Unlike the Pros, who get to practice on the specific lane condition, Nationals doesn't allow it. It was common for the National shot to be issued to bowling lanes to lay down so the local bowlers could practice on it. That is not allowed today. Our old house, used to put the shot down on 6 lanes for practice each Sunday. It was so popular, we had to take reservations for use.
And, I don't know why? Why should the shot be kept secret til you show up? And, then, not allowed to practice on it?
Unlike a golf green, where you can see the undulation, most can't see the oil on the lane. And, when the lane is buffed, it's even harder.
So, why is the pattern held in secret?
I contend, most accomplished bowlers CAN succeed if they practice on the condition.
Course, I would be told the lane surface under the oil is different for all and humidity affects the oil, or when it is laid down makes a difference. Why all of the mystery?
Edited by Dennis Michael (06/28/18 12:46 PM)
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