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#73431 - 12/19/08 07:45 PM Re: warm-up time [Re: ijohn83]
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Originally Posted By: ijohn83

I had read somewhere that at tournaments you get 1 ball per person per lane! So 2 balls total.

Most tournaments around here are two balls on each lane. That one bothers me. If you can warm up on another pair before, cool, but some tournaments are booked solid and when you have no warm up and only two shots, that's a recipe for an injury.

We get 15 solid, and most guys only throw a few and my teammates are usually late.
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#73775 - 12/26/08 12:30 PM Re: warm-up time [Re: bluesman_vt_2002]
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10 mins at the league i am currently automatically starts practice and counts down on the display's and shuts the lanes down at the end of practice/warmup. Most people in the league are there to drink/socialize so i can get plenty of warmup

All tournies i have played in were 2/lane...
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#73783 - 12/26/08 03:36 PM Re: warm-up time [Re: eclark53520]
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30 minute warm up times? I'd never get home at a decent hour!

We get 10 mins at both centers I bowl at. The local one you throw 1 shot and the person behind you attempts to cover it and so on. The one I travel to tonight (Fridays) allows you to pick your spares up if you don't strike.

I sometimes like to show up a little early and get 2 games in before league practice even starts. With the wrist injury last year, the broken leg not so long ago and getting back into exercising it loosens me up.
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#77445 - 01/28/09 03:00 AM Re: warm-up time [Re: Tim Gerard]
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We get 10 mins. It's shadow bowling, so no need to wait for pins to be reset. Of course, you can't tell how you are carrying. We bowl 8 to a pair and I'm able to get about 8 shots per lane. Many of the lower average bowlers only throw a couple shots then sit for 8 mins.

Then they wonder why they aren't averaging higher.

#77547 - 01/28/09 02:19 PM Re: warm-up time [Re: wuphat]
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we get 7 minutes with 4 man teams. Its enough for most to get what they want and sit down. I practice the whole time and make sure I roll a few different balls to check and see which is reading the lanes well.
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#77548 - 01/28/09 02:25 PM Re: warm-up time [Re: sk8shorty01]
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12 minutes with squads of 5. Spare ball always first, then benchmark ball and make a switch if conditions warrant (which they usually don't).
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#77589 - 01/28/09 09:56 PM Re: warm-up time [Re: Chubbs]
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we get 15 min but i like to get there early and bowl one maybe 2 games just to work on stuff and get my wrist loose.
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#77798 - 01/30/09 09:32 AM Re: warm-up time [Re: Clyde]
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All leagues get 5 minutes warm-up at the house I bowl in. We've asked for more from time to time but always get stonewalled.
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