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J_w73

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Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« on: February 11, 2016, 05:09:59 PM »
I was watching Xtra Frame today and someone from Innovative was talking about a drilling/layout for a thumbless bowler that would allow 6 different layouts on the ball and, I'm assuming, still be legal.

I'm guessing this would just be three holes in a triangle around the cg, so that no matter which two holes you used with your fingers (and no thumb) it would be statically legal.  Depending on the holes used, it would allow the pin to be in 6 different positions and give 6 different reactions.

Anyone know anything about this?  They said they pulled up a picture online, but I couldn't find anything.
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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2016, 11:38:52 PM »
The advantage is rev rate and the room it creates.We have guys here that throw two finger or two fingers with two hands that can't hit within 5 boards of each shot.With the walled up houseshots most can throw 4th arrow to the first.

Most two finger bowlers sucked trying to use a thumb.Thats why most here started doing it.Not really trying to bash anybody for how they want to bowl.Just saying they get enough advantage is it is with these walled up houseshots.

Take that away and its fun watching them shoot 150s.Just bowled a six game sweeper on wtba rome pattern 7 loads 2 to 2.Watched one two hander who thinks hes a superstar miss the headpin for 6 games.Pretty amazing shot wasn't really that hard square up straight down 3rd arrow.

As far as trying the two handed delivery I am 55 years old been bowling forty years had four back surgeries.I can throw with 2 fingers but my control is much better using my thumb.I have around 400rr so 2 finger really don't gain much for me.My body enjoys 3 finger release much better.

I know I won't be around ,But it will be interesting to see how the two handed bowlers will be bowling in the senior leagues.I think most of them the bowling career will be over.

I really don't think 2 hands, no thumb, or rolling the ball with your feet is the problem. I think the desire to let bowlers score as high as they want on a house shot is the real enemy. The technology isn't really a problem, at the end of the day if the oil was either thick enough or high enough in volume that there wasn't hold or free hook then it would be an even playing field for all. At the end of the day bowlers want to strike and "shred the rack" not earn every pin. This is the reason why you can't fill sport or scratch leagues at most houses or why tournaments on sport or challenge patterns don't have full attendance. Most don't want to be challenged they just want to be a house shot hero once every week. Our sport is dying and no one has an answer how to fix it.

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2016, 01:03:42 AM »
EG, the answer is simple, mediocre with lack of competition bowlers, I would love to see in every league a sport shot changing every 3 weeks, but that's just me and maybe the "tryhards" of our sport, because we know we would get better and why not give it a try at a regional vs pros. But the rest of the community 90%? Want to be mr high rev rate, lane sprayer and 220 avg guy on a house shot, put them on a sport and they will struggle for 120, then they are saying, "oh Duke shot a 190 avg at the US Open, he sucks"
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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2016, 07:29:22 AM »
There is a lot of hypocrisy in bowling; that is for sure. Everyone claims that things are too easy when the other guy, someone they feel that they're better than, is shooting 700 every other week, but when the lane man tightens things up and the original speaker shoots 550 for a month straight, he's the first one claiming that the house is a brick yard and is threatening to quit! The sad truth is that a large percentage of bowlers don't really want the game to be challenging. They would rather tell someone that they are leading the league with a 235 average than tell them they're leading it with a 190. Even though they're the top dog in both instances, once sounds a lot better than the other in their heads.

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2016, 10:30:42 AM »
Agree with both comments above, I wish our sport was more like golf in a lot of ways. You can have all the power in the world off the tee but you still need to have the finesse to make an 18 foot putt up hill for par.

Why is it that with golf places like Pebble Beach are dream destinations but you couldn't get 10% of the league to come back if you put out the US Open as your house shot? I feel like our sport lacks pride and that really drives folks to want it easy.

A couple years back I shot 105 on Viper at a tournament, I still tell that story to house bowlers as an example of what real shots can be like. How many would just quit after that?

