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post #1 of 112 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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The Elusive 300 Game

Damnit. I go to bowling tonight after 2 weeks off. In practice I am rusty as hell. So I come out first game with the first four. Then I throw the fifth and as it left my hand I thought man that was "the" perfect ball and it rattles the 4 pin, almost knocks it over and it is left standing. I feel either too much ball or bad rack or both. So I strike out after that - 279. Damnit. I want that fifth frame back. Next time I am re-racking the fifth frame just for piece of mind. After all that my team takes the first game by only 14 points! (against the 1st place team). So I am thinking 700 series right? Wrong. 184 and 182 second and third games. 645. Damnit again. I would have settled for a 700 series and skipped the 300 for now. It is amazing to drop almost 100 pins the second two games. How does that happen? I adjusted and did everything right. The second game I had one open but just no string of strikes - not a bad game but just not anything special except alot of spares and a couple strikes (and a church in the middle). Good thing about bowling there is 36 weeks so there is always next week. The good thing was the 279 was my new high game after being stuck on 277 forever (about 15 games of 277).
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post #2 of 112 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 02:56 AM
 
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Dude, 277 holy geez!!! Im not sure I've bowled that much total in my life, combined!!!!
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Damn that really blows MP!!!!! It's always the four pin or one of the corner pins.

Congrats on the high game though!!! I've been stuck on a 267 for FIVE YEARS!!!! LOL I was 8 months pregnant when I shot my 267. Closest I've ever come. My hubby, on the other hand is stuck on a 289. He threw the second ball in tenth, BURIED the F*er (Beautiful ball) ended up being a pocket seven-ten. I felt so bad. He stood on the approach for a good 2 minutes and was just flabberghasted. *Sighs*

I subbed on a league last Friday and I couldn't adjust to the lanes worth a damn. First game was a 153. My second game I shot a ***** house.(that's a 111 for those of you who aren't up on your bowling lingo...LOL) The third was a 201. Go fig. :eyeroll: I got pi$$ed and just threw it my third game and ended up wiith a good score.

Maybe this is a sign that you're due for your 300 and 700. Good luck!!!!!!!!!
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Dude, 277 holy geez!!! Im not sure I've bowled that much total in my life, combined!!!!
LMAO....Guess what?!?!?!

I was out on the Brunswick site last night looking for a new ball....and they have these balls called Viz-a balls. THEY HAVE A KISS BALL!!!! I couldn't even believe it!!!! Thought of ya!
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Here ya go Matt!!! LOL
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post #6 of 112 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 12:06 PM
 
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Geesh I am happy when I can bowl anything in the triple digits!

Nice KISS balls! (ha ha that sounded perv) Looks like Matt will be asking Santa for a late present!
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Damnit. I go to bowling tonight after 2 weeks off. In practice I am rusty as hell. So I come out first game with the first four. Then I throw the fifth and as it left my hand I thought man that was "the" perfect ball and it rattles the 4 pin, almost knocks it over and it is left standing. I feel either too much ball or bad rack or both. So I strike out after that - 279. Damnit. I want that fifth frame back. Next time I am re-racking the fifth frame just for piece of mind. After all that my team takes the first game by only 14 points! (against the 1st place team). So I am thinking 700 series right? Wrong. 184 and 182 second and third games. 645. Damnit again. I would have settled for a 700 series and skipped the 300 for now. It is amazing to drop almost 100 pins the second two games. How does that happen? I adjusted and did everything right. The second game I had one open but just no string of strikes - not a bad game but just not anything special except alot of spares and a couple strikes (and a church in the middle). Good thing about bowling there is 36 weeks so there is always next week. The good thing was the 279 was my new high game after being stuck on 277 forever (about 15 games of 277).
Damn Mud. You'll get there eventually. That's awesome though. You probably would have had that 700 but I'm sure that bad frame was on your mind the whole time.
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Damn Mud. You'll get there eventually. That's awesome though. You probably would have had that 700 but I'm sure that bad frame was on your mind the whole time.
Yeah that and the fact that in the middle of the second game when I was on a strike the damn lanes were broke down for 1/2 hour. Yeah they spent $400,000 on new score machines they didn't need and yes ZERO on the *****ing lanes.. I do have one 700 series - it was 722 back in 2000. I am not positive but I think I have 15 games of 277 - all identical - first 9, spare, strike, except one I think I threw 8, spare, 3 strikes.

Well I did bump my average up to 197 also so that is good. I am aiming to get over 200 this year.

As far as balls only one kind I throw - Columbia 300. I just picked up my latest addition for $171 drilled tax out the door, etc. But that Kiss ball would be a good spare ball anyways.
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Here ya go Matt!!! LOL
Hell yeah, 300 game here I come..Just gimme rocknroll all nite from the dj, and I'll bowl a perfect game every time with these balls!
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Hell yeah, 300 game here I come..Just gimme rocknroll all nite from the dj, and I'll bowl a perfect game every time with these balls!
LOL I knew you would like it! They are brand new for '05. Apparently they're one of the hottest viz-a balls right now.
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LOL I knew you would like it! They are brand new for '05. Apparently they're one of the hottest viz-a balls right now.

