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carlos

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Playing your house Shot
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:06:01 PM »
 Just curious do most of you generally start out with a solid ball first and then move on to a pearl or hybrid next ? Or do you just go with what's striking in shadow ball ? I tried what was striking in practice which was a pearl. Went 248 first game Curux Pearl. Second game it was 5 ten pins and strikes mixed in. Ball looked great hitting the pocket made small adjustments but just could not carry. Wondering if I took the wrong approach. Finished the night with 663 but I was frustrated.

 

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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2019, 06:52:43 PM »
What's with higher average folks throwing lasers from 1st arrow anyway? Maybe I should join them instead of messing around trying to hit an area the size of a flea near 4th arrow with my Web Tour  :P Going back to the Triton is better around 2nd.

But what strikes in shadow is I slow roll my Blue Dot up 1st arrow just to get loosened up   ;D



99% of house shots have the friction and most traffic right of 10, so play where the pattern lets you.
Boy does this one ever have friction right of 10. After Dark Pearl or Tundra might have been what I should have bought after all.
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 05:22:50 PM »
Most of the time I am starting with my Hyroad X  - or my Winner - then switch accordingly if I have to. It depends if I can play straighter or if I have to get deep?
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 08:09:19 PM »
Play as far right with as much surface as I can. I avoid fast response balls as long as possible.
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2019, 09:08:38 PM »
Play as far right with as much surface as I can. I avoid fast response balls as long as possible.

Just curious to avoid over/under?
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2019, 09:29:45 PM »
I am so trapped whenever I try to hook it on a house shot. If I keep it in front of me, I have a chance of scoring. No Rules Pearl, Torrent, Match Up Black, and IQ Tour are what I've been using. I really want an After Dark Pearl to camp right all night.
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2019, 10:23:12 PM »
I am so trapped whenever I try to hook it on a house shot. If I keep it in front of me, I have a chance of scoring. No Rules Pearl, Torrent, Match Up Black, and IQ Tour are what I've been using. I really want an After Dark Pearl to camp right all night.

Might think about a Purple Hammer as well.  Good ball for camping out on the right and keeping your angles in front of you.
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2019, 11:08:45 PM »
I am so trapped whenever I try to hook it on a house shot. If I keep it in front of me, I have a chance of scoring. No Rules Pearl, Torrent, Match Up Black, and IQ Tour are what I've been using. I really want an After Dark Pearl to camp right all night.

Do it brother. Iíve been raking with it in league. Iíve never had to adjust more than a board or two a night

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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 08:07:52 AM »
Watch or have someone watch where the ball is existing the pindeck. If it continuing through to the 8, ball down a touch. If itís deflecting and exiting through the 9, ball up a touch.

Or watch the 10 pin at least. Is it a ringing 10, or flat. Adjust off that.

Sounds like youíre controlling the pocket. Itís always hard to give that up looking for carry.

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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 09:01:16 AM »
I am so trapped whenever I try to hook it on a house shot. If I keep it in front of me, I have a chance of scoring. No Rules Pearl, Torrent, Match Up Black, and IQ Tour are what I've been using. I really want an After Dark Pearl to camp right all night.

Might think about a Purple Hammer as well.  Good ball for camping out on the right and keeping your angles in front of you.
I have one, but don't want people to attack me for throwing urethane.
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2019, 10:30:15 AM »
There are 2 houses in the town I live in. One of them is nice synthetic, but super wet dry. I can't play the friction because it's too dry, can't play the puddle because it's too wet, so I have to really go around the pattern. I like my On with surface, then ball down to a Drift. Lots of flare, lots of torque.

Now, in house 2, the torquey stuff doesn't work. I can keep my angles a little more closed, so I can use an X or Booyah. When I step left, then I break out a polished Black Ops.

Doom...
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2019, 10:47:30 AM »
There are 2 houses in the town I live in. One of them is nice synthetic, but super wet dry. I can't play the friction because it's too dry, can't play the puddle because it's too wet, so I have to really go around the pattern. I like my On with surface, then ball down to a Drift. Lots of flare, lots of torque.

Now, in house 2, the torquey stuff doesn't work. I can keep my angles a little more closed, so I can use an X or Booyah. When I step left, then I break out a polished Black Ops.

Doom...

What???
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2019, 11:12:49 AM »
There are 2 houses in the town I live in. One of them is nice synthetic, but super wet dry. I can't play the friction because it's too dry, can't play the puddle because it's too wet, so I have to really go around the pattern. I like my On with surface, then ball down to a Drift. Lots of flare, lots of torque.

Now, in house 2, the torquey stuff doesn't work. I can keep my angles a little more closed, so I can use an X or Booyah. When I step left, then I break out a polished Black Ops.

Doom...

What???

Nothing nothing...just not the words that come to mind for me when I think of the Drift  ;)
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2019, 11:34:44 AM »
There are 2 houses in the town I live in. One of them is nice synthetic, but super wet dry. I can't play the friction because it's too dry, can't play the puddle because it's too wet, so I have to really go around the pattern. I like my On with surface, then ball down to a Drift. Lots of flare, lots of torque.

Now, in house 2, the torquey stuff doesn't work. I can keep my angles a little more closed, so I can use an X or Booyah. When I step left, then I break out a polished Black Ops.

Doom...

What???

Nothing nothing...just not the words that come to mind for me when I think of the Drift  ;)

Dude, mine is 5*40 and it's HUGE. Cover makes it a bit squirty OOB, but I easily get 5 inches of flare and when it goes, it GOES.
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2019, 11:42:58 AM »
There are 2 houses in the town I live in. One of them is nice synthetic, but super wet dry. I can't play the friction because it's too dry, can't play the puddle because it's too wet, so I have to really go around the pattern. I like my On with surface, then ball down to a Drift. Lots of flare, lots of torque.

Now, in house 2, the torquey stuff doesn't work. I can keep my angles a little more closed, so I can use an X or Booyah. When I step left, then I break out a polished Black Ops.

Doom...

What???

Nothing nothing...just not the words that come to mind for me when I think of the Drift  ;)

Dude, mine is 5*40 and it's HUGE. Cover makes it a bit squirty OOB, but I easily get 5 inches of flare and when it goes, it GOES.

That fair. The few I watched in person were out of box finish and seemed to wiggle a lot down lane or roll a bit smooth and even giving a lack luster finish. May just have been the conditions and bowlers I was watching.
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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2019, 12:55:28 PM »
Lane surface, and buff length are the biggest factors  in how I play a house shot.  Except for urethane most balls will not allow me to use the hold area when I play out.  One exception is the after dark solid.   However one place I play on 20 year old anvil lane is so tracked that I have to move in and go to stronger stuff really quick.  Carry is an isdue then, but that is the only way to stay in the pocket