Most Advanced Bowling Ball Tracking System

QUICK START WITH SPECTO

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LOG IN

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  1. Log In:  Enter your account credentials to log into your account
  2. Create Account:  If you do not have an account, create one
  3. Language:  Select your preferred language from the list
  4. Remember Me: Click "Remember Me" stay logged in
  5. Forgot Password: If you have an account, but cannot remember your password, click here to reset it
  6. Log in: After you have entered your login credentials, click here to select your bowling center

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

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  1. Enter your Email address. Each email address may have only 1 account
  2. Enter your first and last name
  3. Enter a password
  4. Re-type your password.
  5. Click here to stay logged in
  6. Click here to create an account and log in
  7. Select your preferred language

FINDING CENTERS NEAR YOU

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  1. The system will automatically choose the center you are located closest to. If you would like to select a different center follow the below instructions:

BOWLING CENTER SELECTION 

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  1. Scroll through the list of countries and select your country.
  2. Select your bowling center from the list
  3. Click 'Remember my center selection' to stay logged into a specific center.
  4. Click 'Continue to choose your lane' and select your lane.

LANE SELECTION

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  1. Click on the lane want to view.
  2. Click 'Remember my lane selection' to stay logged into a specific lane (you easily change it on the Data screen).
  3. Click 'back' to return to the Center Selection screen.
  4. Click 'start' to begin seeing data.

TABLE VIEW

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  1. Live Profile Interface - See the bowler name and current level
  2. Options Menu - You can change center, view profile, log out, as well as adjust settings.
  3. Change your lane selection by using the arrows.
  4. Toggle between 6 or 10 data views.
  5. Switch to Deep Practice mode.
  6. Switch to 3D view.
  7. Clear data from screen.
  8. Shot view: You can view your shots. Blue shows 'skid', read shows hook and the green show the roll phase.

MENU OPTIONS

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  1. Change Center -  You can select a new center.
  2. Your Profile - Link to the website to view your profile, where you will see expanded performance data.
  3. Log Out - Log out of your account.
  4. Privacy Policy - link to the Specto privacy policy.
  5. Help Desk - Link to the Specto help desk.
  6. Settings - Customize items such as MPH or KM/H, Full rack shots only, right or left handed and language.

settings 

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  1. Update your units of measurement - MPH (miles per hour) or, KM/H (kilometers per hour).
  2. Full Rack Shots Only - By selecting 'NO', it will record all shots. By selecting 'YES' it will only record shots while 10 pins are standing.
  3. Show Practice Drills - Set practice drills to show Left Handed or Right Handed.
  4. Language - Select your language from the available list.

data points

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  1. Arrows: Ball position at 15 feet.  For most people this is where the person is targeting. It is good to be able to consistently hit different targets all the way from 1 to 25. 
  2. Breakpoint Board: Ball position at the furthest point away from the center of the lane. The desired position varies depending upon the lane condition, bowling ball and the bowler’s dynamics (speed and revs).
  3. Breakpoint Distance:  The distance the ball was at the breakpoint. Much like the breakpoint board, this will vary largely based on the variables of condition, ball and player. 
  4. Entry Board:  The ball position at 59.5 feet. The strikes percentage is highest when hitting the pocket between 16.5 and 17.5 but varies depending on the speed and angle of the bowling ball. 
  5. Launch Speed:  The speed the ball is in the front part of the lane. Most professionals range between 17.5 and 21 mph with a range of less than .5 mph. It is also important that you can vary this speed to help match up to different lane conditions. 

  6. RPM:  Rotations Per Minute:  A calculated number that calculates the revs of the player based on a number of factors. Environmental factors can change the number dramatically so it should only be used as a reference point during normal conditions. 

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  1. Toggle Switch: You have the option to view 6 or 10 points of data.

  2. Foul Line:  The ball position calculated back to where the ball crossed the foul line. 

  3. Launch Angle:  The direction the ball is going in the front part of the lane.  Zero would be the ball going straight down the lane, a negative number means it is going towards the gutter, a positive number towards the headpin.  The number should be relative to how you play the lanes, the more you play outside the lower the number will be, the more inside you play the higher negative number you will see.

  4. Entry Board: Ball position at 59.5 feet.

  5. Entry Angle: The direction the ball is going between 52 & 55 feet

  6. Entry Speed: The speed the ball is going when it hits the pins. The ball will lose between 3 and 4 mph when traveling down the lane.

functions

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  1. Click “Record & Save Your Session” – will give you a set of options for saving your session

  2. Live - This is the standard screen to view data

  3. My Sessions – this is where you view your saved sessions

  4. Challenges - create and save ranking sessions. Ranking sessions are useful for understanding an individual’s skill level. These can also be used to help you understand what parts of your game to work on.

  5. Practice Sessions – a set of organized practices that can be used to work on different skill sets. Click and select the desired practice and follow the steps. 

recording

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If you wish to record your shots:

  1. Save my existing shots - Saves the shots on the screen.
  2. Keep my existing shots and continue recording - Continue saving shots to your existing shots.
  3. Clean existing shots and start a new recording session - Start a new session of recording with no previous shots.
  4. Close - Return back to live view. 

 

DEEP PRACTICE

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Deep Practice mode is used to isolate the number of factors your are looking at.

  1. Select data point to view.
  2. Set the target for the item you have selected.
  3. Set the range for the item selected.
  4. Toggle between single and dual deep practice modes.

 

dual deep practice

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Dual Deep Practice mode is used to minimize the number of factors to only 2

  1. Previous shot for focus area A.
  2. Current shot info for focus area A.
  3. Previous shot for focus area B.
  4. Current shot info for focus area B.

3d view

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  1. Launch Data –  Ball speed, position, and revs in the front part of the lane.

  2. Hook Data – Information showing where the hook phase starts. Ball speed, position, and distance at the start of the hook phase (or end of skid phase).

  3. Roll Data – Information showing where the roll phase starts. Ball speed, position, and distance at the start of the roll phase (or end of hook phase).

  4. Entry Speed – Ball speed data at the pins.

  5. Launch Speed – Ball speed data for the front part of the lane.

challenges

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Ranking session will update your level ranking after 30 shots. This helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses and know what part of your game to focus on next.

  1. Select a ranking type - Each ranking is the same, the only variation is the total number of shots.
  2. Live View - Click here to return to the live view.
  3. My Session - Manage any of your previous sessions. You can view, delete, or add notes for any session.
  4. Practices - Click here to go to practice session.

 

more challenges

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Ranking session will update your level ranking after 30 shots. This helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses and know what part of your game to focus on next.

  1. Select a ranking type - Each ranking is the same, the only variation is the total number of shots.
  2. Live View - Click here to return to the live view.
  3. My Session - Manage any of your previous sessions. You can view, delete, or add notes for any session.
  4. Practices - Click here to go to practice session.

practices

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Practices are a predetermined set of shots with a purpose in mind.  Choose the category you want to focus on and select a practice session in that area.  

  1. Choose a practice:  select a category to work on

  2. Live View – click here to return to live view. 

  3. My Sessions – manage any of you previous sessions.  You can view, delete, or add notes for any session.

  4. Challenges – click here to go to a challenge ranking session.

MY PRACTICES

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  1. My Practice Session -  You can select a previous practice session.
  2. Live View – click here to return to live view. 
  3. My Sessions – manage any of you previous sessions.  You can view, delete, or add notes for any session.
  4. Challenges – click here to go to a challenge ranking session.