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Dakota1

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RICO Drill Pattern
« on: September 02, 2022, 10:23:25 AM »
Hi Bowlers - I am wondering if any of you have tried a RICO Drill Pattern?  How did you like it?  Coach Denny Gold Level ABE

 

JessN16

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Re: RICO Drill Pattern
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 11:04:58 AM »
I had it on a Storm Thunder Struck circa 2007-08. Problem is, you can't really drill "RICO" anymore because you can't drill a crater weight hole in the side of the ball.

What you have now is standard pin-in-palm and that's something different. A lot of pros use it but I tried it on a couple of balls and it didn't work very well. Probably because I don't have pro revs, pro accuracy and don't see pro lane conditions much.

I assume the real reason for the weight hole in the original RICO was to create a PSA on a symmetrical ball away from the thumb hole and increase the diff, because otherwise, no matter where the CG (and therefore the assumed PSA) is located, the real PSA is going to move to the thumbhole once it's drilled. So the modern RICO is just a really pin-down, stable drilling.

Dakota1

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Re: RICO Drill Pattern
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2022, 01:50:35 PM »
Hi JessN16 - Very good points!  Thank you!Lets see if we get more responses on "Pin in the center of the palm pattern!"  Coach Denny Gold Level ABE   

ignitebowling

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Re: RICO Drill Pattern
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2022, 03:19:32 PM »
Still a great option on asymmetrics. Miss the option for symmetric equipment unfortunately.


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AllAirForceTwice

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Re: RICO Drill Pattern
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2022, 10:05:13 PM »
I actually had a lesson today w/Ric Hamlin the inventor of this layout but in a prior lesson he was saying that due to +/- 3.0 ozs allowed weight holes are no longer as important. It's all what you see and feel. I have only pin down asymmetrical balls since the USBC changes but I may try some RICOs on a symmetrical piece or two as I am currently learning new releases to improve my wrist position so I can bowl longer and stronger... my axis has been changing and hence all my future layouts too...
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