Look at the Septuagenarians chiming in on this topic. It's only we, who have been there, that can say these things.
djp, you threw a hook, because you learned how to bowl, not just buy one in a box. I remember my first semi-fingertip ball. No one could believe how that ball hooked. I rolled lower to the floor then. And, when the ball met the lane, I could hear it spin right off my hand. My target was between the first and second dots at the foul line,straight up. We didn't have arrows then. The ball would travel about 45 feet , then make a radical turn to the pocket, sending 5 pins at the 7. I could feel a strike right off my hand.
And, 10 pins were easy then too. IDK why, but they were. Threw the ball at the gutter about 50 feet and the ball turned to hit it.
I know Mark will say my ball was sliding if I heard the spin and it turned at 45 feet.
Maybe it was.
And, I had to be 5-6 MPH faster too.
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