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Old 11-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #426
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Something to do with blood flow... I mean... uh what...
I thought that when I posted it. LOL

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The wood lanes break down faster, so the line is harder to maintain.
Ah. Ok. I remember when I first started bowling they were wood lanes and then they switched. I remember I hated the sound of the ball when you set it down to roll.

Kinda like the *tink* of a metal bat over the *crack* of wood.

(Those metal bats are so stupid )

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That's funny right there !!!

I have seen in some older houses that they still have wood . Seen it a few years ago at stayed . Ohh what a difference , needed my old white dot !
Ah, I can remember my favorite ball ever was a yellow dot. Pruple color if I recall. And I threw an X-Calibre
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:27 PM   #427
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That's funny right there !!!

I have seen in some older houses that they still have wood . Seen it a few years ago at stayed . Ohh what a difference , needed my old white dot !
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Ah, I can remember my favorite ball ever was a yellow dot. Pruple color if I recall. And I threw an X-Calibre
My dad talks about all the dots all the time. I still run into a few old timers with them from time to time
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:31 PM   #428
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My dad talks about all the dots all the time. I still run into a few old timers with them from time to time
I have a white dot for right side spares. Hard as shit. I'll use it if the lanes get really dry. But even on dry lanes leave a lot of 10 pins because it tends to hit flat.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:41 PM   #429
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I have a white dot for right side spares. Hard as shit. I'll use it if the lanes get really dry. But even on dry lanes leave a lot of 10 pins because it tends to hit flat.
i just use whatever ball i'm throwing at the time. I used to switch balls (and i know a lot of people that do), i just found that as long as i keep my hand behind it and bring my speed up then i can take them out pretty handily. Picked up my first ever 7-10 two weeks ago thanks to it! Off the back wall, off the ball, into the 7. i was like

i think my dad still has a white dot somewhere....
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #430
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how long has everyone in here been bowling?
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:54 PM   #431
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I started at 21 yo in 1991 and bowled for 3 years. Quit bowling for about 9 years and picked it back up. Only one honor score since I started back 5 years or so ago. 299.

3, 300 games back in the early 90s.

Only bowl 1 night a week. Never practice.

Averaging 206
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:11 PM   #432
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I started at 21 yo in 1991 and bowled for 3 years. Quit bowling for about 9 years and picked it back up. Only one honor score since I started back 5 years or so ago. 299.

3, 300 games back in the early 90s.

Only bowl 1 night a week. Never practice.

Averaging 206


nice!! never thrown a 3. a couple of 29X. and alot of 280's.

and that's a killer average for 1 night a week
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:32 PM   #433
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nice!! never thrown a 3. a couple of 29X. and alot of 280's.

and that's a killer average for 1 night a week
I've had the first nine twice already on this league. 276 and 265 (265 coming lastnight)

Kind atells you how consistant my games go.

I can shoot 150 and follow it up with a 270 and finish up with a 200......
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #434
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I've had the first nine twice already on this league. 276 and 265 (265 coming lastnight)

Kind atells you how consistant my games go.

I can shoot 150 and follow it up with a 270 and finish up with a 200......
i hear that
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:51 PM   #435
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brutal night last night. I had a 256 my first game and we shot over 1200 scratch for a team. Then I shot 170 and 188 and our team had two low 900's!! We all started to get a ton of over-under. Missed right and the ball went through the nose. Missed left and it was a wash out. It took me a game to figure that I just need to move my mark in two boards and my feet right two boards plus a mph in speed.. Last five for the 188!

2007 Storm Shift with the pin under this week. Naughty ball, back to the basement with it!
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Naughty ball, back to the basement with it!


I have one the same. I'm gonna drill it up for my son to learn with.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #437
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Ive been bowling for 2 months now, its been a roller coaster ride as far as my average but im getting there....roughly 125 average, but last week bowled a 155 averages so its hit or miss
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:11 PM   #438
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I have a yellow dot. Use it as a spare bowl, It still hooks slightly but not much. I keep it extremely polished and waxed to slide more. I can use it as a strike ball, and it hits well, but won't always carry.

