Bowling: drill/layout, bowling balls, columbia 300
bowling balls, columbia 300, ball dynamics: Roy, The Ebonite Total NV was very smooth, Storm T-Road not so much. You basically stand so that the ball projected outside third arrow should encounter enough friction to encourage the ball to start turning toward the pocket. Either square up and move out...

Bowling: drilling ball with 1, ball dynamics, hole location
ball dynamics, hole location, center of gravity: Dan, You re scaring me a little. You have a scale but don t know how to use it? You should have gotten instructions on how to use the scale. Check with USBC rules and I believe they have a section on imbalances (they basically walk you through weighing a...

Bowling: Early roll, Early roll, early hooking ball
Early roll, early hooking ball, ball travel: Hello Roy, that is really awesome to be so dedicated to the PBA organization. Keeping yourself in the game is especially great for bowling. I wish we could sit for a chat! What I would like to suggest to you is to look at what you have in your arsenal now....

Bowling: Ebonite Infinite One layout, ebonite infinite one, pap 4
ebonite infinite one, pap 4, ball speed: Armando, Try smoothing the ball to 2000, roll it. Then if the backend isn t improved enough hit it with a little polish. Your Igniter had a buffed compound finish and is a pearl, which ended up smooth. You ve changed it to a rough buff, 1200 finish? With...

Bowling: the field, league bowlers, bowling industry
league bowlers, bowling industry, bowling center: Jim, Unfortunately, the sport has situations like yours all over the country. I think that the children of bowling center owners like the cash generated but without a connection to the sport, they just run the business like a hot dog stand. Understanding...

Bowling: handicap, bowling center, question thanks
bowling center, question thanks, usbc: Margot, Is your question, you need to calculate handicap? Handicap is calculated as a percentage of a basis. Is your handicap percentage 60%? Is the handicap basis 210? As a former bowling center manager, 100% handicap of the difference between the...

Bowling: More info on turning the ball with my thumb, axis rotation, thumb hole
axis rotation, thumb hole, moist hand: Sean, High track could be low axis rotation, but you said your axis rotation was 45 degrees, could it be 15 degrees?. If the track is high, you re not turning the ball much (with anything, fingers or thumb) potentially. A more forward rolling ball won t hook...

Bowling: Layout or me?, maximum hook, layout sheet
maximum hook, layout sheet, learning curve: Calvin, You are going from a basic three piece ball (most likely rubber) to a high tech, high performance ball. A little akin to jumping from a bow and arrow to a rocket launcher. Your game used to be built around straight and consistent, now you want to...

Bowling: new bowling ball question on 7-29, bowling balls, minimal core
bowling balls, minimal core, bowling ball: Cheryl, Probably too strong for your slower speed. It would probably either hook to violently (as to be hard to control), or hook out (not do enough to benefit you for the money). Mild will help with control. Strong, even somewhat strong will have the...

Bowling: RE: Turning the ball with my thumb, axis tilt, loose thumb
axis tilt, loose thumb, thumb hole: Sean, The BTM cover story was How to Read Your Hand . I will try to get a copy, unless you could scan it and send it to me at: revbowl@revbowl.com. I ve meet Bill, a very talented and experienced coach. If I recall the info from the story it discussed overturning...

Bowling: Rules, Bowling with opposite hands during league play, Right hand to Left hand to spare
Bowling with opposite hands during league play, Right hand to Left hand to spare: Jane, you were right! It is illegal to use the opposite hand when bowling. There are circumstances as far as an injury goes, that will allow you to participate doing so, however that is very rare. Once the game begins, if you are a right handed bowler...

Bowling: tilt axix rotation, Performing ball axis tilt, Is axis tilt in relation to the pin
Performing ball axis tilt, Is axis tilt in relation to the pin, how do I tilt the ball / pin ?: Hi Jerry, that is a no, axis tilt is not in relation to the pin. As bowlers we don t primary refer to tilting the pin, it is tilting the ball. The only exception would be if you had the pin in line with your PAP or Positive Axis Point. But, Let...

Bowling: Too many 10 pins, Carrying the 10 pin, How can I carry the ten pin
Carrying the 10 pin, How can I carry the ten pin, Lane reading.: Hello Bill, I know you have been just itching for me to answer this question and get you back on the lanes to success! Problem is, there are several factors that I can mention that you will have to investigate before you, your ball driller, and your coach...

Bowling: 3rd game dry heads ball, Symmetrical ball forward rolling, Symmetrical ball spinning release
Symmetrical ball forward rolling, Symmetrical ball spinning release: Thanks Bob, but no, it would not affect my suggestion. I will explain. I started out on wood lanes. My mentor suggested I buy the lowest entry level ball they had at the time. I honestly didn t own a spare ball. So I purchased one. I shot some score like 245...

Bowling: abralon by hand, dull surfaces, storm schedule
dull surfaces, storm schedule, abralon: Keith, I ve attached a Storm ball maintenance schedule. Check with the Ebonite website or Columbia for suggestions. The easiest way to keep oil out of a ball is to wipe the ball off often to keep the oil off, not allowing it to be absorbed. Use a cleaner...

Bowling: Best ball available, axis tilt, norm duke
axis tilt, norm duke, youth bowler: Joe, I recommend practice and coaching for Junior players. The more you can develop your skills, at your age, the more effective you ll be your whole career. Becoming too focused on balls, starts you down a path that makes you a slave to the lane condition...

Bowling: Bowling ball repair, international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop
international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop, finger holes: Leo, You are attempting to fully plug a bowling ball, that s not a repair. You are trying to perform the work of a pro shop, without any of the knowledge or expertise of a pro shop operator. Pro Shop training is available at many major distributors in...

Bowling: balls coverstock, urethane balls, bowling balls
urethane balls, bowling balls, flat patterns: LD, Depending on what you need them for a heavier load of large particles in a performance ball should penetrate into thicker oil to slow a ball the soonest. Speed dominant, straighter players on lots of oil. The duller and rougher the coverstock the earlier...

Bowling: What's the best ball to purchase for synthetic lanes?, Ball won't hook, Ball Recommendations
Ball won't hook, Ball Recommendations: Robert, as much as you may want to hit the pins, learning about what makes the ball hook, when it hooks is very important. Most house bowlers are under the impression you simply throw the ball and it hooks. It does not hook when there is too much speed,...

Bowling: bowling ball suggestions, medium oil, light oil
medium oil, light oil, bowling ball: I am not so sure just one ball will work. I think if you had 2 balls of the same type with different surfaces would be best. You can have one polished and one dull, or one that is a solid and one that is a pearl. All ball companies have balls like this....

Bowling: bowling ball suggestions, axis tilt, medium oil
axis tilt, medium oil, light oil: Archie, Which golf club do you golf with when you only take one? That will give me a little idea. Ball speed, rev rate, lane conditions, axis tilt and rotation all come into play when choosing medium. What do you throw now that s to little or just...

Bowling: Crossing arm over on release., straight ball, side foot
straight ball, side foot, nothing works: Linda, Sounds like you re wrapping the ball around your body. Try to hold the ball in front of your shoulder with the elbow tucked back under the shoulder. When your moving into the approach, step with the ball side foot slightly in front of the other foot...

Bowling: Bowling ball repair, jackass
Bowling: Bowling ball repair, jackass

Bowling: Highest differential, radius of gyration, core shape
radius of gyration, core shape, bowling ball: David, If I m not mistaken, when they set the parameters for Differential Radius of Gyration they used the max core shape at the time, and basically said no more than this (.060). Between the conception of the rule and its adoption, a few balls exceeded the...

Bowling: lift on the release, forward roll, koivuniemi
forward roll, koivuniemi, pba tour: Joe, thanks for the feedback! I hope that you would read my article to Calvin about 10 pins. I give several scenarios in my new book about what is going on when you leave corner pins. It sounds like your releases creates an ample amount of skid for your ball,...

Bowling: pain, Thigh pain when bowling a few games, painful delivery leg pain
Thigh pain when bowling a few games, painful delivery leg pain: Hi Mark, Pain in your thigh. The first thing that comes to my mind is a bowler who stops on the approach and balances on one leg. If the head is overly projected past the toe of the slide foot, you will use your leg muscle to keep you from falling. Second,...

Bowling: Storm Dimension versus Brunswick C-System 3.5, maximum hook, axis point
maximum hook, axis point, center of gravity: Ruud, Over reaction is a ball doing more than expected, not providing you mistake room. If you miss a board and it doesn t recover, it s a problem. If you miss a board and the ball crosses 5 or 10 boards MORE than you would expect, it s overreacting. Ball...

Bowling: More track flare results always in more hook?, Track flare and hook, Is more flare more hook
Track flare and hook, Is more flare more hook: Ruud, wow, from the Netherlands, I can explain flare to you and the rest of the world but it encompasses numerous factors, and can be extremely complicated. Track flare does not equal hook as a layman bowler thinks it does. Education will define that...

Bowling: Back Up Ball, back up, ball fit
back up, ball fit: Bob, Chances are she s rolling the way her arm dictates. Her elbow has a natural predisposition to move inside the ball when she s using the soft tissue (muscles and ligaments# to control it #squeezing too much# unlike the male elbow. When the ball fits,...

Bowling: Ball Lay-outs, Dual Angle Layout, Bowling ball layouts
Dual Angle Layout, Bowling ball layouts: Hi Will, The last number on the dual angle layout is the PAP to VAL angle. Basically what you are describing (45 X 5 X 70) is a layout with a drill angle to the Mass Bias of 45 degrees, then the distance of the Pin to PAP of 5 inches, and lastly,...

Bowling: Bowling with ring finger, pinky, and thumb, throwing a baseball, grip pressure
throwing a baseball, grip pressure, fit ball: Jay, A well fit ball just hangs in your hand with little or no grip pressure. Your new grip would create some angles that are unique. I d expect that discomfort is the result of less than optimum fit, so you might need a little more work on getting the fit...

Bowling: ball speed, Increasing ball speed, Opening the shoulders
Increasing ball speed, Opening the shoulders, Bowling ball equipment: Ron, generally it takes a change in foot speed or swing speed to increase ball speed. This happens only if you have a tempo or pace to the foul line that is consistent. A bowler can then alter that speed either up or down. That pace, tempo, or...

Bowling: ball track, finger hole, pin placement
finger hole, pin placement, good luck: If this is a new problem with a ball you have used for a long time, your release has changed. If this is with a new ball, then the pin placement may not be in the correct place for your release. If it is the second, then an extra hole may be able to be drilled...

Bowling: bowling balls, bowling balls, bowling ball
bowling balls, bowling ball, arm shoulder: Id, When the weight of a bowling ball contains a heavy mass inside it s hard to keep it under 14 pounds. Every company tries to provide a comparable effect at lighter weights but the size, weight and style of weight block is limiting. Most companies assume...

Bowling: Factors in quick response at breakpoint, high mass, breakpoint
high mass, breakpoint, low mass: Pearls will read the friction quicker or in a shorter distance. Pins below the fingers will help with that as well. Balls with a high mass bias will too. The higher the RG, the later the ball will want to change direction. Whether you create this with...

Bowling: question, second opinion, good luck
Bowling: question, second opinion, good luck, diagnosis

Bowling: hand pain/ring finger numbness, finger numbness, ring finger
finger numbness, ring finger, new experience: Being a ball driller, the first thing I suspect is the fit of the ball. That will help with the pain. The numbness is a bit worrisome, but that could be due to the fit as well as a bad fit will place stress on the hand. This stress can produce swelling...

Bowling: Lane, ball match up, bowling season, left hander
bowling season, left hander, abralon: This is one of the situations where it is not good to be a lefthander. On this kind of condition, righthanders will end up moving deeper on the lane and creating some area. This usually doesnt work on the left side as there are not as many playing on that...

Bowling: LINING UP, Lining Up on the approach, Board adjustments on the approach.
Lining Up on the approach, Board adjustments on the approach.: Greetings LD, Consistency is generally all that is required in bowling for the most part. In the bowling videos or in real time bowling, the bowler has different depth perception issues, height, speed, and release characteristics. Some bowlers will even land...

Bowling: lane transitions, cocked position, game chip
cocked position, game chip, google: The best source for instruction and technical data is Bowling this Month magazine. If you google bowling this month, it should take you to their website. There is some information there, but it would be best to subscribe to the magazine. It is the must...

Bowling: oiling breakdown, business operations, paycheck
business operations, paycheck, homework: Cheryl, Sorry, I don t do homework for free. If you re getting a grade or a paycheck for the info, let me know where to sign up? Contact a lane oil manufacturer, they ll need to know lots of details. Thanks for the question, but I volunteer here...

Bowling: Going pro, small pond, good luck
small pond, good luck, reflection: Brandon, Having a minimum 190 average for a couple years in sanctioned competition is the base requirement, you may want to check out pba.com for other requirements. Being one of the top players where you live is a reflection of your skills and experience,...

Bowling: question, reply asap, james haven
reply asap, james haven, liability issue: James, Haven t had anyone seek advice about a spinal injury. I d strongly suggest you follow your medical professionals advice. There is an obvious liability issue, so you may wish to seek a second opinion. My opinion should carry NO WEIGHT. What I d...

Bowling: Release, Back up ball no more, Going Brooklyn
Back up ball no more, Going Brooklyn, picking up spares: Hello AnnaMaria, So wonderful to here from you! Your story could help a lot of bowlers! :-) So you are having the same problem as the big boyz now huh? I love it! Leaving 7 s and 10 pins. Even going Brooklyn, now you know I am smiling ear to ear! Here...

Bowling: Release Problem, thumb hole, pin placement
thumb hole, pin placement, patern: Have you changed the layouts on the ball that is different than what you have been using? Is the pin more than 6 inches from the CG? If the layout of the ball is the same, then you have started turning the ball early in your swing and then creating clockwise...

Bowling: ring finger drilled higher than middle finger, bowling balls, pitch adjustment
bowling balls, pitch adjustment, axis rotation: Keith, Typically, the distance from thumb to ring is from 1/16 to 5/16 longer than thumb to middle finger. So, it looking higher maybe because it is higher. My span has my ring about an 1/8 shorter than my middle finger span. So, typical isn t everyone....

Bowling: Span, Pitch, and Ball Layout, thumb points, finger holes
thumb points, finger holes, two balls: If you can sned pics and a video,that would be awesome. It sounds like your span is about right, but it can always be tweaked. What bowling center do you bowl at? There are times that small issues in technique can cause the ball to feel terrible too....

Bowling: Sticky Thumb, chamfer, rest of the night
chamfer, rest of the night, stickiness: I would ask if a urethane or vinyl slug was used. The urethane would be the best typf of slug to use. They dont have the tendancy to get tacky. Another option is to keep everything the way it is and use chapstick once you start feeling like you are going...

Bowling: Sticky Thumb, chamfer, rest of the night
chamfer, rest of the night, stickiness: Chris, Once you hang a little in the ball, you will naturally try to help the ball off your thumb, changing where/when the ball can exit your hand (you stop it). Make the back of the thumb a little slicker with Easy Slide, Chap Stick, #1 Vise Hada Patch or...

