a lot of things go into the making of high scores, but if the choices are the balls or the lane conditions, the lane conditions win by a huge, huge margin.
I agree. Different lane conditions make it easier/harder for everybody to score, just like different holes on a golf course are recognized to have a different par value. However, you need to have the right ball, right line, and right release to maximize your scoring potential on a particular condition, just like choosing the right club(s) and strategy to play a particular hole. One thing is for sure...no matter what the condition, some will like it, and some will not.
Personally, I would like to see another plastic ball championship, especially since I came up with a Leverage/Differential Plastic Ball layout that outperforms Mo Pinel's PBA Plastic Ball layout which was used to win the last tournament. It's funny to me that Mo's forum banned me and a friend for such forward thinking. However, this forum had already banned the other forum's URL. Hehe, poetic. It's probably best to keep things that way. In any case, you can Google "Lev/Diff Plastic Ball Layout" for a critical analysis of the layout on the other forum.