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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #75 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

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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #76 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.


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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #77 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.

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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #78 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. 


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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #79 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.


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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2020, 09:51:41 AM »
incorrect placement on the booze curve?

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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #81 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

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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #82 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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Re: Bowling Master thread.
« Reply #83 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
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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.