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#199485 - 06/11/18 08:56 AM Re: Summer Leagues 2018 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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Well, this past week, I pulled a muscle in my back early in game 3, and was considering DNFing when my brain said, "Just take shorter steps." So I did and posted a triple that brought the game up from something close to 100 to better but still not good. Before the back issue, I whiffed a 4 pin (of all things) in the 10th of game 1 to lose the game by ONE! UGH!!
OTOH - for the 3 weeks of the "I Want My Momma" pattern I was 2nd in the league and qualify for the step-ladder this coming week. OTOOH - This week, we change to "The Great Depression" pattern... 36' which is MUCH shorter than the 1st 2 patterns. The step-ladder is right after league and will be on the Momma pattern...I will be hauling in a whole barrel-full of equipment for this session. Wish me luck!
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#199486 - 06/11/18 12:51 PM Re: Summer Leagues 2018 thread [Re: 6_ball_man]
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Sounds like you're the man!
Too bad about your back though. Best of luck. Take some Aleve. Hope your back holds up well...

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#199487 - 06/11/18 05:18 PM Re: Summer Leagues 2018 thread [Re: djp1080]
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Originally Posted By: djp1080
Sounds like you're the man!
Too bad about your back though. Best of luck. Take some Aleve. Hope your back holds up well...


wellll....I am only the 2nd man...LoL I could be #1 by the end of the step-ladder.

when I came home, I took a hydro and an advil and went to bed. I had a golf date the next AM, and got up a touch sore, took 2 aleves before golf and never felt even a twinge and my back has been fine since, even through another golf outing (2 aleves beforehand - just in case you understand). The problem isn't spinal. It is the muscle right above the right cheek. I am thinking it is golf related, cuz I just restarted playing after a 20 year layoff.
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#199488 - 06/11/18 07:01 PM Re: Summer Leagues 2018 thread [Re: 6_ball_man]
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Good deal!
I could tell you my golf story, but I'll skip it for now.
I didn't have a good experience on my first outing.
Learned many years later that I should drive with left handed clubs and putt with right handed clubs. End of story.
Guess with your layoff it was a bit of a strain on muscles you haven't used much over the years.
I get a little strain on the muscles or tendons above my knees. Otherwise in pretty good shape at least for bowling.
Take care...

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#199491 - 06/17/18 06:08 AM Re: Summer Leagues 2018 thread [Re: Richie V.]
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soooo....I ended up the 3rd man. I gave a credible showing, starting with the front 4 strikes, but the other had the front 3 and I had 2 washouts and a split down the stretch to let him back in. BOTH washes I missed by exactly ONE board, and on the split I hit my spot and the ball just jumped off the end of the pattern [shrug].

Earlier was our first go on the "Great Depression" pattern, which was MUCH shorter than the 2 previous patterns, so I had to go out to the 5 board or so, but I used pretty aggressive stuff out there. It WAS shorter, but more volume, so I didn't need the less aggressive stuff I hauled in with me. Yesterday I prebowled for this week's session and I was set up at the other end of the house, on a pair that we don't use in league. I played it pretty much in the same spot but with less aggressive-more-medium stuff. I think that the surface on that pair must be more frictiony. I shot about the same number I had on Thursday for series. [shrug again]...I DID have 3 washouts after not having any before, but picked 2 of them. both sets were in the 530 range (on my 150something average)
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