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Fordman,back in the 80's I averaged 206  with a Black Hammer and Yellow Dot. Until last and this year
I averaged 210 plus and threw the ball about a third as good as I did in the 80's. I quit from 90 to 98
so I missed the start of uranthane. It changed the game.


Interesting choice of equipment there.  I bowled back in the 80's and 90's with a 16 lb Black Hammer and a yellow dot too.  I was high average in most of my leagues and did well in local tournaments.  In 1998 I got sick of AMF and Brunswick buying up all the alleys and messing with the lane conditioning just to sell new equipment and quit.  I didn't pick it up again until summer of 2014 and not seriously until the last two years.  I still make the old school adjustments if I don't catch myself first.  I enjoy the social aspect more than the bowling part of it now, but still run around 200.

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Everyone  threw 16 back then I guess. In 90 I was gonna lay out a year then I broke my 
 leg in 7 places and shattered my ankle so that one year off turned into 9. I too bowl more
for the social part now. I
might have crossed your path without knowing it Old Bowler

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The center in my town with wood lanes replaced them this year.   I don't think there are any wood ones left around here.
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There are at least 3 centers around my area with wood lanes. There are a few places where it is synthetic on the front end, and wood on the back end. 
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There are at least 3 centers around my area with wood lanes. There are a few places where it is synthetic on the front end, and wood on the back end. 


I have been on lanes with wood approaches and synthetic lanes but I have never heard of synthetic front and wood back.  Seems to me it would produce really weird ball movement once the ball made the change.

Have you bowled in any of the lanes you mentioned? 

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I was thinking the same thing. Plus what happens when you have to resurface the wood part of the lane? A drop off? 
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Dare the black hammer is urethane.  You must mean reactive.  Urethane came out in the early 80's remember the angle.
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Dare the black hammer is urethane.  You must mean reactive.  Urethane came out in the early 80's remember the angle.



Your 110% correct. First time I threw my Black Hammer I shot 690


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Then came the Burgundy another great hammer.
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I have been on lanes with wood approaches and synthetic lanes but I have never heard of synthetic front and wood back.  Seems to me it would produce really weird ball movement once the ball made the change.

Have you bowled in any of the lanes you mentioned? 


Oh yes, all of them. Within the last year or two.

Here are the two "mix and match" places.

http://www.rutlandbowlerama.com/
http://www.lakegeorgelanesandgames.com/
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Oh yes, all of them. Within the last year or two.

Here are the two "mix and match" places.

http://www.rutlandbowlerama.com/
http://www.lakegeorgelanesandgames.com/

If you are in that area and bowl much you might know my nephew Tim Prouty.  He is left handed, gray hair, and 50.  He bowls PBA regionals and scratch leagues all over the area.  He rolls 8-12 300's a year and carries no lower than a 230 book anywhere.
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I always argue that synthetic lanes have more of an effect on scoring than the reactive resin balls do, and despite almost no one agreeing with me I refuse to change my mind.
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