Bowling: Sticky Thumb, Thumb sticking, beveling
Thumb sticking, beveling, Thumb tape: Hi Chris, 680 is a great score. Mechanically, when you swing the ball you are going to create friction on your thumb at times. Squeezing sometimes to deliver a great shot and sometimes because the ball feels just right you can relax and deliver the ball...

Bowling: Strange but true..., gold pins, alley bowling
gold pins, alley bowling, fun bowling: I have seen this technique work really well on the toughest conditions. Rich Renollet, WSU coach while I was at Wichita State University, learned this release. I watched him strike or 9 for an hour. The key it to not have the ball want to change direction...

Bowling: shows for bowling, bowling shoes, rubber soles
bowling shoes, rubber soles, bowling center: You can wear non bowling shoes as long as they do not leave any residue on the approaches, and they are not worn on the street. The bowling center or proprietor has final say on the matter. Usually, if someone else on the pair complains about approach issues,such...

Bowling: span length, span length, two fingers
span length, two fingers, sport league: I tend to go with the the middle of the two joints, and is the more frequently used. Each person is different so there are bowlers that like the span longer and some that like it shorter. I would suggest taking one of your balls, and by using a thumb slug,...

Bowling: speed, Bowler Speed Calculations, Matching Up
Bowler Speed Calculations, Matching Up: Hi Richard, calculating speed can be done using the following website if you wish: http://www.csgnetwork.com/bowlingballcalc.html?numsecs=2.5&M=18.288&distance=60.00&smph=10.227&skph=16.459&sfps=15.000&smps=4.572 Most people fall into three categories....

Bowling: Thumb Pain, Thumb pain, beveling
Thumb pain, beveling, Yin and Yang of the bowling game.: Hello Mon, I am sure you agree that no one in their right minds are going to bowl for a long time if they are in pain. Especially, with thumb pain! I would not be surprised if the first person that perfected two finger bowling had thumb problems and just said...

Bowling: Wierd reaction., thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, pin center: Brent, You describe some things that don t make sense. The track rolls perpendicular to your fingers (onto and across them?) or parallel to them (above them)? The track is closer to your fingers than your thumb? Where is the pin, center of gravity and mass...

Bowling: ball roll, ball track
ball track: Id, you should be able to see an oil track on the ball. If in fact it tracks across the thumb and not the finger or weight hole, changing your delivery or altering the angle of the thumb hole can help you get it to roll off the hole. Let me know if it...

Bowling: bowling ball, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: John, Wood has more texture, hooks earlier and more than other surfaces. Your stuff may be losing energy too early on the lane. What equipment do you use now? What weight ball? Smoother surfaces, longer/later layouts, will help get length. But your...

Bowling: Bowling release, proper surface preparation, two gentlemen
proper surface preparation, two gentlemen, dril: Marty, The keys to their reaction could be their ball speed, ball layout, weight holes, or proper surface preparation. Longer or heavier, or long/heavy patterns are a challenge. But when you know the length of the pattern, prepping the ball to gain enough...

Bowling: Drilling Pattern, Spinner bowling ball drilling, Medium patterns
Spinner bowling ball drilling, Medium patterns: Greetings Dick. Often times new drillings may not help. If really pressed for a drilling you can max out the RG/Differential by placing the pin above bridge of the fingers. Your customer needs to purchase the correct ball for the condition first. This is the...

Bowling: Squeezing the ball, span length, hole size
span length, hole size, excessive force: Andrew, Change the ball fit until you no longer need to squeeze. Span length and pitches make up the majority of the fit. If your hand is flat on the ball, then pitches need adjustment. If length is short or long, you re working to get the ball off your...

Bowling: track cross over midle finger hole, Tracking over the finger hole.
Tracking over the finger hole. : Greetings Wadud, Most often, tracking over the finger hole depends on your release, and the drilling of the ball. If your release is more up the back of the ball (right handed) you may track over the finger hole. If your pin is drilled more to the left...

Bowling: 3rd game curse, Brunswick Slingshot, over reaction
Brunswick Slingshot, over reaction, third game ball: Mike, The reaction you may benefit from is the Slingshot that you mentioned was your first ball. When lanes breakdown, sometimes less ball (the Brunswick Slingshot) would help control potential overreaction. Try the old ball when the lane gets drier and let...

Bowling: axis tilt, Tracking close to the finger and thumb holes.
Tracking close to the finger and thumb holes.: Hi Randy, You are probably very correct that it is the way you are releasing the ball. Basically you are providing more of a straighter finger release with the ball than a standard 10 o clock or 11 o clock release. I often hear the voice of my mentor asking...

Bowling: How much does Black Zone Ball cost, Brunswick Zone, bowling ball value
Brunswick Zone, bowling ball value: Jennifer, Like a car with low miles, a bowling ball with NOT a lot of games might have some value. To someone that has experienced success with a ball like your Brunswick Zone, there might be sentimental value too. Unlike a car, where shifting the seat...

Bowling: Bowling bal lbrunswick rampage, Ball verses lane conditions
Ball verses lane conditions: Hi Tommy, I won t mix words here. Your ball will smooth out generally. It will also begin to read earlier. The cover on the ball was originally designed to snap to the pocket and be more angular. Depending on the length and volume of the oil you bowl...

Bowling: Finger, thumb pain callousing, gripping, bowling ball fit
gripping, bowling ball fit, grip pressure: Frank, Splitting, bleeding fingers could be a fit issue or just very dry skin. Try the Ebonite (Magic Tape) or Vise (Bio Skin or NT50Y) finger tape which allows you to cover the finger tip and protect the skin. Also, you may opt to forgo finger grips. Check...

Bowling: Pin distance, Pin in and Pin Out bowling balls
Pin in and Pin Out bowling balls: Hi Rich, the differences between pin placements, often comes down to ball lay outs. If you get a pin that is short. The position you place the pin for you layout will often be limited. For example you may only be advised to place the pin directly under your...

Bowling: PINKIE HOLE, Pinky Holes in bowling balls
Pinky Holes in bowling balls: Hi Sonny, Naturally, pinky holes will hurt if they are miss drilled, for example the span is too short, too long, or drilled too small. Also, if the flexibility of the pinky is not pitched properly left to right, forward pitched or away pitched. Since...

Bowling: Release, Hand position, release
Hand position, release: Anthony, Getting a feel for the axis tilt and axis rotation which creates hook is a step by step process. Starting with the hand position you mentioned, isolate the release point by doing a one step drill. A One Step drill means, practice from a point...

Bowling: Tracking oil, Oil Tracks on the ball, Oil tracks for long and short patterns.
Oil Tracks on the ball, Oil tracks for long and short patterns.: Greetings John, bowling on a pattern that has a higher concentration of oil may require you to bowl a lot straighter to the pocket. Your track flare will be minimum. In another house that has a lower concentration of oil you say you notice a very thick and...

Bowling: BALL, pound ball, center of gravity
pound ball, center of gravity, question thanks: Id, A 13 pound ball has a smaller core and less dynamic potential because of the weight distribution amongst the various elements of the ball (inner core, poly material surrounding the inner core and the coverstock). Your ball speed, the lane conditions...

Bowling: Ball Speed & Arn Swing, Ball speed, swing speed
Ball speed, swing speed: Old Art, Your trying the most obvious idea to increase your speed. If you accelerate the ball it will come off faster. True enough but the momentum created messes up you timing as you ve discovered. If you want to roll the ball faster, rather than adding...

Bowling: Help with selecting suitable ball for me, Ball selection for medium to dry lanes
Ball selection for medium to dry lanes: Hello Herlina, wow, I am flattered...from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a long way around the world. I have a couple of friends who have been there. Thank you for giving me a few details. It gives me a little insight into your bowling game. I am glad you...

Bowling: Lane Conditions, Adjusting to lane conditions
Adjusting to lane conditions: Professionally, I wait! I love the adage, don t fix sump n that isn t broken! You can often carry as many as 6 strikes on one lane. However, like any professional, I do plan for it... I will share a secret from my book. I have a theory that if you have...

Bowling: New ball, Combat Zone, Brunswick
Combat Zone, Brunswick: Dan, Brunswick is not unopposed to keeping around a successful concept. Their mid price reactive Karma series has the Powercoil 18 cover (from the Danger Zone Series) and a lesser core (without a chunk of bismuth graphite inside) but the same shape as that...

Bowling: pin/pap distance, PAP verses drill, purchasings new balls
PAP verses drill, purchasings new balls: Hello Dale, thank you so much for asking your questions. First of all, I know it s a little un-nerving to walk into a pro shop to buy a new ball these days. Naturally you are going to be asked questions by the pro shop professionals. If you cross the line...

Bowling: Practice bowling swing, Dick Ritger, bowling lesson
Dick Ritger, bowling lesson, practice swing: Efrain, Not sure if I understand your question. When Ritger suggested a practice swing, what was the intent? In my experience with a couple program s that I ve attended, Ritger sought to free the swing, allowing gravity and momentum to be the primary...

Bowling: Selecting a New Ball, weight and layout, school bowling, oil patterns
school bowling, oil patterns, bowling team: Jerry, Where to start? Your going from a bicycle to a Corvette from the Bonanza to a Virtual Gravity Nano. You re right the Storm would be a HUGE step in cover and core. Let me try to touch on a few things initially. Pro-line balls come in one pound...

Bowling: Ball Rotation, pinkie finger, thumb hole
pinkie finger, thumb hole, pba players: Without knowing what techniques you have tried and assuming you have a ball with a symmetric core and drilled for a finger tip grip that isn t exotic, there are 3 suggestions you can try: Curl your pinkie finger towards your palm while holding the ball...

Bowling: Base of thumb, thumb hole, hole pitch
thumb hole, hole pitch, cranker: The span may be a touch too long. You might add a very small amount of bevel to the front edge of the hole to see if that helps. if it does, and you dont like the extra bevel, then you can plug or slug the ball and just shorten the span. I dont think it...

Bowling: Bowling ball suggestions, Bowling Ball Selection, Bowling Ball considerations
Bowling Ball Selection, Bowling Ball considerations: Hi Richard, loved your question. You can adjust how you deliver the ball. Also, you use 16 pound equipment. The great news is that you are getting better and just want a better ball to go with your current urethane black hammer! “You want a ball that you...

Bowling: Bowling on tough tournament conditions for low rev bowler, magic layouts, axis tilt
magic layouts, axis tilt, axis rotation: John, Without knowing more about the lanes, the patterns, the traffic, I m at a loss. Without knowing more about your game, I can t suggest anything specific. Without knowing what you re using I ve got no starting point. Many players with specific issues...

Bowling: Buying a new Ball, urethane balls, league bowler
urethane balls, league bowler, core dynamics: Mary, I d suggest you take a small step up to a urethane bowling ball. It will provide some carry benefit and traction, while allowing for the slower speed and lower rev rate (that it sounds like you have). Lighter urethane balls can still contain some core...

Bowling: backup bowling, Back up ball, hooking back up ball
Back up ball, hooking back up ball: Hi Cindita, it all depends on whether you are trying to hook your back up ball, or whether you are trying to deliver the ball from the same side of the lane your hand should be throwing the ball from. For example if you are right handed the ball should be...

Bowling: How should I get my ball drilled?, Back up ball drilling, Bowling Ball recommendations
Back up ball drilling, Bowling Ball recommendations: Yes Josh, you should get your ball drilled like a left handed bowler to allow the ball the opportunity to work from the left side of the lane back to the right side of the lane. It s not easy to repeat the back up ball delivery, but with time you can find...

Bowling: ball layout, ball path, having a ball
ball path, having a ball, medium speed: Cecil, The ball should be laid out for your speed and skills and the condition you will bowl on. With not a lot of speed and revs, there better be some oil or the ball will be all done doing whatever long before it gets to the pins. The dilemma with a...

Bowling: bowled out ball, time ball, white bone
time ball, white bone, amf: Over time, all balls will lose some performance. I do not think the discoloration is a sign that the ball is finished. Even though the appearance of the blue is not a big deal, the age of the ball is probably the issue. It may be time to replace it. I...

Bowling: bowling ball hook, Reactive Balls hook to much for me.
Reactive Balls hook to much for me.: Hi Bill, the first thing to pop into my head about your question was getting a urethane bowling ball. There are quite a few on the market that are really good. I like the natural by storm. Also, perhaps it is partially the way you deliver the ball also....

Bowling: bowlng on block lanes, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, bowlng: Art, Your PAP is 5.5 over and 3/4 up? Or the pin is 5.5 from your PAP (making your horizontal axis co-ordinates less than 5.5)? Slower speed on a dry/blocked lane I d go with a big Pin to PAP distance (5 1/2 sounds good). If you place the pin under your...

Bowling: CG vs locator pin, core pin, pin top
core pin, pin top, 4inches: Ron, The top of a weightblock has a pin and the mass bias of an asymmetrical ball has a locator pin (smaller, contrasting color), 6 3/4 inches from the pin (top of the weightblock) identifying the side of the weightblock or 1/4 of the way around the ball....

Bowling: When to change to fingertip grip, Changing to fingertip grips, Advancing your game.
Changing to fingertip grips, Advancing your game.: Big Daddy Don, I get this question from parents all the time. Thanks for asking. Since you and I know our children are constantly growing, it should be an easy transition to fingertips now as long as you keep an eye on him and his bowling. What I mean by...

Bowling: Can you change your positive axis point, axis point, access point
axis point, access point, pap: In order to change your PAP, you will have to change where your fingers are at the release point. As you lift up the side of the ball, the closer your first number will get to 5 inches. If you rotate counter clockwise during the release, the bigger the up...

Bowling: changing balls ?, Virtual Gravity verses Virtual Gravity Nano, and the 10 pin.
Virtual Gravity verses Virtual Gravity Nano, and the 10 pin.: Hi Joel, I loved my Virtual Gravity as did many other lower rev bowlers when it came out in 2008. Since then I have had my surface reconditioned periodically to maintain that hook or look I like to see when the ball makes the turn to the pocket. The VGNano...

Bowling: changing lines and hand position, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, question thanks: Les, Looks like your mass bias would be in your track (or near it), a long and late layout. Axis tilt is identified in degrees also. A quick way to get an idea is to measure the first track mark near the center of your grip and use a pro-sect and draw a line...

Bowling: Faball Hammer 3D, urethane balls, bowling balls
urethane balls, bowling balls, synthetic lanes: I tried looking up the specs on the 3D on Hammer s website but since Hammer merged with Ebonite the older products are not online anymore. If memory serves me correctly the 3D was one of the first balls that sported an asymmetrical core. Other balls of the...

Bowling: Following through on swing, Conventional Release, Inconsistency
Conventional Release, Inconsistency: Hi Linda, after a long period of bowling our grip / fit will change and it has to be investigated by the pro shop professionals. If you have gone from a warmer or colder climate, living in a higher or lower elevation your ball or body may changed. ...

