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#70546 - 11/12/08 07:36 PM Re: Wood or Synthetic????????? [Re: leftykev]
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Originally Posted By: leftykev
My 10 year absence was the best thing that happened to my game, since I got to relearn bowling on the much heavier oiled synthetic lanes of today, in conjunction with the bowling balls of today, sure make bowling easier.


I think that was the worst thing that happened to me. Because I have 20 years of bowling on wood lanes programmed in my head it has not been easy to adapt.
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#70548 - 11/12/08 08:45 PM Re: Wood or Synthetic????????? [Re: SilentTuba]
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Hey Tuba, I'm a Rutgers graduate too. Lived on Busch all 4 years, my older brother went to Cook. Thanks for putting up the picture, I knew there were lanes under Loree, but I never bowled there. I had heard that they barely maintained the lanes, so many others and I refused to bring good equipment there. I mostly bowled at Carolier when I was at RU.

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#70549 - 11/12/08 10:39 PM Re: Wood or Synthetic????????? [Re: Mkirchie]
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Originally Posted By: Mkirchie
Hey Tuba, I'm a Rutgers graduate too. Lived on Busch all 4 years, my older brother went to Cook. Thanks for putting up the picture, I knew there were lanes under Loree, but I never bowled there. I had heard that they barely maintained the lanes, so many others and I refused to bring good equipment there. I mostly bowled at Carolier when I was at RU.

Mark


Yeah, being a music major, all of my spare time was spent in a small room with a tuba and a metronome. I think I managed to go bowling twice during college...once at Woodbridge Lanes, and once at Carolier. I'd heard the same about the Loree lanes, from people who have bowled there (and been pin setters).

Ah, good old New Brunswick...it might be time to take a trip down there for dinner at Stuff Yer Face on Easton Ave....

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#70552 - 11/12/08 11:57 PM Re: Wood or Synthetic????????? [Re: SilentTuba]
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Wood all the way, baby. Grew up on it, and just generally like it more. I don't like the sound of synthetic when the ball hits, haha. But I practice at a synthetic house as well (only two houses in my city, one's wood, the other synthetic.) so it works out well for me. There's an adult tournament in january that I'll be defending (woot.), 8 games at one house, 8 games at the other house second day. Really is a perfect display of how different they are, people were having problem staying off the face at the wood house, then the second day people couldn't hit the pocket because it was flooded on synthetic. amusing, to say the least.
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#70560 - 11/13/08 08:31 AM Re: Wood or Synthetic????????? [Re: SilentTuba]
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Originally Posted By: SilentTuba
Ah, good old New Brunswick...it might be time to take a trip down there for dinner at Stuff Yer Face on Easton Ave....


I could use a good trip to the grease trucks, I haven't been there in a long time now, they were great after late classes.

I ended up bowling a bit at college, we briefly had a club team at Rutgers, but it fell apart the 3rd year I was there. After that, I just went to practice at Carolier when I had the time. I usually managed about one a week.

Speaking of lane surfaces, when I did bowl at Carolier, before they replaced the wood lanes there with synthetics, they had Guardian on top of the wood. I couldn't stand Guardian, lots of friction when it is worn out, anyone else here have any experience with it?

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