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JasonNJ
09-18-2015, 10:16 AM
Hi everyone, I'm Jason from NJ and I'm a bowling addict. I used to be just a casual bowler and I always told myself I could stop but I now bowl 2 or 3 times a week. I even joined my first league 2 weeks ago. My average is about 200 now and I spend my day watching bowling on YouTube. I think I may have a problem. :P

Jessiewoodard57
09-18-2015, 10:32 AM
join the club my friend ...you forgot to add post to and read the Bowlingboards LOL

Amyers
09-18-2015, 10:40 AM
Nice to meet you Jason you will be in good company here as most of us are addicts also. I bowl 3 leagues and practice once or twice a week. I know I spend more time in bowling alleys than I do my house.

JasonNJ
09-18-2015, 11:02 AM
LOL - Yes I'm sure that will be added to my addiction list.


join the club my friend ...you forgot to add post to and read the Bowlingboards LOL

JasonNJ
09-18-2015, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the welcome. Yeah I'm getting to that point too which I'm pretty sure my wife isn't happy about. =P


Nice to meet you Jason you will be in good company here as most of us are addicts also. I bowl 3 leagues and practice once or twice a week. I know I spend more time in bowling alleys than I do my house.

Amyers
09-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Thanks for the welcome. Yeah I'm getting to that point too which I'm pretty sure my wife isn't happy about. =P

Get her bowling if you can. My wife may be worse than me!!

LyalC52
09-18-2015, 11:37 AM
Hi everyone, I'm Jason from NJ and I'm a bowling addict. I used to be just a casual bowler and I always told myself I could stop but I now bowl 2 or 3 times a week. I even joined my first league 2 weeks ago. My average is about 200 now and I spend my day watching bowling on YouTube. I think I may have a problem. :P

pishhh
when you get to 4 or 5 leagues a week, and tourneys on the weekend, then maybe you have a problem
for now enjoy the ride

I'm still waiting for my cookies

vdubtx
09-18-2015, 11:42 AM
Thanks for the welcome. Yeah I'm getting to that point too which I'm pretty sure my wife isn't happy about. =P

Welcome. The wife will get over it with time.

https://img1.etsystatic.com/041/3/6378568/il_340x270.510303745_c1nr.jpg

200 average already for a casual bowler is pretty good.

JasonNJ
09-18-2015, 12:35 PM
I've been bowling 2 or 3 times a week for about a year now, I went from a 160 average to just about 200. I also bought like 5 bowling balls in that time span too. So I'm not a casual bowler any more.

I love that shirt.


Welcome. The wife will get over it with time.

https://img1.etsystatic.com/041/3/6378568/il_340x270.510303745_c1nr.jpg

200 average already for a casual bowler is pretty good.

JasonNJ
09-18-2015, 12:37 PM
Well I'm only in one league now but definitely thinking about joining at least one more and there is this weekend tournament in Oct that I've been eyeing. Hmmm......



pishhh
when you get to 4 or 5 leagues a week, and tourneys on the weekend, then maybe you have a problem
for now enjoy the ride

I'm still waiting for my cookies

Tony
09-23-2015, 02:29 PM
In 2 leagues / 5 bowling balls in the last year / just bought a pair of bowling shoes for 100.00 .... I think this is as far as I go , for now !

Amyers
09-23-2015, 03:17 PM
In 2 leagues / 5 bowling balls in the last year / just bought a pair of bowling shoes for 100.00 .... I think this is as far as I go , for now !

Try it when you, your wife, and both daughters bowl. I hate to think what I spend on equipment for a year. My wife, my youngest daughter, and I are big into it. My eldest daughter just bowls for fun or because I make her.

Tony
09-23-2015, 04:03 PM
Try it when you, your wife, and both daughters bowl. I hate to think what I spend on equipment for a year. My wife, my youngest daughter, and I are big into it. My eldest daughter just bowls for fun or because I make her.

