Bowling when your brain is not working at its best capacity is not fun. The nor'easter on Thursday took my normal 28 mile 35 minute long commute into a 4 hour and 20 minute white knuckle nightmare and I was way much more fortunate than others who tried to leave for home later than I did or plain got stuck. When I got home, I was spent. I didn't sleep well that night and even though I didn't have to work on Friday I still had to clear snow and I didn't feel mentally or physically great by league time.
In practice, my Turbo barely hooked and came back slathered in oil (more thoughts on that later) which made it very hard to clean with my ball wipes
. Tried to fight with it or the Super Natural, but not much movement so I concluded that they actually put out more volume and I can't use urethane. Switched to my Critical Mass and threw one shot with it before practice ended but I did like the reaction. I immediately entered an over-under struggle for 7 frames with the Critical Mass. I threw 2 questionable strikes, one light and one high trip 4, picked up one spare, and had 4 opens, two of which were single pins I missed and the other two were a split and a washout. I switched to the Turbo again and it struck flush and reacted great like it had all season so far. It then ran high on me on the lane I thought was tight and picked the spare. Then, left a 10 pin in the 10th that I missed, but at least I was finally lined up with a solid 142 game. The rest of the night with the Turbo I had no opens and shot 237-228 to salvage a 607. We only won the middle game, and fortunately my 142 was most likely not a deciding factor in game 1 as we lost by 130 pins.
So, I believe that my Turbo which barely flares had to pick up a ton of oil in the pit to me to get covered in oil nearly everywhere in places nowhere near my track. I also believe that there was a lot of open bowling before league and the plastic is why the pit belt got so oily. By the time I switched back to the Turbo, any excess oil must have been gone since it came back with only oil on the track and easily cleaned with the wipes
. Any thoughts on this?