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Date: 07 Sep 2007 10:46:19
From: JohnO
Subject: Long time off, first night back
Hello good bowling peoples. I've not been bowling for a year, had other
priorities, had to access the group through google for a while, and just
lost interest. Sorry. I did check in once in a while. (Congrats, Aki!)

Anyway, I'm back in a league now, and last night was the first night. Mind,
I've not *touched* a ball since the spring of 06. So I have a couple beers
and shoot 225, another beer 236, two more beers and 224. Welcome back, eh?
Can you say easy lanes and hot backends? Pitch it out there and watch it
hit.

Damn this game is easy. (yeah I know, I'm just full of crap after one good
night on an easy house shot. :-) )

-John O






 
Date: 07 Sep 2007 14:16:26
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Long time off, first night back
Thank you for not taking any offense at my reply. :)

Again, good luck on this season and I hope the center's lounge helps
you and your teammates stay "well lubricated" during your sessions. ;)



 
Date: 07 Sep 2007 12:58:41
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Long time off, first night back
On Sep 7, 7:46 am, "JohnO" <johno@@&%heathkit##.com > wrote:
> Hello good bowling peoples. I've not been bowling for a year, had other
> priorities, had to access the group through google for a while, and just
> lost interest. Sorry. I did check in once in a while. (Congrats, Aki!)
>
> Anyway, I'm back in a league now, and last night was the first night. Mind,
> I've not *touched* a ball since the spring of 06. So I have a couple beers
> and shoot 225, another beer 236, two more beers and 224. Welcome back, eh?
> Can you say easy lanes and hot backends? Pitch it out there and watch it
> hit.
>
> Damn this game is easy. (yeah I know, I'm just full of crap after one good
> night on an easy house shot. :-) )

Congrats on the 600+ on your first night back. :)

With that typed, please indulge the following suggestions, etc.: Since
you infer you were on a "dirt easy" shot, perhaps you should, for this
league/season, ditch the ball you used last night and exclusively use
a WHITE DOT (or similar polyester/plastic ball), drilled
CONVENTIONALLY, for all your shooting (striked AND spares).

If nothing else, you'll get great practice in "dead straight"
deliveries (i.e., effectively killing 10 pins) as well as quick (if
not "ignominious"?) education on the importance of proper targeting
and trajectory. After all, if the shot is as "easy" as you inferred,
it shouldn't be difficult for you to decimate the lanes with a lowly
plastic ball and establish impressive "bragging rights" on your
skills, etc. ;)

With that typed, I hope you have a good season...



  
Date: 07 Sep 2007 16:23:42
From: JohnO
Subject: Re: Long time off, first night back
> Congrats on the 600+ on your first night back. :)
>
> With that typed, please indulge the following suggestions, etc.: Since
> you infer you were on a "dirt easy" shot, perhaps you should, for this
> league/season, ditch the ball you used last night and exclusively use
> a WHITE DOT (or similar polyester/plastic ball), drilled
> CONVENTIONALLY, for all your shooting (striked AND spares).
>
> If nothing else, you'll get great practice in "dead straight"
> deliveries (i.e., effectively killing 10 pins) as well as quick (if
> not "ignominious"?) education on the importance of proper targeting
> and trajectory. After all, if the shot is as "easy" as you inferred,
> it shouldn't be difficult for you to decimate the lanes with a lowly
> plastic ball and establish impressive "bragging rights" on your
> skills, etc. ;)
>
> With that typed, I hope you have a good season...
>

LOL, thanks. I'm not looking for pain and work and effort this season, and
no way will I keep this average, especially if we keep drinking. But yeah, I
will take a different collection of balls next week, and one of them will be
plastic. I normally throw a dead straight shot (with my regular ball) at
single pins except for 5-8-9 anyway, so plastic will be an adventure. BTW,
the ball is a Track Stomp...five years old now?

My last half season was on a Pro Tour Condition league, so maybe I learned
something there, even though it's been a while. That league (that oil,
actually) kicked my ass.

-John O