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    I suck, with a ton of help from one very inexperienced employee.

    162/194/200 = 556. Knew this night was off to a strange start when I walked in 15 minutes prior to practice, and they had just started oiling the lanes. The kid was apparently on the phone with the owner trying to figure out how to use the machine (regular guy was a no-show, which is a long, sordid story for another day....). He managed to get 1-4 done, and then all hell broke loose. After opening up the top on 5/6 (not used), and messing around with the pads, he moved to 7/8, my pair. I'm not sure what he did, but literally the oiliest lane I have ever bowled on. Best part? 8 was desert dry! I had to stand 13-15 boards different between the two. Two washouts killed my first game. Look, I get it. You have to make adjustments bowling. I pride myself on this ability. But. there are simply some conditions that don't fit in your head. The owner was in by the end of the night, and made it pretty clear this wasn't going to happen again. Average ticks down to 202. I need to get this place figured out....
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    These days, hard to bowl when the lanes aren't oiled properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aslan View Post
    These days, hard to bowl when the lanes aren't oiled properly.
    It's just a ****ty handicap league. I actually like bowling in it, due to the high concentration of bowlers who throw a straight, plastic ball. It creates some unusual transitions, and really makes you use your head to pay attention to what's going on. I have not seen a week where the transition was the same. That being said, if the lane is unusable right from the start, it's no fun. This was like bowling on a 50 ft. plus pattern on one lane, and a 35 on the other. It's not a skill league.
    Old guy with power (15.5-16; 325). Current arsenal--Storm Phaze III, 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.
    2020/2021 YTD highs--High game; 279--High series; 729

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    MAUSBC Senior/non-senior tournament.

    Me--192/238/200 = 630
    Partner--148/136/193 = 477

    Tournament was held at our old house, South Milwaukee Arcade. Walked in expecting a typical 40-42" tournament shot, but that's not what we got. My guess was 32-35'. 10-pin leaves were the order of the day for just about everyone bowling, including yours truly. My partner is normally a 180 average bowler, but just wasn't himself. Couldn't really see anything in his approach, but the ball seemed to go a different way every shot. Good experience, but highly doubt we'll see anything from it.
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    Tuesday league

    237/229/207 = 673. Pretty decent night. Went 16 clean from the start, and then, bam, pocket 7-10. I seem to get at least one of those every week lately. This one was no where near deserved. High flush hit that just didn't move right. Got tired and sloppy the last game.
    Old guy with power (15.5-16; 325). Current arsenal--Storm Phaze III, 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmyb View Post
    ...and then, bam, pocket 7-10. I seem to get at least one of those every week lately.
    I'm kinda jealous...at this point I'd kinda prefer a pocket 7-10 a night to 5-8 pocket hits that leave 10-pins. Then, I'd have a legitimate excuse for the open frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aslan View Post
    I'm kinda jealous...at this point I'd kinda prefer a pocket 7-10 a night to 5-8 pocket hits that leave 10-pins. Then, I'd have a legitimate excuse for the open frames.
    Oh, I had to pick up 4 of those last night, plus a stone 9 and an 8 pin that had no right to be standing. I was kinda happy that both of my opens were splits. No single pin or non-split opens. My only shot out of the pocket was a 3-6-7-10 leave that I damn near made....
    Old guy with power (15.5-16; 325). Current arsenal--Storm Phaze III, 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.
    2020/2021 YTD highs--High game; 279--High series; 729

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    Nice series TimmyB.
    • Roto Grip Halo, Hyper Cell Fused, Hyper Cell, Haywire, Hot Cell, Hustle, Cell Pearl 2009.
    • Storm Code Black, Crux Prime, Crux Pearl, Street Fight, Drive.
    • Hammer Pearl Urethane, Track Paradox Trilogy, Visionary Raven.
    • 2020/2021, Hi Average 221, Hi Game 277, Hi Series 747, 30 Clean 0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmyb View Post
    Oh, I had to pick up 4 of those last night, plus a stone 9 and an 8 pin that had no right to be standing. I was kinda happy that both of my opens were splits. No single pin or non-split opens. My only shot out of the pocket was a 3-6-7-10 leave that I damn near made....
    Thats how I'm convinced that so much of my problem with single-pin conversion is mental. When I throw at a 7-10...I RARELY miss the 10-pin. Same ball...same line...RARELY miss. But, if it's a 10-pin all by itself with a chance for a spare...I'm 2 out of 3 or 50/50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aslan View Post
    Thats how I'm convinced that so much of my problem with single-pin conversion is mental. When I throw at a 7-10...I RARELY miss the 10-pin. Same ball...same line...RARELY miss. But, if it's a 10-pin all by itself with a chance for a spare...I'm 2 out of 3 or 50/50.
    Same here. If I leave a 7 I miss it almost 1/2 the time. If I leave a 4-7 I get the 7 almost every time but leave the 4
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