*Official* Bowling Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Jedi Gunny, Jun 12, 2008.

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  1. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Hey fellow bowlers,
    do you like bowling? Do the sounds of rolling bowling balls and crashing pins make you giddy? Well, you've come to the right place! This thread is for those who, like me, love bowling as a sport and as an activity. This is the first bowling thread on this forum, so I hope that you will appreciate the work put into it. And remember- Have fun! [face_peace]
  2. DarkPrince Jedi Master

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    Bowling is the greatest sport on this planet....
  3. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    I'd have the same opinion if it wasn't for the disgusting smell of combined cigarette smoke in the place. Besides that, I love bowling. Me and my girlfriend go midnight bowling sometimes.

    So, how good is everybody? My average is usually around 150-170. Not horrible but not exactly PBA either.

  4. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    Where do you bowl? o_O
  5. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    All of the bowling allies around Milwaukee Wisconsin have that smell. It's the same smell you get on your clothes when you're in a bar.
  6. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    I bowled a 121, 131, 167 last weekend. Monte Carlo night. won $2.50
  7. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I average around 130 and have hit 150 a few times. But I am the stereotypical amateur bowler, no spin etc. I just position myself a few pins to the left and throw it in straight (I'm a lefty.)

    Really good fun though, I always have a good time when I'm bowling. And smoking isn't allowed. :)
  8. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    All right, there are some fellow bowlers. I thought that I was going to get some "Bowling is not a sport" posts, but its great that there are some people who agree with me that bowling is indeed great.
    Actually, the place I go to bowl has a small bar area where smokers light one or two with a beer. What really annoys me is that the flaps are always open, meaning that the stench floats out into the reception area. The place I go is about 2 miles away from my house, and only has 14 lanes. I go there for a family bowling league on Monday night, and I have been averaging around a 125. My one ball is fingertipped so that is hooks down the lane, but I haven't really gotten much movement lately. Hey, that's why they have league; gear you up for the winter season.
  9. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    All right; if no one else will share their bowling backgrounds, then let's start a discussion about bowling. However, even though I'm the thread host, I am leaving the discussion topic to someone so that we can all talk about it.
  10. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    [image=http://www.bowlingdigital.com/bowling/files/images/2006PBA03PeteWeber.jpg]

    I don't know how but for some reason when I was in college I had Pete's bowling card.
  11. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Nice. The PBA has made its first appearance (second mention) in this thread. Great picture, Gersh!
  12. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    All right; does anyone have something to say that can be made into a discussion?
  13. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    Oh, ok. I guess I've been too spoiled by California's smoking policies. :p

    Anyways, even though I don't get to bowl much myself, I enjoy watching PBA on Sundays. Those trick shot challenges are quite amusing.
  14. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    It would be nice if the PBA would be shown on network TV. I don't have cable.
  15. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Anyways, for a discussion starter, I would like to ask this question: What is the most annoying thing about bowling? In my opinion, that's a gutterball after a spare; I did that Monday night during league, and I wasn't doing well after that.
  16. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    The only Bowling that I now do is on my Wii. It's a very cool game on the Wii Sports game. Does anyone else play it?
  17. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Most of the bowling alleys around here are quite smoky, but occasionally (and at certain times) its not so bad. I enjoy it, though I'm not very good - my goal is always to hit 100+, and I probably do that as often as not. I've gotten as high as the 160s before, but thats with some luck.

    Oh, and I've played Wii bowling once as well - not bad, but theres no way to simulate the weight of the ball.
  18. DarkPrince Jedi Master

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    I've only been too two bowling alleys in my area and both seem fairly decent. There isn't any smoking to speak of and only a rule on drinking. One of them has no drinks while the other allows you to bring your own.

    I'm pretty decent on certain nights and others I just suck like you wouldn't believe. I usually hit in the 140s/150s when I'm on a good night. And when I'm really good I can hit close to 165 at times, but that's with a lot of luck behind me and I'm not screwing around with friends when we go.

    Wii Sports bowling is pretty good, although again you can't really measure the weight of the ball and it just falls short of being that much realistic.
  19. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Sometimes, I play Wii bowling a lot; I've bowled a 300 and a 297 on it in the span of a year. Actually, when I am having a good night, I can bowl (for real) 150-160. My high game, however, is a 192 (bowlied in practice before league night). That's what's always bugged me; my highest score ever was in practice.
  20. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    I've got league tonight, so wish me the best! Last week was disasterous (305 series; my average was 137), so I need a good night to raise my morale.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Good luck, and have fun!

  22. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    I have been in a semi-slump the last two weeks, because I got a 97, 126 and 145 last night. My averge was 128. Things are not going as well as I have hoped.
  23. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Last night, I got a 132, 133 and 134. Consistency.
  24. halibut Chosen One

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    Normally I get tetchy if I don't get 150. My best is 214 and I got a 600 series once (194, 197, 211)

    I play with a 12lb ball though, and bowl generally straight (right-handed) with a SLIGHT curve left-right. So I'm often relying on getting strikes on Brooklyns. My main area on getting points is picking up the spares.

    My biggest annoyance, though, is people on adjacent lanes who take their run-ups and bowl whilst I'm on the lane. Breaking bowling etiquette should earn a jail sentence [face_plain]
  25. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Wow halibut, I didn't know you were a bowler. Bolwing is such an underappreciated sport. I bowl with a 12-pounder as well, but mine hooks. Last night, I only got one strike in my series, but I got 15 spares and 14 open. Lately, I've been trying to keep my ball on the lane.
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