Talk Bowling Episode 127: Favorite Bowling Shoes of All-Time

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Feb 022017

Talk Bowling – Episode #127

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Question from YouTube:

Q – Hi guys I bought a No Rules from you guys last month and just got it drilled today. Just need a little advise. At the beginning I was sticking in the ball causing a loft. Got it sanded out a little. Bowled good until end of 3rd game when my fingers (mostly my thumb) was swelling up and had 2 shots that went way up in the air and another where it didn’t come off at all and almost did a Josh Blanchard. After that I got timid and worried about it happening again so didn’t bowl well. So basically went from 245 3rd game to 130. After getting sanded again it never felt right and was
inconsistent between sticking and dropping it. What do I do? 01SilveradoLT on YT

Question from Facebook:

Q – Tony and Dustin, what bowling shoes do you currently use and what are your favorite shoes you’ve ever had?

Upcoming Releases:

2/7 – Brunswick True Nirvana and Fanatic SS
2/14 – Storm Timeless and Torrent, Hammer Gauntlet, Columbia Tyrant Pearl, Track Kinetic Emerald
3/7 – Ebonite Maverick Pearl


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Last Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – Who holds the record for most consecutive gutter balls thrown during a sanctioned league and how many was it?

A – On Sept. 7, 1971, Richard Caplette threw 19 straight gutter balls in Danielson, Conn.

This Week’s Question of the Week:

Q – What branch of the U.S. Military issued a unit patch that featured a bowling ball knocking down pins?

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Dec 152008

Have you wondered if there is a difference between Turbo and Vise grips?  Have you heard of the Vacuum Grip?  We will cover these questions asked by viewers like you.

Details for Vacuum Grip Installation (from Turbo 2-n-1 Grips):

Vacuum Grip
Best uses for Vacu fit: Bowlers who suffer from swelling or may be in between sizes.

Create a Vacuum Grip with this Simple Drill Technique.
NOTE: Please read instructions fully before drilling. For Tech Support call: 1-888-2N1-GRIP.

  1. Use 1 1/32" drill bit. Hole should be 1/16" larger than the recommended insert o.d.
  2. Drill hole 1" deep.
  3. Replace 1 1/32" drill bit with 31/32" or recommended insert outside diameter (for stronger vacuum use smaller drill bit i.e. 61/64 for
    standard outside diameter insert)
  4. Drill hole the full depth of insert (Quad inserts 1 3/4", Standard 2-N-1 1 3/8")
  5. You have now created a cone at the bottom of the hole.
  6. Install finger insert. Glue bottom of grip into smaller hole. When creating a vacuum grip you must use at least 2 sizes smaller than standard finger tip size. Grip will expand to fit inside hole diameter.
  7. Apply adhesive (Turbo Zip Plus-45 recommended) to the front of hole, between finger insert and bowling ball. ONLY apply glue to the front wall.

Product mentioned in this episode:

Turbo 2-N-1 Grips Quad Finger Inserts, Ebonite Ultra Slide, Brunswick Power Slide, Ebonite Shoe Slider, Brunswick Clear Top Shoe Slider.

Episode 5 discussed different types of bowling shoes.