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Old 02-25-2006, 06:20 PM
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If you're in a league, what's your average? What's a typical average for a casual league bowler?
Average 215. Shot my first 800 this year (846).

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Hell, he's going to bowl a 400 if he plays 10 more games.
thanks for turning a serious thread into a mockery...

I really am looking for advice and am open to suggestions.
It's tough to use a thumb in a house ball, so when I get to bowl with rawl, I'll at least get to see how a non-house ball works and feels.
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If you are really looking to improve, ask around to those you know who bowl, as to who is their local pro that drills their bowling balls.

You need to find someone that cares about your hand, and will take the time with you to make sure your ball is drilled correctly.

If you do that, your scores will drastically improve.
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I'm with you that it's nearly impossible to get much movement out of a house ball at all. Those things would go straight if Robert Smith were throwing them.

You would definitely do well to get your own ball that is sized for your hand. No need at all to buy one of the top of the line balls. Something mid-level like you were mentioning before would be helpful. The important thing is to get one that fits.

Two 300s, three 299s, and one 800 series from a couple years ago. Average this season is 216, which is a little down from the last couple. Probably at the end of the life span for the Storm X Factor I'm throwing now. Will be looking to pick up something new probably in the next week or two for the home stretch of the year.
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Rawl and I are going to go bowling one day in a few weeks and he's going to help me pick out a ball and get the finger holes set right...
Sounds like a date.
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I'm with you that it's nearly impossible to get much movement out of a house ball at all. Those things would go straight if Robert Smith were throwing them.

You would definitely do well to get your own ball that is sized for your hand. No need at all to buy one of the top of the line balls. Something mid-level like you were mentioning before would be helpful. The important thing is to get one that fits.
That's the plan...thanks for confirming though that I don't need to go top of the line. Any suggestions for a midlevel ball and/or the proper fitting of it?

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The only equipment that I make sure to buy at the pro shop and not just in some sporting good store somewhere is the ball. Any reputable pro shop will be able to properly fit your hand and make a good recommendation on a ball. If they're better than average, they'll actually come out and watch you throw a couple balls to help with their recommendation.
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That's the plan...thanks for confirming though that I don't need to go top of the line. Any suggestions for a midlevel ball and/or the proper fitting of it?

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that all depends on which line you like to throw down. MK and I bowl 2 completely different lines. having the pro watch you and getting a recommendation is always good.

And Cohete's post is dead on.

And Robert Smith is ridiculous. He throws so incredibly hard too. I'm also a fan of Steve Jaros, his ball seems so effortless.
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First tip ... put your thumb back in the ball. The extra hook you get from leaving it out is no match for the lost accuracy. A well-thrown ball only needs to have enough angle to kick out the 10 pin. It does NOT need to cover 40 boards in order to work well.
what about the 7-pin. I sense some left-handed bias here.
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that all depends on which line you like to throw down. MK and I bowl 2 completely different lines. having the pro watch you and getting a recommendation is always good.

And Cohete's post is dead on.

And Robert Smith is ridiculous. He throws so incredibly hard too. I'm also a fan of Steve Jaros, his ball seems so effortless.
hopefully having you guys watch while I play, we might be able to figure out what is best. Wouldn't it be hard for the proshop guy to make a recommendation based on my throwing a house ball?
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