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Bowl_Freak

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Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
on: July 06, 2018, 01:13:34 PM
With having this rule in effect this coming season, is the new rule gonna give any particular style and advantage with the added side weight allowance? Will it make a noticeable difference in reaction and/or pin carry? Asking for a friend... ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
Reply #31 on: July 10, 2018, 11:08:07 AM
Thanks Ignite for the data.  Hmm Scout with finger and side weight might be something to look at for kicks but as others said for real cores nothingburger.

>urethane balls with a differential less than 0.025

Oh look at this Tank Rampage just sitting on the rack (funny wasn't here yesterday before the tournament) that the no thumbers can turn either way.  How convenient.  Money can make people act like idiots but have to start somewhere I  suppose.

What the numbers do not show. The 0" pin with 2.8 positive side weight had about a 1.5" flare ring around the ball. Imagine the urethane strip on a Quantum Helix. The 10.5" pin 3ozs negative side weight ball had more flare, and it was all covering the bowlers gripping holes.

Placing the pin/cg in the 3.5" to 4" range had the most hook on average of the 3 conditions without flaring over or rolling over any of the holes.

Just as an example since everyone believed that static weight mattered most in balls with no cores from years ago. Given almost 3ozs which was 2ozs over what was allowed in years past did not benefit the bowler or ball reaction.
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Re: Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
Reply #32 on: July 10, 2018, 11:30:04 AM
Thanks Ignite for the data.  Hmm Scout with finger and side weight might be something to look at for kicks but as others said for real cores nothingburger.

>urethane balls with a differential less than 0.025

Oh look at this Tank Rampage just sitting on the rack (funny wasn't here yesterday before the tournament) that the no thumbers can turn either way.  How convenient.  Money can make people act like idiots but have to start somewhere I  suppose.

What the numbers do not show. The 0" pin with 2.8 positive side weight had about a 1.5" flare ring around the ball. Imagine the urethane strip on a Quantum Helix. The 10.5" pin 3ozs negative side weight ball had more flare, and it was all covering the bowlers gripping holes.

Placing the pin/cg in the 3.5" to 4" range had the most hook on average of the 3 conditions without flaring over or rolling over any of the holes.

Just as an example since everyone believed that static weight mattered most in balls with no cores from years ago. Given almost 3ozs which was 2ozs over what was allowed in years past did not benefit the bowler or ball reaction.

Ok thanks for the clarification.  Was just noticing the bigger hook difference between the two with a pancake but should have seen the negative side was greater duh.  Oh look the governing body outlawed something that didn't matter (no more than 1 oz side weight) and it had unintended consequences (ie motion holes) down the line.  Stop me if you have heard this one.  All that said realizing its only $10 a ball to plug motion holes made it more an inconvenience than anything especially since modern plug material is way better than years past where cracking could be a concern.  Few of my gems I doubt I will ever plug though as those are fun balls for most part anyway.
Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 11:45:50 AM by BowlingForDonuts
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Re: Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
Reply #33 on: July 10, 2018, 11:51:00 AM
The USBC is just throwing shit at the wall to see what will stick. *They* know side weight doesn't matter, but they can't just sit around and do nothing, so instead of doing something that matters, they attack static weights. Bravo, USBC. Way to outdate yourself by 30 years.
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Re: Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
Reply #34 on: July 10, 2018, 11:51:35 AM
Thanks Ignite for the data.  Hmm Scout with finger and side weight might be something to look at for kicks but as others said for real cores nothingburger.

>urethane balls with a differential less than 0.025

Oh look at this Tank Rampage just sitting on the rack (funny wasn't here yesterday before the tournament) that the no thumbers can turn either way.  How convenient.  Money can make people act like idiots but have to start somewhere I  suppose.

Per the USBC:  "A ball left in a bowling center by a bowler to be used as a house ball is not considered a house ball."

The "I found it on the rack" argument will not work.   Again,  it all comes down to rule enforcement and people respecting the game and abiding by the rules.
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Re: Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
Reply #35 on: July 10, 2018, 12:18:16 PM
Here are the plastic ball comparisons with the Track 100P pancake weight block and the Track Spare Plus asymmetric core plastic ball.

With the 100P I am limited to only 3ozs top weight and shifting the cg/pin closer or further from the center grip line in order to get 2.8 ozs positive or negative side weight. This also moves the pin towards or away form the PAP when trying to get the static weights desired. The CG marks the low RG axis/pin for the pancake weight block.

With the Spare Plus I can change the cg location in relation to the MB and the pin along with the top weight. This allowed me to keep the exact same layout and shift the pin to create 3ozs positive and negative side weight.

Here are the total boards hook for each on the list lane conditions......