Bowling: hitting the 10 pin, 10 pin leaves, picking up the 10 pin. proper release is the key to 10 pins.
10 pin leaves, picking up the 10 pin. proper release is the key to 10 pins.: Hi Art, it seems this is the question of the month! There are different systems for picking up the 10 pin. Overall, it s all about the release you use to go after the spare. I know in my heart I broke a barrier with bowlers all over the world when I spoke...

Bowling: Leaving the 8 pin, changing angles, not working, question thanks, breakpoint
question thanks, breakpoint, pin down: Erik, When you play into a certain amount of friction (and most house shots have friction outside of the second arrow), the ball can potentially lose to much to soon. Not knowing anything about your game, a good shot will have enough energy to split the 8...

Bowling: New ball, Heavy Oil Ball
Heavy Oil Ball: Rochelle, I honestly would recommend a heavy oil ball, but one that is symmetrical Heavy - Medium. Something like the INVASION. You are using a symmetrical ball now and you can read it s hook and roll to the pins. Going to a ball that will jerk or...

Bowling: new finger tip bowling, Conventional to fingertip release, when do bowlers get better?
Conventional to fingertip release, when do bowlers get better?: Dan, it is awesome your son has been bowling for four years. There are so many things that can get their attention these days! As a parent of a bowler, you know it s hard to guide them to try new things. It s feast or famine. Personally, I always lean forward...

Bowling: Proper Way To Throw Backup, Working the Swing, Backup ball
Working the Swing, Backup ball: You are very welcomed Bill, if you are sure it s his arm swing that is causing the miss the easy thing to do is to watch the push off. The theory goes that if a bowler is missing to the outside of a target, then most likely they are pushing to the inside too...

Bowling: practice routine/wasting strikes?, Bowling Ball Maintenance and Proper Care Article
Bowling Ball Maintenance and Proper Care Article: Demetrius, I won t try to blow smoke at you or anyone when it comes to bowling. This is a website that I found authored by James Goulding III - It is an excellent article with feedback from a readers. Thanks James for all that you do for bowling. Please...

Bowling: Release, Back up ball no more, Going Brooklyn
Back up ball no more, Going Brooklyn, picking up spares: Hello AnnaMaria, So wonderful to here from you! Your story could help a lot of bowlers! :-) So you are having the same problem as the big boyz now huh? I love it! Leaving 7 s and 10 pins. Even going Brooklyn, now you know I am smiling ear to ear! Here...

Bowling: Repainting a bowling ball, bowling ball, bowling alley
bowling ball, bowling alley, problem thanks: Matthew, Friction created between ball and lane would destroy any paint put on a ball. Don t do it. The residue would end up on the lane and you would be held liable for the damage. Your ball is an LT 48. Thank you for researching the potential for creating...

Bowling: Spinner Bowl, bowling balls, core dynamics
bowling balls, core dynamics, speed light: Natasya, The helicopter style was developed for dramatically dry lanes. If lanes are conditioned normally (to protect them), the style is very difficult to control. There are no magic bowling balls. If you can not control your delivery, a bowling ball is...

Bowling: Storm Thunder Road, carson city nv, victory road
carson city nv, victory road, bowling center: Gordon, Storm is revisiting the Thunder Road core with the Victory Road, now available. Climate, humidity, different lane oils and patterns make for the nuances in the typical bowling center (among MANY others). Adjusting the surface of the ball to lose...

Bowling: seven pins, Kicking out the 7 PIN
Kicking out the 7 PIN : Hi Lois, I wrote a new bowling book called True Bowler Adjustments. It s very good for giving bowlers options of what to do when leaving certain pins on the deck. Especially, 7 pins and 10 pins. Because there are so many scenarios of what could be wrong,...

Bowling: Thumb Pitch, back pitch, thin fingers
back pitch, thin fingers, definitive answer: Tom, There are quite a few things that don t make sense about your fit. Congrats for overcoming all this and averaging well. Swelling indicates aggressive grip pressure (bad). You powder the inside edge of the thumb, usually the result of a bent and gripping...

Bowling: Thumbless Bowler need help with drilling advice., thumb hole, candle pin
thumb hole, candle pin, duck pin: I would suggest you to have the thumb hole drilled, for two reasons. One, it is hard to drill a ball and keep it legal without drilling the thumb hole. The second reason is that you may want to use the thumb hole to shoot spares. The pro shop will be...

Bowling: Uncupping the ball and leverage, ball watch, dropping the ball
ball watch, dropping the ball, tommy jones: Very few of todays best players loft the ball, unless they are having to loft the ball over the gutter when playing deep inside. It is much more beneficial to have the ball glide into the lane softly, much like a plane landing. It is not really dropping...

Bowling: wood versus permalanes, parker bohn iii, fred borden
parker bohn iii, fred borden, bowling website: The Anarchy is designed to go straight longer and then hook sharper in the back ends to create what I refer to as a skid-flippy effect. This may explain why the ball reaction fluctuates more than you like. Skid-flippy balls tend to be difficult to master if...

Bowling: Arthritis in thumb, thumb nail, dropping the ball
thumb nail, dropping the ball, bruise: Since you are dropping the ball, your bruise is coming from squeezing the ball. I would suggest you have your pro shop take a look at your ball fit. In order to help hold onto the ball, you will need to go with less reverse or even forward pitch in the thumg....

Bowling: Ball comparison, cat series, ebonite
cat series, ebonite, style ball: The Cat series of balls by Ebonite used barrel, light bulb and propeller shaped cores with reactive urethane coverstocks. Unfortunately, I did not keep all the literature from the late 90s and couldn t find the core used in the Jaguar. My memory is telling...

Bowling: Ball Type, axis tilt, first arrow
axis tilt, first arrow, axis rotation: Taylor, Positioning your top hand can help control the axis tilt and axis rotation of your shots. You need to practice your delivery, with the idea of controlling how the ball is rolled out of your hands. When you track across the holes, you re not delivering...

Bowling: Your Book/More Consistent Release, Getting around the bowling ball too much, Spinning Release verses Forward Rolling Release
Getting around the bowling ball too much, Spinning Release verses Forward Rolling Release: Hi Kris, Thanks for getting perhaps the greatest book of bowling on the market today. ACL knee surgery is a tough act to follow. The doctors don t mess around. They get you into rehab and back on your feet as soon as possible!!! I love that. I am actually...

Bowling: Bowling with a sore toe, throwing a loop, axis rotation, reactive ball
axis rotation, reactive ball, plant foot: Since I would expect you to heal at some point and be able to throw the ball normally, I would alter as little as possible. I would not change the release or change the weight. I would suggest going with a weaker ball, possibly a urethane. This would allow...

Bowling: curve ball grrrrrrrrrrrr, curve ball, head pin
curve ball, head pin, straight ball: What kind of ball is that you are using? Is it polished or dull? It soundse like you changed your release as well as changing your grip. I would go back to rolling the ball and then work on creating some side rotation. Without seeing you bowl, it just...

Bowling: Drilling a ball for someone with arthritis, finger hole, pinky
finger hole, pinky, arthritis: The pitch of the holes can be adjusted to help with the arthritis. Usually, that would be adding reverse pitch to one or more of the holes. Another option is to add a finger hole, pinky or index, depending on which gripping finger is most affected. A good...

Bowling: Drilling Pattens, axis tilt, drilling patterns
axis tilt, drilling patterns, purpose layout: Rudy, Mo Pinnel developed the Dual Angle layout technique. It can be used on any bowling ball. The location of the pin, mass bias and the center of gravity all can be manipulated to create the best combination of core, cover and bowlers skills. Every...

Bowling: drilling options, Bowling Ball Drilling Instructional Booklets/Classes
Bowling Ball Drilling Instructional Booklets/Classes: Hi Dave. Telling you what you want to hear is easy. Accomplishing the task is the tough part. First, you need to do like I did. Get Bill Taylor s book on drilling. (Generally. drillers learn through on the job training). Next, taking IBPSIA HOTS classes AND...

Bowling: Rules for Fouls when bowling, Crossing the Foul Line, Fouling When Bowling
Crossing the Foul Line, Fouling When Bowling: Steve, according to the USBC rules, it is a foul. It is listed under 5d. Apparent Foul It states: A foul shall be declared and recorded if the automatic foul detecting device or foul judge fails to call a foul that is apparent to: 1. Both captains,...

Bowling: Shoes, pete weber, soles
pete weber, soles, dexter: The advantage is better traction for your pushoff foot. That can create better leverage, balances, and ball direction. However, if you are a bowler that shuffles your feet, it may take some getting used to as your non slide foot will stick to the approach....

Bowling: what type of ball, radius of gyration, axis tilt
radius of gyration, axis tilt, axis rotation: Pam, If there were balls that were very adaptable they d be the most popular and biggest sellers. The manufacturers create different combinations of cover and core to provide a wide variation of ball reactions. You can make some surface adjustments to adjust...

Bowling: Virtual Gravity, maximum hook, dull surface
maximum hook, dull surface, medium oil: When you polish the ball, it will cause the ballto skid in the oil and react to the dry much quicker. This will make the breakpoint sharper as well. I should allow your to play straighter in the oil, but it will be more sensitive to release or speed changes....

Bowling: 7-10 split, Ball comes out the channel and converts the 7 - 10 split.
Ball comes out the channel and converts the 7 - 10 split.: Hello Juan, the answer to your question is no, it will not count. The following links list the rule in question. Under the PBA link, http://www.pba.com/Resources/Bowling101/ Progress of Play If pins are knocked down by a ball that has entered the gutter,...

Bowling: ball roll out, correct angle, right hander
correct angle, right hander, pins: Id, Watch the ball as it hits the pins. If (as a right hander - I m assuming) the ball hits the 1 3 pocket and deflects right, away from the 5 pin, it has rolled out and doesn t have enough angle on the pocket to be effective. Roll out isn t terrible...

Bowling: Cheating using blind scores, Withdrawing from league competition to win with a absent score.
Withdrawing from league competition to win with a absent score.: Janet, this form of strategy may be the intent of the bowler. I don t like it. However, it happens more often than we admit it. This often occurs during the final weeks of league bowling. Rather than loose points in the standings, the absent score is a better...

Bowling: Columbia yellow dot, yellow dot bleeder
yellow dot bleeder: Mike, There is no market for used balls. You can get what people will pay. With E-bay and the like people have gotten used to paying very little, often for stuff that has greater value. Bottom line, is your ball worth a bunch (no not a bunch). If it...

Bowling: old bowling ball, old bowling, synthetic lanes
old bowling, synthetic lanes, plastic balls: I have to assume that you are still using a 30 year old ball because it is a personal favorite of yours. The Yellow Dot was fine for wood lanes but as most centers have gone to synthetic lanes I think it s time to upgrade your equipment. You can have a pro...

Bowling: Practice time, Bowling Practice Sessions
Bowling Practice Sessions : Regi thank you for the very kind words. Like yourself, I wish I had picked up bowling sooner! I did not start bowling until I was 30 years old. My first love was basketball. After 20 years of bowling, I am more excited than ever to be helping others understand...

Bowling: Roll, The Roll of the bowling ball, Roll out
The Roll of the bowling ball, Roll out: Hello again LD. In my new book I discuss at length, situations about roll and roll out. Knowing that a ball has rolled out early on the lanes can be frustrating at times. Often the problem can be a slow speed bowler, or a bowling ball which has a large core...

Bowling: SLIDE POSITION OF RT FOOT, grip pressure, oil pattern
grip pressure, oil pattern, ball speed: Stan, Usually, excess energy/momentum shows up in a bowling delivery as torque in the slide when the momentum of a shot isn t dissipated ideally. Some players rise or pop up as they deliver the ball, some fall off the shot as they lose balance while still...

Bowling: Used plugged ball, LH pin down then RH pin up, thumb hole, core dynamics
thumb hole, core dynamics, grip system: Erik, The Jigsaw Trap is a Hammer ball. The ball worked fine, then why did they get rid of it after 40 games? The Jigsaw Trap is not a great core if you re a spinner with a low track. The pin above your fingers may help a little with the core position. As...

Bowling: Ball Cracking, finger holes, bowling balls
finger holes, bowling balls, finger grips: Mike, These questions and various opinions have been around the business for years. The manufacturers have very specific requirements (the pitches and hole depths) to maintain ball warrantees as to the drilled holes which accomadate finger grips. The glue...

Bowling: Ball cracking, finger holes, two balls
finger holes, two balls, question thanks: Mike, The core position (location of the pin) is potentially pulling the track to the finger holes. You may want to use a different layout so the track doesn t hit the finger holes. Changing your delivery to accomadate the ball is a cart before the horse...

Bowling: Ball Layout, mo pinel, axis point
mo pinel, axis point, ambitious step: Ron, Getting more involved in your equipment is an ambitious step. Attaching some numbers to why your equipment does what it does is a great tool to understand why a ball works or doesn t. And, a great way to determine what you might tweak in a next purchase....

Bowling: Ball Selection, bowling balls, product offerings
bowling balls, product offerings, inconsistent results: Congratulations for improving your average so much in such a short time! The ball you currently prefer, the Backlash probably is best suited for your game as you prefer. Without knowing why you chose the Swagga and Brunswick C 4.5 and why you consider them...

Bowling: Ball selection, axis tilt, major stumbling block
axis tilt, major stumbling block, hammer black widow: Rodolfo, I d NEVER put a brand new bowler in a performance ball (your Track 505c is a performance ball). You re looking to have a high performance ball solve your problems, when your inexperience is the major stumbling block. Buying a stronger ball when...

Bowling: Ball speed, bad habit, ball speed
bad habit, ball speed, body position: Billy, When you move inside, the orientation (shoulders/hips/feet)of your body must be in the direction of your target. It sounds like when you move, you slow to wrap around a misaligned body position. Starting with the proper position and maintaining it...

Bowling: Building Services for Bowling Centre, bowling center management, oil lighting
bowling center management, oil lighting, hvac issues: Currently, to my knowledge, there are no international requirements or standards for lighting and air conditioning systems. The things to take into consideration are even diffused lighting and air flow to fill in areas of the building evenly without significantly...

Bowling: ball choice, axis tilt, holman hall
axis tilt, holman hall, axis rotation: Wes, I thought I d sent you a follow up answer. If not here goes. There will be a new Blue Hammer out soon, June 23. Different core and cover, but urethane and designed to do what the original blue did years ago. You have some other choices in urethane:...

Bowling: ball cracking, axis point, middle fingers
axis point, middle fingers, sport league: Mike, Pin distance is about having the core help you. With your rev rate you should be able to use a lower pin (below your fingers closer to the center of your grip), or even a pin fairly close to your PAP (move it right and down, without specific Positive...

