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Reference guide to help in deciding a bowlers "sweet spot" and to assist in the application of the Morich Dual Angle System. Includes a compilation of information from the BowlingChat forums / wiki, Mo's brain (among others!), plus 10 sample bowlers of various types with Mo's recommended sweet spot and layouts.
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The attached file is a reference guide to help in deciding a bowlers "sweet spot" and to assist in the application of the Morich Dual Angle System. Includes a compilation of information from the BowlingChat forums / wiki, Mo's brain (among others!), plus 10 sample bowlers of various types with Mo's recommended sweet spot and layouts.<br>
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The following is the first page and a half of the guide for quick reference:<br>
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==Angle Sum Variance:==
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*+/- 30° for elite bowlers
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*+/- 20° for good bowlers
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*+/- 10° for average bowlers<br><br>
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==1) Determine the Sum of angles by analyzing bowler's ball speed & rev rate.==
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*Revs Dominant use higher angle sums – up to 130°
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*Speed Dominant use smaller angle sums – down to 60°
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*Speed = Revs use medium angle sums – around 100°<br><br>
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==2) Drilling Angle / Sum Adjustments==
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*Lower drilling angle for higher Axis Rotation on normal oil conditions
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*Raise drilling angle for lower Axis Rotation on normal oil conditions<br><br>
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*Lower drilling sum slightly for higher Axis Tilt
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*Raise drilling sum slightly for higher Axis Rotation<br><br>
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==3) Determine the angle ratio by analyzing the bowler's axis rotation and tilt.==
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*Axis tilt over 17° use lower ratios (1:2 - 1:3) & longer Pin to PAP (over 4”)
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*Axis rotation over 75° use lower ratios (1:2 - 1:3) & larger angle sums<br><br>
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*Axis tilt under 16° use larger ratios (2:1 - 3:1) & shorter Pin to PAP (under 4”)
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*Axis rotation under 45° use higher ratios (2:1 - 3:1) & smaller angle sums<br><br>
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==4) Adjust the angles for the pattern the bowler wants to use the ball on.==
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*Dry or short patterns use higher ratio
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*Wet or long patterns use lower ratio<br><br>
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==Additional Information==<br>
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*The more aggressive the cover the larger the sum of the angles
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*The less aggressive the cover the smaller the sum of the angles
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To increase skid / reduce flare:
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*Use shorter Pin to PAP on asymmetrical balls
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*Use longer Pin to PAP on symmetrical balls
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*These choices help retain axis rotation and tilt longer. Also note symmetrical balls lose tilt faster than asymmetrical balls
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If the ball design creates a later, sharp break point, use lower ratio (lower drilling angle to VAL).<br>
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If the ball design creates a sooner, forward rolling ball, use more ratio (higher drilling angle to VAL)<br><br>
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High tilt players use Pin to PAP distances of 4 1/2" to 5 3/4" (with Asymmetrical balls)
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*4 ½” Pin to PAP distance will make the ball come off the spot hard (more angular)
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*5 ¾” Pin to PAP distance will make the ball roll forward sooner<br><br>
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Asymmetrical Balls exhibit most flare at Pin to PAP distances of 2 3/4" to 6 1/4"<br>
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Symmetrical Balls exhibit most flare with Pin to PAP distances of 3 to 4"<br><br>
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Retaining Axis Rotation & Axis Tilt:<br>
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*To retain Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt in SYMMETRICAL equipment, we would tend towards longer pin-pap (> 4") distances, while ASYMMETRICAL equipment we use shorter pin-pap distances (< 3"). We would also chose higher angle ratios (2:1 - 3:1) to promote a longer first transition to make the most of what Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt is available at release.<br><br>
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*To burn off Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt quicker in SYMMETRICAL equipment, we would tend toward Max flare pin positions (3" - 4"), while longer pin distances (4"+) in ASYMMETRICAL equipment. We would also chose lower angle rations (1:1 - 1:2) to get the ball to reach the first transition sooner, while trying to eliminate jumpy back end reaction that tends to accompany high Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt.<br><br>

Revision as of 13:00, 16 April 2010

The attached file is a reference guide to help in deciding a bowlers "sweet spot" and to assist in the application of the Morich Dual Angle System. Includes a compilation of information from the BowlingChat forums / wiki, Mo's brain (among others!), plus 10 sample bowlers of various types with Mo's recommended sweet spot and layouts.

The following is the first page and a half of the guide for quick reference:

Angle Sum Variance:

  • +/- 30° for elite bowlers
  • +/- 20° for good bowlers
  • +/- 10° for average bowlers

1) Determine the Sum of angles by analyzing bowler's ball speed & rev rate.

  • Revs Dominant use higher angle sums – up to 130°
  • Speed Dominant use smaller angle sums – down to 60°
  • Speed = Revs use medium angle sums – around 100°

2) Drilling Angle / Sum Adjustments

  • Lower drilling angle for higher Axis Rotation on normal oil conditions
  • Raise drilling angle for lower Axis Rotation on normal oil conditions

  • Lower drilling sum slightly for higher Axis Tilt
  • Raise drilling sum slightly for higher Axis Rotation

3) Determine the angle ratio by analyzing the bowler's axis rotation and tilt.

  • Axis tilt over 17° use lower ratios (1:2 - 1:3) & longer Pin to PAP (over 4”)
  • Axis rotation over 75° use lower ratios (1:2 - 1:3) & larger angle sums

  • Axis tilt under 16° use larger ratios (2:1 - 3:1) & shorter Pin to PAP (under 4”)
  • Axis rotation under 45° use higher ratios (2:1 - 3:1) & smaller angle sums

4) Adjust the angles for the pattern the bowler wants to use the ball on.

  • Dry or short patterns use higher ratio
  • Wet or long patterns use lower ratio

==Additional Information==

  • The more aggressive the cover the larger the sum of the angles
  • The less aggressive the cover the smaller the sum of the angles


To increase skid / reduce flare:

  • Use shorter Pin to PAP on asymmetrical balls
  • Use longer Pin to PAP on symmetrical balls
  • These choices help retain axis rotation and tilt longer. Also note symmetrical balls lose tilt faster than asymmetrical balls


If the ball design creates a later, sharp break point, use lower ratio (lower drilling angle to VAL).
If the ball design creates a sooner, forward rolling ball, use more ratio (higher drilling angle to VAL)

High tilt players use Pin to PAP distances of 4 1/2" to 5 3/4" (with Asymmetrical balls)

  • 4 ½” Pin to PAP distance will make the ball come off the spot hard (more angular)
  • 5 ¾” Pin to PAP distance will make the ball roll forward sooner

Asymmetrical Balls exhibit most flare at Pin to PAP distances of 2 3/4" to 6 1/4"
Symmetrical Balls exhibit most flare with Pin to PAP distances of 3 to 4"

Retaining Axis Rotation & Axis Tilt:

  • To retain Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt in SYMMETRICAL equipment, we would tend towards longer pin-pap (> 4") distances, while ASYMMETRICAL equipment we use shorter pin-pap distances (< 3"). We would also chose higher angle ratios (2:1 - 3:1) to promote a longer first transition to make the most of what Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt is available at release.

  • To burn off Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt quicker in SYMMETRICAL equipment, we would tend toward Max flare pin positions (3" - 4"), while longer pin distances (4"+) in ASYMMETRICAL equipment. We would also chose lower angle rations (1:1 - 1:2) to get the ball to reach the first transition sooner, while trying to eliminate jumpy back end reaction that tends to accompany high Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt.

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