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mrwizerd

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Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« on: January 06, 2021, 05:15:40 PM »
This post is going to assume some things, so please be aware of that.

With this year's S/D event being hosted in the Bowling Center and assuming the oil pattern is similar to the last few years, what equipment would you take and why?

Normally for S/D I throw a sponge and then adjust accordingly, but with the Bowling Center having significantly more built-in friction than the Plaza, I'm thinking a sponge might not the right way to go.

Thoughts? Opinions?

 

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Re: Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 04:07:12 AM »
I would use a sponge for D/S. The oil pattern doesn't change much from year to year. Reno does not play like other cities where the pattern opens up quicker

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Re: Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 08:05:26 AM »
I would use a sponge for D/S. The oil pattern doesn't change much from year to year. Reno does not play like other cities where the pattern opens up quicker

I agree that the S/D oil pattern doesn't change much from year-to-year, which is why I feel it was a safe assumption.  However. I'm not seeing how Reno fits in this scenario since Nationals is in Vegas at South Point.

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Re: Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 11:20:41 AM »
I wouldn't abandon the "sponge" because as you said this is an assumption post.  It also depends on how many balls you are bringing to the tournament.  I have always found the bowling center to hook more the tournament venue but not tremendously more (1-3 boards).  I have always liked my look better at team practice sessions there as it seems the mid lanes do read a little better then the newer Lanes upstairs.  Plus there is nothing to say that USBC doesn't take this into account and just add a little more oil then they would have used in the Tournament Venue.  My suggestion is put together your best 3,6,or 9 ball arsenal and all of those usually include at least 1 ball for oil. 

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Re: Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 11:26:56 AM »
For the tournament as a whole, if I left today without any knowledge of the conditions and only based on past experience I would be something like:

Axiom
Pro-Motion
Honey Badger Extreme Solid
Honey Badger Revival
Zen
Plastic

I would consider subbing something like my All Road, a Boost or Electrify Pearl in, or possibly a new original HyRoad, but not sure where....
« Last Edit: January 07, 2021, 11:29:07 AM by Good Times Good Times »
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Re: Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 11:29:11 AM »
I'm just hoping to bring my brain. I had success in the Cashman Center, but Southpoint has been a disaster for me bowling in Vegas. Maybe this year I'm smarter & better, if this tournament unfolds.

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Re: Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2021, 11:27:11 AM »
I wouldn't abandon the "sponge" because as you said this is an assumption post.  It also depends on how many balls you are bringing to the tournament.  I have always found the bowling center to hook more the tournament venue but not tremendously more (1-3 boards).  I have always liked my look better at team practice sessions there as it seems the mid lanes do read a little better then the newer Lanes upstairs.  Plus there is nothing to say that USBC doesn't take this into account and just add a little more oil then they would have used in the Tournament Venue.  My suggestion is put together your best 3,6,or 9 ball arsenal and all of those usually include at least 1 ball for oil. 

My plan (if I were leaving tomorrow):

Crux Prime
Phaze 2
Money Badger Tour
IQ Tour
Code Black
Spare ball

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Re: Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 08:01:20 AM »
I wouldn't abandon the "sponge" because as you said this is an assumption post.  It also depends on how many balls you are bringing to the tournament.  I have always found the bowling center to hook more the tournament venue but not tremendously more (1-3 boards).  I have always liked my look better at team practice sessions there as it seems the mid lanes do read a little better then the newer Lanes upstairs.  Plus there is nothing to say that USBC doesn't take this into account and just add a little more oil then they would have used in the Tournament Venue.  My suggestion is put together your best 3,6,or 9 ball arsenal and all of those usually include at least 1 ball for oil. 

My plan (if I were leaving tomorrow):

Crux Prime
Phaze 2
Money Badger Tour
IQ Tour
Code Black
Spare ball

I think that is reasonable. For me I would probably substitute a Hy-Road or a Afterburner for the Code Black as I do find that games 5 and 6 in S/D can get a bit early(in the fronts) and these give me a better shot at clearing the fronts.  If your Code Black can scoot through a little early hook then I think you have a nice grouping for what we know about the tournament now.  I do reserve the right to change my mind as once they start to bowling and some info comes out about what people are seeing lanes I might make different choices.

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Re: Arsenal for Nationals 2021 D/S
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 12:31:22 PM »
For me:

     Flux Solid
     Honey Badger Claw (Shined)
     Ordnance Solid or Aspect
     White Hot Badger
     Money Badger or Flux Pearl
     After Dark Hybrid

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