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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bowling: backswing correction
Rick, You sound like you need to grip the ball. Most spinners use too much grip pressure and are letting the ball go so late that it spins off their hands resulting in a very low track. I d check your grip out. If you haven t bowled in awhile but have...

Bowling: ball verses wood lanes, wood surface, urethane
wood surface, urethane, beast: Joe, The surface doesn t help with accuracy. The dull Stingray, especially if it has a fresh surface should manage more oil better. Your skills will dictate most of the reaction. The shiny ball would retain a lot of energy, and might be a little...

Bowling: bouncing a ball, bowling ball, downswing
bowling ball, downswing, brunswick: Anytime the ball is bouncing, it s not in contact with the lane. That s not a good thing! There can be several reasons for the ball to bounce. One is that your wrist breaks back on the downswing. If you don t have a firm wrist with your fingers UNDER the...

Bowling: bowling ball arsenal, scholarship tournaments, bowling balls
scholarship tournaments, bowling balls, bowling skills: The Vitual Energy would be a good ball choice. Eventually I would also add a urethan ball as well for the shorter oil patterns. If you want to bowl in college make sure you pay attention to your studies. It is not all about bowling skills. I would also...

Bowling: Creating Teams, mystery pots, bowling party
mystery pots, bowling party, aggregate score: Philip, Kind of gives the teams with extra players an advantage. I d create another team with players from two random teams and your two extra bowlers, give the teams giving up a player an absent bowler/vacancy score. You can arrive at that score a number...

Bowling: chipped ball, cosmetic problem, small stuff
cosmetic problem, small stuff, surface finish: William, You had the center fix a cosmetic problem, even if the chips are in the ball track, passing across the chip for a brief, fraction of a second, doesn t change what the ball can do (unless damage is substantial, I don t sweat the small stuff). Your...

Bowling: Drilling question, thumb hole, tweener
thumb hole, tweener, street rod: This ball should do what you are looking for. I have thrown several of them and the are very controllable. As you move the pin down towards the center of of your grip, it will read the lane a bit sooner. Moving the pin below the fingers should be fine,...

Bowling: drilling layout plastic ball, dynamic core, bowling ball
dynamic core, bowling ball, t zone: Just drill the ball with the CG in the center of the grip. The Tzone does not have a dynamic core in it so any kind of lable shift wont make much, if any, difference in the reaction. The balls material will make it a good spare ball. The most important...

Bowling: Equipment, bowling pro shops, instructors association
bowling pro shops, instructors association, ball speed: Hi, Kyle! There is an expert ball driller and former board member of the International Bowling Pro Shops and Instructors Association on the All Experts site named Warren Freidl who would be much more qualified than I to answer your question. To get just...

Bowling: Equipment
Kyle, The ratio is small but it sounds like the volume is higher. How many units at the heaviest volume do you have on the lanes? The layout in the Cell is delaying the ball, and the core inside from helping your fiance more at the pins. I d suggest from...

Bowling: Fingertip release tightening, hammer black widow, perfect hole
hammer black widow, perfect hole, ball moves: I would have your span checked again. If you have to stretch you hand to place your fingers and thumb in the ball, it may be causing the issues. If the span is not stretched, then you may want to look at the pitches. Does you whole hand swell or just the...

Bowling: Thigh pain, hip flexor
Bowling: Thigh pain, hip flexor

Bowling: forfiet of game, forfiet, bending the rules
forfiet, bending the rules, game one: Jackie, Each game must be played with a minimum legal lineup. If in game 1, there are not enough players, the game is forfeited. You may allow the players that show up, to pace for game one. When a legal lineup is present they may play each of the subsequent...

Bowling: Helicopter balldrilling, dramatic delivery, bowling balls
dramatic delivery, bowling balls, shop operator: Adrian, I ve not drilled for any helicopter style players but I ve discussed the ideas with a prominent Hong Kong pro shop operator and a couple International Coaches with experience with the style. Their input is that the equpment is very light usually...

Bowling: Insterts, finger holes, corks
finger holes, corks, good luck: I am not sure if they still make the inserts for conventional fitted balls. Even if they do, I would not suggest them as they can cause you to hang up in the ball. They make tape and corks for finger holes that are best used with a conventional grip. If...

Bowling: lane conditions, attitude shift, abralon
attitude shift, abralon, virtual thanks: Chris, Are your two Storm balls drilled the same? The Virtual Gravity will retain more energy at 4000. Do you need a stronger move downlane? Easiest way to answer your question is to try it (probably better in practice). I have very little idea what...

Bowling: Need to Drill a New Ball, minor hook, center arrow
minor hook, center arrow, axis rotation: Gudziel, Sounds like you found a concerned driller that tried to help, the best he knew how. That s a good thing. You described your set-up. But, standing on second arrow and aiming at first arrow demands that you drift left, unless your body is about...

Bowling: Need suggestion / help with drillings, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: Rob, Your pitches in the fingers can help get the ball off the grip. Send me a copy of your ball fit and I can recommend a couple small changes. If you are slightly inverted, you are getting great hand action, is your delivery consistent, or does it vary...

Bowling: New Bowling Ball, hammer bowling balls, bowling ball
hammer bowling balls, bowling ball, ball speed: Caleb, The Widow line is a good one. The Pearl stores alot of energy and is more angular than the others with surface (Original Widow, Bite or Sting). Venom has a stronger cover, but if ball speed is a little slower and you have decent hand, the red one is...

Bowling: New shoes wont slide!, leather soles, chip master
leather soles, chip master, new shoes: If the Dexters you had were a more traditional style, you will have to take some time to get used to these new ones. The new style shoes tend to be flatter and will make you contact both the heel and the toe at the same time. That is why you have heard...

Bowling: Getting a new ball, cranker, bowling ball
cranker, bowling ball, ball speed: Mike, The Mutant Cell looks to be quite a bit of ball. Should fit the bill. But, for your size and athleticism, I m surprized at your ball speed. Especially rolling a 14 lb ball. I ve written a bunch of times about how a ball should just hang in one s...

Bowling: Plugging and re-drilling rules, pba, good luck
pba, good luck, bowling: Lee, There are no rules restricting plugging and re-drilling, but when a ball starts getting to small it is illegal. When a weightblock has been drilled into a bunch it lacks the heft to effect the ball as it did new (or newer). PBA rules precluded re-drilled...

Bowling: pin placement and top weight
Top weight: Higher top weight will delay the balls breakpoint and make it sharper. Lower top weight will make the breakpoint calmer and earlier. Pin placement can enhance the balls hook potential or lessen it depending on the placement compared...

Bowling: pulling shots, hello susie, long periods of time
hello susie, long periods of time, frequent breaks: Seems you already know the answer! Training is not about throwing the ball every time it comes out of that little hole. You should pace your training sessions at your league pace. If you bowl trios or five-person, train accordingly. What good does it do...

Bowling: Very Strange Ball Track, axis point, hook ball
axis point, hook ball, left hander: Can you send me a picture of the ball? I cannot open the link that you sent. Email me at collinspro2@aol.com. Normally, when drilling a ball for a right handed backup ball, we drill it like it is for a left hander. This would usually place the pin near...

Bowling: THUMB, thumb hole, swells
thumb hole, swells, good luck: I would suggest opening the thumb hole enough to be able to start with a couple of pieces of tape. As your thumb swells, you can just remove the tape. Another option is to have a switchable thumb installed. You could them have thumbholes of different sizes...

Bowling: Thigh pain, forward momentum, slide room
forward momentum, slide room, steel brush: Mike, As usual, I d recommend first and foremost to see a doctor. The type and location of the discomfort could be from stopping short on the approach. When the forward momentum of you and your bowling ball comes screeching to a stop at the fouline, there...

Bowling: Thumb Problems, little at a time, 8r
little at a time, 8r, ovals: What kind of inconsistency are you having? Usually when pitches are changes in one area, they must be changed in other areas to stay compatible. I would expect you would need to add forward to your thumb or increase the span. If you dont make changes...

Bowling: trying to find the fight ball setup, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, center arrow: Klark, Not sure what you mean by almost dead like can you explain? Your center conditions the lanes the way so many do (THS-Typical House Shot). Easy hook on the outside boards (the 12 nearest the gutter) makes the sport so easy (creating hook and angle...

Bowling: val, axis line, vertical axis
axis line, vertical axis, bowling ball: Richard, Finding the VAL, on a ball, means mapping for the pin buffer, mapping for the Mass Bias (MB)(on a marked asymmetric) or figuring where the MB would be (on a symmetric ball). When you have an idea where you want the above, deciding what pin distance...

Bowling: weights, thumb weight, core influence
thumb weight, core influence, axis rotation: Jan, The research I ve seen and experiments I ve done, reflects that weight imbalances effect the ball very minimally, providing less that 5% of the balls reaction in a modern bowling ball, way to little for the average player to worry about. The USBC is...

Bowling: 10 pen carry, columbia yellow, entry angle
columbia yellow, entry angle, ball impact: I am not sure what adjustments that you made, but leaving the ten pin is caused by the ball hitting light in the pocket. By light, I mean that the ball is hitting the 3 pin too near the front center of the 3 pin. To carry the 10 pin, you need to have the...

Bowling: Ball Drilling Layouts, fun chip, thumb
fun chip, thumb, balls: One layout that I really like to play with is to set the ball up like a full roller. Place the pin near your thumb in the 7:30 position. When it works it can be a lot of fun. Use this layout with a pearlizes coverstock though. Have fun :) Chi...

Bowling: BOWLING, pro bowlers, technology lane
pro bowlers, technology lane, consistent release: William, Thanks for the feed back. What have you changed that is causing you to struggle? Be mindful that lane surfaces have changed, lane conditioning has provided a way easier environment, ball technology has exploded, lane conditioners are thicker...

Bowling: BOWLING, bowling league, meager results
bowling league, meager results, target: If possible, try to find a coach to work with. By doing that, you can maximize your practice and make sure you are practicing the correct things as well. You might find out you can improve with less games per week as well. Working with a coach will also...

Bowling: More backend on oily lanes, sand lines, tweener
sand lines, tweener, heavy oil: If your release produces very little side rotation the change of direction down the lane is limited. Add that to heavy oil conditions, it is hard to get a big move down the lane. The best reaction is to create some ball roll to keep the ball from overskidding....

Bowling: ball equivilent, avalanche series, brunswick line
avalanche series, brunswick line, ball dynamics: Jan, The Black and Red Bash from Ebonite has the Big Bang XL reactive coverstock, but your Crossfire is polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish (you might need to modify the cover - smooth and polish it). Also, the ball has a modified lightbulb shape core,...

Bowling: ball selection, axis point, straight balls
axis point, straight balls, lane surface: Dave, Getting the ball into a roll seems to be what you need. You said layouts are reflecting the previous dry conditions. Layouts need to change so drill angles are smaller, pins are close to leverage (for more flare), and pin buffers are smaller bringing...

Bowling: bowling ball arsenal, scholarship tournaments, bowling balls
scholarship tournaments, bowling balls, bowling skills: The Vitual Energy would be a good ball choice. Eventually I would also add a urethan ball as well for the shorter oil patterns. If you want to bowl in college make sure you pay attention to your studies. It is not all about bowling skills. I would also...

Bowling: bowling conditions and proper ball selection, synthetic lanes, oil patterns
synthetic lanes, oil patterns, delivery style: Ray, A drop in average usually indicates a change in lane conditions, wear and loss of performance from equipment, or physical impairment. Synthetic lanes causing your almost 10 year old ball to hook to much sounds like they re dry (or have gotten drier)....

Bowling: bowling straight or target line, target line, target path
target line, target path, dick ritger: LD, The numbers you mentioned (2-3 inch pin and 2.5-3.5 top weight) are fairly standard (right in the middle range of what s made). I d talk to your ball driller about what you need. Rev rate, speed, rotation and axis tilt will all influence what details...

