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Title: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on August 26, 2015, 11:16:53 PM
Alright i am an avid bowler. I bowl league year round, have my own ball and bowling shoes. I watch PBA when i get the chance. Does anybody else bowl often or show the same interest in the dying sport that i do?

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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: bones129 on August 27, 2015, 12:24:54 AM
How many classic bowling shirts do you own? Do you carry your own bowling ball in a special bag with your name on it? Can you post a pic of your ball?
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Post by: slobber on August 27, 2015, 05:59:36 AM
I BOWLED THIS WEEK!


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on August 27, 2015, 06:50:46 AM
How many classic bowling shirts do you own? Do you carry your own bowling ball in a special bag with your name on it? Can you post a pic of your ball?
I own a bedlam full tilt 4.0 which is made by columbia 300 (they don't make the ball anymore) and my bag is a two ball bag made by hammer (ball company) I only own one "classic" bowling shirt to speak and it's from my high school team. Nothing has my name on it. Except my towel and shirt.

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Post by: The Big Train on March 05, 2016, 01:18:46 PM
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE I AM!?
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Post by: wetwillie on March 05, 2016, 06:08:09 PM
Everything ok TBT?
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Post by: The Big Train on March 05, 2016, 11:19:31 PM
:thumbs:
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Post by: Tobias on March 05, 2016, 11:22:26 PM
i bowled today and then took a four hour nap
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Post by: star seed 7 on March 05, 2016, 11:44:40 PM
Bowling shoes/going bowling was code for smoking weed when I was younger
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Post by: GregKSU1027 on May 12, 2016, 02:27:09 PM
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE I AM!?
just saw this but are we the same person? We both bowl and talk software.
 :Wha:
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: The Big Train on May 12, 2016, 02:31:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKQOXYB2cd8
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Post by: MakeItRain on May 12, 2016, 07:48:11 PM
Weird that no one got that reference. I remember the day that happened it made the B block of Sportscenter that night, on a Sunday.
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Post by: DQ12 on May 17, 2016, 06:27:09 PM
I used to bowl A LOT.  Had a ball, shoes.  The works, really. 

In high school, I bowled at the state championships 3 times.  In 2006 (i think) I finished 17th overall (638 series) and earned a spot on the All KC Metro 2nd Team and All Johnson County 1st Team.

High game ever was 279.  Missed in the 7th frame IIRC.
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Post by: Tobias on May 17, 2016, 06:29:03 PM
:Wha:
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Post by: Tobias on May 17, 2016, 06:30:04 PM
i bowled a 54 and then a 169 last weekend, both career records for me
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Post by: MakeItRain on May 17, 2016, 08:48:25 PM
I used to bowl A LOT.  Had a ball, shoes.  The works, really. 

In high school, I bowled at the state championships 3 times.  In 2006 (i think) I finished 17th overall (638 series) and earned a spot on the All KC Metro 2nd Team and All Johnson County 1st Team.

High game ever was 279.  Missed in the 7th frame IIRC.

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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on May 17, 2016, 09:04:24 PM
Heh.  Would a nerd in high school have also finished second in the State Forensics Dramatic Interpretation category? 

Didn't think so pal.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Tobias on May 19, 2016, 02:23:45 PM
oh man, a Boeing alley at 2:30 on a thursday afternoon is a magical place.  zero college grads here tho
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Post by: _33 on May 19, 2016, 02:47:43 PM
The reason I bowl instead of golf is because the ball comes back to you LOL.  But I actually golf a lot more than bowl but it's still a great joke.
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Post by: Tobias on May 19, 2016, 03:45:18 PM
that's pretty great 33
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 19, 2016, 03:47:39 PM
i like to do it but never do. high score is probably around like 150ish but I have no idea
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Post by: Gooch on May 19, 2016, 04:30:31 PM
The perfect game I had going into the 7th frame when gE.com destroyed BBBS was absolutely infuriating to super serious bowler guy in the lane next to us. MIR and Trim let him know about it the whole time too. That was a very fun afternoon.
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Post by: star seed 7 on May 19, 2016, 05:01:53 PM
i like to do it but never do. high score is probably around like 150ish but I have no idea

It makes me super sore
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Post by: Tobias on May 19, 2016, 05:16:58 PM
i just bowled for three hours and am not sore (yet) fwiw - am v old tho
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Post by: Gooch on May 19, 2016, 05:19:55 PM
3 hours of bowling? So you must be at least a 5 drunk by now?
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Post by: MakeItRain on May 19, 2016, 10:46:24 PM
The perfect game I had going into the 7th frame when gE.com destroyed BBBS was absolutely infuriating to super serious bowler guy in the lane next to us. MIR and Trim let him know about it the whole time too. That was a very fun afternoon.

The most fun I've ever had bowling
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on May 20, 2016, 12:32:05 AM
The perfect game I had going into the 7th frame when gE.com destroyed BBBS was absolutely infuriating to super serious bowler guy in the lane next to us. MIR and Trim let him know about it the whole time too. That was a very fun afternoon.

The most fun I've ever had bowling

I need more memory refreshers.
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Post by: waks on May 20, 2016, 03:23:50 AM
Heh.  Would a nerd in high school have also finished second in the State Forensics Dramatic Interpretation category? 

Didn't think so pal.
OMG what piece did you do?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: MakeItRain on May 20, 2016, 03:53:49 AM
The perfect game I had going into the 7th frame when gE.com destroyed BBBS was absolutely infuriating to super serious bowler guy in the lane next to us. MIR and Trim let him know about it the whole time too. That was a very fun afternoon.

The most fun I've ever had bowling

I need more memory refreshers.

Bowl for kids sake, essentially strut n' cutters bowling with alcohol at that alley on North Rock Rd. Like everyone at the alley was there to have fun but of course we were next to the only bowling hardo in the place. The dude was getting annoyed with us having fun so it escalated to us openly mocking him including me doing extended dances like soulmate boy's crank dat after strikes. The dude eventually loosened up.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: MakeItRain on May 20, 2016, 03:59:47 AM
Heh.  Would a nerd in high school have also finished second in the State Forensics Dramatic Interpretation category? 

Didn't think so pal.
OMG what piece did you do?

My forensics coach forced me to do Br'er Rabbit, at the time I didn't care, much, but now given the luxury of life experience and retrospect it pisses me off a lot even though he was well intended.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on May 20, 2016, 08:34:07 AM
The perfect game I had going into the 7th frame when gE.com destroyed BBBS was absolutely infuriating to super serious bowler guy in the lane next to us. MIR and Trim let him know about it the whole time too. That was a very fun afternoon.

The most fun I've ever had bowling

I need more memory refreshers.

Bowl for kids sake, essentially strut n' cutters bowling with alcohol at that alley on North Rock Rd. Like everyone at the alley was there to have fun but of course we were next to the only bowling hardo in the place. The dude was getting annoyed with us having fun so it escalated to us openly mocking him including me doing extended dances like soulmate boy's crank dat after strikes. The dude eventually loosened up.

I can picture it; wasn't he bowling for that construction company and the bowling motivated us to do whatever it took to make sure gE and its 5 employees raised more money than their 40?

I can't remember getting pak'd because I thought I always had the kid at those things.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on May 20, 2016, 10:19:54 AM
Heh.  Would a nerd in high school have also finished second in the State Forensics Dramatic Interpretation category? 

Didn't think so pal.
OMG what piece did you do?
Crap.  Well I did two (one sophomore year and one junior year) and I can't remember which one was the state one.

Anyhow, I did:

1. "Frozen" -- very creepy story where I played a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) pedophile who learns that what he's doing is wrong and kills himself.  I THINK this one was the state one.

2. "Red God" -- Soviet sniper in WWII who has a god-complex about taking life and can't come to terms with civilian life after the war and yep, that's right, kills himself.

I was a complete stud at DI.

Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: steve dave on May 20, 2016, 10:33:17 AM
you guys ever been to a bowling alley with somebody who is an IRL great bowler? it's so weird. I always assumed bowling was strictly a get blackout side activity though I know there are or at least used to be professional bowlers. I was getting blackout at a bowling alley one time and this kid (like high school age) was bowling like near perfect games consecutively. he was bowling by himself though his mom (at least appeared to be his mom) was sitting behind him the entire time. also it was like 2 PM on a weekday. home schooled bowling freak kid who wants a shot at the title? he was incredibly annoyed by our group and moved down to the other end of the place.
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Post by: Tobias on May 20, 2016, 10:36:11 AM
only one bowler showed up between 2-5 yesterday and he had his own bag and ball and everything and I was like "oh here we go..." but every time i walked by him to buy another pitcher he seemed to be mostly sucky
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: _33 on May 20, 2016, 10:40:19 AM
Another good bowling joke I do is when I have a split and I throw it right between the two I turn around and put my hands up in the air and said "It's good!"  Gets a pretty good response.
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Post by: Brock Landers on May 20, 2016, 10:42:27 AM
That kid probably has a Rick Steelsmith poster up in his room.

It's difficult for me to take someone seriously who takes bowling seriously.  Bowling is roughly at the same level as darts or mini golf.  Like just chill and pound some beers and have fun doing this hobby sport. 
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Post by: Brock Landers on May 20, 2016, 10:45:05 AM
Another good bowling joke I do is when I have a split and I throw it right between the two I turn around and put my hands up in the air and said "It's good!"  Gets a pretty good response.

Oh that's pretty good _33.  Whenever that happens to me I do an imitation of the Bob Davis "SWIIIIISH!!" call.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: slobber on May 20, 2016, 12:35:36 PM
A couple of buddies and I were at a bar in Topeka years ago. We were playing pool and throwing darts. A couple of guys came up and said, "You wan throw darts for a pitcher?" We agreed. Two of us took them on and we won the first game. The next game, we were about to win, and then BEEP BEEP BOOP, they closed out everything and hit 5 bulls and beat us. This goes on for an hour and a half, with 2 of the 3 of us teaming up and almost beating them and then they'd beat us at the end. They hit everything they threw at all night. It was never more than pitcher, so it was cheap entertainment from our end and they were pretty good dudes.

We started harassing them for being hustlers and asked them at the end of the night how often they played and they said, "Ever-y-day. Next week is the state competition. We can basically hit everything we throw at 95% of the time." They said that they never take money from people unless somebody is being an bad person. They mainly just play for beers.

Like I said, we were having fun with them and we were all pretty hammered, so we decided to go play basketball at 1:30 in the morning. We told them where to meet us and we were shooting around when they pulled up. Instantly, one of my buddies starts shooting like Jamal Wilkes, but throwing laser towards the rim. My other buddy starts dribbling like he has never touched a basketball in his life. My first buddy throws up a laser guided brick from 17 feet that hits the backboard and drops through. He gets all excited and yells, "WOOHOO!"

I was cracking up. They shot a couple of shots and then we said lets play 2 on 2. We schooled them. They sucked at basketball and we were pretty good. They laughed. I wonder if those two guys won the state competition?

End of TRUE story.
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Post by: Shooter Jones on May 20, 2016, 12:50:03 PM
Bar in Denver has a basketball goal. We do something similar and act like we're terrible shooters, then make pitcher/shots bets with people on a best of 5 or 10 or whatever free throw competition, and almost always win. It's fun
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Gooch on May 20, 2016, 12:52:59 PM
The perfect game I had going into the 7th frame when gE.com destroyed BBBS was absolutely infuriating to super serious bowler guy in the lane next to us. MIR and Trim let him know about it the whole time too. That was a very fun afternoon.

The most fun I've ever had bowling

I need more memory refreshers.

Bowl for kids sake, essentially strut n' cutters bowling with alcohol at that alley on North Rock Rd. Like everyone at the alley was there to have fun but of course we were next to the only bowling hardo in the place. The dude was getting annoyed with us having fun so it escalated to us openly mocking him including me doing extended dances like soulmate boy's crank dat after strikes. The dude eventually loosened up.

I can picture it; wasn't he bowling for that construction company and the bowling motivated us to do whatever it took to make sure gE and its 5 employees raised more money than their 40?

I can't remember getting pak'd because I thought I always had the kid at those things.
No kid and ever-y-one was super pak'd. That was when the pak'd out pic with the giant check was taken. The guy only seemed to loosen up when were were called up in front of all the other teams and congratulated on being the BBBS money raising ass kickers of all time. They had no idea of what to make of our giant foam board check tho.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on May 20, 2016, 01:09:05 PM
Ha, I checked the gE blog that had a small recap, but which directed me to this: http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=12395.msg278183#msg278183

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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on May 20, 2016, 01:21:16 PM
That kid probably has a Rick Steelsmith poster up in his room.

It's difficult for me to take someone seriously who takes bowling seriously.  Bowling is roughly at the same level as darts or mini golf.  Like just chill and pound some beers and have fun doing this hobby sport.
Same as golf IMO
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Post by: Trim on May 20, 2016, 01:23:33 PM
D-rew, did you ever get down with tin hard hat k-state basketball guy?
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Post by: DQ12 on May 20, 2016, 01:28:26 PM
Nope.  He wasn't very good IIRC.
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Post by: PandaXpanda on May 20, 2016, 06:33:29 PM
No one fucks with the Jesus.

But yeah I like to roll too
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Post by: steve dave on May 20, 2016, 07:58:35 PM
A couple of buddies and I were at a bar in Topeka years ago. We were playing pool and throwing darts. A couple of guys came up and said, "You wan throw darts for a pitcher?" We agreed. Two of us took them on and we won the first game. The next game, we were about to win, and then BEEP BEEP BOOP, they closed out everything and hit 5 bulls and beat us. This goes on for an hour and a half, with 2 of the 3 of us teaming up and almost beating them and then they'd beat us at the end. They hit everything they threw at all night. It was never more than pitcher, so it was cheap entertainment from our end and they were pretty good dudes.

We started harassing them for being hustlers and asked them at the end of the night how often they played and they said, "Ever-y-day. Next week is the state competition. We can basically hit everything we throw at 95% of the time." They said that they never take money from people unless somebody is being an bad person. They mainly just play for beers.

Like I said, we were having fun with them and we were all pretty hammered, so we decided to go play basketball at 1:30 in the morning. We told them where to meet us and we were shooting around when they pulled up. Instantly, one of my buddies starts shooting like Jamal Wilkes, but throwing laser towards the rim. My other buddy starts dribbling like he has never touched a basketball in his life. My first buddy throws up a laser guided brick from 17 feet that hits the backboard and drops through. He gets all excited and yells, "WOOHOO!"

I was cracking up. They shot a couple of shots and then we said lets play 2 on 2. We schooled them. They sucked at basketball and we were pretty good. They laughed. I wonder if those two guys won the state competition?

End of TRUE story.


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: slobber on May 21, 2016, 06:42:54 AM
I've died and gone to heaven.


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: waks on May 21, 2016, 11:15:10 AM
Heh.  Would a nerd in high school have also finished second in the State Forensics Dramatic Interpretation category? 

Didn't think so pal.
OMG what piece did you do?
Crap.  Well I did two (one sophomore year and one junior year) and I can't remember which one was the state one.

Anyhow, I did:

1. "Frozen" -- very creepy story where I played a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) pedophile who learns that what he's doing is wrong and kills himself.  I THINK this one was the state one.

2. "Red God" -- Soviet sniper in WWII who has a god-complex about taking life and can't come to terms with civilian life after the war and yep, that's right, kills himself.

