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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 #31 on: February 11, 2019, 03:44:48 PM »
Bowl two leagues, different places and it's a tale of two houses, see below:

House A: Use a strong ball ie: Motiv Villain, with mild surface 2000grit or so and sometimes ball down to a upper-mid performance pearl with a little surface on it by the end of the night ie: Idol Pearl

House B: Use something shiny and flippy to start ie: Hy-road X at box finish, often balling down to a weaker also shiny piece ie: Motiv Hydra or Roto Grip Hustle Ink.

House A is a very modern, high tech place, Kegel Flex machine, high volume house pattern, typically very high scoring

House B is a recently renovated place that still uses a Phoenix pad machine and while great lane surface, very light on volume, relatively low scoring

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Re: Playing your house Shot
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 06:42:22 AM »
I can carry 2 bowling balls in my Hammer backpack.  One spot is reserved for my spare ball.  So I start with whatever I happened to throw in my bag the night before.