Bowling: Dropping ball on approach, fit ball, foul line
fit ball, foul line, bowlers: Hi, Judy! There are numerous reasons that people lay the ball down behind the foul line. It is not illegal. Here are some of the reasons: Too much reverse pitch in the thumbhole (very common); a thumbhole that is too big; breaking the wrist back as...

Bowling: damaged thumb, skin abrasion, thumb hole
skin abrasion, thumb hole, bowling balls: Don, Look forward to getting the email from your shop guy. I ll check on freight (don t expect it to be much), where will I need to send it (them)? Send info to my store website (revbowl@revbowl.com). You can pay with a check or credit card. You can call...

Bowling: delivery, pete weber, question thanks
pete weber, question thanks, downswing: LD, NOT a dumb question. Probably the key question for most bowlers. Your skills will often dictate what you can do. If your not afraid to chase the oil, do it. But realize you will be in at some point where the ball, layout and your skills no longer...

Bowling: Entry level?, entry level performance ball
entry level performance ball: John, Thoughtful gift but be careful. When venturing into a performance grip, especially when utilizing a performance ball (even an entry level performance ball), you add elements that will magnify any inconsistency that can be very frustrating. When...

Bowling: Finger holes, finger holes, four holes
finger holes, four holes, question thanks: 1. Holes or indentations for gripping purposes shall not exceed five (5) and shall be limited to one for each finger and one for the thumb, all for the same hand. The player is not required to use all the holes in any specific delivery, but they must be...

Bowling: Fix a small chip in the thumb hole, thumb hole, bowling ball
thumb hole, bowling ball, problem thanks: Shawna, Have you tried a piece of tape? A little dolop of plug should fill it in. But you ll need a shop to do it, not to many sources for ball plug. Sorry there is no quick and easy way to solve your problem. Thanks for the question. Hope you had a...

Bowling: Full roller, pin top, bowling ball
pin top, bowling ball, simple answer: James, A fuller roller is a type of release/delivery. If you don t roll the ball through the grip, a full roller layout might put the pin (top of the weightblock# in a disadvantageous position. A full roller layout and the myriad of variations can help...

Bowling: Two-handed bowler equipment, prodigy, gravity
Bowling: Two-handed bowler equipment, prodigy, gravity, curve

Bowling: fit adjustment, thumb hole, kind thanks
thumb hole, kind thanks, middle finger: Al, Not sure how long your span is, but if your coming out of a zero zero fit, it is probably around 4 to 4 1/4 inches long. Average to stiff and you d hang up on the front of the thumb hole if it was any longer. Getting you flat on the ball is not easy without...

Bowling: fit adjustments, thumb hole, hand fingers
thumb hole, hand fingers, finger and thumb: Alvin, Are you right handed or left? What are your laterals for the fingers? Your spans are 40% of your fit, if they are not close, you won t get the feel your looking for. Pitches are another potentially 40% of the fit too. How do the holes fit? tight?...

Bowling: Heavy Oil - Little back end, new ball, Ultra Zone
new ball, Ultra Zone: Ashley, The Ultra Zone is a strong cover and core. Before recommending something, I d rather know more specifically about your ball speed, rev rate, axis tilt and axis rotation. Has your local ball driller determined your Positive Axis Point? What kind of...

Bowling: Two-handed bowler equipment, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: Gary, Your son s 13 lb ball doesn t have much of a core. So, surface on a lightly oiled synthetic lane is important. Getting a Street Rod Pearl or Fast from Storm will give him more length but still the dynamics of what he s used to. A shiny Tropical has...

Bowling: heavily oiled lanes, bowling balls, axis rotation
bowling balls, axis rotation, game timing: Donovan, Every bowling center conditions their lanes the way they believe is best for their bowlers. Your former center may have conditioned the lanes with much less oil (regionally some areas use more oil, some use less). Your speed, the changing surface...

Bowling: hooking on oil - ball, radius of gyration, bowling balls
radius of gyration, bowling balls, little swing: Owen, The Ultra was one of Brunswick s stronger entries in the last few years. Most bowling centers don t put much oil outside of second arrow (the ten board) on both the left and right gutters. So, from what you mentioned, I d have to assume your Ultra Zone...

Bowling: Lane Conditions, THS, easy lane conditions
THS, easy lane conditions: Ron, USBC stays out of the what you can put down controversy, with a minimum rule of 3 units of oil should be applied to every board across the lane (with some centers applying ratios of 10, 20, 30 to 1, heaviest board oiled to lightest). No length is prescribed....

Bowling: Layouts, axis rotation, ring finger
axis rotation, ring finger, pap: I would look for higher RG balls and then place the pin just above the ring finger with the CG 4 inches from your PAP. A good strong pearl coverstock will help create more backend movement too. Also, look for balls with higher top weights. Good luck,...

Bowling: Length and breakdown, columbia white, cranker
columbia white, cranker, striking power: One thing to try and develop control of the condition is to lessen your rev rate. Just becuase you can hook the ball doesnt mean you need to hook it at all times. It is really important to not hit up on the ball as the lanes break down. Looking at your...

Bowling: lack of improvement, international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop
international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop, pound ball: Hi, James! Averaging 115 is certainly no fun. It takes a lot of skill to throw with a fingertip grip so that is probably not a good solution for your wife. If she is letting go of the ball too soon, the fit may be an issue. Find an International Bowling...

Bowling: lanes, foul line, gutters
foul line, gutters, ld: LD, Most lanes have more oil in the middle and fronts (heaviest at the foul-line tapering to roughly 36 to 40 feet). Controlling ball reaction means getting a little more oil under your shot, getting more hook means moving out (towards the gutters) or slowing...

Bowling: lefty arsenol, arsenol, bowling style
arsenol, bowling style, mike aulby: Did you watch the PBA show that featured the Cheetah pattern? The lefty had a good look with a Storm Natural. I think that ball would match the look you like to see on that pattern. I use my Natural on our house patterns here. It provides great control...

Bowling: lifting head during delivery, head bob, couple shots
head bob, couple shots, 190s: Mike, A big head bob at the point of release sounds like fast feet and a yanked swing (when the ball is pulled down the head rares back to offset the motion). How does the ball feel? When fit is tenuous a more mechanical forced swing is often the result....

Bowling: Natural layout, arsenol, natural layout
arsenol, natural layout, ciminelli: Since the Natural is a control type of ball, I would go with a strong layout or a layout that will give the ball the most hook potential. The cover will tame down the reaction enough. Unless you have really slow ball speed, you should be fine with the stronger...

Bowling: Need to Drill a New Ball, friction characteristics, abralon
friction characteristics, abralon, straight ball: Ren, There are several ways to change the surface. First, try not to let it change. Wipe the ball off all the time and clean it at the end of any outing. Second, your local pro shop should be able to use Abralon, SAAIR, or 3M pads to freshen the surface...

Bowling: New Ball, finger inserts, two balls
finger inserts, two balls, skin sores: When you were using the house ball, were you using your thumb? It is usually harder to throw a hook with those than the Tropical Storm. Does the Tropical Storm have finger inserts? If so, they may be too tight. Even if you dont use inserts, if the holes...

Bowling: timiing/rythymn, bowling tips, oil patterns
bowling tips, oil patterns, ball path: You need a coach who can see what is going on with you. Your timing is late. That s not a bad thing. Late is great. However, there is such a thing as too late and a miss to the outside results. A coach is your best bet. You ll waste a lot of time looking in...

Bowling: PAP confusion for new equipment, bowling balls, proper distance
bowling balls, proper distance, drillers: Unless the ball has a mass bias marker on it, like the key, it is easier to explain the layout by using the CG. At times, I tend to use the CG even with the balls that have that extra marker on it. Old school thinking that still sneaks out once in awhile....

Bowling: rotation, stirling scotland, two and a half years
stirling scotland, two and a half years, tweener: Hi, Michael! I m a bit confused by your question. It almost seems as though you are saying that your revs at the back end of the lane are inconsistent rather than the revs off your hand being inconsistent. Those are two very, very different things. ...

Bowling: rotogrip mutant cell (latest release), synthetic lanes, oil condition
synthetic lanes, oil condition, tweener: If you polish the mutant it would probably be ok. I would look at the cell pearl if you ball speed is slow. I would place the pin above and to the right of the ring finger with the CG directly below that and add an extra hole on your PAP if one is needed....

Bowling: Spare balls, spare balls, plastic balls
spare balls, plastic balls, columbia blue: Hi, Dennis! Welcome back to bowling! As you ve noticed, it s a very different game than it used to be. It s really rare to be able to make spares with reactive or particle balls. In fact, if that worked, that s what the pros would be doing. They re...

Bowling: Switching Hands, muscle memory, step approach
muscle memory, step approach, bad habits: Jason, Nothing can speed up the change in muscle memory but practice. Practice makes perfect, but perfect practice makes permanent. Practice alone will create the muscle memory you want but over practice (or imperfect practice) and you ll get into bad...

Bowling: thumb hang up, international bowling pro shop, finger holes
international bowling pro shop, finger holes, bowling pro shop: Hi, Don! Yuk. You are in a very ugly and embarrassing place, not to mention how this problem can hurt your tendons and elbow! The most common reason for hanging up in the ball the way you describe is that your span is too long and/or you have too much reverse...

Bowling: tv commentary, bowling congress, interest thanks
bowling congress, interest thanks, tv commentary: Sandy, The tv shows are presented by the PBA. The PBA charges ball companies (and any provider of apparel, bags, accessories, etc. for promotional consideration). I think that if specific balls are discussed, the paying companies might feel slighted if they...

Bowling: want a new ball, oily conditions, oil condition
oily conditions, oil condition, cranker: If you want a ball for a heavier oil condition, then the two best options would be the Storm Virtual Gravity of the Roto Grip Mutant Cell. The Fast is better in a light to medium oil condition. The Furious would be an option too but it is not as strong as...

Bowling: Arc & back end hook, arc ball motion, arc back end reaction
arc ball motion, arc back end reaction, snap reaction: Hi Mark, A very happy New Years to you! Like most people this time of year it sounds like you want to make a change and change is good! You commented that you may want to switch to a 15 lb weighted ball. For the most part that is good. Perhaps you...

Bowling: Ball Layouts, finger holes, oil ring
finger holes, oil ring, finger hole: Would it be possible for you to send a picture of the equipment you are using? I would like for you to trace the first oil ring that you see on your ball. The measurement for your PAP seems a bit odd, even for someone that has in inverted track. The layout...

Bowling: Ball Layouts, oil patterns, wondering what type
oil patterns, wondering what type, happy new year: Ricky, Controllable, according to how strong your rev rate and ball speed are. The harder you throw it, the quicker it needs to slow down on long and/or heavy oil patterns. I m a fan of basic drillings with more surface, so when the oil finally starts to...

Bowling: Ball track issue... continued, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, chris barnes: Kelly, Try to keep your hand inside the ball as you get to your release point. Wrist and hand position seems to be causing your roll to be near zero axis rotation, while that works ok some time, not a versatile delivery. Friction on the top of the knuckle...

Bowling: Black Widow Pearl?, oil shark, synthetic lanes
oil shark, synthetic lanes, pin fall: Regi, The Red Pearl Widow is a long and strong pearl with an asymmetric core. If anything you might get a lot more out of the backend then you d expect. Getting many opinions is good, but could get confusing. If you can find a coach or a very good player...

Bowling: Black Widow Pearl?, dynamic core, game thanks
dynamic core, game thanks, ball speed: Regi, Strong ball, but asymmetrical (strong dynamic core), so the core does contribute to overall ball reaction, where the Copperhead is a combination of core and cover to create the effects you get. The different looks might be difficult to get used to....

