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    That's very interesting, guys. I'll try to pay more attention to my starting and stopping position this weekend, and see what happens if I get to a couple inches of the foul line. Thanks for sharing your insights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Daisy View Post
    That's very interesting, guys. I'll try to pay more attention to my starting and stopping position this weekend, and see what happens if I get to a couple inches of the foul line. Thanks for sharing your insights.
    You may also want to any side to side variations. Your slide foot doesn’t necessarily have to end up on the same board it started on, but if for example it winds up two boards left on your first throw it should almost alway wind up about two left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    You may also want to any side to side variations. Your slide foot doesn’t necessarily have to end up on the same board it started on, but if for example it winds up two boards left on your first throw it should almost alway wind up about two left.
    I'll keep that in mind, thanks. It's so hard for me to draw that line between thinking and overthinking, so we'll see how this goes.

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    Much better night. Really didn't feel like going and if I had a fill-in I probably wouldn't have went. Started with the Uppercut and tried focusing on where my ball dropped off the deck. Lanes were a little dry so added some speed. Right lane was a little drier than left so I was a little further inside on that lane. My accuracy wasn't great but I had some miss room with my lines and was getting great carry. Game 2 my accuracy got a little worse and struggled to strike. Luckily I kept it clean the first 2 games. Game 3 started with 2 strikes then missed a 6 pin after tugging it then next frame missed a 7 pin to the inside. Those were my only 2 opens all night. After that I switched to the Igniter and slowed my speed back down a little. First frame with it I stayed on my same line but the ball went pretty straight and deflected but still struck. After that I moved back outside to about the 7 board to increase my angle. Strung together 7 in a row until the 12th frame left a 2-7 baby split. I focused on watching the ball drop off the deck and when I saw it start drifting left too far I made an adjustment or ball change. Pretty happy with how it went. Real happy with my spare shooting other than those 2 opens. Rolled a 691. That is my 2nd highest ever behind my 725 a few months ago.

    We had some high scores on our pair tonight so not getting too hyped with my scores.

    Our team:
    me 190 average rolled 691
    teammate 185 average rolled a 635

    other team
    186 average rolled a 668
    197 average rolled a 682
    188 average rolled a 620

    We won the first game but lost the next 2. We beat our average every game but the other team smoked their averages the 2nd and 3rd games. They beat their averages by about 100 each of those 2 games.

    I had high series on our pair so happy with that.

    Had 61% strikes (21/34) and 83% spares (6/6 multiple pin and 4/6 single pin).

    Rolled 245, 202, 244

    On another note a guy threw his first ever 300 tonight.
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    Hardest 596 I think I ever bowled. Had to work for every pin. We bowled a pretty good team and won the first game by 84. Lost game 2 by 22 and lost game 3 by 3. We won total pins. My wife killed it. Got a new best. Her previous best was 147. She bowled a 168 tonight and had a 441 (147 average). She threw a 4 bagger in game 3. Her average was 108 at the start of the night.

    So I started with the Uppercut but didn't have much miss room but I was pretty consistent so it was working. Game 3 I switched to the Igniter but couldn't hit my mark until about the 4th or 5th frame. Finished that game pretty strong but the damage was done by then. I rolled a 194, 214, and 188 (596). My timing and balance felt a little better tonight but some shots I seemed to get a little more rotation than others so I think that was my biggest issue tonight. Teammate rolled a 670.

    Our top average bowler rolled a 300 in the pair next to us tonight. I think it's his 2nd this season in this league. He has about a 231 average.

    Overall I'm ok with a 596 tonight. Seemed like I was much worse than that. Felt more like a 550. We have a bye next week. We still need to be within 50 pins of our average to get the points so not a day to sandbag.

    Talked to one of the guys in my league that bowled in the same tournament I am planning to bowl in 2 weeks. It's a local tour and he said they are using sport patterns at all of them now. When I bowled it they had been using a house pattern and the one I was in was the first time they used a sport pattern. We were on a 47' Scorpion. So looks like I will be hitting a sport pattern for only my 2nd time ever...lol
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    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
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    Another tough night. Struggled to hit the pocket. Lanes were a little wetter than usual but not bad. I was on the couch all weekend unable to walk or stand due to back injury. Went to chiropractor yesterday. Back didn't bother me tonight so not blaming my struggles on that. I targeted from the 7 board to the 15 board and even tried a couple across the 20 board in warmups. Nothing worked well. Biggest issue was me, not the ball or lanes. Left 4 splits which is about 3 more than I usually leave.

    173, 197, 157 (527)
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    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
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    Back to league bowling after that tournament. Still sore. Fingertips sore, knee, feet and back all sore. Started with the Uppercut and was standing a little more straight up and down since I was sore. Actually felt better and hit my mark pretty consistently. Didn't seem to have as many revs but was consistent. Unfortunately my spare shooting was horrendous.Didn't help that we were getting smoked and my teammate was drunk and spilled his beer on me and the score sheet. Seems to be a habit. Luckily it didn't get on my shoes.

