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Thread: Altered Reality is now 'Faltered' Reality...lol

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    progress!

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    Well bowled 1 practice game when i got there then bowled 1 game in league. No pain or discomfort but couldn't get any confidence in myself and too many missed spares. 173.

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    Arsenal "15# Roto Grip Idol Helios-90 x 2.25 x 45" "15# 900 Global Altered Reality-50x3.625x30" "15# Brunswick Uppercut-80x3.625x35" "15# Brunswick Igniter-70x5.5x35" "15# Raw Hammer Pearl 45x5.75x40" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl 75x5.5x30" "15# Radical Conspiracy-55x4.625x35" "15# Brunswick Kingpin-60x3.875x35" " "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 300 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725. PAP: 5 1/8"x1" up; tilt 20*, rotation 75*
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!

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    Well now that the Altered Reality is no longer legal...lol.

    Anyway, really struggled tonight. Bowled a practice game (211-ish) and did very well. League started and rolled 160 and 157 before our captain pulled me. Not blaming him and offered to sit out cause I wasn't helping the team. Used the Altered Reality in game 1 then switched to the Igniter in game 2 but kept missing inside (notice all of my splits).

    Only a few weeks left and we are 1 game back of first place.

    Oh, and teammate rolled a 299 with a stone 7 (2 handed righty). Would have been his first 300
    Arsenal "15# Roto Grip Idol Helios-90 x 2.25 x 45" "15# 900 Global Altered Reality-50x3.625x30" "15# Brunswick Uppercut-80x3.625x35" "15# Brunswick Igniter-70x5.5x35" "15# Raw Hammer Pearl 45x5.75x40" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl 75x5.5x30" "15# Radical Conspiracy-55x4.625x35" "15# Brunswick Kingpin-60x3.875x35" " "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 300 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725. PAP: 5 1/8"x1" up; tilt 20*, rotation 75*
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!

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    So apparently I'm still allowed to use my Altered Reality in our league but tonight I decided on the Uppercut. Started great except a couple of easy opens but game 3 was a mess. Game 2 I would have had a 300 running into the 10th except I drug my toe in the 4th and stumbled then opened off of that bad leave.

    Tonight I got there early and practiced using 4 balls. Realized I struggle when I need to get it out towards the gutter. If I throw it straight up a line I'm good but if I have to aim it out towards the gutter I'm screwed. I really need to work on this over the summer.

    Dropped the Helios off to the PSO to get drilled so should have it next week.
    Arsenal "15# Roto Grip Idol Helios-90 x 2.25 x 45" "15# 900 Global Altered Reality-50x3.625x30" "15# Brunswick Uppercut-80x3.625x35" "15# Brunswick Igniter-70x5.5x35" "15# Raw Hammer Pearl 45x5.75x40" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl 75x5.5x30" "15# Radical Conspiracy-55x4.625x35" "15# Brunswick Kingpin-60x3.875x35" " "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 300 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725. PAP: 5 1/8"x1" up; tilt 20*, rotation 75*
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!

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    So game 2 last night a teammate ran the front 9 then left a 10 pin in the 10th then missed it. That is the same game I started with the front 3 then drug my toe in frame 4 then strung the next 5. Man what could have been
    Arsenal "15# Roto Grip Idol Helios-90 x 2.25 x 45" "15# 900 Global Altered Reality-50x3.625x30" "15# Brunswick Uppercut-80x3.625x35" "15# Brunswick Igniter-70x5.5x35" "15# Raw Hammer Pearl 45x5.75x40" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl 75x5.5x30" "15# Radical Conspiracy-55x4.625x35" "15# Brunswick Kingpin-60x3.875x35" " "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 300 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725. PAP: 5 1/8"x1" up; tilt 20*, rotation 75*
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!

