That was exactly what I was thinking. It was difficult to "hit them light and watch them fight" to carry. The ball had to be in the pocket with good roll to carry. Wall shot tens or trip fours were rare. In essence, you got what you deserved. The only thing I can not speak to is how they would react to THS. The sport pattern alone was fairly difficult and can be an equalizer even with the modern pins. I just think you will get what you deserve with the mag pins.
Sukie That may be him but I am not sure. I am horrible with names but could pick him out of a crowd. I have only seen him twice, once here and once at a tourney in Soiux Falls. He is a bigger guy and rather unexcitable. It was a pleasure to cross with him.
I do agree with you, times change and technology marches on. The pins just did not fly like the modern pins and those that tried to hit the pocket light shot tens or 2 8 10's all day. Messengers were unheard of. On a shot like what we were on, many would have picked up the speed and tried to get pins going side to side to carry but with the pins being dead, it just would not happen. Ball speed did not seem to matter, but the angle and roll you had mattered much more.
Actually, I will bowl in any environment placed before me. High scoring or grind out, everyone is bowling on the same condition.
If mag pins were adopted, I do not know how or if it would change the game but any change has its unintended consequences that remain unforeseen until they happen. My initial feeling is that you would get what you deserve according to execution.