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Author Topic: Kegel Boardwalk pattern  (Read 3424 times)

themagician

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Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« on: June 18, 2010, 04:36:40 AM »
So guys, this coming week i'll be bowling on this pattern for league, i've bowled on it once and it was not pretty.

Its a 2.4:1 ratio, 35ft pattern, and it just kills me, the Cheetah tends to open up a bit outside but this pattern doesn't seem to show that to me.

I will be bowling on Anvilane's that are pretty new so there isn't a whole lot of developed friction outside, any tips on how to attack this pattern?
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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 01:08:24 PM »
this wouldn't happen to be @ Alpine, would it...???
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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 01:08:55 PM »
No its not, its in Peru,IL
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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010, 01:13:25 PM »
lol...we''ve got the same Kegel challenge series pattern being used this week, too...!!

The pattern was used in 2000 at the PBA stop in Indianapolis.  That show had McCune, WRW, Kent, Dke and can''t honestly remember who else.  McCune played straight (shocker, I know), WRW played a little belly, and Duke did the same.  Dougie Fresh was money, though, playing WAY left of them with a soft-handed, polished piece that was fun to watch.  He had a great look playing there.  Think Cheetah without the friction outside of three.

For the record, I have NOT bowled on this pattern.  Just trying to game plan the pattern myself based off of very little video evidence or tutorials.  I''ll find out Wednesday and come back here to let you know how I fared.  If you would, please do the same.
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Dan Belcher

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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010, 01:42:14 PM »
Well, if you figure it out, let me know the secret because this pattern absolutely whupped my azz the one time I bowled on it. Dutch 200 the first game, and never broke 200 the rest of the tournament!  It was either the worst or second-worst tournament finish I've ever had.

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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010, 03:04:43 PM »
I most definitely will 230 and Dan. This sunday they are supposedly laying out the pattern and I'm going to try and make it over there and practice on it, only issue is that is with the condition out over a house shot, in league they burn lanes and it always plays different.
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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 03:33:12 PM »
Our league bowls on Heddon lanes which are only a few years old and only three man teams.  The patterns do open up but not nearly as quickly as more seasoned plastic lanes or leagues with more traffic.  I know, DUH!!  But it makes for a LOT of fun versus the THS I''m used to.  After six weeks, I''m around 196 for an average and that''s with three games 154 or less...lol!

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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2010, 07:42:42 PM »
Bowled a couple tournaments on this one, this condition hooks I played this condition like the cheetah ,I used 90 x 5.25 x 70 on an old reaction ricohet polished 4000 degree and keep the gas on it.Played around 13 to 3,4 board, well toughest kegal pattern I have bowled on good luck let us know how you did.

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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 06:22:40 PM »
We had this shot 2 weeks ago I went straight up around 4,5,6, shot ok 224,213,190. Missed some easy spares other wise would have been much better. I play all sport patterns straight I just find the break Point and adjust as the night changes. that Night I moved all of 4 boards. I start the night in practice using the rule of 31 and I find the break point and staring position  that works the best for me. Their are a bunch of articles on how to bowl a sport shot. this I found works the best for me.

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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 02:35:49 PM »
Yeah lane surface dictates a lot as well as the pattern though, biggest thing is needing to have the break point outside.

I only got to roll two games on it so I didn't get a big idea and of course it was over the house shot so it didn't play true but I kept my ball right of the 6 board the whole way I had a chance. The house i'm bowling in has good carry so it helped a lot in getting 9 or more, i'll report in depth after Tuesday night, hoping to shoot respectably.
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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 03:07:11 PM »
The Kegel Sport patterns, unlike the PBA patterns, don't really lack the oil on the 2 boards next to the gutter...

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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2010, 02:24:04 AM »
Have encountered this a couple of times here in Europe...

Right up 3-4 with something that is smooth but has a touch of midlane.

My OOB Clutch and an OOB Creature Pearl really shine on this condition.

That and get more up the back of the ball to control the BP as it does start to fly pretty quickly..

Hope this helps!
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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2010, 09:29:47 AM »
I bowled this pattern at local tournament in October last year  on newer AMF synthetic lanes. The pair we were on the first squad was exceptional slick and  and I had good success using my oob pin up cell playing 6-7 board, and a pin up t-road pearl in a later squad.  I remember going up the back of the ball with medium speed.  I don't remember our team or doubles results but I won or came in second four out of six games high game pots.  

They took the pattern out of play in future tournaments because there were too many complaints. Too many bowlers were used to playing second arrow.  The Middle of the road became the standard after that.

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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2010, 10:10:56 AM »
The "red ball up five" and "watch the breakpoint migrating left quickly" theories should normally be expected.  But these Heddon surfaces are extremely slick and I do not think the BP will be as much of a concern for my scenario as has been stated.  The lanes, in addition to the fact that there's only six on a pair, might create a delay for the lateral transition.
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Re: Kegel Boardwalk pattern
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2010, 12:54:48 PM »
I should have noted that I am left handed and I had very little transtion in the first set.  The second set there was another lefty on the pair and he was using more aggressive equipment than I was and was likely the reason I balled down to a TRP.