Hello Bowling Fans. The USBC has the gargantuan task of making our sport credible before the rest of the sporting world as well as creating a true but varied competitive environment in Bowling at every level.
Happily they have listened to the industry and the participants in the sport of bowling on some things. Never the less a solid, workable solution still must be found to the joy of some and the chagrin of others.
Erin is right, there can be no going back. So it is imperative that the USBC proceed thoughtfully and carefully with continued cooperation with the Industry and the Participant atheletes.
Not to dwell on the past. But the past and current practice of "inflating" scores by means of easy lane conditions hurt our sport at every level and has been for years. The effect that these practices has had may be arguable, but one thing is certain, that Bowlings credibility has suffered.
Higher scores achieved by using skill gained by being instructed and the experience of practice and competition as well as the use updated equipment is the norm that is present across every sport.
Bottom line, we must as atheletes and competitors of various levels, continue to make our presence felt by this governing body.
Darrell "D Man"
May all your corner pins fall