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Thread: New high series tonight!!! (my new thread to highlight the 'new' me....lol)

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    Checked league printout and I'm now 46th of 113 bowlers (40.70% above me). Goal is to get to 25% by the end of the season. Probably have to be at about 205 to get there.

    EDIT: just looked and 199 average would put me in the top 25%. Definitely doable. 205 would put me about 15%

    So my game averages are:

    Game 1 = 192.25

    Game 2 = 189.25

    Game 3 = 196.50

    Seem to struggle most in game 2. Don't think it's a transition thing although I don't usually make any adjustments until the end of game 2. I think it's more mental. I seem to let my mind stray a little. Not really stray but in game 1 I'm really into it and game 2 I'm more reserved and not as energetic. Game 3 I start getting my 2nd wind I guess you could say. So just not as focused or sharp in game 2.
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    So struggled tonight. Lanes were very dry right from the start. In warmups I grabbed my Conspiracy out of the bag and hit it with a 3000 just in case (it was at 2000). Haven't used that ball in awhile. Started out with the ball coming in high and hitting like a marshmallow so I picked up my speed a little and that worked for awhile. Rolled a 215 but missed a 2-7 in the 3rd frame then missed a 7 in the 10th. Started game 2 and counting the 10th of game 1 left the 7 pin in 3 of 4 frames so switched to the BWG. Wasn't hitting the pocket with it until later in the game and ended with a 180. Game 3 it was so dry. I moved into the oil but kept tugging my shots. I know what is happening. My mind says the ball will not hook in the center so I try to make it hook. Need to get over that. Struggled with spares again. Not the ball. I am missing my target wildly. Left a bunch of back row pins pocket hits. Left the 9 pin twice and I never leave it. Tells me I had too much deflection (lefty). Just looked at my stats and in 2 years I have only left about 10 9 pins. Left 2 tonight.

    I needed a weaker ball to go to after the BWG but the only thing I had was the Rhino and it goes almost straight. I did try it in warmups and it hooked just a little. Probably could have made it work. Have to think about this.

    On a positive note we won all 3. My teammates were on fire. 2 of them (father and son) rolled 245's in game 1 then 235 and 225 in game 2. The son had a 708 and the father had a 652. Another teammate had a 605 then me and another teammate both had 565's. I was coaching the father through the transition and helped him quite a bit.

    Speaking of on fire...our PSO had a 300, 289, and 233 (822). He rolled a 300 against us a 3 weeks ago with an 832. His average was 233 before tonight.

    So been using the Rhino for 7 pins and usually miss wide and it slides into the gutter. Until a couple of months ago I had used my weakest strike ball for 7's and if I missed wide the ball would usually hold the ridge but with the Rhino it slides right off. Might sand that for a little more surface and try that then I can use it as my weaker ball.

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    Another struggle (hard to call a 570 a struggle) but spares were strong tonight but strikes were tough to come by. Firstly, we won all 3. That's 2 weeks in a row and before last week we hadn't won all 3 yet. Think we are out of last now.

    Sanded the Conspiracy with a 3000 today (was 2000) and sanded my Rhino with a 3000 matte (was 3000 polished). I use the Rhino for 4 and 7 pins. I was 5/6 on 7 pins tonight and 80% overall on spares tonight. Tried the Conspiracy in warmups and threw 3 pocket strikes. Started with it but struggled. Oddly the track was at the lower part of the ball so what I would guess was a spinner? But my other balls had a normal track. Weird. Anyway, switched to the Squatch about 1/2 way into game 1. Towards the end of game 1 I picked up my speed and that helped. Switched to the BWG about the 4th frame of game 3 but had trouble tugging my shots all night. We had 5 lefties on our pair but I didn't make any moves until late in game 3 when I started coming in light.

