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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    Nice night. I have tried standing more upright just cause of my knee and back but seem to always go back to my old style
    A coach once told me: "Walk past the ball." That's the first step, staying upright as you 'walk past' the ball. The next part is to keep your head level during the release.

    And, thats what seemed to be working for me.
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    Thursday Men's League: THS

    424 Series: 120-166-138

    Just a miserable night. Nothing was working...and spare shooting was abysmal. Game 2 I only had 3 opens...which would normally be a 'bad' game...but that was the highlight.

    PinPal Stats:
    First Ball Average: 8.16 pins
    Strikes: 21%
    Spares: 41% picked up

    Single Pin spares: 61% (8/13)
    Most common single-pin leaves: 10-pin (6x)
    Never left a single 1-pin, 2-pin, 6-pin, nor 7-pin.

    Multiple Pin spares: 18% (2/11)
    Most common multi-pin leaves: 1-2-8-10 (3x)

    Splits: N/A

    Average over 3 games: 141.33.
    Average had I picked up all single-pin spares: 157.00.

    One of those nights that makes one question whether its time to resign from competitive men's leagues and maybe try the "fun" leagues. Just embarrassing.
    In Bag: (: .) DV8 Grudge Hybrid; (: .) Brunswick Aura Mystic; (: .) Brunswick Fortera Exile; (: .) Brunswick Vintage Gold Rhino Pro; (: .) Ebonite Maxim
    USBC#: 8259-59071; USBC Sanctioned Average = 178; Lifetime Average = 169;
    Ball Speed: 15.7mph; Rev. Rate: 240rpm || High Game (sanc.) = 300 (268); High Series (sanc.) = 725 (689); Clean Games: 145

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    Thursday Men's League: THS

    607 Series
    : 210-188-209

    Game 1 I struck on 7 of my first 8 shots, but opened in the 4th, 9th, and 10th to pretty much barely salvage a 200+ game.

    Game 2 I only had two opens...this time in the 2nd and 9th...but didn't carry quite as well as Game 1.

    Game 3 was more of the same...only opened once in the 6th frame; but didn't carry any better than Game 2.

    PinPal Stats:
    First Ball Average: 9.03 pins
    Strikes: 50%
    Spares: 60% picked up

    Single Pin spares: 62% (5/8)
    Most common single-pin leaves: 6-pin and 9-pin (2x each)
    Never left a single 1-pin, 4-pin, 7-pin, nor 8-pin.

    Multiple Pin spares: 57% (4/7)
    Most common multi-pin leaves: 6-10 (2x)

    Splits: 0% (0/2)

    Average over 3 games: 202.33.
    Average had I picked up all single-pin spares: 213.33.

    From worst night of the league last week to best night of the league this week. Very weird. The guy I bowled against, at one point, remarked, "Why am I giving YOU pins?" I tried to tell him that the previous week I didn't break 450...but I don't think that was any comfort to him. It was all good though...he's a good guy.
    In Bag: (: .) DV8 Grudge Hybrid; (: .) Brunswick Aura Mystic; (: .) Brunswick Fortera Exile; (: .) Brunswick Vintage Gold Rhino Pro; (: .) Ebonite Maxim
    USBC#: 8259-59071; USBC Sanctioned Average = 178; Lifetime Average = 169;
    Ball Speed: 15.7mph; Rev. Rate: 240rpm || High Game (sanc.) = 300 (268); High Series (sanc.) = 725 (689); Clean Games: 145

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    Nice night!
    Old guy with power (15.5-16; 325). Current arsenal--Storm SureLock, Storm IQ Tour Nano and Motiv Rebel tank (spare/dry). High sanctioned game - 299. High sanctioned series - 772. A.V. 300-s - 8. Longest string - 19.
    2019/2020 YTD highs--High game; 279--High series; 772

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    Nice bounce back!
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    Thursday Men's League: THS

    594 Series: 150-235-209 (clean)

    Game 1 was abysmal. The lanes were a little drier than expected and I started out way too far outside. Left 4 opens; one split and 3 makable multi-pin spares. Took my point though, so I was happy about that.

    Game 2 I started out leaving single 9-pins and 4-pins...which was good because I know what adjustment I need to make for those leaves. Once I made the adjustment, it was 4 straight strikes before leaving another 9-pin...made the adjustment...3 more strikes. Only open was a terrible miss on the 4-pin in the 2nd frame.

    Game 3 I started to struggle with carry. Ball change to the Aura Mystic didn't really help. Ball change to the Fortera Exile seemed to solve the problem...but by the time I made that change, I was barely able to salvage a 200+ game. Made all 6 spares though...and I'm always happy when I'm making my spares.

