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Any Bowlers In Here?


By fatality83

3 years ago



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#51 2 years ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Nice, you bowled on the toughest of patterns and did well! You have to have a super high level of concentration and superior execution to hang in there with those guys. I looked back at the results, and just look at who the top finishers were. Malott, Belmo, PDW. A list of the greatest to ever bowl.
I also bowled with Weber in the ProAm he was a crackup.

Indeed the conditions were rough. You had to be able to hit a spot the size of a dime, 40 feet away, every time. A tad off and you either had a split or you had a gutter ball. I just couldn't make shots when I needed to on Day 3. I think I shot like a 153 and a 147 back to back and that essentially killed me.

As for Weber, he is a different person bowling in a Pro Am versus the actual tournament. He was a huge dick to people, especially the amateur bowlers. Very arrogant. And Belmonte was the same way, he was a dick during the tournament.

***EDIT - Just double checked, I bowled the 2012 US Open. Finished 171. For some reason I thought I was around 120.

#52 2 years ago

Yeah I heard that. Those guys are always really nice to the fans and seem to be having fun in the proams (I've bowled in a number of them). But it changes when the competition starts. In a way I can't blame them much. At the top level the competition is intense and a single shot or two can change everything around. And they have to grind it out against each other for absolute peanuts for prize money. Pro basketball players make more money putting their shorts on in the locker room before a single game than the best pro bowlers make in a year. It has to be a mentally wearing way to make a living.

#53 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

... I'm kind of liking Linbrook in Anaheim. A real blast from the past, that still is a lot like it was when it opened in the 50s.

I'm definitely liking its sign - very cool!

#54 2 years ago

When I was a kid, I used to love watching Saturday afternoon bowling with Chris Schenkel and Billy Welu (and later Nelson Burton Jr.). They used to go to the same towns each year like Overland Park, Ks. and Windsor Locks, Ct.

#55 2 years ago
Quoted from fatality83:

Any die hard bowlers like myself here? I have been bowling since I was 6 and am now 32. Of course there was a long break in between 15-30 where other priorities took place. I almost bowled my first perfect game a few weeks ago on my league. Bowled a 279, got 9 strikes in a row, choked in the 10th frame and got 9 down, picked up the spare and got a final strike in my last frame. It was the nerves that got to me I think. Just picked up a Roto Grip menace that I love once it broke in. My average has been going up ever since my new ball got broken in and am currently at 179.
So whats your high scores, what equipment you using, what average do you have right now?

Been bowling 25 years... my first 700 series was a 788... (in 2000), lucky night with my STORM thunder road. my next 700 came 15 years later (2 years ago) and did 4 of them, finished the season with 200 average!.

early on this year was struggling with my new ball started with average of 170 for the 1st 10 weeks...decided to go deep in my closet, took out my Ebonite Stricking Motion and magic...

this year during the local association tournament, a 299! man i was nervous on that last shot, Brooklyn and all... 2 weeks later during league play, 300, 269, 202! the lanes broke down quickly and could not keep up for the 800... finished the season with a 196 avg... and out team finished 1st place in the league!

now i have a nice ring!

can't wait for this season to start!

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#56 2 years ago

Yep... been a bowler for more years that I will readily admit to. Ran a center for a few years, still wrench at one part-time these days. Still roll leagues, not so much into tournaments anymore since it largely devolved into who carts around the largest arsenal of balls. Tho I will look at the occasional Pro-Am depending on who is showing up for it. Never been a spectacular bowler, but good enough to be competitive on occasion and still have fun at it.

If I'm going to drop that much coin, it will be for a different kind of 'pin'.

#57 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm kind of liking Linbrook in Anaheim.

I used to go there when I couldn't sleep in the middle of the night/early morning and roll a couple of games to clear my head.

Sad when they finally switched over to synthetic lanes.
Pretty much every alley (that's still standing) in SoCal has them nowadays. Just the sign of the times.

Kinda like switching over to reactive resin from using urethane most of your adult life. You just adapt and eventually find your "groove" again.