Fortunately I'm the only one addicted at this time the others are addicted to dance, softball , cross country, and shoes ! COME TO THINK OF IT THAT MIGHT BE JUST AS BAD !

Aslan
09-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Well, from 2-1-14 to 1-31-15 I bowled 1021 games.

Thus far in 2015, I've bowled 566 games in almost 9 months or about 2.22 games/day on average.

I bowled at roughly 15 different centers in 2014 and 15 different centers in 2015 (thus far). 5 tournaments in 2014 and 5 thus far in 2015 (plus 2 Pro-Ams). Since 1-21-14 I've throw 13 different balls, won 2, was given 2, and purchased 24.

As for when I'm not bowling, I'm one of only 3 or so BB.com users with 4500+ posts, I've seen almost every PBA50 and WPBA event on XTraFrame; sometimes including qualifying...most including match play.

My low point (if it's a low) was when I bowled early in the day, and then a friend came over and found me watching the PBA on my TV and the WPBA on my laptop and later that evening went bowling again.

Not sure how he jumped from 160 to 200 though. I've jumped from 121 to 181 over two years and feel 200 is almost as elusive as it was 2 years ago. Wait...is he bowling in Missouri!?? :eek: :confused:

E.T.A.: AND I've paid for lessons from 3 different instructors/pros this year...multiple lessons from each...and it would have been 4 (Sean Rash) except I ended up not being able to attend the clinic I paid for because I was moving at the time and was right in the middle of the move and was exhausted and there just was no way I was going to be able to make it. And yes...I regret it every time I remember it.

billf
09-23-2015, 11:29 PM
I work at the center part time. Only three leagues this year. Bowled 7 last season covering two centers with family league being non-sanctioned (got to bowl with the grandkids). I am the volunteer youth coach, assistant coach to the high school team. I've spent more money on coaching certs than Aslan has on balls. I only bought six balls since February. For two years I was co-founder/owner of another forum.
My wife doesn't bowl. Hell she doesn't walk in at all unless the grandkids are bowling. She is just happy I'm not out womanizing or drinking.
Tournaments are great but don't set your expectations too high when first participating in them.

Amyers
09-24-2015, 12:47 AM
I work at the center part time. Only three leagues this year. Bowled 7 last season covering two centers with family league being non-sanctioned (got to bowl with the grandkids). I am the volunteer youth coach, assistant coach to the high school team. I've spent more money on coaching certs than Aslan has on balls. I only bought six balls since February. For two years I was co-founder/owner of another forum.
My wife doesn't bowl. Hell she doesn't walk in at all unless the grandkids are bowling. She is just happy I'm not out womanizing or drinking.
Tournaments are great but don't set your expectations too high when first participating in them.


I like that "I only bought six balls since February ". Haven't mentioned that I'm on state USBC youth board of directors. I've only bought four balls for myself this year and two of those were used that I just wanted to try out of course I'm looking at another one now Lol.

JasonNJ
09-24-2015, 02:33 AM
I bought 5 balls in the last year and I just order the Columbia 300 Swerve to make that 6. My wife doesn't bowl either so I need to make sure I hide from the new ball from the wife. =P She doesn't understand why I need so many.

I was trying to track my bowling stats and I did it for the month of August but I got too lazy and stopped but this past August I bowled 69 games all in the same center and I would say that is about the average number of games I bowl.

billf
09-26-2015, 04:16 AM
I like that "I only bought six balls since February ". Haven't mentioned that I'm on state USBC youth board of directors. I've only bought four balls for myself this year and two of those were used that I just wanted to try out of course I'm looking at another one now Lol.


I admit, I am a ball whore. I recently bought a new Cyclone to drill RICO just to show people the difference in reaction with that drilling. On the other hand, I know of two guys who go through atleast 20 or 30 balls a calendar year. I don't drink alcohol or partake in drugs so I have to spend my money on something for me. If my wife can buy slippers and purses she doesn't need then I can buy bowling balls.
I don't take a check from the center during the summer. After the first week of fall leagues starting I made the mistake of telling my wife how much the check was for. She rolled her eyes when I said it was to pay for bowling supplies. I also pay the league fees for five of my grandkids to bowl and she doesn't complain about that.

