My experience with the Cheetah in this league has varied from week to week. Of the three weeks, we spent on the pattern it played in two different ways, extremely tight or quick breakdown with swing. This week played tight, requiring few adjustments over the three-game series. I started game one with the No Rules Pearl, played a fairly tight line up the eighth board or so. This held well throughout the entire first game. Game two was a struggle for me as the lanes started to transition and vary drastically on lane 25 versus lane 26. I started to notice that 25 was playing longer, but
Well, back on the Cheetah. After a good fifteen minute warmup, I decided to use an oldie, the Flash Point. I have had this ball since around 2008 or so, which I rarely pull out of the bag. Although, this week was different. The ball provided a great look into the pocket, with control from the front to the back. I was able to build some room while still having the ability to play in a comfortable spot. The first two games played out really well as my look and feel held from beginning to end. Although, I lost my look in the game three transistion. Lesson learned: stay ahead of the tra
The Poplar Creek Open was the first tournament that I participated in since high school. And even at that, I believe this was much more difficult and strenuous to compete in. Roughly 80 bowlers signed up to be a part of the event, which is outstanding attendance for an event of this magnitude. The lane pattern in use was the PBA Cheetah pattern, which is the shortest pattern used by the association. Over two days I was able to compete with some of the best bowlers in the region. The format of the event was quite unique to me.