I was a complete stud at DI.
Being a judge for DI is one of the more depressing things I've ever endured.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: MakeItRain on May 21, 2016, 10:06:41 PM
Ha, I checked the gE blog that had a small recap, but which directed me to this: http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=12395.msg278183#msg278183

(http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww92/TommyRoanoke/2011-04-16_22-23-34_496.jpg) (http://s709.photobucket.com/user/TommyRoanoke/media/2011-04-16_22-23-34_496.jpg.html)

I didn't remember you "beating" gooch with all of those fake strikes, criminal. Also we beasted that 10th frame.
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Post by: DaBigTrain on January 24, 2020, 04:15:10 PM
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Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on January 27, 2020, 02:50:48 PM
first time seeing this thread. I used to be a p good bowler. Don't do it very often anymore so i would have to go 3 or 4 times to get back into form. Anyway, anytime someone (probably not good bowler) suggests "let's go bowling!" i am like hard pass b/c here's the thing, i know its nerdy but i'm good at it and i don't enjoy being meh at it. So no, i'm not going to use house shoes and throw a 120 with a house ball that doesn't fit my hand very well b/c that will be incredibly not fun for me. I also don't want to be the guy who brings his own ball and shoes and throws a 225 while everyone else is just happy to break 100.
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Post by: 'taterblast on January 27, 2020, 02:58:10 PM
hey BIG APPLE CAT i feel you on that, and am actually glad to hear someone is in the same boat, as i just went bowling with the fam recently.
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Post by: GregKSU1027 on July 24, 2020, 09:43:25 AM
first time seeing this thread. I used to be a p good bowler. Don't do it very often anymore so i would have to go 3 or 4 times to get back into form. Anyway, anytime someone (probably not good bowler) suggests "let's go bowling!" i am like hard pass b/c here's the thing, i know its nerdy but i'm good at it and i don't enjoy being meh at it. So no, i'm not going to use house shoes and throw a 120 with a house ball that doesn't fit my hand very well b/c that will be incredibly not fun for me. I also don't want to be the guy who brings his own ball and shoes and throws a 225 while everyone else is just happy to break 100.
Big Apple cat and I are the same person! Wow. I hate losing.


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on July 24, 2020, 10:02:31 AM
I got back into it about a year and a half ago.  Bought a new ball ([Storm Intense] [top of the line at the time]), shoes, bag -- all for about 350 bucks or so (i love telling that to golfers).  Added a spare ball (storm ice) last fall for those pesky ten pins (which I'm converting at about 80-90 percent now).

Last summer I bowled in a league in olathe and carried a 214 average (  :eek: )-- top average in the league and the best i've bowled in my life. Bowled at Ward Parkway last season and went about 196 or so. 

I LOVE competitive bowling again.  I went to Ward Parkway last sunday and threw a 662 (18/33 strikes).   
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on July 28, 2020, 09:44:46 AM
i did a work league a couple years ago and it was definitely more to be social than it was to be competitive - which is fine - but one night was so infuriating. The other team had such horrible etiquette to the point i was starting to think they were intentionally trying to mess with me. Even though each team only had 4 bowlers show up, they would like, just sit around when it was their turn and not bowl. I don't know that i would normally find this so annoying but when you have thrown the first 7 strikes it gets really annoying when you have to wait 10-15 minutes between throwing a ball. just really hard to keep your momentum. And you look around for the person who should be bowling and its not like they are being a social butterfly or are waiting in line at the bar. Nope. They're just sitting there, not even doing anything...just choosing not to bowl.
When i bowled in competitive leagues, it felt like the general rule of thumb was if someone has a perfect game going you don't do anything to mess with them. No mind games, you just let them do their thing. Like yes we are all competing against each other but we all want someone to have a perfect game. Or, at the very least, you don't want to be the person that was disruptive to someone who was en route to a 300.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on July 28, 2020, 09:47:36 AM
i did a work league a couple years ago and it was definitely more to be social than it was to be competitive - which is fine - but one night was so infuriating. The other team had such horrible etiquette to the point i was starting to think they were intentionally trying to mess with me. Even though each team only had 4 bowlers show up, they would like, just sit around when it was their turn and not bowl. I don't know that i would normally find this so annoying but when you have thrown the first 7 strikes it gets really annoying when you have to wait 10-15 minutes between throwing a ball. just really hard to keep your momentum. And you look around for the person who should be bowling and its not like they are being a social butterfly or are waiting in line at the bar. Nope. They're just sitting there, not even doing anything...just choosing not to bowl.
When i bowled in competitive leagues, it felt like the general rule of thumb was if someone has a perfect game going you don't do anything to mess with them. No mind games, you just let them do their thing. Like yes we are all competing against each other but we all want someone to have a perfect game. Or, at the very least, you don't want to be the person that was disruptive to someone who was en route to a 300.
I would agree, bowling competitive is a whole different animal. Any one can have a good night but I truly believe bowling a 300 is one of the hardest things to do in sports. So yeah alot of people out of courtesy don't eff with that person. If I'm neck and neck with you I might give you crap tho.


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: michigancat on July 28, 2020, 09:51:34 AM
I have my own ball but never owned my own shoes. I don't mind playing with a house ball either! Makes the casual games more fun. For a special fun day you can both be kind of competitive/challenge yourself and also maybe entertain your fellow casual bowlers by not using your thumb with a house ball! The spin is hilarious!
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on July 28, 2020, 09:52:32 AM
I have my own ball but never owned my own shoes. I don't mind playing with a house ball either! Makes the casual games more fun. For a special fun day you can both be kind of competitive/challenge yourself and also maybe entertain your fellow casual bowlers by not using your thumb with a house ball! The spin is hilarious!
Don't go anywhere without my shoes, I think they give you more of an advantage than a ball does.


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: michigancat on July 28, 2020, 10:05:45 AM
I have my own ball but never owned my own shoes. I don't mind playing with a house ball either! Makes the casual games more fun. For a special fun day you can both be kind of competitive/challenge yourself and also maybe entertain your fellow casual bowlers by not using your thumb with a house ball! The spin is hilarious!
Don't go anywhere without my shoes, I think they give you more of an advantage than a ball does.


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on July 28, 2020, 12:38:11 PM
i feel less like "that guy" bringing my own shoes than i do bringing my own ball. Partly b/c my shoes are just solid black so they don't look like clown shoes like typical rental shoes. also i think most people would give you a pass if you said you didn't want to wear communal shoes.

also my shoes slide the same ev-er-y time. house shoes you just never know.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: puniraptor on July 29, 2020, 06:24:11 AM
I like to pound mgd pitchers and pack in truckloads of crap pizza when I roll
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on July 29, 2020, 09:48:54 AM
i feel less like "that guy" bringing my own shoes than i do bringing my own ball. Partly b/c my shoes are just solid black so they don't look like clown shoes like typical rental shoes. also i think most people would give you a pass if you said you didn't want to wear communal shoes.

also my shoes slide the same ev-er-y time. house shoes you just never know.
I made a point to get the loudest looking bowling shoes i can find.  My game deserves the pizzazz.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on August 25, 2020, 09:38:16 AM
Went and threw a series last week. (633; 259 high game).

I think I sprained my left ankle when I planted.  May finally be time to start working on sliding.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Chingon on August 25, 2020, 12:10:57 PM
I am just really bad at bowling. I don't know that I've ever scored more than 100 pts in a game. 

Is this something that just takes practice, or do my abysmal scores indicate that I don't have "it" when it comes to bowling?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: michigancat on August 25, 2020, 12:15:12 PM
I am just really bad at bowling. I don't know that I've ever scored more than 100 pts in a game. 

Is this something that just takes practice, or do my abysmal scores indicate that I don't have "it" when it comes to bowling?

You probably need someone to teach you some basics and then practice. I'd guess you could score in the 100's pretty consistently with an hour or less of coaching - explain the footwork, where to stand, where to aim, and how to adjust where you stand based on how the ball is moving.

(note I was taught to pretty much never change where you aim, just change where you stand)
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: cfbandyman on August 25, 2020, 12:29:34 PM
I am just really bad at bowling. I don't know that I've ever scored more than 100 pts in a game. 

Is this something that just takes practice, or do my abysmal scores indicate that I don't have "it" when it comes to bowling?

You probably need someone to teach you some basics and then practice. I'd guess you could score in the 100's pretty consistently with an hour or less of coaching - explain the footwork, where to stand, where to aim, and how to adjust where you stand based on how the ball is moving.

(note I was taught to pretty much never change where you aim, just change where you stand)

Those are all good points, another I'd add is to think about arm angle/the plane your arm moves through. Lots of people don't throw "straight" because they are unknowingly throwing the ball to the left or right simply because they pull their arms in (or out) during their throwing motion (and often using a ball that is too heavy "in to your body" or too light "out of your body"). Or they simply side arm it which is nearly impossible to keep the ball straight since you are wholly dependent on timing the release point.

Basically the plane the ball takes through the throw should be as "in line" with where the ball is going down the lane (like a pendulum in an old clock is a good visual of what your arm should be doing). It also helps to exaggerate the follow through a bit and pull your arm straight up so it goes through the vertical plane of the pin for example.