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2016, 01:46:15 PM »
Agreed. I've tried my hand in some PBA Regionals and a few Tour Qualifiers back when the tour traveled. I never really came all that close to winning anything out there, yet those experiences are still some of my favorites within my bowling career. I'm more proud of the 268 game I shot during a regional than I am of any of the 300s I've tossed in league. Sadly, a lot of bowlers just aren't willing to take that kind of shot to the old ego. They would rather shoot 250 with no effort than shoot a 210 that really took some awesome shot-making to accomplish.

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2016, 09:54:42 AM »
Hello,
I enjoy the two handed approach with thumbless delivery style of bowling.  It makes applying rapid revolution rates a no brainer.  However, the rest is more difficult than thumb in single arm swing approach bowling.

The rules for drilling allow for four finger holes and one balance hole.  The balance hole is not a thumb hole, that is unless one puts one's thumb in it.

The four finger holes do not have to be utilized during every shot execution.  As long as it can be demonstrated that they all can be used at the same time for a shot execution.

When there are more than two finger holes, the center of grip is an average of the four holes, as opposed to the bridge as when there are only two finger holes.
Now the beauty of this rule is that it would take a mathematician to create a three axis coordinate system and locate the center of four holes that are not on a straight line.  And again, that center moves depending upon which fingers you put in on any given shot execution.

The important issue is what happens in competition.  Well, if somebody challenges your ball, then it is removed until it can be verified.  However, you can also challenge every one of the balls they have in their possession.  You can force the removal of an entire team's balls if you wished to.

I suppose an offended party would produce video to prove that the shot was made with certain of the finger holes and that the ball does not balance out according to rules under that particular usage.  Where is the enjoyment in that?

On the other note not asked by the original poster, we are seeing two handed approach bowlers on the tour throwing down the boards and winning from both sides of the lane.  It is more difficult to get the necessary speed, but in the final analysis, thumbless bowling (accommodated by two hands on the ball) offers more ball roll versatility for any individual bowler once they learn the tricks.
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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2016, 10:29:48 AM »
Easiest thing to do and avoid an static issues or weighing delays as mentioned.

Simply use balls with 2-3" pins and put the cg in the middle if the triangle of the 3 finger holes. It will weigh out fine no matter what you try and weigh from.

That's what I've done for bowlers using this layout system.
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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2016, 09:01:59 PM »
I'm now genuinely interested in trying this out if I get the chance. Anyone know where some more precise/exact drilling layouts can be found? I can't seem to find anything on this other than from here.

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2016, 04:47:40 PM »
I would like to know as well the layout specs of this. I ordered a DV8 Deviant and I was wanting to get it drilled to this layout. Does anyone have these specs so that I can get my ball drilled?

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2016, 05:00:47 PM »
I would like to know as well the layout specs of this. I ordered a DV8 Deviant and I was wanting to get it drilled to this layout. Does anyone have these specs so that I can get my ball drilled?
  Just pick a pin to pap that you normally like and drill one of the finger positions with that layout.  The rest will just be different as you rotate your hand around and use the different finger hole positions.  You aren't going to be able to lay out the ball with 6 specific layouts.  You will have 1 ball that you should be able to get 6 different shapes out of and be legal.  That is the key.
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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2016, 06:57:30 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply to my question J_w73 . I will be going this Saturday to get it drilled.

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2016, 01:10:24 PM »
My driller and I just kind of think of it in terms of clock positioning for the pin. So far, we've kept it simple and gone roughly 12 o'clock, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. As far as actual specs, I can ask him to write them down for me next time I go to the bowl.

The funny thing is the differences ball to ball. I've liked my original Melee using the 2 o'clock pin almost exclusively, yet out of the box, I immediately liked the roll of my 6 o'clock position on my black Hammer urethane. I only threw my Thug Unruly for 1-2 shots, so I don't know what I like best in that one yet.

