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Bowlers, any bowlers?

Post by Vaquero » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:56 pm

Never been, but...
If I were this would be a fun one.
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Re: Bowlers, any bowlers?

Post by Mistered » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:05 pm

I once bowled three hundred and won.
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Re: Bowlers, any bowlers?

Post by JEBar » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 pm

haven't been in an alley in 50 some years but thinking back, I had some good times bowling in leagues and purely for recreation .... I well remember when the first colored bowling balls came on the scene but all of the ones I've ever owned were black .... my most colorful one had 3 white dots just above the finger holes .... who knows, I might walk into one just to look around and see how times have changed
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Post by Mags » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:46 pm

rarely. when I do it's to be sociable with someone who does.
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Re: Bowlers, any bowlers?

Post by markiver54 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:53 pm

Mistered wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:05 pm
I once bowled three hundred and won.
:lol: :lol: :roll:
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Re: Bowlers, any bowlers?

Post by Vaquero » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:56 pm

Mistered wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:05 pm
I once bowled three hundred and won.
I don't know if that is good or bad, but I have an idea. :lol:

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Re: Bowlers, any bowlers?

Post by Vaquero » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:57 pm

markiver54 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Mistered wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:05 pm
I once bowled three hundred and won.
:lol: :lol: :roll:
Now I know I right Ed. :lol: :lol:

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Post by Mistered » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:59 pm

Kinda like how I golf - when asked I say I play in the 'low 80s'

If it's any warmer than that i don't play!
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Post by Vaquero » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:02 am

Mistered wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:59 pm
Kinda like how I golf - when asked I say I play in the 'low 80s'

If it's any warmer than that i don't play!
Pasture Pool another game I never played, but
man I worked fer a fella for about 10 yrs. he would'a rather played golf than eat. ;)

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Re: Bowlers, any bowlers?

Post by dave77 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:15 am

JEBar wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 pm
haven't been in an alley in 50 some years but thinking back, I had some good times bowling in leagues and purely for recreation .... I well remember when the first colored bowling balls came on the scene but all of the ones I've ever owned were black .... my most colorful one had 3 white dots just above the finger holes .... who knows, I might walk into one just to look around and see how times have changed
Major changes in bowling balls, with the coverstocks and weight blocks in the high end balls a high rev rate bowler can make a ball hook an incredible amount. Although he is exceptional, Jason Belmonte (one of the best pro bowlers has a rev rate of almost 600 rpm) under the right lane conditions he can throw the ball clear across the lane to almost the right gutter and when the ball hits the dry (usually the last 15-25 ft.) his ball will hook back to the pocket.

I wouldn't say league bowlers are any better than they used to be but with the new equipment on a house shot (most people don't realize that due to the way the lanes are oiled a league shot is much easier than a pro tour shot) one league I bowl on has several bowlers with 220+ averages, our best bowler is averaging 233 so far this year.

I'm just mediocre at best, used to be able to average mid 190s, now I'm in the low/mid 180's.

BTW, a drilled high end bowling ball is over $200 and over time they do lose some of their hook. Most of the pros are either getting their balls deeply discounted or free. A good TV tournament bowler will use many balls during a tournament, they're allowed 9 during qualifying and a unlimited number during match play, a top pro will be using all new balls at every tournament.
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