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by MikeW
January 13th, 2024, 5:28 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Advice on Approach Requested - Slow Ball Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Advice on Approach Requested - Slow Ball Speed

Hard to tell from the video, but you don't look old or small, suggesting it's technique, not strength. Your backswing is short and low and contributes to a low ball speed, but on a common, soft, league condition you should be able to average over 200 with 13 ball speed, if you're throwing the ball w...
by MikeW
January 13th, 2024, 5:18 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Oil patterns during league play
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Oil patterns during league play

I agree with Pinbusters comments, I'm not aware of any rule that says all lanes have to be the same. Many times I've bowled on pairs where one lane was dramatically different than the other. Regarding Glenn's comments, the house and personnel may or may not even had the knowledge or equipment to do ...
by MikeW
January 13th, 2024, 5:09 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Robert Smith Podcast "are heavy pins the answer" any video?
Replies: 47
Views: 12369

Re: Robert Smith Podcast "are heavy pins the answer" any video?

Responding to the zombie thread. At least twice pins have already been increased in weight. Until the early 80s, 3-2 was the minimum. Then it was increased to 3-4. Curiously ABC at the time said scoring shouldn't really be affected, excepted by perhaps some women and children. Then why exactly was t...
by MikeW
December 1st, 2023, 7:50 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Heels
Replies: 0
Views: 1721

Heels

Once upon a time it was simple, get new shoes, wear them round the house for an hour or two, bowl a game of practice and they're good for the next 5 years. But ~10 years ago I got new shoes and the heels were like a tailhook on a fighter. Heel down and I stop, right now. Eventually I made them work ...
by MikeW
November 30th, 2023, 7:20 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Intro
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Intro

Doesn't seem to be a thing here, but is on most forums so I'll do it anyway. Name is Mike, used to be a good bowler, a competitive bowler, prime in the 80's and 90's, never stopped, except for a couple of years here and there due to life/work/circumstances. Worked in bowls, head mechanic for a group...