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Date: 14 Jun 2005 20:59:56
From: Gator
Subject: Help - Advice needed for dry shot
Looking for help from the educated... ABC house I bowl for some reason
lately has been extremely dry. Add to that their air does not seem to be
working well just evaporates anything that was there to begin with. That
said I normally throw a Intense Inferno, backyard bully and V2Sweet, all are
15 pounds. My league average is 187. I bowl right handed generally start far
left arrow and throw to the 8 to 10 board. Medium speed and revs. This shot
has been SO dry that I can only throw the ball hard enough from this
position for about a game before I get tired and slow down. I have also
tried to adjust to starting on the 2nd dot from right and throwing the 5
board and in. I still can't keep it in the pocket for long. I have a plastic
spare ball ( coca cola ) and tried to throw that but even when I get to the
pocket it won't carry.

What does anyone suggest for such dry conditions that will carry... ( except
changing houses... I also bowl a Brunswick house and they put down a 1/4"
wall shot... )

Thanks...






 
Date: 17 Jun 2005 21:38:16
From: Ken
Subject: Re: Help - Advice needed for dry shot
In the 80s when urethane balls came out everyone was using rubber and
plastic.
The scores shot thought the roof then when everyone stated using urethane.
The reason was plastic pins hit the pins and the pins absorb the impact and
fly
off the back standing up. Urethane balls absorb the impact and the pins lay
down and go off
horizontally. That's when pin action from a mix really got started. The
newer Reactive and Resin balls
are designed to grip the lanes. They still have the mix reaction of the
urethane balls for the best of both worlds.
Want a ball that will go down with little brake and get good pin action find
a good quality urethane.
Hammer still makes a Red Pearl you can pick one up for under a hundred bucks
and they make a great spare ball.
Happy Bowling





"Gator" <gator@ourworld.cc > wrote in message
news:gzHre.136064$w15.104294@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Looking for help from the educated... ABC house I bowl for some reason
> lately has been extremely dry. Add to that their air does not seem to be
> working well just evaporates anything that was there to begin with. That
> said I normally throw a Intense Inferno, backyard bully and V2Sweet, all
> are
> 15 pounds. My league average is 187. I bowl right handed generally start
> far
> left arrow and throw to the 8 to 10 board. Medium speed and revs. This
> shot
> has been SO dry that I can only throw the ball hard enough from this
> position for about a game before I get tired and slow down. I have also
> tried to adjust to starting on the 2nd dot from right and throwing the 5
> board and in. I still can't keep it in the pocket for long. I have a
> plastic
> spare ball ( coca cola ) and tried to throw that but even when I get to
> the
> pocket it won't carry.
>
> What does anyone suggest for such dry conditions that will carry... (
> except
> changing houses... I also bowl a Brunswick house and they put down a 1/4"
> wall shot... )
>
> Thanks...
>
>




 
Date: 15 Jun 2005 11:04:00
From: Joe Zachar
Subject: Re: Help - Advice needed for dry shot
Last April I was down in Florida and had a chance to bowl. One house
the lanes were flooded and you needed very aggressive equipment (Killer
Instinct and then Fear Factor). The other house, was more like you
described. My V2 Pearl had too much hook. My plastic spare ball had
a lot of hook going at the corner pins but not much carry in the middle
of the pocket area. I probably needed a mild reactive ball for my
strike ball (V2 Pearl is a mild particle ball).

I practiced using the 3rd arrow (15th board) and the release point was
around the 20th board (my slide being about the 27th board). I had some
success swinging the ball out to about the 10 board or so. Problem was
that if I got the ball too far out to the gutter it over reacted.
Another problem was finding a place to stand on the approach far enough
over without the ball return getting in the way. I wanted to try a
deeper angle, maybe 4th arrow but I need more practice "walking around:"
the ball return. In addition, my V2 Pearl probably is not aggressive
enough to turn the corner and carry that deep inside (I also use 15 lbs.
equipment).

My suggestion is get out and practice more. Use the 3rd and 4th arrows
with different equipment. See if there is a different break point in
different parts of the lane so you may get more length before the ball
hooks back to the pocket. The average house shot usually has more oil
or hold area in the middle of the lane. Moving inside with more
aggressive equipment, playing in the oil, and maybe a slower speed in
that part of the lane will work better.

I've also bowled on lanes that were flooded in the middle and bone dry
on the outside. After playing inside during practice the oil in the
middle of the lane moved to the outside part of the lane. All of a
sudden you have no hook in the middle area of the lane but now the
normal track area has the perfect breakpoint. Again, this is the type
of information you pick up by practicing and getting to know your
equipment and land conditions.

Joe Z



Gator wrote:

>Looking for help from the educated... ABC house I bowl for some reason
>lately has been extremely dry. Add to that their air does not seem to be
>working well just evaporates anything that was there to begin with. That
>said I normally throw a Intense Inferno, backyard bully and V2Sweet, all are
>15 pounds. My league average is 187. I bowl right handed generally start far
>left arrow and throw to the 8 to 10 board. Medium speed and revs. This shot
>has been SO dry that I can only throw the ball hard enough from this
>position for about a game before I get tired and slow down. I have also
>tried to adjust to starting on the 2nd dot from right and throwing the 5
>board and in. I still can't keep it in the pocket for long. I have a plastic
>spare ball ( coca cola ) and tried to throw that but even when I get to the
>pocket it won't carry.
>
>What does anyone suggest for such dry conditions that will carry... ( except
>changing houses... I also bowl a Brunswick house and they put down a 1/4"
>wall shot... )
>
>Thanks...
>
>
>
>



 
Date: 14 Jun 2005 18:35:25
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Help - Advice needed for dry shot
> What does anyone suggest for such dry conditions that will carry... ( except
> changing houses... I also bowl a Brunswick house and they put down a 1/4"
> wall shot... )

Easy: WHITE DOT (aka "polyester", "plastic") for the "Sahara Desert"
conditions and an aggressive reactive/particle for the "Amazon Flood
Plain" conditions.