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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    Two things: as a lefty you should be counting the boards from left to right. If you were really standing on 13 and targeting 30 you would have been lucky to stay on the lane.
    Second, I’d be willing to bet that as you move your set up to the right you start to drift back left as you walk the approach. This is pretty common for players who are used to going straight. After all our normal tendency is to walk in the direction that we are looking. Next time you have to make a big move inside, or if you have the luxury of getting some practice in, check where your slide foot winds up compared to where you started.
    yeah I'm sure I was drifting. I try to focus on keeping a straight line with my footwork but I'm sure there is a little drift but I don't think it was anymore than usual.

    And I had wondered about the board counting...lol. Being a lefty it gets confusing hearing others talk about it. So I was standing on 27 and targeting 10...lol. I only did that in the first game and maybe the first few frames on game 2. After I switched to the Igniter I moved back left a little and stayed behind the ball more.

    Surprisingly I had high series last night for our team and I was about 50 below my average. Rolled a 538. Our 220 average guy rolled about a 486 and our 185 average guy rolled about a 490. Hopefully they fill the machine with oil next week...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    yeah I'm sure I was drifting. I try to focus on keeping a straight line with my footwork but I'm sure there is a little drift but I don't think it was anymore than usual.

    And I had wondered about the board counting...lol. Being a lefty it gets confusing hearing others talk about it. So I was standing on 27 and targeting 10...lol. I only did that in the first game and maybe the first few frames on game 2. After I switched to the Igniter I moved back left a little and stayed behind the ball more.

    Surprisingly I had high series last night for our team and I was about 50 below my average. Rolled a 538. Our 220 average guy rolled about a 486 and our 185 average guy rolled about a 490. Hopefully they fill the machine with oil next week...lol
    Did the other team have as much trouble as your team did?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    Did the other team have as much trouble as your team did?
    They were struggling too but not as bad. They don't throw big hooks but they were having to adjust. We were all comparing notes in warmups about how much further we needed to move than normal. I just looked at our stats they just uploaded and many of the higher rev guys struggled. There were some high series but most of those were straighter players.

    And I think I messed up when I stated my line earlier. I was standing at 27 and targeting 15 at the arrows. When I moved over with the Igniter I was standing closer to 22 and targeting 10 at the arrows. I was staying behind the ball as much as I could then and throwing as straight as I could. Going to take the Rhino with me next week just in case. Probably would have been much better with it. One time I left a 2-4-7 and used my strike ball and missed by alot to the outside. Normally probably would have only taken out the 7 but it caught and hooked right back in and covered it...lol.

    I went down to the girls end to get 50/50 tickets and they were even complaining about how dry they were
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    My wife recorded a few of my shots last night so I went back and watched them. In the one I actually drifted right a few boards. Probably cause I was trying to be so conscientious about not drifting left.

    My first one was my last ball in warmups. Looks like I was standing about 27 and targeting about 15 but my right foot stopped on about 32. Looks like my set down was about 17. Looks like it broke at about 15-17 but came across the headpin barely skimming the right side of it. That was with the Uppercut.

    My 2nd one she just got the end of my release so harder to tell but I was using the Igniter and looks like I was stopped on about 28. She missed the beginning so can't tell where I started but guessing this was when I was starting at about 22 or so. Laydown looked to be about 15 and hit about 10 at the arrows. Harder to tell on that one because she was on the right side trying to record a lefty so I blocked much of the view.

    Last one was also the left lane with the Igniter. This one I stood about 23 and I was at about 31 at the line. Set down was about 15 and target at the arrows was 13. Ball broke at about the 10 board down lane and just caught the right side of the 5 pin. This was on a 5-8 spare that I chopped.

    BTW- we were on the end pair on 39-40 so that might have made our conditions worse. Hard to say.
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    Very frustrated. I bowled decent. My 2nd highest series ever but struggled in game 3. Rolled 266, 225, 180 (671). We beat our average by quite a bit the first 2 games and almost hit it the 3rd game but still got crushed all 3 games. The other team beat their average by over 100 every game. This is getting very frustrating. It seems EVERY week our opponents bowl great. Their lowest guy tonight rolled a 632 and that guy has a 174 average. This guy always does this to us.

