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Author Topic: kegel challenge series pattern - Broadway  (Read 2597 times)

r534me

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kegel challenge series pattern - Broadway
« on: September 13, 2009, 06:46:50 PM »
Has anyone tried it?  If so, how did you play it and with what equipment and layout.  I tried it today on some amf synthetics and it seemed playable outside but I only had a very weakly drilled Twisted Fury and an arcing Shift to use.

 

J_Mac

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Re: kegel challenge series pattern - Broadway
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 05:41:00 AM »
It's a short pattern with a thicker than usual layer of oil.  Similar to Cheetah, but without the 2 dry boards at the gutter.

How to play this pattern will vary greatly on the underlying surface and how worn it is, but usually shorter patterns are best played with a breakpoint near the gutter.  On well worn synthetics, I've been able to find enough friction up the track area (2nd arrow) to play more of a down and in shot with a 2000 abralon 5" pin to PAP Sidewinder.

Your mileage may vary....
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Re: kegel challenge series pattern - Broadway
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 01:47:29 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  The lanes didn't look too worn.  I played outside around 5 with a shift at 1500 and I was able to get to the pocket from the outside but I could not carry.  It wasn't possible to belly the ball moving in just two boards.  Playing 8 or so and the ball would crossover.  I didn't try any deeper except for 15 to 10 and I left the bucket.  I did not have any solids with me at the time(in the shop or not drilled).

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Re: kegel challenge series pattern - Broadway
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 06:01:28 AM »
By the time you can actually see wear on the lanes without a magnifying glass, it's way beyond having any affect on ball reaction.

On short patterns like this you have well over 24 feet of backend to deal with, so you don't have to help the ball hook, it will do that on it's own.
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Re: kegel challenge series pattern - Broadway
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 06:05:45 PM »
When I say they aren't worn I mean the pattern breakdown was very slow and the pattern played as advertised.

I forgot to mention that I am left handed.  As far as I can tell, unless I had some surface, the lane wouldn't help my ball too much.  I played my TF up the eight board and it wouldn't hit the headpin unless I was perfect with my release.  

I'll have some solids to use the next time around.

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Re: kegel challenge series pattern - Broadway
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 03:33:08 AM »
update, I bowled on the pattern on two different pairs and the shot was outside on both. I hurt my wrist about 10 minutes before my squad time (I demo's a hammer ball that was heavier then I am used to and the thumb was way too big and it jacked up my wrist) so I was not able to get inside the ball but I was able to go up the back. At full speed, I could not even get my VG to hit the headpin. Once I slowed down I I was able to use my 5x4 cell straight up the pattern around 7. I went from a 140 to a 240 the next game. I lost all my brackets but I did win the cap pot and tied for the scratch pot. I was second in the cap pot the next squad.

The second pair was way different. I ended my using my t-road pearl OOB with the pin over the bridge. I switched in the middle of the first game after going through the nose with the cell and a 2d. The line was around the 6-7 board. I think I shot a low 600. Not too bad considering I injured my wrist and it was taped up. It hurts a little more today.