Then when you add the footwork/throwing location you simple go "left" or "right" by move left or right, not trying to change your motion at all.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on August 25, 2020, 06:04:36 PM
Drink more.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on August 26, 2020, 11:35:30 AM
when i was a kid we had saturday morning bowling league and it featured RICK'S TIP OF THE WEEK! and it was the same like 15 tips that they would just recycle but it sounds like chingon could really benefit from RICK'S TIP OF THE WEEK!
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on August 31, 2020, 01:13:40 PM
Went and threw a series last week. (633; 259 high game).

I think I sprained my left ankle when I planted.  May finally be time to start working on sliding.
League starts tonight.  My ankle is in OK shape.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on August 31, 2020, 02:59:20 PM
what's the most impressive spare you guys have ever picked up? i've never picked up a 7-10. i've picked up the 6-7 a couple times, but as a righty i think the most difficult i ever picked up was a 4-10
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 02, 2020, 09:13:39 AM
what's the most impressive spare you guys have ever picked up? i've never picked up a 7-10. i've picked up the 6-7 a couple times, but as a righty i think the most difficult i ever picked up was a 4-10
I've picked up the ten pin a few times.

No I honestly don't recall.  I imagine i've picked up the 6-7-10 before just because I've bowled thousands of games in my life, but I really can't recall anything.  Certainly not a 7-10.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 02, 2020, 09:18:36 AM
Went and threw a series last week. (633; 259 high game).

I think I sprained my left ankle when I planted.  May finally be time to start working on sliding.
League starts tonight.  My ankle is in OK shape.
183, 183, 226 -- 592.

Really funky release my first two games brought a low strike rate, and missed a couple easy spares.  Started out the third game with 6 of 7 so I eventually got it figured out.  Had the oppo for the triplicate though!

Want to maintain a 200+ average this season.  Starting at 197 isn't horrible.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: michigancat on September 02, 2020, 09:25:43 AM
blows my mind that bowling alleys are even open!
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 02, 2020, 10:15:06 AM
blows my mind that bowling alleys are even open!
we have to mask.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on September 02, 2020, 10:38:14 AM
Went and threw a series last week. (633; 259 high game).

I think I sprained my left ankle when I planted.  May finally be time to start working on sliding.
League starts tonight.  My ankle is in OK shape.
183, 183, 226 -- 592.

Really funky release my first two games brought a low strike rate, and missed a couple easy spares.  Started out the third game with 6 of 7 so I eventually got it figured out.  Had the oppo for the triplicate though!

Want to maintain a 200+ average this season.  Starting at 197 isn't horrible.

not gunna lie i think i would have tried to intentionally get that last game 183 but only b/c its the first week and you're just setting averages. I assume this is a handicap league or is it scratch?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: michigancat on September 02, 2020, 10:47:24 AM
blows my mind that bowling alleys are even open!
we have to mask.

oh good no chance of infection then

but seriously I imagine most bowling alleys are pretty well ventilated from the smoking days and hand fans
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 02, 2020, 12:02:28 PM
Went and threw a series last week. (633; 259 high game).

I think I sprained my left ankle when I planted.  May finally be time to start working on sliding.
League starts tonight.  My ankle is in OK shape.
183, 183, 226 -- 592.

Really funky release my first two games brought a low strike rate, and missed a couple easy spares.  Started out the third game with 6 of 7 so I eventually got it figured out.  Had the oppo for the triplicate though!

Want to maintain a 200+ average this season.  Starting at 197 isn't horrible.

not gunna lie i think i would have tried to intentionally get that last game 183 but only b/c its the first week and you're just setting averages. I assume this is a handicap league or is it scratch?
Yeah, after I started out with xxx in the third game, i knew the 183 was likely out the door.  At that point I was just trying to salvage 600.

league is handicap (90% of 210 I think?).  league is sanctioned and i'm pretty sure averages carry over from last season, though I'm not quite sure how all of that works.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: kstate4life on September 02, 2020, 12:18:09 PM
Went and threw a series last week. (633; 259 high game).

I think I sprained my left ankle when I planted.  May finally be time to start working on sliding.
League starts tonight.  My ankle is in OK shape.
183, 183, 226 -- 592.

Really funky release my first two games brought a low strike rate, and missed a couple easy spares.  Started out the third game with 6 of 7 so I eventually got it figured out.  Had the oppo for the triplicate though!

Want to maintain a 200+ average this season.  Starting at 197 isn't horrible.

not gunna lie i think i would have tried to intentionally get that last game 183 but only b/c its the first week and you're just setting averages. I assume this is a handicap league or is it scratch?
Yeah, after I started out with xxx in the third game, i knew the 183 was likely out the door.  At that point I was just trying to salvage 600.

league is handicap (90% of 210 I think?).  league is sanctioned and i'm pretty sure averages carry over from last season, though I'm not quite sure how all of that works.

I start my league tomorrow and our averages (handicaps) from the previous season do role over for the first 3 weeks (to prevent sand bagging). So the 4th week you start with what your avg would have been after the first 3 weeks.   We are also wearing masks, and each team gets 2 lanes with a group of 2 vacant between each team.  Basically our 16 team league has the entire alley now.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 02, 2020, 01:05:25 PM
I start my league tomorrow and our averages (handicaps) from the previous season do role over for the first 3 weeks (to prevent sand bagging). So the 4th week you start with what your avg would have been after the first 3 weeks.   We are also wearing masks, and each team gets 2 lanes with a group of 2 vacant between each team.  Basically our 16 team league has the entire alley now.

Ahh that makes sense. 
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 15, 2020, 09:26:01 AM
bowled like complete crap last night: 160, 204, 170 - 534.

Ball had no movement -- think something funky was going on with my release, and had a pretty pathetic strike rate.  Shameful.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Tobias on September 15, 2020, 09:51:41 AM
incorrect placement on the booze curve?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on September 15, 2020, 10:02:04 AM
i bet sometimes they oil the lanes w/ a sport pattern instead of a house pattern just to take folks down a peg or two
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on September 15, 2020, 10:02:37 AM
i bet sometimes they oil the lanes w/ a sport pattern instead of a house pattern just to take folks down a peg or two
My home bowling alley does this.


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on September 15, 2020, 10:47:38 AM
i bet sometimes they oil the lanes w/ a sport pattern instead of a house pattern just to take folks down a peg or two
My home bowling alley does this.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

high school BAC didn't really understand there were different oil patterns like i thought oil patterns were a standard thing and then the variations were just a product of how recently the lanes had been oiled or how the ppl before you re-distributed the oil. But i had no idea that there were just straight up different patterns so when they would use a sport pattern i was like man i am so bad at bowling now what happened? why do i suck so bad? no crisis of faith quite like unwittingly bowling on a sport pattern.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: star seed 7 on September 21, 2020, 09:29:34 AM
What is the difference in the patterns?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on September 23, 2020, 09:51:38 AM
if the lanes are dryer on the outside and slicker in the middle (house pattern) then they are more forgiving...if you hang one too far outside the the dry boards on the outside will let the ball curve back toward the middle. a sport pattern has a pretty even oil distribution from left to right so if you hang one too far outside then it will just keep sliding.

basically, whatever your margin for error is on a house pattern...your margin for error on a sport pattern shrinks by probably like 90%
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 23, 2020, 10:33:55 AM
Did better this week, but lanes were much dryer.  Threw about a 586 -- not where I want to be, but better.

i bet sometimes they oil the lanes w/ a sport pattern instead of a house pattern just to take folks down a peg or two
My home bowling alley does this.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

high school BAC didn't really understand there were different oil patterns like i thought oil patterns were a standard thing and then the variations were just a product of how recently the lanes had been oiled or how the ppl before you re-distributed the oil. But i had no idea that there were just straight up different patterns so when they would use a sport pattern i was like man i am so bad at bowling now what happened? why do i suck so bad? no crisis of faith quite like unwittingly bowling on a sport pattern.
Yes - that's perception exists among everyone.  I remember watching PBA and thinking "jeeze...these guys are only throwing 220s -- that's a really good game, but it's not a REALLY good game"

Then I learned that the lanes I was throwing on were basically a par three course compared to the pebble beach the pros play on.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: star seed 7 on September 23, 2020, 11:12:31 AM
I had no idea, very interesting. Thank you for the explanation.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 29, 2020, 10:51:34 AM
threw like a 530 lastnight

my release is broke
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: ben ji on September 29, 2020, 01:14:27 PM
Sometimes I sub on my co-workers bowling team and WOW...I had no idea about the bowling league sub culture and its fascinating.

