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    Topography changes with the season, usually during the summer months with the heat and humidity the lanes may swell in some areas so the lanes may appear wetter since the ball is going uphill in some spots. Also end pairs usually end pairs are affected more since they are closer to the outside environment than middle pairs.

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    Just looked at my stats so far. After 4 weeks of bowling (16 games) my last game is my highest average by far.

    Game 1: 181.5

    Game 2: 169

    Game 3: 176

    Game 4: 196.5

    Big difference. I'm not doing anything different so it must be the lanes coming to me? Last summer after 4 weeks I was averaging 160.18 so definitely better. Towards the end of our fall league this year I was averaging about mid 180's. I finished the previous fall league at 173 so 4 weeks in I was 19 pins lower and I ended that summer league at 177 so hope that trend continues....lol
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    So-so night. Bowled almost exactly my average. Game 2 was real good but game 3 was real bad. We won 3 of 4 and went 8-3 on the night and moved up a few spots.

    So with only 20 games in my averages will move quite a bit. Last week my game 2 was my worst by far but after a 215 in game 2 last night and a 145 in game 3 that has changed...lol. Game 3 is now my worst but not by much but game 4 is by far my best

    EDIT: just checked my stats and I left 5 6 pins and 4 4 pins. Those were my 2 most common leaves last night. Covered all 5 6 pins and 2 of the 4 4 pins.

    My single pin opens were 0/1 on the 2 pin, 2/4 on the 4 pin, 2/3 on the 5 pin, and 1/2 on the 7 pin. Definitely shouldn't have missed most of those

    Game 1: 180.2

    Game 2: 178.2

    Game 3: 169.8

    Game 4: 195
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    Arsenal "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl"
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    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    What a rough night. Definitely one to forget. Teammate picked up his new Squatch. Said he liked the ball but he struggled too. Doesn't help that our opponents bowled probably their best games all season. We bowl 4 games, 2 against one team then move lanes and 2 more against another team. Only 2 bowlers per team. So my average coming in was 180 and teammate was 185 (his 'normal' average is about 200). I rolled a 170 and him a 174. Our opponents rolled 204 and 256. Their averages are 181 and 210 respectively. They won by 96 (they were spotting us 20). Game 2 I rolled 193 and teammate was 190. Our opponents rolled 160 and 226. We won by 17.

    So we moved lanes and went up against our next opponents. Third game I rolled 167 and teammate was 147. Opponents rolled 188 and 266 (their averages were 198 and 199 respectively). They were spotting us 25. They won game 3 by 115. Game 2 I rolled 183 and my teammate rolled 190. We both beat our averages. Opponents rolled 193 and 245. Yeah, the one opponent rolled a 1001 series tonight with a 199 average. We lost game 4 by 40. So we went 2-8 tonight.

    I tried everything. Got no breaks all night. Tried the Conspiracy and the Kingpin. Played inside and outside. Varied my speed by about 2 MPH and everything in between. Tried pinky in tight, pinky spread wide, and pinky tucked. I wasn't as consistent as I should have been but even when I hit the pocket I left a pin somewhere. Not sure what else I could have done. About the only thing I didn't try was the Hammer BWG. Lanes seemed a little dry. The Conspiracy never showed a drop of oil all night but the Kingpin showed a little. Most of the night I targeted the 10 board at the arrows. I would rather target the 6 or 7 board but my ball just wouldn't come in. In the last game I moved out there near the end and threw a 3 bagger but early on that line wouldn't work. I had my pinky tucked most of the night too.

    Teammate was inconsistent all night but left alot of 10 pins with good pocket hits. He said he liked the new Squatch but just struggled. He missed most of his 10 pins and he usually gets those. One of the top bowlers watched him and said it looked like he was trying to force the ball.

    Arsenal "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 17.5 MPH * High Game: 266 - High Series: ~670ish (both in the late 90's early 2000's)
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    BOOM! 863 4 game series tonight. Best average since I have came back from my 16 year break. Still not up to where I was back then but getting closer. The lanes are much drier this summer so used my BWG all night with a 4000 finish. Ball worked great all night with a very small adjustment.
    Arsenal "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 17.5 MPH * High Game: 266 - High Series: ~670ish (both in the late 90's early 2000's)
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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