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Not exactly our normal type of show, but it's something to help satisfy your bowling jones.

 


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Very creative prodigy show, lol
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Can you do an episode using one of those old plastic bowling sets? I remember playing "tournaments" with those as a kid.
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Believe it or not, I’m actually planning just that!
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Believe it or not, I’m actually planning just that!


I can believe it.

Back in the day, we found the heaviest ball in the set, wrapped electrical tape around the track, and threw hooks with the ball. Before that we used croquet balls, but I think someone put a stop to that when my brother almost hit me in the head with one while practicing.

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Back in the day, we found the heaviest ball in the set, wrapped electrical tape around the track, and threw hooks with the ball.


My brother and I used to "bowl" on the wood hallway on the second floor of our house.  The plastic ball from our set had a small hole in it so I filled the ball with water and taped over the hole.  It made such a racket devastating the pins that my mother put a quick stop to it!  [biggrin]
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when we moved into our house when I was 6 1/2 years old, the first thing I did was put masking tape on the basement floor outlining a bowling alley, with pin spots, gutters, etc.  My plastic bowling set had real life size pins, and a plastic ball.  Certainly not the funky multi colored mini pins and mini balls you see today.  I probably went through about 10 of those sets over the years.  I bought a chalk board to use as a scoreboard.  The local bowling show, Beat The Champ, gave out prizes for a mystery score, so I created a mystery score drawing for when my friends were over.  When we were 8 years old, we used to gamble, bowling for 25 cents a game, lol.  By the time we moved, when I was 17 years old, the last of the pins and ball were long gone, but the original bowling lane tape I used, it was just masking tape, was still there!!!

This might have been the set, although I believe the box that I had was different:

VINTAGE TRANSOGRAM PLASTIC BOWLING SET 11" PINS WITH 2 BALLS NO BOX 1960'S


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This is another game I had:  Epoch Perfect Bowling Game, circa 1973

You would aim the guy to throw the ball at the pins. Once the pins were knocked down, the white thing where the pins are standing would lift up, you would then put the pins in the holes, and then set the thing back down to set up your pins.  Super fun back in the day!
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