Malkamaniac wrote: offsides wrote: Malkamaniac wrote: offsides wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:I bowl in two leagues one for "fun" and one a money league. I hold roughly a 187 average in both.
Nice!! What ball/s you using?
I use a DV8 Brutal Nightmare pretty much exclusively. I used to run two balls but the DV8 hooks so much it's relatively easy to hit spare shots with it.
What about you?
Got two Storm pearlized IQs at the beginning of the season. Had them drilled pretty mildly, but they still finishes nicely, at least on the lanes I bowl. One is 4000 grit and the other 1500. I sometimes switch according to changing lane conditions, I like the way a pearl ball stores energy and finishes strong. I also went to a 14 lb. ball this year as my shoulder and elbow were starting to bother me. I notice no difference in pin carry between a 14 and 15 lb. ball.
I still have a hard time with ten pin spares, definitely my nemesis.
Haha tens are the same for me. I too went from a 16lb ball to a 15lb ball. Was putting too much torque on my elbow and was really starting to bother me.
10 pins are easy stand on the 35 or 40 board and pick an arrow to throw the ball over (usually somewhere between the 4th(middle) and 3rd arrow. If you hit your mark and miss, then adjust your mark until you find what works for you and write it down. Then all you have to do is stand in that same place and hit the mark. Use a plastic ball or learn how to take all your axis rotation off your hook ball so it rolls dead straight. It take a lot of pressure off getting the 10 pin if in your mind you know exactly what to do when you get on the approach. Stand on 40 throw over the 17 board at the arrows and the 10 pin goes down.
in most cases with the modern balls today, a 15lb ball will carry better than a 16lb will. The reason for this is the 16lb hits too hard and throws pins in the air instead of keeping them low. Also most of the ball manufactures out there are designing their cores for 15lbs. Most of the people on tour have switched to 15lb balls. About the only ones still throwing 16's are the lower rev strokers that tend to play down and in (think Norm Duke). Some have even moved down to 14, but I am not sure how many.