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    E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900 - Episode 1

    Join us as we embark on E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900, a new weekly series that follows E.A.R.L.'s attempt to become the first robot to roll a 900 series.


    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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    E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900 - Episode 2

    Join us for Episode 2 of E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900, a new weekly series that follows E.A.R.L.'s attempt to become the first robot to roll a 900 series.



    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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    E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900 - Episode 3

    E.A.R.L.s back and ready to crush some more pins! After rolling his first 300 in years in Episode 2, E.A.R.L. will look to carry that momentum into a 900 series in Episode 3. Will the lessons learned from the past two weeks carry over to this set? Find out now!


    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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    This is a neat concept, but in the end I'm just watching a robot roll the ball over and over. There's a real opportunity for education if they would spend some time when they make the moves and speed adjustments discussing what indicated a move was needed and how the move was determined.

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    E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900 - Episode 4
    "We actually left the ball alone this week...had three games of lane shine on it from the previous week's episode."

    The Sport of Bowling - USBC
    Published on Jan 11, 2018
    After rolling a big 746 series in Week 3 of E.A.R.L.’s Journey to 900, E.A.R.L. is looking to keep his string of two straight 700’s going, with an eye on the prize, the 900 series. Will E.A.R.L. make the necessary adjustments to string together three straight 300 games? Watch the video and find out!

    This week we actually left the surface alone from the previous week. It had three games of lane shine on it. The first week we were having trouble controlling the pocket in practice with the ball at 2000, so we hit it with 500 and were able to control the pocket. We had even more success in weeks 2 and 3 with the ball at 500 playing further left, but we left the surface alone and tried to play further right this week to increase the carry percentage.

    Note:EARL is set to 350 rpm, ~17mph ball speed, 50 degrees of axis rotation and 10 degrees of axis tilt. The ball is a generic ASYM, solid reactive, low RG, High diff, drilled straight over the label, pin up, 5” from PAP.

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    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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    E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900 Episode 5

    The Sport of Bowling - USBC
    Published on Jan 18, 2018
    E.A.R.L.s Journey to 900 continues in Week 5 with a twist! After last weeks 674 series, E.A.R.L. wanted to make some adjustments on the lanes to get closer to the goal of a 900 series. Watch the video to see what changes E.A.R.L. made, how they affected his scores AND to find out the new twist. HINT: It involves YOU taking the reins on E.A.R.L.s Journey to 900!



    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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    E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900 Episode 6

    The Sport of Bowling - USBC
    Published on Jan 26, 2018
    In Episode 6 of E.A.R.L.s Journey to 900, we unveil the new twist(s) in the Journey and have a special guest on the set as well! Watch the video to see if E.A.R.L. can get over the hump and reach bowling immortality with a 900 series and how Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky is involved!



    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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    E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900 Episode 7
    The Sport of Bowling - USBC
    Published on Feb 1, 2018
    Core subscriber Bob Raley is taking the reigns and teaming up with E.A.R.L. once again for Episode 7 of E.A.R.L.s Journey to 900! This week, E.A.R.L. will be mimicking 2018 Team USA Trials champion Kyle Troup on the lanes to try and capture the elusive 900 series. Weve heard your calls for more revs and speed, but will they prove to be the answer to E.A.R.Ls questions? Find out by watching Episode 7 NOW!




    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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    E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900 Episode 8

    Published on Feb 8, 2018

    Core Subscriber Bob Raley is back in the driver's seat in his final attempt to roll a 900 with E.A.R.L.! After choosing Shannon Pluhowsky's and Kyle Troup's player profiles in his first two attempts, watch the video to see who he'll have E.A.R.L. mimic this week! Will the third time be the charm for Bob? Find out in this week's episode of E.A.R.L.'s Journey to 900!


    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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    EA.R.L.'s Journey to 900 Episode 9

    Published on Feb 15, 2018

    E.A.R.L. takes another shot at 900 while mimicking Team USA member Chris Barnes in Episode 9 of E.A.R.L.’s Journey to 900 (chosen by Core Subscribers Mark Wilks, Linda Bull and Wes Daniel.) After taking some notes from last week, will E.A.R.L. learn from his mistakes and post bigger numbers this week? Tune in to Episode 9 to see all of the adjustments, strikes and what E.A.R.L.’s final series is NOW!

    Last edited by bowl1820; 04-12-2018 at 03:46 PM.

    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16 over 1 3/4 up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revs.High Game 300, High series 798

    "Adjust too soon and maybe ruin one frame, adjust too late and ruin a game."

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