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#39896 - 01/30/07 09:42 PM Re: My Lesson with Mo Pinel [Re: Atochabsh]
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I spoke to the center holding the event but due to it being Superbowl weekend they do not have enough people signed up yet frown

So if you are in the area and interested give them a call and let them know!

Sat/Sun, Feb 3rd/4th
USA Bowling Pro Shops
Westgate Lanes
Brockton, MA

I also thank you all for the info and suggestions, Ive been looking for a regular coach for a year now and have asked everyone smile Problem is that bowling isnt as popular in this area so thoes that do coach either focus on youth bowling/college or do it so infrequent its hard to progress. I would like to meet with someone a couple times a month on a regular basis and that hasnt been able to happen yet.



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#39898 - 01/30/07 11:05 PM Re: My Lesson with Mo Pinel [Re: Atochabsh]
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Hi Erin-

Thanks for the reassurance. I was concerned enough to go back and bowl two more games with the new ball. I will just have to take it back and ask the local professional to plug it and put an oval slug in it as Mo had said might have to be done.

Again, overall I was pleased with the experience and am much happier with the way this ball fits even if the thumb is too large. The old grip was painful on the thumb joint if I put my fingers in all the way to the second joint after a few games.

Once we get the thumb right, I can clearly see how it will make it easier to bowl correctly and more consistently.

I feel the move to the 15 pound ball will also help my control over the ball and the development of a free arm swing.

The other thing he suggested was to use a spare ball one pound lighter than your strike ball. Also, he suggested to use a polished urethane ball instead of a platic ball as a spare ball. I forgot to ask him which polished urethane balls he might recommend and who makes them.


Edited by Reader (01/30/07 11:24 PM)
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Ebonite Maxim 15 lbs
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#39954 - 01/31/07 02:02 PM Re: My Lesson with Mo Pinel [Re: Reader]
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I had the same situation with the thumb hole. I had a round one and was very uncomfortable in it. I got an oval slug and since that day I have all of my equipment with oval thumb hole slugs. Make sure that you still leave room for tape, because like Erin said your thumb will change. I have 5 pieces of tape in my thumb hole during the winter and 4 in the summer. Also, if the slugs aren't drilled exactly the same, adjusting the number of pieces of tape in it is a very easy way to make it comfortable.

I use the white 1" textured tape (white). This helps the pad of my thumb to feel like it is snugly in the hole and make me not feel like I am going to drop the ball. Not sure what kind of tape Mo recommends, but that has worked for me for the several years now.

Mike


Edited by MrBowler (01/31/07 02:03 PM)
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#39957 - 01/31/07 02:45 PM Re: My Lesson with Mo Pinel [Re: MrBowler]
Reader Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
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Mike-

Thanks for the reply.

Another question...Is a spare ball usually drilled conventional or fingertip?

Do you throw it with the same release or do your point the thumb at the target pin the whole way?
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Tropical Storm 14 lbs (Nov. 2006 - 01/29/2007)
HG: 207
Avg: 143
MoRich Seek & Destroy 15 lbs (01/30/2007- )
Ebonite Maxim 15 lbs
HG:214
Avg:155

Started taking lessons: November, 2006

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#39959 - 01/31/07 03:35 PM Re: My Lesson with Mo Pinel [Re: Reader]
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Use the same grip and release that you would for a strike ball until you can solidify one release to where you can change releases to throw at spares. You may find on drier conditions or drier backends that the plastic ball will still want to move a little, so adjust accordingly. Overall, though, because of the less reactive cover, the spare ball will afford you a more consistent look and a better angle to cover 10 pins (RH) or 7 pins (LH).
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#39961 - 01/31/07 03:41 PM Re: My Lesson with Mo Pinel [Re: Brian Longo]
Reader Offline
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Brian-

I certainly can use the simplified approach of using one release for both balls. As a beginner, my head is swimming a little with alll the information my coach has given me.

Thank you,

Read

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Tropical Storm 14 lbs (Nov. 2006 - 01/29/2007)
HG: 207
Avg: 143
MoRich Seek & Destroy 15 lbs (01/30/2007- )
Ebonite Maxim 15 lbs
HG:214
Avg:155

Started taking lessons: November, 2006

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#39981 - 01/31/07 06:17 PM Re: My Lesson with Mo Pinel [Re: Reader]
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Your head will swim a lot as you begin, especially with some of the advanced techniques that you will read on here. In a couple of months (maybe sooner) you will do something and say to yourself "Oh, I remember reading about that somewhere, and I know what to do!" Eventually it will all come naturally to you, so don't feel to overwhelmed and don't try to implement to many different things.

You need to develop your own style, but like Brian said above I highly recommend using the same type of grip on your spare ball as your strike ball. That way when you pick up your spare ball it won't fee any different and you can concentrate on the job at hand, picking up the spare.

Mike
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#39985 - 01/31/07 07:42 PM Re: My Lesson with Mo Pinel [Re: MrBowler]
Reader Offline
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Well I feel much better tonight. I bowled a couple games with my son and spoke to the local pro for a moment while my son was getting a new finger insert. They will change the insert for an oval slug when the time is right. He encouraged me to continue to use the ball as is, perhaps with another piece of tape, until I get used to the fingertip grip and release. He indicated Mo said to wait on the slug until I adjust to the new grip type.



Edited by Reader (01/31/07 08:10 PM)
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Tropical Storm 14 lbs (Nov. 2006 - 01/29/2007)
HG: 207
Avg: 143
MoRich Seek & Destroy 15 lbs (01/30/2007- )
Ebonite Maxim 15 lbs
HG:214
Avg:155

Started taking lessons: November, 2006

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