Yeah, hot balls rock!!



but really, I'd deifnately own this bowling ball, but I'd keep it as a collectors item, probably never use it. wouldnt wanna ding it up with those damn wooden ping thingies.
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What is Bowling...some kind of reindeer game???
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Tomorrow night is chapter 2.. I am going for the 3 tomorrow.. Week 17 is the lucky week.. I bowled a 654, then a 645 - tomorrow the 700 and 300 game she comes..
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Update from 12/28/04 - No chance. 195-195-197. Damnit. I could have had the triplicate very easy - I had 178 in the 9th and all I needed was a spare 7 or strike 7. I threw the strike. Well we needed pins bad so instead of going for the triplicate I went for the strike and got tapped - 9 and left the 7 pin. So I miss the 7 pin and end up 197. Damnit. Oh well is it really a legit triplicate if you throw off on the last frame? First two games I didn't even try to get same score. I was just off last night - 4 bagger, open, spare, strike.. Just too inconsistent.. Next week the 300 she comes...

Anyone else on a league?
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Those scores are still pretty good, though. I mean, I think they're good. And after the last 2 weeks, my average went down. Was at a 173, down to a 170.

I guess we'll see what happens tomorrow night. I bowl on a Thursday night mixed league and just took over for a friend on Friday night. I'm starting out with a new ball tomorrow night so we'll see what happens. My hubby got me the Brunswick Nemesis. I threw practice shots last night and did well. So hopefully I can get my average up again. Not to mention I don't like the girl who took mover my spot for Women's high average...LOL

Are your lane conditions oily? Medium to dry?!?!
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Those scores are still pretty good, though. I mean, I think they're good. And after the last 2 weeks, my average went down. Was at a 173, down to a 170.

I guess we'll see what happens tomorrow night. I bowl on a Thursday night mixed league and just took over for a friend on Friday night. I'm starting out with a new ball tomorrow night so we'll see what happens. My hubby got me the Brunswick Nemesis. I threw practice shots last night and did well. So hopefully I can get my average up again. Not to mention I don't like the girl who took mover my spot for Women's high average...LOL

Are your lane conditions oily? Medium to dry?!?!
We are the 3rd league and last league of the night so they are usually pretty dry which sucks for me - I like LOTS of oil - I like to see the shark fin of oil on the ball as it rips down the lane.. But I just adjust my ball speed and angle and of course I use polish instead of clean and dull.. I did use clean and dull last night because 1 league didn't bowl and the 2nd league only had half the people so there was some oil.. I should have stuck with Black Magic or Track Magic (polish).. My old league at Merribowl had TONS of oil.. That is where I bowled my 722.. Also that is when I bowled 4 leagues.. I cut it back to 1 due to money and time - it was like a part time job except I didn't get paid for it - well except for jackpot money that I used to buy new balls..

I think this should now become the neverending bowling thread.. Let me know how you do on Thursday.. Good luck with the new ball..
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We are the 3rd league and last league of the night so they are usually pretty dry which sucks for me - I like LOTS of oil - I like to see the shark fin of oil on the ball as it rips down the lane.. But I just adjust my ball speed and angle and of course I use polish instead of clean and dull.. I did use clean and dull last night because 1 league didn't bowl and the 2nd league only had half the people so there was some oil.. I should have stuck with Black Magic or Track Magic (polish).. My old league at Merribowl had TONS of oil.. That is where I bowled my 722.. Also that is when I bowled 4 leagues.. I cut it back to 1 due to money and time - it was like a part time job except I didn't get paid for it - well except for jackpot money that I used to buy new balls..

I think this should now become the neverending bowling thread.. Let me know how you do on Thursday.. Good luck with the new ball..
Yeah, I feel ya there. We are the 2nd league to bowl on our lanes. And by the time we get on them, they usually start to break down, line wise. Last night the lanes were really good. They had just enough oil, and the new ball plowed through the pocket. I shot a 602. FIRST six series in a LONG time. First game I had 209, second was a 222 and the third game was a 171. I was having trouble adjusting my feet position though. DUH it's a new ball I should have expected that. But most of my stikes for the 1st game were on the lefty side. Which was really pi$$ing me off because no matter how much I moved it still came in on the left. The second game I moved further left and it just crushed the pocket. And the third game... All I had were splits! First frame was a pocket seven/ten. fourth frame I nose dived it and ended up with the 4,6,7,10 (The big four) and then there were a few frames I had the baby split (3,10) And it was only on lane 29. I got so pi$$ed that I just started throwing my old ball...LOL... ALL in all I had a pretty good night. Just got to get my footing down. Any suggestions?
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