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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    So true! They changed the kind of oil that they use where I bowl. The shot is now in near the third arrow. It's amazing how many bowlers are still insisting on playing the second arrow. When it doesn't work, they change balls. When that doesn't work, they complain loudly and threaten to go bowl somewhere else!
    I asked the owner if anything was different with the oiling and he said there wasn't but we are pretty sure something has changed. 3 of my teammates play the 2nd arrow and are old school and just move their feet and not their target. Funny you said that about the 2nd arrow Rob. My 'go-to' line is the 7ish board and I can usually stay there all night but if it does dry up too bad I need to go all the way to about the 12-13 board. Nothing in between works but we also have 2 lefties that target the 10 board too and stay there all night no matter what so by the time I need to move the 10 board line is gone too so I go just inside of them and use that dried up line as my 'cushion'. Been working so far....lol. If I get inside the 12-13 board my ball goes straight.

    But yeah, I believe the reason I have improved while most of the league has struggled is because I am learning to adapt and change my game where others are sticking to their old game. Learned alot here about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    I asked the owner if anything was different with the oiling and he said there wasn't but we are pretty sure something has changed. 3 of my teammates play the 2nd arrow and are old school and just move their feet and not their target. Funny you said that about the 2nd arrow Rob. My 'go-to' line is the 7ish board and I can usually stay there all night but if it does dry up too bad I need to go all the way to about the 12-13 board. Nothing in between works but we also have 2 lefties that target the 10 board too and stay there all night no matter what so by the time I need to move the 10 board line is gone too so I go just inside of them and use that dried up line as my 'cushion'. Been working so far....lol. If I get inside the 12-13 board my ball goes straight.

    But yeah, I believe the reason I have improved while most of the league has struggled is because I am learning to adapt and change my game where others are sticking to their old game. Learned alot here about that.
    A lot of times the staff hasn't changed the pattern, but may have changed to a different type or brand (not that there's a ton out there) of oil, which can have major affects on your shot. Or, the oiler is just being a moody bi**h that day.....

    I don't hold to a set shot. Don't get me wrong, my bread and butter is right between 1 and 2, but I'm not beholden to that by any means. I go where the shot is. I'm a bit old school in I usually don't switch equipment during the night, but I'm not afraid to if need be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmyb View Post
    A lot of times the staff hasn't changed the pattern, but may have changed to a different type or brand (not that there's a ton out there) of oil, which can have major affects on your shot. Or, the oiler is just being a moody bi**h that day.....

    I don't hold to a set shot. Don't get me wrong, my bread and butter is right between 1 and 2, but I'm not beholden to that by any means. I go where the shot is. I'm a bit old school in I usually don't switch equipment during the night, but I'm not afraid to if need be.
    Oddly the owner was struggling pretty bad early on but has started to pick it up. He finished last winter season at 210 but right now is at 199 but 6 weeks ago he was at 189. Even the PSO, who is at 234 right now with 30 games in was at 223 6 weeks ago. Still really good but like I said, about 90% of the league was struggling until about a month ago.

    I'm old school too but coming around...lol. I have been reluctant to change my ways but starting to realize that this game isn't the same as it was 20 years ago. We have quite few high revvers in our league but many of the top average bowlers have more of a straighter line. One of the top guys takes a 3 step approach and stops about 5' before the foul line and sets it down there and averages about 210.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    I have been reluctant to change my ways but starting to realize that this game isn't the same as it was 20 years ago.
    Try it's not the same as it was 20 weeks ago, or 20 days ago, or yesterday, for that matter. Treat each day as if it's the first time you ever bowled there, and you will undoubtedly improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    Try it's not the same as it was 20 weeks ago, or 20 days ago, or yesterday, for that matter. Treat each day as if it's the first time you ever bowled there, and you will undoubtedly improve.
    Lol. I'm sure a bunch of my fellow league bowlers would agree with the 20 day thing.

    I actually realized it awhile back but just couldn't figure out how to adapt until recently.
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    So my wife had told me she was talking to one of the new teachers hired at her school and the teacher told my wife she went to school on a bowling scholarship. Wife told her I bowl and where and what nights and she said her mother bowls there the same night as me. She also told my wife that she coaches. So today we went to a charity fundraiser at my wifes school and the teacher and her mother were there so I talked to them. The daughter told me she was a certified coach so I asked what level. She said she isn't through USBC but some other guys coaching system? Anyway I mentioned that I really would like to fix my hop that I have occasionally. She instantly said 'so you have a timing problem'...lol. Yep. So I may hit her up for a a few lessons.
    The mother told me the PSO she goes to was taught by Mo. It's over an hour from here but might be worth it. She also mentioned how different our lanes are this year. She said her average was 193 last year and she is about 175 now. She said it seems like there is alot more oil on the outside than there had ever been before. She also said the left and right lanes have been completely different from each other. I don't see that being on the left side but she said she sees it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    So my wife had told me she was talking to one of the new teachers hired at her school and the teacher told my wife she went to school on a bowling scholarship. Wife told her I bowl and where and what nights and she said her mother bowls there the same night as me. She also told my wife that she coaches. So today we went to a charity fundraiser at my wifes school and the teacher and her mother were there so I talked to them. The daughter told me she was a certified coach so I asked what level. She said she isn't through USBC but some other guys coaching system? Anyway I mentioned that I really would like to fix my hop that I have occasionally. She instantly said 'so you have a timing problem'...lol. Yep. So I may hit her up for a a few lessons.
    The mother told me the PSO she goes to was taught by Mo. It's over an hour from here but might be worth it. She also mentioned how different our lanes are this year. She said her average was 193 last year and she is about 175 now. She said it seems like there is alot more oil on the outside than there had ever been before. She also said the left and right lanes have been completely different from each other. I don't see that being on the left side but she said she sees it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    Could the “other guy” have been Dick Ritger?
    Sounds familiar. Didn't catch it that well as there was alot going on but that does sound familiar. Opinions on that?

    EDIT: just checked Dick Ritgers site and see Kelly Kulick listed. I remember she talked about her today so that must be him.
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    Another good night except a few missed spares that I should not be missing. Teammate had a new best at a 278 in game 1. Lanes were slightly drier than normal. Used the Squatch pearl first 2 games then started coming in high so 10th frame of game 2 switched to the Black Widow Gold. Had a 648 but would have been close to a 700 had I made the spares I shouldn't have missed. And we lost 2 of 3 again. My average the last 6 weeks is 208.33 Overall I'm at 192.66. The 190 tonight is my worst game the last 6 weeks and my lowest series in that span is 602. 14 of my last 18 games are over 200.

    Tonight I missed 2 of 3 7 pins, a 2-4-7, a 2-7, a 5-8, and a 3-5. I know it's mental because I'm not even hitting my target when I miss these.

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