Bowling: Bowling Shoes, bowling shoes, linds
bowling shoes, linds, steel wool: Robert, Miss those Linds, huh? :) From a quality and lasting a long time standpoint, you can t beat Linds. The heel of the non-sliding foot is your brake. It is supposed to stop you. If your Linds were 25 years old, I m sure the heel was quite worn...

Bowling: ball and drilling, urethane balls, performance ball
urethane balls, performance ball, core drilling: Ed, You might want to try a Scout from Columbia, or AMF Smoke pearl drilled to match your revs and path to the pocket. Slower speed and fewer revs don t match up well to hooking conditions. The three piece will push long down the lane and give you as much...

Bowling: ball weight, onxy, minimal loss
onxy, minimal loss, ball speed: There are a lot of bowlers that use 15# equipment with great success. It is easier on the body and can help lessen fatigue with a minimal loss of hitting power. If everything else you own is 16# and you do not have any physical issues, I would stay with...

Bowling: bowling ball, axis rotation, storm products
axis rotation, storm products, ball speed: It depends on the price range you are looking for, but here are 3 that I would suggest. These are from lowest price to the highest price. They are all Storm products as they are the ones I am most familiar with. If you are interested in a different company,...

Bowling: bowling technique, Release, hook
Release, hook, modern bowling: Hello Efrain, Yes it does still work! I have seen the video on You Tube. I see the type of release he is demonstrating everyday on the lanes. This is a forever release as described by Dick Ritger, Earl Anthony and many others. However, what we have to...

Bowling: Drilling Question, finger inserts, thumb
finger inserts, thumb, span: Each pro shop has their on way to measure that. I usually will go with the full span from insided of hole to inside of hole, especially on the first ball drilled for a customer. Once we settle on the type of inserts used, I will go with a cut to cut measurement...

Bowling: drilling, synthetic lanes, tweener
synthetic lanes, tweener, ring finger: There should be some drilling information in the box. I imaging the one on the sheet will place the pin near your ring finger and would not have to place the cg far enough to the right that you will need the extra hole. Adding an extra hole will make the...

Bowling: First ball, brooklyn side, right hander
brooklyn side, right hander, susie: Hi, Ron! The pocket for a right-handed bowler is on the 17th board, between the 1 pin and the 3 pin. For a righty, the Brooklyn side is the 1-2 pocket. Often in the northeast part of the USA, the 1-2 pocket for a righty is called the Jersey side. ...

Bowling: finger placement, placement matter, finger placement
placement matter, finger placement, ball speed: Hi, David! Here are the answers to your questions: 1. Yes 2. It depends on what you want the ball to do. You should be able to tuck your pinky, have it next to your ring finger, and spread it from the ring finger. You should also be able to have your...

Bowling: Hook Release, finger holes, shop operator
finger holes, shop operator, pin position: Hi, Joshua! The Freeze is a great entry level reactive ball. Depending on the lane condition where you bowl, it should hook a bit. There are several things that could keep it from hooking: you are rolling it in a lot of oil; your hand action generates...

Bowling: Hook Release, bowling fun, shop operator
bowling fun, shop operator, moderate pressure: Great Josh, and in addition, a true bowler will eventually learn to master both and at least one more as well as the two handed delivery if they are so inclined. (Smile) One thing at a time though. As far as coaching goes, or finding a coach, my thoughts...

Bowling: hitting your mark, missing target, missing my mark
missing target, missing my mark: Hi Dan, Things to consider when you talk about pulling your shot or not hitting your mark involve your tempo on the approach, whether you may be left or right eye dominant, bowling ball fit, the position of your hand or your wrist at release, whether you...

Bowling: Info., international bowling pro shop, bowling balls
international bowling pro shop, bowling balls, bowling pro shop: Roger, Volunteer at a local pro shop (you can help out around the store for the information you desire). Subscribe to the bowling trades (Bowling This Month, Pro Shop Operator, Bowlers Journal International Magazines). Get formal training from the International...

Bowling: Lane Change, dull surface, ball speed
dull surface, ball speed, bowlers: I dont think it is so much the difference between the synthetics and the wood lanes as it is the different lane condition between the two centers. If it is just the ball speed, then you would need to have a ball with a dull surface, strong core, and strong...

Bowling: lane conditions, coefficient of static friction, bowling congress
coefficient of static friction, bowling congress, bowling lane: Hi, Dan! Great question, however, the answer varies depending on the type/manufacturer of the lane. You might have better luck getting a specific answer from either the manufacturer of the lane surface you are curious about or asking the question of the...

Bowling: mutant cell layout, thumb hole, two balls
thumb hole, two balls, rattler: No matter the layout on your mutant cell, it will hook sooner than your rattler. If you are only going to have the two balls, I would choose a simple layout for the cell. If you go with too aggressive of a layout on the cell, it will make it one dimensional...

Bowling: new balls, no hooky?, non hooking ball
non hooking ball: Hi Jeff, Lot s of variables here, and so we don t play web tag you re it, let s deal with the known and then the unknowns. First you have a new ball. Since it won t hook we have to say, why doesn t it hook? Natural questions are: am I straight rolling...

Bowling: Proper hand position when releasing the bowling ball, Release, delivering the ball
Release, delivering the ball, rotating release: Hi Phillip, If you are a lefty(sounds like you may be), there are only two things you will do with the ball normally. Either spin release the ball, or throw it forward rolling. As to when you will rotate the ball, most bowlers will rotate spinning...

Bowling: pitches for leverage holes, pitches, leverage
pitches, leverage, good luck: Pitching the extra hole adds a very small percentage to the ball reaction. I would dare say you would have to have a CATS system to see the difference. Pitching the hole can allow you to add or subtract top weight, finger weight, or thumg weight. It also...

Bowling: Ring Finger Sore! after bowling, finger and thumb, bowling ball
finger and thumb, bowling ball, ring finger: I would suggest having the span and pitch checked on your ring finger. If that checks out, then I would make sure the size of the insert is not too tight. If you use a finger inser with the lift, try the oval instead. All of those should help, and if...

Bowling: re-drilling, grip change, happy holidays
grip change, happy holidays, finger tip: Crystal, Chances are you can. Moving the core to change it s influence is a possibility, but if this is your first finger tip, gauging how much different the ball rolls (with just the grip change) with a very similar layout will be helpful information for...

Bowling: right ball to use, recovery thanks, arcy
recovery thanks, arcy, friction: Joe, Typical lane conditions consist of more friction close to the gutter. If you roll straighter, an arcy ball reaction won t over react (as much) if you get it wide. When a lane opens up or you like to play more inside on the lane, the stronger move...

Bowling: SCUFFS ON BALL, bowling balls, bowling center
bowling balls, bowling center, bowling alley: Robert, Did the shop do anything about them? Scuffs may indicate, as the shop guy suggested, that you put the ball down very early. Move your set-up closer to the foul line and try to slide about six inches from it. How far away do you stop from foul line...

Bowling: SPORT SHOT LAY-OUT, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: Charlie, I d need way more info than you ve provided. There are multiple sport patterns, with the multitude of speed, rev rate, axis tilt and axis rotation options, anything I d suggest is, at best, a WILD guess. Please provide more info and I can suggest...

Bowling: How do I stop from pinching the ball on my delivery?, thumb hole, sore thumb
thumb hole, sore thumb, couple suggestions: Ryan, A couple suggestions: try to identify how long a first step you take, then try to cut it in half (that will slow down your approach and you won t feel like you need to fling the ball to get back into time), try to allow the ball to hang (with no grip...

Bowling: switching balls in league play, reaction changes, idea what kind
reaction changes, idea what kind, emrald: Hi, Allen! Excellent question. Since I have no idea what kind of surface and pattern on which you bowl, how many people are on a team, and what type of rotation and tilt you have, I ll make some general suggestions for adjusting. To move two boards...

Bowling: target, bowling ball, target
bowling ball, target, drift: LD, One way to control the reaction of a bowling ball is to keep it on enough oil to retain energy and finish strong. If you can t walk straight, it s hard to keep oil under the ball. If you drift, a board or even a couple, as long as you re constant,...

Bowling: virtual energy/lanes, synthetic lanes, happy holidays
synthetic lanes, happy holidays, synthetics: Sandy, You changed the surface so it bites earlier. It might be a touch too early, so you might want to save some energy by leaving the surface a little rough but shining the ball back up. The ball will transition sooner than box (out-of-box) finish but will...

Bowling: AMF Bullwhip replacement, radius of gyration, amf300
radius of gyration, amf300, medium swing: Grace, The Early 1997 AMF Bullwhip (a pearl Ball of the Year) had what is maximum allowable Radius of Gyration (RG). The very center heavy ball helped the rev challenged bowlers of the day. Many of today s balls have numbers similar. I d recommend the...

Bowling: Ball drilling, tight thumb hole
tight thumb hole: Terri, The answer is as tight as (your fit demands) they need to be. Your fit is a combination of span, hole angles and hole sizes. I have found if the span and angles are correct, thumb hole can be fairly huge and you can still control the ball (it...

Bowling: Best non plastic ball for DRY lanes?, storm bowling balls, storm fear
storm bowling balls, storm fear, oil pattern: If you can find one, a urethane ball might be your best choice. I think that the Brunswick Groove is the only one being made at this time. Storm made a urethane Flash several years ago. The urethane will hit better than the plastic be more controllable...

Bowling: Better pin action, plastic balls, pin action
plastic balls, pin action, bowling ball: Bob, You are adding variables. Layout will help but it is harder to hook a conventionally fit ball. If the ball doesn t hook on the middle boards don t roll it there, unless your going straight at a spare. You want flare because it helps slow your ball...

Bowling: Bowling advice, curve ball, oil condition
curve ball, oil condition, rotational energy: I would look at adjusting the surface of the ball. That will give you a lot more options than just adding another hole in the ball. Unless you have a lot of ball speed, or bowl on a heavy oil condition, you will not need a lot of surface on the ball. Too...

Bowling: Bowling ball, free swing, bowling ball
free swing, bowling ball, pound ball: April, Ball fit is crucial. The ball should let go of you. There should NOT be any grip pressure needed when the ball hangs down next to your body. It sounds like you are working too hard. The unfortunate reality is that most bowlers (and some ball drillers)...

Bowling: ball, noticeable scratches, bowling ball
noticeable scratches, bowling ball, energy retention: John, The wear and tear is normal, you ve almost bowled 1000 games. A resurface could help recover the surface that once was. Cleaners help with consistent performance, polishes help protect and help with skid downlane and energy retention. Thanks...

Bowling: ball drilling, bowling ball, horsepower engine
bowling ball, horsepower engine, analogy: Michael, Sometimes once, some times three or four times. When the drilling effects the weightblock, it effects the balls ability to roll as designed. If every time a car was sold used, the engine was removed and replaced with a slightly smaller, lighter,...

Bowling: ball weight, ball weight
ball weight: Alexandra, If you re a beginner, timing, not gripping, more weight pulling you around, is all part of it. When standing upright with the ball at your side, if the ball just hangs in your hand, you ve got a good fit. If not, the fit issue should be addressed...

Bowling: bowling balls, axis tilt, series balls
axis tilt, series balls, axis rotation: Bill, Light bowling balls don t have much inside. They are a basic pancake weightblock (typically) at or near the top of the core (under the label). A high performance or mid priced performance light ball is not significantly better than a lower priced entry...

Bowling: drift and swing not fluid, back swing, wrong direction
back swing, wrong direction, good luck: If you have not, take some video of your game. Watch the direction of your pushaway and the start of your swing. If you start in the wrong direction, you will drift out of line with your steps and your swing. Also, if you can find the last 2 issues of...

Bowling: drilling, ring finger, cg
ring finger, cg, good luck: I would look at a layout that will put the pin above the ring finger, or just to the right of the ring finger. Keep the CG directly underneath the pin and try not to use an extra hole. An extra hole may be needed depending on the pin to CG distance. Adjust...

