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#16873 - 09/29/02 07:16 PM Silde foot sticking?
NoodleArm Offline

Registered: 08/28/02
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A/S/L: 35/m/york, PA USA
Slide foot sticking on the approach? Here's a simple remedy that's free. Turn to the bowling centers ash trays for your fix!
By rubbing ashes on the bottom of your sliding shoe, you will find you no longer stick! IMPORTANT: Do not use baby powder to help you slide! ashes dissapate after you roll, baby powder will stay on the approach for a short time, and could cause injury to other bowlers! If you find this fix isn't working, and others have the same problem, tell your bowling center manager. They will spray down the approaches for you to make them more playable.
If niether of these fix the slide issue, it's time for new shoes!


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#16874 - 09/30/02 06:13 PM Re: Silde foot sticking?
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I'd like to offer another remedy for oil or moisture on shoes...

Of course, first thoroughly wipes down the sole of the shoes. Believe it or not, most lane maintenance technicians, when cleaning the approach, do not wipes the duster under or near the ball returns. Consequently, that area builds up the natural dust that accumulates on the bottom of the shoes. The dust serves as a lubricant for shoes that had moisture and as an abrasive for shoes that contacted the lane conditioner. (From a SERIOUS foul.)

That dust also does not fall under the 'foreign substance on shoes during competition' rule.

Hope this helps,

#16875 - 09/30/02 07:17 PM Re: Silde foot sticking?
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Registered: 02/12/01
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A/S/L: SoCal
One of the most overlooked reasons for sticking is poor timing! Often times bowlers with bad timing blame the approaces for their sticking problems! If you pay attention it is usually the same people that are having trouble with "sticky approaches". If you are the only bowler on your pair having trouble it might be wise to start looking at either yourself or maybe your bowling shoes!


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