1. Online Bowling Notes #03

    "PUSH" is a reference to the average skid length of a ball past the end of the oil pattern to the breakpoint. Push is basically contingent
    on a bowlers speed and rev rate, With Rev Rate appearing to be the dominate factor.

    Another potential discovery is that a ball thrown with 350 rpm at about 18 miles per hour appears to be the optimum rev rate. Why? This preliminary research shows that at this rate a bowling ball seems to skid the proper amount to achieve optimum ...

    Updated 10-17-2018 at 10:47 PM by bowl1820

  2. Comparisons of Methods of Calculating Rev Rate

    After trying the different methods of calculating the rpm's.

    Using a test video.

    I've tried counting the rotations as the ball goes down the lane. (gave a result that was 450 rpm.)

    Example (this is a new video from Storm to use with their new Matchmaker app page.)

    I then tried the USBC method that uses counting 10 frames & how many hours the ball turns (1 rotation = 12 hours). (This ...

    Quote Originally Posted by bowl1820 View Post
    Heres two old posts that might help

    Quote Originally Posted by Tampabaybob View Post
    Here's another tip that may help you:

    By Bryan O’Keefe

    Bowling is about the ability to repeat shots and the readi- ness to adjust to changing conditions.
    Today, we have bowling balls that absorb oil and we compete on an invisible playing field that changes with virtually every shot that goes down the lane. Bowlers need to con- stantly adjust to those
  4. Ball Cleaner Showdowns / writen Reviews

    Ball Cleaner Showdown #1

    Ebonite Powerhouse-Energizer Cleaner
    Track Clean'N Dull

    Balls used in test-
    Ball#1-A Track EMB with the coverstock freshly dulled with a green Scotchbrite.
    Ball#2-A Ebonite NitroR2 Classic with the coverstock freshly Dulled to 600grit.

    Ball condition at time of test-
    Ball#1 was used for 3 games in a night Mixed league. After the league the ball was shiny with oil and a normal amount of grime ...

    Updated 03-05-2016 at 11:21 AM by bowl1820

  5. Online Bowling Notes #02

    Shoe Sole and Heel information

    Old Dexter Sole Set:

    S-2 Brown Leather - Less Slide
    Use this sole when bowling on slippery approach conditions, such as synthetic lanes.

    S-4 Red Leather - Short Slide
    Use this s4 sole when bowling on moderately slippery approach conditions.

    S-6 White Microfiber - Long Slide
    Use this s6 sole for normal to slippery approach conditions.

    S-7 Perforated Yellow Leather (Buckskin) ...
  6. Pinsetter Theory of Operation and Malfunctions

    Pinsetter Theory of Operation and Malfunctions

    The purpose of this page is to give a bowler a bit more information on what causes a pinsetter stop or malfunction. The
    machines are designed ideally to run, X number of cycles, malfunction free. As we all know, and probably seen that is not always
    the case. Pinsetters are much like kids, some days they behave and other days you just want to beat their butts. Yes the
    machine are old, but the machine are by no means ...
  7. Are you Drilling for your Customer Style?

    Are you Drilling for your Customer Style?
    by Louis Marquez, IBPSIA President

    So you know the drill, your customer asks for the strongest drilling angle, you max it out with a leveraged pin angle and some drilling angle degree this by that. Does it work in the bowler’s best interest based off of their PAP distance? Are you combining the fact that the bowler may be of a specific style of player, you should?

    Here are some things to consider, first ...

    Updated 03-27-2015 at 04:40 PM by bowl1820

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  8. The Power / Control Spectrum

    This was a interesting post by John Jameson, of Innovative Bowling (aka ballspinner)

    Always remember the power/control spectrum. The ideal situation, that creates the highest scores, is to use as much power as you can effectively control.

    More surface = more control

    If the lane gives you the control use all the power you can get your hands on that still allows you to hit the pocket consistently.

    If the lanes are tough then using ...

    Updated 07-10-2014 at 10:21 PM by bowl1820

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  9. Online Bowling Notes #01

    RG: Radius Of Gyration.
    The RG of a bowling ball tells you how soon the core is designed to roll.
    A Low RG ball (aka: a Center Heavy ball) is easier to "rev up", rolls earlier and tends to mean earlier hook, more midlane reaction,a more evenly arcing ball used on wetter conditions.

    A High RG ball (aka: a Cover Heavy ball) is harder to "rev up", rolls later and tends to mean later hook, more backend reaction, tends to be more angular.


    Updated 07-26-2016 at 11:57 PM by bowl1820

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  10. What's the Rangefinder you ask?

    Rangefinder ® system by Brunswick

    It was invented by Lowell Jackson back in the 1930's

    "Jackson's poor eyesight was responsible for his most lasting legacy.
    Because he could not see the pins well, he would often put a pencil dot
    on the approach to help line up. Eventually, a nitpicking official at a
    tournament cited the ABC rulebook and made him erase his mark.

    That got Jackson to thinking. Out on the lanes, bowlers had long ...

    Updated 11-13-2021 at 02:34 PM by bowl1820

  11. Basic example of how to layout a ball

    This is a basic example of how you layout a ball using a Dual Angle layout.
    Tools used a Pro-Sect Quarter Scale and grease pencil.

    The Layout used is 45 X 3" X 30
    P.A.P. Location: 4 3/4" Horiz. 1" up Vertical (AKA: 4 3/4"> 1"^)
    (The layout will look slightly different actually on a ball, this is just to show the differing parts of the layout.)

    Updated 04-12-2018 at 03:35 PM by bowl1820

  12. Bowling and the Art of War

    Another find from my archive, my look at Applying the Art of War to bowling.

    "The Art Of Bowling"

    Over two thousand years ago a Chinese warrior-philosopher named Sun-Tzu
    wrote a book called The Art of War, it's a book on strategy that can
    still be applied and used today and can be used in about any endeavor.

    Here we'll look at two thing's: "strategic assessments" and "emptiness
    and fullness".