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#162414 - 02/08/12 05:50 PM Re-Drilling Question
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Hey Everyone,

I知 thinking about getting one of my old entry level/dry lane balls (Columbia Scout) re-drilled to allow for more forward pitch. I知 experimenting with this ball because it was already re-drilled because the initial drilling was terrible; span was too long.

Anyway I play on dry lanes quite often and I知 thinking about getting the ball re-drilled to something similar to a 鏑abel Leverage or a 鉄tacked layout. I知 using this pdf for reference:

http://www.lanemastersbowling.com/marketing/LM_Ball%20Drilling%20Instructions.pdf

When I play on dry lanes I notice that I struggle mightily to swing the ball out and get decent carry when hitting the pocket. I want more backend reaction when swinging out to the breakpoint. I know there are other adjustments that I can make in terms of lane play, but I壇 like to optimize carry.

I致e heard others on the forum mention things like this for dry lane players so I知 asking would it make sense to go to a setup like this?

This was my first ball and it痴 drilled extremely weak because I was a brand new bowlerso I think I知 now doing things with it that it痴 no longer meant to do, if that makes any sense. (The pin is right at the CG)

Anyway all thoughts are appreciated on thisThanks guys
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#162447 - 02/09/12 05:03 AM Re: Re-Drilling Question [Re: Pre-emptive Strike]
CoachJim Offline
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You should just plug the thumb and leave the drill pattern the way it is. Plugging and altering a ball's initial drill pattern is a stab in the dark, sometimes it works out the way you want and other times the ball reacts like garbage. If you are remotely satisfied with the ball's reaction now, then leave well enough alone and just plug the thumb and get your grip fixed first before worrying about ball reaction.

Many bowlers try to over throw the ball on dry lanes, this tenses up their swings and causes them to pull the ball across their body at the target. This happens because their shoulders open up on the back swing, then they try to force the ball to go faster by pulling the swing before the shoulders close.

If you want more speed and to hit your target, try pointing your left elbow (right elbow for lefties) at your target through your back swing, and start of the down swing, when the ball falls freely from the top of your back swing and gets down to hip level, pull the left arm back and let the right arm just follow along for the ride and watch your speed and accuracy go through the roof.

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#162453 - 02/09/12 09:19 AM Re: Re-Drilling Question [Re: Pre-emptive Strike]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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I don't think it really matters how you drill a Scout it's going to be weak and I'm not sure you will get much of a difference in reaction anyways. The Scout has a pancake core.
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#162529 - 02/10/12 11:54 AM Re: Re-Drilling Question [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
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Ok cool, understood...I'll just fix the pitch on the ball to get more forward and forget about the drilling layout since it probably will be irrelevant.

I don't really care for the reaction on the ball, now that I've developed some as a bowler...but I'd rather use this ball to test out my new pitch rather than on something that I use more frequently.

Coach Jim, I'll be sure to try out some of those tips to improve my physical game. I feel as if I need to be more accurate in order to hit the pocket on these lanes...

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1st year into sport:

Summer League Average (first league): 193

High Game: 247
High Series: 645

In the bag:
15# RotoGrip Rising Star
15# Storm Tropical Breeze
15# Columbia White Dot
14# Columbia Scout Reactive

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