Bowling: balls for my rev, bowling balls, bowling lane
bowling balls, bowling lane, rough surfaces: Carlos, I understand you just fine. I love the sport of bowling, so helping a bowler, wherever they are in the world is why I volunteer to answer these questions (there is a lot of misinformation shared by bowlers/untrained ball drillers/bowling center employees/etc)....

Bowling: best 15lbs ball to buy for high speed throw, The Correct Bowling Ball
The Correct Bowling Ball: Hi Joshua, please go to www.stormbowling.com. click on products and then balls. I am very impressed with their charts and diagrams to help bowlers make the right decisions regarding their equipment. In my new book I will be mapping out what bowlers can do...

Bowling: bowling ball repair, bowling ball, fractures
bowling ball, fractures, diameter: Unfortunately when a ball cracks the cost of the repair, in conjunction with the potential problems you may encounter, may not be justified. Assuming your local pro shop uses filler to fill in the cracks there are undoubtedly micro fractures that you may...

Bowling: Chossing a ball, preferred line, speed indicator
preferred line, speed indicator, ball speed: Jerry, No idea what stuff might cost where you live. The Paradigm is a high end product from 2005-2006. You might find something comparable at one of the local shops, if you call around and ask if they have something comparable that s been discontinued and...

Bowling: damage, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis angle: Carlos, Your Storm Fast (the weakest ball) is drilled strong, the Lane Breaker is drilled long and late, and the 920T is a strong core with a strong layout in a shiny ball. Your stuff is kind of all over the place. Can t see any evidence of your track. ...

Bowling: "Feel", Bowling, How do you know what the correct feel is?
Bowling, How do you know what the correct feel is?: Hello Ken, You asked, How do you know what the correct feel is? It s a complicated, yet simple answer! Complicated because, only you-the bowler can determine what the correct feel is. There are many things a coach can say to guide you to that feel you...

Bowling: Finger Pain, pinky fingers, fractured fingers
pinky fingers, fractured fingers, grip pressure: Jean, Did the store you bought the ball from know about the fractured fingers? Did they check for flexibility of your hand and fingers? Not sure what a tendoitis or arthritic pain feels like or what could cause it. But I d suggest that fractured fingers...

Bowling: holding a bird, pinkie finger, pba players
pinkie finger, pba players, dropping the ball: First thing I would do is go to the pro shop to see if the span is correct for your hand. It may be that the span is too wide which causes less grip on your fingers. You may want to consider narrowing the span in order to get a better grip. It seems you...

Bowling: Keep of thumb hole, Rolling over the thumb hole
Rolling over the thumb hole: Greetings John, Most of the time it is the release technique you are using. You may be releasing the ball in a high forward roll, or a early 10 o clock, 4 o clock release. Also, you could have a pitch in your thumb hole that is more to the left than is needed....

Bowling: practice session, Adjustments during practice to read the lanes
Adjustments during practice to read the lanes: DJ, In my new book True Bowler Adjustments I talk at length about reading the lanes in practice. I discuss reading the left side, middle, and right side of the lanes for right handed bowlers. The reverse would hold true for left handed bowlers. Wes does a...

Bowling: Turn Of The Wrist, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, bowling balls: Art, Congrats Art you want to be a bowler, not just a person who bowls. The modern game has evolved to a weak skills, strong ball, easy lanes scenario. Your decision to get back to improved skills is admirable, and usually the mark of the better player. I...

Bowling: arthritic ring and middle fingers, Pain in my knuckles from bowling
Pain in my knuckles from bowling: Angela, I sincerely hate to hear that any bowler is bowling in pain. Especially, when it is at the point where you are considering leaving the game. From my heart, I ve bowled in pain since age 40. I know my limit is four games with consistency, but I still...

Bowling: Bowling, Is there such a thing as a dead ball in bowling?
Is there such a thing as a dead ball in bowling?: Hello Emma, there are two trains of thought concerning a dead ball. On the first track there is the technical train. This is the train where the rules state a delivered bowling ball is no longer in play, thus any potential score does not count. On the second...

Bowling: bowling ball drilling options, bowling ball drilling, axis point
bowling ball drilling, axis point, advantageous position: Lewis, If you are right handed, having the CG closer to your grip will probably eliminate the need for a weight hole. If you are left handed, the cg will probably demand that you have a bigger weight hole in a less advantageous position. When looking for...

Bowling: Bowling Ball Pin Plug, screw head, bowling ball
screw head, bowling ball, ball pin: John, If you don t roll near the pin (hole) don t worry about it. If you don t want to take any chances, you could have it plugged (with a contrasting color like the pin was). The pin identifies the top of the weightblock. There should be no consequences,...

Bowling: bowling help, Help how can I make my plastic ball hook more?
Help how can I make my plastic ball hook more?: Greetings Bill, let s get to it! Speed, and nice turn to the ball, plus a the ball weight is a factor. Moving in the right direction, you like plastic but you have to be pretty darn accurate, huh? Overall you are looking for a better finish to the ball....

Bowling: bowling help, finger holes, finger hole
finger holes, finger hole, ball speed: To answer the question - Yes, a weight hole in the side would help give you a little more snap at the back end, but a urethane ball will still carry better than a plastic ball. Two other things to try: If you are not using three finger holes, check with...

Bowling: Drill bit size requirement on Balance Holes, finger holes, commercial operators
finger holes, commercial operators, drill bit: Melanie, The experts at Nationals are often local volunteers that (sometimes) must be trained about EVERYTHING. Sometimes they don t know ANYTHING (but get to wear the cool jackets, cause they got nothing better to do). When given responsibilities, there...

Bowling: eyes, fuzzy area, free swing
fuzzy area, free swing, wear glasses: James, Bowling is about balance and consistency. With your glasses, you may be so focused on the target that you might drift a little in your desire to hit what you re shooting at. You re in the same zone, without the glasses, but your approach may be more...

Bowling: layout track 920T, axis tilt, drift point
axis tilt, drift point, axis line: Enrique, How sophisticated is your driller? A label drill is long and late and would depend on the ball and lane friction for the reaction down lane. Kicking the CG and Mass Bias toward your Vertical Axis Line (VAL) with a drill angle of 40 to 60 degrees...

Bowling: on line drilling, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, drilling services: Louis, I ve never thought much of online drilling services. It s said they are provided for areas that don t have drilling services (pro shops), but most bowlers don t have good fits so they wouldn t know one if it bit them. There is so much more to drilling...

Bowling: offset thumb layouts, Bowling with an off-set thumb
Bowling with an off-set thumb: Ken, often the disconnect in these cases is technique or release. Since you added that you like to put your thumb all the way in the ball then I can only guess that you rest the ball on the pads of your finger tips and not the joints. In our business...

Bowling: Can't get lift and average has dropped, Getting lift on wood lanes, Delivering the ball on wood lanes.
Getting lift on wood lanes, Delivering the ball on wood lanes.: Hi Danny, The key to scoring is to put factors in your favor that will allow you to get to the pocket and carry. A lighter ball would help get you to the pocket. Some bowlers go back to the conventional grip to get to the pocket more often and get more lift...

Bowling: Wrist pain, gripping, bowling ball fit
gripping, bowling ball fit, grip pressure: Tom, You may have been gripping the ball a lot in the past but with pitches and spans that didn t require as much effort as currently. It sounds like your gripping too much. The spans and pitches of the grip make up 80% of the fit formula, with spans...

Bowling: Ball arsenal, Bowling Ball Arsenal Storm Line of Products
Bowling Ball Arsenal Storm Line of Products: Hi Jason, Storm has a very good line of weapons. Storm s on-line lane play graphics are the best when it comes to ball reaction. You can place your mouse over the graph to see how one bowling ball fits into your arsenal verses another ball in their product...

Bowling: Blood blister, Bowling Blisters, Bowling Injuries
Bowling Blisters, Bowling Injuries, Bowling Practice: Hello Hanna, sorry to hear about your injury. I coach over 250 bowlers per year, this often happens to someone I have worked with and gotten them on the right track with bowling. The first thing I learned as an instructor when showing bowlers a better...

Bowling: choosing the correct ball and drilling, Bowling Ball Arsenal and Coaching
Bowling Ball Arsenal and Coaching: Hello Stan, Choosing the correct ball and drilling has to be a joint effort most of the time by you and members of your local pro shop. There is no substitute for someone putting eyes on you, to see how you deliver the ball and how it reacts for you. The...

Bowling: low rev rate and lane adjustments, Playing different parts of the bowling lane.
Playing different parts of the bowling lane.: Hi Shawn, thanks for your question about where to play on the lanes and your rev rate. First off, it s great to have another set of eyes looking at your game. Concretely, where you stand is the first item of a complete setup. It s extremely important. I hope...

Bowling: track, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: Carlos, Layouts in a bowling ball should be based on the bowlers expected delivery axis. So, your equipment layouts are not optimum for your new release, but may not be detrimental. I m not sure what you mean by drilled for high track. Can you explain...

Bowling: Wood lanes shaved, wood surfaces, bowling alley
wood surfaces, bowling alley, local center: Dan, Your local center had the lanes sanded? The process cleans up the lane surfaces (removing wear, dents, and imperfections), tightens by freshly coating the wood surfaces, and freshens the approaches. You should see slightly more skid (unless the cover/coating...

Bowling: Ball and Ankle, Ball delivery near the ankle.
Ball delivery near the ankle.: Nicholas, this is a question coaches avoid because we would be putting the bowler at risk. When we recommend anything, we are taking into account the bowler assumes full responsibility for trying to duplicate anything that is discussed. Just because someone...

Bowling: forearm popping, Pain in my forearm
Pain in my forearm: Hi Alexi, very sorry to hear you have an injury of this nature. In my time I often see this when a bowler that has a ball that is too heavy, and the span is too long. These are both deadly combinations. Countless times I have seen very viable bowling games...

Bowling: 10 pins, 10 pins
10 pins: Demetrius, thanks for your question about 10 pins. How can you kick them out? The short answer is your ball has to have more traction to move left of the 3 pin if you are right handed. Most bowlers will know this. However, bowlers want to know concretely what...

Bowling: awards, Big 4 Conversion Award
Big 4 Conversion Award : Hello Tony, As a former league president, and to my knowledge, there is no such thing. As rare as it is to see the big four get converted, it is not documented on any of the USBC Awards forms. The award forms for adult and youth accomplishments have check...

Bowling: Bowling Ball Question, PAP Questions
PAP Questions: Hi Simon, Track flare is the spacing between the ball tracks on your ball. It can be wide 3/4 of an inch or small only 1/4 of and inch. A driller will use these rings around your ball or the impressions to track how your ball is spinning as it comes out of...

Bowling: correcting a back-up ball, Back up Ball Help for Dad
Back up Ball Help for Dad: Hi Randy, this is a post I previous wrote about correcting the back-up ball. It may help you. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Bowling-1812/2010/3/ball-16.htm Please understand, it is hard to teach anyone you care about. Sometimes they don t and won t understand...

Bowling: Dry lanes, Lofting, Axis Rotation, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, game thanks: Erik, Axis Rotation is observed on a horizontal plane. Axis Tilt is observed on the vertical plane. If you have no tilt, you can still hook the ball with axis rotation from 0 degrees (Walter Ray Williams and Chris Barnes have more forward rolling low...

Bowling: left hand bowling, Bowling with the opposite hand.
Bowling with the opposite hand. : Hello Charlie, injury to your shoulder, not good! Learning to bowl left handed, good! I truly don t have a quick fix solution for bowling left handed. Most would tell you to simply mirror what you did with your right hand. (Unless, that is how you hurt the...

Bowling: Pain under nail in middle finger, Blood under my nail when bowling
Blood under my nail when bowling: Hi Don, keeping the rule in mind, the body will only take so much, you no doubt are at the point something has got to change. Thanks for contacting me. My first thought was to simply pitch your middle finger away just a little bit more from the palm of your...

Bowling: PAP question, Pin, Center of Gravity and Mass Bias
Pin, Center of Gravity and Mass Bias: Simon, The layout of your Evil Siege is pretty vanilla. Each manufacturer usually suggests drilling patterns. The layout in your ball is kind of the standard strong layout in most bowling ball boxes. The small circle in the center of grip is the Center...

Bowling: Phntom Commander, question ball, bowling balls
question ball, bowling balls, layout technique: Danielle, The Phantom Commander was a tool helpful in laying out the original Brunswick Phantom line of bowling balls. The complicated Phantom core required understanding of a players skills and PAP. Using the Armadillo tool to find a PAP or using the...

Bowling: Staying behind the ball, Staying Behind The Ball
Staying Behind The Ball: Hi John, staying behind the ball is a mechanical motion. As all beginning ball motion that is created when you are learning to bowl. Only after you have mastered the position of release, walking, or whatever, do you learn to start relaxing any muscles. Once...

Bowling: Walking Straight to the foul .line, Drifting on the approach, Walking straighter on the approach
Drifting on the approach, Walking straighter on the approach: John, I will share with you the following from a coaches perspective. When a bowler comes to me stating that they feel this or that will help them with their game, I say with all my heart, let s give it a try! If we figure it out and it adds to their repertoire...

Bowling: Back up Ball, Back up Ball Recommendation
Back up Ball Recommendation: Hello Cynthia! I am so glad to help if I can. To start, you had a certain look, or shape of your ball travel that the yellow dot gave you. It was predictable and smooth. Technically speaking, this High RG, yet low differential symmetrical core was very readable...

Bowling: bowling fouls, foul line, happy new year
foul line, happy new year, center staff: Joe, The USBC rule details a part of the players body must cross the foul line and touch beyond the foul line. Losing a piece of jewelry isn t by definition a foul. If you point out to your opponeant that the ring came off, and you retrieve it or have a member...

Bowling: cleaning my Virtual Gravity Nano, snap hook, local shop
snap hook, local shop, vgn: Steve, The local shop should know the lanes, know your game and have options for you to return the ball to the reaction you enjoyed. At home cures can be dicey at best. I ve seen a few balls ruined by at home solutions. Sounds like you don t trust the...

Bowling: displaying pap on bowling balls, bowling balls, bowling shop
bowling balls, bowling shop, bowling ball: GW, I ve actually done that before. Find your PAP. Get the point drilled out and plugged with a contrasting color from your local bowling shop. Using the ball when practicing or even during competition, will give you instant feed back about how you are...

Bowling: Drilling Layouts, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: Todd, Not sure what you mean by standard layouts. The pictures in most ball boxes reflect layouts presuming a Positive Axis Point (PAP) of a player UNLIKE you. Your delivery (should) cause the driller to change the look of the layout on a drilled ball...

Bowling: FLIP DRILL LAYOUTS, Susie Minshew, Bowling This Month
Susie Minshew, Bowling This Month, hand position: William, The location of the pin (top of a ball s weightblock) is specific to every player. Because every player has a different (sometimes very slight, but different none the less) Positive Axis Point (PAP)(and skills). The position of the pin should reflect...

