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#122911 - 03/20/10 01:25 PM Weird Habit
Dennis Michael Offline
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I have a friend Tom A. He has a most unusual habit. He is a fairly good bowler, and has many awards to his credit. One of his list of awards is series of 300 games over the years. And, he has a habit of retiring the ball he used when he gets his award or ring for that accomplishment.

3 weeks ago, he rolled a 300 in league, and true to his practice, he retired the ball he used. Last week, he showed up with a brand new ball that he just picked up. Before league, he was presented with his 300 ring.

When league started, he removed his new ball from the box, and proceded to roll another 300, using the ball for the first time. He retired that ball after 1 game of use.
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#122915 - 03/20/10 02:05 PM Re: Weird Habit [Re: Dennis Michael]
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So which manufacturer makes the Weird Habit? I haven't heard of it yet.
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#122928 - 03/20/10 03:46 PM Re: Weird Habit [Re: cgeorg]
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Sorry, Ball 1 was a Virtual Energy, and ball 2 was a Mission.
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#122933 - 03/20/10 04:39 PM Re: Weird Habit [Re: Dennis Michael]
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300 out of the box with the Mission? Not bad.

I am a big fan of mine. Got sucked out of bowling head-to-head last night, so I'm still waiting to throw it on something medium-heavy before I review it here.
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#123180 - 03/22/10 06:09 PM Re: Weird Habit [Re: cgeorg]
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So he didn't even finish the set with the Mission?

Will he get another of the same ball or will go buy a completely different ball?

I can kind of see it if you have used the ball a while.. but 1 game..
Does he look for a ball with a similar reaction or does he use balls with different looks..

maybe it is a challenge thing.. ? Wants to see how many different ways he can throw a 300..


Edited by J_w73 (03/22/10 06:10 PM)
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#123181 - 03/22/10 06:12 PM Re: Weird Habit [Re: J_w73]
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He is old school, it was common practice to retire your equipment after rolling 300 in the past. My father still has his Yellow Dot and Purple Angle sitting at home from his 300 games.
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#123320 - 03/23/10 01:53 PM Re: Weird Habit [Re: desertdog71]
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Wow, good for him. Hopefully his 300 with the Mission won him a bunch of brackets or other side bets. Otherwise, that might be the most expensive league game ever bowled nelson.
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#123776 - 03/28/10 06:33 AM Re: Weird Habit [Re: Chubbs]
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That's a little weird, especially the fact that he doesn't finish the set with the ball. Does he store the ball away or sell it?

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#124331 - 04/02/10 11:30 AM Re: Weird Habit [Re: Jay R.]
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He must have a trophy room of some sorts.

My wife after getting her one and only hole in one proceeded to keep using the ball and ended up loosing it. $3 golf ball and $200 bowling ball are two different things though.

At some point you figure the guy would say it's the bowler not the ball and make a trophy out of a cast of his arm.

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#135829 - 09/21/10 08:46 PM Re: Weird Habit [Re: Dennis Michael]
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I can't afford to retire my ball after a 300,...oh wait,..I only have two 300"s. So no worries then... wink
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