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ryguy119

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How far to chase shot in before balling down
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:38:50 PM »
Been struggling my last game for the last month or so. 1st 2 games are usually good and then I can't break 190 the last game. I have been switching to a less aggressive ball the last game but I am starting to wonder if I should keep the same ball but just start moving left. Back in the day you just moved left with the same ball. Now a days the move seems to be to ball down and stay in the same spot. Sometimes I think it was easier in the old days when you only brought 2 balls to your league. Bringing 5 can lead to confusion. Currently throwing  Crux, Respect Pearl, IQ Tour, Ride and Super Natural. Also have a Respect but have a hard time fitting it in my arsenal. Crux is hard to put down.  Great rolling ball. Bowl mostly in leagues with some tournaments later in the season. Sometimes it also is confusing when you strike in practice with all 4 balls. Which one do you pick?

 

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Re: How far to chase shot in before balling down
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2015, 09:44:29 AM »
I have a Ride and a Cobalt Vibe in my arsenal.  In the house shot I was referring to, I have started the night with one of those balls about half the time this season.  After a quick start the first game, I have not been able to follow up with a decent game the second game even once.  This week I started with my polished Paradox about 4 and 1 deeper than my Vibe.  Still dropped off the second game, but rebound big the last two for my best set of the year by 50 pins.  Like so many houses anymore, it seems necessary to play a lot more out angle through the heads almost immediately than was the case a few years ago.  My Ride was the only ball that I could play close to straight up the oil line, and I was forced to make a 7 board move with my feet while only bringing my target in a board or two in addition to switching balls early in the second game.  Paradox allowed me to make two and one or one board moves with my feet in a much more orderly fashion. 

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Re: How far to chase shot in before balling down
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2015, 06:55:11 PM »
If you figure it out, let me know... last night I shoot 277, 277, then ran out of head oil and real estate on the approaches... solid 180 finish :-(
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Re: How far to chase shot in before balling down
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2015, 09:00:37 PM »
I think I could stay with a strong drilled Booyah. Usually, inside of 10 doesn't break down.

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Re: How far to chase shot in before balling down
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2015, 08:29:59 AM »
Gary Faulkner's vid explains it best.

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Re: How far to chase shot in before balling down
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2015, 10:04:03 AM »
Excellent
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Re: How far to chase shot in before balling down
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2015, 07:45:51 AM »
That all depends on your game, the conditions, and knowing you limitations.  For instance. My house shot is a med heavy 40 ft top hat pattern that breaks down quickly.  I can only chase in so far then i have to ball down. If i use anything with a cover on it with my revs and my heavy forward roll i shred the heads by middle of first game. Any right hander with hand is starting 4 th arrow and has already migrated 5 boards by end of first so by second game if i chase in i am crossing them and my ball hooks earlier or has nothing left when it gets to pocket. so i isially shell down to get push. my speed limits me feom going in too i can get it to pocket but ill plack 7s all day long. gotta know your ability and that will help you make you decision.  only diff between a really good bowler and a great bowler is knowledge of ones game and how to adjust.

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Re: How far to chase shot in before balling down
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2015, 08:22:48 AM »
That all depends on your game, the conditions, and knowing you limitations.  For instance. My house shot is a med heavy 40 ft top hat pattern that breaks down quickly.  I can only chase in so far then i have to ball down. If i use anything with a cover on it with my revs and my heavy forward roll i shred the heads by middle of first game. Any right hander with hand is starting 4 th arrow and has already migrated 5 boards by end of first so by second game if i chase in i am crossing them and my ball hooks earlier or has nothing left when it gets to pocket. so i isially shell down to get push. my speed limits me feom going in too i can get it to pocket but ill plack 7s all day long. gotta know your ability and that will help you make you decision.  only diff between a really good bowler and a great bowler is knowledge of ones game and how to adjust.

Doesn't sound like med-heavy to me.

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Re: How far to chase shot in before balling down
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2015, 01:10:56 AM »
Last time I bowled on a house shot that got broken down was a tournament-I'm a jr bowler and in my league there are 3 people to a team and most throw plastic so I don't really have to worry about much but carry down-but I was able to start with a Hy-Road solid, which rolls up pretty much earliest for me, and when that got to be to early I was able to ball up to a crux for more backend and move in, I shot 278 that game which is the game that put me into the cut for that tournament. I made about 4 switches that entire tournament, after the crux, a crux pearl and then a sky rocket after that. I've only been bowling competitively for about a year now and I'm finding it much better to make fewer ball changes and try to stick with the same thing and chase oil until flat tens occur(on a good ball off my hand). Switching can get way to confusing and just put you into a bad spot more often than not, at least for me. As for a league house shots, I can't say much as I don't bowl with people that will really break down the pattern to an extent of me really having to move/switch