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squirrelywrath1

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Brutally honest comments from Pete Weber on the US Open and USBC
« on: November 05, 2018, 11:34:04 AM »
Whether you agree with him or not, I personally find it refreshing hear candid comments such as this.    At 17:38 or so, he even takes a shot at another star player.   Watch, listen, and discuss please.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u34xgjCYMTk

 

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Re: Brutally honest comments from Pete Weber on the US Open and USBC
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2018, 10:41:23 AM »
Everyone has an opinion on what is "ruining" bowling (two-handers, equipment, etc) So I am only going to comment on Pete's rant. That's what it was, a rant, a tantrum, frustration from a guy with some medical problems, which all of us over 50 get when we age.  I need more practice than the younger guys too, so I stretch more and swing the ball back in forth and warm up before the competition.  I get my fat-ass in the gym every once in a while.  How often does a 50+ person dominate in any other sport on the planet? Stop bitchin' about the guy in the crowd who moved, or not getting enough practice it tarnishes your great career. Be a damn ambassador for the sport that made you a living because it doesn't owe you one.

avabob

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Re: Brutally honest comments from Pete Weber on the US Open and USBC
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2018, 12:03:12 PM »
In addition to the age issue, which as a 70 year old, I totally understand, there is another factor in bowling.  It is the only sport I know where the playing environment dictates what is successful style to such a large degree.  This changing environment can lead to a very sour grapes attitude towards victims of the change.  I speak from experience.  The 80s were a nightmare for my game as I was unable and/ or unwilling to make the changes necessary to adapt to the short oil environment.   After most local tournanents I would be sitting in the bar bemoaning the state of the game. 

tburky

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Re: Brutally honest comments from Pete Weber on the US Open and USBC
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2018, 03:55:17 PM »
I listened to what Pete said on flobowling. What I think is a superstar that canít perform because of injury. In addition how the usbc set up the bowlers practice time is nkot enough to loosen up. As for the 2 handed comment it was Pete joking and if you listen to it...itís no more than that. The same way when Barnes took 3 off the corner. The announcers solicited Petes comments and he was being honest. Part of USBCís issues is that lane conditions should be playable by all styles and not certain styles dominate. This goes for the nationals too.
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avabob

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Re: Brutally honest comments from Pete Weber on the US Open and USBC
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2018, 05:34:54 PM »
I agree on lane conditions, but the high friction modern balls over power lsne patterns, quickly taking away sny parity in terms of playability.  The ironic thing is that the high rev guys using aggressive balls blow up the patterns for themselves almost as badly as for more traditional styles