Jessiewoodard57
10-05-2015, 03:20 PM
Hello my name is Jessie and I have a problem ..LOL Addicted to bowling YES. bought 7 balls and 2 bags since January. I have 2 on order for 17th of the month and I just won the Haywire (thank God cause I am changing ball weights from 13 to 14) When I first started back in January I bought 2 16# balls big mistake. I let my old PSO talk me into 13# balls (4 of them) second mistake. Finally settled on 14# equipment since I hated that the manufactures use a generic weight block on most balls under 14. replaced my 13# Crux with a 14# Roto Grip Sinister, my 13# Ride, 13# Rhino Gold,13# Score and 13# Taboo Spare ball are all going by bye. Passing them to my son and daughter in law. Going to Add the Sky Rocket and the Joy Ride along with the Haywire I just won. Plus all the new balls will have the switch grips. Total about $2200. NO WONDER IM BROKE! is there a bowler anonymous?

Midnight Cowboy66
11-14-2015, 02:07 AM
Well, I just purchased a Ebonite 14# Pivot Point (Fold of Honor) from EBAY for $38.97. Wow, I am amazed at the great almost new condition of this ball. They plugged it and damn near matched the color while doing it. Now to get it drilled. My ball speed is about 11Mph with 300 spin which is considered a slow ball.

PAP 4 1/4 x 1/4 up
Pin to PAP 4"
45* x 4 x 45*

Turkey Track Hammer
01-30-2016, 04:13 PM
I recently got back into bowling after a 15 year absence. The last league I bowled in I held a 185 average. So I have been back into it for almost 30 days now. I have purchased 4 new balls. 2-15# and 2-16# and 2 new pairs of bowling shoes. My average so far for the first month is 169. I have a long way to go and have found out that I can't bowl more than 3 times a week. I have developed a serious pain in my forearm sometimes after I bowl, that I never experienced before. Anyway, I'm pretty confident I can get back to the 185 average within 4 months. My goal is to be at the 190 average by the end of the year.

Dadman13
04-28-2016, 07:31 PM
I don't feel so bad now! My girlfriend got me started bowling about 2 months ago, and I already own 4 balls. Guess I'm not doing that bad. LOL

IHateTenPins
05-11-2016, 01:47 PM
This thread was hilarious although I can definitely see myself going down the same path.

bigbaby987
07-11-2016, 05:09 PM
I get funny looks in the house any time I say the word "bowl." I could be talking about a dish in the house, but NOOOOO... I have to be talking about "bowl-ing" and get the nasty looks immediately. Welcome to the club. Have fun and keep in thought that it is a day by day progression and setbacks.

billf
07-12-2016, 10:26 AM
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/billf99/balls1_zps5x048upr.jpg (http://s1050.photobucket.com/user/billf99/media/balls1_zps5x048upr.jpg.html)

I don't see a problem. Of course the spinner and de-oiler are not pictured.

Genius
07-18-2016, 07:42 PM
Yeah... Im a front end developer with no time to think about bowing but... oops.

Aslan
07-19-2016, 04:22 AM
I don't see a problem. Of course the spinner and de-oiler are not pictured.

I think bill has me beat, but my de-oiler also isn't pictured.

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q616/Aslan2014/IMG_0564_zps36276bfd.jpg (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Aslan2014/media/IMG_0564_zps36276bfd.jpg.html)

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q616/Aslan2014/93d83184-8f10-430f-97f8-527458c9571b_zpsvqdfvuw6.jpg (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Aslan2014/media/93d83184-8f10-430f-97f8-527458c9571b_zpsvqdfvuw6.jpg.html)

I think I'm down to 21 balls after two of em cracked.

billf
07-19-2016, 09:27 AM
Aslan, I like your ball rack...umm wait, let me rephrase

I like your bowling ball shelf. Yeah that's better.