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tank38

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String Bowling
« on: June 20, 2022, 01:34:17 PM »
We just had a local house install the string bowling machines and I have to say that this was my first time hearing anything about it but, I'm shocked this house would do this. I have never bowled with these machines and I was wondering what your thoughts were or if any of you had bowled on this before?

I'm not sure how I feel about it but it looks weird.

 

Bowl_Freak

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2022, 10:14:43 AM »
Yea i understand but with strings flying all over the deck getting tangled with other strings, pulling down other pins, guess i'll just have to see for myself.

tank38

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2022, 10:16:23 AM »
Definitely with you there.

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2022, 11:44:32 AM »
It would eliminate some messengers the "power" bowlers get that the rest of us rarely see.

The days of the 4 or 7 pin bouncing off the side board and all the way across the lane to take out the ten would be over. Picking up a 4 7 10 or 6 7 10 or big four would no longer be possible either.

Or if these were still possible, the strings would have to be so long that it would have a serious effect on the game.

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avabob

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2022, 01:41:32 PM »
The thing to watch for is how the various pocket hits react.  High flush should be the same.  Watch the 4 pin trip, the half pocket 10, the snow plow 5, and the shaker. Pretty sure some of those hits will yield odd results . 




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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2022, 07:58:57 PM »
Can you make a 7-10 with strings?

avabob

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2022, 09:11:14 PM »
Good question.  They could easily make the strings long enough but who knows.  My guess is yea

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2022, 07:01:11 AM »
The only thing that would make string bowling even better would be to use the original version Twister pins!  >:(

avabob

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2022, 10:43:53 AM »
Nothing more fun than 7-9 on high flush hit with twisters

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2022, 12:10:05 PM »
A question I have...we all currently know what a good/preferred strike looks like when it comes to entry angle, how the pins fall, etc, will there be a different "best way" to strike on strings.  I could see more ball speed having a greater effect with strings flying all over the place, or maybe not.  I would guess what currently carries the best might be a bit different on strings.

bradl

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #55 on: September 20, 2022, 03:51:24 PM »
A question I have...we all currently know what a good/preferred strike looks like when it comes to entry angle, how the pins fall, etc, will there be a different "best way" to strike on strings.  I could see more ball speed having a greater effect with strings flying all over the place, or maybe not.  I would guess what currently carries the best might be a bit different on strings.

It actually wouldn't matter. I mean, if you get in the swish zone, you could have the head pin hit the left side wall, come back off of it, take out the 10 pin, and because of the strings, get yanked back to the left side wall and take out the 7, where otherwise you'd only have a 7 pin to pick up on the second ball.

In short, you'd have a lot of horribly stupid breaks with strings that normally would never physically happen on a lane without them.

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avabob

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Re: String Bowling
« Reply #56 on: September 20, 2022, 08:56:44 PM »
The strings could allow the head pin to become a messenger on the 10 but I don't see any way the string would also yank the head pin back across to take a second pass on the 7.  I do think the swishers are where you could see some odd things
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