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Date: 25 Dec 2004 03:33:24
From: Mike Thal
Subject: Slippery Approaches

Does anyone have a solution for super slippery
approaches? (sometimes it seems that only glue will do)





 
Date: 26 Dec 2004 06:00:58
From: NimBill
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
>From: cn517@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Mike Thal)

>
>Does anyone have a solution for super slippery
>approaches? (sometimes it seems that only glue will do)
>

I use shoes with adjustable soles like Linds or Dexters or Wilsons and yes I
have all. When the approaches are as slick as you say I use my sneakers.










  
Date: 03 Jan 2005 15:58:23
From: TonyZ2001
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
> nimbill@aol.comtisme (NimBill)
wrote:

>When the approaches are as slick as >you say I use my sneakers.

So you like breaking ABC rules?

Tony


   
Date: 04 Jan 2005 03:19:52
From: Lisa
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
>>When the approaches are as slick as >you say I use my sneakers.
>
>So you like breaking ABC rules?

As long as the approaches are not defaced by the shoes (rubbing off on the
approach.. I think it's Rule 12), sneakers are okay to wear when bowling.

*~Lisa~*
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Date: 03 Jan 2005 21:39:08
From: Smokey
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
> >>When the approaches are as slick as >you say I use my sneakers.
> >
> >So you like breaking ABC rules?
>
> As long as the approaches are not defaced by the shoes (rubbing off on the
> approach.. I think it's Rule 12), sneakers are okay to wear when bowling.

Lisa is correct. Here's the text of the rule:

Approaches Must Not Be Defaced
Rule 12. The application of any foreign substance on any part of the
approach that detracts
from the possibility of other players having normal conditions is
prohibited. This includes, but is
not limited to, such substances as talcum powder, pumice and resin on shoes;
also ** soft rubber
soles or heels that rub off on the approach. ** (emphasis mine)





     
Date: 05 Jan 2005 15:03:54
From: TonyZ2001
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
>"Smokey" >102151.3223@compuserve.com
wrote:

>
>
>
>> >>When the approaches are as slick as >you say I use my sneakers.
>> >
>> >So you like breaking ABC rules?
>>
>> As long as the approaches are not defaced by the shoes (rubbing off on the
>> approach.. I think it's Rule 12), sneakers are okay to wear when bowling.
>
>Lisa is correct. Here's the text of the rule:
>
>Approaches Must Not Be Defaced
>Rule 12. The application of any foreign substance on any part of the
>approach that detracts
>from the possibility of other players having normal conditions is
>prohibited. This includes, but is
>not limited to, such substances as talcum powder, pumice and resin on shoes;
>also ** soft rubber
>soles or heels that rub off on the >approach. ** (emphasis mine)

Show me one sneaker that doesn't leave some residue behind on the approach.

Why does ABC now insist on having such unclear rules? It used to be no sneakers
period.

Tony


      
Date: 18 Jan 2005 17:34:11
From: ALSPROSHOP
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
>From: tonyz2001

>Show me one sneaker that doesn't leave some residue behind on the approach.
>
>Why does ABC now insist on having such unclear rules? It used to be no
>sneakers
>period.

Wish you could refresh my memory, and give me a year that this was in the
rules.

Al




      
Date: 19 Jan 2005 03:30:25
From: NimBill
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
>From: tonyz2001@aol.com (TonyZ2001)

>Show me one sneaker that doesn't leave some residue behind on the approach.
>
>Why does ABC now insist on having such unclear rules? It used to be no
>sneakers
>period.
>
>Tony

You go first! Show me one sneaker that does leave residue on the approach. Bet
it was made in China just like most bowling shoes.










      
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Date: 05 Jan 2005 12:33:29
From: Smokey
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
> Show me one sneaker that doesn't leave some residue behind on the
approach.

A lot of the problem is the HARDNESS of the rubber material used in
"sneaker" soles. I think the rule is geared more towards shoes with "soft
gum" or similar soles, which do leave a visible "trail" of sorts, not to
mention the "treaded" soles that Gather Things in their grooves (seeds,
pebbles, dirt, etc.) that can be "deposited elsewhere".

> Why does ABC now insist on having such unclear rules? It used to be no
sneakers
> period.

"Unclear" is a relative term, depending on your personal reference point of
what constitutes "clear".

You also have to remember that the "sneakers" of today are a far cry from
the "sneakers" of when you (and I) were a kid. Also, the "rubber" materials
used Way Back When were nothing like the "rubber" materials used today.

Therefore, it's best to buy Bowling Shoes that are EXPLICITLY LABELED as
"Bowling Shoes", right? :)




      
Date: 05 Jan 2005 17:53:07
From: John O
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
>
> Show me one sneaker that doesn't leave some residue behind on the
> approach.
>

Bowling shoes do the same thing, right? Otherwise, where did my sole go?

-John O




       
Date: 05 Jan 2005 12:25:58
From: Smokey
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
> Otherwise, where did my sole go?

That question is for a Religion or Fishing forum..... ;]




        
Date: 19 Jan 2005 03:35:26
From: NimBill
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
>From: "Smokey" 102151.3223@compuserve.com

>> Otherwise, where did my sole go?
>
>That question is for a Religion or Fishing forum..... ;]

I disagree!

I have never had a sole on my Lind's fail.

Have had some Dexter's come apart.








   
Date: 04 Jan 2005 01:13:54
From: NimBill
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
>From: tonyz2001@aol.com (TonyZ2001)

>> nimbill@aol.comtisme (NimBill)
>wrote:
>
>>When the approaches are as slick as >you say I use my sneakers.
>
>So you like breaking ABC rules?
>
>Tony

Excuse me Tony but I did not write that and I also do not think wearing
sneakers is a violation of ABC Rules.

I am lewd!
I am crude!
I am socially unacceptable!

I am William H. Rollins
POB 880
Mesilla Park, NM 88047

Funny thing is not one of the assholes who think they can disrupt bowling by
trying to be me has ever tried to flood my snailmail box even though I have
made it common knowledge.










 
Date: 25 Dec 2004 12:19:46
From: Ken
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
Been There, Take a wire brush to your sliding sole at 90 degrees to the
slide angle (across the slide pattern) and slow down.

"Mike Thal" <cn517@FreeNet.Carleton.CA > wrote in message
news:cqin24$omd$1@theodyn.ncf.ca...
>
> Does anyone have a solution for super slippery
> approaches? (sometimes it seems that only glue will do)
>




 
Date: 25 Dec 2004 00:35:32
From: C D
Subject: Re: Slippery Approaches
Use rubbing alcohol and clean your slide foot heel. The cleaner rubber
will grab more. Be careful and test slide a time or two first
afterwards.

C D