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duvallite

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Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:11:01 AM »
Just curious why there never seems to be any new threads started in the Equipment section anymore, and haven't been for a while now (except one I did).  Did I miss something and is there a boycott  ;), or is it just a busy time for everyone and not much to say?  With leagues starting, I'd think there would be an uptick in posts there.

 

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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2018, 07:51:50 AM »
How many times can you read "rolls great and has good continuation" ..... there is WAY too many new pieces of equipment being issued .... there is NOTHING new.  It's the same stuff over and over with different names and colors.  Some of us have figured that out already.

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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 07:56:27 AM »
Just give me an $85 After Dark Solid and Pearl and we are good to go for league.
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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 11:24:47 AM »
I feel that too many are cut and paste reviews.  And they get really old.  Some reviews are good but  many are the same stuff over and over!

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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2018, 12:48:10 PM »
I'd rather come here and read up on equipment, not FB.

Do you guys think this forum will survive?

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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2018, 01:02:29 PM »
Probably in some form, if the owners of Bowl.com still see value in it.

Facebook is the one I expect to not survive in the long term.
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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2018, 02:17:00 PM »
Facebook isn't going anywhere, the company I work for alone spends 80k a month in Facebook ads and that's nothing compared to a huge corporate giant.

If anything Facebook will lose the Gen-Z generation, as Boomers, GenX'ers and "elder millenials" make up 80% or so of the FB traffic. Instagram is the future of the bowling community.

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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2018, 02:56:17 PM »
Facebook isn't going anywhere, the company I work for alone spends 80k a month in Facebook ads and that's nothing compared to a huge corporate giant.

If anything Facebook will lose the Gen-Z generation, as Boomers, GenX'ers and "elder millenials" make up 80% or so of the FB traffic. Instagram is the future of the bowling community.

It won't go away completely, but it won't be the dominate force it is now. Think MySpace, Yahoo, AOL.com etc., they all were in similar positions at one time.

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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2018, 05:11:52 PM »
Before this site, there was alt.sport.bowling which I just searched for using a newsgroup reader and it is pretty much dead.  Google show this:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/alt.sport.bowling

Which we would go to for Lichsteins' ball guides.

http://www.pipeline.com/~cathyo/Faball_Files/Alt_Sport_Bowling%20FAQ%20-%20Lichstein%27s%20Ball%20Guide%201994.htm

Or other information:

http://members.tripod.com/Tips_4_Tenpin/equipment/Balls/faq_balls.htm

http://members.tripod.com/Tips_4_Tenpin/coaching/Mental_game/technique.htm
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Re: Lack of new posts in the Equipment Boards section
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2018, 05:14:19 PM »
I just found this.  Who remembers the poster NimBill (Bill in New Mexico) from a.s.b.?

http://www.bowling-forum.net/Bowling_Digest_Magazine_208561.html

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