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(YouTube)   Come for the fourth ever 7-10 split conversion on national television, stay for the announcer who needs to lay off the caffeine   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-04-11 9:52:48 PM  
I'm alright with the call. You have to make bowling on tv exciting somehow. We're a long ways from the days of Chris Schenkel.
 
2021-04-11 10:01:52 PM  
Come for the fourth ever 7-10 split conversion on national television

Come for the other bowler's name: Butturff
 
2021-04-11 10:06:04 PM  
That's pretty awesome.

/former bowler
 
2021-04-11 10:33:00 PM  
Done it a dozen times at least when it counts, plenty more during practice sessions. Slow older Brunswick pin uptake, more pins in the pit. Obviously, very lucky however, I have bowled many games. Which means a lot of opportunities.

Still very exciting, indeed.
 
2021-04-11 10:49:35 PM  
The Ginger Assassin?
 
2021-04-11 10:58:53 PM  

thorpe: The Ginger Assassin?



Best name since, The Eradicator:

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2021-04-12 3:16:21 AM  
Now do it in candlepin bowling
 
Al! [TotalFark]
2021-04-12 4:10:48 AM  

soopey: Now do it in candlepin bowling


Now do it with professional wrestlers trying to tackle you.
 
2021-04-12 4:21:50 AM  
I dont understand the word 'ginger' for redheads. Is it a SouthPark thing? What does ginger have to do with redheads?
 
2021-04-12 4:45:45 AM  

Badmoodman: thorpe: The Ginger Assassin?


Best name since, The Eradicator:

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do you want to unmask me? it's your right.
 
2021-04-12 6:24:13 AM  
He looks like he sold his soul to hit that shot.
 
2021-04-12 7:09:03 AM  
Through all of the excitement, the announcer, showing true professionalism, worked in the promo.
 
2021-04-12 7:35:22 AM  

Al!: soopey: Now do it in candlepin bowling

Now do it with professional wrestlers trying to tackle you.


Only if there is a Spanish language announcer's table nearby
 
2021-04-12 8:52:54 AM  
Pffft.

Not nearly as impressive as the skill I have mastered:  Managing to hit the 7 with the first shot and the 10 with the second, leaving the other pins undisturbed.

I'm good enough to do it at least 3 times a game.
 
2021-04-12 9:50:45 AM  

ralanprod: Pffft.

Not nearly as impressive as the skill I have mastered:  Managing to hit the 7 with the first shot and the 10 with the second, leaving the other pins undisturbed.

I'm good enough to do it at least 3 times a game.


Bah, I've taken out the 1 pin a couple of times.

/candlepin
 
2021-04-12 10:58:05 AM  

soopey: Now do it in candlepin bowling


Hey, it's easy when you keep all the wood on the lane...
 
2021-04-12 11:47:42 AM  

psilocyberguy: Done it a dozen times at least when it counts, plenty more during practice sessions. Slow older Brunswick pin uptake, more pins in the pit. Obviously, very lucky however, I have bowled many games. Which means a lot of opportunities.

Still very exciting, indeed.


Before COVID hit, I was in a lunchtime bowling league. I bowled with a couple of semi-professional bowlers who had racked up more than a dozen 300 games between them (one of which I personally witnessed). When I picked up a 7-10 split during one of these league competitions, both insisted that was the first time they had ever seen someone pick up that split in person. If you've picked up a 7-10 split a dozen times in competitive games, your name must be Jason Belmonte or Norm Duke.
 
2021-04-12 12:15:55 PM  

Serious Black: psilocyberguy: Done it a dozen times at least when it counts, plenty more during practice sessions. Slow older Brunswick pin uptake, more pins in the pit. Obviously, very lucky however, I have bowled many games. Which means a lot of opportunities.

Still very exciting, indeed.

Before COVID hit, I was in a lunchtime bowling league. I bowled with a couple of semi-professional bowlers who had racked up more than a dozen 300 games between them (one of which I personally witnessed). When I picked up a 7-10 split during one of these league competitions, both insisted that was the first time they had ever seen someone pick up that split in person. If you've picked up a 7-10 split a dozen times in competitive games, your name must be Jason Belmonte or Norm Duke.


I've been bowling for a long time (40+ years), I've made the 7-10 maybe 5 times, and seen it made at least 20 times. One of the oddest things I've witnessed is a guy on my team take the 7 and 10 out of the full rack on his first ball in warmups - which was the first time any of us had ever seen that - then he followed that up by doing it in AGAIN in the first frame. He was a terrible bowler, tried to spin the ball (not roll it) as much as he could and had no control. It was blind shiat-house luck that he did this 2 times in 10 minutes.

Fun fact, of the 4 guys who have converted the 7-10 on TV, 3 of them were lefthanders. No real correlation there, just an interesting tidbit.
 
2021-04-12 12:21:59 PM  

Al!: soopey: Now do it in candlepin bowling

Now do it with professional wrestlers trying to tackle you.


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2021-04-12 12:59:14 PM  
Sweet. No one, not even the pros want to see a 7-10 split staring back at them as more than 90% of the time is a guaranteed open frame. Strikes are far more common than picking up a 7-10 split for a spare.  hell there have been many more perfect games ( 300 ) on televised bowling tourneys than 7-10 splits picked up.

