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OT: BOWLING LEAGUE : OT

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Tron, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. Tron

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    OK, I've never bowled, but the Wife and kids want to join a bowling league in a couple of weeks. I live in a small town and some of the people may know me at the ally...so, I don't want to make a fool out of myself. Are there any good instructional videos that would be recommended?? I don't even have my own ball...is that something that I really should spend money on??

    Another thing, what about shoes?? The thought of using a pair of shoes that some slob already wore kind of bothers me. Any recommendations??

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  2. chessney

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    Bowl in your socks. Don't wear the ones with the hole in the toe. Your toe will stick to the floor on your follow trough and you'll look funny trying to catch your balance....Ziggy
     
  3. W.P.T.

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    Try the local Pro Shop at the lanes and see what kind of packages they have for novice bowlers, after you try it you might like it ... I bowl on several leagues now and run into people who I used to see shooting all the time ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    Denny,

    Thats only if the league is in Minnesota, the Olie and Lena Leagues ... See a lot of Plaid and dumb Democraps up in them parts ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. Dickgshot

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    Don't worry about putting your feet in a rented pair of bowling shoes. You should be concentrating on who put their sweaty, dirty fingers in the house bowling ball you'll be using.
     
  6. Tron

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    There are no dumb Democrats <*,)))><
     
  7. Setterman

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    just use your lucky skateboarding shoes.
     
  8. Tron

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    OK Lit....I just happen to have the proper attire. Now, what about how to play the game without looking like some idiot who's never handled a ball?

    Tron
     
  9. Ahab

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    Ever thought of sneaking over to the lanes and getting some lessons ....before the league starts?

    Getting proficient comes with practice, just like in trap and skeet.
     
  10. Tron

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    Naaaw Ahab. I figured that I'd just do what a lot of the D class shooters do at the gun clubs and BS my way through the league....maybe offer a lot of pointers.. perhaps tell some of the ladies how to hold balls...when someone doesn't throw a strike, I'd tell them that they were behind the ball or come up with some other generic bullshit to bewilder them.

    Tron
     
  11. foghorn220

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    Tron there are a lot of videos out there to learn from why not start off doing it backwards.

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  12. Dahaub

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    Tron you can BS everyone at the alley all the way to the line. That's the spot you are supposed to let loose of the ball. From there on Pal it's up to you to put the ball in the pocket. Get some direction and practice a few games before you show up for the league. Buy your own shoes and have a ball punched for your own hand. Good luck and welcome to another sport you can take to the grave with you. Dan
     
  13. nipper

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    Tron,

    The pro shop is your best friend in bowling. any pro shop can drill a ball to fit your hand or anyones hand,dont even think of bowling with a house "generic" ball buy one from the pro shop. start out with throwning a straight ball,im sure you can handle a 15 pound ball,speed of ball is not as important as accuarcy of release,remember league bowling is all about having fun,but as with other sports you will find some who think they are bowling to become PBA members.

    Bill
     
  14. Tdog

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    Smart Democrat is an oxyMORON like jumbo shrimp, military inteligence or honest politician.
     
  15. Bob Hawkes

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    Hey Rem, I couldn't let that pass,a person of my own flavor. Timimng is everything and you hit it right on! Thanks, Bob
     
  16. Jim101

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    One last thing Tron, After you bowl a few games they will give you an average.
    The nice thing about this is you have two ways to respond when asked your average.

    You can just tell them you suck and have a 120 average, OR you can add in a handicap, If your into puffing up your ego.


    Remember, It's ok to suck at bowling, As long as you look good while your missing the pins.







    Jim
     
  17. Bisi

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    Tron, if you're going to bs your way through the league don't blow your cover by ordering a mixed drink. If you order something like a pina colada they will know your an impostor. All the bowlers I know are strictly beer drinkers. Order an "Old Style" or a "PBR" to be on the safe side, a "Bud" will probably work too. Don't even think about ordering a fancy beer like a "Mich Ultra" or a foreign beer like a "Heinken".

    All the bowling alleys around here feature "karoke" in their bars and most of the women seem to hang out there, so you may tell your wife to brush up on her singing.
     
  18. Harold

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    Tron, if you want to baffle the ladies with BS you can always tell them to "follow through." That works in any sport, and is equally useless in all of them. Or, you could tell them to put more "lift" on the ball. Nobody knows what that means.

    I will have to disagree with Bisi about the beer. In the league I used to bowl in, shots of Pelinkovac (Plink) were quite popular.
     
  19. alf174

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    what? you live in SE Michigan and have never bowled? for shame!
     
  20. W.P.T.

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    Keep us informed as to your progress and to look like you have bowled before make sure you comment on the oil on or lack of it on the lanes ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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