Thank you so much for all of your replies. I haver struggled with sticking on some approaches. Some are worse than others. I have noticed though, after a few slides, it gets better, most of the time. I have bowled three solid games and never slid, not once. That was horrible. And it messed up my games at other houses for about a week. I had to relearn how to slide. I heard that the approaches in Alexandria, LA., that I will be bowling ABC State, in a couple of weeks, are really bad. I am trying to mentally get ready for it. I find that there is a film on the approaches that causes me to stick. I have to go up there and clean them. I may bring extra clean towels to wipes
them clean. I'm just not looking forward to fighting the approaches.
As far as the lanes, I think, one house that I bowl at, has synthetic at the first half of the lanes and wood the second half. I'll have to check on that, to make sure I understand what they said. Is there a synthetic substance that they put on wood lanes?
I really need to learn more about the lanes and approaches, along with different oil patterns. I think it would improve my game.
Thanks again for all of the replies to my questions. Even though I have bowled for years, I still learn something new all the time.