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by boomer
August 14th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Unidentified thumb "injuries or marks"
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Unidentified thumb "injuries or marks"

If you're getting a blister/nasty patch at the BASE of your thumb, AND you're ripping the hada tape . . . Your fit ain't right. No matter what your pro shop tells you, your fit ain't right. That and your release may not be right. No way should the BASE of your thumb have that amount of wear, and no ...
by boomer
August 14th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: Leagues with underage bowlers now required Safesport

This ^^ I don't have kids under 18 anymore, but my stepson used to sub for us. Not gonna happen anymore. . . Unintended consequences - we have a reactive government that requires everyone to REACT to things as opposed to prompting personal responsibility. Thus we over-react and impact everyone when ...
by boomer
August 12th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Rght lane playing far left, ball return in the way
Replies: 26
Views: 1116

Re: Rght lane playing far left, ball return in the way

Honestly, I wouldn't use that match as anything other than a "woah that was weird" kinda of thing. How often do you have to go on a shot where sandpaper is on the lane (effect of fine sand/dust in oil on the lane) . . . like, never? We don't bowl in the high desert in an outside arena, and I haven't...
by boomer
August 12th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Your Most Memorable Moment In Bowling?
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Your Most Memorable Moment In Bowling?

Worked brackets for Cali Women's State a few years ago, which itself was fun though LONG. One weekend, the lady pros were there and they FILLED the brackets, as you can imagine. But off to one end there was a fairly old lady, I think in her upper 80s maybe even 90s, extremely sweet, and her friends ...
by boomer
August 5th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Rght lane playing far left, ball return in the way
Replies: 26
Views: 1116

Re: Rght lane playing far left, ball return in the way

Honestly, if you're that far off on one lane, grab a different ball. If you think the heads are that burnt up (and you're right in your thoughts, I think) then grab a pearl if you have one. That's what they're for, after all. Get through the burnt heads, into the oil, then run through. I will stay w...
by boomer
August 5th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC tournament.
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: USBC tournament.

plus - to my understanding - this is NOT a pattern that the pros actually get to see. It is the USBC Open pattern - it is not published until after the tournament is open (which is a change from previous years). It is SIMILAR to various pro patterns in that it is a sport pattern and fairly similar t...
by boomer
August 2nd, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC says no more U20
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: USBC says no more U20

So - sorry, long post that eventually just said, I agree with you, at least on the specifics. The effort is correct, but they made it a year young. They should have just copied the verbiage from NEARLY EVERY OTHER sports organization and used that.
by boomer
August 2nd, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC says no more U20
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: USBC says no more U20

Bowlers who turn 18 before July 31st will be 18 before the break date. Anyone whose 18th birthday is August 1st or later can play that year but has to take the Safe Sport Certification... I attended the USBC webinar last night and heard it from the horses mouth... Another new thing, and this has mo...
by boomer
August 1st, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC says no more U20
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: USBC says no more U20

By the way - a corollary to this. Why don't we allow 35yo people to play on the 50+ tournaments? Bowling, golfing (are there any other "masters" groups in sports? IDK) - an older player can play in the "normal" tournaments but no way would a youngun be allowed to play in the geezers tournaments. . .
by boomer
August 1st, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC says no more U20
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: USBC says no more U20

why does your daughter's youth age end at 17? I thought the point of this was that youth age ends at 18? Yes - most sports allow youth to participate UP. That, I don't think, has ever been a problem (money aside, of course, but that's not the USBC's thing, that's NCAA's thing and they are their own ...
by boomer
July 31st, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Rght lane playing far left, ball return in the way
Replies: 26
Views: 1116

Re: Rght lane playing far left, ball return in the way

Easier said than done - the problem with the leap left is consistency. I've NO idea how Belmo does that so consistently - and it's not his normal start spot, he moves left and right, but his normal approach has that huge left move every time. I can NOT get that down. I don't think most people can ge...
by boomer
July 29th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: USBC says no more U20
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: USBC says no more U20

I'm not sure I see the controversy in this. What other sport allows 18+ to compete as kids? (honest question - not being sarcastic, I don't know so I'm asking) I know many sports allow kids to compete as adults (shooting sports, golf and tennis come to mind) and quite a few sports almost penalize ad...
by boomer
July 25th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: FINALLY - normal comes back
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: FINALLY - normal comes back

Not trying to be harsh here but... "If you can't adjust, you're not good enough"-Me. If you need absolute silence, perfect lane conditions and only use a specific ball, then you really need to rethink your game. Absolutely - but have you ever bowled a reverse block pattern? See if you can find some...
by boomer
July 25th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: BB surface those in the know.
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: BB surface those in the know.

I think he's meaning "lane polish" - that the effective surface of a ball will end up being whatever-4700 after a while.
by boomer
July 25th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Problem focusing on target
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Problem focusing on target

A: I try to keep a notebook with me. A little half-page one works great and I get them from work. Date goes at the top, then left side is for left lane, right for right. My notation is feet-arrow-breakpoint. This forces me to pay attention to both where the ball crosses the arrows and where my break...
by boomer
July 24th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: FINALLY - normal comes back
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: FINALLY - normal comes back

Was there a change in the weather? A change in temperature and/or humidity can make a huge difference to how the lanes play. Maintenance or lack of maintenance on the oil machine can also adversely affect the "normal" shot. It's gotten summer-hot here, but honestly, it's Southern California. We've ...
by boomer
July 24th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: FINALLY - normal comes back
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: FINALLY - normal comes back

Compared to other centers in the area, I think we're probably about average. The "normal" condition is fairly dry. When we moved from another (Brunswick - now Bowleroo or whatever) to here I had to change surface pretty drastically. But, you know, even trying to get averages down should not justify ...
by boomer
July 24th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Switch to lefty progress
Replies: 23
Views: 994

Re: Switch to lefty progress

Nice progress!!!

For me, I found my biggest problems were repeating, and I had much less "feel" with my left hand than my right so it was harder for me to get a feel for what was happening on my hand.

You sound like you're making progress - and having fun too!
by boomer
July 23rd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: FINALLY - normal comes back
Replies: 7
Views: 381

FINALLY - normal comes back

UGH - it's been a month. Three weeks ago we bowl and find friction inside and oil outside of 10. Wasn't just me - spoke with bowlers up and down the lanes and that's what everyone found. Everyone struggled to figure out how to bowl a reverse block. Overall league averages were down between 20-40 pin...
by boomer
July 23rd, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Practicing 10-pin
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Practicing 10-pin

Hey all - how often do you practice your 10-pin (7-pin lefty) pick ups? Do you play a whole game of low-ball each practice session?