Cost of Drilling
Evaluation of New Customers
- Watch customer bowl
- Determine Positive Axis Point
- Observe Axis Tilt, Axis Rotation and Ball Speed
- Observe Ball Release, Approach, Form, Set-Up, Arm Swing
- Determine “Shortest Stave in the Barrel”
- Look at current grip and ball layout and correct weaknesses
- Comprehensively measure for a new grip
What Goes Into the Cost of Ball Drilling
New and Existing Customers:
- Keep accurate records and measurements of existing equipment of each customer on file with continuous updating.
- Check existing span, grip and layouts routinely.
- Help properly select equipment with the right pin positions for the layouts recommended and desired.
- Determine the best layout for balls customers bring in.
- Spin balls on the D’Terminator to verify accuracy of marked PSA or MB.
- Use the dual angle layout to be able to repeat drilling patterns.
- Make use of pin buffers and other layout techniques.
- Explain various layouts and what they will do.
- Accurately measure and scribe span lines. Get measurements to the 1/64th of an inch.
- Use high end mill drills which are calibrated routinely, with electronic pitch gauges to accurately repeat drilling.
- Use Oval Thumb Holes set at the angle for your thumb
- Use only high quality thumb slugs and grips
- Make use of IT (Interchangeable Thumb technology) where needed.
- Weigh all balls for static weight to make sure they are USBC legal.
- Make judicious use of extra hole technology to improve or change ball performance, again using D’Terminator to find the new PSA.
- Make sure bowlers have to opportunity to try equipment out before they leave the shop in case adjustments need to be made.
- Change surface of balls when necessary and make surface and pad recommendations.
- Help set up a ball arsenal if necessary.
- Include any adjustments at no charge if customer has a problem with ball motion, grips, or slugs.
- Help customers with warranty work if needed.
- Guarantee all work we do.
If you have a concern about anything, please get back to us ASAP! Any business that is not made aware of or allowed to address and correct a problem, cannot be held responsible. We may not be able to please all of the customers all of the time, but that is, never-the-less, our goal!
Over 50% of our gross margin goes to taxes, credit card fee’s, insurance, inventory costs, materials, utilities, lane maintenance, etc.
It is our goal to charge no more than we have too, but enough to keep our business running and profitable. If any business cannot make a fair profit for very long, the laws of business will produce the following:
A cut back on services and quality of work
Less time spent on each customer
A loss of interest in doing the best job for each customer
A failure to pay for cost of goods, rent, loans, insurance, etc.
A failure to keep up on the latest technology
An unprofessional place of business that is cluttered and disorganized
Inability to pay sales or income taxes
A failed business