Bowling: Best non plastic ball for DRY lanes?, avalance, light oil
Bowling: Best non plastic ball for DRY lanes?, avalance, light oil, blue pearl

Bowling: release, axis rotation, dick weber
Bowling: release, axis rotation, dick weber, don johnson

Bowling: How do I find my PAP?, vertical measurement, finger holes
vertical measurement, finger holes, exact spot: Trace the first ring of oil that is closest to your thumb and finger holes. Mark the center of that ring. Locate the exact spot on the other side of the ball from the original spot. Measure from the center of your grip horizontaly to just above or below...

Bowling: Hand polishing ball, ball polish
ball polish: Angelo, Check out: http://www.bowl.com/specs/ballCleaner.aspx. Many of the bizzillion things people have put on bowling balls. Quick answer, can t use it DURING ANY competition sanctioned by United States Bowling Congress (it s a surface modification...

Bowling: sure you can help!, new ball
new ball: Justin, The changes you made (resurface and new grips) allows for more/earlier hook. (I assume when you say resurfaced, the ball has been sanded to remove nicks and gouges, exposing a fresh and probably rougher, surface.) New grips allow for better lift and...

Bowling: high track player, bowling balls, axis rotation
bowling balls, axis rotation, finger and thumb: Steve, Ask your driller about longer pins (if you use 4 inch try 5, if you use 5 (I doubt it) try 6 inch, Pin to PAP) and bigger drill angles, mass bias (or cg) swung toward/in/under the grip (thumb area) or into your track area. Both ideas will help...

Bowling: new ball, ball choices
ball choices: John, Look at the Avalache series from Brunswick, the Clash series from Ebonite, or the Street Rods from Storm. All have dynamics a little stronger than your OLD Beast but should help on the lanes in today s environment. The surface of the ball you buy...

Bowling: very old ball, old brunswick, hard rubber
old brunswick, hard rubber, constuction: Beatrice, The ball, more than likely, was made of hard rubber. If it s a shiny ball, polyester balls hit the market way less than 50 years ago. It s a standard constuction (pancake weightblock) ball, all were 50 years ago. Not much more to say. Thanks...

Bowling: PAP, layout choices, jason belmonte
layout choices, jason belmonte, paps: Once you find your PAP, it will be useable on all subsequent balls that you drill. You will not need to measure from track to PAP. If you know your PAP, your ball driller will be able to suggest layouts. I have drilled balls for several 2 handers, and...

Bowling: Pocket Splits and a couple more questions, pocket splits
pocket splits: Loretta, Pocket splits as a result of straight hard rolled ball is all about deflection. Striking is about angle of entry. What weight do you roll? Where do you play (where do you start on the approach and where do you finish your approach at the foul...

Bowling: pin placement, air force customers, axis point
air force customers, axis point, pin placement: Kaye, Aggressive ball reaction is different than carry. I m thinking you re asking a strong finish, the downlane hook? A strong pin placement (flare encouraging, quicker rolling, strong core position) would be considered leverage or halfway between your...

Bowling: release, ball strikes, bowling balls
ball strikes, bowling balls, ball speed: With ball speed that is slow, you need to use bowling balls with weaker cores, layouts, and surfaces. If not, you will lose hitting power. To learn a better release, work on rolling the ball off of your hand while feeling the ball most at the base of your...

Bowling: release, chicken wing, bad swing
chicken wing, bad swing: Shane, I ve noticed that a chicken winged release is often contributed to by an ill fitting ball. Do you feel your ball fits well? If the ball can hang in your hand, when you relax your arm with the ball hanging at your side, fit is good. But, if you...

Bowling: Splits, thumb position, pound ball
thumb position, pound ball, last nite: What kind of balls are you using and what is the surface on them? If the ball is too strong for the condition, wether due to surface or layout, it will hit weeker than expected. To combat this, you can try to creat more side rotation so the ball retains...

Bowling: span, finger pain
finger pain: Jerry, Addressing the pitch (angle of the hole), you may have too much tension from the angle or span. Adjusting the finger pitch away from the thumb should relieve some pressure and discomfort. Discuss with your ball driller how much (since I have no idea...

Bowling: span, sasba, followup question
sasba, followup question, monroe louisiana: Jerry, Look forward to the follow-up. Vise has several kinds of grips. Oval, pitched, semi-pitched. see attachment. Best to practice on the surface you expect to bowl on. If tourney is on wood you have wood (though it s badly kept, do they at least...

Bowling: My Wrist is Killing me!, wrist bone, multiple sports
wrist bone, multiple sports, speed average: David, You are possibly just overdoing. The various fits also demand more from your hand, arm, muscles. A comfortable fit demands no, NO muscle tension. You ve gone from a conventional grip house ball to a full finger tip with grips (jumping right into...

Bowling: wrist brace, Cobra 3 Wrist device
Cobra 3 Wrist device: Gary, I ve purchased Cobra products directly from the manufacturer for almost 20 years and NEVER had a problem with defective merchandise. I would expect if you contact the store you purchased them at, they would be replaced. No direct knowledge of either...

Bowling: Ball finish (Full Roller) medium oil, scotch brite, oil patterns
scotch brite, oil patterns, thanks a million: Lou, You lose energy when the ball is bogged down by friction early (or too early/earlier than optimum) on the lane. Your Cell Pearl skids until it s shiny cover contacts a drier portion of the lane (sometimes outside boards, sometimes the track area...

Bowling: Ball Speed, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, ball speed: The ball speed is not the only part of the equation. With a high rev rate, that may actually be slow ball speed. I would have your pro shop watch you bowl so they can match your rev rate, ball speed, axis tilt, and axis rotation to your ball needs. ...

Bowling: Balldrilling helicopter, joint stiffness, drill specs
joint stiffness, drill specs, bowling equipment: Walter, Helicopter style bowlers use flexibility and countless hours of practice to execute this very strenuous delivery. Many do so much damage to the wrists, arms, shoulders, etc. they retire very early. I strongly recommend you do NOT attempt this. ...

Bowling: Bowling ball questions, ball questions, performance core
ball questions, performance core, ball speed: D, Rough cover, solid performance core. The Ultimate will be earlier and strong while the Vibe will conserve more energy, later reacting. If you have an oily lane or more ball speed (or both) the Ultimate can help. The Ultimate was brought back by Brunswick...

Bowling: Brunswick Wild Ride, axis rotation, lane surface
axis rotation, lane surface, surface change: Jason, I said Third, when you throw hard, 18 plus (around 2 and a quarter seconds, to go from foul line to pins) surface is your friend. Your purchase of a pearl ball, no matter the strength of core, won t help if you can t get any traction. You are speed...

Bowling: What ball should I get?, storm line, ring finger
storm line, ring finger, street rods: I would start with an entry or mid level ball. Entry level would be balls like the Storm Tropical Storm line. The mid level would start with the Storm Street Rods. Go with a standard label layout for the best control. That will place the pin near your...

Bowling: ball drilling, stiff shaft, fun bowling
stiff shaft, fun bowling, practice balls: It is much better to have a ball that you can control. Location is still the most important part of the game. However, the lighter ball will not give you the pin action on the off hits, or the shots that are not perfectly in the pocket. There is going to...

Bowling: ball finish, finger inserts, track thanks
finger inserts, track thanks, lefthanded: Jerry, Easier to do this with some pro shop equipment. But, to get your PAP, identify the first ring of oil on the spare ball all the way around the ball. Draw perpendicular line from one edge of the ring across the grip to the track on the opposite side...

Bowling: ball fit, thumb hole, peices
thumb hole, peices, maxim: It could be a combination of size and pitch. At the minimum, I would have the pitch checked. If it needs to be changed, it should be able to be done easily. To adjust the size, you can try a couple of peices of tape. In general, the pitch would be adjusted...

Bowling: ball layout, ring finger, middle finger
ring finger, middle finger, hybrids: It would seem that the only time you would be able to use solid coverstocks would be on the heavier oil conditions, or to try to break down the pattern. They probably dont carry well for you since they will burn up a bit quicker unless there is enough oil...

Bowling: best drilling pattern and ball selection, cg 2, tweener
cg 2, tweener, heavy oil: I would look for a ball with a 3-4 inch pin with 3- 3.5 ounces of top weight. Place the pin just above the ring finger and the CG 2 1/2 inches to the right of your center line. Place an extra hole just past the PAP, if the extra hole is needed. I...

Bowling: bowlind, tournament condition
tournament condition: Patrick, Take them all. Bowling conditions are about how your speed and rev rate, axis tilt and rotation work on the lane surface and the conditioner applied to it. The tool in between is the bowling ball. I assume you mean a Roto Grip Cell? If the...

Bowling: bowling, bud bowl, oswego ny
bud bowl, oswego ny, storm cell: There are two ways to play that type of condition. One is to use something dull and play up the outside, pointing the ball towards the pocket if you have to. The other way is to play deep inside with a polished ball and using the oil on the left side...

Bowling: bowling, axis tilt, short term goal
axis tilt, short term goal, axis rotation: Josh, The playing field (lane) is 40 inches wide. Roll the ball with the most consistent speed your body, timing, and style will allow. Holding the ball higher in your setup (and in front of your shoulder), will allow for a higher backswing, which means...

Bowling: bowling accident, foul line, meniscus
foul line, meniscus, incident report: I know the centers I have worked at an incident report was filed whenever something like that happened. That usually takes care of any accident issues with the insurance company. Did the center file any reports when you fell? This is out of my area...

Bowling: bowling lane coditions, seventh arrow, axis rotation
seventh arrow, axis rotation, bud bowl: Pat, Sounds like a reverse block. You need to have enough ball (surface and layout) to be able to get the ball to read/react in the oil, or play the part of the lane that doesn t have any oil with your least hooking ball (I d try rubber). The third...

Bowling: bowling throw, professional pianist, hall of famers
professional pianist, hall of famers, gentle curve: There have been several really good bowlers that have been successfull with a bent elbow style. The key to that is to roll the ball off of the hand and not try to over lift it. Don Carter and Earl Anthony were two hall of famers. I am sure you can find...

Bowling: Cracked ball and ABC rules, bowling balls, crack
bowling balls, crack, abc: Joseph, I am aware of lots of rules about bowling balls but none about not having a crack. If the center has no problem with your ball, if it isn t causing any problem or damage to the lanes don t worry about it. Chances are it isn t going to heal, you...

Bowling: Finding a good pro shop nearby, middle arrow, thick fingers
middle arrow, thick fingers, speed ranges: Mick, Your cleaning regiment is a great idea, but 5 years of scrubbing the surface may have scored the particles off and changed the surface significantly. I can t imagine, with your speed (slow) and the ball type (strong surface and high flare potential)...

Bowling: Balldrilling helicopter, helicopter spinner, crankers
Bowling: Balldrilling helicopter, helicopter spinner, crankers, pin action

Bowling: i would really like to become a professional and need a sponsor, honor score
Bowling: i would really like to become a professional and need a sponsor, honor score

Bowling: selling a bowling ball, garbage dumpsters, silver coach
Bowling: selling a bowling ball, garbage dumpsters, silver coach, rubber balls

Bowling: Hard time visualizing release & getting thumb out first, One Step Drill, 1-Step Drill
One Step Drill, 1-Step Drill: Roland, You sound like the old adage paralysis by analysis . Bowling is played on a field only 40 inches wide. It s about balance and consistency. The sport of bowling is about teaching your body to do what you want, then LET IT DO WHAT YOU TAUGHT IT....

Bowling: heavy oil, axis tilt, bowling lessons
axis tilt, bowling lessons, hammer black widow: D, Get some bowling lessons. The improvement you experience will help the rest of your life. I d need your ball speed, rev rate, axis tilt, axis rotation, and an idea of what kind of oil, in what quantities, are being applied to what kind of lane surface,...

