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#162194 - 02/05/12 04:43 PM Hosed today at tournament?
Jazlar Von Steich Offline
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I also posted this on the Hammer forums, so I will just copy and paste here. Should be more people in the know here.

I have recently switched to a two handed release. I still shoot one handed at some of my spare leaves and/or to take the oil out of play. However, I was told today at the big city tournament that this was the same thing as switching hands. And they told me this right at the end of practice. I was so relaxed and striking with 3 different balls/lines in warmups.

I know PBA allows this. I'm pretty sure USBC allows it. The question is, is anyone familiar with CTF rules (Canadian)? I am still throwing with the same dominant hand - which I argued with tournament officials. And this was a SCRATCH tournament. It should matter even less.

They were confused though, because there aren't really any other 2 handed bowlers in the area. They told me they would give me a free re-entry if they misinterpreted the rules. Several other people told me to demand to see the rules, but I just decided to bowl two handed at all spares anyway. I wish I would have had one of my plastic balls there. I had several urethanes, but still a bit more movement than plastic. And seeing how I haven't practiced shooting straight two handed since I made the switch, it made it tougher.

The good news is that I was finally able to use my Epidemic throwing two handed. It's way too strong on a house shot. My Arson is the only resin ball I can throw and even that is only at one house. Mostly throwing urethane in league. I just bought a new Storm Natural to replace my old multiple drilled ball. Also got a Natural Pearl. And I have the new Blue Hammer. The Hammer seems to fit right in the middle of those two. And then my Taboo Spare if the shot is really dry.

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Subject Posted by Posted
Hosed today at tournament? Jazlar Von Steich 02/05/12 04:43 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? helloyo53 02/05/12 05:03 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? Jazlar Von Steich 02/05/12 05:14 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? champ 02/05/12 05:11 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? Calvin Pistorio 02/05/12 07:35 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? Dennis Michael 02/05/12 10:31 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? Jazlar Von Steich 02/05/12 11:21 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? Chuck 02/22/12 07:13 AM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? Calvin Pistorio 02/22/12 06:21 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? Lumpytire 02/22/12 09:28 PM
Re: Hosed today at tournament? Jazlar Von Steich 02/23/12 10:34 AM

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