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Gutterduster

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When I left I was using mild reactives with old school coverstacks (Mainly PK18) and was still hooking them off the lanes.

How are lane conditions now for a high tracking medium rev rate cracker? What’s a good ball choice for today’s conditions?

 

bowler100

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Re: Returning to lanes after 12 yrs. What are lane conditions like?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 09:08:00 PM »
It is hard to say. It depends on if you are strictly a league bowler or if you bowl a lot of scratch tournaments. A lot of houses are still have high friction lane surfaces and/or lower volume house patterns. On those type of conditions, your older reactive covers will do just fine. If you are bowling on today's sport patterns or certain houses with a slicker house shot, you absolutely would need a stronger cover than PK 18.

avabob

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Re: Returning to lanes after 12 yrs. What are lane conditions like?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 10:57:14 PM »
Not much has really changed.  House shots can be played multiple ways depending on your style. 

Jesse James

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Re: Returning to lanes after 12 yrs. What are lane conditions like?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2020, 11:32:47 PM »
Not much has really changed.  House shots can be played multiple ways depending on your style.

I agree with Avabob! They have not reinvented the wheel! Whenever I break out some of my older PK18 equipment, I am only able to use it for a game or so! It is still plenty strong for whatever you want to use it on, so have at it!
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