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(Some Guy)   Bowling scores are improving -- thanks to technology, oil   ( divider line
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5430 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jan 2003 at 7:40 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-01-29 05:36:54 AM  
No war for good bowling scores!

2003-01-29 08:14:13 AM  
I had a GREAT week in my league this week. I had a 208, 213, and a 236. To put this week in perspective, I average 185.
2003-01-29 09:05:21 AM  
Last time I went bowling was when I was dating in college. I picked up my date at her house, took her to the bowling alley, and all I remember from the time spent there was that my bowling scores were in the dumper. I barely broke 100 in all three games. Prior to attending college, I bowled regularly on a league and averaged 150. Oh, and about the technology, my grandmother bought me a reactive resin ball for Christmas. I remember using it one night against a person that I competed against in the leagues, and remember canning his rear end by a lot.
2003-01-29 09:59:48 AM  
I bowl every Thursday night, and use a reactive resin ball as my strike ball. Yes, the balls (and lanes) allow you to do much more nowadays, but you still have to be consistant enough in your delivery. I am one of the "crankers" that the article talks about, and while it does give you the best angle at the pins, it is also the MOST dependant upon lane conditions. If they are "dry", it makes for a very VERY tiring night, as I only carry 2 balls....Strike ball, and right side spare ball that is Eurothane(sp?), I have to throw the ball harder down the lane before it "snaps" back.

In the last month, I have bowled a 250, 259, 265, and 279...(not all the same nights, each of those was the high game for the night..) and had over 600 each night.

My average is anywhere from 187-192 (I entered the league with a 187)..

(I also play softball (ASA Class C - we have finished as high as 3rd in Indiana), but don't wear tight biking shorts!)
2003-01-29 10:06:56 AM  
Holy ¦mÓK!
2003-01-29 10:32:56 AM  
Come'n, whoever submitted this, at least change the headline from obscurestore's. It's just bad manners.
2003-01-29 11:07:44 AM  
heeeyy, bowling!!

I've been bowling about 5 years, last 3 seriously.

Two leagues, carrying a 189 and 182 [with early problems from a shiat upon neck].

Have 2 279 games, 0 700's :(. High scratch 697.

I did, however, take 3rd farking place in the Ohio state tournament last year for singles [page is lame, but its on there]. Threw 178-279[my first ever] and 227 with a walk in average of 165 [134 handicap over 3 games] to take third with 818. Changed balls in the 7th frame of 1st game and struck out to pull out a decent game. Lanes were the driest I have ever bowled on [upon?].

I throw the green apple [messenger], a chaos and I have a superpower which supersucks cuz i need to change the fingertips on it.

Finally able to pick up spares on the left... throwing across the lane has been a challenge for me.

Now, my wife....
godd@mn she can bowl. Carries over 200's.
2003-01-29 11:39:56 AM  

I didn't name my balls, no. That's the name assigned by the manufacturer. The full name is the Track Freak (made by the Track company, obviously). My other ball is an Ebonite Apex (an older ball, but still freaking awesome).

The differences between the two balls is based upon the balls themselves and how I have them drilled: the Apex skids longer and makes a more aggressive roll on the back end of the lane. The Freak rolls up earlier and generally gets a little more hook. Basically, I throw whichever ball is more comfortable to use and carries the best on each lane condition/oil pattern.

Oh, and I've never gotten an 800 3-game series--my best for 3 games is a 730. I've gotten 930 4-games also.

It's "urethane", not "eurothane"
2003-01-29 11:43:46 AM  
It's all about Candlepins, folks. Tenpin bowling is easy in comparison.
2003-01-29 01:12:30 PM  
As the husband of the "bowling widow" who posted earlier in this forum, I need to defend my actions.

You see, I...well, you know, I...just...


Anyway, I think it's amusing that the author of the article who complained that conditions were so easy finished yesterday 256th out of 347 bowlers, and he only averaged 173 for the day. I wonder if he still thinks the sports condition is a cake walk with his new Freak.

Granted, he could probably kick my ass since I only bowl 190 in my own house, but still...
2003-01-29 03:22:22 PM  
i'm confused. i thought a reactive resin ball was only used when you run out of real weed.
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