Bowling: high rg vs. low rg with high rg drilling?, Low RG Ball verses High RG Drilling
Low RG Ball verses High RG Drilling: Hi Erik, Radius of Gyration(RG) in this case is referring to how far the ball travels down lane before making it s turn to the pocket. The assumption on my part is that you are familiar with Differential RG Core Values and how they are achieved. A great topic...

Bowling: lane conditions, abralon, target
abralon, target, slight improvement: Chris, Is the 10 pin a weak leave or a solid leave? Is the 6 pin whipping around the 10 pin or is it floundering weakly in the flat gutter (channel) next to the 10 pin? It sounds like you could use a slight improvement in angle of entry. If the shot...

Bowling: Pain when bowling, medicine specialist, grip pressure
medicine specialist, grip pressure, sports medicine: Davey, Not sure I am the professional you need to talk to. Fit issues might cause the need for too much grip pressure. Can t be sure if a 4-5 year old ball/fit is working for you. I d suggest a visit to the doctor, as it sounds like a muscle or ligiment...

Bowling: Release, axis tilt, wily veteran
axis tilt, wily veteran, axis rotation: Id, You have the option of delivering a ball several different ways to seek more axis rotation, more axis tilt or less of both/either. Your delivery should be the most consistent you can generate for a newer player. For the wily veteran, using different...

Bowling: rico drillings, bowling ball layouts
bowling ball layouts: Glynn, A bowling ball is a tool. What is it you re trying to get the ball to do? What kind of layouts do you use now? What intrigued you about the rico layout or the Storm Victory Road? Generally, a rico layout isn t a bad choice for a sport pattern when...

Bowling: Has Bowling been made to easy?, days bowling, participation sport
days bowling, participation sport, independent center: Art, Cosnsitency of lane conditions really got the ball rolling. There has been discussions but no changes, yet organized bowling has lost 10 million + players in the last 15 years. When no-one shows up because everybody averages 220 or players just cheat...

Bowling: cracked bowling ball, bowling ball, two fingers
bowling ball, two fingers, dv8: Hello Duane, I would advise you to get a new ball as for if you continue to use that one it will eventually split in half due to the ball to pin action and it wont have a big effect on the roll but it will shorten the life of the ball . The other...

Bowling: Pin placement to ring finger postion, Pin Placement for my bowling ball
Pin Placement for my bowling ball: Louis, telling you where to place the pin is a guessing game. Obviously, your speed, whether you spin the ball or forward roll the ball comes into play. An important aspect of your question is, what are the lane conditions you will be playing on? Are they...

Bowling: Proper ball fitting, Ball fit issues
Ball fit issues: Derrick, Not sure just a mold will do. Clearly there are pressures created by the angles of your damaged fingers. Span, pitches and hole sizes should accommodate. Sorry it hasn t happened to date. Where are you? I may be able to suggest a store. Who is...

Bowling: Storm Shift surface prep, coverstock adjustments
coverstock adjustments: AJ, You Storm Shift is a particle pearl bowling ball normally finished to 1500 and polished. The surface you want should be the surface you need. If the ball is skidding to far, get it to slow down a bit sooner by changing the 1500 grit and polished surface...

Bowling: Thumb Pitch. What else is there to sort out?, bowling ball fit, no grip pressure
bowling ball fit, no grip pressure: Sam, It s difficult to get a good look at your own fit/hand. You might have a bit more span or bit less, do both fingers sit flat on the ball? From your description (thanks very thorough BTW# your thumb hole may be too big, ring finger span a touch long,...

Bowling: Adjusting, Bowling Adjustments, Beginners
Bowling Adjustments, Beginners: To make adjustments on the bowling lanes, you must first know what to look for. The simple thing to consider first is whether or not you need bowling lessons by a coach. Since you are new to the game, you are no doubt understanding that the team needs your...

Bowling: Ball Recommendation, New bowling ball, What type of bowling ball should I buy?
New bowling ball, What type of bowling ball should I buy?: Mel, Best to check with your driller as they will know your skill set better than I do. Speed, rev rate, axis tilt and rotation effects how a ball rolls. Also, the condition you describe may not be oil carry down, but the lane may be much drier than you...

Bowling: Bowling term: Track Zone, Bowling Terms: Track Zone-General discription
Bowling Terms: Track Zone-General discription: Hello Yacov, First off, feet and board numbers are general terms here. This area is not specific. It varies from pattern to pattern. Consider the following information in the context of an area from the 20 board to the 1 board. This is for a left or a right...

Bowling: Brunswick Evil Siege Ball, oil pattern, performance ball
oil pattern, performance ball, ball path: Simon, Brunswick makes recommended cleaners for their balls. Several independent companies make cleaners and polishes also. I d suggest the manufacturers cleaners are the best option. But, a cheap alternative is a mild version of Isopropyl alcohol, to be...

Bowling: BUYING A NEW BALL, Bowling Ball for faster ball speeds
Bowling Ball for faster ball speeds: Tony, You re on the right track but don t discount ball speed as a very helpful asset. Your lighter ball is too easy for you to overwhelm. Getting a heavier ball will improve the synergy of your swing, you ll slow down some, but more surface, a good fit and...

Bowling: How to choose a recreational "all around" ball, An all around bowling ball
An all around bowling ball: Michael, Lots of good info. Thanks. I d assume you can still handle 15 pounds if fit properly. Your ball should literally hang from your hand, minimizing the need for any grip pressure. That being said, you might grip a little as back in the day the drillers...

Bowling: Coaching during league play, professional bowlers association, bowl com usbc
professional bowlers association, bowl com usbc, league session: Ted, You may be aware of a ban on coaching at the Professional Bowlers Association level. No coaching is allowed for the players on a PBA TV show. No other limitations exist for coaching bowlers during competition. You would need to create a rule for your...

Bowling: Brunswick Evil Siege Ball, donations
Bowling: Brunswick Evil Siege Ball, donations

Bowling: BUYING A NEW BALL, finger tip, balls
Bowling: BUYING A NEW BALL, finger tip, balls, stocks

Bowling: Hitting Head Pin on First Ball, head pin, grip ball
head pin, grip ball, finger injury: Hey how you doing there Linda now the first thing im going to tell you is going from fingertip grip to conventional grip is going to take some time to get use too due to the fact that you will not be able to create as much lift as you once would have been...

Bowling: Legend yellow dot bowling ball, Yellow Dot for Wood Lanes
Yellow Dot for Wood Lanes: Hi Larry, I think you hit a winner choosing the Legend Yellow Dot bowling ball. Back in the 1980 s Columbia was tops when it came to urethane 3 piece balls. Urethane is the way to go with wood lanes. Reactive Resin balls will grab the lanes a lot stronger...

Bowling: Lookin for a new ball, Strong bowling ball
Strong bowling ball: Larry, Without knowing more details of your axis tilt and axis rotation a ball recommendation would only be a guess. I d prefer not to guess and have you spend your hard earned money on a shot in the dark. Send a video and describe the environment (lane type,...

Bowling: New bowling ball, bowling ball, team storm
bowling ball, team storm, center dot: Hi how are you doing ok after bowling with that ball for 5 yrs its probably lost a lot of its surface if you wanna stick with team storm a good upgrade would be the storm gravity nano pearl it hooks and looks good going down the lane if you want to try a new...

Bowling: Buying a ball, international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop
international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop, bowling shop: Mike, You can invest in a basic polyester ball. But, your first ball should fit well. A bowling shop with some experience and training will help you get the best fit. Check with the operators and ask a few questions about how they learned to fit and drill....

Bowling: What Constitutes a foul, Bowling Ball sets off the Foul Light
Bowling Ball sets off the Foul Light: Greetings Tony! Tony, it is not a foul. If the foul light goes off, most bowlers will immediately contact the other team captain and let them know that this is happening. They will watch for a re-occurrence, or simply contact the control desk and have...

Bowling: grip feel = desired release, Feel of the Release
Feel of the Release : Hi Casey, what you are talking about is feel. Generally speaking its very difficult to teach feel. In bowling, proper fit is key. When a bowler has no clue as to how to deliver the ball coaches will offer guidance in delivering the ball. This is probably...

Bowling: positioning on approach, Standing to the back of the Approach
Standing to the back of the Approach: Hi Mike, the rules clearly state that a foul only occurs if part of the bowlers body crosses the foul line. The back of the approach is not an area of play. The only area of play is from gutter to gutter and passed the foul line. Since the ball is not in play...

Bowling: thumb position at release, Thumb position, 10 o'clock verses 2 o'clock
Thumb position, 10 o'clock verses 2 o'clock: Hello GW, Your question about thumb position hits home with me as a coach in two ways. The first is physical and the second is potential response from the bowling ball and lane. In a nutshell, whether the ball falls off the thumb from 10 or 2 o clock position,...

Bowling: ball layout, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, victory road: Bob, While PAP and ball speed are helpful, knowing more about his axis tilt and axis rotation would be more helpful. Does the driller know your friends game? Very strong pins (pin positions) for both ball layouts, too strong for his skills and speed on anything...

Bowling: Bowling Arm Swing, Bowling Arm Swing Wraps Around My Back
Bowling Arm Swing Wraps Around My Back: Hello Andrew from Hawaii, Muscle memory is a real bear to change sometimes. It takes a concentrated effort and dedication from a bowler to do something natural, that feels so unnatural at first! The key to change is being able to see what you will look like...

Bowling: Buying my second bowling ball, performance ball, bowling ball
performance ball, bowling ball, favorite company: Mauricio, The stronger reaction you are looking for can be provided by your driller with a slightly stronger ball layout in a similar ball to the Ninja (is yours the original Black Ninja?). The fresh surface of a new ball will help. The Ninja was very smooth,...

Bowling: conditoner and cleaner, bowling lane conditioning
bowling lane conditioning: Nathan, You have a commercial venture, my intention volunteering for this service is to provide a source of information for bowlers who may not have someone with my level of experience or training available to them. I do commercial consulting, if you...

Bowling: finger-tip ball?, finger tip, middle finger
finger tip, middle finger, arthritis: Phyllis, I d suspect a grip adjustment would do the trick. A finger tip might put more pressure on the arthritic joint. Thanks for the question. Let me know when your having the grip changed and with more detail I can suggest some options. Good luck. ...

Bowling: max y grip, Max Y Grip or the Off Set Thumb hole
Max Y Grip or the Off Set Thumb hole: Hello Anthony, Concerning the Max Y Grip or the off-set thumb, I have come to the conclusion it is something I would not advise unless you were dealing with someone who knew what the hell they were doing. Generally this is the inventor or a direct student...

Bowling: new lanes, commercial entities, bowling center
commercial entities, bowling center, financial benefit: Tyler, You have options: listen to people who are looking to sell you something, talk to fellow proprietors that have been in the same boat, seek a consultant (who derives no financial benefit from your decision, I feel the best and most unbiased opinion)...

Bowling: Oil Pattern, william don, oil pattern
william don, oil pattern, sport shots: William, Don t worry about identify the pattern, as different machine may not apply a given pattern consistently. Can you scout the lanes before competition? Can you walk out onto the side walkways and observe the oil line on the lanes? Scout the front...

Bowling: Pin placement factor, improve ball reaction
improve ball reaction: Roger, Is the pin placement 2 5/8 from your positive axis? or just 2 5/8 from the Center of Gravity (CG)? How is the ball laid out? where are fingers and thumb positioned relative to the Pin, CG, and mass bias if there is a marked mass bias? What ball are...

Bowling: thumb pitch, Thumb Pitch Changes
Thumb Pitch Changes: Hi Rodel, You said your ball is coming off your thumb early when you release the ball. If you pitch the ball forward, or to zero, that would help you to hold onto the ball a little better. It would be much like closing the hand more, or bring the thumb and...

Bowling: What type of Ball should I be looking at., Ball Recommendation for Modern Bowling
Ball Recommendation for Modern Bowling: Hello John, Great to have you back! Considering its been 24 years since you ve bowled, we have to start from scratch! The yellow dot was a low flaring ball. If you still want the look that a low flaring ball will give you, your pro shop professional can help...

Bowling: age and value of a bowling ball,undrilled, bowling balls, synthetic lanes
bowling balls, synthetic lanes, rubber balls: Greg, I don t know anyone that collects undrilled rubber bowling balls. Post a Best Offer ad at your local center/pro shop. You might get someone nostalgic, to make an offer. I will post to an industry forum and let you know if I get any response. ...

Bowling: Ball, ball performance, static balance
ball performance, static balance, static weight: Id, Having Pin, CG and Mass Bias locator pin in line is the intention when high performance balls are built. Some don t always come out that way because of anomalies in manufacture. The Center of Gravity might be off (line) in some balls. Potentially requiring...

Bowling: ball drillings, Can Not Carry Strikes
Can Not Carry Strikes: Hello Frankie, Since you are able to hit the pocket drilling is not a priority issue. Apparently, you like the look the bowling balls are giving you. Most high average bowlers have a tendency to throw a great ball, however they don t take into account the...

Bowling: bowling ball spinners, Bowling Ball Spinners, Yes or No?
Bowling Ball Spinners, Yes or No?: Greetings Bill, thank you for your question. You would like to know can a product like the ball spinner improve your game. The concrete answer is yes!!! Should you get a ball spinner yes!!! Consistency is what we are after in the world of bowling. I make this...

Bowling: drilling layout, axis angle, axis line
axis angle, axis line, vertical axis: George, First line drawn on a ball connects the pin to the mass bias or expected mass bias (if a symmetric ball). Second, determine what drill angle you want (how quickly you want the ball to slow down). Third, determine what amount of flare you need...

Bowling: drop shoulder, Dropping the Shoulder when Bowling
Dropping the Shoulder when Bowling: Hello Harvey, dropping the shoulder is perhaps one of the most argued bowling topics that exist today. It s just as arguable as kicking the trail leg to one side to deliver the ball or delivering the ball with the trail leg in the air. When you win millions...

Bowling: age and value of a bowling ball,undrilled, old buddy
Bowling: age and value of a bowling ball,undrilled, old buddy

Bowling: leaving the 9 pin, axis rotation, lane surface
axis rotation, lane surface, minor surface: Ted, The perfect shot would split the 8 and 9. Normal strikes would have ball hit 1,3,5,9 for a right hander. Your ball reaction has the ball finishing very strong deflecting very little and powering past the nine leaving it standing. Do you roll 16 pound...

Bowling: Rg and Differential Pin Positions, Rg/Differential Numbers and Pin Positions in Bowling
Rg/Differential Numbers and Pin Positions in Bowling: Armando, from the Philippines, Greetings my friend. And Oh myyyy... Radius of Gyration or Rg, pertaining to the numbers is how a ball moves when the pin is up, verses it s Differential when the ball moves when the pin is laying down. I like to...

Bowling: sliding, swing
swing: Tom, Could be a couple things. Could I get a video of you? Much easier by seeing the result, to determine the cause then speculate about all the possible influences. Warm up a few shots, make sure you feel relaxed and loose then record a shot from the...