I have been bowling since I was 15 in my Dad's mens league. That was back in 1979. I then bowled in a league every year for many years. For the past 10 years it was in a mixed double league and only every other Friday. I was carrying close to a 200. we stopped a last year, my kids are getting into to many things in school, sports, activities, etc. we want to be involved with all of their stuff. So we planned to stop until they graduate. Now I have my 13 yr. old son bowling the past few years so him and I are in a two game a week Saturday afternoon league. Youth and parent. I am currently carrying a 209. Best series ever 749, best game 289. I have gotten the first 10 then gave it to much room so that I wouldn't pull it bad move, it never finished.

That is my story and I am sticking with it.

I will be back to 2 nights a week when the kids graduate.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:25 PM   #439
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Bowling myself sense the mid 70's ! Both my parents bowled in leagues so I always taged along and started from there . Moved away from home 29 years ago and took a few years off and started throwing Darts ( still have my Hammer Head Darts) . That was big in the mid 90's to the early 2000's around here . Did some state to state traveling for Tournaments on the east coast . Highest finish was in a doubles cricket event , place 3rd against some of the top throwers in the US. Miss Darts too .
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:23 AM   #440
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Why is wood so hard?
I didn't have difficulty "transitioning" from the breakdown of the lanes, my main problem was the layout of my bowling balls.

Most of my equipment "gets down the lane" ie. skids through the heads and midlane which gets it through the pattern ready to break loose on the backend.

This is all due to the lanes I bowl at back at my home center. (pro-anvilane)

I have two bowling balls that pick up in the midlane (Paradigm Passion drilled RICO & a Mission), but the Mission was too aggressive for those lanes so I mainly had only the Passion to throw.

With the wood lanes at that center and the low amount of oil put on the lanes my equipment that is meant to get down the lane started hooking well in the midlane, leaving no power for the pins.

about 10 weeks through I was averaging in the 190s, something I hadn't done in a while. I went home during thanksgiving and drilled up a Storm Natural.

Came back and finished up the last 5-6 weeks and pulled my average just above a 200. I couldn't bowl the 2nd half of the league due to having class at the time of bowling, but I'm kinda glad I didn't.





Back on "topic"... wood is more difficult because like he said, the lanes transition SO fast... where you can stand in the same spot pretty much for nearly a game and a half on synthetic, after half a game I'm already moving on wood lanes.

Also, wood lanes have a "track area" which is normally located around the 10 board. The high amount of traffic can and does wear down the wood to get a small "track" to wear 80% of the league bowlers play. For me, I couldn't score well there (too tight of a line) so I had to either play right of it or deep left of it...if I tried to cross it it was so under/over it was unbelievable.


Alright, tired of typing.

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how long has everyone in here been bowling?
I've been bowling for about 10-12 years... I don't really know what age exactly I started bowling.

I have 0 sanctioned 300 games, and 1 sanctioned 800 series.

Can't believe I got 8 before I got a 3.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:33 AM   #442
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I didn't know wood lanes still existed.

in Wisconsin it is still about 2/3 wood. The synthetics are creeping in though.

I don't think wood lanes transition that much quicker than wood. Unless, you get on wood that hasn't been resurfaced as much as it should and the coating has worn out. I've bowled on synthetics that transition faster than wood. Its more dependent on the type of oil being used. Some oils will carry down before they dry out.

At nationals last year I started throwing a dull Ace up 10 and by the end of the third game I was swinging a polished Victory Road between 3rd and 4th arrow. That is a lot of transition! Synthetics are also susceptible to creating a track area. There is also a ton of difference between the crap synthetics of the late 80's and early 90's compared to today's.

I've been bowling for 26 years now. No shoulder, elbow or wrist surgeries yet (as predicted by many when I was young)!
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