30 300 games compared to just 4 7-10 splits picked for a spare.
 
2021-04-12 2:02:00 PM  
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?  I AM!!!
 
2021-04-12 2:13:33 PM  

Bob The Nob: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?  I AM!!!


WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, Clone!
 
2021-04-12 3:33:10 PM  
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2021-04-12 4:04:14 PM  
A lefty no less. Earl Anthony would be impressed.
 
2021-04-12 4:09:40 PM  
Years ago I worked the desk at a bowling alley. Guy was there practicing and left the 7-10. He picked up his ball and just chucked it at the pins. Unfortunately, he turned around and didn't get to see himself pick up the spare.

That was the only time I've seen that picked up live. I have, myself, picked up the 4-6-7-8-10.

/btw, if you're practicing and leave the 7-10, either practice your 10-pin pickup, or reset a full rack
 
2021-04-12 4:14:53 PM  

snowybunting: Serious Black: psilocyberguy: Done it a dozen times at least when it counts, plenty more during practice sessions. Slow older Brunswick pin uptake, more pins in the pit. Obviously, very lucky however, I have bowled many games. Which means a lot of opportunities.

Still very exciting, indeed.

Before COVID hit, I was in a lunchtime bowling league. I bowled with a couple of semi-professional bowlers who had racked up more than a dozen 300 games between them (one of which I personally witnessed). When I picked up a 7-10 split during one of these league competitions, both insisted that was the first time they had ever seen someone pick up that split in person. If you've picked up a 7-10 split a dozen times in competitive games, your name must be Jason Belmonte or Norm Duke.

I've been bowling for a long time (40+ years), I've made the 7-10 maybe 5 times, and seen it made at least 20 times. One of the oddest things I've witnessed is a guy on my team take the 7 and 10 out of the full rack on his first ball in warmups - which was the first time any of us had ever seen that - then he followed that up by doing it in AGAIN in the first frame. He was a terrible bowler, tried to spin the ball (not roll it) as much as he could and had no control. It was blind shiat-house luck that he did this 2 times in 10 minutes.

Fun fact, of the 4 guys who have converted the 7-10 on TV, 3 of them were lefthanders. No real correlation there, just an interesting tidbit.


Yeah I'm not sure I'm buying the "picked it up a dozen times" either, but the explanation makes it sound like it was a specific issue to the house in which he was bowling.

I've never picked it up, and I have about 5000 league and tournament games to my credit, along with 15 300 games. The closest I ever came was leaving the 10 pin only, then picking it up and it bounces across and clears out what would have been the 7.
 
2021-04-12 4:29:55 PM  
Roy Munson nods approvingly
 
2021-04-12 6:07:07 PM  

SurfaceTension: snowybunting: Serious Black: psilocyberguy: Done it a dozen times at least when it counts, plenty more during practice sessions. Slow older Brunswick pin uptake, more pins in the pit. Obviously, very lucky however, I have bowled many games. Which means a lot of opportunities.

Still very exciting, indeed.

Before COVID hit, I was in a lunchtime bowling league. I bowled with a couple of semi-professional bowlers who had racked up more than a dozen 300 games between them (one of which I personally witnessed). When I picked up a 7-10 split during one of these league competitions, both insisted that was the first time they had ever seen someone pick up that split in person. If you've picked up a 7-10 split a dozen times in competitive games, your name must be Jason Belmonte or Norm Duke.

I've been bowling for a long time (40+ years), I've made the 7-10 maybe 5 times, and seen it made at least 20 times. One of the oddest things I've witnessed is a guy on my team take the 7 and 10 out of the full rack on his first ball in warmups - which was the first time any of us had ever seen that - then he followed that up by doing it in AGAIN in the first frame. He was a terrible bowler, tried to spin the ball (not roll it) as much as he could and had no control. It was blind shiat-house luck that he did this 2 times in 10 minutes.

Fun fact, of the 4 guys who have converted the 7-10 on TV, 3 of them were lefthanders. No real correlation there, just an interesting tidbit.

Yeah I'm not sure I'm buying the "picked it up a dozen times" either, but the explanation makes it sound like it was a specific issue to the house in which he was bowling.

I've never picked it up, and I have about 5000 league and tournament games to my credit, along with 15 300 games. The closest I ever came was leaving the 10 pin only, then picking it up and it bounces across and clears out what would have been the 7.


Almost every time I've seen it made, the ball smashes the 10 straight back into the pit, the 10 flies out and luckboxes the 7. Guys with high rev rate seem to do this more often than us down and in guys, so I can see it happening if you have a ton of games under your belt.

One time on a league night, the pin cushion or the cushion facing got knocked out of alignment and pins were flying out of the pit down the lane. A Greek church and a 7-10 were made before they fixed it.
 
2021-04-13 5:48:23 AM  
When I was a little kid I almost made the 4-6-7-10.
The ball was moving so slowly, the 4 didn't have enough momentum.
It slid over and stopped between the 6 and 10 without hitting either one.
 
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