Bags to carry your multiple balls? CHECK

Decked out shoes? CHECK

Talk about different oil patterns? CHECK

Have to join some weird association where they track your scores even if your just a sub? CHECK

Everyone from every team knows each other because they have all bowled on the same night for like 20 years? CHECK

Its a blast and the people watching is top notch.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: ben ji on September 29, 2020, 01:16:27 PM
I'm a "Grab a house ball off the rack and fire it straight down the middle" type of guy but I usually score around 140-180.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on October 01, 2020, 10:21:52 AM
ben ji i am legit impressed by anyone who can consistently throw a 150 with a house ball. if i throw a house ball i am terrible.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on October 01, 2020, 01:22:52 PM
Sometimes I sub on my co-workers bowling team and WOW...I had no idea about the bowling league sub culture and its fascinating.

Bags to carry your multiple balls? CHECK

Decked out shoes? CHECK

Talk about different oil patterns? CHECK

Have to join some weird association where they track your scores even if your just a sub? CHECK

Everyone from every team knows each other because they have all bowled on the same night for like 20 years? CHECK

Its a blast and the people watching is top notch.
Oh 100%.  I've tried explaining it to people before but it's tough.  You did a really good job.

There are 2 or 3 guys in my league who absolutely lose their crap if things go sideways.  Ball returns beware.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on October 08, 2020, 09:42:02 AM
D-lew my advice to fixing your bowling release is to just got a little before league and just stand up at the line in the lane and just release the ball from there while slowly adding your approach back in.
This is what has always worked for me so maybe give it a try.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on October 08, 2020, 09:50:12 AM
would 110% be in favor of a gE.c annual bowling championship at FF. also dunno if its just me but anytime i bowled at the union if i had one of those columns immediately to the right of my lane, even though my rational brain knew i wasn't going to bounce my ball off the column it got in my head and i would end up pulling b/c subconsciously i was telling myself "don't go too far right or you'll hit the column" but hey i'm a very silly boy.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on November 09, 2020, 01:52:20 PM
would 110% be in favor of a gE.c annual bowling championship at FF. also dunno if its just me but anytime i bowled at the union if i had one of those columns immediately to the right of my lane, even though my rational brain knew i wasn't going to bounce my ball off the column it got in my head and i would end up pulling b/c subconsciously i was telling myself "don't go too far right or you'll hit the column" but hey i'm a very silly boy.
I'm in the same boat, nothing worse than a pillar or a wall next to your lane. Would also love to bowl and pack at FF
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on December 30, 2020, 01:55:13 PM
gave my ball a hot soap bath the other night because i think it's become pretty impacted by oil and wooee mama did that make a difference.  strike rate shot up like a rocket this week.  my second game I ended with a 223 i think but i hit the pocket pretty cleanly on all 11 of my first balls.  felt good again.

avg is hanging out at about 191 but there's a lot of room to grow if my ball moves like it did this week.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: waks on December 30, 2020, 07:05:43 PM
Sometimes I sub on my co-workers bowling team and WOW...I had no idea about the bowling league sub culture and its fascinating.

Bags to carry your multiple balls? CHECK

Decked out shoes? CHECK

Talk about different oil patterns? CHECK

Have to join some weird association where they track your scores even if your just a sub? CHECK

Everyone from every team knows each other because they have all bowled on the same night for like 20 years? CHECK

Its a blast and the people watching is top notch.
Did you ever play in a dart league in college? I've played in both and both are very similar in these aspects.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on January 12, 2021, 09:48:36 AM
gave my ball a hot soap bath the other night because i think it's become pretty impacted by oil and wooee mama did that make a difference.  strike rate shot up like a rocket this week.  my second game I ended with a 223 i think but i hit the pocket pretty cleanly on all 11 of my first balls.  felt good again.

avg is hanging out at about 191 but there's a lot of room to grow if my ball moves like it did this week.
Threw a 724 lastnight -- 257 (with an open!), 245, 222.  My first sanctioned 700.

I had a 502 after the first two games and knew I was still (barely) alive for an 800...Was perfect through 5 in the third and then the dream died in the 6th, as I missed a touch high and left the 4.  Missed again in the next frame, leaving the 4, and biffed that spare short.

I got a shitload of strikes lastnight.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: ben ji on January 18, 2021, 10:04:02 AM
Sometimes I sub on my co-workers bowling team and WOW...I had no idea about the bowling league sub culture and its fascinating.

Bags to carry your multiple balls? CHECK

Decked out shoes? CHECK

Talk about different oil patterns? CHECK

Have to join some weird association where they track your scores even if your just a sub? CHECK

Everyone from every team knows each other because they have all bowled on the same night for like 20 years? CHECK

Its a blast and the people watching is top notch.
Did you ever play in a dart league in college? I've played in both and both are very similar in these aspects.

I subbed a couple of times on a friends team and yes, very similar but bowling has more/cooler accessories.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on January 18, 2021, 11:26:47 AM
Back at it tonight.  Will Dlew put up back to back 7s?  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: ben ji on January 18, 2021, 11:31:50 AM
Back at it tonight.  Will Dlew put up back to back 7s?  Stay tuned.

Where is your "Home Alley"? The team I randomly sub for bowls at AMF College Lanes.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on January 18, 2021, 10:32:58 PM
676 tonight baybeee

Back at it tonight.  Will Dlew put up back to back 7s?  Stay tuned.

Where is your "Home Alley"? The team I randomly sub for bowls at AMF College Lanes.
ward parkway
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on January 26, 2021, 10:27:39 AM
665.  I'm bowling the best I ever have.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: 8manpick on January 26, 2021, 10:48:08 AM
724, 676, 665... seems like you’re steadily getting worse
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on January 26, 2021, 02:11:50 PM
gave my ball a hot soap bath the other night because i think it's become pretty impacted by oil and wooee mama did that make a difference.  strike rate shot up like a rocket this week.  my second game I ended with a 223 i think but i hit the pocket pretty cleanly on all 11 of my first balls.  felt good again.

avg is hanging out at about 191 but there's a lot of room to grow if my ball moves like it did this week.
need a little insight on this, wondering what the steps you took to doing it or if I should just save the trouble and call up the proshop at little apple to have em roast it over night for me.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: ChiComCat on January 26, 2021, 03:18:32 PM
Maybe fattyfest needs a high stakes bowling element to it
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on January 26, 2021, 03:25:53 PM
gave my ball a hot soap bath the other night because i think it's become pretty impacted by oil and wooee mama did that make a difference.  strike rate shot up like a rocket this week.  my second game I ended with a 223 i think but i hit the pocket pretty cleanly on all 11 of my first balls.  felt good again.

avg is hanging out at about 191 but there's a lot of room to grow if my ball moves like it did this week.
need a little insight on this, wondering what the steps you took to doing it or if I should just save the trouble and call up the proshop at little apple to have em roast it over night for me.
My process was dead simple.  I filled a mop bucket up in my bath rub with hot water and put some dish soap in there.  Then put my ball in the bucket and soaked it for 20 minutes, rotating the ball some every 5 minutes or so.  Then I took the ball out, wiped it down with a towel, and let it air dry over night (hard to get in the finger/thumb holes). 

I didn't tape anything or remove finger tips or anything like that. 
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on February 02, 2021, 10:20:40 AM
724, 676, 665... seems like you’re steadily getting worse
655  :ohno:

My first game was bad, 178.  Two opens and not enough strikes.  Bounced back with a cool 245 though the next game.  :gocho:

I think i'm a scratch bowler in our league now.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on February 19, 2021, 11:09:48 AM
Bowling has been #canceled the last two weeks because of weather.  I did throw a 703 last saturday though, including a 278 (11x; 8/ in the 7th).  So close.  Someday.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Jobu on February 19, 2021, 04:22:44 PM
I was in a league a while back, and watched a dude drink Hamm's beer through a straw and roll a 290.

