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Old 09-15-2006, 08:35 AM   #1
Brendan Kamm
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Yeah, yeah i know. But hear me out:

Last night I won a bowling tournament against 120 people. I've bowled once in the last 2 years. The only major change in my life in that time? Yep - Xfit. What else can it be???
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:06 AM   #2
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Beginner's luck?
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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My brother bowls and does croffsit, i will ask him what improvements he has seen since doing crossfit
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Old 09-15-2006, 10:34 AM   #4
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Since Crossfit, I don't even use the alley, I just hurl the ball directly into the pins.
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Old 09-15-2006, 10:43 AM   #5
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Paul ... that made me LOL.
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Old 09-15-2006, 01:30 PM   #6
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Paul - that's kinda how I felt. Maybe it was just a confidence thing?

Alex - I dunno, I bowled a 206 which is about 45 pins higher than my previous all time high and way too high for beginners luck. It's gotta be the oly lifts...
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:29 AM   #7
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Bowling is a game of statistics like baseball. A batting average of 1.000 or .200 with only 5 ABs doesn't tell you anything about the batter's skill.

Unless you are bowling in a Sport Bowling league, bowling alleys that cater to casual bowlers and evening leagues oil the lanes in different patterns that are all designed to make strikes easier. The oil on a lane strongly influences the roll rate and direction of the ball. If people roll high scores they are satisfied and more likely to return. If you roll, say, seven high games out of ten then maybe you are onto something. And no way are you going to accomplish this rolling a house ball wearing rental shoes.

Bowling has a rather large set of sport-specific skills. Also, bowling is not a game of strength; subtle ball control throughout the approach and release is what makes a lot of strikes over the long haul. No argument that GPP helps performance in any game, but if you want to improve your bowling scores, a few coaching sessions will do more in the long run than C & Js.

I'd jump at the chance to put money on a few games with any CFer who thinks weightlifting has turned them into a good bowler.
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Old 09-25-2006, 09:46 AM   #8
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Mike,

I think the point was that CF has improved the bowling, which I think is true. Give me someone strong and athletic with a mind towards technique and they will bowl better than someone who's weak and uncoordinated. Sure, they won't beat a league bowler who practices regularly, but they'll surely beat the average non-bowler.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:20 PM   #9
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Roger, yes, after I posted that message it occurred to me that my response was too one-dimensional. Your summation is accurate and realistic.
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:59 PM   #10
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Mike,
I think you might know a little too much about bowling lane oil patterns and the impact on marketing.
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