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    Default Ball Motion 2: The SCIENCE of Bowling Equipment OR How I met your Arsenal

    Ball Motion 2: The SCIENCE of Bowling Equipment OR How I met your Arsenal

    Welcome to part 2 of ball motion. This time we're going to look at the science of bowling equipment, and use it to build the best 6-8 ball arsenal you can have!


    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16” over 1 3/4” up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium rev’s.High Game 300, High series 798

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    I see equations...this should be fun...

    Hopefully he figured out how to work his microphone this time.

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    Do I "feel" vindicated that Rob Johnson pretty much designed a system I designed 2 years ago and everybody laughed at me about??

    Yes, to some degree.

    Aslan Rulez!

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    In "theory" he seems to put stock in RG values...but if you look at his arsenal...his highest RG ball is 2.49. I guess with his rev rate...if his speed is high enough...that makes sense.

    I looked at the values, and his HCB, MCB, HAB, DAB match up to my progression system...for the most part. He's able to utilize more surface and more symmetric cores than I can. For my characteristics, too much surface seems to make the ball roll out too early. And I've had better luck with assymetric cores...so long as I keep my release somewhat consistent. I think the MCB is a good fresh oil guideline...and I think he's spot on about dropping down to the MCB. And his DAB specs are very similar to my dry ball specs...just I'd go symmetric at that point.

    The trouble I have is the third dropdown. If you go to the DCB...and there's carrydown (especially if your DCB ball is urethane)...your ball isn't gonna turn at the breakpoint. I could see the MAB...but I don't have the hand/power to make a weaker/higher RG ball work the way he does...so I'd go with a HAB. But, something to think about...maybe I should look at a DCB or MAB in that spot as I continue developing my model.
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