    Early in game 3 Uppercut started grabbing too hard so pulled out the Igniter. Did good with it too. Only had 15 strikes on the night but would have been much better if I ha made spares. It was just hard to focus. The waitress spilled a pitcher of beer when bringing it over to my teammate then he spilled his cup of beer all over the table. On top of that we had to sit at the back table tonight and I usually struggle when we sit that far back because I can't watch whats going on and I like to be focused and watch everyones shots. Told one of the league officers tonight that I'm gonna be a free agent after this years and looking to change teams.

    Oh well, on to next week.
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl" "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl" "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    Back to league bowling after that tournament. Still sore. Fingertips sore, knee, feet and back all sore. Started with the Uppercut and was standing a little more straight up and down since I was sore. Actually felt better and hit my mark pretty consistently. Didn't seem to have as many revs but was consistent. Unfortunately my spare shooting was horrendous.Didn't help that we were getting smoked and my teammate was drunk and spilled his beer on me and the score sheet. Seems to be a habit. Luckily it didn't get on my shoes.

    Early in game 3 Uppercut started grabbing too hard so pulled out the Igniter. Did good with it too. Only had 15 strikes on the night but would have been much better if I ha made spares. It was just hard to focus. The waitress spilled a pitcher of beer when bringing it over to my teammate then he spilled his cup of beer all over the table. On top of that we had to sit at the back table tonight and I usually struggle when we sit that far back because I can't watch whats going on and I like to be focused and watch everyones shots. Told one of the league officers tonight that I'm gonna be a free agent after this years and looking to change teams.

    Oh well, on to next week.
    I don't blame you for wanting to join a different team. I probably would have found an excuse to quit long before the end of the season if I had teammates like that. In fact, during the summer leagues I will pre-bowl for weeks where we are bowling other teams that are heavy drinkers and/or slow bowlers.

    Sounds like the bar needs to do a better job of cutting people off as well. Our center is guilty of that too. They serve people all night to the point of people getting totally sloshed (stumbling, slurred speech, etc.) When confronted about it, the center simply says there is really "nothing they can do about it." Tell that to the liquor control board and see how much longer you have a liquor license. There is a difference between someone having a couple of bottles over the course of 2.5 hours, as opposed to some people getting 4-5 pitchers of beer delivered in the same time frame. Especially when they are not ordering food along with it.

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    Rough one. Lanes were flooded for everyone. Conspiracy at 1500 wouldn't bite so used the Uppercut then early in game 3 grabbed my old Kingpin from the back room (500 grit). It actually worked best of anything I has tried and wished I had pulled it out earlier.

    Hard to say about the oil. Mistake or actual sport pattern? Outside the 10 board and it went straight. Balls wouldn't hook until about 5' before the pins. I threw about as slow as I could tonight. Spent most of the night targeting the 15 board and going pretty straight. Once I switched to the Kingpin I moved back to the 10 board and that was working pretty good. Spare shooting was tough because picking up an 8 pin for me usually means I aim towards the 7 and it hooks into it. Tonight you almost had to aim at it. Threw my spare ball at the 7 and it had no hold. We saw quite a few gutters tonight cause if you got too far out it would just slide off.

    We won 2 of 3 games tonight so that was good.
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    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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    Another struggle. Rolled 576 but not sure how. My accuracy was good on my strike ball but lanes were weird. Speaking of weird...asked the owner what oil pattern they used last week. He said same as always. I told him how wet they were and he said they were the same as always. So not sure what that was about. So tonight found there was miss room to the outside early on. It dried up quick and now if you got too far out it came back in hard. I weakened my release quite a bit tonight and was hitting the pocket pretty consistently but not alot of carry. Spare shooting was a struggle again. I really need to trust myself. I was 4/5 on 7 pins so that was good but a few spares I missed my mark by 5 boards at the arrows. Left a 2-4-7 and my ball rolled over where the 3 pin would have been. Not even close.

    Used the Uppercut first 2 games then the Igniter. Usually when I switch to the Igniter it hooks a couple of boards less. Alot of time I can move back outside and hit the pocket nicely but tried that and went Brooklyn both times. Moved in to the 10 board and threw 4 in a row then. I did freshen up the Igniter yesterday but should have been the same as it was. Had about 8 games on it before that. Ball was hooking pretty hard on the backend.

    Next week I'm going to focus on trusting myself on my spare shots.

    Tonight, 180, 200, 196 (576)
    Arsenal "15# Brunswick Uppercut" "15# Brunswick Igniter" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl" "15# Radical Conspiracy" "15# Brunswick Kingpin" "15# Hammer Black Widow Gold" "15# Brunswick Rhino Black Pearl" "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 325 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!
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