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#45897 - 12/06/07 08:19 PM in the last 2 weeks
Arthur Offline
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Registered: 11/05/06
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A/S/L: Memphis
I haven't posted in a while, but been trolling around in the background. last Wednesday I picked up the big 4, I cranked up and threw my spare ball at least 30 miles an hour and popped it out the back and hit the other 2. Which I thought was going to be the highlight of my league year. That was until yesterday, I started the first game with the front 5 and then it fell apart on me and i ended with a 189. I was actually pretty distraught after the first game. the 2nd game i started with the front 5 and was like damn not again. on the 6th frame the head pin scouted over and knocked out the 9 pin. I then hit the 7th 8th and 9th strikes. after each i could see more and more people pointing down towards my lanes and a small crowd forming as i was going up for the 10th frame.

I hit the first 2 strikes and go up for my 3rd i was so nervous the only thing i could think about was not throwing up. I went up and threw and hit the last one.

I've played football, baseball, basketball, and bowl anchor on another league. but never in my life have i ever been that nervous. its a real mind job for and i have no idea how i did it,

I have more respect then ever for anybody that has done it, it's a real feat not to leave the 10 pin or 9 pin in 12 balls.

Just in case your curious i struck the next 2 balls in the 3rd game and then left my first 8 pin out of 80 some odd games this year. I also use the track temper throw about 18-20mph with high revs hitting the arrows around the 18 board out to the 3-5.

a 300 and a big 4 pick up in back to back weeks its been a great 2 weeks.

and i basically just had to tell anybody that would listen.

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2007/2008 goals current
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270+game- - - - - 300game (first ever)twice this year now
675+series- - - ---782 first ever 700 series series
190+avg- - -- - -- 185 avg (moving up almost weekly)
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#45899 - 12/06/07 08:56 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Arthur]
Silent Mike Offline
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Big 4 and a 300 in back to back weeks? Talk about setting the bar high for week 3 lol Nice bowling!
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#45900 - 12/06/07 09:13 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Silent Mike]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
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Good rolling and congratulations.
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#45902 - 12/06/07 09:40 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
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A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Congrats, Arthur. A lot of bowlers know the pressure of that last ball. And, some get to feel the excitement of getting them all. You got them both.

You also did something I have never done, throw the ball 30 mph.


Edited by Dennis Michael (12/06/07 09:42 PM)
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#45903 - 12/06/07 10:13 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Dennis Michael]
Mkirchie Offline
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Registered: 01/14/07
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Congrats here too. Closest I came to something remotely close like that was in my league this summer where I shot a 290, then a 300 a month later, then converted the 7-10 the month after that. Can't ever say I had a two week streak like that though!

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#45904 - 12/06/07 10:46 PM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Mkirchie]
silvercoachinhouston Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
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A/S/L: 19/M/Houston, Texas
Congrats!
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#45923 - 12/07/07 09:25 AM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: silvercoachinhouston]
Odyssey912 Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 213
A/S/L: 32/F/Pittsburgh,PA
Congrats Arthur - That's awesome
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#45925 - 12/07/07 09:38 AM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Odyssey912]
Timotheus Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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A/S/L: 25/M/Syracuse, NY
Awesome! Now all you need to do is pick up the 7-10!

I've never picked up the big-4 or the 7-10, though I've come close a bunch.

Huge congrats on your first ever (I assume?) 300 game! I have two (first one when I was 13, second when I was 17) and both times I was shaking so hard I'm amazed I was able to throw the ball, especially with every single person in the alley watching me! Its certainly an experience and its awesome you were able to hold yourself together.
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#45998 - 12/08/07 01:04 AM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Timotheus]
Arthur Offline
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Registered: 11/05/06
Posts: 11
A/S/L: Memphis
The funny part about throwing it 30mph is that my coach told me to do it. I'm 6'4" 300 lbs, so getting up their isnt overly difficult for me. crazy part was the sunday before that wed i left the 7 9 split and he told me with your power if you need to pick it up take your spare ball and chuck it and pray.

the first "impossible"" split i got after that was the big 4 and what do you know.

Even 2 days later i still can barley belive i bowled the 300 I've probably told 100's of people about it now and can hardly believe it my self.


I hope i don't leave the 7-10 this upcomming week but if i get it and pick it up ill probably go buy a lottery ticket
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2007/2008 goals current
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270+game- - - - - 300game (first ever)twice this year now
675+series- - - ---782 first ever 700 series series
190+avg- - -- - -- 185 avg (moving up almost weekly)
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#46000 - 12/08/07 01:58 AM Re: in the last 2 weeks [Re: Arthur]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9808
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Hey man, when I bowled my first 300, I was a teen and no one in my family believed me. A couple of days later, someone else told my Dad, and he came home gleaming. That was a great moment. Gloat, you earned it.

Lottery ticket you say? Play all combinations of 4-6-7-10, 7-9, and 8-10.
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