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Armourboy

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Losing Energy
« on: July 23, 2013, 09:52:25 PM »
So I was bowling today and the lanes were pretty beat up as in, so dry I could probably walk down them and not get anything on me, kinda dry.

So needless to say I've been working on getting the ball out more ( I have a tendency to pull my shot) which I was doing pretty well at today.

Now here is where the question comes in. I here people always talking about the ball using up all of its energy in the front half of the lane, obviously not hard to understand.

 However, what the heck does it look like when your ball burns it all off in the front? Does it pretty much just die on the vine and have no back end or at least almost no back end, or is it something else?
 

 

J_Mac

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Re: Losing Energy
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 10:26:19 PM »
I don't think there is a single answer for this... what you see is going to heavily rely on the person's release, and what the cover material of the ball and lane surface is.

kidlost2000

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Re: Losing Energy
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 11:31:43 PM »
Think of it this way. The ball skids, then hooks, and then rolls. When there is a lot of dry it speeds this process up creating a longer roll phase. This means less drive and possibly more deflection. The best way to describe it is often called "hook stop" or "hook set" or "rolling out"..
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Armourboy

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Re: Losing Energy
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 02:08:27 AM »
Think of it this way. The ball skids, then hooks, and then rolls. When there is a lot of dry it speeds this process up creating a longer roll phase. This means less drive and possibly more deflection. The best way to describe it is often called "hook stop" or "hook set" or "rolling out"..

Ok thanks, I'm pretty sure thats what was happening to me tonight. Everything looked fine except in my mind I kept saying too myself, " its rolling out ". It would make it to the break, turn, and then had zero drive at all.

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Re: Losing Energy
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 09:01:55 AM »
This is how I see it. On a night when Im doing good, look for a pattern or label on the ball as its driving through the pocket. Especially if you are crushing it and tossing pins around. Now on the nights when you think they are burnt, see if you see that same pattern or the label spinning in the same spot but way too early you know that the ball is moving sooner and rolling out. This is my favorite thing about multi color balls and over the top graphics, it was much harder to see on solid red Primal rage in 1998.

Gizmo823

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Re: Losing Energy
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 09:14:32 AM »
Think of it this way. The ball skids, then hooks, and then rolls. When there is a lot of dry it speeds this process up creating a longer roll phase. This means less drive and possibly more deflection. The best way to describe it is often called "hook stop" or "hook set" or "rolling out"..

Ok thanks, I'm pretty sure thats what was happening to me tonight. Everything looked fine except in my mind I kept saying too myself, " its rolling out ". It would make it to the break, turn, and then had zero drive at all.

Yep, that's pretty much it.
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