Storm | Pin Buffer Layout System – Part 1: PIN-to-PAP Distance - Your One Stop Pro Shop!

Part 1 of 3: The effect of the PIN-to-PAP distance on ball motion in Storm'sPin Buffer Layout System.

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22 Comments on “Storm | Pin Buffer Layout System – Part 1: PIN-to-PAP Distance”

  1. Excellent video and I’m looking forward to the next two parts. While I already understand the basics of what is being discussed the graphics display and explanation really helped me understand these concepts even better. This will be very helpful when laying out equipment in the future. #StormNation

    1. This comment is ancient but maybe you know. Why does the six inch pin to pap hook more down land than the 1.5 inch pin pap. I was under the understanding that differential had a parabolic relationship with pin to pap distance but by that reasoning the 1.5 and 6 inch pin should have the same diff and very similar ball reaction. Does pap to pin also effect RG. I work in a pro shop and am having a small debate with another worker in the shop about the effects of longer pins compared to shorter pins….

  2. Since the PSA ends up in or near the thumbhole after drilling symms, the distance from the pin to the thumbhole should be controlled in order to maintain a more consistent int diff value.
    There are too many uncontrolled variables in this comparison IMO.

  3. Question:

    Can anyone explain the difference between a ball’s hook potential and ball’s performance? I basically understand the effect of ball motion from pin placement, surface composition and finish, but I’ve seen balls with much more hook potential cost much less than balls balls termed “high performance”. This is confusing. What does ball performance mean then if not hook potential?

  4. Thanks. This helped me alot understand diff. layouts and how they can affect the ball motion as it goes down the lane.

  5. This video is extremely well done, informative, and concise. With these graphics and side by side comparison, it made understanding the entire concept of pin layouts (something that I’d always been curious about) very simple, straightforward, and easy. Wish other companies would do the same with their different cores. Thank you.

  6. Great video, one change I would have made is to make the second marker a contrasting color (like green) to make it even more obvious which is the first and which is the second marker.

  7. Very well explained video, ty! Maybe do this same video but showing the difference between drilling the finger holes left, middle, and right next to each other.

  8. Thank you for the very informative video. I would really appreciate if you could clarify for me a few things. I am slow speed bowler (12-13), stroker. Med. Revs. and 13lb ball. So, based on your explanation, 6″ pin to PAP seems to be a better choice for me. When I select a bowling ball, does it matter what pin to cg distance it has and what is a top weight? Also, does it make any difference for the pin to pap placement whether ball is semetrical or asymmetrical, polished or solid reactive? I would really appreciate your advice!

  9. Is there software that will show and simulate what various balls have in them for a given brand? I know Ebonite has (or had?) Powerhouse software, but it seems to be a little hard to find and is more for showing and simulating what a ball will do down the lane. Fantastic video. Thank you! 🙂

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