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I went bowling today at a house I have been to before, where Mike Wolfe has a pro shop. It took awhile to find a line to the pocket that worked for me, and when I did, I left 7 pins on the left lane and 10 pins on the right lane.  I had some decent scores, but couldn't miss the pocket by even a half inch either way without the corners thumbing their noses at me.  On the way out I stuck my head in the door of the shop and asked Mike what it took to carry the corners in that house.  His answer, "Lots of luck!"  I said I couldn't seem to carry them and he said, "Yeah, I know, I watched you. You can't do any more than what you are doing now."


I can't help but be a little discouraged by that.  Dare, do you do any better at Executive?

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I haven't bowled there in about 6 years.I twas hard to carry
then but synthetic lanes have since been added. Talk about not 
carrying today we bowed at Strike and Spares,left 7 ten pins the
second game.four the first game and five the third..I don't know what
they do to the lanes?Don't think they strip em for one thing. They lost
their head mechanic to the new Fun Center  bowling Lanes at the
Jefferson Mall. Good thing was only a buck a game
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I've been getting out and practicing with the 15 lb balls I bought and am getting consistently over 200 when I bowl.   I have two more in the shop getting set up for me.  So now I have a Roto Grip Uproar, Wreck-it, and Brunswick Edge Pearl, and Brunswick Fortera Exile (asymmetric) to play with.  My spare ball is a 14 lb Hammer New Blue ball.  This time I am going to be smarter though and hang on to my lighter equipment.
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I just ordered a Web Tour,comes next week.
I bought it at Kingpin Lanes and Tim the ball driller wants me to come in
as to see how I bowl so  he can find my pap and drill it accordingly. First time I
bought a ball here and first time the driller wanted to work with me. All the other
drillers I've had just drill it the way they want.

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I just ordered a Web Tour,comes next week.
I bought it at Kingpin Lanes and Tim the ball driller wants me to come in
as to see how I bowl so  he can find my pap and drill it accordingly. First time I
bought a ball here and first time the driller wanted to work with me. All the other
drillers I've had just drill it the way they want.



I had two different drillers when I first got back into bowling in 2014, neither one certified.  I ended up with my hand hurting so bad I kept going down in weight (and down in pin carry) until I couldn't stand so many bad leaves.  The driller at Houston Lanes on Ft Knox is certified and works with me on how I want a ball set up.  My hand doesn't hurt at all and my average is over 200, so I am satisfied with the results so far.    He has watched me bowl so he knows my game, and he bowls in the same house, which helps.

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Old Bowler,have you ever heard of Shannon Lanes?
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Old Bowler,have you ever heard of Shannon Lanes?


Doesn't sound familiar to me.

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