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I seem to have hit a wall.  I am stuck at 200.  I can get 220's, 230's and up, but then I always get a 180 along the way and am stuck at 200 in league.  I won't give myself an out by saying in 20 days I'll be seventy, because I don't want to settle for that.  I bowl recreationally 2-3 times a week but only 1 Senior league.  I am always in the top 3-4 averages, but just don't seem to be able to get motivated to do better.  I've thought about joining an evening league but I don't see well at night anymore and I'm not sure getting better is worth the risk.

I can't be the only one who seems stuck.  Any suggestions guys? 

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is there a game number that is always lower than the rest?  2nd game seems to be my worst, because of the lane transition of oil.  
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is there a game number that is always lower than the rest?  2nd game seems to be my worst, because of the lane transition of oil.  


When I have a bad one, it is usually the first.  I have never liked bowling on fresh oil and have trouble adapting to the first game condition.  Tuesday I had 200, 199 and 225.  Last week it was 199, 200, 227.

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is there a game number that is always lower than the rest?  2nd game seems to be my worst, because of the lane transition of oil.  


C'mon! Lefty's don't have transition! [rofl][rofl][rofl]
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C'mon! Lefty's don't have transition! [rofl][rofl][rofl]


LOL, you should bowl against my Monday team, we are a quartet of four lefties! 
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How's your bowling at other houses? Dixie and Ken Bowl usually 
put out a pretty easy shot

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How's your bowling at other houses? Dixie and Ken Bowl usually 
put out a pretty easy shot


I averaged 199 four years in a row at Ft Knox.  I haven't bowled a league anywhere else.  The other houses I've tried in the afternoons are all burned out conditions so that isn't a good test.

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How's your spare shooting? I'm averaging 204 at Strike and Spares and 200 at
Ten Pin and my spare shooting is horrible. Plus having a bad foot infection didn't
help things. A word of advice if your Dr tries to give you Cipro run

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How's your spare shooting? I'm averaging 204 at Strike and Spares and 200 at
Ten Pin and my spare shooting is horrible. Plus having a bad foot infection didn't
help things. A word of advice if your Dr tries to give you Cipro run


I rarely have a clean game.  Typically one open each game.  Frequently the first frame, if not then the 8th or 9th.  Bugs the begebies out of me.  I think it's because I'm not in a really competitive league.  I don't pay enough attention when I should.

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I went bowling last Friday at a place I don't typically go to and bowled 7 games.  I discovered I am not finishing close enough to the foul line, and tend to let my ball speed drop.  I kept better track of ball speed and realized it drops mostly the last game.  Not necessarily the 3rd game as you would expect in a standard league, but the last.  Now if I can push myself to keep my speed up and focus I can break the 199 ceiling for once.
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