Bowling: Staying down at the line, Bowler's Popping Up at the Foul Line.
Bowler's Popping Up at the Foul Line.: Hello James, staying down at the line can be achieved by follow the suggested tips in my new bowling book. I talk about the feet, the trail leg, the trail leg knee and your slide leg knee. Lastly, I talk about your balance arm, hand and thumb. These are...

Bowling: Thumb issue, difficult bowling ball fit
difficult bowling ball fit: Mike, Your wife has a couple things going on that help her get out of the ball. An oval urethane slug can be very slick and easy to exit. (Is the tape on the front of the hole?) Add beige tape to the back of her thumb and she s going to fly out of the thumb....

Bowling: bowling, best bowling ball
best bowling ball: yp man, If you roll the ball slower on wood lanes even an average hooking ball might hook plenty, while a team mate that throws much harder but with less hand , might skid the ball for days down the lane. The Best balls must suit the bowler rolling...

Bowling: Cork Bowling Ball, Value of a wooden bowling ball today?
Value of a wooden bowling ball today?: Hi Sam, thanks for your question about the cork bowling ball.(Possibly wood bowling ball.) If you do have one of these wooden bowling balls made from lignum vitae, otherwise know as iron wood. It may not have a lot of value except to a bowler. I suggest...

Bowling: cut my ring/middle finger, damaged hand, alternate bowling grip
damaged hand, alternate bowling grip: Jason, Your doctor needs to clear you to roll a ball the way you did before. I ve dealt with customers that have lost the flexibility in their fingers (due to age or injury# and there are ways to get around the issue. Switching to alternate fingers #index,...

Bowling: Lateral pitch
Bowling: Lateral pitch

Bowling: how do i tell if my bowling ball is a collector's item?, bowling ball
Bowling: how do i tell if my bowling ball is a collector's item?, bowling ball

Bowling: Lateral pitch, getting the best bowling ball fit
getting the best bowling ball fit: Saul, Pitched grips are just an option. The friction generated from pitched grips when a ball unwraps from your fingers makes it feel like a bowler is really getting a handful at the point of release. Unfortunately, the point of delivery is often uphit,...

Bowling: spinning the ball, getting the best bowling ball fit
getting the best bowling ball fit: Joe, Are you using balls that you had from 10 years ago? An old fit might be the issue. On the other hand, a new fit, if it s significantly different from the previous fit (your muscle memory still wants to roll the ball like you did 10 years ago), might...

Bowling: synthetic lanes, synthetic lanes, better chance
synthetic lanes, better chance, airplane: Ron, Without seeing you bowl, I can t be sure why your doing what your doing. I d suggest that the double bouncing effect can be caused by quit a few things, worst of which is a ball fit that s off. You could be gripping and releasing late, and the accelerating...

Bowling: how do i tell if my bowling ball is a collector's item?, bowling balls, bowling coaches
bowling balls, bowling coaches, bowling industry: Rebecca, There is no market for bowling balls and bags, outside the bowling industry. Your dad was more likely a ball aholic than a ball collector. An avid ball buyer fuels their personal performance using the latest tools. You don t collect bowling balls,...

Bowling: thumb issues, getting the best bowling ball fit
getting the best bowling ball fit: Nia, Any weight loss translates into size in your extremities (your thumb and fingers are smaller). Your weight loss is facilitating the feeling of losing the ball. BUT, thumb size should NEVER be that crucial in the ball fit. When you suggested that...

Bowling: transition game, Lane Play, Lane Transitions
Lane Play, Lane Transitions, Carry Down: Hey, Hey, Hey....Jeff! Cut that out! I make my living teaching people lane play. You just bust all up in here and take over! What good was it for me to write a book about making adjustments and stuff, if you just go straight to the answer at the end?...

Bowling: ball's motion, Axis Tilt and Ball Reaction
Axis Tilt and Ball Reaction: Greetings Carlos from Venezuela, when it comes to ball motion you have two ways to think of it...Do you get something more? Do you get something less, in terms of ball reaction? In your particular question you go from a higher axis tilt, to a lower axis...

Bowling: ball track and flare, Track Flare and Bowling Release
Track Flare and Bowling Release: Hi Jeff, bad release habit. However, in my book True Bowler Adjustments I ask bowlers to have at least two ways of delivering the ball. One way forward rolling, spinning alternate, and if needed, a combination of the two. Throwing a back-up ball, or...

Bowling: Coverstocks, the right bowling ball coverstock
the right bowling ball coverstock: Louis, Coverstocks or bowling ball veneers provide a combination of elements. Matching up a cover with the lane, often has to do with aspects of your game. If you have a lot of ball speed, even light oil might be an issue and tough to overcome if your delivery...

Bowling: drilling, bowling ball layouts
bowling ball layouts: Carlos, The ball companies layout suggestions are to match the ball and what you want it to do for You and how you roll a ball. If you have a low track on other stuff, you are a low track player, if medium, a medium track player, high, etc. So, determining...

Bowling: Drilling - bit, thumb hole, drilling bit
thumb hole, drilling bit, driling: Thanks Jim, I do operate a pro shop and write for Pro Shop Operator magazine. But this forum is for bowlers. So, info about why your drill bit is doing what it is doing, this is not the ideal place for trade info or exchanges. Sharpen the bit, drill slower...

Bowling: drilling out a bowling ball, grip pressure, bowling ball
grip pressure, bowling ball, drill bits: Robert, Even the biggest drill bits don t take much weight out of a ball. You can reduce the weight by ounces. While the effect you are looking for might need to be a pound or more. A good fit means NO GRIP Pressure. You might want to consider an improved...

Bowling: Drilling layout, layouts, balls for tough lane conditions
layouts, balls for tough lane conditions: Tony, The key to flatter patterns is entry angle. If you can determine the length of the pattern, there is a zone that is ideal for the ball to enter the pocket. When you know the length (example 45 feet) there is a key (31) to determining where you start...

Bowling: PAP, PAP And Drilling For A New Ball
PAP And Drilling For A New Ball: Hello John, I m sure that Monster Frenzy has been a real love of your life on the lanes. October of this year will mark it s 10 year anniversary. The core and cover of that ball is awesome. In fact, I found similar Differential numbers that your ball has,...

Bowling: pinkie finger hole, left arm pain, pinkie finger
left arm pain, pinkie finger, grip change: Paul, Sounds like some fit issues with both hands. Don t maximize what you re trying to do (with a fingertip) drill a conventional, letting the ligiment heal, play straighter or just take a season off for surgery. Can t do what you were before with a major...

Bowling: pinkie finger hole, Middle Finger Injury, Getting Back In The Game
Middle Finger Injury, Getting Back In The Game: Hi Paul, first off, your health is most important to me. I played basketball most of my adult life. If I knew I would love bowling so much I may have stayed away from all the injuries that have foreshortened my bowling career. I suffer from a wrist injury...

Bowling: Thumb weakness and pain, bowling ball fit, no grip pressure
bowling ball fit, no grip pressure: Debra, It s impossible to fit you without seeing your hand, BUT much of what you discuss in your question is symptomatic of fit problems. Without knowing the length of your span (not sure what a half-fingertip is?), I can t be sure that the 3/8 reverse...

Bowling: Ball always comes in high, Ball comes in to high on the head pin constantly.
Ball comes in to high on the head pin constantly.: Hi Jason, like many others you are experiencing the next level of bowling. It s a simple question, true. But its gets complicated very quickly. What to do to adjust to extreme lane conditions? Those are often conditions with a distance of less than 35 feet...

Bowling: Bowling with Arthur, Pain in finger joints when bowling
Pain in finger joints when bowling: Hello Arthur, So you like a stretched out span. However its not helping because it is painful. When I first read the question I thought to myself, Arthur is in his own way. However, last night while I was trying to bowl my perfect game...#finished with a...

Bowling: Eligibility , Eligibility Rule for College verses league participation
Eligibility Rule for College verses league participation: Hello Randy, thanks for your question about your daughter bowling in an adult league. As with all leagues they have local rules. As with public and private bowling school districts they also have their own established rules. The key here is you have to be...

Bowling: good pin action, bowling lessons, reactive resin
bowling lessons, reactive resin, pin action: Steve, Urethane works better than plastic. Reactive resin urethane works a little better than urethane, BUT can be tough to control if you don t have much ball speed. A good fit, maximum ball speed (for women, seniors and kids) and maybe a few bowling...

Bowling: Max-Y Grip, All The Rave, the Max-Y Grip
All The Rave, the Max-Y Grip: Joe thanks for your question concerning the Max-Y grip. Although this is new to many bowlers per se. I have found through experience with it that you have to TRAIN the Bowler to deliever the ball! As a coach, your first prioriy is ball fit. Properly spanning...

Bowling: bowling ball, Storm Vivid
Storm Vivid: Stephen, Not sure what you re looking for. The Storm Vivid is stronger core than their previous high end introductions, with the strong solid cover that made the Virtual Gravity Nano a big seller. What did you buy it for? Bowling balls are tools. What...

Bowling: Bowling Pitch, proper fit of a bowling ball
proper fit of a bowling ball: Andrew, First, sounds like the reverse pitch has you gripping the ball. As you adjust the pitch, less reverse, zero or forward pitch should help you hold onto the ball, so I d wonder what the finger pitches and spans are and how close those are to being correct/proper....

Bowling: Bowlingballs, hooking a light bowling ball
hooking a light bowling ball: David, First, there are no magic bowling balls. Consistency and a degree of skill are still the basis for effectiveness in bowling. Her Brunswick Slingshot is a reactive resin ball. Lighter weight (6-11 pound) balls don t contain much inside. The...

Bowling: class on how to drill bowling balls, Ball drilling training
Ball drilling training: Kathy, Several bowling companies provide the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA) based training. The companies below can provide the equipment needed to equip a store, so the training package is a natural fit. Some bowling...

Bowling: cracked bowling ball between the middle and ring finger, bowling ball crack
bowling ball crack: Lynda, Sometimes the distance between the holes or the angles of the holes can contribute to cracking. If your driller abided by the standards of the industry/manufacturers, you have nothing to worry about. But, the stresses on a sphere with holes in it,...

Bowling: Slide leg pain., league bowling, upper slide
league bowling, upper slide, charlie horse: Terry, Give yourself some room on the approach, back up. The weight has created additional momentum for you to manage as you slide. You re bent over at the foul line, that s your body trying to absorb some of the momentum you create as you move to the line...

Bowling: Ball release, bowling ball, coach
bowling ball, coach: Mary, Bowling is about balance. I d surmise you re right handed? You re falling off because the bowling ball causes an imbalance as you attempt to roll it. There are a few quick points to help you get balanced at set-up, stay balanced in your approach...

Bowling: blem balls, Second quality bowling balls, blems
Second quality bowling balls, blems: S, Blem is for blemish. Ball could have a problem with one or more of many things to be a blem. Surface porosity can be adjusted by any reasonable store operator with the right pad/paper. You might get a color issue with a blem, but if the ball is not...

Bowling: How to be consistent with my bowling release, Bowling timing, fit and release
Bowling timing, fit and release: Dana, Every shot thrown effects the lane condition. As a lefty your side is less traveled, so occasionally you get in your own way, I d suspect. A proper fitting ball lets go of you instead of you letting go of it. Do you have your own ball? The question...

Bowling: cracking ball, bowling balls, urethane foam
bowling balls, urethane foam, diminutive in stature: Elaine, You haven t provided much information. Is the ball plastic? urethane? Whose idea was using the 6? I sure she wasn t able to put her fingers in a house ball. You may be too conservative in what your daughter can handle. Don t make assumptions. Many...

Bowling: How to tell the age of an AMF Amflite Bowling ball
Bowling: How to tell the age of an AMF Amflite Bowling ball

Bowling: slingshot ball, skid,breaks slow,thumb hole to large,plugged and redrilled, drilled hole into core, bowling ball surface adjustment
bowling ball surface adjustment: Evelyn, The surface of your Brunswick Slingshot is very smooth. Have the driller use a mild grit of Siaair (a sanding pad) to remove the shine. Have them use 2000 grit to get the shine off. This should help get the ball to slow down sooner and mitigate some...

Bowling: How to tell the age of an AMF Amflite Bowling ball, bowling ball, number 35
bowling ball, number 35, amf: Anthony, Not sure if there is a way to date the ball/bag. Is it a rubber ball? From my general recollection, an AMF Amflight ball is quite old. When did you buy it? Rubber hasn t been made actively for decades. Many companies had a formula within their...

Bowling: thumb slug, bowling ball fit, the right bowling ball
bowling ball fit, the right bowling ball, the : David, Thumb inserts are products made to exacting specifications so that with the same insert ball to ball the thumbs will feel the same (providing the drill jobs are identical). The work to finish a normal thumb hole might make some holes feel very slightly...

Bowling: Value of an undrilled AMF Dynamite ball from the 70's or 80's, bowling balls, bowling museum
bowling balls, bowling museum, bowling equipment: Richard, Your bowling ball will fetch what someone might feel it s worth. Big advantage that it s undrilled, but older rubber bowling balls (not made anymore) may have sentimental value but there is no intrinsic value as it s very basic construction and smooth...

Bowling: dv8 hell raiser revenge, DV8 Rolls out
DV8 Rolls out: Ken, When you have a fresh oil ring, pick 3 spots, at fingers, at thumb and around the other side of the ball. Draw a line parallel to the oil ring and where the three lines intersect, that is you PAP. Have you tried it polished? Is the lane drier near...

Bowling: most effective ball release, bowler evaluation
bowler evaluation: GW, Putting a tracer on your Positive Axis Point by plugging and filling with a contrasting color is legal as is drilling a shallow hole that doesn t effect the static imbalance and filling the hole with contrasting tape or color works too. You really...

Bowling: finger bieng cut, skin splits when I bowl
skin splits when I bowl: Kevin, Interesting medical question. I d suspect the friction, tension and pressure created as you exit the bowling ball. Are the grips pitched? Oval? What kind of pitches do yu use/have they changed recently? Have you tried taping the fingers to protect...

Bowling: Primal Scream or Lucid, Storm Lucid, MOTIV Primal Scream
Storm Lucid, MOTIV Primal Scream: Kent, The MOTIV ball is smooth with a fairly high RG (Radius of Gyration), an easy ball to get down the lane. While the Storm Lucid is also smooth, a pearl reactive, slightly lower RG, finished the same with an asymmetric core. Depending on your rev rate...

Bowling: Squeezing bowling ball, bowling ball fit, no grip pressure
bowling ball fit, no grip pressure: Ron, Not much information but, what you did mention sounds like you re squeezing. If you can provide all the details of your grip and some details of your hand I can evaluate if anything jumps out as a problem. What kind of changes have been made from...

Bowling: teams joining in mid season, bowling center, dropouts
bowling center, dropouts, mid season: Gordon, Talk to your bowling center. They would surely want the additional team, and should offer to give you a little leeway. Use a vacant team. Have the team bowling the vacant team shoot their average less 10 pins per player as a minimum to win the...