Bowling: no hook?, target line, forward momentum
target line, forward momentum, ball slide: Sandy, Not usually much maintenence, but wiping the ball off after every session, or better after every shot lessens the need for anything major. Is the target line you described, your prefered line? Does your ball go long then flip? or is it more rolly?...

Bowling: increasing my revs, nerf ball, axis rotation
nerf ball, axis rotation, cranker: You can toss a football underhand into a chair. If you throw an underhand spiral with a level flight path, you are on your way. You can also use a large nerf ball and make sure you dont toss it upwards, but in a straight and level line. Good luck, Chip...

Bowling: new ball, Big Time Pearl, Ebonite Bash
Big Time Pearl, Ebonite Bash: Earl, Check out the Black and Red Bash from Ebonite, it s got the same Big Bang coverstock and similar numbers and style core. You will need to adjust the cover but, it s close. Have it drilled to go a little longer than your particle pearl. Thanks for...

Bowling: Pin/Top Weight for Gift Ball, bowling balls, crescent wrench
bowling balls, crescent wrench, bowling equipment: Jennifer, A stronger ball is needed typically because of a lane condition that causes your current equipment to skid to much, or hook less than you need. A player throwing hard is effected more by oil on the lane. So a speed dominant player might need...

Bowling: pin placement, axis tilt, flat patterns
axis tilt, flat patterns, core positions: Tyler, Pin distances and layouts are utilized to match a player (rev rate, ball speed, axis tilt and axis rotation) to the lane conditions (oily, medium, sport, tournament, THS). Where do you get your balls drilled? A longer pin can be positioned...

Bowling: Right handed bowler throwing left handed spin., handed person, middle dot
handed person, middle dot, side edge: Joe, No doubt you throw fast but the local center may be getting the speed wrong. The speed measuring devices can become miscalibrated and reflect way more or way less than actual speed. Does it take less than two seconds for your ball to hit the pins? ...

Bowling: i would really like to become a professional and need a sponsor, bowling career, bowling average
bowling career, bowling average, ball manufacturers: Just having a 210 average is not enough in todays environment, even if that 210 average would be on Sport or PBA conditions. You will need to prove yourself in the PBA regional program. After that, you may be able to find someone that could help with the...

Bowling: selling a bowling ball, bowling balls, cork center
bowling balls, cork center, rubber balls: Teresa, Is this a trick question? What was the value, undrilled in 1975? $40? An entry level plastic ball costs around $70 now. A basic black rubber ball may not offer the looks that current options offer. The rubber ball was all you could get before the...

Bowling: tape placement in thumbhole, diet activity, teflon tape
diet activity, teflon tape, roll thanks: Donald, Tape can accommodate the sometimes daily fluctuation of the size of your fingers and thumb, due to many influences (humidity, temperature, diet, activity level, etc.). Placing the tape allows for security, comfort, performance. Placing the tape...

Bowling: weight blocks, bowling balls
bowling balls: Tom, Symmetric utilizes the force provided by the bowler. Asymmetric enhances the force thru improved dynamics both designed and drilled. Thanks for the question. And Thanks for the feedback. Respond or drop me a note (revbowl@gmail.com) with your real...

Bowling: wrist support, wrist device
wrist device: Travis, Have you video taped your delivery? Feeling like you are not being behind the ball and actually seeing the ball and hand in your swing/release being out of position, is another matter. If a qualified coach or respected experienced player verified...

Bowling: Arm swing and release, arm swing, muscle tension
arm swing, muscle tension, elbow: Bill, How does the ball fit? If your armswing is not relaxed and straight, you may be bumping the swing out or in, to allow the muscle tension that you need to hold onto the ball. Most low track players are overturning the ball in an effort to hook it...

Bowling: Balance hole, hole surface, shop operator
hole surface, shop operator, emerald: Chuck, Usually the weight hole is an option to remedy an imbalance, that if left alone would cause the ball to be illegal. But, since a weight hole can contact the core and alter it s dynamics, some change in reaction can be achieved. Your plan may alter...

Bowling: Ball track issue, pitch change, dynamic release
pitch change, dynamic release, finger hole: Kelly, You could be very up the back of the ball and have a 6 plus PAP, you have a little tilt and some of the reaction your seeing is the result. You could add more angle (lateral finger pitch) to the ring finger and it would facilitate your getting around...

Bowling: BOWLING SHOES, dexter bowling shoe, dexter shoes
dexter bowling shoe, dexter shoes, bowling shoes: Larry, Was stopping too hard, what caused the problem? The adjustability will help if you have the higher tech, higher end Dexter shoes. A smoother sole can be purchased independently, if all you need is more slide (and you have the interchangeable option...

Bowling: Bowling Ball Drilling Expert in So. Cal, bowling ball drilling, international bowling pro shop
bowling ball drilling, international bowling pro shop, pinole valley: James, Not sure how many stores are in the LA area. I ll check with a few people and see what I can find. Talked with some So Cal people. Check out Custom Fit Pro shop in Upland, 909-985-9380, Joe Slaton, or (Different company same name) Custom Fit 909-481-8001...

Bowling: Bowling equipment, wrist braces, black hammer
wrist braces, black hammer, composite average: Jerry, Check out the standard league pattern by talking with the local center and ask about what nights still contain league play (most leagues are winding down this time of year). See if you can throw a little on a newly conditioned lane, just before league...

Bowling: bowlers thumb, thumb rubbing
thumb rubbing: Ken, Small or large hand (long fingers?), flexible hand (when you stretch the index finger and thumb apart, is there more than a 90 degree angle, lots more? or less)? thumb hole a little loose? Does the pro shop guy use 0 pitch? Do you weight 160 plus? ...

Bowling: bowling ball, shot path, ebonite big time
shot path, ebonite big time, pound ball: Janet, The core in a light ball is the same as a basic entry level ball (have you ever thrown plastic?). Your Ebonite balls are probably identical inside. How invested is your ball driller in you doing better? Your speed and light ball doesn t allow for...

Bowling: Cleaning a bowling pin, bowling pins, urethane coating
bowling pins, urethane coating, wooden pins: Judy, A project your local hardware guy or paint store can probably help you with better than me. I have no idea what you are dealing with as there are a few different kinds of pins. Some wooden pins are covered with a heavy duty coating called Surylin...

Bowling: Coming over the ball, bowling leagues, back swing
bowling leagues, back swing, shoulder level: Nate, Sounds like a grip issue. Could be ball weight to. The death grip at the bottom of the swing is a huge red flag. I start players at 10 percent of their body weight, with a bump for athleticism. If he is an athletic 115, try a 12 or 13 pound ball....

Bowling: Common practice?, random players, tourney team
random players, tourney team, unspoken rule: Jason, Some teams play the way you ve mentioned. But, it would be common to mention the planned sharing of prize money to a new tourney team member. Ask the guys you know from league if this is the norm for the group? If you d like to play with them again,...

Bowling: Duckpin synthetic lane approaches, sticky approaches
sticky approaches: James, A couple things can cause the sticking issue. The carpet is a big possible problem. The Bowling Stadium installed carpet right up to the approaches when it first opened. Bad idea. They since changed it. You need to clean approaches everyday....

Bowling: drifting, forward shoulders, fist step
forward shoulders, fist step, ball position: Mickey, Ball position at setup and your first step (or two) leads to a balanced approach. Try staggering your feet (right foot back slightly and apart from left) with the ball more in front of your shoulder/arm pit, at set up. Position your body to make...

Bowling: drill specs, pin center, performance ball
pin center, performance ball, center of gravity: Jen, Can you alter the attached picture to show me where the pin, Center of Gravity (CG) and Mass Bias locator pin on your Cell are? The manipulation of those three things are the layout . You ve opted for a high performance ball. Why? What do you average?...

Bowling: Early Roll and how to throw it, longest time, newbie
longest time, newbie, balls: Francis, Early roll is needed on oily lanes or for harder throwers. If the lane condition you are bowling on causes the ball to hook too much or too early, put it away and use something different. It is like you are trying to putt with a driver. If the...

Bowling: Follow-up on 4/26/09 question/answer, axis tilt, internet diagrams
axis tilt, internet diagrams, best guess: Jerry, Get the grips changed immediately. You should change them about ever 60-75 games. A blocked lane with dry boards right might cause your ball to burn off some energy in the path to the pocket. Unfortunately, a block works best for the worst player,...

Bowling: lane conditions..., bowling centers, arrow
Bowling: lane conditions..., bowling centers, arrow, good luck

Bowling: want to know, bad habits, visuals
Bowling: want to know, bad habits, visuals, game

Bowling: full roller, synthetic lanes, ball speed
synthetic lanes, ball speed, heavy oil: Dawn, Picking a specific ball requires more information. Your rev rate and ball speed will help. Length of lane condition? Is your ball dull or shiny? 14 lb Storm what? How long does the ball skid now? A full roller player can benefit from an asymmetrical...

Bowling: lane conditions..., league session, league bowling
league session, league bowling, target: Christy, Have the pro shop put a mild surface on the ball (4000 Abralon pad) the slightly duller surface will help bleed off some energy and allow the ball to hook a little less. If 4000 isn t enough try 2000. Less energy means earlier hook, but not as...

Bowling: league promotions, Bowling League promotion
Bowling League promotion: Mark, Are you a Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) member center? They have a promotion handbook (with a league promotion I created, one of 150). Send contact info (to: revbowl@gmail.com) on where you are and how to reach you. I have a center...

Bowling: maximize power for lighter ball, bicep tendon, pound ball
bicep tendon, pound ball, ebonite: George, The dynamics in a 14 pound ball is very similar to 15 s or 16 s. The concern for you should be not changing your delivery. Often when dropping down in weight, a player will start turning the ball more and/or throwing it harder. Assuming your...

Bowling: New Ball and Layout, two handed bowler
two handed bowler: Johnny, Your delivery allows great options in axis tilt and axis rotation, to help control the lanes. You haven t gotten to that point in your skill set yet. Getting some coaching, so you can change how your release the ball, will help more than just buying...

Bowling: new ball drilling, bowling balls, balance requirements
bowling balls, balance requirements, gravity: Mark, The balance requirements for bowling balls occasionally require a weight hole to augment ball reaction or satisfy USBC limitations. It is not unusual. How does the ball work? It sounds like you bought a lot of ball. What do you average? and...

Bowling: US Open, honest reply, top amateurs
honest reply, top amateurs, sport leagues: John, Look to your local centers. Ask about special conditions they can put out. USBC National Championships tournament conditions are downloadable from USBC for some lane machines. PBA Tournament shots are also available from the Kegal Company (a lane...

Bowling: Slump (cont), wes malott, open bowling
wes malott, open bowling, free swing: Art, Late timing can be traced to heavier equipment. How much slower do you feel you are throwing the ball? Placing the ball into the swing from a slightly lower setup, will lower the backswing a little and maybe get things back in time. Good luck...

Bowling: Slump, joe slowinski, thumb hole
joe slowinski, thumb hole, sound grip: Art, What do you mean struggle where to put your first step? After setup, your first step is straight down the lane/approach. A lot of bowlers drift into their intended target line because of errant setup or balance issues. I ve attached a fit sheet...

Bowling: Thumb problems, thumb hole, continual problems
thumb hole, continual problems, hole sizes: Maggie, The elements of fit include the span, the pitches and the hole sizes. Your thumb (double jointed, and very flexible) allows for a longer span than a stiffer player. So, I d think that the span and pitches don t allow for the ball to just hang...

Bowling: Weight of ball, pound ball, grip pressure
pound ball, grip pressure, hole sizes: Dan, Yes. Typically. The ball should hang comfortably from your hand with no grip pressure necessary to control it. The keys to ball fit are spans (hand flat on the ball - not stretched), pitches (angles of the holes) and hole sizes. Most often house...

