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#8996 - 04/22/05 02:51 AM And I'm Back
SDBowler Offline
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Registered: 04/09/05
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A/S/L: 18/Male/Chamberlain, South Dak...
Well,

I have just returned from Nationals down in Baton Rouge. I swear, that was by far the HARDEST shot I've ever thrown at.

The lanes were as oily as can be. While down there I bought a ball...a Hammer (The Big deal)

My other balls weren't coming back to the pocket. They drove right through a pocket alright, the 3-6 pocket.

So I used my Hammer. I started way left and had to swing it right for it to come back in the pocket. I had a bit of success with that.

But hey, the trip in itself was really fun. That was my 1st Nationals so now I know what the feel is like.

I'm headed down to Corpus Christi next year...anyone else going?
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#8997 - 04/22/05 03:25 AM Re: And I'm Back
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PBA Senior Bowler

Registered: 04/19/05
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A/S/L: M 66 Staten Island, NY
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Originally posted by SDBowler:
Well,

I have just returned from Nationals down in Baton Rouge. I swear, that was by far the HARDEST shot I've ever thrown at.

The lanes were as oily as can be. While down there I bought a ball...a Hammer (The Big deal)

My other balls weren't coming back to the pocket. They drove right through a pocket alright, the 3-6 pocket.

So I used my Hammer. I started way left and had to swing it right for it to come back in the pocket. I had a bit of success with that.

But hey, the trip in itself was really fun. That was my 1st Nationals so now I know what the feel is like.

I'm headed down to Corpus Christi next year...anyone else going?
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Hmmm, I bowled in March and it was not by far the hardest shot I've bowled on. sick When I bowled, you need to make shots to score :p
Thats how bowling used to be, you hit your target line, you got strikes, not you hit anywhere within 10 boards of your target and you strike... Anyway, God willing, I'll be in Corpus Christi next year..
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#8998 - 04/22/05 05:15 AM Re: And I'm Back
Jason Fewell Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 156
A/S/L: 32/Male/Mckinney, Tx
Hey, SD, did you slow down? You said you would on the last post...haha. My driller wasn't lying....Flooded...It's good that you had fun, anyway. Maybe I'll see you at Saratoga in C.C. next year. That used to be the house I bowled in when I lived down there. Thanks to wonderful AMF, it's the only house left in Corpus. Anyway, something tells me the shot will be different...............Good luck.
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#8999 - 04/22/05 12:39 PM Re: And I'm Back
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 195
A/S/L: 55/M/Maryland
SDBowler, what were you uning before you baught the new ball. I sounds ot me that you were trying play to far outside. In talking to folks who have been there already (I go 5/26-27), the shot played very similar to thos is past years, inside with a break point of about 10-12. Anything outside of that will not come back. I doubt that I will be taking anything dull with me. I haven't needed them in the past, and I don't think this year will be any different. The most aggressive piece that I'll have with me will be my Rotogrip Retro Ressurection.

As to the "Hardest Shot I;ve ever seen comment", please do't take this personally, but that sounds to me like you've never seen anything other than the typical house shot. I say that because, that's the comment a lot of folks make the first time they are something other than the house wall. The ABC Nationals put a premium on shot making. You must hit you mark consistenty, with the correct ball speed. Do that, and you have a good chance to score well, don't and you won't.

The graph put out by the ABC dons't show me a flooded shot, what it shows me is a shot the has more oil than most bowlers are used to, no dry bumper to bounce the ball off of (i.e. an out of bounds outside of 5). In fact, the graph shows a shot that is very similar to what he ABC has used the lase few years, only slightly different.

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#9000 - 04/22/05 04:25 PM Re: And I'm Back
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Registered: 12/14/04
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A/S/L: 25/M/Dallas Tx
I was able to go in Feb. but was not able to bowl. Now the area in which I live there is not much interest in going so I will have to find a team, (anyone interseted) :rolleyes: but even if i cant I will go just to fave fun and watch.

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#9001 - 04/22/05 04:54 PM Re: And I'm Back
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Registered: 07/30/04
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I thin kwhat you bowled on was basically a "flat" shot, it is tough for league bowlers, but not impossible.

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#9002 - 04/23/05 01:16 AM Re: And I'm Back
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 587
A/S/L: M 66 Staten Island, NY
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Originally posted by JoeXception:
I thin kwhat you bowled on was basically a "flat" shot, it is tough for league bowlers, but not impossible. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Definately easier than some of the regional patterns I've bowled on. You had to throw it good, but if you threw it good, you had some room, throw it bad, and you had nada.
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#9003 - 04/23/05 09:45 PM Re: And I'm Back
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Registered: 10/08/04
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Hey SD Bowler,WELCOME BACK and CONGRATS! I bowled my 1st Nats this year too. The shot was not the easiest but it wasn't the worst shot I've played either. If you could play a tighter line and not swing wide , you were in better shape. I too will be going to Texas next year to bowl. Just the experience of it was enough for me.Work your line,shoot for score but remember to have FUN. That's why you started bowling in the first place! thumbsup

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#9004 - 04/25/05 01:28 PM Re: And I'm Back
Darrell Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 319
A/S/L: 46 Male Michigan
Hello "SDBowler", sounds like you had a great learning experience.
I agree with "Rusty 279", it sounds like you should have played down 5-8 and in. Becuase if you could swing the ball and come back and get it to come back, that would have made for a perfect down and in shot.
I am not trying to second guess you, I was not there. I'm just trying to make sense of the information that is being given. Happy bowling.
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#9005 - 05/03/05 03:45 PM Re: And I'm Back
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PBA Senior Bowler

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 587
A/S/L: M 66 Staten Island, NY
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Originally posted by Darrell:
Hello "SDBowler", sounds like you had a great learning experience.
I agree with "Rusty 279", it sounds like you should have played down 5-8 and in. Becuase if you could swing the ball and come back and get it to come back, that would have made for a perfect down and in shot.
I am not trying to second guess you, I was not there. I'm just trying to make sense of the information that is being given. Happy bowling.
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Darrell, Playing further in, say 18 to 12 afforded the most area. Yes, you could have played 5-8 but if you miss right, its goodbye, seeya. and if you miss in, it was going beak or worst. I had my best look of the tournament going 18 t0 13 with a polished super charge. Not to mention, there was a clearly defined OB.

Regards

Walter
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