Bowling: ball movement, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, little swing: Jerry, Sounds like very quick reacting layouts and quite a few high performance balls. But, unless the balls are rolled on long and/or heavy patterns, or with more ball speed, you ll get the flippy reactions you see. You can tame the reaction down a little...

Bowling: Bowling, bowling proprietor, axis tilt
bowling proprietor, axis tilt, axis point: Tom, The modern game is built on speed and revs. Most strong players aren t very accurate though and when the need to, they have a hard time making/shooting spares on more difficult lane conditions. Your hand position changed the axis tilt creating a...

Bowling: bowling ball, Ball Selection for a Full Roller.
Ball Selection for a Full Roller.: Hello Jerry, The best ball for a full roller, is the same process you have to go through for all bowlers. Although the drilling of your bowling ball is radically different from the conventional drillings, you basically need to address the same items. ...

Bowling: Bowling ball issues, finger and thumb, palm side
finger and thumb, palm side, finger grip: Alyssa, The span to the finger may be to long or pitched awkwardly as to cause pressure and friction. Ask the driller if they can either reduce the span slightly or change the angle of the drilled hole to relieve the pressure you are feeling and that is causing...

Bowling: Bowling Pain, proper fit of a bowling ball, bowling ball fit
proper fit of a bowling ball, bowling ball fit: Josh, Finger pain sounds like a pitch problem as I suggested. Without being able to see your hand, see the fit or see you roll a ball, I can only guess. With more info, let s see what we can find out. How long have you had the ball? Do you have a copy...

Bowling: Differences in league concerning ball and pin action?, USBC rules question
USBC rules question: Marlene, I appreciate your confidence in my opinion, but mine is just an opinion. You need to contact the USBC office for your area and they can moderate the discussion and clarify the rules so all sides can hear from the authority in bowling. You...

Bowling: new ball drilling, Drilling verses Ball Reaction
Drilling verses Ball Reaction: Greetings Kelly, I cannot say the ball was drilled wrong, no one should ever say that because there are way too many factors involved that affect ball reaction. However, just by the numbers the wicked seige is designed to go longer than the Jet Black Taboo....

Bowling: Team Sponsor, Sponsor fees
Sponsor fees: Ray, The sponsor fee is a traditional amount paid by teams to hold their spot for the next year. The fee became something teams used sponsor money for, but many teams like yourselves just pony up $10 per man (for a $50 sponsor fee) and pay the fee to...

Bowling: Bowling balls
Eric, Without knowing a lot more about you and your game, I can t provide much usable information. What I know is you are a year in and left handed with a high track. What do you understand high track to be? What do you mean by your ball flares?...

Bowling: Enrollment, Pro Shop Operator magazine
Pro Shop Operator magazine: Bob, What magazine are you talking about? Pro Shop Operator? It s a publication of Luby Publishing and included in the BCM editions they produce. Contact Bowlers Journal International/Luby they should be able to help. Let me know when they hook you up. ...

Bowling: roto-grip rsx
John, I ll check with some of my peers and see if anyone out your way might have one. Send an e-mail address to me at my website (revbowl@revbowl.com), I ll let you know what I find. Thanks for the question. Found one new one without the box and a used...

Bowling: BALL HOOKS TO MUCH
Bernie, Talk to the bowling center you plan to bowl at and ask what lane condition you should expect when you bowl with the seniors. Let me know what they say. When the ball hooks a lot, you need to get onto more oil to get the ball to skid down the lane....

Bowling: bouncing the ball at foul line, bowling slide
bowling slide: Becky, People change. How long have you been using the current ball? Because you don t slide much, when you are coming to a stop and momentum would continue your movement forward (falling over the foul line), instead you rare up. Try giving yourself more...

Bowling: Bowling ball drillpress, garage ball driller
garage ball driller: Bob, No experience with either, sorry. In my experience people don t spend lots of money to just fiddle around. Get a part time job at a shop and you ll actually learn something. I ve attached a few images of guys that fiddle. It s embarrassing for...

Bowling: creating a bowling arsenal, what bowling ball will work for me
what bowling ball will work for me: GW, Creating more revs is about ball fit and maybe some coaching. A higher reving ball could help but often the lane gets changed by them so quickly, especially for slower players that they quickly become as much a problem as they were a benefit. All in all,...

Bowling: Drilling
Id, Depending on your game, I d be hard pressed to recommend a medium performance ball for USBC Nationals. Oil volumes are higher than normal league play and there s oil across all the boards (NO FREE HOOK ON THE DRY BOARDS outside second arrow like league...

Bowling: Standing 9 pin, Carry the 9 pin
Carry the 9 pin: Ben, Move on the approach about six inches back with your set-up. You will use a little more lane and give the ball a chance to burn off a little of the energy that s causing it to tear through the pins. Give that a try and report back. Thanks for the...

Bowling: Super Cuda/C and Columbia 300 Rage
Joey, Without knowing anything about you, your game, the conditions you bowl on, and the type of lanes they are, it s hard to relate the qualities of your new balls to anything that might be helpful for you. Got pictures of them? What weight are they? Looking...

Bowling: Ball pin/top end? need help, bowling lessons, bowling balls
bowling lessons, bowling balls, raw anger: Vernon, When I asked about how the rest fare, I was looking for how they play, not their averages. Revs actually allow a ball to get down the lane, even on drier wood lanes, because of the rotation the ball slips on even minimal amounts of oil easier, if...

Bowling: Bowling Balls, candle pins, pro bowlers
candle pins, pro bowlers, bowling balls: James, I ve heard Candle pins utilize a small ball and thin pins but you get three shots, or duck pins, 3 shots but small pins on a full size (39 boards) lane. Ask your bowling center if you can switch scoring to the No-Tap option. When you get nine the...

Bowling: Bowling Balls, Strong bowling balls for hard throwers
Strong bowling balls for hard throwers: Leon, Just like the tires on a car, the cover of a ball helps control the slickness of an oiled lane surface. If you re driving on snow or ice, you need rougher, more aggressive tread, maybe even little metal spikes sticking out of the tires! Many bowling...

Bowling: follow through, Short stroking the ball no follow through, Help Coach
Short stroking the ball no follow through, Help Coach: Charles, thanks for your question about following through. The top thing on my list as a professional coach is working from the bowling ball back through the bowler. To start, you have to ask yourself do you like your ball reaction? If that is a no, then you...

Bowling: Pin and Center of Gravity Location, On-line purchase verses pro shop catalogue purchases
On-line purchase verses pro shop catalogue purchases: Hi Nate, It has been my experience that whether you buy on line or locally you will often receive a great product. This is as long as you specifically request a particular pin placement. For example a 1 to 2 pin placement verses a 3 to 4 pin placement....

Bowling: Release, Pro Release
Pro Release: Thank you for your feedback. With any release it is very hard to teach feel. If you were here in Vegas we d knock it out in 30 to 40 mins like the two gentlemen from Hawaii did last weekend. We really had fun. There s a way to release the ball that I will...

Bowling: Spinner Drilling, Drilling layout for a spinner release
Drilling layout for a spinner release: Welcome back to the game Rob, You obviously enjoy the sport. Since you like being a spinner, You are no doubt at the mercy of the lane condition. As you may know a spinners layout, often times does not have a great impact upon the bowling ball until it begins...

Bowling: split ball, Ball Cracked all the way around
Ball Cracked all the way around: Hello Ray, Seems your question is a bit of history in itself. Nu-line was sort of an underground company which was the brain child of Mr. Steve Cooper, a Pioneer in reactive resin. The first reactive resin ball was created by him in Whittier, California in...

Bowling: thumb problem, bowling ball fit problem
bowling ball fit problem : Paul, The ball should hang in your hand. The angles of the holes should facilitate NO grip pressure. The thumb hole should accommodate a little wiggle room. If a piece of tape or two solves the problem, your good. But, if the tape isn t all you need. You...

Bowling: Thumb problems, thumb hole, skin texture
thumb hole, skin texture, spot areas: Paul, Grip looks a little short on the first ball. Your description helps. The stiffness is normal as we age, requiring a bit more appropriate pitches, but the dry hand should help you clear the thumb hole. My hand is thick but smaller too. Correct pitches...

Bowling: Arrows, Missing my target: The 2nd Arrow!!!
Missing my target: The 2nd Arrow!!!: Greeting Kurt, Thanks for today s bowling question! In my bowling book True Bowler Adjustments I site several reasons for missing your target. - Right eye/Left eye dominance, thumbs too loose,(use tape), trail leg spinning too far to the inside where it...

Bowling: ball/drill pattern, axis tilt, layout choices
axis tilt, layout choices, axis rotation: Id, Without more detail about your skills, your present equipment and a budget, I could only guess. Guessing isn t going to help. What do you like to play? Play the 41 foot pattern exiting the pattern at 10, the other at 8. No idea about your speed, so...

Bowling: Ball release and Positioning, finger placement, finger grips
finger placement, finger grips, motio: Nate, The scale question is about a unique device that weights the bowling ball. The position of the grip and pin looks like the ball could be illegally out of balance. BUT, you can t know for sure unless it s weighed properly. Thanks for the additional...

Bowling: drill pattern for 44 foot oil patterns, Tournament preparation
Tournament preparation: Fred, Still have no idea how you roll the ball, but the pattern you copied (some of the columns were out of order), reflects a modest amount of volume on the 44 foot pattern. Which means the lanes will change fairly quickly if other players are playing in...

Bowling: Foul rule question no one can answer, Foul with release of the ball and crossing the foul line
Foul with release of the ball and crossing the foul line: Hi Eric, According to Rule 4 – Delivering the Ball, and Rule 5.- it is a foul ---- 4. Legal Delivery A delivery is made when the ball leaves the player’s possession and crosses the foul line into playing territory. Every delivery counts unless a dead ball...

Bowling: Hand Change, finger tip, second game
finger tip, second game, desired effect: Art, Can t say as I have. Are you using a 25 year old ball/fit? If so, it surely doesn t fit you the same as years ago. Redo the entire fit for your current flexibility, texture and desired effect. You ve changed, your ball fit MUST too. Thanks for...

Bowling: inserts, how should finger grips fit?
how should finger grips fit?: Roy, You want me to interpret the finger grip sizes you have in your equipment, can t the local shop operator help? Do you have any sense of how long some of the grips have been in your bowling balls? Because the smallest sizes could have been worn open for...

Bowling: Getting a new ball..., Getting a new bowling ball
Getting a new bowling ball: Hell Mark, now straight up! Stop thinking about bowling next fall and just do the dayum thing!!! You got this! They say the game has changed a lot! It may have, but not so much if you had game before. Since you are more of the straight style of bowler, you...

Bowling: using older balls, Old ball vs New Ball
Old ball vs New Ball: Hi Susan, the first rule in bowling is to get a proper fit. The second rule in bowling is to get the right ball for the lane condition. If you are throwing the 12 lb ball and it is not hooking for you, I would not be happy either. However, you have to ask...

Bowling: Why is my average lower on synthetic lanes?, Line me up to bowl
Line me up to bowl: Gordon, Sounds like the equipment you roll is a bit too strong for the lane conditions/lanes, and you may have slowed down your ball speed a bit. Are your lanes wood with a synthetic film covering? or a true synthetic? True synthetic panels with a film...

Bowling: Best Ball Fo Voodoo Drill?, black taboo, gas mask
black taboo, gas mask, noticeable loss: Fred, There is no magic in bowling. No Voodo drill or magic bowling ball. You used a strong core and medium cover to get good reaction. More than likely, the layout suited what you were looking for. The Gas Mask core in the Black Widow is one of the strongest...

Bowling: ebonite ball, three piece ball
three piece ball: Tony, Your Thunderbolt was a high performance ball once upon a time. The closest thing you ll find is a three piece urethane ball or a three piece reactive ball like the Scout series from Columbia. What weight will you be looking for? As you drop down,...

Bowling: No back end on Freeze Hybrid, full roller
full roller: Fred, Early, for a player that rolls the ball slowly, usually doesn t provide enough backend reaction on anything other than oily lanes. I d take your wife onto the lanes and see her roll the ball. Gauging speed, axis tilt and axis rotation to match the layout...

Bowling: lowering weight on next ball, lighter weight bowling ball
lighter weight bowling ball: GW, --[1] will i get more reaction by rolling lighter ball? No, lighter balls has lesser weightblocks. Unless you have strong skills and know you can put enough hand in your shots to get the reaction you re looking for. I suspect a fit issue. No reason...

Bowling: Ball Specs, quality balls, ball specs
quality balls, ball specs, legal parameters: Id, Ideally, the three identified points of a ball (pin, mass bias and marked Center of Gravity) are aligned in manufacturing. But interesting benefits can be achieved with pro pins, pro CG s, and other variations of positions, where the Center of Gravity...

Bowling: Drill Pattern, core influence, reactive ball
core influence, reactive ball, hand position: Pat, No slam dunk answer to your question without knowing more about what you re bowling on. There s still cover adjustments that can be made. But, a very close in pin, 1-3 inches, will get the ball rolling very early. Another option because you have a...

Bowling: drillings,etc, radius of gyration, axis tilt
radius of gyration, axis tilt, axis rotation: Jim, Quite the question. What you are asking for is part of a $995 course from the Pro Shop Association or Manufacturers. If I get it all down on paper, you can buy my book. What your driller needs to know: type of lane surface, lane condition, topography...

Bowling: Hook, straight trajectory, straight ball
straight trajectory, straight ball, entry angle: James, High level bowlers often have as many options as golfers. Sometimes a bowler might use differnt first balls, when bowling on a pair of lanes, then switch to a shiny plastic ball to throw straighter at any resulting pins for the spare. So, to answer...

Bowling: Bowling ball bath, finger inserts, bowling ball
finger inserts, bowling ball, water height: Lee, Immerse the ball. Done it hundreds of times. Get the grips wet, no problem, just check when the ball is completely dry that the grips are still securely affixed in the holes. I always recommend the grips get replaced when you do oil removal. The grip...

Bowling: Can you price this bowling ball for me., bowling balls, football helmets
bowling balls, football helmets, bowling pin: Brady, There is no entity that determines the value of bowling balls. It is like a commodity that is more valuable to some than others. Check with the PBA and find out how many of the aforementioned balls were made. It might give you a sense of it s rarity....

Bowling: What to use to clean reactive resin ball?, bowling pins, bowling ball
bowling pins, bowling ball, rubbing alcohol: Lee, The ball uses it s energy when it engages the lane. The rougher or cleaner the ball is the quicker it will engage the lane. The less your axis rotation the sooner the ball will engage also. So, it may be (a little) about how you throw it. If you aim...

Bowling: inside the ball, more hook, more rotation
more hook, more rotation: Ed, Delivering a ball, especially when looking to get it to hook, necessitates rotation. Getting the ball to hook more requires a hand position that finishes to the side of the ball. More rotation is achieved when the hand position creates more spin. So starting...

