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Old 03-30-2014, 05:49 PM   #1126
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Well showed up today for are make up game. We started are 3 minutes of practice guy on left lane stuck on the approach fell down over fowl line fell in gutter cut is arm. They came up and cleaned the lane every thing was going good. Are lead off man started on left lane he stuck and stumbled gutter ball. I was next up after they cleaned the lane again. I tried a practice approach no sticking now. Lined up for my turn to shoot. Didn't slide stuck again went down thru my back out. Had to have my son come after me. They shut the lane down only 12 lane alley. They continued bowling haven't heard the results of who won what.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:57 PM   #1127
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Well looks like I'm going to be out of bowling four 2 wks.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:07 PM   #1128
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Damn. I hate an inconsistent approach surface.

I have the different levels of slide pad for my left foot but when the lane is sticking it's sticking.

Sucks to hear.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:25 PM   #1129
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Thats why I plant. I have no slide what so ever. Im not leaving my game in the hands of $7/hr kid that cleans the approach once a day.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:50 PM   #1130
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Thats why I plant. I have no slide what so ever. Im not leaving my game in the hands of $7/hr kid that cleans the approach once a day.
I slide too much. But going to a much more planted step. Not on purpose but revamping my entire game is causing me to be default. Probably better that way. I'm not getting any younger. hahaha
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:24 AM   #1131
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754 (256, 219,279) Blew 2 300 opportunities. Shits getting old! Lol!!!!
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754 (256, 219,279) Blew 2 300 opportunities. Shits getting old! Lol!!!!
I wouldn't know I'm only 69
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I wouldn't know I'm only 69
Could be worse. On 3 seperate occasions I needed mid to high 230 games in the third for 800 series. I guess pressure get's to me. I even started this last season with 280, 288, and started the third game XXX9/XX ....... and did NOT shoot my 800. 2 Splits one of them the tenth. Biggest choke job EVER.

Did get 20 strikes in a row though. haha
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:29 PM   #1134
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Not all that bad tonight 4 first time back since back injury. Way off of average 168-172-177=517. Had to have back brace on couldn't do high back swing w/fast speed release. Only could average 14 1/2 mph. usually throw 17 to 18.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:16 PM   #1135
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I went 641. (231,211,199) I twinged my back during practice. Then yesterday couldnt stand up. My worst one yet. Actually had to call into work...sigh.
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Lot of backs hurt here. Mine is still my groin or hernia. Also shoulder.

Summer league would have started for me tonight but I passed. I am at my worst since I started bowling 22 years ago. Rebuilding the whole thing is proving almost too much. But I've gone far enough that my old game is horrible.

Good luck guys. Hope you get the backs better soon.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:31 PM   #1137
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:34 AM   #1138
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Ended up not bowling last week because of my back. Tuesday was the last night of the season so they decided to do no-tap, so I bowled to try and make some money. I own the sheet in every scratch catagory, but they only pay out high handicap scores. So even though I led the sheet scratch with 279, the guy that bowled a 312 w/ handicap won the money. So on the sweeper night, they pay out for handicap pins over average series. My only chance to make money. I ended up bowling 794 scratch, 797 handicap. Came in 5th. I think this will be my last handicap league.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:33 AM   #1139
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Shot 680 last week and hoping to shoot something good again tonight. We shall see.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:22 PM   #1140
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652. Meh, I'll take it.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:41 AM   #1141
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Changed bowling alleys for the summer, and WOW!! Can you say wake up call? Ended the season with a 218avg. Came in and shot 512. This is supposed to be the best bowling alley in the state. It is a beautiful house, but they need to design a better shot. My ball did nothing, both of my parents' balls did nothing. I ended up playing straight up 13, left countless 10s since I had no angle into the pocket. Definitely going to have to think about what to do for next week!
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:28 AM   #1142
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Tough shots make better bowlers in the long run. I've seen many great house-shot bowlers humbled by the USBC Open patterns. I think I shot a 1280 all-events total one time. Though I've never been considered "great."

I ended the Fall/Winter league on an upswing over the last two weeks - 644, 709. Didn't reverse the team slide down the rankings though. We recaptured 5th place - same position as last year. We were a game out of first 4-5 weeks ago.... d'oh.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:32 PM   #1143
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Im all for tough shots, but I was just caught off guard as this was my second time bowling there. I didnt think a house shot would be that tough. A typical house shot has dry boards out past 5 with heavy oil in the center. This was almost like an inverted pattern. May need to go over to storage and pick out a different set of balls. I drill my balls to be all back end. I may need to get something that has more of an arc layout.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:51 PM   #1144
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Yep, the old "reverse block". The USBC Open shot plays like that. Outside 7 or so is completely out-of-bounds. It really makes me uncomfortable knowing I can't leak it out and get away with it like a typical house shot ("top-hat" pattern) would. I've had occasional success playing straight up the oil line trying to find the speed that gets the ball to work into the dry at the right point to get it to the hole. I've also played it deep inside with a weaker ball. It definitely makes you work for your score, that's for sure...
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:30 PM   #1145
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Just going to post up a little bit of my off season after league bowling. Have a gentleman who took 3 of my balls plugged them redrilled & put a medium shine on them. the diff. of weight in the 3 is 2lbs. He relocated the balance hole & 1 of them is bigger than the other 2. I like the set up so far. Travels farther down the lane before reacting to the oil shot. It has got me so I only leave the 10 pin once in a while. I'm a right hander I use to throw the ball out about 10 feet at 17 to 19 mph because of my back problems. Now there is 3 of us that bowl for fun . So on wed. there is no bowling. But I know the guy that runs the alley. He agreed to let us bowl with fresh alleys & his oil pattern with out us knowing what he put down. He changes the pattern every week. I bowl with storm balling balls. These are the 3 I use Virutal Gravity,Marvel,& Crossroads. Crossroads is the one I like best I use it for spares to. Sorry for all the long letter . Will update starting & ending average a little later.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:58 PM   #1146
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Yep, the old "reverse block". The USBC Open shot plays like that. Outside 7 or so is completely out-of-bounds. It really makes me uncomfortable knowing I can't leak it out and get away with it like a typical house shot ("top-hat" pattern) would. I've had occasional success playing straight up the oil line trying to find the speed that gets the ball to work into the dry at the right point to get it to the hole. I've also played it deep inside with a weaker ball. It definitely makes you work for your score, that's for sure...
Ya, muscle memory kicked in a couple times during the night and the ball sailed out wide. Missed the head pin numerous times. Right now Im throwing a RG Totally Defiant, and a Storm Second Dimension. Both are pearl and polished as like I said, Im all about strong back ends. I have never owned a matte ball before, but I think I see one in my future. I usually only throw Storm and RotoGrip, but I have my eye on that Brunswick Mastermind. I bought one for my mom and that thing hauls ass when its thrown right. I think that might be what I need.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:25 PM   #1147
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Shot 609 this week. Definitely better than last week! When throwing the ball this slow, its easy to work on fundamentals, so I was really working on the yo-yo throw. Really seems to have picked up my rev rate. Was still playing significantly straighter than I ever have, but the ball seemed to move harder on the back end. This might be the summer to work on ME!! Lol!
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:12 AM   #1148
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In past summers I bowled on a league that put out the Sport patterns. It put a hurting on one's average, but in the long run it was exactly what you said - a chance to work on your game. I'm lazy now and take the summer off...
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:55 PM   #1149
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I wonder if thats what they are doing here. Im sorry, but I just dont think its fun to throw the ball straight up 9 every week. If this is a typical pattern for them, I wont be doing fall there. Im all for working on weakness', but playing that line bores the shit out of me week after week.
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