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tjj300

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What track shape seems to work better?
« on: April 20, 2006, 12:51:49 AM »
What seems to be working better, arcing balls or skid/flippy ones?  Also, anybody want to share what breakpoint(s) on both the right and left sides seem to work the best?

 

cgilyeat

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Re: What track shape seems to work better?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 11:15:02 AM »
Very simply, it all depends on the oil pattern and you.  There is no right or wrong or better.  There are just too many variables.

tjj300

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Re: What track shape seems to work better?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 11:44:53 AM »
True, but we're all going to be playing the same fresh oil pattern (with small environmental variables) with the same kickbacks, pindecks and pins. Fresh oil patterns usually favor one track shape or the other until it starts to break down.

As for breakpoints, there usually is one or two highest scoring breakpoint areas on either side of the lane. The bowlers personal style is only a factor in how they get to that breakpoint.

Also, what seems to be carrying better, high flush or light?

Phillip Marlowe

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Re: What track shape seems to work better?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006, 11:57:04 AM »
In general, and as pointed out there are many variables, if you can get lined up and stay lined up, flippier equipment will produce greater scores.  The problem is getting and staying lined up, controlling speed and keeping rev rate and direction consistent.
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Re: What track shape seems to work better?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2006, 08:48:19 PM »
Find the article written by Jeff Richgels. It is posted in the PBA Midwest region board. Very good detailed report on the way their teeam played the lanes and equipment that he used. My take on his article was that he felt balls that will arc more carried better in his opinion.

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