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

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    Yet another example of the MBS (Magic Ball Syndrome). You were playing seven and moved in to ten. Really? With multiple lefties on the pair? When you miss outside and the ball fails to get back, it's dead! You can't play there anymore, whatever ball you decide to use.
    Yeah kind of kicking myself for not moving further in. My thought process was as bad as my inside shots were I'd be further ahead staying outside and making spares but this morning I think to myself why didn't I pull the Kingpin out and move in further. We won the first 2 games by over 100 but the 3rd game was pretty close and we really wanted it. If it had been like the 1st 2 games I think I would have tried it. We ended up winning game 3 by 26 but we had a strong 10th (well I didn't but the rest of the team did).

    That stone 9 pin was dead in the pocket. Surprisigly I only left 1 7 pin all night. I did try the plastic ball for a few other spares but no luck. Just take some time adjusting. The first 2-4-7 I left I used my Squatch and it hooked right by them. The 2nd time I used the T-Zone but guessed on where to stand and hit the inside of the 2 pin, taking the 4 but missing the 7. The 2nd half of game 1 wasn't due to lane conditions. I started tugging my shots which seems to be a pattern with me lately. I start a game out strong then start tugging. Luckily I recognized this pretty quick and fixed it. I didn't use to have these issues in game 3 until a couple of months ago. Typically I would switch to the Black Widow Gold for game 3 and continue on but lately that ball hasn't helped either. I did put tape in the BWG last night. Only tried tape once before and didn't like it but the BWG had been rolling off funny so tried tape last night and was able to get the rotation do with my other ones.

    I am going to try to get out Saturday for some practice but if not I am encouraged that I got my game back.
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    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 17.5 MPH * High Game: 267 - High Series: 657
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    Seeing that you dropped over 100 pins from game two to game three, let me tell you a story. One of the bowlers on my trios team recently returned to bowling after several years off. He uses a ball with a conventional drill (not finger tip). He can only point the corner and play in the dirt, because his ball never gets into a roll. He finally got a ball drilled finger-tip, but has not yet used it in league because he "doesn't want to embarrass himself by averaging 170." So last week he was there with his conventional drill and what did he do?: He averaged 170!

    My point, you have nothing to lose by getting out of your comfort zone if you are going to shoot 148 by staying there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    Seeing that you dropped over 100 pins from game two to game three, let me tell you a story. One of the bowlers on my trios team recently returned to bowling after several years off. He uses a ball with a conventional drill (not finger tip). He can only point the corner and play in the dirt, because his ball never gets into a roll. He finally got a ball drilled finger-tip, but has not yet used it in league because he "doesn't want to embarrass himself by averaging 170." So last week he was there with his conventional drill and what did he do?: He averaged 170!

    My point, you have nothing to lose by getting out of your comfort zone if you are going to shoot 148 by staying there!
    Exactly...lol. Just need to go with it and figure it out. The first time I tried way inside awhile back I used the Kingpin and was happy with it. The last 2 times I used the Conspiracy and it wasn't good. I had the Kingpin with me last night but like you said, just gotta do it. Funny thing is my teammate leaves tons of 10 pins. He uses his strike ball for them and probably makes about 70% of them but last night he missed the first 2 or 3. He's a righty but I told him to try my T-Zone for the heck of it. Told him he had nothing to lose...lol. He did try it twice and missed both times before going back to his strike ball
    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"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 17.5 MPH * High Game: 267 - High Series: 657
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    So looked at a video from about 2 years ago when I first came back and all this time it 'appeared' my ball would ride a straight line to the breakpoint. Watching the video it looked like I set down at about the 10 board and broke at about the 7 board so there is a slight arc. Saturday at cosmic bowling I targeted the 15 board and slowed my speed way down to about 15 MPH and it looked to be arcing out about 5 boards but it was hard to tell since the lights were out. Unfortunately it might be awhile before I can get out for more practice
    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"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 17.5 MPH * High Game: 267 - High Series: 657
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
    I am a proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums

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