The [alledged] oil pattern is at a Brunswick Zone, and these days they
Date: 06 Mar 2005 06:04:50|
Subject: roll the ball in edge to edge oil?
seem to be all about bowling as an entertainment activity versus a
sport, so I don't think it was the "sport shot". But it was frustrating
and annoying and although I came up with a shot I could score with, I
I say alledged cause I don't know for sure that it was oiled edge to
edge. Lets just say that despite slowing down and moving around, I
could not get even my Storm Xtreme (a ball that normally is great in
heavy oil) do move at all. And I was not alone.
Its always that way to some extent at this house, but last night was
the worst. Whether it is a sport shot or not, is there any way to get a
ball to turn in that stuff at all? Last night reminded me more of
Curling than bowling!
I'm a 194-195 bowler at other houses but only 172 here. And yet usually
by the last game I can muster a 200 or better. But its not the scores
I'm most frustrated with, as last night I did finish with 4 or 5 solid
shots. But the were essentially thrown down the middle of the lane and
barely moved. I normally throw from near the edge and normally have no
trouble with 10 pins (right-hander) and everything --no matter how
straight the ball as headed-- thrown near the edge of the gutter, ended
The fact that I was using a heavy oil ball made it worse. If you have
the best snow tires on your car, but find yourself on glazed ice,
you'll slide like everyone else. But the ice isn't man-made and will
eventually go away.
I'm temptd to not re-join this league next year, but I like the bowlers
and I want to overcome it...no surrender to it.
Thanks for any advice (and for listening to what turned into a vent
despite not being intended to be one).