Bowling: Wooden Lanes, synthetic lanes, kim wood
synthetic lanes, kim wood, wood surface: Kim, Wood typically is a rougher surface so it hooks more (earlier). Synthetic hooks later, and smooth surface balls gain lots of friction on the smooth surface of the lane. Layouts that provide earlier reaction may not hit very well on wood. Surface on...

Bowling: want to know, axis tilt, axis point
axis tilt, axis point, axis rotation: Wadud, When throwing the ball with the two handed style, do you utilize your lead hand (not the hand with fingers in the ball) to change how the ball rolls? Using the lead hand you can alter the angle of rotation and tilt to control how and where the ball...

Bowling: Average is steady, thumb hole, tour reps
thumb hole, tour reps, muscle memory: Jake, Sounds like the ball still doesn t fit well. What do you weight? More than 130? If so, weight is probably OK. If you re lighter, the weight may be a little too much. Both coach and dad are offering good advice for a newer bowler. Work on the suggestions,...

Bowling: Ball Drilling, age kids, good luck
age kids, good luck, hook: Don, I ve got a 26 year old that out hooks me with a conventional grip. My other boys switched in high school. Their sister is very accurate with a conventional grip, plastic ball. I ve always felt that a performance grip puts a lot of pressure on the...

Bowling: Bowling, foul line, target
foul line, target, momentum: Cody, Can t say what might be happening without seeing you bowl. But, if you struggle getting the ball right, you might have developed fast feet . A quicker approach will cause you to get to the foul line a little late and need to pull the ball through...

Bowling: Bowling Question, corvette performance, hammer black widow
corvette performance, hammer black widow, hammer black widow pearl: Rose, I agree. Not knowing how to drive doesn t change when you buy a Corvette. Performance equipment will often complicate and compound your problems. You may have a fit issue. Your shoulder issue shouldn t have your arm hurt, unless you are using muscles...

Bowling: Bowling Release..., wayne webb, cranker
wayne webb, cranker, gutter: Tim, Feel the ball off your fingers. Some lift from your fingers as they close to your palm, will help with the feel you re looking for. Practice just the release into a couch or something. Then take it on the lanes. Bowlers working on improvements lose focus...

Bowling: ball speed and angle, bumper bowling, bowling lane
bumper bowling, bowling lane, bowling centers: Paul, Consistency is the key to scoring well from any angle. Most Typical House Shots (THS) feature more friction out (less oil the closer you get to the gutter on each side of the lane). If there is more friction a ball wants to start hooking quicker....

Bowling: bowling, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, oil patterns: Eva, If only it was that easy. Balls must match up to you (your speed, rev rate, axis rotation and axis tilt) and how you interact with the lane. If lane is oily where you aim, you might move a little to see if you get a better reaction. But a ball...

Bowling: bowling handicapping, american bowling congress, bowling league
american bowling congress, bowling league, bowlers: Jan, Handicapping a bowling league or tournament starts with choosing a basis. If the very best bowler participating is 200, 220, 230, use a basis score higher than that player. Let s suppose your best player is 200 average. Use a 210 basis (because the...

Bowling: bowling sponsors, billy oatman, tim mack
billy oatman, tim mack, bowling season: Anthony, Sorry, success on the lanes, on a Typical House Shot (THS), isn t a big accomplishment. If you have some natural talent, some athletic ability and a knack to to play the lanes (where everybody does) around 2nd arrow, you will average 200+. ...

Bowling: buying a new ball, What Ball Should I Buy?
What Ball Should I Buy?: Casey, If you buy a pearl that doesn t work well (like the Vibe), why would you want it to last longer? so you can be unhappy with it for years? You HAVE a pearl ball? Balls don t last longer because their dull or shiny. A dull ball might need a little...

Bowling: buying a new ball, bowling balls, axis rotation
bowling balls, axis rotation, lane surface: Hi, James, Not knowing your rev rate, axis rotation, lane surface and age, style of bowling, and competitive level, this question is really impossible to answer with any surety it will be the right for you. Bowling balls are a serious expenditure and you...

Bowling: Changes to my Bowling, reactive resin ball, pound ball
reactive resin ball, pound ball, performance ball: Dan, Fit will help, but a 15 probably will work fine. Resin provides some tackiness and friction, it does help with the explosiveness, but you need to create the reaction with your delivery. Grips can make the feel more comfortable, but the potential...

Bowling: choice of ball, consistent results, bowlers
consistent results, bowlers, urethane: Anna, I m a big fan of new bowlers starting out with a very basic plastic ball. The most crucial thing is ball fit. If the ball fits properly, it just hangs in your hand and allows a much less physical/muscled delivery and makes the sport much easier. ...

Bowling: Full Roller, thumb hole, finger and thumb
thumb hole, finger and thumb, clock position: Bill, Your wrist may be collapsing and rotating allowing the ball to come off your hand and roll between fingers and thumb holes. Be aware of the hand position immediately after release. What the hand is doing is an indicator of what s going on. Keeping...

Bowling: Hammer Black Widow mass block, hammer black widow, grit sandpaper
hammer black widow, grit sandpaper, axis line: James, All the Mass Bias (MB) markings on the Widow series are the same. The Mass Bias should be 6 3/4 inches from the pin. If that distance puts the MB in or around the thumb hole, it may have been drilled out. Your speed (and your ball speed is fast)...

Bowling: Jaguar bowling ball, bowling ball, ebonite
bowling ball, ebonite, jaguar: Nathan, The Jaguar is an older Ebonite ball, should match up to a bit more than an entry level ball. Shiny and smooth, it will skid quite a bit, but the core allows for as much as you ve got, in terms of rev rate and rotation. The more hand you have,...

Bowling: rolling over thumb, thumb hole, striking motion
thumb hole, striking motion, clock position: Steve, Is her other stuff rolling through the grip (full roller)? How does the ball roll? Is she knocking pins down? Would she want to change her delivery? The core in a 13# ball isn t doing much for her. If the ball is working OK leave it alone. If...

Bowling: Span for Pinkie hole, loose thumb, thumb hole
loose thumb, thumb hole, finger holes: Roger, Ball fit is a combo of span, pitches and hole sizes (Is your hand flat on the ball?). The size of the holes and their angles will help the ball hold onto you (and let go of you at the proper time). Not knowing why you added the pinkie holes, if...

Bowling: STORM VIRTUAL GRAVITY, axis point, center of gravity
axis point, center of gravity, ring finger: Joseph, After two attempts to answer you, where my silly Vista OS crashed and I lost my response, I m trying again. The first 4 in the layout term 4X4 refers to placing the pin of the ball 4 inches from your expected Positive Axis Point (PAP). The second...

Bowling: Staying focused, loose sight, info thanks
loose sight, info thanks, target: Cheryl, Your head may be bouncing in your approach? Can t surmise what could be happening without seeing you bowl. Sorry. Why do you think you close your eyes? You should watch the ball roll across your target. You may be anxious to see the ball hit the...

Bowling: sarge easter bowling grip, axis rotation, sarge
axis rotation, sarge, middle finger: David, The object of the Sarge Easter is to cut down on the side turn or axis rotation. You roll the ball more forward. The pitches should reflect normal pitches for each finger (what pitch for the middle and thumb) will allow the ball to let go of you?...

Bowling: Thumb and finger pitch for me, thumb hole, fingers grip
thumb hole, fingers grip, graphic thanks: Tim, It doesn t work that way. Your flexibility, length of digits, texture and moistness (or lack of), etc. all play a part in what might work best. How long have you been bowling? How old are you? How long are your fingers? Are your fingers and thumb...

Bowling: Wrister adjustment Support, axis tilt, vertical axis
axis tilt, vertical axis, roll thanks: Francis, Your delivery dictates what the brace causes your hand/arm to do. You need to roll a couple shots and get the feel for what the lane is doing, then experiment with the brace. Lane conditions, ball speed, rev rate, tilt and rotation all come...

Bowling: wrister adjustment, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, head pin: Archie, You ve added a wrist device to help give your game some structure and repeatability. Unfortunately, without seeing you bowl, I don t have the remotest idea what you do and therefor no idea what the device might offer. Your ball, the lane condition,...

Bowling: most agressive hooking ball, bowling balls, bowling centers
bowling balls, bowling centers, spring and summer: Jason, Sometimes drier lanes will burn energy out of a shot/ball and it hooks less. Many bowling centers don t condition the lanes as often, as heavily, in the spring and summer. Check with your center and see if the lanes are causing the reaction you...

Bowling: BALL GRIP, chris barnes, hand details
chris barnes, hand details, hole sizes: Jim, Ball fit is a very individual thing, involving your flexibility, hand/finger size, moistness, thumb web, etc. The ball should let go of you. So, gripping should not be necessary. What is causing you to feel you need to grip? Hole sizes? Span...

Bowling: Beginner with a Back Spin, bowling technique, o clock
bowling technique, o clock, two fingers: Marilyn, Pressure in your hand using the former ball position doesn t sound right. Check with your ball driller about the pain caused by the fit and have them suggest adjustments. Urge them to fix the ball (at no charge), if you feel comfortable with their...

Bowling: Bowling for a curve, power groove, center arrow
power groove, center arrow, axis rotation: Henry, (i m getting to the side of the ball too quickly) Your hand is rotating around the ball at release. Try to hold the ball with your palm behind it at release. If you see the top of your hand after release, you are over rotating. You are on the...

Bowling: Bowling Operations and Pro Shop, Opening a bowling center
Opening a bowling center: Laura, I volunteer on AllExperts to help people better understand the sport of bowling. Consulting on a for profit business is a different matter and different division of my company. Please e-mail me at: revbowl@revbowl.com and we can arrange a call....

Bowling: Brunswick Phantom ball layout, dennis hruby, radius of gyration
dennis hruby, radius of gyration, blast zone: Dennis, What did the old Phantom do for you? If I remember correctly the recent Blast Zone had a similar core to the Phantom. I used to drill them across the label, eliminating the influence of the ring on the core, which can really influence the roll....

Bowling: bowling, denver broncos, bowling ball
denver broncos, bowling ball, hand position: Ben, Easier to do in person, but lets try. As you hold the bowling ball, most bowlers start with the palm up and the ball rolling off the fingers, end over end, and straight. Hold the ball with the thumb up, palm facing in toward your body (not sure...

Bowling: bowling, thumb hole, recertification procedures
thumb hole, recertification procedures, true scientist: I must say your question concerns me greatly. A qualified Pro Shop Professional must be an artist to fit the hand and a great business person to maintain inventory AND serve the customer in this economic environment. In addition, they must be really exceptional...

Bowling: bowling handicaps, bowling handicaps, weeks scores
bowling handicaps, weeks scores, handicap: Tina, Every time you bowl, the results get tallied, which changes your totals, and if it changes your average, it changes your handicap. So, after each session (each week, every other, once a month, depending on the schedule of your league), it sounds like...

Bowling: cleaning a bowling ball, lustre king, bowling store
lustre king, bowling store, columbia 300: Karen, Your ball is a shiney plastic (polyester). Keeping it clean and polished will provide you like new performance and protection. Just cleaning the ball will remove the protective polish. Powerhouse Factory Finish is the cleaner/polish your White Dot...

Bowling: Dry Lane/Spare Ball, steve jaros, power groove
steve jaros, power groove, reactive resin: James, Similar, but differences may cause the ball be too violent to be an effective spare ball. Do you golf? Do you have three clubs? If the spare ball is your first priority, get the Groove. If you want another ball, buy it and if it s too much...

Bowling: Finger Inserts, bowling balls, bowling equipment
bowling balls, bowling equipment, finger inserts: Don, Each case is different, but generally when providing a performance ball to a child, I like the child to have some control of what is about to happen. If your son is moving up from a more basic ball and rolls the old one OK, I d put very little help into...

