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Date: 02 Dec 2008 18:47:16
From:
Subject: finally showed some consistancy.
I started bowling again a few week's ago after a year and a half
layoff. this was the first time I have showed any consistancy since
returning to the game. 182, 177, 183, 188, 200. that is a good day for
me. but I have still yet to bowl a clean game. I had two open frames
in each of the five games. most were splits and I can live with that,
but there were a few spares I should have picked up. once I figured
out I was standing up during my delivery and stopped doing that, I
have been doing alot better.




 
Date: 16 Dec 2008 13:42:25
From:
Subject: Re: finally showed some consistancy.
On Dec 16, 12:58=A0pm, PromptJock <102151.3...@compuserve.com > wrote:
> > all over the board today. 221, 194, 158, 143, 229, 141. it worked to
> > an average of 181 which is my exact average for the month.- Hide quoted=
text -
>
> Lemme guess: the "low" games are the ones where you missed a lot of
> spares? ;)

yep, I was playing a real tight line. so I got a ton of splits in
those games. for the most part, I pick up the easy spares
( single pin ect.) the small to medium hook which I prefer, was not
dropping the ten pin. so I was preety much throwing a straight ball. I
was getting strikes, but when I missed, it was ugly.


 
Date: 16 Dec 2008 12:58:05
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: finally showed some consistancy.
> all over the board today. 221, 194, 158, 143, 229, 141. it worked to
> an average of 181 which is my exact average for the month.- Hide quoted text -

Lemme guess: the "low" games are the ones where you missed a lot of
spares? ;)


 
Date: 16 Dec 2008 11:24:59
From:
Subject: Re: finally showed some consistancy.
On Dec 15, 8:45=A0am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Dec 13, 2:22=A0pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Dec 2, 6:47=A0pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
>
> > > I started bowling again a few week's ago after a year and a half
> > > layoff. this was the first time I have showed any consistancy since
> > > returning to the game. 182, 177, 183, 188, 200. that is a good day fo=
r
> > > me. but I have still yet to bowl a clean game. I had two open frames
> > > in each of the five games. most were splits and I can live with that,
> > > but there were a few spares I should have picked up. once I figured
> > > out I was standing up during my delivery and stopped doing that, I
> > > have been doing alot better.
>
> > I know, I am responding to my own post. preety lame but this sight is
> > kinda dead. strange considering that bowling is the most partisapated
> > sport in the US. maybe it is a usenet thing and not a bowling thing.
> > anyway, my last four outings I have averaged 186, 183, 183, 181. last
> > year I averaged around 170 and I quit bowling in august of 2007. and
> > restarted in november of this year. so hopefully I can maintain my
> > current average if not improve upon it. any reponse good or bad would
> > be cool. peace.
>
> Like Art said, spares are really where you keep yourself afloat.
> Doesn't matter if you're averaging 170 or 210, you don't make the
> spares, just watch the scores drop like a rock.
>
> It can be really helpful, if you're bored sometime and looking to
> practice something other than strike shots, to just throw a spare ball
> (if you carry one) at various pins. =A010 pins, 7 pins, the 3 pin,
> whatever you feel like throwing at. =A0You can either reset the rack
> after every shot, or just throw at whatever slop you leave behind from
> the first shot.
>
> It's weird to ignore your score that way, if you're not accustomed to
> practicing that way, but it's very effective. =A0And improvement can be
> quick with that sort of repetition.
>
> Just a random thought off top of my head. =A0:)
>
> -ed- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

all over the board today. 221, 194, 158, 143, 229, 141. it worked to
an average of 181 which is my exact average for the month.


 
Date: 15 Dec 2008 08:45:25
From:
Subject: Re: finally showed some consistancy.
On Dec 13, 2:22=A0pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
> On Dec 2, 6:47=A0pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
>
> > I started bowling again a few week's ago after a year and a half
> > layoff. this was the first time I have showed any consistancy since
> > returning to the game. 182, 177, 183, 188, 200. that is a good day for
> > me. but I have still yet to bowl a clean game. I had two open frames
> > in each of the five games. most were splits and I can live with that,
> > but there were a few spares I should have picked up. once I figured
> > out I was standing up during my delivery and stopped doing that, I
> > have been doing alot better.
>
> I know, I am responding to my own post. preety lame but this sight is
> kinda dead. strange considering that bowling is the most partisapated
> sport in the US. maybe it is a usenet thing and not a bowling thing.
> anyway, my last four outings I have averaged 186, 183, 183, 181. last
> year I averaged around 170 and I quit bowling in august of 2007. and
> restarted in november of this year. so hopefully I can maintain my
> current average if not improve upon it. any reponse good or bad would
> be cool. peace.

Like Art said, spares are really where you keep yourself afloat.
Doesn't matter if you're averaging 170 or 210, you don't make the
spares, just watch the scores drop like a rock.

It can be really helpful, if you're bored sometime and looking to
practice something other than strike shots, to just throw a spare ball
(if you carry one) at various pins. 10 pins, 7 pins, the 3 pin,
whatever you feel like throwing at. You can either reset the rack
after every shot, or just throw at whatever slop you leave behind from
the first shot.