Track spare Plus

drilled 50 x 4 x 30

3ozs positive side

house 12.97
short  16.50
long    08.22

50 x 4 x 30

3ozs negative side

house 12.51
short  15.52
long   07.40


Track P100

2.8 positive side weight 0" pin to pap

house 06.97
short  11.96
long   06.30

2.8 negative side weight 10.5" pin to pap

house 09.80
short  15.65
long   08.84

Was there any noticable difference in the entry angle? I think the majority of bowlers would be under the impression that a plastic ball with a core is going to spin faster than a pancake counterpart and "hit harder". I don't subscribe to the "plastic w/ core = hit harder" theory as I believe entry angle is what creates carry, not the core.

I didn't pay attention to entry angle just total hook. Moving the ball into friction had the biggest effect on hook and entry angle changes. I can do a comparison between the Spare+ and the 100P using a 4" pin to PAP for both and screen shot the overall results that show all of the details.

I cannot tell a difference in carry between my Spare+ and a Tzone when using plastic for score during practice.

 I'd assume the better carry potential is with the Spare+ because it has an 8lb core etc vs a pancake weight block. The dynamics of the balls when compared may allow one to deflect less if all other things are equal with the ball is going into the pins. Since the mass for the Spare plus is more central and the pancake cores are not??? Just a guess.
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Re: Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
Reply #36 on: July 11, 2018, 12:14:30 PM
Here are the plastic ball comparisons with the Track 100P pancake weight block and the Track Spare Plus asymmetric core plastic ball.

With the 100P I am limited to only 3ozs top weight and shifting the cg/pin closer or further from the center grip line in order to get 2.8 ozs positive or negative side weight. This also moves the pin towards or away form the PAP when trying to get the static weights desired. The CG marks the low RG axis/pin for the pancake weight block.

With the Spare Plus I can change the cg location in relation to the MB and the pin along with the top weight. This allowed me to keep the exact same layout and shift the pin to create 3ozs positive and negative side weight.

Here are the total boards hook for each on the list lane conditions......

Track spare Plus

drilled 50 x 4 x 30

3ozs positive side

house 12.97
short  16.50
long    08.22

50 x 4 x 30

3ozs negative side

house 12.51
short  15.52
long   07.40


Track P100

2.8 positive side weight 0" pin to pap

house 06.97
short  11.96
long   06.30

2.8 negative side weight 10.5" pin to pap

house 09.80
short  15.65
long   08.84

Was there any noticable difference in the entry angle? I think the majority of bowlers would be under the impression that a plastic ball with a core is going to spin faster than a pancake counterpart and "hit harder". I don't subscribe to the "plastic w/ core = hit harder" theory as I believe entry angle is what creates carry, not the core.

Screen shots of the specs when comparing Spare Plus vs 100P for entry angle etc. Both bowling balls drilled with a 30 degree Val and a 4" pin to pap

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Re: Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
Reply #37 on: July 11, 2018, 01:22:50 PM
I admire your work ethic and attention to detail. I think the biggest takeaway from this is how much the high ratio house pattern negates technical specifications of the ball. I'm sure the margins get even closer on house when you start randomizing any two reactive balls.

USBC knows that preservation of "integrity" starts and ends with the pattern that is bowled on. They also know that if they mandate tougher conditions, that you'll see a large drop off from the majority of the base which are 160-180 avg bowlers. One they start shooting 100-110s on sport compliant patterns, they're just not going to bowl due to bruised ego or not having the physical acumen to get down the mechanics in order to repeat a shot, generate optimal rev rate/ball speed ratio, or simply don't want a challenge.

The ball rules are only in place to bring a close to their years of testing, hundreds of thousands of dollars in research, and thousands of paid man-hours. It's not the solution, but it makes them look like they've "come to a conclusion" and generate more $ for the ball companies & pro shops as bowlers replace equipment that's phasing out due to spec rules.

The ball companies and pro shops increasing revenue is the only silver lining in this.

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Re: Side/Top/Finger weight rule...much difference
Reply #38 on: July 11, 2018, 02:06:37 PM
Tougher conditions won't hurt the 160 average bowlers ego as much, it's the 200 plus average bowler it will affect the most. I don't believe the conditions are the issue. Most league bowlers don't want harder conditions. Most are happy to bowl what they do on what most consider easier conditions. Not all house conditions are the same. Not all houses are the same. Too many want to put down "house" conditions by assuming they area ll the same.....easy.

Bowlers that want to bowl more competitively on tougher conditions are low in numbers. This is evident with anytime someone post a "scratch" league or tournament and typically get low turnout. Add the phrase "sport pattern" to any event and watch the bowlers disappear. 

Bowling is different for everyone. The large number of bowlers today like the bowlers 40 years ago want to go bowl and have fun. It is social entertainment. There are very competitive leagues out there as well. They can choose to govern their league like any tournament with tougher or easier conditions. Why make bowlers that have no interest in that bowl on something they do not want to?

USBC can not make the conditions tougher or regulate them past where they are for leagues. They know the proprietors will say no, and in the end USBC cannot fight them. Bowling centers do not need USBC, USBC needs bowling centers.
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