OK...here's my review.
I went to watch the buddies bowl the team event Tuesday night. To a man, they tried playing out with no success. Once they moved in to the 4th arrow, breaking it off about 8 they did better. One of 'em shot 264 the 2nd game.
OTOH - and as a bonus, I got to witness 2 teams sponsored by the shop that does my work that I didn't know were going to be there. THEY did MUCH better. All 10 players were out with VERY dull equipment. One started with the front 7 and his team was the only team in the house over 1000 the first game. A different guy started game 2 with the front 8. They finished up over 3000 and in 9th as of when they finished. Not too shabby.
In short, I STILL do not know where I am going to play...LoL, but I am pretty sure it will be with dull stuff.
In decreasing order of reaction:
Monster Kraken - box 2k dull
Storm Code Red (box finish)
Monster Loch Ness - 4k+polish
Brunswick Gold Rhino Pro (shiny)
Storm IQ Tour30 - 4k dull
Storm Polar Ice - 4k+polish
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