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Ten pin bowling

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm going tonight with my workmates & partners.
Anyone got any tips on how to play an ok game? Without embarrasing myself?:o :D

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1) avoid throwing it into the gutter?

    2) Dont use too heavy a ball

    and most important

    3) Aim for the skittles (mmm, skittles)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    think positive.

    "I will not make an ass of myself"

    "I will not make an ass of myself"

    but truth be told, positive thinking only works in the little kiddies movies...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Okay

    well a heavier ball will be generally straighter and will knock down more pins but you have to be able to bowl it without aiming it into the gutter.

    Try to roll the ball rather than chucking it down the alley. As in your movement should I think let the ball go when it is quite low to the ground. Something like that anyway

    Then just have fun. It's all about being crap anyway :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mist
    Then just have fun. It's all about being crap anyway :D

    Good, cause that i am!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Look at the pins and bowl when the ball is close to the ground. Also Bowl it really hard, this makes the ball go quicker and so theres less time for it to go down the side, plus theres more force on it so it will knock more pins down:D

    Good luck, and if you make an ass of yourself just laugh it off!have fun babe:)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There should be some little arrows on the lane about 1/4 of the way down. On your first shot try to aim for the middle arrow.

    Don't throw the ball, roll it.

    If you're shit, then so what? Every game of bowling has a "shit one" who makes everyone look good and can be the brunt of all the jokes. Be lighthearted about it and you'll come off ok!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by sxy bunny grl
    Look at the pins and bowl when the ball is close to the ground.
    That's what works for me too. Try not to "drop" it, or "throw" it, but sort of push it close to the ground. Keep your eyes on the pins as that's where you want the ball to go. After a few goes you should find you aim improving.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i went bowling last night, i do better wen i hold the ball wrongand have my first 2 fingers in the holes. Also make sure to unleash the fury
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes.

    Keep beer away from the bowling thingy (lane?).

    :o
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Try rolling the ball down the centre of the lane and tie your shoe laces otherwise you may well fall over and go hurtling down the lane with the ball, lol:D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Use a lighter ball, something like an 8lb or 10lb. Hold the ball so your thumb faces the floor and DO NOT TWIST YOUR HAND! keep your hand in that position and you'll be reasonably OK. The arrows on the lane, bowl aiming for the 2nd arrow from the right if you're right handed and the opposite if you're a lefty. Do not spin the ball though! It spins because you twist your hand when you let go of it. If all else fails, get one of those ramps and push the ball down. :)
  • JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    I went out with work last Friday and bowled 33, yes, measly 33!! ( This was after 6-8pints! :D)

    I went back today, far more sober, 107! So for every pint of beer drunk, the score appears to drop by 10 points!

    </end scientific investigation>
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks guys, well i was second in the first game, then joint last in the second.:lol:
    It was a great laugh tho.:D
  • JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Tweety
    Thanks guys, well i was second in the first game, then joint last in the second.:lol:
    It was a great laugh tho.:D

    I bet ya was pissed in the second game :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Shit.... I'm going to play that in 2 weeks time with my work lot.

    Got any tips ?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Harmless
    Got any tips ?
    Yes, play with the bowling alley's balls, don't stand there playing with your own! :crazyeyes:

    Mr_Wobble ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    Yes, play with the bowling alley's balls, don't stand there playing with your own! :crazyeyes:

    Mr_Wobble ;)

    :lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Harmless
    Shit.... I'm going to play that in 2 weeks time with my work lot.

    Got any tips ?

    Yeah...laugh it off when you make a complete tit of yourself.lol:p :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *is so good at this game*

    Sorry i cant reveal my secrets :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *is 2*

    I dunno how tho, i just throw the ball and hope.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Tweety


    Yeah...laugh it off when you make a complete tit of yourself.lol:p :D

    I'll just be laughing non stop then!:D :(

    I hate things like that, I like a drink and stuff...... Not drinking and moving about throwing shit.

    I'm so going to have the piss taken out of me:p
    Yes, play with the bowling alley's balls, don't stand there playing with your own!
    Ohh, but that would be more fun!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was actually really chuffed & can't wait until tommorow until work cause...


    The horrible old woman in our office was taking the right piss out of me before we went as i said that i had dropped the ball behind me before now!:rolleyes: :o

    Anyway guess what she did......TWICE :D & guess what else she did.......Rolled the ball into the barrier :lol: .


    Am i mean? :D
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