It's weird to ignore your score that way, if you're not accustomed to
practicing that way, but it's very effective. And improvement can be
quick with that sort of repetition.

Just a random thought off top of my head. :)

-ed


 
Date: 15 Dec 2008 08:26:43
From:
Subject: Re: finally showed some consistancy.
This used to be a fairly busy board, back in the 90s. But, like most
unmoderated boards/forums, it suffered from assorted spam and worse,
so a lot of folks migrated away to other places. Someone here
mentioned a fair number of former ASBers might be at ballreviews.com,
for example.

No need to apologize for replying to yourself, more content is a good
thing. :)

-ed




On Dec 13, 2:22=A0pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
> On Dec 2, 6:47=A0pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
>
> > I started bowling again a few week's ago after a year and a half
> > layoff. this was the first time I have showed any consistancy since
> > returning to the game. 182, 177, 183, 188, 200. that is a good day for
> > me. but I have still yet to bowl a clean game. I had two open frames
> > in each of the five games. most were splits and I can live with that,
> > but there were a few spares I should have picked up. once I figured
> > out I was standing up during my delivery and stopped doing that, I
> > have been doing alot better.
>
> I know, I am responding to my own post. preety lame but this sight is
> kinda dead. strange considering that bowling is the most partisapated
> sport in the US. maybe it is a usenet thing and not a bowling thing.
> anyway, my last four outings I have averaged 186, 183, 183, 181. last
> year I averaged around 170 and I quit bowling in august of 2007. and
> restarted in november of this year. so hopefully I can maintain my
> current average if not improve upon it. any reponse good or bad would
> be cool. peace.



 
Date: 14 Dec 2008 07:13:22
From: Art
Subject: Re: finally showed some consistancy.
On Dec 13, 2:22 pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
> On Dec 2, 6:47 pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
>
> > I started bowling again a few week's ago after a year and a half
> > layoff. this was the first time I have showed any consistancy since
> > returning to the game. 182, 177, 183, 188, 200. that is a good day for
> > me. but I have still yet to bowl a clean game. I had two open frames
> > in each of the five games. most were splits and I can live with that,
> > but there were a few spares I should have picked up. once I figured
> > out I was standing up during my delivery and stopped doing that, I
> > have been doing alot better.
>
> I know, I am responding to my own post. preety lame but this sight is
> kinda dead. strange considering that bowling is the most partisapated
> sport in the US. maybe it is a usenet thing and not a bowling thing.
> anyway, my last four outings I have averaged 186, 183, 183, 181. last
> year I averaged around 170 and I quit bowling in august of 2007. and
> restarted in november of this year. so hopefully I can maintain my
> current average if not improve upon it. any reponse good or bad would
> be cool. peace.

As you know, spares are the name of the game. I will spend some
practice sessions working only on my spare shooting. I'll shoot at
the 10 pin for 5 times, then the 6 pin, 3 pin, 2 pin, 4 pin and 7
pin. Or you could play low ball. Attempting to achieve the low score
by shooting at the 10 pin and the the 7 pin. If you don't hit
anything on the 1st shot, it counts as a strike, and if you miss on
the 2nd shot it counts as a spare. If you know where you are supposed
to stand and what your target is, it just takes practice. There is
also several spare shooting system documents for spare shooting
systems. My spare shooting system is similar to the Triax Spare
Shooting system.

As far as getting responses to your posts, have you checked out
http://www.bowlspace.com? My site is http://artword.bowlspace.com.
Additionally, I use http://www.bowlspot.com to record my scores.

Art


 
Date: 13 Dec 2008 12:22:56
From:
Subject: Re: finally showed some consistancy.
On Dec 2, 6:47=A0pm, spr272...@netzero.net wrote:
> I started bowling again a few week's ago after a year and a half
> layoff. this was the first time I have showed any consistancy since
> returning to the game. 182, 177, 183, 188, 200. that is a good day for
> me. but I have still yet to bowl a clean game. I had two open frames
> in each of the five games. most were splits and I can live with that,
> but there were a few spares I should have picked up. once I figured
> out I was standing up during my delivery and stopped doing that, I
> have been doing alot better.

I know, I am responding to my own post. preety lame but this sight is
kinda dead. strange considering that bowling is the most partisapated
sport in the US. maybe it is a usenet thing and not a bowling thing.
anyway, my last four outings I have averaged 186, 183, 183, 181. last
year I averaged around 170 and I quit bowling in august of 2007. and
restarted in november of this year. so hopefully I can maintain my
current average if not improve upon it. any reponse good or bad would
be cool. peace.


 
Date: 03 Dec 2008 17:49:09
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: finally showed some consistancy.
> I started bowling again a few week's ago after a year and a half
> layoff. this was the first time I have showed any consistancy since
> returning to the game. 182, 177, 183, 188, 200. that is a good day for
> me. but I have still yet to bowl a clean game. I had two open frames
> in each of the five games. most were splits and I can live with that,
> but there were a few spares I should have picked up. once I figured
> out I was standing up during my delivery and stopped doing that, I
> have been doing alot better.

Not too shabby there.

Since you've Properly Recognized the value of picking up spares,
that's where you should concentrate your "practice efforts" for
awhile. :)

Keep up the good work, etc.....