    PinPal Stats:
    First Ball Average: 8.91 pins
    Strikes: 41%
    Spares: 68% picked up

    Single Pin spares: 90% (10/11)
    Most common single-pin leaves: 9-pin (5x)
    Never left a single 1-pin, 2-pin, 6-pin, nor 8-pin.

    Multiple Pin spares: 37% (3/8)
    Most common multi-pin leaves: 2-4-5-8 bucket (2x)

    Splits: 0% (0/1)

    Average over 3 games: 198.00.
    Average had I picked up all single-pin spares: 201.67.

    Drier lanes usually favor my style. I was paired up against a much better bowler...but his higher rev game meant he spent much of the night going through the nose and leaving nasty spares. I needed to move left a bit further and more often than I prefer...but it was gradual and I knew what moves to make because I was making average-good shots and leaving the automatic "leave this, do this" type spares.

    Started the night in a 4 or 5 way tie for 11th with 36.0 individual points...now I'm up to 40. So, I'm pulling my weight...granted, I'm bowling the 2nd position on a 5-man team...so I usually have the more favorable opponent. One of the guys I'm tied with is Tom Hess so I guess I'm in good company. Team standings reset at the midway point of the season...so we came into tonight in 4th place at 29 points. I think after tonight we're at least in 3rd at about 59.5. If I can get back into form...carrying a 177 average into the second half of the season...I could do fairly well. But, I gotta avoid those occasional 119-163 games and occasional sub-460 series.
    Last edited by Aslan; 12-27-2019 at 01:25 PM.
    In Bag: (: .) DV8 Grudge Hybrid; (: .) Brunswick Aura Mystic; (: .) Brunswick Fortera Exile; (: .) Brunswick Vintage Gold Rhino Pro; (: .) Ebonite Maxim
    USBC#: 8259-59071; USBC Sanctioned Average = 178; Lifetime Average = 169;
    Ball Speed: 15.7mph; Rev. Rate: 240rpm || High Game (sanc.) = 300 (268); High Series (sanc.) = 725 (689); Clean Games: 145

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    Thursday Men's League: THS

    616 Series: 226-206-185

    Game 1 I started with a 4-9 split, then rattled off 6 straight strikes before opening on a 4-pin in the 8th. Finished clean to salvage a 225+ game.

    Started out with some weak hits an a couple opens in Game2...whic prompted a ball change to the Aura Mystic. The ball change led to 5 straight strikes on the left lane...but 8 /, 8 /, X on the right lane. Putting together that late 4-bagger helped me hold onto a second 200+ game.

    Threw a solid final shot in Game 2 and left a flat 10...so I figured maybe another ball change was in order and moved to the Fortera Exile. Wasn't able to do much until a turkey I frames 7-9. Wasn't enough to get me another 200+ game...but was enough to stay over 600 for the series.

    PinPal Stats:
    First Ball Average: 9.15 pins
    Strikes: 55%
    Spares: 57% picked up

    Single Pin spares: 66% (4/6)
    Most common single-pin leaves: 10-pin (2x)
    Never left a single 1-pin, 2-pin, 5-pin, 6-pin, nor 8-pin.

    Multiple Pin spares: 50% (4/8)
    Most common multi-pin leaves: n/a

    Splits: 33% (1/3)

    Average over 3 games: 205.33.
    Average had I picked up all single-pin spares: 211.33.

    Again, another night with drier lanes that favor my style. I was facing off against a lefty with a 198 average...took 3 out of 4 of my points...and I think our team took the majority of our points and 'should' still be holding on to second place (the standings reset a couple weeks ago). Been making better shots and my timing has been better.

    I've found when I bowl against a team with a player that has good form...I tend to bowl better. I tend to watch them deliver a shot and think, "okay...you can do that...you've done that...it's not that hard...just focus on form/balance, etc..."

    Another 800-series and a 300-game in the league. Don Breeden (PBA50) was on the pair next to us and shot a 300. Sometimes I think maybe this house has easier conditions....but to be honest....this league just has some really high level bowlers. When I was bowling in Cali...I was one of the top 20-25% of the bowlers in the mixed leagues. In this Thursday men's league....I'm one of the bottom 10-15%. Even if I could get back to a 185-195 average I would be in the bottom 40-60%.

    Friday league starts back up next week....hoping I get my average to climb back to the mid 180s-190s before fall season winds down.
    In Bag: (: .) DV8 Grudge Hybrid; (: .) Brunswick Aura Mystic; (: .) Brunswick Fortera Exile; (: .) Brunswick Vintage Gold Rhino Pro; (: .) Ebonite Maxim
    USBC#: 8259-59071; USBC Sanctioned Average = 178; Lifetime Average = 169;
    Ball Speed: 15.7mph; Rev. Rate: 240rpm || High Game (sanc.) = 300 (268); High Series (sanc.) = 725 (689); Clean Games: 145

    Smokey this is not 'Nam', this is bowling. There are rules. Proud two-time winner of a bowlingboards.com weekly ball give-away!

