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  • Tweak pattern for fall leagues

    Would like some advice on whether to tweak our pattern. Pretty much all can get to the pocket but there are a lot of corner pins left. Any ideas?

    Navigate conditioner
    Defense-C at 5:1
    IKON 1 yr old
    4 yr old SPL II
    42 ft pattern
    drop brush at 38
    50 mic oil setting

    2-2 2 10
    9-9 1 14
    10-10 2 18
    11-11 3 18
    12-12 2 18
    2-2 0 22 to 34ft
    2-2 0 26 to 38ft
    2-2 0 30 to 42 ft

    2-2 0 30 to 35ft
    12-12 1 22
    11-11 2 22
    10-10 4 18
    9-9 3 14
    8-8 1 14
    2-2 0 10
    total volume 23.15ml
    forward 11.5 ml
    reverse 11.65 ml


  • #2
    If corners are the problem, I would watch ball reaction and see if the balls are going too far down the lane before hooking or are they rolling out and losing energy because they are hooking too soon. To me it looks like a good pattern, I might add a little more to the forward pass by adding 1 more 9-9. I would also add 1 more 12 on the reverse pass.
    let me be myself


    • #3
      Would adding forward load increase carry down and possibly create a problem with out of ranges due to pins sliding? Also, adding reverse load puts the final oil at just over 4 feet from foul line. Should speeds be adjusted to keep the final load out farther from foul line?

      Thanks for the response


      • #4
        A single forward load most likely will not cause a problem. The 12-12 load on the reverse is just a suggestion and yes the speeds can be adjusted. Another thing to keep in mind is that while the pattern can help the ball get to the pocket, the ball surface and core also factors that determine when the ball changes direction.
        let me be myself


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