It was amazing.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 01, 2021, 10:01:02 PM
736 tonight.  Struck 17 of my last 18   :cool:
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 08, 2021, 05:22:57 PM
Will DLEW put up another unbelievable series tonight?  Tune into the BOWLING MASTER THREAD to find out!!!
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 09, 2021, 09:45:05 AM
Will DLEW put up another unbelievable series tonight?  Tune into the BOWLING MASTER THREAD to find out!!!
641.  Will take.

BTW there's a guy in our league who broke his arm.  Straight up has his left arm in a sling.  Bowls anyway.  Grabs his ball off the rack with one hand.  Set himself, and cranks it.

I saw him throw a 690 series lastnight, with one arm.  It was the most impressive thing I've seen in ~20 years of bowling.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 16, 2021, 03:09:54 PM
644 last night.  Yeoman's work.

I also bought new shoes today:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51xVaZXziEL._AC_UY500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 16, 2021, 03:13:49 PM
I was in a league a while back, and watched a dude drink Hamm's beer through a straw and roll a 290.

It was amazing.
Know what goes good with Hamms?? Turkeys!
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 16, 2021, 03:58:31 PM
Hammbones, haha

a little bowling humor for us here
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on March 17, 2021, 10:00:39 AM
DQ what all do you keep in your bag? I haven't bowled in a league in years but i remember i always kept a rosin bag and a bottle of baby chowder. Although i didn't like getting my thumbhole drilled out so i used the baby chowder a lot more than the rosin. I've never used the wrist brace thing nor the towel with the handles a la big lebowski, i think i just threw a regular towel in there.

Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 17, 2021, 11:19:22 AM
DQ what all do you keep in your bag? I haven't bowled in a league in years but i remember i always kept a rosin bag and a bottle of baby chowder. Although i didn't like getting my thumbhole drilled out so i used the baby chowder a lot more than the rosin. I've never used the wrist brace thing nor the towel with the handles a la big lebowski, i think i just threw a regular towel in there.
An inventory of my bag is as follows:

Balls:
Storm Intense
Storm Ice

Shoes
Brunswick Frenzy Bowling Shoes (blue) -- Will be replaced today with Brunswick Rampage (red/gray)

Microfiber Towel -- I don't think people really use the handled towels anymore. 

I don't use rosin or baby chowder or anything like that. 

Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on March 17, 2021, 12:46:07 PM
when i was a kid Justin Hromek won the US Open and his local guy was Tom Warren who ran the pro shop where i did saturday morning league and Tom would just hang out in his shop watching the kids bowling so whenever you came in to his shop to get a ball he already knew how you rolled it and where to drill it, anyway one time i was in the market for a ball and he said "oh yeah Justin was in the other day and he decided he didn't want to use this ball anymore, it would probably be good for you" and i was like heck yes and that is still the ball in my bag and i'm worried one of these days i'm going to throw it and its just going to split in half because its so old.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 17, 2021, 02:45:59 PM
when i was a kid Justin Hromek won the US Open and his local guy was Tom Warren who ran the pro shop where i did saturday morning league and Tom would just hang out in his shop watching the kids bowling so whenever you came in to his shop to get a ball he already knew how you rolled it and where to drill it, anyway one time i was in the market for a ball and he said "oh yeah Justin was in the other day and he decided he didn't want to use this ball anymore, it would probably be good for you" and i was like heck yes and that is still the ball in my bag and i'm worried one of these days i'm going to throw it and its just going to split in half because its so old.
lol that's aweosme.  What kind of ball?  I see that he won the US Open in '94.  Ball tech has come a loooong way since then.  And it's awesome because the most expensive ball out there is like, less than $300. 
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on March 17, 2021, 03:26:38 PM
quantum proactive 2, same slate blue w/ yellow fingertip inserts.  Also fun, there was a little 3/4" diameter hole bored out of the side and Tom explained to me that they do that at professional events to check and make sure the ball is legal.

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/274408265426_/Quantum-Proactive-14-lb-Ten-PIn-Bowling-Ball.jpg)
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 18, 2021, 09:56:45 AM
quantum proactive 2, same slate blue w/ yellow fingertip inserts.  Also fun, there was a little 3/4" diameter hole bored out of the side and Tom explained to me that they do that at professional events to check and make sure the ball is legal.

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/274408265426_/Quantum-Proactive-14-lb-Ten-PIn-Bowling-Ball.jpg)
Is it still actually a hole (i.e. not filled?)?  If so, the USBC outlawed that in the last couple of years.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 18, 2021, 09:57:45 AM
Last night I got my haircut and my barber and I got talking about bowling somehow.  He said he used to average a 250.  I called bullshit, but he maintained it was true.

I still don't believe him.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on March 18, 2021, 10:19:10 AM
Barbers tend to exaggerate a lot.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: cfbandyman on March 18, 2021, 12:48:18 PM
Barbers tend to exaggerate a lot.

(https://y.yarn.co/54448b60-0819-4c15-a24f-b27d7196d62f_text.gif)
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on March 18, 2021, 01:24:02 PM
quantum proactive 2, same slate blue w/ yellow fingertip inserts.  Also fun, there was a little 3/4" diameter hole bored out of the side and Tom explained to me that they do that at professional events to check and make sure the ball is legal.

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/274408265426_/Quantum-Proactive-14-lb-Ten-PIn-Bowling-Ball.jpg)
Is it still actually a hole (i.e. not filled?)?  If so, the USBC outlawed that in the last couple of years.

yeah seemed kinda weird at the time, but it never seemed to cause a problem. Just found it in the garage:
(https://i.imgur.com/1523VHC.jpg)
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: GregKSU1027 on March 25, 2021, 10:09:03 PM
when i was a kid Justin Hromek won the US Open and his local guy was Tom Warren who ran the pro shop where i did saturday morning league and Tom would just hang out in his shop watching the kids bowling so whenever you came in to his shop to get a ball he already knew how you rolled it and where to drill it, anyway one time i was in the market for a ball and he said "oh yeah Justin was in the other day and he decided he didn't want to use this ball anymore, it would probably be good for you" and i was like heck yes and that is still the ball in my bag and i'm worried one of these days i'm going to throw it and its just going to split in half because its so old.
So fun little kansas bowling fact. Justin Hromek is now Circle High School’s bowling coach. I bowled against his son in state and of course he was an absolute stud. We all sat at the same table . This kid was bowling 700 series in high school. Him and his dad’s game were identical.


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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: nicname on March 26, 2021, 12:18:49 AM
Pete Weber's final frame...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wg9CsJVETI

Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: kstate4life on March 26, 2021, 10:07:34 AM
quantum proactive 2, same slate blue w/ yellow fingertip inserts.  Also fun, there was a little 3/4" diameter hole bored out of the side and Tom explained to me that they do that at professional events to check and make sure the ball is legal.

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/274408265426_/Quantum-Proactive-14-lb-Ten-PIn-Bowling-Ball.jpg)
Is it still actually a hole (i.e. not filled?)?  If so, the USBC outlawed that in the last couple of years.

yeah seemed kinda weird at the time, but it never seemed to cause a problem. Just found it in the garage:
(https://i.imgur.com/1523VHC.jpg)

Those side holes were used to balance weight, etc.  As DQ said the USBC outlawed them officially this past year, in an effort for 2 fingered bowlers to not have an advantage of 2 open holes.  Now you have to have a finger in every hole, or your ball doesn't qualify.  It has become a running joke in our league, that has now been overplayed.

BTW, I roll a Roto Grip UFO.  It's a bit too much for me to handle.  Used to avg a 210 with a Storm Virtual Gravity, and since I moved on to the UFO I have dropped to a 203.  Rolled a 687 last night though.... just less consistent now.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on March 30, 2021, 12:39:05 PM
Finished the season last night with a 641.  Season avg will be about 201.5.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on April 06, 2021, 04:28:30 PM
Won 30 bongos for having the highest handicap series in the league :gocho:
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: 'taterblast on April 12, 2021, 02:48:41 PM
?s=20

didn't realize the move was to hit it on the inside of one pin and have it ricochet off the wall back to the other pin.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: bucket on April 12, 2021, 02:53:34 PM
That's an enjoyable video for a lot of reasons.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 12, 2021, 06:46:19 PM
That confused me yesterday. The little stat box at the bottom indicates the PBA tour average is 0.8%. If that means how often one picks up the spare in that situation, that’s 1 out of 125, which isn’t that mind-blowing to see happen. Maybe it meant how often a first roll results in a 7-10 split?

