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Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« on: December 04, 2019, 10:28:47 AM »
A reworded reference of a great Bob Seger song.  ;D


I tend to get caught up in every new ball just like everyone else. The NEXT ball will be the best-est ever and will solve all my shortcomings, even spare shooting. And sometimes it seems to do just that, albeit briefly.


I bowl in a Scratch Draft league on Tuesday nights locally. It's a high skill level league with the better bowlers in town and pretty much cut throat with significant money on the line. It's not a house shot and not a true sport shot either. The first quarter we bowled on the PBA50 Mark Roth pattern. This quarter, I didn't even ask as it doesn't really matter.


I have kinda shuffled along so far averaging in the low 200's in this league and tried various balls, always looking for the next great solution in a shiny new box.


As I was getting ready for league last night, I decided to toss my Golden Jackal into the bag. I have been using the Forge Fire and Venom Cobra and little else, but for some reason it caught my eye. I have had a few decent 700 + series and a high game of 277 to date.


Tried the Golden Jackal in shadow just to see what it would do...


Results of the night; 247-268-300 for an 815 series. High game and series for the league so far this season.


Sometimes you already have a solution(or just throw the ball better on that night).  ???
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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 10:57:25 AM »

815 is a huge night!  Congrats!

Sidenote:  Every ball has the potential to be great when used on the right condition, and more importantly, rolled very well by the bowler.  And no ball can make up for the bowler rolling it poorly (at least for long).  So although the bowler, the ball, and the condition all matched up last night, give yourself the credit.  I've never seen any 800 where the bowler wasn't the key component.
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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 11:08:14 AM »
Damn dude, that is a monster set! 
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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 11:59:02 AM »
Nice set!!!!  Had a similar situation happen a few months ago.  One night I went to do some bowling and went to a house that I knew had really strong backends.  For giggles; I pulled out the original gunsmoke 3D Hammer Pearl and proceeded to shoot 299 with it.  I also have a Track Dry Heat that still rolls pretty well also.  Sometimes going back for an "old faithful" can bring back confidence that may have been lost. 
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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 12:27:32 PM »
Gratz Milo awesome bowling!
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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 12:52:58 PM »
Great series.

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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 02:21:55 PM »
Nice series!!!  Great shooting on a challenge shot, for real.

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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 04:21:27 PM »
Now bring us some FIGGY pudding.

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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 04:56:32 PM »
The funny thing about the night was during shadow, the approaches were terrible. I was expecting to struggle with my footwork all night, but it worked out once we got started.

My lowest first ball count all night was 9...and I made my spares.  ;D
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Re: Take those old balls off the shelf. (FIGJAM warning!)
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 11:10:26 PM »
Congrats! Great bowling!

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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2019, 06:50:43 AM »
Wow!!! That's fantastic.....

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« Reply #11 on: Today at 11:18:50 AM »
Nice bowling!

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« Reply #12 on: Today at 11:22:17 AM »
Great bowling.