Bowlers: Are we the problem or the solution?

Since my arrival in the US, I think it’s fair to say I’ve become somewhat obsessed with Bowling. As in the ten pin variety. Most days, my thoughts are absolutely consumed with bowling. It’s really just a matter of time before I get involved in the industry in some capacity. More than likely, it will be as a Pro shop operator, but that’s a whole other blog entry, I think.

Categorized as Bowling

Does the drilling angle matter on Symmetric balls?

This question appears to be asked again and again on If you don’t know anything about the Dual Angle Layout Technique, please feel free to read the introductory pieces I wrote on it’s use and application.

Dual Angle Layouts – Totals and Ratios

This is a continuation of the series of posts about the Dual Angle Layout Technique. I strongly recommend you read the Introduction piece first, then return here to continue reading.

Dual Angle Layouts – Introduction

This article is intended to be the first of a series of articles that explain in as much detail as possible, how the Dual Angle Layout Technique works and how you can start to apply it to your game – or at least help you to better understand the why’s and how’s of the layouts you might have on your equipment.

Mo Pinel’s Double Thumb Layout explained

As an active member on, I see and help field a lot of requests for layouts and general advice about bowling balls, surfaces, etc. as well as a lot of some of the more technical details of bowling.

Immigration proceedings and Parkersburg,WV!

Okay, so I recently received a “Notice of Action” from the USCIS informing me that was required to travel to Charleston, WV for “biometrics” appointment on Thursday, June 3, 2010. What’s a biometrics appointment? In a nutshell, it’s a finger print and mug shot. LOL! I was asked countless times why I couldn’t have done that at the local sheriff’s office. Basically, I had to have an official USCIS Officer/worker there to take the details. As you can imagine, there are many thousands of people doing exactly what I’m doing here in the US. I would be a logistical nightmare to manage all those people if they just went to their local sheriff’s office to get their biometric information taken. It just easier, for them at least, if they have offices located throughout the country and have people travel to the locations, rather than sending official workers to the applicants.

Thursday League Roll Off

I have to say, in spite of all the ups and downs of the season, I enjoyed this season very much. I have learned much through out the season, least of all, how to keep your emotions steady. I have a tendency of being very hard on myself if things don’t go my way which often leads to me getting angry and start to throw the hell out of the ball. This is obviously not a good thing, but I’ve got a lot better at keeping cool and staying on a more even keel.