D-rew? Tin hat guy?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: nicname on April 13, 2021, 07:25:13 AM
That confused me yesterday. The little stat box at the bottom indicates the PBA tour average is 0.8%. If that means how often one picks up the spare in that situation, that’s 1 out of 125, which isn’t that mind-blowing to see happen. Maybe it meant how often a first roll results in a 7-10 split?

D-rew? Tin hat guy?

Only the 4th 7-10 spare conversion in the history of televised PBA bowling.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on April 13, 2021, 12:18:26 PM
That confused me yesterday. The little stat box at the bottom indicates the PBA tour average is 0.8%. If that means how often one picks up the spare in that situation, that’s 1 out of 125, which isn’t that mind-blowing to see happen. Maybe it meant how often a first roll results in a 7-10 split?

D-rew? Tin hat guy?
Yeah a few things:

1. 7-10 splits are pretty rare, and become extremely rare at the pro level.  You just don't see it that often.  So not very many opportunities.
2. Picking it up is pretty heavily reliant on luck.  But obviously have to have the velocity and accuracy to hit the first pin in order to give yourself a chance.  A little less than 1 percent at the pro level is about what I'd expect.

FUN FACT: The 7-10 split isn't the rarest pickup at the pro level.  That distinction belongs to the "Greek Church" leave, where you have either 4-6-7-8-10.  Or the 4-6-7-9-10.  Basically three on one side, two on the other.
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2015/02/hardest_shot_in_bowling_it_s_not_the_7_10_split_it_s_the_greek_church.html (http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2015/02/hardest_shot_in_bowling_it_s_not_the_7_10_split_it_s_the_greek_church.html)
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 13, 2021, 12:40:08 PM
That confused me yesterday. The little stat box at the bottom indicates the PBA tour average is 0.8%. If that means how often one picks up the spare in that situation, that’s 1 out of 125, which isn’t that mind-blowing to see happen. Maybe it meant how often a first roll results in a 7-10 split?

D-rew? Tin hat guy?

Only the 4th 7-10 spare conversion in the history of televised PBA bowling.

I know, but there was no context, especially given that it's a 1-125 shot to know if that's a product of making the shot, or rough ridin' up and leaving a 7-10 split to begin with, or bowling not being on TV.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 13, 2021, 12:41:52 PM
That confused me yesterday. The little stat box at the bottom indicates the PBA tour average is 0.8%. If that means how often one picks up the spare in that situation, that’s 1 out of 125, which isn’t that mind-blowing to see happen. Maybe it meant how often a first roll results in a 7-10 split?

D-rew? Tin hat guy?
Yeah a few things:

1. 7-10 splits are pretty rare, and become extremely rare at the pro level.  You just don't see it that often.  So not very many opportunities.
2. Picking it up is pretty heavily reliant on luck.  But obviously have to have the velocity and accuracy to hit the first pin in order to give yourself a chance.  A little less than 1 percent at the pro level is about what I'd expect.

FUN FACT: The 7-10 split isn't the rarest pickup at the pro level.  That distinction belongs to the "Greek Church" leave, where you have either 4-6-7-8-10.  Or the 4-6-7-9-10.  Basically three on one side, two on the other.
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2015/02/hardest_shot_in_bowling_it_s_not_the_7_10_split_it_s_the_greek_church.html (http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2015/02/hardest_shot_in_bowling_it_s_not_the_7_10_split_it_s_the_greek_church.html)

So what was the order of oddities among: a pro having a 7-10 split, succeding at the 7-10 split, or that this happened to be a TV event?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: kstate4life on April 13, 2021, 12:42:13 PM
Another fun fact, if you pick up a 7-10 split in a sanctioned league, the USBC will send you a commemorative towel.  Teammate of mine picked one up a couple of years ago.  Only one I have seen in my 30 years of bowling.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on April 13, 2021, 12:53:47 PM
That confused me yesterday. The little stat box at the bottom indicates the PBA tour average is 0.8%. If that means how often one picks up the spare in that situation, that’s 1 out of 125, which isn’t that mind-blowing to see happen. Maybe it meant how often a first roll results in a 7-10 split?

D-rew? Tin hat guy?
Yeah a few things:

1. 7-10 splits are pretty rare, and become extremely rare at the pro level.  You just don't see it that often.  So not very many opportunities.
2. Picking it up is pretty heavily reliant on luck.  But obviously have to have the velocity and accuracy to hit the first pin in order to give yourself a chance.  A little less than 1 percent at the pro level is about what I'd expect.

FUN FACT: The 7-10 split isn't the rarest pickup at the pro level.  That distinction belongs to the "Greek Church" leave, where you have either 4-6-7-8-10.  Or the 4-6-7-9-10.  Basically three on one side, two on the other.
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2015/02/hardest_shot_in_bowling_it_s_not_the_7_10_split_it_s_the_greek_church.html (http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2015/02/hardest_shot_in_bowling_it_s_not_the_7_10_split_it_s_the_greek_church.html)

So what was the order of oddities among: a pro having a 7-10 split, succeding at the 7-10 split, or that this happened to be a TV event?
Well it happening on live tv is the oddest, because you have 3 rare things all coinciding: (1) bowling on tv; (2) leaving a 7-10; (3) picking it up.

In the macro, a pro leaving and picking up a 7-10 split isn't that crazy.  But it happening on live TV is.

It would be like a triple play happening in playoff baseball.  Not really all that many chances for teams to get a triple play to start with.  Then actually converting when you get a chance is rare beyond that.  It all occurring in the playoffs?  Pretty unlikely!
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 13, 2021, 01:05:06 PM
T-Y, and congrats to the tv network.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on April 14, 2021, 09:13:07 AM
watched some youtube video where they made a bowling robot so they could try to figure out the science behind picking up a 7-10 and they concluded that there is no reliable way to do it because the only way to pick it up is for the pin to careen off one of the surrounding surfaces so literally the only way to pick it up is to get a lucky bounce.

also in the vein of the baseball analogy, i learned the other day that while perfect games are rare...even more rare is the immaculate inning (as in the pitcher strikes out all 3 batters in 9 pitches)

I remember in the 2015 All Star game Jacob deGrom struck out the side in 10 pitches, threw 1 ball, so close.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 14, 2021, 11:54:11 AM
watched some youtube video where they made a bowling robot so they could try to figure out the science behind picking up a 7-10 and they concluded that there is no reliable way to do it because the only way to pick it up is for the pin to careen off one of the surrounding surfaces so literally the only way to pick it up is to get a lucky bounce.

That wouldn't be luck, it'd be hitting the pin at the right angle, speed, etc. to create that bounce.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on April 14, 2021, 02:38:23 PM
watched some youtube video where they made a bowling robot so they could try to figure out the science behind picking up a 7-10 and they concluded that there is no reliable way to do it because the only way to pick it up is for the pin to careen off one of the surrounding surfaces so literally the only way to pick it up is to get a lucky bounce.

That wouldn't be luck, it'd be hitting the pin at the right angle, speed, etc. to create that bounce.
Functionally speaking, luck.  You've got to throw it "right" to give yourself a chance, but beyond that, you need a lucky bounce.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 14, 2021, 02:58:17 PM
If one could throw it right, like as right and as consistently as the robot, there’d be no luck. Everything else involved is static, the only variable is the throw. Be as good as the robot, no self-limitations.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on April 14, 2021, 04:00:17 PM
If one could throw it right, like as right and as consistently as the robot, there’d be no luck. Everything else involved is static, the only variable is the throw. Be as good as the robot, no self-limitations.
Did you read BAC's post?  The robot couldn't pick it up every time. 

My guess is because of extremely slight variance in pin positioning from the pinsetter and oil conditions on the lane.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Spracne on April 14, 2021, 04:01:52 PM
If one could throw it right, like as right and as consistently as the robot, there’d be no luck. Everything else involved is static, the only variable is the throw. Be as good as the robot, no self-limitations.

What about the inner housing around the pins that the 7/10 pin must ricochet off of or whatever. Are we sure those are all absolutely the same and consistent from lane to lane, venue to venue, etc.?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: ben ji on April 14, 2021, 06:51:19 PM
Man, if there is one thing I have learned from being a random sub on a bowling team its that bowlers LOVE to talk about the oil conditions.

