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Old 03-15-2019, 05:10 PM
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I have a house near by laying out last years shot on Sunday, so Iíll be prepping my gear with a local trial run and making final adjustments.

Ball is coming off my hand great as of late.

Wednesday was a mediocre 195, 200, 206 for 601, but we won all 4 and retook 1st by 1.5
Thursday was much better with 248, 246, 223 for 717. We won all 7 and widened our lead (it was knock down week) to 8 points.

I stayed and prebowled for next Thursday and shot 246, 247, 194 for 687
My two Wednesday prebowling that I did were 236, 217, 214 for 667 and 182, 257, 173 for 612.

I leave for Vegas next Wednesday and bowl on 3/25-26
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Nice, gl Wannabe!

Let us know what you think of each shot. And what lengths you think they are. Also, what balls you used and what surface. And what you would change if anything after.
Score well!
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:35 PM
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I have a house near by laying out last years shot on Sunday, so I’ll be prepping my gear with a local trial run and making final adjustments.

Ball is coming off my hand great as of late.

Wednesday was a mediocre 195, 200, 206 for 601, but we won all 4 and retook 1st by 1.5
Thursday was much better with 248, 246, 223 for 717. We won all 7 and widened our lead (it was knock down week) to 8 points.

I stayed and prebowled for next Thursday and shot 246, 247, 194 for 687
My two Wednesday prebowling that I did were 236, 217, 214 for 667 and 182, 257, 173 for 612.

I leave for Vegas next Wednesday and bowl on 3/25-26
Get 'em Wanna. Take lots of pics and report back!

Also, can you let me know what the blackjack minimums are and whether the main bar as Busch Lite? Asking for a friend. Srsly.
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Get 'em Wanna. Take lots of pics and report back!

Also, can you let me know what the blackjack minimums are and whether the main bar as Busch Lite? Asking for a friend. Srsly.
Last time at SouthPoint, we found $5 tables of double deck pitch. With 3:2 instead of 6:5. Pretty good games there.

Busch Light lol. Come on man!
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Nice, gl Wannabe!

Let us know what you think of each shot. And what lengths you think they are. Also, what balls you used and what surface. And what you would change if anything after.
Score well!
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Roto Grip No Rules Exist (asymmetrical solid) sanded to 360 - plan to burn in some hold down the 5 board
Roto Grip Halo (asymmetrical solid) sanded to 800
Hammer Rip’d Pearl (asymmetrical pearl) sanded to 2000
Hammer Web (symmetric hybrid) at box 2000

Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold (asymmetrical hybrid) at box 1000
Hammer Purple Urethane (symmetric urethane) sanded to 500

I usually stick to sports bets and video poker, so no clue on the table stakes. I imagine it also varies by day. I think this year I’ll be drinking during nationals, always help calm nerves during tournaments and keeps me slow and focused.

Plan is 40 frame game Friday morning, 10k race Saturday morning, nationals practice Sunday morning followed by bowlers journal tournament shortly thereafter, nationals team on Monday, nationals doubles/singles on Tuesday. Evenings are all about vacation time with the wife.

F my life...Apparently baking all my balls today after recently having them all plugged and drilled caused some to crack, badly. Halo is dead, Rip’d pearl is about to die and Web isn’t far behind.

Off to the shop for 3 replacement balls
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Picked up crux prime, replacement web (pin down this time), and gold jackal
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Arsenal for Vegas
Roto Grip No Rules Exist (asymmetrical solid) sanded to 360 - plan to burn in some hold down the 5 board
Roto Grip Halo (asymmetrical solid) sanded to 800
Hammer Ripíd Pearl (asymmetrical pearl) sanded to 2000
Hammer Web (symmetric hybrid) at box 2000

Hammer Black Widow Black/Gold (asymmetrical hybrid) at box 1000
Hammer Purple Urethane (symmetric urethane) sanded to 500

I usually stick to sports bets and video poker, so no clue on the table stakes. I imagine it also varies by day. I think this year Iíll be drinking during nationals, always help calm nerves during tournaments and keeps me slow and focused.

Plan is 40 frame game Friday morning, 10k race Saturday morning, nationals practice Sunday morning followed by bowlers journal tournament shortly thereafter, nationals team on Monday, nationals doubles/singles on Tuesday. Evenings are all about vacation time with the wife.

F my life...Apparently baking all my balls today after recently having them all plugged and drilled caused some to crack, badly. Halo is dead, Ripíd pearl is about to die and Web isnít far behind.

Off to the shop for 3 replacement balls
1. Do you have info on why to sand and to what refinement?
2. Is drinking allowed on the lanes during playing?
3. Nice excuse to buy new equipment, but RIP.
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1. Do you have info on why to sand and to what refinement?
2. Is drinking allowed on the lanes during playing?
3. Nice excuse to buy new equipment, but RIP.
They have a beer cart that comes around and sells alcohol during competition. There are also water cooler things that you can get water out of as needed on the lanes.

Changing ball surface is essential nowadays. And keeping it fresh and not just lane shine. More surface will typically make the ball slow down by reading the pattern earlier. So the ball will use up more energy and not be so "flippy" downlane. Getting the ball polished will allow you to throw a similar line but in which the ball travels further down the lane before getting into the hook phase. The goal is to store energy and save it for back-end reaction. This works better on house shots or when you need to move in when the heads are gone. And just a reminder that you are not allowed to change surface once play starts.
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Cohete is right on all points

Just to clarify though, adjusting surface at Nationals I think is legal up until the first ball is thrown for score. So you can still adjust during practice. But I’m 100% certain they cover those rules in the squad room.

Since most of my stuff is brand new with less than a game or two on the new stuff, I doubt I’ll be adjusting those
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Shot 636 last night in the form of 179-252-205. Left 3 splits my first game before find a nice line in game 2. Unfortunately in game 2 I came in light to leave a sleeper and completely missed the back pin on the pickup.
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