Second attempts typically prove to be easier - and bowling closely relates to this. After struggling a bit in week one, week two was much easier. Instead of bringing out the bigger guns up front, I decided to play a tighter line. This starting concept greatly improved my consistency. Let's dig into the game by game for week two on Route 66!
The pattern played tight, as expected. Instead of bringing out the Phaze II, I decided to play more outside with the Flash Point. This allowed me to play a tighter angle, which more closely relates to my comfort zone of play. Given this adjustment, I was able to keep the ball online and reduce the number of undesirable counts left over from bad shots.
Played no differently than game one for about the first five frames. Thereafter, I made a parallel move in, keeping the same angle to the pocket. Unfortunately, this meant some tough conversions along the way. A majority of my 4 opens were directly caused by this migration inward. Want to know how to fix this? Pick up your spares!
Back online, but this time I decided to pull out the Phaze II. This allowed me to have a bit more speed and play room. Instead of having to worry about tight shots, I was able to swing a little more. This provided valuable when I needed to get inside of the typical shot that everyone was playing on. Sometimes you need to find your own way to the breakpoint.
Less swing the better. As the lanes break down, you are going to have to swing it. Start with surface or weaker skid/snap and then start to move in. Thereafter, pull more aggressive skid/snap equipment to adjust.
Oh, and SPARES, SPARES, SPARES!