I had no idea that was even a thing but yes, its a thing and people love to chat about it.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 14, 2021, 07:58:18 PM
If one could throw it right, like as right and as consistently as the robot, there’d be no luck. Everything else involved is static, the only variable is the throw. Be as good as the robot, no self-limitations.
Did you read BAC's post?  The robot couldn't pick it up every time. 

My guess is because of extremely slight variance in pin positioning from the pinsetter and oil conditions on the lane.

Yeah, but I assumed the robot did it and they were saying no human could match it.  Those other factors you mentioned would affect other rolls and pin placements too, so I guess evey bowling achievement involves some degree of luck.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 14, 2021, 07:59:47 PM
If one could throw it right, like as right and as consistently as the robot, there’d be no luck. Everything else involved is static, the only variable is the throw. Be as good as the robot, no self-limitations.

What about the inner housing around the pins that the 7/10 pin must ricochet off of or whatever. Are we sure those are all absolutely the same and consistent from lane to lane, venue to venue, etc.?

They should be if they're part of the field of play, so to speak, at least I'm professional settings.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on April 15, 2021, 04:53:30 PM
If one could throw it right, like as right and as consistently as the robot, there’d be no luck. Everything else involved is static, the only variable is the throw. Be as good as the robot, no self-limitations.
Did you read BAC's post?  The robot couldn't pick it up every time. 

My guess is because of extremely slight variance in pin positioning from the pinsetter and oil conditions on the lane.

Yeah, but I assumed the robot did it and they were saying no human could match it.  Those other factors you mentioned would affect other rolls and pin placements too, so I guess evey bowling achievement involves some degree of luck.
No.  E.A.R.L.(the bowling robot) didn't pick it up every time.

Even if the conditions remained identical, you have a relatively enormous margin of error with respect to picking up a single pin (hit it just like, wherever, and it knocks down) than you would a 7-10 split (hit it at the precise angle and force so that the pin ricochets off one or more of the sidewall/backwall/ball and knocks into the other pin.

You're out of your element here, trim. It's commonly accepted that 7-10 (and a number of other "lateral splits" [term i just made up]) require varying degrees of luck.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Trim on April 15, 2021, 05:01:49 PM
You're out of your element here, trim. It's commonly accepted that 7-10 (and a number of other "lateral splits" [term i just made up]) require varying degrees of luck.

Yes.

Those other factors you mentioned would affect other rolls and pin placements too, so I guess every bowling achievement involves some degree of luck.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on April 16, 2021, 09:16:16 AM
Those other factors you mentioned would affect other rolls and pin placements too, so I guess every bowling achievement involves some degree of luck.
Everything except dead simple spares (where the margin for error is pretty huge), yes.  I'm not sure if E.A.R.L. can bowl 300s consistently, for example.  E.A.R.L. can consistently pick up a 5 pin or a 1-3 spare (for example) though.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: kstate4life on April 16, 2021, 10:19:08 AM
Dude in my league bowled an 845 last night... 298, 279, 268.  Was pretty insane to watch.  I have 2 300s, but never been close to an 800 series.  I think that is the pinnacle.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on April 16, 2021, 10:23:38 AM
Those other factors you mentioned would affect other rolls and pin placements too, so I guess every bowling achievement involves some degree of luck.
Everything except dead simple spares (where the margin for error is pretty huge), yes.  I'm not sure if E.A.R.L. can bowl 300s consistently, for example.  E.A.R.L. can consistently pick up a 5 pin or a 1-3 spare (for example) though.

I mean, you can definitely set up EARL to throw the ball such that it hits the pocket at a 6 degree angle and theoretically that shot could be repeated every time...i'm sure they've probably tested it but i'm curious how often EARL can throw a 300, but i'd guess its upwards of 97% of the time
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: kstate4life on April 16, 2021, 10:29:34 AM
Those other factors you mentioned would affect other rolls and pin placements too, so I guess every bowling achievement involves some degree of luck.
Everything except dead simple spares (where the margin for error is pretty huge), yes.  I'm not sure if E.A.R.L. can bowl 300s consistently, for example.  E.A.R.L. can consistently pick up a 5 pin or a 1-3 spare (for example) though.

I mean, you can definitely set up EARL to throw the ball such that it hits the pocket at a 6 degree angle and theoretically that shot could be repeated every time...i'm sure they've probably tested it but i'm curious how often EARL can throw a 300, but i'd guess its upwards of 97% of the time

You can throw the exact perfect ball every time and still not get a 300, which is why it's pretty difficult.  There is a lot that goes into the pin rack as well.  If there is a dead pin, or if one is misaligned, etc.  But I would guess if you are trying to test robot accuracy, you would make sure the rack is perfect every time as well.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on April 19, 2021, 03:57:57 PM
plus they'd need to account for lane breakdown/transition too, unless EARL was throwing straight darts for the 300 every time.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: steve dave on April 22, 2021, 09:41:39 AM
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: mocat on April 23, 2021, 10:35:58 AM

https://luke.substack.com/p/the-man-who-bowled-a-perfect-game (https://luke.substack.com/p/the-man-who-bowled-a-perfect-game)
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: ben ji on April 23, 2021, 07:46:11 PM

https://luke.substack.com/p/the-man-who-bowled-a-perfect-game (https://luke.substack.com/p/the-man-who-bowled-a-perfect-game)

I saw that yesterday, great article and I'd love to bowl a game with ole Bill Moro.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on May 05, 2021, 10:36:50 AM
Bill Moro is a legend.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on July 19, 2021, 04:03:36 PM
we're in the off-season of course but i went out last week and threw a 720.  yeoman's work really.

25 strikes out of 33 first balls.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on August 31, 2021, 10:05:41 AM
league started back up.

617 to kick things off. I had four opens my first game.  :eek:
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: IPA4Me on August 31, 2021, 11:14:27 AM
How many games in a league match? I'm bowling league dumb.

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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 17, 2021, 09:38:12 AM
How many games in a league match? I'm bowling league dumb.

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3.  The way it works is two teams bowl against each other on a night.  One point is awarded for each game team total (i.e. the entire team's total vs. the other team's total for that game).  Then, after all three, each team's total for the three games are compared, with another point being awarded for the winner there.  So 4 total points a night are up for grabs (3 games, 1 "series").  I think most amateur leagues are handicapped.  Handicaps vary, but it's generally some percentage (usually 80-90) of the difference between your average and some number (usually between 200-220).  So if i'm in a 90% of 200 league, and I have a 190 average, my handicap is 9 pins.

That said, I've been bowling horrible lately.  I'm a terrible bowler now.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: kstate4life on September 17, 2021, 09:56:47 AM
league started back up.

617 to kick things off. I had four opens my first game.  :eek:

That's a good start though... gotta set that handicap!

I am a 210 avg bowler, first week had a 545, last night 663.

DQ... what ball are you currently throwing?
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on September 17, 2021, 10:14:27 AM
league started back up.

617 to kick things off. I had four opens my first game.  :eek:

That's a good start though... gotta set that handicap!

I am a 210 avg bowler, first week had a 545, last night 663.

DQ... what ball are you currently throwing?
Storm Intense, with a Storm Ice for the 6 and 10. 
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: kstate4life on September 17, 2021, 10:27:24 AM
league started back up.

617 to kick things off. I had four opens my first game.  :eek:

That's a good start though... gotta set that handicap!

I am a 210 avg bowler, first week had a 545, last night 663.

DQ... what ball are you currently throwing?
Storm Intense, with a Storm Ice for the 6 and 10.

Nice, big Storm guy here myself.  Recently switched to the RotoGrip UFO.. don't really like it
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: IPA4Me on September 19, 2021, 01:25:31 PM
Thank you for the bowling league primer @DQ12

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Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: Kat Kid on September 19, 2021, 08:26:35 PM

That said, I've been bowling horrible lately.  I'm a terrible bowler now.

Glad to hear that for your wife’s sake.
Title: Re: Bowling Master thread.
Post by: DQ12 on October 06, 2021, 03:30:52 PM

That said, I've been bowling horrible lately.  I'm a terrible bowler now.

Glad to hear that for your wife’s sake.
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