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Date: 24 Jul 2006 00:52:53
From: Blue
Subject: Finding a knowledgeable/helpful pro-shop

Can anyone give me some helpful pointers in finding a solid pro shop
that is knowledgeable & willing to assist in finding the right set-up
that matches up well with my style of play?

The in house guy is there maybe 4 days a week from 5-7pm & those are
apparently just suggestions, as there have been plenty of times he
didn't bother to show up. Anywho, he *appears* to be knowledgeable,
but I haven't used him since he displays no interest in
explaining/suggesting/helping customers.

And then there is the guy who I have used. He's a lil more helpful,
but then I wonder just how helpful. I ordered a new ball, I asked him
to watch me throw a few, and before drilling I tried to go over the
suggested layouts from the flyer included with the ball (Storm -
Pyro). He didn't appear to go into much depth, merely replying with a
"Sure, we can do this which will do X & X, and will help you out a
lil" which sounded good. He ended up drilling it with the pin,
finger holes, CG, thumb almost in a perpendicular line. It's not the
best quality, but here's a pic:
http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ballbm8.jpg
Obviously, no one here has seen me bowl, but can this be an acceptable
drilling? Never seen it suggested before.

I don't want some crazy layout just to have a crazy layout. But I
would like to understand what's being done & why, and if, by chance, I
would benefit some a different layout, I'd like to have find someone
knowledgeable that's willing to work with me in finding that right
layout. What should I be asking?

While I kind of understand PAP, axis, etc, I'm not up to par on how
these translate on the lanes. I see them mentioned often, even with
the including drilling instructions with balls, but have yet to have
one of the guys I have been around even talk about such things.

Any & all help is appreciated.




 
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