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#17485 - 10/11/03 04:58 AM slippery approaches
lazy-lob Offline
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Registered: 05/07/03
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The centre I bowl at cleaned the approaches resently and they were more like an ice rink than a bowling alley.I was told another league refused to bowl on them because they so slippery they consider it dangerous. I was wondering if there's is any thing you can do to get some grip as I found my feet slipping as I walked forward,I roughed up the soles with a wire bush but it did'nt have much effect. I slowed my approach down so I didn't slip but it threw my timing out with the result of 168 high game crying . I haven't got changerble sole on my shoes so thats not an option.Can anyone suggest something begging
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#17486 - 10/11/03 11:58 AM Re: slippery approaches
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You mentioned that you roughed up the sole of your sliding shoe but you did not say in which direction you used the brush. To get the best results you brush in the direction of the slide if you are sticking and in your case when the approaches are slick you brush across the direction of the slide. You may know this already but I just wanted to clarify.
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#17487 - 10/11/03 03:13 PM Re: slippery approaches
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Hi [censored]

I should have said I brush side to side to try and get some grip,but it was still like walking on ice.
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#17489 - 10/31/03 05:30 AM Re: slippery approaches
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Registered: 09/29/03
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A/S/L: 32/M/Lodi, NJ
What if the approach is too sticky?
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#17491 - 10/31/03 08:28 PM Re: slippery approaches
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Registered: 01/31/03
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A word of caution, no foreign substances are allowed on the approaches. The powders will be transfered there from the soles of your shoes. If you are having trouble sliding, a teflon pad can be attatched to the soles of your shoes. The best thing is to have a brush handy, if you don't have the interchangable soles.
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#17492 - 10/31/03 10:20 PM Re: slippery approaches
FuriousSam Offline
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Registered: 09/29/03
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A/S/L: 32/M/Lodi, NJ
Using a brush... Just brush the sole sideways or from the front of the shoe towards the middle?
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#17493 - 11/01/03 03:59 PM Re: slippery approaches
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Registered: 03/04/01
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Originally posted by SamNuni:
Using a brush... Just brush the sole sideways or from the front of the shoe towards the middle? </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">I bet you get a dozen different answers because every bowler is different.

As for me, I use the brush side-to-side to help slow me down, and up-and-down to help slide more. I do have the Linds Exxtras and change the hockey puck thingies as needed, but sometimes I need a little extra help from the brush.
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#17494 - 11/02/03 11:01 AM Re: slippery approaches
Bowlerski Offline
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A/S/L: 40+/Male/Fremont, Michigan
Right on the money Lisa! thumbsup
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#17495 - 11/03/03 06:49 PM Re: slippery approaches
FuriousSam Offline
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ok, thx. I'll give that a try next time I go to a bowling alley with a sticky approach.
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