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    Thanks to a last-minute LeagueSecretary e-mail...I found out our Friday league started tonight (not next week).

    Friday Mixed League: THS

    517 Series: 179-215-123

    First game I started out with 4 strikes in the first 5 frames. Unfortunately, my only other strike was in the ninth. Highlight of the game (and of the night) was a converted 6-7-10 split in the 8th frame.

    Game 2 I switched to the Aura Mystic and seemed very dialed in. 5-bagger to start...6 strikes in the first 7...7 strikes in the first 9. Granted, a missed single 10-pin in the 10th really put the damper on things.

    Game 3 was just miserable. Made my only single-pin leave in the 5th...struck a couple times...picked up a 2-5-7 split...and that was pretty much the entirety of my "marks" for the game. Four splits in the last five frames.

    PinPal Stats:
    First Ball Average: 8.70 pins
    Strikes: 46%
    Spares: 31% picked up

    Single Pin spares: 75% (3/4)
    Most common single-pin leave: 10-pin (3x)
    Also left a single 9-pin.

    Multiple Pin spares: 16% (2/12)
    Most common multi-pin leave: 8-10 split (2x)

    Splits: 33% (2/6)

    Average over 3 games: 172.33.
    Average had I picked up all single-pin spares: 176.33.

    At times...I looked like a professional bowler who was bowling against amateurs. And, at other times I made worse shots than the worst player on our pair. The approach was slick...making balance a bit difficult. The lanes transitioned quickly...causing me to be between 2nd and 3rd arrow before I was even out of Game 1. Once I get that far inside...I just don't have the hand to make that turn...and when I move back right...the ball goes through the nose. A very tough night of roller coaster emotions.
    In Bag: (: .) DV8 Grudge Hybrid; (: .) Brunswick Aura Mystic; (: .) Brunswick Fortera Exile; (: .) Brunswick Vintage Gold Rhino Pro; (: .) Ebonite Maxim
    USBC#: 8259-59071; USBC Sanctioned Average = 178; Lifetime Average = 169;
    Ball Speed: 15.7mph; Rev. Rate: 240rpm || High Game (sanc.) = 300 (268); High Series (sanc.) = 725 (689); Clean Games: 145

    Smokey this is not 'Nam', this is bowling. There are rules. Proud two-time winner of a bowlingboards.com weekly ball give-away!

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    Thursday Men's League: THS

    529 Series: 214-150-185

    Missed a clean game in Game 1 due to a 3-6-7 split in the 5th.

    Issues with splits continued in Game 2 when I left a 4-6-7 in the 3rd frame, another 3-6-7 in the 8th, and another 4-6-7 in the 10th. Add in a chopped 6-10 in the 6th and you have a pretty miserable 2nd game.

    Game 3 was a little better...a 6-7-10 split to start followed by a missed 8-pin. Then, stayed clean until the 8th when a horrid shot left me a 1-2-7-8-10 washout I couldn't convert.

    PinPal Stats:
    First Ball Average: 8.73 pins
    Strikes: 45%
    Spares: 47% picked up

    Single Pin spares: 60% (3/5)
    Most common single-pin leaves: 7-pin and 10-pin (2x each)
    Also left a single 8-pin.

    Multiple Pin spares: 41% (5/12)
    Most common multi-pin leaves: 4-6-7 and 3-6-7 splits (2x each)

    Splits: 0% (0/5)

    Average over 3 games: 176.33.
    Average had I picked up all single-pin spares: 180.00.

    I felt good...just had trouble with splits. Amazing how one open (Game 1) can really knock a score down.
    In Bag: (: .) DV8 Grudge Hybrid; (: .) Brunswick Aura Mystic; (: .) Brunswick Fortera Exile; (: .) Brunswick Vintage Gold Rhino Pro; (: .) Ebonite Maxim
    USBC#: 8259-59071; USBC Sanctioned Average = 178; Lifetime Average = 169;
    Ball Speed: 15.7mph; Rev. Rate: 240rpm || High Game (sanc.) = 300 (268); High Series (sanc.) = 725 (689); Clean Games: 145

    Smokey this is not 'Nam', this is bowling. There are rules. Proud two-time winner of a bowlingboards.com weekly ball give-away!

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    yep. We got hit with splits like crazy the other night too. I had 3 but a guy on the other team had about 7 in game1. If I had to guess I'd say our team left about 10-12 and the other team about 15-20 on the bight.
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