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Old 02-28-2006, 11:22 AM
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He's already breaking his wrist trying to get a house ball to turn over. Buying a white dot is essentially the same. The only benefit he'd get is to have it drilled to fit. That ball is good only for spares.

A white dot will be superior to a house ball because:


1) It will be drilled to fit his hand.
2) It can be drilled offset and moreso than house balls are drilled, especially if it is drilled by a guy who is good
3) When he progresses, he can use it for his spare ball (ball for picking up spares)
4) It is a respectable entry level ball.
5) It will be more controllable than a reactive resin ball, and more useful on multiple lane conditions
6) added benefit: it's pretty inexpensive. I went through a couple of balls where the drill was not really a good fit. By my third ball, I got the drill down great. Now, I just take my ball to the pro shop and say "Drill it just like this."
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Good stuff in here. I bowled a 239 a couple weeks ago which was by far my best score ever and re-piqued my interest. That was a very lucky game though.

Like Wannabe, I also haven't used the thumb-hole. How do you use it? Or even more generally, how do you throw the ball? I've done it exactly the way some of you described not to... I cradle it in my forearm and kind of turn my wrist over the ball as I let go. I've messed around with other ways but can't find a way that feels comfortable or better. So I guess my questions are:

1. These balls are pretty heavy. How do you not cradle it? You just grip it in the finger holes as it goes up in your backswing?
2. I feel like if my thumb's in there, it'll get ripped out as I release. How does this get fixed?

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The wife is going out of town for the weekend... figure I'll pick up my old bowling hobby for a few days...
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Here's a question for you folks...

This last weekend at our state bowling tournament a bunch of us got into a discussion of what score (if any), in sanctioned bowling, has never occurred. Our most popular responses were 291 and 292. What does everyone here think, and have you seen a published answer?
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Here's a question for you folks...

This last weekend at our state bowling tournament a bunch of us got into a discussion of what score (if any), in sanctioned bowling, has never occurred. Our most popular responses were 291 and 292. What does everyone here think, and have you seen a published answer?


Don't have the answer for you, but wouldn't a 271 and 272 be just as unlikely?
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Here's a question for you folks...

This last weekend at our state bowling tournament a bunch of us got into a discussion of what score (if any), in sanctioned bowling, has never occurred. Our most popular responses were 291 and 292. What does everyone here think, and have you seen a published answer?
I think in sanctioned bowling you'll be hard pressed to find a zero or a one...
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Here's a question for you folks...

This last weekend at our state bowling tournament a bunch of us got into a discussion of what score (if any), in sanctioned bowling, has never occurred. Our most popular responses were 291 and 292. What does everyone here think, and have you seen a published answer?
Those sound like the best answer. it's rare that someone tosses 11 strikes and then shanks the last ball.
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Those sound like the best answer. it's rare that someone tosses 11 strikes and then shanks the last ball.
The 292 needs a shank and the rare 2 count. There must be tons more 291s out there.
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you would throw it with 3 fingers. or you could use one of our balls if you could fit your hand in. the house ball wouldn't hook, but it's more the throwing motion.
316 is really Rawl's average after handicap.
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