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#200120 - 01/31/20 08:55 AM Re: What to do? [Re: RGR]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Good stuff, Boat. I hope RGR understands what you are saying.

I never understood why some tournaments and a lot of houses keep the oil pattern a secret. The sooner a bowler knows this, the easier it is to understand what his ball will do. Many tournaments allow only 1 shot per lane. That is not sufficient for me to see the oil impact. So, I suffer through the first half of game 1.

I too, dislike short patterns. But, when I'm told I am on a Cheetah, I can get the proper equipment and have a basic idea of what to expect and a line to use. Becoming familiar with the condition, knowing this in advance, greatly helps to overcome the early trial period.

I once bowled in a regional, on a long, oily pattern and sat second after 2 sets. On the final set, we again moved lanes, but our lane broke down. And, we were moved to a pair that was not dressed and well worn. I failed miserably and dropped out of the top standings. I had the wrong equipment and took most of the game to recognize the worn ball path and carry down.

I think this is the hardest thing for bowlers to learn. Where is the oil? Where can I get friction? What is the back end reaction? Then, determining what line to roll, and with what ball. It takes me a better part of a game. Lesser experienced bowlers will suffer.

I concur on your advice to look at Youtube. I follow Slowinski's suggestions. Duke has a few that I like as well. Even the front page on here has suggestions that are useful.
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What to do? RGR 01/28/20 02:53 PM
Re: What to do? djp1080 01/28/20 05:17 PM
Re: What to do? RGR 01/30/20 04:10 PM
Re: What to do? 82Boat69 01/30/20 06:04 PM
Re: What to do? 82Boat69 01/28/20 07:17 PM
Re: What to do? Dennis Michael 01/31/20 08:55 AM
Re: What to do? Mkirchie 02/01/20 07:45 AM
Re: What to do? Dennis Michael 01/31/20 09:03 AM
Re: What to do? 82Boat69 01/31/20 09:48 AM

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