    Average the last 8 weeks (24 games): 203.54

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    Teammate just pre-bowled for tonight and rolled a 661 (has a 200 average) so that should help
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    Another struggle tonight. I guess it's good that I consider a 570 struggling. A few months ago I would have said it was a great night. 2 weeks in a row I bowled 570. Funny thing is my teammate rolled a 530...2 weeks in a row now...lol. Again this week I was spot on in warm-ups. Started game 1 with a 3 bagger then it fell apart. Converted most spares but strikes were very hard to come by. Mainly my fault as I kept tugging the ball and pulling it right across the nose. Game 2 same thing. Started with 3 pocket strikes then fell apart again. Game 3 started again with 3 strikes but these were all Brooklyns. Lanes dried up quick. Lots of people balled down and moved way over.

    Tonight was position round. We were in 7th and won the first 2 games then lost the last to take 5 of 7 points. We ended tied for 5th.

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    Looked at the score sheets from last night and most of the hi rev bowlers struggled in game 3. Lanes dried up bad. I was pretty consistent all night (181, 198, 191). I had moved in a few boards by the end and was throwing a little faster to combat the conditions. High game last night was only 269. We usually have a couple 279's and at least 1 in the 280's every night. That guy is a low rev straight shooter.

    I was on a roll for about 6 weeks but the last 3 weeks I have 'struggled'. I say that cause I had 565, 570, and 570. Very consistent and not bad but not as good as I was for those 6 weeks. Just not striking lately but not bad on spares.
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    It seems that your "struggles" correspond to the arrival of really bad weather. Do you think there might be a connection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    It seems that your "struggles" correspond to the arrival of really bad weather. Do you think there might be a connection?
    not that i'm aware. Weather here hasn't been horrible but it did get a little colder out. Been around 35-40* lately. Approaches were a little less tacky the other night. Other than that not sure it is too much different than last month. I was thinking about my Squatch though. It is still OOB untouched but I have about 30-35 games on it now. But the ball seems to behave pretty well when I throw it right. The other night I tugged alot of my shots. My elbow was hurting the other night but it didn't affect my bowling, at least physically. I'm wondering if it might have affected me mentally though? That doesn't explain the previous 2 weeks though. But in warm-ups I hit 3 pocket strikes then all 3 games opened with 3 strikes (although game 3 those were all Brooklyns). It was the 4th frame on that I struggled every game. The lanes have been drier than usual and have broken down quicker. Might be from the weather.

    Maybe just coincidence but looking at the scores from the other night the guys that had really good game 3's are mostly low rev straighter shooters. Also, just a note...a couple weeks ago I hit my Rhino with a 3000. The other night in warm-ups I tried it as my strike ball once and it actually hooked a little and right into the pocket for a strike. So at least I know I have that option if it gets really dry. Teammate was trying to get me to use it at the end of the night but my stubborness wouldn't let me...lol. And it wouldn't have fixed my tugging issue.
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    For the tugging issue; most often,(at least for me), tugging is caused by the feet getting ahead of the swing and the subconscious mind telling the body to yank the ball to catch up. I also see a lot of tugs when the lanes donít allow much hook and bowlers start trying to make the ball hook. Lastly, bad swing mechanics can lead to the ball heading off in the wrong direction.

    Given what you said about the lanes being dry I donít think the problem was with you trying to make the ball hook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    For the tugging issue; most often,(at least for me), tugging is caused by the feet getting ahead of the swing and the subconscious mind telling the body to yank the ball to catch up. I also see a lot of tugs when the lanes donít allow much hook and bowlers start trying to make the ball hook. Lastly, bad swing mechanics can lead to the ball heading off in the wrong direction.

    Given what you said about the lanes being dry I donít think the problem was with you trying to make the ball hook.
    I don't think so either. May have been a timing thing and that actually crossed my mind and I tried to focus on it but didn't seem to change anything. Once in awhile I catch myself pushing the ball away too late. Normally I start pushing away as soon as my first foot moves but notice sometimes there is a slight delay. When I get it right you can see the difference on the lane.
    Arsenal "15# DV8 Glam" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl" "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin (at home on the shelf now)" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl"
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    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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