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Date: 05 Jan 2005 21:50:52
From: Chuck Mularkey
Subject: I was watching some old bowling footage and it suddenly occurred to me...
...none of the pros or even ncaa women bowlers use dull particle
equipment when they are bowling on tv (at least). The only time I have
seen a sanded dull ball being used or talked about on televised
bowling is when they say the pros use them to burn out a spot on the
lane during practice. Are sanded particle balls only for retards like
me who can't figure out how to put some turn on a shiny reactive ball?
Or does it have to do with lighter more "realistic" oil patterns being
used for the tournaments that will not tolerate hook monster balls?
I'm a little miffed here...

Chuck




 
Date: 07 Jan 2005 05:19:56
From: NimBill
Subject: Re: I was watching some old bowling footage and it suddenly occurred to me...
>From: Chuck Mularkey chuck@mularkey.com

>...none of the pros or even ncaa women bowlers use dull particle
>equipment when they are bowling on tv (at least). The only time I have
>seen a sanded dull ball being used or talked about on televised
>bowling is when they say the pros use them to burn out a spot on the
>lane during practice. Are sanded particle balls only for retards like
>me who can't figure out how to put some turn on a shiny reactive ball?
>Or does it have to do with lighter more "realistic" oil patterns being
>used for the tournaments that will not tolerate hook monster balls?
>I'm a little miffed here...
>
>Chuck
>

I really hadn't noticed much what they use. I do have an older particle ball
that I seldom use.

I use mostly milder reactives designed to run long and not hook too much.
Sometimes even old plastic balls like the Yellow dot.

I get plenty of hook out of all of them.










 
Date: 06 Jan 2005 14:18:18
From: Mark
Subject: Re: I was watching some old bowling footage and it suddenly occurred to me...

> you won't find many pro's going for their "carry down"
> ball when playing a 4 game TV finals...

Just a bit ago Dede Davidson made back to back shows and threw the
RotoGrip Silver Streak Particle on TV. She was crushing racks like mad.
If anything that ball was hitting too hard.

I don't think anyone would accuse Dede of being a fluffer or suggest
that the PWBA didn't have properly conditioned lanes for the finals...
Mark



  
Date: 22 Jan 2005 05:25:24
From: NimBill
Subject: Re: I was watching some old bowling footage and it suddenly occurred to me...
>From: "Mark" twobowlers@aol.com

>Just a bit ago Dede Davidson made back to back shows and threw the
>RotoGrip Silver Streak Particle on TV. She was crushing racks like mad.
>If anything that ball was hitting too hard.
>
>I don't think anyone would accuse Dede of being a fluffer or suggest
>that the PWBA didn't have properly conditioned lanes for the finals...
>Mark

What channel can I find PWBA Bowling on? It is not on ComCast cable where I
live so do I need to get a satelite cable hookup?










  
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Date: 06 Jan 2005 01:20:21
From: Joe Zachar
Subject: Re: I was watching some old bowling footage and it suddenly occurred
The pros use very "clean" backends. Someone mentioned double stripping
before they oil. If you watch them on TV lately they don't always use
the big hook monster balls on those conditions.

Then there are different lane surfaces from wood, to several different
types of synthetic and wood/synthetic combinations that hook a lot more
than the new replacement synthetic lanes, such as the new Brunswick
lanes. So on most of those surfaces you don't need the biggest hooking
ball on the planet.

Our league bowling is not the same. They may strip and oil or they may
just oil over what's there. They may flood the middle of the lane. You
need those hook monster balls when you have to move away from the track
area more towards the center of the lane where the heavy oil is. I
myself had to re-sand my equipment back to 800-1000 grit sandpaper to
deal with the harder surface of the new Brunswick lanes.

Joe Z

Chuck Mularkey wrote:

>...none of the pros or even ncaa women bowlers use dull particle
>equipment when they are bowling on tv (at least). The only time I have
>seen a sanded dull ball being used or talked about on televised
>bowling is when they say the pros use them to burn out a spot on the
>lane during practice. Are sanded particle balls only for retards like
>me who can't figure out how to put some turn on a shiny reactive ball?
>Or does it have to do with lighter more "realistic" oil patterns being
>used for the tournaments that will not tolerate hook monster balls?
>I'm a little miffed here...
>
>Chuck
>
>



  
Date: 06 Jan 2005 19:15:08
From: Ryan Press \(NI\)
Subject: Re: I was watching some old bowling footage and it suddenly occurred to me...
Like Joe said, the lanes are always fresh, especially these days in all
match play events, so backends usually hook... you won't find many pro's
going for their "carry down" ball when playing a 4 game TV finals...
especially unde the hot lights...

Also, even the players on tour with the softest of hands put quite a bit of
work on the ball, or are just happy playing straight.... a lot of "extreme"
amateures I see want to see their ball turn with only 5 revs, so buy
something that is painfull to rub your hand across (the granet gargoyl or
swamp monster comes to mind...) rather than work on revving the ball...

Any time i've bought something with lower than a 1000 sheen on it I keep it
for weeks/months trying to find a condition to bowl on, then end up just
shining it.. the Throttle, Hamer blade and Nemesis come to mind! lol

Ryan



"Joe Zachar" <jzacharzard@optonline.net > wrote in message
news:41DCD8A5.5040800@optonline.net...
> The pros use very "clean" backends. Someone mentioned double stripping
> before they oil. If you watch them on TV lately they don't always use
> the big hook monster balls on those conditions.
>
> Then there are different lane surfaces from wood, to several different
> types of synthetic and wood/synthetic combinations that hook a lot more
> than the new replacement synthetic lanes, such as the new Brunswick
> lanes. So on most of those surfaces you don't need the biggest hooking
> ball on the planet.
>
> Our league bowling is not the same. They may strip and oil or they may
> just oil over what's there. They may flood the middle of the lane. You
> need those hook monster balls when you have to move away from the track
> area more towards the center of the lane where the heavy oil is. I
> myself had to re-sand my equipment back to 800-1000 grit sandpaper to
> deal with the harder surface of the new Brunswick lanes.
>
> Joe Z
>
> Chuck Mularkey wrote:
>
> >...none of the pros or even ncaa women bowlers use dull particle
> >equipment when they are bowling on tv (at least). The only time I have
> >seen a sanded dull ball being used or talked about on televised
> >bowling is when they say the pros use them to burn out a spot on the
> >lane during practice. Are sanded particle balls only for retards like
> >me who can't figure out how to put some turn on a shiny reactive ball?
> >Or does it have to do with lighter more "realistic" oil patterns being
> >used for the tournaments that will not tolerate hook monster balls?
> >I'm a little miffed here...
> >
> >Chuck
> >
> >
>




  
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