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Eddie Haskell
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PostSubject: Bowling ?   Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:42 pm

Where is the best place to bowl in Atlanta?
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:48 pm

I would say at a BOWLING ALLEY lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:44 am

Do the bowling alleys offer overhead bowling ---Mondays?
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:06 am

Bob Bixley wrote:
Do the bowling alleys offer overhead bowling ---Mondays?
I have done the overhead bowling as a kid, a few years ago, what a blast that was.
They only oil down the lanes about 1/3 way down so that the balls do not damage the lanes when thrown in that area the rest of the lane is not oiled
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:00 am

how does oil prevent damage to the wood just curious?
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:32 am

PackerFan08 wrote:
how does oil prevent damage to the wood just curious?
I would think it would act as car wax does on a car, it will protect the floor like wax does a car but its only needed where a bowling ball hits hard
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:33 am

Yeah but think of the weight of a 8-12 lb ball dropping hard on the wood...what the hell could oil do to stop from denting the wood?
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:39 am

Beaver Cleaver wrote:
Yeah but think of the weight of a 8-12 lb ball dropping hard on the wood...what the hell could oil do to stop from denting the wood?
Its not your basic wax or oil its made special for bowling alleys.
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:41 am

Its long but worth reading. From here http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/sports%5Cwb/wb/xp-109165&cid=0&ei=HpT-RfrnIYvCwQGlruyhDA
Bowling is a complicated sport. Sure, anyone can do it. But to do it well, that's a different story.
Across the New River and Roanoke valleys, hundreds of bowlers are
scoring 220 and higher -- a perfect game is 300 -- and some think
that's OK. Average, they say.
But if you change lane conditions and bowling balls, your score will
likely fluctuate by 20 points or more. And that's when the confusion
begins.
"In my opinion, people's averages are a whole lot higher than their
actual ability," said Billy Paxton, manager and owner of the Vinton
Bowling Center. "I got people here [who] average 150 for two years.
They buy a new ball, their average shoots to 170. They didn't do a
thing but buy a new ball."
New technology such as high-absorption bowling balls have made bowling easier to do.
Some balls "literally grip the lane and absorb the oil," said Ronnie
Horton, a Professional Bowlers Association regional titlist and Pro
Shop owner at the NRV Superbowl. "It digs into the lane like a
four-wheel drive in the snow."
To keep bowling competitive, some bowling alleys such as the NRV
Superbowl change the lane oil patterns on a regular basis to give
different bowling balls and rolling styles a shot. The idea is to make
bowlers learn how to adapt and change their bowling styles under
different lane conditions.
"If it's the same, everybody will roll 300," said John Collins, 67,
a NRV Superbowl senior league bowler. "If it's different, they'll have
to adjust."
Walk in the front door at the Superbowl and you'll see 16 photos of
bowlers who have rolled perfect games in recent months as well as a
chart depicting the oil pattern on a monthly basis.
"This month's fair," said Terry Stike, general manager and owner of the NRV Superbowl. "Not real easy. Not real tough."
Oiling patterns are a hidden hazard in bowling. You can't see the
oil in the light, but it's there. And it does affect the way a ball
rolls down the 60-foot lane.
"You can be less accurate today and bowl good," said Gerry Zirk, a
league coordinator at the NRV Superbowl. "In Vinton, there's a huge
wall of oil in the middle of the lane and dry on the outside. If you
miss your mark and it's going back, it's called a wall."
The ball hits the so-called wall when it moves from the slick, oily
part of the lane to the dry edges. That's when the ball meets friction,
which causes it to move back toward the pins and away from the gutter.
"It gives a false sense of scores," said Horton, who has bowled a
perfect game 18 times in his career. "It's decreased the differential
between a great player and an average player. It's like putting a ramp
down a putting hole in golf."
For a long time, bowling lanes were flat and made out of wood. The balls would not hook or curve unless a bowler knew how.
"They'd put the same amount of oil board to board," Paxton said
about lane conditions in the '50s, '60s and '70s. "Nowadays, you got
synthetic lanes, you got oil machines ... plus, the balls got all these
exotic weight blocks. We'll call them hook in a box."
Paxton doesn't change the oil patterns on his lanes not because he doesn't want to but because he can't afford to.
There are three other bowling alleys in the Roanoke Valley within
driving distance that bowlers who like high scores can defect to.
"If I change the shot here every month, they will go to another bowling center," Paxton said. "It depends on your clientele."
He said bowlers complain to him about changing the oil patterns now
-- when they don't get the same high scores each week -- even though he
doesn't do anything different to the lanes. "Bowlers don't want that,"
he said. "If they have to move from night to night, they gripe."
E.B. Duncan, a bowler for 53 years, has had two heart operations,
several back problems and three bouts with pneumonia last year but, "I
love to bowl," he said.
He's 68 and uses six bowling balls to combat the changing oil patterns at the Superbowl.
He bought a "Vortex" bowling ball this year, which has upped his pin
drops by 20 points. He misses bowling in the old days when it was much
simpler.
"The oil they used to put it in doesn't bother it as much as the new
lanes," he said, after putting two balls away in a locker he rents at
NRV Superbowl. "These synthetic lanes, you just have to try it."
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:43 am

Eddie are you a Pro Bowler or something you seem to know alot about this
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:45 am

Im far from a Pro but I am in a Bowling League
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:47 am

yeah i only drink when i bowl....I bowl everyday
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PostSubject: Re: Bowling ?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:54 am

Here is some overhead bowling