As for equipment,
I guess I'm the oddball that still likes using Lane #1 but should really try some of the newer stuff.
Current arsenal: Buzzbomb, Agent Orange, Big Curve.
Spare: Blue Diamond and an Ebonite Skull. (Sucker for Mystery Men...)

It's nice to see so many pinball loving bowlers on here btw!

Average is still floating around 203.

#58 2 years ago

Well if you're old enough you had to switch from rubber to plastic, then urethane, then reactive resin

#59 2 years ago

I bowled a 266 in league once. I thought the game was going nowhere when first frame was a 5 10 split. I picked it up and went 8 strikes in a row. Definitely a heart pounding experience. If I ever scored a 300 I'd drop my drawers and beat it right there.

#60 2 years ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Well if you're old enough you had to switch from rubber to plastic, then urethane, then reactive resin

Haha, yeah. I guess that's true. Hence why I specifically added the "adult" tidbit to my bowling timeline.

Don't get me wrong though.
I would've loved to have battled Dick Weber in his prime throwing some classic frozen rope.
Although, I seem to bowl (and dress) more like Guppy Troup these days.

We should hit up the ol' Kona Lanes soon!
Oh, wait...

At least we can visit part of the sign in Cincinnati.

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#61 2 years ago

Just practicing for an hour during open bowling, but I did manage to get my new high score, 234.
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#62 2 years ago

I spend a lot of time in bowling alleys, but don't play much. My son, 18, is a dedicated bowler. He bowled in a ProAm earlier this year and got paired with Pete Weber in game one. He held his own, within 12 pins of Pete. But on game two, Pete moved down a pair of lanes. My son and Pete were shooting for perfect games. On the last ball, Pete nailed a 300. My son went over to Pete and said, "Congrats on the 300." And Pete, without looking at my son's scoring monitor, said, "Now go get yours." My son thought it was so cool that Pete was paying attention to his game. But my son left the 10 pin: 299. Still, it was a great moment. Awesome to have the crowd congratulating your kid.

#63 2 years ago

I always thought bowling was something you did only because they didn't have any pinball machines in the bowling alley.

#64 2 years ago

Ran into this pinball and bowling fan at Gutter LIC

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#65 2 years ago

Is it true that there is no record of a perfect game ever in duckpin?

#66 2 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

I always thought bowling was something you did only because they didn't have any pinball machines in the bowling alley.

Boooooo!

#67 2 years ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Is it true that there is no record of a perfect game ever in duckpin?

I believe that is accurate.

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#68 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballsteph:

Been bowling 25 years... my first 700 series was a 788... (in 2000), lucky night with my STORM thunder road. my next 700 came 15 years later (2 years ago) and did 4 of them, finished the season with 200 average!.
early on this year was struggling with my new ball started with average of 170 for the 1st 10 weeks...decided to go deep in my closet, took out my Ebonite Stricking Motion and magic...
this year during the local association tournament, a 299! man i was nervous on that last shot, Brooklyn and all... 2 weeks later during league play, 300, 269, 202! the lanes broke down quickly and could not keep up for the 800... finished the season with a 196 avg... and out team finished 1st place in the league!
now i have a nice ring!
can't wait for this season to start!

Awesome ring!!!!
I have witnessed a couple 300 games, but i never came close . My best during league 267 with a 679 srries.

#69 2 years ago

I agree with the post above that states it got easier to score bigger in the mid 90's
My average jumped from 170-180's to 200's with the newer balls and synthetic lanes.
Nothing like bowling on real wood though!!
I've shot 12 in a row several times but..... never in the same game
I've shot 3 279's
Always that frickin 9th frame that kills me every time, I remember the whole bowling alley was watching, it was a little nerve-wracking!!!!

I used to bowl as a youth, all through high school
and then again from 30-40's
Been a little while since I bowled now, maybe 5 to 7 years now

#70 2 years ago

I bowled two 300s on the comfortable and yielding house shot, many 279s, 289s etc and easily averaged over 200. Now I am only bowling on sport shots. I am at about 160. The difference is astounding. If you want to find out if you can really bowl or not, you need to bowl some games on a sport shot. Then reality will set in

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