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#60303 - 06/28/08 05:15 PM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: NewYorkDave]
NewYorkDave Offline
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Originally Posted By: NewYorkDave
I used black tape at the back of my thumbhole for a short time, but something I've discovered I like better is a product called "Moleskin Plus." It's a very thin cotton flannel backed with adhesive, and you cut it to the desired size. You can find it in the foot care section of your local drugstore.

I've had the same piece in my ball for a couple of weeks and it's holding up well. I'll let you know if it leaves any kind of mess once I decide to replace it.


Just to follow up, I decided to remove the moleskin last night while giving the ball a cleaning. It did leave a little stickiness in the back of the thumbhole, but that cleaned up easily with some isopropyl alcohol. That's not bad considering that the ball has been living in a hot car most of the time.

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#60312 - 06/28/08 06:56 PM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: NewYorkDave]
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do you guys think more of the cotton style hockey tape would work well? Or just cause sweating and leave a mess? Theres a shoppers drugmart not far from here, ill check it out sometime for the moleskin stuff.

Pretty cheap for the price in my opinion: http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443276789&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396672250&bmUID=1214693982616&deptid=1408474396672192&ctgrid=1408474396672195&subctgrid=1408474396672250


Edited by agm_ultimatex (06/28/08 07:01 PM)

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#60392 - 06/30/08 12:22 AM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: agm_ultimatex]
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Did 4-5 games tonight. Did okay on some, bad on others. Manager there was suggesting as Dennis was to keep behind the ball 100%, and release that way as well, to not handshake release, just let it roll off the fingers. I was trying this at several feet positions. I find it works okay standing at the center, aiming for the 10 board arrow. The ball usually crosses the arrows around 12th board, and hooks at 11. However it either hits the left pocket or the head pin (luckily no nasty splits tonight). Any suggestions on how to adjust to hit the right pocket? Im sure getting some tape will help me as well.

Thanks again guys.

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#60394 - 06/30/08 01:24 AM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: agm_ultimatex]
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Quick answer is move left with the feet, or right with the target or a combination of both.
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#60398 - 06/30/08 03:19 AM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: agm_ultimatex]
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Simple it's one of the cardinal rules of bowling: Miss right, move right. Miss left, move left. You move there feet and your target the same amount of boards in one direction or another, i.e. you hit the hea pin hoead on move about a board and a half to two boards on the appraoch and the same with your target line. There are exceptions to this and variations. I don't exactly know how a Cranker would adjust using this method. If i had to guess I would say move left and either keep the same breakpoint or move it further to the right.
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#60400 - 06/30/08 03:35 AM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: TheDemolitionMan]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Demo, third try was the charmer.

If i had to guess I would say move left and either keep the same breakpoint

AGM, you house manager is a smart guy.
See if he gives lessons.
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#60402 - 06/30/08 03:42 AM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: Dennis Michael]
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Yeah I usually splice the two together. If I have to make a big adjustment I change the breakpoint and my target line as well. If not, I'm usually ok with the first one.
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#60406 - 06/30/08 04:01 AM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: TheDemolitionMan]
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Standard textbook would be move feet 2, target 1. But, if he cranks, and hits left, start only moving the feet. And, if he cranks, why is his breakpoint only 10?

Don't think he is. Seems like he is overrotating without his hand under the ball.
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#60418 - 06/30/08 10:01 AM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: Dennis Michael]
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On most house shots, you will not be able to hit the 1-3 pocket if your ball isn't getting out farther than 10. I'd say in the 7-9 board area is as far left as you'd want the breakpoint to be. If you say you were aiming at 2nd arrow, but hitting 12, perhaps you simply need to actually hit 2nd arrow. That will get your ball 4 or 5 boards farther right at the breakpoint area.
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#60444 - 06/30/08 05:03 PM Re: working on release for the right hook. [Re: Dennis Michael]
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Michael
Demo, third try was the charmer.

If i had to guess I would say move left and either keep the same breakpoint

AGM, you house manager is a smart guy.
See if he gives lessons.


At the end of the night I told him what I posted here essentially, he suggested to move just a little to the left as well.

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