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#20135 - 04/18/05 10:56 AM Confused - sort of.....
Darryl Gore Offline
League Bowler

Registered: 09/09/04
Posts: 54
A/S/L: 33, M, Brisbane, Australia
Hi All,

Ok, I will try to describe my query / question and confusion, bare with me, as I am not good at this.

If the lanes are dry, your ball can do 2 things, it can either grip early, and thus hook way early, or it can loose its traction, and by the time it reaches the back end, has lost its ability to grip, and hook, thus going straightish on.
Is this correct? If so, how come in one instance it hooks, and in the other it doesn't?

I understand that on a well oiled lane, with no carry down, the ball skids, grips, and hooks... this makes sense.

Also, if dryer, the friction dissapears, not allowing for a distinctive grip and hook reaction.

I am very much a novice, and currently working on numerous parts of my bowling. I have a inconsistent release, but have noticed when i get hardly any hook, and look at the track on my ball, its very faint - no oil, to me it seems that my ball should be gripping and hooking early, going brooklyn - but this doesn't happen.

Could this be that, even though the lanes are dry, the force imparted by me, still keeps the ball on it intended path, and if i bowled slower, it would in fact grip, and hook half way down the lane?

Any help would be appreciated.
Hope this makes sense.
Also, i bowl a Savage Flip, drilled leverage. Most of the time, i get a good slide, then flip and hit.

Where i bowl, the area, not the particular alley, has a reputation for providing dry lanes, but its frustrating as a novice, to one day have great reaction, and the next - nothing? I dont think my release changes.

Thanks for your patience

Darryl

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#20136 - 04/18/05 12:32 PM Re: Confused - sort of.....
Atochabsh Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
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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">If the lanes are dry, your ball can do 2 things, it can either grip early, and thus hook way early, or it can loose its traction, and by the time it reaches the back end, has lost its ability to grip, and hook, thus going straightish on.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Actually the ball never loses traction on dry lanes. What happens is that the ball has so much traction that is "rolls out", or slows down so much that it just can't hook anymore. This is the straightish movement you see.

On dry lanes you need to have a polished reactive ball (not particle) or pearl reactive. You may also get away with some older urethane equipment. But either way, the surface should be polished. And you'll have to keep it polished via your Pro Shop, because continual use on very dry lanes, burns a track in the ball (dull area) sometimes within 3 games. Once that happens then the ball grips too much again and hooks too early and/or rolls out (no power at the pins).

If you can give the ball more side rotation with hand position that will also assist in getting it down the lane longer. i.e. skidding the ball further before it goes into its hook phase. You can also have it drilled to go longer. You may have to learn to play further inside then you are comfortable with.

Erin

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#20137 - 04/18/05 07:38 PM Re: Confused - sort of.....
Darryl Gore Offline
League Bowler

Registered: 09/09/04
Posts: 54
A/S/L: 33, M, Brisbane, Australia
Thanks Erin

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#20138 - 04/19/05 12:03 PM Re: Confused - sort of.....
Darrell Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 319
A/S/L: 46 Male Michigan
Erin, would you write a book? Please?!
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