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Lane men need info.
« on: July 27, 2003, 06:11:03 AM »
Lanemen, being a ball tech guy I like to know the edge for my customers. what is the difference between Offense, Defense, and the new oil Prodigy what type of surfaces are they good for? Do they breakdown different? At my center it has a bad surface and some oil that I never seen before ( it might be Crisco) with an old oil machine from the mid 80's that they put time cards in to create wall type of shot or it will be a flat shot across inaddition it breaksdown after 1 game of play.Is my center taking care of the lanes correctly?

I would have put this in the Misc forum but everthing gets lost to easy in there.

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michelle

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Re: Lane men need info.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2003, 09:31:50 PM »
You might get the best answers over on the bowltech.com forums- there are lots of lane techs that post over there that don't get seen or heard on this site.  You will be able to get answers that really do take into account your machine and lanes.

A lot of us here will have experiences bowling on each of the Kegel offerings on different surfaces, but it sounds like you are looking for a different sort of perspective.

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Re: Lane men need info.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2003, 06:00:58 AM »
I've bowled on both Defense and Offense, but they were applied with a Sanction oiling machine instead of the old Century 100 style oiling machine (with a wick and cards).  I can tell you that Defense carried down the lane horrendously, and I never liked Offense either.  As for Prodigy, I suspicion that I've been bowling on it during the past couple of weeks (I knew that my house was going to test it out soon), and if the oil has indeed been Prodigy, I don't have anything good to say about it either....of course, there is a chance that I haven't seen Prodigy as of yet too.  The reason that I suspicion that I've been bowling on Prodigy is that my numbers have been off the pace by some 30 pins per game in recent weeks, and I'm not alone in this dilemma.

Two oils that I have grown to like are the Neo Tac "Black Gold" and "Black Gold HV" (high viscosity).  These oils do not carry down at all, and they seem to hold up fairly well to the lineage.  You will see something that appears to be carrydown, but it isn't slick at all and is just one of the additives in the oil.

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Re: Lane men need info.
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2003, 03:00:51 AM »
Hoyo9, the past several weeks, I've been fighting a significant over/under reaction on the lanes....I knew that the owner had a test batch of Prodigy on the way, and I strongly suspect that this over/under reaction that I've been seeing is a result of the Prodigy oil.  I haven't talked to the boss man yet to find out which oil that I've been bowling on for the past couple of weeks, but I do know that it hasn't acted like Black Gold, and the shot has gotten flat out squirrelly on the lanes.  If I have indeed been bowling on Prodigy, I'd have to give it 2 thumbs down.  And, I bowl on synthetics, so Guardian hasn't been part of the equation.

During the past 3 weeks, I never know if a shot is going to turn the corner, or if it is going to run right through the nose.  There seems to be very little difference between a shot not hooking at all, or one ripping the headpin open.  I haven't been alone with the strange reactions, and I've bowled on Black Gold and Black Gold HV enough to know how they transition, but the past 3 weeks have been purely wierd.  If I have been on Prodigy, I don't have anything good to say about it.  And, I'm seeing a significant amount of carrydown in the third game, and this is not a problem with Black Gold oil.