Bowling: Fingertip Grip/Thumb getting stuck, thumb hole, ball at home
thumb hole, ball at home, thumb nail: Dacus, Give yourself some time to unlearn the muscle memory that caused you to grip your bowling ball too much. The swelling is from the bent thumb rubbing on the sides of the thumb hole. You were used to grabbing the ball and releasing it late. The ball...

Bowling: most agressive hooking ball, pba member, good luck
Bowling: most agressive hooking ball, pba member, good luck, hook

Bowling: Brunswick Phantom ball layout, b 2 bomber, silhouette
Bowling: Brunswick Phantom ball layout, b 2 bomber, silhouette, serial number

Bowling: oil conditions/type of ball to use, hook ball, plastic hooks
Bowling: oil conditions/type of ball to use, hook ball, plastic hooks, gutterball

Bowling: Used Pro Shop Equipment for sale, proshop, email
Bowling: Used Pro Shop Equipment for sale, proshop, email, contact number

Bowling: gravity shift, axis point, pin location
axis point, pin location, center of gravity: Dennis, Have the driller put the pin 3 and 3/8ths inches from your Positive Axis Point (PAP), with a 1 inch pin buffer. The driller should know what to do with the mass bias, center of gravity, and where to put a potential weight hole. What is the pin...

Bowling: hooking late, too hard, first arrow, two very different things
first arrow, two very different things, pin action: There are many reasons the ball might make such a dramatic move down lane: not enough speed, the lanes are dry in the heads and midlane, the coverstock on the ball is too aggressive, you are playing the wrong part of the lane, your hand at release is in too...

Bowling: Should I go to a lighter ball?, natural swing, swing plane
natural swing, swing plane, medical reason: A fingertip grip gives you much more power and control. House balls make everybody equally bad so it s good you gave that up. If the ball fits your hand (it was drilled by a certified IBPSIA technician), it will feel like it weighs about 10% of its dead weight....

Bowling: MiissMyRedWolf,trying to find a "twin", otr truck driver, guppy troup
otr truck driver, guppy troup, rt shoulder: David, The Red Wolf was a high flare, fairly center heavy ball, with a sanded cover. I d eliminate the Pearls because of your speed. Leaving the Magic, Sauce, Mega Friction and Break Point. The Magic, Sauce and Break Point all are finished very smooth...

Bowling: Number of Balls, sweet roll, inertia
sweet roll, inertia, uprising: Paul, The Rising SE is Track s newest ball (with the next round around the corner). Who said they are getting old? A ball works until it doesn t, then you can rejuvenate it in a couple ways. I believe you don t fix something that s not broke. ...

Bowling: oil conditions/type of ball to use, plastic balls, finesse
plastic balls, finesse, ditch: If you watch bowling on TV, you know that the pros roll plastic balls at all spares. Whether or not their family gets to eat depends on how many pins they knock down. Therefore, it would follow that they would do whatever it took to make sure they get the...

Bowling: PBA Bowling, step ladder, tournament organizer
step ladder, tournament organizer, stepladder: It depends on the tournament. For example, if squads of a tournament started at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm, the tournament organizer could oil the lanes between every squad or between every other squad. It would be quite rare to have the lanes oiled only before...

Bowling: Pesky corner pins. Finger issues., corner pins, first arrow
corner pins, first arrow, thumb hole: Richard, If you hold your left hand out flat, palm up, imagine the tip of your middle finger is 12:00, and your wrist is 6:00, picturing a clock face flat on your palm, the thumb is on the 9:00 side of the clock face. When you put a ball in your hand,...

Bowling: Question about ball fit, norm duke, wiggle room
norm duke, wiggle room, thumb hole: Ray, Most people need a hole snug enough so they don t feel the need to squeeze. A properly fit ball usually allows a player some wiggle room, if the hole is slightly loose (pitches and spans help control where the ball rolls off). Not knowing anything...

Bowling: Regulated temperature of center, Warm bowling center
Warm bowling center: Charles, I feel your sweat. I always tried to keep the centers I ran at 70 degrees in the spring and summer. It s much easier to do in the fall and winter and often it was a cooler, the body heat (from a full house) raised the temp. Same thing happens...

Bowling: revs, forearm strength, hand position
forearm strength, hand position, proper sequence: It takes a lot of work, forearm strength, proper torso tilt, soft hands, and a whole bunch of other stuff to increase your rev rate. It s not just a change in your hand position. Buying another ball is not the answer. The easiest way to get what you want is...

Bowling: Tournament winnings, tournament organizer, linage
tournament organizer, linage, prize money: It would be quite rare for a tournament to only pay for first place and it would be widely advertised that this was a winner-take-all event. How many places the tournament pays depends on what the tournament organizer has planned. Somewhere in the rules...

Bowling: Used Pro Shop Equipment for sale, e mail address, carbide bits
e mail address, carbide bits, jet mill: Bob, I ll see if you can post the info on the ibpsia.com website? Where are you? Any idea what you want for the various things? respond with an e-mail address and I ll see if the whole world is not at BowlExpo, starts Sunday. I ll see what I can do...

Bowling: Why wont my ball hook?, axis tilt, axis rotation
axis tilt, axis rotation, head pin: James, I need to know more about how you roll the ball and how it s drilled. What did you average before? What ball did you use? Do you throw the ball fast? Ideally, if you could tell me your axis tilt, axis rotation, rev rate and ball speed, I could get...

Bowling: wrist lock, mongoose lifter, pound hammer
mongoose lifter, pound hammer, shop operator: The easiest way is to get a Mongoose Lifter from your Pro Shop Operator. This is a brace that does not have a strap across the palm and therefore will not change your span. Be sure you get the Lifter and not any other kind. Changing your span with a brace...

Bowling: X-Out bowling ball, bowling ball, internet purchases
bowling ball, internet purchases, e bay: It depends on how close together the CG and pin are. There are relationships between the two that can limit what the ball driller is able to do. Take the ball to an IBPSIA Pro Shop and see what they can do for you. Buying balls on the internet can be risky....

Bowling: Backswing Issues, armswing
armswing: Lynn, Your swing is controlled by your footwork base. You can push the ball anywhere, if you walk in front of your swing, or away from it, the swing plane/path gets altered. I have to assume you re right handed. Without seeing your footwork (amount of drift),...

Bowling: Ball Drilling, thumb hole, proprietary intellectual property
thumb hole, proprietary intellectual property, earliest convenience: Rich, To measure the grip of an existing ball, you need a span ruler and pitch gauges. There are a bunch of equipment choices. The cost and precision of the equipment varies greatly. Sensitivity to the exactness of your fit also varies. It s best to...

Bowling: Bowling advice. Throwing off my back leg. No slide at all. Drift sometimes. Can't square up., bowling better, bowling skills
bowling better, bowling skills: Knock, With no bowling experience, why did your ball driller, drill you a high performance bowling ball? kind of like giving a 15 year old a Maserati to learn to drive??? Get a basic ball. You are trying to control the performance ball you own, but are...

Bowling: Bowling Terminology, left handers, brooklyn
left handers, brooklyn, manhattan: Chuck, Not sure, but I ve heard the term Brooklyn strike refers to shots that cross over the 1-3 pocket for right-handers and 1-2 for left-handers and produces a strike. It originated in New York where people would cross over to Brooklyn from Manhattan....

Bowling: ball drilling, two balls, pin placement
two balls, pin placement, ball speed: Chris, Sounds like your track is a full roller. Changing what you own is easy. Have your driller layout the ball for a full roller track but with the idea that the pin is farther from your grip center if you want more length from the ball, closer to the center...

Bowling: bowling, morrow ohio, black widow
morrow ohio, black widow, revs: Chip, What did you clean it with? Have you had it sanded at any point? Was the ball cleaned with a cleaner/polish? The polish step is very important because it helps the ball conserve energy on the backend of the lane. Changing the surface allows for...

Bowling: I Have A Columbia 300 Yellow Dot Ball, yellow dots, columbia 300
yellow dots, columbia 300, yellow dot: Yellow Dots were from the 1960 s or so. Still today, it would be a great dry lanes/spare ball if it were drilled to fit your hand. Take the ball to a pro shop and ask them to measure its gross weight. That s the best way to find out exactly how much it weighs...

Bowling: cleaning and target aiming, ball cleaning, target the dots
ball cleaning, target the dots: Welcome back Efrain, Hot water will help remove oil. NOTHING else is necessary. Your ball will not absorb enough oil in one outing to be a problem. Hot water 20 minutes, pour off the oily water and repeat when you need to remove oil. Ebonite has a cleaning...

Bowling: drilling and fitting, bad ball fit
bad ball fit: Nate, The ball should let go of you. Are you interested in ball drilling or ball fitting? Why do you spend money with a store that you don t get satisfaction from? Point out that I don t know is not an option. The Pro Shop and Instructors trade...

Bowling: drilling question, new ball, what balls for me
new ball, what balls for me: Chris, How is your Gyro drilled? It is a three piece ball (Ebonite did a couple different versions over the years). What would you like your new ball to do? skid further? hook harder? more? hook earlier? are the lanes oily? dry? medium? Rev rate alone...

Bowling: I Have A Columbia 300 Yellow Dot Ball, yellow dots, michael gallagher
Bowling: I Have A Columbia 300 Yellow Dot Ball, yellow dots, michael gallagher, bowling ball

Bowling: rev answers, hook bowling, revs
Bowling: rev answers, hook bowling, revs

Bowling: swollen fingers, junior gold, first game
Bowling: swollen fingers, junior gold, first game, fingers

Bowling: fingertip layout, finger tip length
finger tip length: Pete, Different bowlers have different grips. Flexibility, length of the fingers, clamminess, etc. all play a part in how a grip feels and performs (or how the grip looks). The spans create more ease of swing and delivery. There is no magic grip, just the...

Bowling: Grip Center Line To PAP, axis line, axis point
axis line, axis point, vertical axis: John, From grip center, your PAP co-ordinates are 4 7/8 right on a perpendicular line from your gripline? Then up 2 inches (on the Vertical Axis Line or VAL) on a perpendicular line to the midline (the first line drawn from your grip line, grip line and VAL...

Bowling: hook rotation, renny, lefties
renny, lefties, lefty: Renny, Without seeing you bowl, I have no idea what you may be doing. But, I suggest you keep your elbow in under your shoulder, holding the ball in front of your shoulder (will help control your swing). The Fury pearl is very smooth and shiny, with some...

Bowling: Having Inflammation Issues, shop technician, new fit
shop technician, new fit, well house: Since your hand is not the same as it was 20 years ago, getting a new fit is imperative. In fact, you should have your fit checked a minimum of yearly to avoid the very issue you have. The damage has been done. However, a qualified Pro Shop Technician can...

Bowling: Locating The CG, international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop
international bowling pro shop, bowling pro shop, answerers: John, Without a scale you can t. Where did you get the Siege? How can you assume it s a pin out ball? It could be a pin in, or pin/cg ball. It could be a pro cg ball with the cg 6 inches from where you expect? This is an absolutely basic question....

Bowling: Middle finger pain, finger holes, finger pain
finger holes, finger pain, finger hole: Depends on how long your span is. That s quite a bit of forward pitch in your thumb. That can be really good since it will force you to relax or else you can t clear the ball. However, if you have a long span that might not be so good. As for pitching your...

Bowling: PAP, finger holes, professional check
finger holes, professional check, mid line: Harry, You are part of the fastest growing HS sport in the country, congratulations and thank you. I m happy to help. Sounds like the pin in your VERY basic (three piece, urethane) Angle is middle of your grip to help control how much and when it might...

