I agree completely. ya still gotta throw it! and thats where talent and skill comes in. I personally fear using those $200 "perfect game balls" (as broncobilly calls them) because ...well frankly i'd have an all gutter game... (he maybe thats something to shoot for). I've developped so much rev in my release that i make a "low-hooking" Brunsick groove miss everything when lane conditions are light oil...i actually bought it for heavy oil we were facing in our league and then they changed to light oil when they got a new manager... I can actually take a plastic balla nd throw itstraight down at the first arrow next to the right gutter and have it find the pocket...
I think in this case the bowler is too much for the equipement... and sadly my scores show it...i only have 1 300 to my 3 yrs of bowling but at this house my average is only about 130-140... this is my only sanctioned league i bowl in. sadly they call it a "fun"league but its nothing like that. people there are too serious about every little thing and they are clearly there for the win and the prize money. I'm actually finding that I do better in non-sanctioned tournaments and leagues.. not because they are "easier". In fact i think the conditions in those leagues are harder... They just happen to be more fun... People there arent acting like the things between there legs... they arent there for the wins or the prizes... they are there for the friendships, the happy and fun atmosphere, and the excitement of having a good time. When the people around me are having a good time I do to and my bowling reflect that. when they are being too serious and arent having fun...i'm not having fun and my bowling reflects that. Some of my best games, series, and achievements come from non-sanctioned events including my 300...you know what... i dont care as long as i'm having fun. and thats what bowling is suppost to be about... having fun.
I wasnt going to say anything before but i think i should. I was personally offended by bronco's comments. I felt his comments about the type of people bowling was insulting. I'm 6'4 and well over 300 (closer to 370 actually) lbs. However i do not drink or smoke. I bowl because i love to. In fact i run a bowling alley at the local college. I think bama said it best when he said that the best thing about bowling is that everyone can join in. where as bronco makes it sound like it should be a sport in which only the most fit atheltes should be envolved in.
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Originally posted by Bama Slamma:
I know this is probably gonna open up a huge can of worms, but what exactly is the problem with "high scores?" How exactly have they "hurt the credibility" of our sport? Shouldn't we be able to roll a high game and get a "congratulations" instead of "the lane condition was too easy." Even if the lane condition is "easy," it still takes skill to get the ball to the pocket. What exactly is the target level for score lowering? Do we want to get it to the point of professionals rolling 140 games on TV? The "house bowlers" that average 200+ on a house shot don't often make it on the PBA because the lane conditions are a lot tougher and the pressure is a lot higher. As of now I average about 155-160 on house conditions with today's reactive resin and particle equipment. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">
funk strikes... I wanna convert more splits