Bowling: Reverse Hook
Michael, Sorry you re not finding much on rolling a backup. But, the physical manipulation you go through to roll a back up is not physically easy. You ve taken a path where consistency is more difficult, while there will be less traffic on the left side...

Bowling: Joint Injuries: young bowlers, bowling ball fit for kids
bowling ball fit for kids: Richard, The typical bowling ball should be about 10% of a persons body weight, with the heaviest being near but less than 16 pounds. The holes are typically very large in heavier balls requiring a user to be strong enough to control the ball, needing, unfortunately,...

Bowling: Layout, what ball layout do I need?
what ball layout do I need?: Id, Lots goes into deciding a layout including where you like to play on the lane, your ball speed, rev rate, axis tilt and axis rotation. Medium speed could be 12 or 16, I don t guess. I take my customers onto a lane and see them throw, measure their speed...

Bowling: bowling ball release
Rich, The roll you impart is from the hand position at the release. More forward roll is created when the hand is at the back of the ball (and the ball rolls off), while more side roll means you are rotating the hand to the outside (the portion of the ball...

Bowling: New ball after years away from the game, What bowling ball do I need?
What bowling ball do I need?: Jeff, Technology, in the forms of: lane oiling machines, lanes, lane oil and bowling balls, has moved leaps and bounds forward. To suggest something for you, I need to know what your old balls are doing on the lanes and lane condition you will be bowling...

Bowling: Release and follow thru
Jerry, Success in sports is more about doing something rather than trying not to do something. Instead of reminding yourself what you do badly in time to do it again, think about doing something different. In your case there is probably a few things going...

Bowling: spare ball
Wadud, Your plastic ball (T-Zone) has a more complicated core than a Columbia White Dot, Ebonite Maxim, Storm Ice Storm. Your ball is not appropriate if you want it to go straight. Redrilling will help VERY LITTLE. Better to replace it with a better ball...

Bowling: Lighting on the lane Surface, bowling center lighting
bowling center lighting: Simon, Not a capital equipment guy. Most maintenance people never had involvement in installation of the lighting in a bowling center. Who installed the lighting? Did you have a designer? I understand you re trying to get some free advice, but I ...

Bowling: Wrist Support
Donna, Fatigue post bowling sounds like a bad fit. Your hubbie is working to hard holding on to a ball drilled for him as a much younger man. Have the fit evaluated by an IBPSIA pro shop operator. There are supports in many styles and types but the underlying...

Bowling: Bicep Pain
Vingator, I can only suspect that your current set-up, with a stressful cupped and cocked wrist position, puts too much strain on your hand, wrist and arm. How long since you ve had any kind of fit change? I d suggest a ball fit check, as the fit might contribute...

Bowling: Ball Speed, back up ball, bowling ball speed
back up ball, bowling ball speed: Tammy, There is no average ball speed for a strike. You can strike rolling a ball slowly or throwing hard (as many Pros average more than 18 mph.) The speed used tied to a players rev rate and tilt and rotation help make them successful. Striking is about...

Bowling: Which Ball from Storm?
Rich, If your High Performance Ebonite ball isn t doing enough, there could be many reasons. Your layout, your speed, your rev rate, your tilt/rotation, lane conditions, lane surface, etc. Pick a strong Storm ball and the person drilling it could cause it...

Bowling: Finish?, Posting, Posting your shot
Posting, Posting your shot: LD, Posting a shot is about the balance at the point of release. When you post, you can appear like a statue, perfectly in balance and unmoving. What may have been offered, is the advice that there is to much pre and post shot movement when you throw...

Bowling: sore thumb, sore bowling thumb
sore bowling thumb: Kate, Is this from a new ball? new Drill? Sounds like from the position of the soreness and what it s causing you to do, you are exerting more pressure holding onto the ball, probably bending the thumb. Your just grabbing the ball more than you did. That...

Bowling: Tri-grip layout information
Gary, Unfortunately, Bill s system is licensed and can only be purchased by brick and mortar pro shop operators. Releasing details is not possible for the copy written material. As I was beginning to utilize the system in my store, I wrote an article...

Bowling: Coverstock, surface roughness of a bowling ball
surface roughness of a bowling ball: ID, Balls are aggressive because of the combination of cover and core dynamics. Most pearl bowling balls skid because of the nature of the cover veneer. The smoother that veneer is prepared the longer a ball might slide. 4000 is the smoothest grit the...

Bowling: i need help please, Roto Grip Hyper Cell, ball layout
Roto Grip Hyper Cell, ball layout: Angel, First, not sure what a pin setter is on or in a bowling ball? I must assume you mean the pin (top of the weight block of a bowling ball). If you are not sure of the terminology, I am concerned that you do not understand the physics and chemistry of...

Bowling: PIN CARRY
Bill, Striking is all about angle of entry. Just hitting the head pin doesn t do enough. You hit only 4 pins with the ball, they must get the other 6. If you don t hit the pins at the proper angle you won t strike. If you hit the pins at the proper angle...

Bowling: 7/10 pin not falling, carry issues
carry issues: Louis, If you ve tried everything you may have topography issues. Tell me a little about the house. Synthetic or wood? If wood, when was the last time the lanes were resurfaced? How do you oil the lanes (machine or by hand?)? If machine, what machine,...

Bowling: bowling, multiple ball use in bowling
multiple ball use in bowling: Ciro, In the case of the Pros, they, to a greater degree, use all their option. Often using a strike ball and spare ball, most of the time. Often multiple balls are used in any given game. The issue with the pro s is that often time a ball that suits...

Bowling: Timing&Release
Id, Do you hold the ball high in your set up? or low? Late timing usually involves starting off to quickly. A lunge at the start with a large first step. Try shortening your first step, and cheating it in toward the path of your left foot (you are right...

Bowling: drilling a ball for a two handed bowler
Ryan, As a two handed player, the roll is controlled by top hand and wrist of the hand in the ball. The angles of the finger holes influence how you can roll the ball. But, your speed, axis tilt and axis rotation really shape the motion down lane. So,...

Bowling: pitch
Rodel, Not knowing anything about your game, size, flexibility and texture of the thumb (and fingers), it s tough to fix a grip on the net. But, the adjustment made on your fingers was a 1/4 inch pitch adjustment on your fingers, without a similar adjustment...

Bowling: Youth bowler moving to adult league
Jerry, Each league controls its rules. Some can change or supplant suggested national USBC rules. You d be best served contacting the officers of the league (the bowling center should be able to provide phone numbers), to ask what their rules require. Your...

Bowling: bowling
Robert, Your ball driller should be involved in ball choices/recommendations for you, given you are leaving corner pins with your current ball(s). Core is only one element of carry. Getting enough traction so the ball slows down and revs up in the right...

Bowling: New Bowling Balls
Patrick, I have received pictures and video before. Seeing you bowl or getting more info on your equipment will help establish what you re working with, how and why it s doing what it does and gives me an opportunity to better establish what you have and...

Bowling: surface cracks on my bowling ball
Dustin, Damage doesn t sound familiar. I d probably need to see the cracks to get a better idea what they re from. Can you shot me a picture or two? Damage from cold/heat usually involves core and cover that doesn t warm up or cool down at the same rate causing...

Bowling: 500/500/500/1000 resurface
Norm, Not sure what you mean by resurface. How often do you resurface the ball? What do you do in a resurface? Each manufacturer has their own system of finishing a ball. The Hammer Absolute Flip, has three cycles of 500 grit sanding, then one cycle of...

Bowling: Pin etc
Ld, Pin, cg and mass bias all in line is the intent on most balls. Most bowlers are right handed. Some balls are made intending to have the cg left or the cg right of a line pin to mass bias. With the non-normal cg position, layouts can be used with the...

Bowling: I am a 2-handed bowler, 2 handed bowler, bowling success
2 handed bowler, bowling success: Josh, Success in bowling involves matching your rev rate and ball speed. It sounds like your two handed style has you hooking your DV8 Diva too much (or maybe your drift a bunch to the right??). Without knowing more about how you bowl, it s nearly impossible...

Bowling: Ball Speed vs Pin Effect
Yes Scott a ball can be thrown to hard. If the speed doesn t match up to the rev rate of the ball, it won t entry the pocket at the correct angle and then hit the 4 pins needed, to knock down the other 6. The ball, ideally, passing between the 8 and 9 pins...

Bowling: bowling ball- Columbia 300 reddot, will my ball work
will my ball work: Dana, The Columbia Wrecking ball is similar to a house ball in construction (but coverstock is/started dull). The surface material or coverstock is urethane. Most house conditions are not very difficult, so the ball will work, if you position yourself effectively...

Bowling: Sports Shots, drillings for sport shots
drillings for sport shots: Clayton, Control drillings work better on flat patterns. The dramatic difference in the drill angles on your ball make it fine for house shots, but it would be typically too violent on more demanding patterns. The stronger the ball, the more speed you need...

Bowling: Diliberate Fouls
Doug, Causing the light and buzzer to go off when a foul is detected, especially when done deliberately, disturbs others, and that in itself is bad sportsmanship. You may want to suggest to your league that a deliberate foul, observed by the other team, should...

Bowling: New Bowling Shot, ball choices
ball choices: Brendan, A bowling shop operator should walk you through ball options after seeing you bowl. The information gained: your ball speed, rev rate, Positive Axis Point and details of how you roll the ball (axis tilt and axis rotation) helps determine what balls...

Bowling: Bowling thumb hole, Bad bowling ball fit
Bad bowling ball fit: Gary, Thanks for asking a question. The pain you feel is you bending your thumb in the hole, the bending presses the back of the thumb against the wall of the thumb hole and it rubs as you exit. More reverse will cause more gripping and more pain. Try...

Bowling: Old Bowling Ball
Gail, Anything old might be valuable to somebody, but I am not sure how you could value it or get it to a the attention of someone interested in buying it. I have some connections. Let me see if some other (about 540 from all over the country/world) pro shop...

Bowling: Thumb Hanging at Release
Paul, When you use your wrist device it gets between your hand and the ball. Effectively, stretching your span slightly. When you remove the glove, your spans feel shorter, so you may be prone to grip a little because of the different feel. Was the wrist...

Bowling: The ball doesn't fit propery in my hand
Edward, Is the ball drilled for you to put the fingers into the second knuckle? Getting the hand flat on the ball is important. Being able to hold the ball so you do not need to squeeze to have it just hang from your hand is crucial. A fit adjustment should...

Bowling: question about Ebonite Game Breaker 2
Judy, Return to the center that damaged the ball, explain what has happened and ask if they can either suggest a store that they will be willing to pay, to return your ball to its previous state or could they replace it. Sounds like the ball was not returned...

Bowling: Wood lanes, bowling on a different surface
bowling on a different surface: Jemiel, A five year old Brunswick Inferno should be more rolly, from normal wear and tear, as it s lost a significant amount of the resin that makes performance balls perform the way they do. Your higher rev rate should help get the ball down the lane, but...

Bowling: Pearl coverstocks, bowling ball surface adjustments
bowling ball surface adjustments: Ld, What are you looking for the ball to do different? Depending on what you are looking for, you can (1) just take off the polish, (2) remove the polish and leave the surface rougher with Abralon pads, or (3) remove the polish, leave the surface rougher...

Bowling: Thumb Problem
Becky, Blood thinners may make you bruise easier, not sure. Pain makes me think you may want to re-evaluate your pitches or fit. A slight adjustment may be all you need. If you have a lot of tape in the thumb, the hole may be too big and you just need to...

Bowling: metacarpal fracture
Robin, I can not say I ve heard of an injury like what you describe. I d suggest that the ball should be falling/rotating off your hand as it swings down. Moving upwards and outwards is not optimum. You see this more with recreational bowlers still gripping...

Bowling: Drilling
LD, The VLS System allows a driller to enter a variety of info about a bowler, the conditions, the ball and what you want the ball to do and receive details of a suggested layout. You don t know where the pin will end up. Nor if there will be a weight...

Bowling: Drilling, bowling ball layout systems
bowling ball layout systems: Ld, The Storm VLS System is more evaluatory (if that s a word). Having to know more about a player, the Storm System helps match lane condition, condition length and volume, ball dynamics, and bowlers skills to the most appropriate layout for your desired...

Bowling: dropping or hanging in thumb
Steve, Let me get some additional info: How stiff/flexible is your hand? (Hold the hand in front of you, eye level, observe the angle of thumb and index finger, what is it?. Can you move the thumb with your right hand and gain more angle? How much?) Does...

Bowling: THOW A BACKUP HOOK, Backup ball motion
Backup ball motion: Jordon, A right or left hander with a backup can benefit from some specific span and pitch adjustments to facilitate how you choose to roll the ball. Specific layout accommodations can also help the ball roll more effectively. Because bowlers all do stuff...

Bowling: 3 pieces ball release, tornado warning, back swing
tornado warning, back swing, cranker: OK here we go! Stand on center arrow.Aim at 2nd arrow. If the ball hooks 5 boards left of the 1-3,Move feet 2 boards left of last shot & still hit 2nd arrow.This should move the ball 3 to 5 boards right at time of hitting pins.If still hitting left of 1-3,...

Bowling: 3 pieces ball, tornado warning, cranker
tornado warning, cranker, straight ball: The first thing you need to learn to do is roll the ball off of your hand. Keep the wrist firm. Do not try to lift up on the ball. Once you can roll the ball, now all you have to do is change the orientation of the roll. Do this by placing your thumb at...

Bowling: 300 game, practice game, mental game
practice game, mental game, adivce: I really like this question. This question has everything to do with your comfort zone and also your mental game. Before I give you any advice, I am going to say that you really need to purchase the book titled Focused for Bowling By Dean Hinitz. With...

Bowling: 4000 grit abralon, mirror shine, dry sand
mirror shine, dry sand, sand paper: I would throw as straight as I can on a sport shot.No more than a 8-10 board down & in shot.I use polished straight up (no weights)regular urethane on this shot. You can sand a ball down to 600 grit wet/dry sand paper is the max dullness. I would only sand...

Bowling: 400grit/wood vs synthetic, axis point, synthetic lanes
axis point, synthetic lanes, lane surface: Thank you. The problem with adjusting ball surface is like with most things, to much of a good thing is not a good thing. The more surface the ball has, the earlier the ball will want to go into a roll. This can make the ball calmer on the backend, not...

Bowling: 4th ball in arsenal, russ king, faball hammer
russ king, faball hammer, sling blade: I would not suggest any of those as a ball to be sanded. I m sure Russ meant that y ou should get a ball with more surface, not dull up a shiny or tamer coverstock. If you need help with ball selection, you might try www.buildanarsenal.com. Thanks Jim Kin...

Bowling: 4th hole, axis point, pin hole
axis point, pin hole, fine tune: The most imballance you can get is leverage weight. The Heavy spot (pin hole) & the Pin are 1/2 way between the grip & the axis point. Now the ball will have more than 1 ounce side . To get it back to legal weight, you need an extra hole to reduce the weight...