It was the Sunday before Thanksgiving, when while practicing as usual on Sunday morning, I noticed the lane oiler broke down on lane 8. 2 mechanics were working on it on the lanes.
Ever since then, I have been having trouble in league in this house, being stuck in the 590's. I'm having trouble holding a line and leaving tons of back row pins. No atrings of atrikes, just plenty of spares. My average has plumited 12 pins.
Well Friday, while I coach Juniors, I walked down the outside lane and looked at the fresh oil that was just laid. And, there it was, a clear break of oil at 37 feet, and dry on the ouside, past 8. I asked the laneman what happened to our usual 40 foot shot. He finally told me that since the lane machine went down, several oil patterns cannot be run, including the normal shot.
So, there it is. The main reason I have been having trouble. My mormal equipment does not like this, and is not drilled to roll on this.
I have noticed that middle averaged bowlers have been having success, while some higher averaged strokers are having trouble. I believe the shorter parrern is causing just enough disturmance to cause me trouble.
So, I pulled out a couple of older bals, that I have shelved, but should work on this condition. I rolled with them Sunday morn, and did average 218 over 6 games. This is significantly better then I have been doing with my stronger drilled balls with an arc.
So, I guess I move left, and swing the ball in Monday league.
But, a complaint was waged with the house. Why would they keep that a secret?
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