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Strapper_Squared

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06 oil pattern
« on: December 09, 2005, 03:21:45 AM »
Anyone know if/when this will be posted?  What are the lane surfaces in CC?

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cgilyeat

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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2006, 11:23:28 AM »
Here's the link to the pattern.  It's up at bowl.com

http://www.bowl.com/tournaments/usbcopen/National/laneconditions.aspx

Click on the pdf link to bring up the graph.

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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2006, 11:56:55 AM »
How does it compare with 2005 Baton Rouge pattern? What I noticed was that its not a "christmas tree" pattern this year, & there's not much combined oil at all.  Anyone have any comments/tips on this type of pattern?

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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2006, 12:26:47 PM »
Looking at the pattern you would think you could play outside.

But I have felt that way before and I have almost always been fooled. I must not be ablle to read graphs very well.

Billings was the only time it seemed to work out with the AMF HPL lanes.

I would go with Bob and say you probably need to play around 15 or deeper depending on your style.

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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2006, 12:29:59 PM »
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Anyone have the graph from last year>?


Ask and ye shall receive.  I searched back and found my post from last year

http://www.bowl.com/downloads/pdf/tournaments_abc_2005pattern.pdf
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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2006, 03:45:04 PM »
look how they are applying the oil, brushes...will make a big difference in application.

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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2006, 03:53:33 PM »
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Looking at the pattern you would think you could play outside.

But I have felt that way before and I have almost always been fooled. I must not be ablle to read graphs very well.

Billings was the only time it seemed to work out with the AMF HPL lanes.

I would go with Bob and say you probably need to play around 15 or deeper depending on your style.



My first year was Billings, everyone said play deep or play the twig, so I spent the first 6 games jumping back and fourth from 3-4th arrow and outside the 1st and had no luck.  I finally said to heck with it and started going straight up 10.  I didn't shoot the lights out, but I had my best games of the tournament.  

The lesson?  Don't go in with some preconceived notion that you can only score if you do X.  It's good to have a gameplan, but if that plan isn't working you can't be afraid to try something else.
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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2006, 10:48:47 AM »
Weird pattern, don't you think?  Two christmas tree patterns, one on forward oil, one on reverse, that only overlap for a few feet around 12 feet? Usually they overlap for 8 or more feet.  Only 80% of last years oil, but the oil is applied deeper down the center of the lane by 3-4 feet.  Also, the pattern is totally symmetrical this year, usually there is some variation between the left and right sides.

I would guess the oil is slicker but doesn't migrate as much as last years oil.

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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2006, 01:44:51 PM »
Now that the pattern has been posted, we have all a chance to "study" it.  To me it appears to be a fairly short / low volume pattern (less total volume than last yr and like 31ft buffed out to 39ft), although it will probably play a little tighter due to the lane surface.  

Based upon you style and current equipment, how would you go about attacking these conditions?

I would think that a smooth reacting MILD solid resin ball would work (at least initially) outside.  I have an old speed demon at home that might fit the bill perfectly.  Once the oil pushes down a bit and the backends/breakpoint get touchy, I think a mild/medium pearl (or solid shined up) with built in length would play inside..  I might look to my silver diamond?!?!

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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2006, 07:37:18 PM »
What is the link to the pattern this year, my stepdad is going and i would like to be able to tell him how to shoot lol.  He avgs about 173, but he is a better bowler than that, just has no spare game, or should i say mental focus.
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Re: 06 oil pattern
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2006, 04:45:27 PM »
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....i would like to be able to tell him how to shoot lol...just has no spare game


In all seriousness, tell him to get as much spare practice in as he possibly can.  Knowing the pattern to a pin-point isn't going to help him if he can't make spares.

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