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2016, 01:24:33 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply to my question J_w73 . I will be going this Saturday to get it drilled.

Thinking about it a bit, I guess there might be a little more science and thought that could/should go into the layouts.  I don't think you want to set it up so one of the layouts ends up being over 6 3/4 from your pap... or one that ends up being to the right of your PAP.  It wouldn't hurt anything you might just get an undesired ball reaction at one of the finger positions. Of course, a pin farther away from the finger holes is going to give a bigger difference in reaction as you rotate between the different grips. 

That is what I like about this drilling.  It is going to give you different ball reactions.  That one reaction that you don't usually like or don't use often may be the one that works and pulls you through on a tough condition.  I wish I didn't use a thumb so that I could take advantage of it.

You also need to make sure you get a ball with a pin length that will allow you to get the pin in the position/s you want and still be statically legal at every grip.  CG in the middle of the holes is the easiest way to make sure it is legal.

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Re: Innovative Bowling new thumbless drilling layout??
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2016, 01:22:54 PM »
Hello again players,

Here are some issues to consider:
The cg is going to have to be close to the finger holes to keep the ball legal through its rotations of chosen fingers inserted.
The holes themselves are going to all have to be drilled big enough for the larger middle finger to be inserted, hmmm...

As far as ball reaction, a two handed approach bowler that doesn't use a thumb hole, and where the finger holes are large enough to insert down to conventional depth, the middle knuckle, has plenty of options.
The fingers may be inserted fully.  The fingers may be inserted only to fingertip depth.  One finger or the other may be inserted fully while the ball is turned such that the second finger is only inserted at fingertip depth.  This is all made possible by the second hand being utilized to keep the ball on the rolling hand.

It may be, as I think I had suggested in an earlier post, that a two handed approach bowler could gain more advantage learning how to manipulate the axis rotation and axis tilt, as well as the revolution rate, by alternative releases.  This rather than worrying so much about the weight block and setup.  The finger depth insertion variations as mentioned will accommodate executing these alternative releases.

That said, I also intend to have a ball drilled with that triangular shaped layout, all holes big enough to fit the middle finger to conventional depth, and see if the ball will actually conform to static weight rules in each orientation.  We'll see.

Obviously, since I would easily demonstrate that I could insert three fingers in those triangularly oriented holes at the same time, the center of grip will be the center of the triangle.  But, then again, if I only insert two fingers, I could claim the center of grip between the two holes used (the bridge of those two holes), and claim the third hole as a balance hole.  This maneuver would only be for technical purposes when needed for compliance.

My appologies, I did not write the rules.  I do follow the rules.  That is what they allow for.

Thumb in bowlers in some parts have complained incessantly about the seemingly unfair advantage and have pressed the USBC and PBA to try to take away some of the advantage by altering the rules to make them more punitive toward thumb out bowlers.
What they ended up achieving is a set of rules which are way more permissive and increase the advantage dramatically for the thumb out bowler that utilizes the two handed approach.  And these newest rules are very clearly written with little ambiguity, and thus once pulled out of the bag to show to complainers what is actually written, complaints are immediately shut down.

Let's enjoy this new revolution in bowling.  Quite frankly I was getting totally bored before I started with the two handed approach.  I went from being a long time mediocre bowler whose best run was averaging 220, and who rarely saw a messenger, to a bowler that can produce messengers often.  And when I want to throw caution to the wind, I can explode racks in ways that the thumb in 230 averagers are humbled by.
I'm not bragging, I'm too old to do it for anything but demonstration once in a while.  But, I've taught others to do it for the same results.  It's available to anybody with decent physical abilities.

And just in case you don't hear from me again soon, I'll give all a clue.  Look closely for the similarities between Jason and Osku rather than the glaring differences.  Yes, one is the skip step.  But there are others, and one in particular which is the real key.  Remember, reving it is a no brainer, so we are not talking about the release, or whether or not the ball is curled up on the wrist.
Good luck with it.
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