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carlos

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Maintaining Consistency in League
« on: November 29, 2019, 10:49:06 PM »
If you average 228 the first game of league and 210 in games 2 &  3 what can be done to maintain the 228 for 3 games ? Is this common for most ? I'm curious what others are averaging each game. Thanks

 

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Re: Maintaining Consistency in League
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 06:33:28 AM »
Be proactive to transition instead of reactive.  Good bowlers don't wait until they miss to move. 

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Re: Maintaining Consistency in League
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 06:52:47 PM »
2 leagues so far this season

monday sctatch 1=215  2=228  3=215    36games

tuesday travel   1=214  2=216  3= 210    33games

for the most part same ball all three games, just moving inside as lanes break down

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Re: Maintaining Consistency in League
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 04:51:15 AM »
 
Currently I'm anything but consistent, but looking back over the years of trial and error my best advice is to not be hesitant to ball up and move inward rather than ball down too many times and trying to stay in the same area of lane too long.

Once the starting area gets "torched" virtually any (resin) ball is going to surprise you at how much it moves.  I see bowlers trying to throw it faster than they really can with any consistency because they're afraid they'll miss the head pin altogether and be embarrassed. 

If your typical house shot becomes over/under then just tell yourself to make the "big" move inward with the stronger ball that handles oil better and blends the pattern out more (front to back AND side to side).  As you move inward mentally draw a straight line to your breakpoint down lane and hit that spot instead of looking at a target at the arrows and creating too steep of a launch angle and possibly losing a few to the gutter.

With a little practice your confidence will grow, and you'll become that versatile guy you have always envied.  Your drive home will also be more peaceful because you won't have to think of all the reasons your scores went from Heaven to comparative Hell.  I bowl a second shift league on Tuesdays and after all these years I have come to learn this principle more times than I will admit to.  Hope this helps someone to improve their scores, too.

Lane Carter
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Re: Maintaining Consistency in League
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 01:25:16 PM »
Very good advice.   Whether you are bowling on a house shot, or sport patterns,  transitions are the most difficult thing to navigate.  Even bowlers who have the ability to move often wait too long.  What happens is that if you are throwing the ball really well and striking, your first miss is probably  the result of a slightly errant shot.  Rather than moving the bowler assumes a better thrown ball will bring him back to the pocket.   The result can be a couple more bad shots as you try to over power the pattern that has transitioned.

carlos

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Re: Maintaining Consistency in League
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 04:16:04 PM »
Thanks for the help with this issue. My coach informed me on some issues he noticed while we practiced. One main issue was coming around the side ball versus up the back and committing 100% on every shot. Challenging myself on how bad I  want it. Sometimes working 10 hours a day its easy to and comfortable to come around the side of the ball. I'll see how I do with this week since I had a set of eyes watching me in practice. Looking at last years numbers in a different house my numbers were 219, 224, 220 across 3 games. My goal is to be as good in the first game (228) this year  and hopefully doing better the the last 2 games.

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Re: Maintaining Consistency in League
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 12:16:11 PM »
Something that I do; is look at what the other team is throwing.  From week to week you and your teammates will use the same couple balls starting out.  But the other team changes every week.  If one week the other team has some lower end shiny equipment; you could possibly stay in the same area of the lane for a longer period of time.  Contrary, if they have some duller surfaced balls to start; the area of the lane they are targeting is going to burn up quicker.  So you will have to adjust your target quicker. 

EX: If you start around 10-12 boards at the arrows and you are bowling against a team using lower end stuff, you may be able to stay in that area for the first game and maybe even into most of the second game.  However; if the other team in using higher end stuff and playing the same area as you, you might be lucky to get through the first game before moving in which you would move in to the 13-15 area at the arrows. 

With my rev rate; I always start with a Deep Freeze playing around second arrow.  There have been nights where I am still using the Deep Freeze third game and only moved in to 13-15 at the arrows and other nights where I have to abandon the D.F. and go to something stronger and more angular and target in the 18-22 area at the arrows. 

So pay attention every week to what the other team is doing.  Are they mostly higher rev guys or lower rev and what types of equipment are they using?  Hope this helps.
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