February 17, 2011

Road To a 300

So I've been bowling for 4 weeks now and still feel incredibly inconsistant. I'm averaging 175 but can get a 230 one game and a 150 the next game. I have no idea where the ball is going half the time and it was so much easier when I was doing it every day for my high school team. So tonight during practice I found two really good lines for my ball and felt good to go. I struck on the first two balls of the night, both were perfect. I then struck in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. It was at this point I go to my Dad and say "I've never had the first 7 before."

Ball in the 7th felt good off my hand and all 10 went in the pit. I struck in the 8th to make it 8 in a row, needing only 4 more. In a league when someone has a 300 going, a crowd starts to form behind the lane. Everyone stops and generally the person with the 300 in tact is the only person bowling. Word had spread about my run so far and although I didn't realize it, when I struck in the 9th I heard a huge roar. So now I was very nervous, I go to my Dad "Any advice?", he just laughed and said "I wouldn't change too much."

In the 10th when it was my turn I took my ball and actually felt a bit weak in my legs. I took a deep breath to calm down and just told myself to get it out there. The ball felt great off my hands and it was another perfect shot, all 10 went down. So now I just need two more. My next ball I felt drop off my hands but was still on a great line. I knew it wasn't going to have the carry of my previous 10 but was hoping for a break. It hit the pocket flush but the 7 pin was left standing, I heard a large groan from the crowd and although people were saying I got robbed, that was by far my worst shot of the game. It was a fun run though, hope to have another one like that soon.

PLO has been swingy. I never realized how much work goes into learning a new game. I had been playing exclusively HUNL for the past 3 years and a lot of the adjustments had become second nature to me. Now in PLO I'm re-learning how to adjust to different player types, tilted opponents, bluff lines, etc. I'm going to start forcing myself to watch at least 5 videos a week and blogging about 3-4 PLO hands a week to force me to put my thought process into words.

Finally, does anyone have any experience with google chrome? Firefox has become so resource intensive on my computer that I may be looking to make a change. A buddy of mine swears by it and I'll probably give it a shot soon but was looking for other opinions.

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The fact is that in order to do any thing in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
Sydney Smith

Posted By bosoxx34 at 04:12 AM

10 Comments

10 Comments:

TecmoSuperBowl posted on February 17, 2011 at 14:12 PM

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Sick run w/ 10 in a row!

Chrome is the nuts btw. I use google docs for everything and don't even bother with Microsoft Office/Open Office anymore. The browser itself is really fast and I love the fact that the url text box can be used just as if it was google search.


richbrown posted on February 18, 2011 at 16:47 PM

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I just switched to chrome 4 days ago for the same reason. Very impressed with chrome and no longer gettting random lag when watching videos or playing online games.
Its a lot more simplified so feels less cluttered.
I would recommend it!


nyehehe posted on February 18, 2011 at 20:01 PM

Bmw1plo600

I can also recommend chrome, it is the fastest browser.

Do you watch more videos or analyse and think about your game?


Entity posted on February 19, 2011 at 06:18 AM

Llama

Chrome = the nuts IMO.


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