    Here are the scores (scratch). Our average was 838 and theirs was 993
    Us Them
    Game 1 942 1095
    Game 2: 891 1112
    Game 3: 824 1124

    Their averages and series:
    213 633
    216 663
    204 696
    184 707
    176 632

    Us
    211 551
    191 671
    184 625
    148 474
    104 336


    Just getting very frustrated over this. I don't think we have won a game in the last 5 or so weeks of bowling. Not a single game. Granted some of those nights are our fault but then when we do have a good night the other teams have a great night. Wife wants to quit. She isn't really a bowler anyway but she leaves mad every night and we come home in bad moods. I'm going to see if we can find a replacement for her. She doesn't care for it to begin with but at this point she is very frustrated to the point she dreads going every week now. Next week we bowl the first place team who was 33-2 this 3rd of the season. Dunno what they did tonight but even if they lost all 3 they are still 33-9. We are about 9-33 right now I think and in last place by a mile. Driving home tonight I was considering just quitting for the year. We are going to finish in last either way so not like it is going to hurt the team.

    Dunno, just very frustrating. Wife is convinced they all sandbag then bowl their best against us like it is a conspiracy...lol. I know better than that but it really does seem that way. Don't get me wrong, I like the guys we bowl with, just hate getting slapped in the face every week. We beat our average by 104 the first game and they beat theirs by 102. We beat our average in game 2 by 53 and they beat theirs by 119. Game 3 they beat theirs by 131.

    Maybe I will feel better in a few days but right now I'm ready to sit out the rest of this year. At this point I'm just gonna worry about my scores and trying to get my average over 200 and forget about even trying to win a game.
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    So just to confirm my thoughts, just looked at the sheet from last night. Our opponent had the highest scratch game and series and also highest handicap game and series last night. Isn't the first time this has happened to us. Additionally, In game 1 there were only 3 teams out of 10 that had a higher score than us. Game 2 there were 6 that were higher than us and game 3 there were 6 that were higher than us.

    On a positive note, I had 3rd high scratch game last night (266). A guy we bowled against had 2nd highest at 267. I also had 2nd highest handicap game at 301, and tied for 3rd highest handicap series at 776. A guy we bowled against had high handicap series at 830 and another was tied with me at 776. 2 of our opponents had 2nd and 3rd highest scratch series too (707 and 696).

    Looking back at results the last time we won a game was 11/24 when we had a bye and the last win against an opponent was 11/17. That was 16 games ago including our bye week.

    Next week we bowl the first place team that is 40-2 in this 3rd. We are in last at 9-33
    Last edited by boatman37; 01-13-2021 at 01:49 PM.
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    I can sympathize. There have been seasons where it seems like my team has a target on our back, felt like every week some one on the other team would have a personal best.
    On the other hand, when your best bowler is 80 pins under that’s a lot to make up. Throw in your league’s maximum handicap that leaves four of you to make up over fifty pins each game just to get to par.
    On the bright side, maybe next year every one will underestimate your team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    I can sympathize. There have been seasons where it seems like my team has a target on our back, felt like every week some one on the other team would have a personal best.
    On the other hand, when your best bowler is 80 pins under that’s a lot to make up. Throw in your league’s maximum handicap that leaves four of you to make up over fifty pins each game just to get to par.
    On the bright side, maybe next year every one will underestimate your team.
    Yeah feels like a conspiracy...lol. We are definitely facing an uphill battle with my wife having a low average with a max handicap of 85 so she is penalized about 30 pins a game right off the top but even then we bowled well above our average as a team and get smacked. Frustrating. On a positive note I might have figured out why I have struggled the past few weeks. Will see if I can keep it going next week
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    Here are a few clips from last night. Have had this off balance hop since I came back 3 years ago. Not sure if I did in my previous bowling career but wasn't sure why. After looking at the videos I see the ball is pretty far from my slide foot so I have a bunch of weight and momentum too far away from my body.

    Will try to embed the video but if not I will drop the links.

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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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    This clip I was playing a little further outside. This was game 1 6th frame. The last of my 6 bagger to start the night. Using the Uppercut and targeting the 7-8 board at the arrows

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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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