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avabob

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You know you are old
« on: November 13, 2023, 09:29:37 PM »
When you remember resin being the "cheater" ball

 

MI 2 AZ

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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2023, 10:46:00 PM »
I thought the 'cheater' balls were the ones out of the buckets of MEK or Acetone?  Or was it the one ones with the nut shell particles?
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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2023, 12:49:44 AM »
The first sticky resin balls ( excalibers) were referred to as cheater balls by a lot of power players who resented strokers for suddenly carrying enough to compete.  Also a lot of the tour guys struggled with resin until they figured out how to get deep and loft the gutter caps.

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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2023, 01:33:07 AM »
“You know you’re old when”

You look at the monitor after you’ve thrown the ball with everything you’ve got and it reads 13mph.
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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2023, 08:06:04 AM »
Wonder if bowlers complained about finger tip bowlers back in the day like todays bowlers complain about two handed bowlers...
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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2023, 10:17:02 AM »
Good question.  A little before me.  Going back even further when they went from 2 holes to 3.

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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2023, 11:37:15 AM »
Only 2-hole ball I remember seeing being used was about 1969-70, when Eddie Lubanski was open bowling in the center I was working in and he left his ball behind maybe out of frustration?  We examined and tested the ball because we had never seen a 2-hole ball before.  Mr Lubanski eventually came back for the ball which we had put behind the counter.
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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2023, 03:51:09 PM »
Lubanski was the last of the 2 hole players.  Old Championship Bowling from 1954 shows both Ned Day and Steve Nagy throwing 2 hole finger tip. 

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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2023, 08:09:42 AM »
I miss the manual tele-scores. I don't miss the smoke rolling up in my face while keeping score.

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I miss taking one ball to league and adjusting to what was there.


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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2023, 11:26:53 AM »
You know you're old when you get to league and just want to bowl and get out as quickly as possible. No time for all of the drama and BS that seems to be happening more and more. It's bowling, not a soap opera! Save the drama for after bowling or on your own time.

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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2023, 11:28:08 AM »
I miss the manual tele-scores. I don't miss the smoke rolling up in my face while keeping score.

The above ground ball returns.

I miss taking one ball to league and adjusting to what was there.

You can still take one ball to league and adjust. There are no rules against it
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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2023, 12:15:17 PM »
You know you're old when you get to league and just want to bowl and get out as quickly as possible.

Yeah, that's me.
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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2023, 06:08:53 PM »

You know you're old when all the elite bowlers were wearing Linds Classics.

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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2023, 11:01:27 PM »
“When 300 rings were still real gold with real diamonds in them”

“When NOBODY had ever shot a 900”

“When the best Brunswick ball was a Mineralite”

“When shellac was still the lane surface of choice”

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Re: You know you are old
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2023, 12:56:13 AM »


“You remember who Count Gengler was”

More like you know you are ancient if you knew him.
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