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bowler851

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Lefty here, and I'm so confused when I see all these dull hook monsters on the rack on league night, makes it easy to find my polished Pearl. Then hear all the right handers bitch about me, saying u have no one on your side, your shot dosn' t change ECT. Well if u right handers were not throwing sponges the first game u might have oil the second game.lol

 

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This guy rags on people who use surface.....if you bowl on anything cliffed and majority of House shots are, you need surface. Not for hook, rather to get the ball to slow down. I laugh at the people using box shine on house, these are the same donkeys complaining about “over/under”.
Did U read original post, use all the surface u want, use up the lane oil in one game, I don't care, but don't bitch then when I beat u every night
No, we are right handed. We can't read and complain every week.

bowler851

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This guy rags on people who use surface.....if you bowl on anything cliffed and majority of House shots are, you need surface. Not for hook, rather to get the ball to slow down. I laugh at the people using box shine on house, these are the same donkeys complaining about “over/under”.
Did U read original post, use all the surface u want, use up the lane oil in one game, I don't care, but don't bitch then when I beat u every night
No, we are right handed. We can't read and complain every week.
that is obvious

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Here's what were saying:  Put 9 lefties on your line with your pearl floated into the buff out and by the end of the first game you'll be going washout/split, washout/split.  The second game you'll have to move inside of second arrow with your pearl 'cuz that's all you brought and you'll go ten pin/7-10, ten pin/7-9.  The next week you'll show up with a dull oiler rolling it end over end keeping it inside of the 10 board 'cuz you'll get tired of averaging 185.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 03:19:19 PM by tgknukem »

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Here's what were saying:  Put 9 lefties on your line with your pearl floated into the buff out and by the end of the first game you'll be going washout/split, washout/split.  The second game you'll have to move inside of second arrow with your pearl 'cuz that's all you brought and you'll go ten pin/7-10, ten pin/7-9.  The next week you'll show up with a dull oiler rolling it end over end keeping it inside of the 10 board 'cuz you'll get tired of averaging 185.

 
There isn't just one right answer. There is no such thing as a common THS. The surfaces we play on can be vastly different. We have different rev rates and styles. 
 
However, on most THS shots, there is an oil line that defines the wet/dry. If you learn to play directly inside that line, regardless of where it is, you can effectively play straighter with a weaker ball than using a dull oiler, where you're gradually forced to the extreme left, and have to cover a lot of boards.
 
However, sometimes aggressive balls with a surface is the answer. That's why it's always a good idea to bring at least one ball at each of the two extremes.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 03:34:00 PM by Steven »

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Good pointers on here but the OP proves plenty of left handed trolls as well.  You win all the trophies and I am so proud of you.  You are so wise.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 04:56:29 PM by HackJandy »
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I might just say "**** it and throw a 360 grit Alpha Crux tonight....."  :P  :P
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Personal experience only... I'm righty.  Bowl on 5 man team, on higher friction surfaces with a medium volume easy house shot.  I average around 215.   My league has maybe 10 lefties out of 90 bowlers.  That's about 1.1 per pair on average.  On weeks when I am travelling for work, the league allows me to prebowl, usually on Sunday mornings.  I call ahead to notify and they put down a fresh shot for me.  When I bowl alone on a fresh pair (granted this is on 18 games), I'm averaging 233.  Why?  Well, over the course of 3 games when I bowl by myself, I generally have to move 2 to 3 boards left over 3 games.  I'm not changing angles, not changing breakpoint...if I miss the pocket, I just threw an awful shot.  That's the truth.  If spare shooting was a little better I'd average 250+.
On a regular league night with 9 righties on the pair, I generally adjust 3/2 between frames 1 and 4, another 3/2  through game 1.  In game 2 when transition really hits, I generally jump another board left every other frame through the end of the game.  Usually, I have changed angles.so much that either I need to be very accurate with shots OR, it's 10 pin, 2-8-10, or 4 pin.  Ball change and who knows what happens.  By game 3, I'm usually 15 to 20 boards left, playing a completely different part of the lane, fighting over reaction.  The lone lefty is still playing up 10, wiping oil rings off his ball each frame.

There is a clear advantage, just from the traffic point of view.  Also, related to traffic is lane surface.  Pristine lane surface gives better, more consistent reaction. 

Argue what you like... Don't know how to play the lanes, whatever.  When you can stand in the same spot and throw in the same zone, over the course of the night, you are at a clear advantage.

My dream is to one night show up and find out that there are 9 lefties on my pair 😀.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 09:01:46 AM by Strapper_Squared »
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This guy rags on people who use surface.....if you bowl on anything cliffed and majority of House shots are, you need surface. Not for hook, rather to get the ball to slow down. I laugh at the people using box shine on house, these are the same donkeys complaining about “over/under”.

I agree with this. Lately, our house shot was playing so less surface was working good enough. Then this week we have been getting a lot of over/under. Last night I decided to throw my hot cell. Hit it by hand before league with 500 and a light 2000. Ended up controlling the over/under quite well. In fact, I shot my first 300/800.

Came very close a week ago Monday with 299/798 with my Trick (again with surface) after starting the night with the Fused. Who knows what I would have shot if I had used the Trick all night. Didn't switch until the 8th of the first game after missing a spare. Then went 26 of 28 for 286, 299.

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Personal experience only... I'm righty.  Bowl on 5 man team, on higher friction surfaces with a medium volume easy house shot.  I average around 215.   My league has maybe 10 lefties out of 90 bowlers.  That's about 1.1 per pair on average.  On weeks when I am travelling for work, the league allows me to prebowl, usually on Sunday mornings.  I call ahead to notify and they put down a fresh shot for me.  When I bowl alone on a fresh pair (granted this is on 18 games), I'm averaging 233.

When I bowl alone, I average higher too.  It's not just about same-side traffic and adjustments.  When bowling alone, the rhythm and cadence of throwing shots is better - there are less distractions.

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^^^. Agree with that as well.  Faster pace - easier to get into a rhythm.
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This guy rags on people who use surface.....if you bowl on anything cliffed and majority of House shots are, you need surface. Not for hook, rather to get the ball to slow down. I laugh at the people using box shine on house, these are the same donkeys complaining about “over/under”.

I agree with this. Lately, our house shot was playing so less surface was working good enough. Then this week we have been getting a lot of over/under. Last night I decided to throw my hot cell. Hit it by hand before league with 500 and a light 2000. Ended up controlling the over/under quite well. In fact, I shot my first 300/800.

Came very close a week ago Monday with 299/798 with my Trick (again with surface) after starting the night with the Fused. Who knows what I would have shot if I had used the Trick all night. Didn't switch until the 8th of the first game after missing a spare. Then went 26 of 28 for 286, 299.

Wow 300 with urethane, solid.  Gratz.
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