Bowling: PITCH IN BOWLING BALL, bowling balls, shop operator
bowling balls, shop operator, bowling ball: Pitches in the thumb and fingers are based on the flexibility of your hand and fingers and your span. Two different drillings are not appropriate. All of your bowling balls should fit you the same. In fact, your coach should be able to hand you a ball...

Bowling: Pin placement and ball revs, Buzzsaw, Ti-Messenger
Buzzsaw, Ti-Messenger, rev rate: GW, Pin placements help match core influence to what a bowler wants their ball to do. The core position can help with flare potential. Positioning the pin to accentuate the flare of a ball, will strength the core influence. (The pin identifies the top...

Bowling: Plug&Re-Drill., thumb hole, stupid mistake
thumb hole, stupid mistake, redwolf: David, It sounds like you slide very stiff legged (causing the heel to stop you too soon). Can you try to work a little knee bend into your set-up, approach and slide? Let the ball swing naturally (from gravity) rather than accelerating it at any point...

Bowling: Problems with new ball or me?, thumb hole, spinal fusion
thumb hole, spinal fusion, sport league: Eric, What direction was the lateral? Under palm or away from palm? Does either finger feel like the finger nail is pressing back against the finger hole? What is the reverse pitch in the thumb and how long are your spans? Don t give up any ball speed....

Bowling: Purchasing the right ball, pin action, shop operator
pin action, shop operator, pin placement: There are a few things you need to do before purchasing a new ball. How much do you weigh? Are you very athletic? Do you have any injuries? A 13 lb ball has less hitting power than a 14 lb ball and is not used by people who want to score well. As an adult,...

Bowling: pin placement, axis point, wild thing
axis point, wild thing, pin placement: Jon, Your driller will have to set up the details, without rev rate, ball speed and some other details it hard to layout a ball just guessing. The double thumb should allow for tons of flare so swinging the ball should be required, but a player with fewer...

Bowling: pin position, pin positions, cg
pin positions, cg, pin in: Ian, When you look at a ball, the surface identifiers are there to help you position the core in an advantageous way for it s owner. The basic identifying marks on a ball are Center of Gravity (CG) and pin (locates the top of the ball s weightblock) and Mass...

Bowling: removing lane conditioner oil, bowling ball, oil residue
bowling ball, oil residue, ebonite: Kirk, Heat or chemicals. Only Brunswick recommends heat, the other manufacturers point out that the heating of the cover of a bowling ball when not done exactly right could cause the cover and core to separate. If you check the Ebonite website (http://ebonite.com/images/uploads/resources/ball_maintenance_info.pdf/),...

Bowling: rev answers, reactive ball, straight ball
reactive ball, straight ball, foul line: Brian, The fix for gripping is a better fitting ball. Have a ball driller evaluate your grip. If the ball doesn t just hang in your hand, you need to control it (subconsciously you re afraid of dropping it). Using the one step drill, work on keeping the...

Bowling: sliding/hip pain, body muscles, forward momentum
body muscles, forward momentum, own shoes: Wendy, Do you have your own shoes? That helps with consistency. Universal soles will limit how much power you developed in the slide. If your forward momentum is abruptly stopped, you would typically feel it in your knee, or thigh, not hip/side. But you...

Bowling: do you still have this, milling drill, bowling pro shop equipment
milling drill, bowling pro shop equipment, bowling pro shop: George, ********$3200 Package deal********* 1. Jet JMD 18 Milling/Drill with Stand and Keyless Chuck 2. Ultimate Heavy Duty Ball Jig 3. 40 Bit Drill Set 1/2-1 1/4 4. 1 ea. Plug Cutter Bit 5. Ball Spinner 3/4 HP 6. Kaufman DODO Scale 7. Bevel...

Bowling: swollen fingers, swollen fingers, elbow problems
swollen fingers, elbow problems, finger holes: There is almost nothing your cousin can do at this late date. The swelling, if caused by bowling, is usually because of a bad fit. That needs to be fixed right away to prevent any permanent damage to his fingers or elbow. Make sure the inserts are not...

Bowling: Tendentious In Finger - Drilling Layout?, finger pain, tendonitis
finger pain, tendonitis: Jason, I am not a doctor, but for years I ve come across injuries like you ve mentioned. You can alleviate some strain with a pitch change for the finger, a lighter ball, roll without a finger grip, or just take time off. Getting a doctor s recommendation,...

Bowling: thumb problem, blood blister, thumb hole
blood blister, thumb hole, thumb tip: Al, Reverse pitch is a description of one of the angles that your thumb can be drilled. Picture the center of your bowling ball, below the center of gravity. That point is the reference point for all the angles of your finger or thumb holes. If the hole...

Bowling: top weight/pin placement, second, defect
second, defect: Rich, Why buy on the net? It sounds like you don t know much about the product? Why buy blind? Top weight and pin placements vary with almost every ball, but a CG (center of gravity) swung one way or the other (from the line between pin and mass bias)...

Bowling: want to know, major pin, center of gravity
major pin, center of gravity, cg: Wadud, Position of the major pin (top of the weightblock) determines how much flare you will get out of a ball. CG is an identifier of the heaviest point on the ball, a sign of imbalance potential, and potential to use a weighthole. MB is the secondary locator...

Bowling: Arm Brace, wrist position, arm brace
wrist position, arm brace, curve: It should help you create a better wrist position and a much more consistent wrist position. In order to creat more or better ball reaction, you will have to make sure your hand rotates in a clockwise direction during your release. Try keeping your thumb...

Bowling: Arm braces, arm devices, grip pressure
arm devices, grip pressure, shop operator: John, Wrist and arm devices are targeted at specific issues with the wrist or helping create rotation. If you cross over your chest , it sounds like your releasing late and may have a fit issue. A wrist device won t help. Talk to your driller/shop operator...

Bowling: Balance Hole, bowling ball, ibpsia
bowling ball, ibpsia, holes: Mike, A regulation was submitted eliminating weight holes a few years ago. The suggestion was addressed and withdrawn. The Pro Shop Association (IBPSIA) and manufacturers presented data that debunked the reasoning behind the rule submission. There are...

Bowling: Ball Upgrade, ball answer, yellow dot
ball answer, yellow dot, violent change: Tony, A skid flip ball reaction is the most violent change of direction (a hockey stick kind of shape). The arc reaction skids to just past the midpoint of the lane then starts rolling in an arc towards the pins. The banana ball is a long arc where the ball...

Bowling: Bowling, bowling shops, thumb hole
bowling shops, thumb hole, bowling ball: If the span is correct for you, they will just use larger drill bits and drill the holes bigger. If the span needs to be changed, they can drill the fingers bigger and plug the thumb. They can then redrill the thumb hole the correct size and in the correct...

Bowling: Bowling, bowling ball, drill bit
bowling ball, drill bit, redone: A plugged ball is a ball that the original holes have been filled in. You can then redrill the plugged ball to the new uses specifications. If the holes are too small, but the span is correct, the holes can be drilled out using a larger drill bit. Not a...

Bowling: Bowling Ball, international bowling pro shop, hammer black widow
international bowling pro shop, hammer black widow, lane surface: Hi, Ron! A ball that is still hooking after one year is quite a ball. Most modern balls have a life of about 8 - 10 months if you bowl one league a week and clean them and take great care of them. To get to your question, not knowing your bowling style...

Bowling: Bowling Ball, hammer black widow, reccomendation
hammer black widow, reccomendation, core design: Even though the numbers between the Swarm and the Venom are different, on the lane they wont appear much different. From how you describe your reaction, the slight difference may not help you much. The reason I say this is that the reactive balls will read...

Bowling: Bowling Ball, hammer black widow, reccomendation
hammer black widow, reccomendation, foul line: Ron, First change the surface of the ball from the very shiny out of box (4000) to something that will burn energy off (1000) before the big move down the lane. That should help some. A different layout will also get the ball to roll much milder also. If...

Bowling: Bowling. New to the game so I dont know much!, bowling pro shops, old brunswick
bowling pro shops, old brunswick, spare balls: Welcome to bowling, Jason! It s great fun and very therapeutic. You get to knock stuff down and nobody makes you pick it up! To answer your question, yes and no. The no part is that a ball like the one your describe is too old to be effective. No one can...

Bowling: balance hole, layout choice, bowling ball
layout choice, bowling ball, size hole: If a current ball is in need of correction, the extra hole has to be placed in the area of the problem. As an example, if there is too much right side weight, the hole would have to be place on the right side of the ball. This is pretty much the same formula...

Bowling: bowling, bowling balls, life span
bowling balls, life span, linage: Unfortunately, bowling balls die. Sounds weird, I know. The truth of that matter, though, is that the plasticizers and chemicals used to create the coverstock go away . You ll often hear people say that their ball just doesn t hit like it used to. It sure...

Bowling: bowling adverage 3 or 4 years ago omaha nebraska, bowling congress, old bowling
bowling congress, old bowling, bowling average: Your best bet for retrieving the data you want is from the secretary of the league in which you bowled. It s possible the center might have a copy of the league records. It s pretty common that centers don t maintain records but it s worth a shot. It is very...

Bowling: breaking in new bowling shoes, bowling shoes, cigarette ashes
bowling shoes, cigarette ashes, static electricity: New bowling shoes can be way fun to break in as you have evidently noticed! Hopefully, your new shoes are REAL bowling shoes and have a sliding sole on one foot and rubber on the other. I m not sure that AMF makes a high performance shoe like this. I m...

Bowling: Cracked bowling balls, bowling techniques, bowling balls
bowling techniques, bowling balls, finger holes: If the ball is a 6 pound ball, the repair would not last long enough to make the cost worthwhile, but it should be able to be fixed. The other option is to just use the ball as is for as long as possible. The minimum weight for a ball I would purchase would...

Bowling: Drilling, layouts, ball drilling
layouts, ball drilling, Virtual Energy: Tony, Your PAP is your PAP (generally). You roll the ball the same (assuming you are somewhat consistent), so the axis should be the same on any ball, but the layout/weightblock might influence the ultimate PAP in any particular ball. I ve found the VERY...

Bowling: Drilling, international bowling pro shop, bowling balls
international bowling pro shop, bowling balls, bowling pro shop: Ron, Check out David Williams - Active Strike Zone Coaching in Tucson or James E. Tantlinger, Desert Sun Bowlers Shop in Tucson. Both are certified IBPSIA (International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association) technicians. You can contact them through...

Bowling: Drilling for a full roller, thumb hole, pin placement
thumb hole, pin placement, cranker: Are you getting the ball drilled by the web site as well? If so, placing the pin at 7:30 or 8:00 would be fine. That is the best for bowlers with the full roller track. If they are not drilling the ball, they may be just asking for the pin placement in...

Bowling: Back Again - Dude with Tendon Issues, ring finger, middle finger
ring finger, middle finger, sarge: Jason, The option of shortening the middle finger, like a Sarge Easter shortens the ring would put alot of pressure on the ring finger. you could switch to a conventional drill till the finger heals. The switch would be awkward. You want to ease the discomfort...

Bowling: dealing w/ arthritis, pitches, razor
pitches, razor, arthritis: If you are having difficulty holding the ball or pain, the ball can be re-fit to help with this. Pitches can be changed and if needed, the span can be changes. In certain cases, an extra hole for a third finger may help. Your ball driller should be able...

Bowling: delivery problem, arm pit, delivery problem
arm pit, delivery problem, foul line: Doug, The symptom you explained (pulling the ball) is occasionally caused by: a bad fit (is the ball feeling looser, tighter lately?), fast feet (you are ahead of the swing and pulling the ball at the foul line), or you may have developed a swing that s not...

Bowling: drilling, Tucson ball driller
Tucson ball driller: Ron, Thanks for the lack of help what do you expect? My magic wand is broken. I am sorry that the best ball drillers on the planet DON T live in Tucson. If you have a problem, hold the driller accountable and have them change stuff till it s fixed....