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    Used the AR all 3 games tonight. Lanes were flooded. 211, 209, 184
    Arsenal "15# Roto Grip Idol Helios-90 x 2.25 x 45" "15# 900 Global Altered Reality-50x3.625x30" "15# Brunswick Uppercut-80x3.625x35" "15# Brunswick Igniter-70x5.5x35" "15# Raw Hammer Pearl 45x5.75x40" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl 75x5.5x30" "15# Radical Conspiracy-55x4.625x35" "15# Brunswick Kingpin-60x3.875x35" " "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 300 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725. PAP: 5 1/8"x1" up; tilt 20*, rotation 75*
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!

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    So back to this AR. When it was new I left it OOB fir the dirst 20 or so games cause I liked it so well (1500 polished). I did very well with it the first 12-15 games but then started struggling. Hit it with a 5000D and no better. Did that a few times after about each 12 games. Last time tried a 3000 on it but still struggling. Noticed tonight it feels like it more or less 'falls off' my fingers, or rolls off. My Helios has the best feel. I can naturally just rip it and feels like I'm really coming around it but its hard to tell due to the color of it. But can't seem to replicate that feel with the AR. Mentioned it to my PSO tonight but he isn't the one that drilled the AR. He has drilled everything else I have but not that one.
    I had been blaming it on not finding a surface that matched up to my game but now thinking it's more related to something with the drilling. Inserts don't feel weird or anything. Possible maybe the pitches are slightly different but that doesn't explain why I bowled so good with it the first few weeks.
    Arsenal "15# Roto Grip Idol Helios-90 x 2.25 x 45" "15# 900 Global Altered Reality-50x3.625x30" "15# Brunswick Uppercut-80x3.625x35" "15# Brunswick Igniter-70x5.5x35" "15# Raw Hammer Pearl 45x5.75x40" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl 75x5.5x30" "15# Radical Conspiracy-55x4.625x35" "15# Brunswick Kingpin-60x3.875x35" " "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 300 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725. PAP: 5 1/8"x1" up; tilt 20*, rotation 75*
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    So back to this AR. When it was new I left it OOB fir the dirst 20 or so games cause I liked it so well (1500 polished). I did very well with it the first 12-15 games but then started struggling. Hit it with a 5000D and no better. Did that a few times after about each 12 games. Last time tried a 3000 on it but still struggling. Noticed tonight it feels like it more or less 'falls off' my fingers, or rolls off. My Helios has the best feel. I can naturally just rip it and feels like I'm really coming around it but its hard to tell due to the color of it. But can't seem to replicate that feel with the AR. Mentioned it to my PSO tonight but he isn't the one that drilled the AR. He has drilled everything else I have but not that one.
    I had been blaming it on not finding a surface that matched up to my game but now thinking it's more related to something with the drilling. Inserts don't feel weird or anything. Possible maybe the pitches are slightly different but that doesn't explain why I bowled so good with it the first few weeks.
    It might have been the novelty effect. Many times a change will have an initial positive effect that diminishes over time. Happens a lot with things like buying a device to improve your cars gas mileage. Subconsciously you want this to not be a waste of money and you drive slower, anticipate stops by letting up on the gas, etc. and voila, you’re getting better milage. After a few weeks the novelty wears off your car or truck goes back to being a fuel hog.
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    I get that but it's odd in the fact that it felt so good and rolled so nice at first. Feels like a completely different ball now
    Arsenal "15# Roto Grip Idol Helios-90 x 2.25 x 45" "15# 900 Global Altered Reality-50x3.625x30" "15# Brunswick Uppercut-80x3.625x35" "15# Brunswick Igniter-70x5.5x35" "15# Raw Hammer Pearl 45x5.75x40" "15# Radical Squatch Pearl 75x5.5x30" "15# Radical Conspiracy-55x4.625x35" "15# Brunswick Kingpin-60x3.875x35" " "15# Brunswick T-Zone"
    Rev Rate about 300 @ about 16 MPH at the pins* High Game: 279 - High Series: 725. PAP: 5 1/8"x1" up; tilt 20*, rotation 75*
    Oh, and LEFTY!!!

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    have someone video you throwing the two balls - maybe you're unconsciously changing your delivery trying to make the AR do something, anything, but letting the Helios just go . . . you know?

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