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    Re: RPI Hockey 2018 - 2019 Part II: We're Just Gonna Complain, Don't Bother Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    The automatic machines can be inconsistent and off with almost any pin. More important though is the oil pattern on the lane. I never thought I would know these things or even care but after attending several of these tournaments I have found it to be far more complicated than I ever realized.
    I was a bowler. It's all about the oil actually... you're correct. Things change though. Did you realize that there is now a 2 handed bowling technique that is apparently the latest thing? I watched a guy doing it and all I could think was... they should make a rule that you have to use one hand. Gets you a lot of hook though.

    I hardly ever bowl 10 pins anymore but do throw a few candlepin strings here in NE. It's the most frustrating game on earth. Worse than golf. The only fun thing about it getting someone who is a 10 pin hotshot to try and then watch them lose to your 10 year old daughter. It can be that hard... especially since a hook is good in 10 pin and pretty much bad in candlepins.

    Final word on bowling... anyone here ever go to PEI and bowl there? They have a game called 5 pin there that is actually kind of fun. It's a sort of a mix of candlepins and duck pins. You get 3 balls per frame and the balls are similar to candlepin balls. The center pin is worth 5 points, the two next to it 3 each and the outermost two are worth two each. A perfect score is 450. Aside from the weirdness of the scoring and size of the pins (kind of a hybrid between other types), the pin setters on the lanes in Charlottetown PEI are unique too. There are only 5 pins on each alley and they are attached at the top via strings. If you get the pins moving around enough, they can become knotted together. It's a pretty interesting game that my daughters really liked.

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    The RPI Athletics Dept. has changed formatting in their webpages As is always the case with changes -- I don't like it.

    It is much easier to reformat than improve the content and fix all the small errors. (E.g. for the latter -- Mississauga misspelled for Hayhurst, Bear's last team which should be the Brooks Bandits).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhusker View Post
    I was a bowler. It's all about the oil actually... you're correct. Things change though. Did you realize that there is now a 2 handed bowling technique that is apparently the latest thing? I watched a guy doing it and all I could think was... they should make a rule that you have to use one hand. Gets you a lot of hook though.

    I hardly ever bowl 10 pins anymore but do throw a few candlepin strings here in NE. It's the most frustrating game on earth. Worse than golf. The only fun thing about it getting someone who is a 10 pin hotshot to try and then watch them lose to your 10 year old daughter. It can be that hard... especially since a hook is good in 10 pin and pretty much bad in candlepins.

    Final word on bowling... anyone here ever go to PEI and bowl there? They have a game called 5 pin there that is actually kind of fun. It's a sort of a mix of candlepins and duck pins. You get 3 balls per frame and the balls are similar to candlepin balls. The center pin is worth 5 points, the two next to it 3 each and the outermost two are worth two each. A perfect score is 450. Aside from the weirdness of the scoring and size of the pins (kind of a hybrid between other types), the pin setters on the lanes in Charlottetown PEI are unique too. There are only 5 pins on each alley and they are attached at the top via strings. If you get the pins moving around enough, they can become knotted together. It's a pretty interesting game that my daughters really liked.
    JM: i have seen those two handed bowlers and i absolutely agree they need a rule preventing it. At first i thought it was only in very young kids who could not lift and hold a ball in one hand but no, even big kids and adults use the technique and get a monstrous curve (often in the backwards direction). When younger tried Candlepins (hated it but only because i just could not do it well) and Duckpins (despised that also). never heard of 5 pin but it certainly sounds interesting to try.
    And you are also 100% right about the oil patterns. never knew this when younger but it indeed all ab out the oil. They have specific patterns they put down and announce them before any major tournament. Some are very favorable to left handers, some are better for those with straighter balls, and some are just miserable for everyone. In these major competitions the winners are usually the teams or the individuals who can figure out how to adapt what they throw to the patterns on their lanes.
    Now back to hockey-Having been on an unprecedented hot streak for me, i will try to start the score thread tomorrow but if I do not get to it by 8AM, please, someone else start it and let's keep our non losing streak going!!
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    The topic of the original Tacoma Narrow Bridge came up on the RPI game thread at eLynah. I am sure that in freshman Physics we saw the video of the bridge falling down and it was mentioned that an RPI alum was responsible for the bridge. I haven't been able to find a name of someone connected to RPI associated with the bridge. Does anyone remember.

    It's at least as on topic as bowling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    The topic of the original Tacoma Narrow Bridge came up on the RPI game thread at eLynah. I am sure that in freshman Physics we saw the video of the bridge falling down and it was mentioned that an RPI alum was responsible for the bridge. I haven't been able to find a name of someone connected to RPI associated with the bridge. Does anyone remember.

    It's at least as on topic as bowling.
    Not an RPI grad that I'm aware. The fall guy was Leon Moisseiff. He went to Columbia. There was another guy who was in charge of construction named Clark Eldridge. He came up with the original design which Moisseff changed to save money. He went to Washington State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    The topic of the original Tacoma Narrow Bridge came up on the RPI game thread at eLynah. I am sure that in freshman Physics we saw the video of the bridge falling down and it was mentioned that an RPI alum was responsible for the bridge. I haven't been able to find a name of someone connected to RPI associated with the bridge. Does anyone remember.

    It's at least as on topic as bowling.
    If you don't know, I'd be willing to bet no one else here does either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lugnut92 View Post
    If you don't know, I'd be willing to bet no one else here does either.
    If bowling is the topic, where will the bridge lead us?

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    Re: RPI Hockey 2018 - 2019 Part II: We're Just Gonna Complain, Don't Bother Reading

    Lugnut, do you live near the Whale?

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    Lugnut, do you live near the Whale?
    It's within easy walking distance, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    Now back to hockey-Having been on an unprecedented hot streak for me, i will try to start the score thread tomorrow but if I do not get to it by 8AM, please, someone else start it and let's keep our non losing streak going!!
    Which time zone are you in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lugnut92 View Post
    It's within easy walking distance, yes.
    Neat.

    I was down for a meeting at the St. Thomas More Center a few years ago. On a break, I walked over to the Whale. It was locked. I was bummed. Hoping for a look inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr. joe View Post
    Neat.

    I was down for a meeting at the St. Thomas More Center a few years ago. On a break, I walked over to the Whale. It was locked. I was bummed. Hoping for a look inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    The topic of the original Tacoma Narrow Bridge came up on the RPI game thread at eLynah. I am sure that in freshman Physics we saw the video of the bridge falling down and it was mentioned that an RPI alum was responsible for the bridge. I haven't been able to find a name of someone connected to RPI associated with the bridge. Does anyone remember.

    It's at least as on topic as bowling.
    Quite an interesting read over there on that thread, I must say. And I'm not surprised about Union, as I remember them doing that to us in 2007-08 when the game was televised. Of course, once the girl missed on the T-shirt toss and it went into the ice resurfacer, that went out the window.

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    Bad tie, given that we had three separate leads. On the bright side, we have a 4 game undefeated streak.
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    And we have a little help in our quest for 8th, as Brown won. We have tiebreaks with Union and Colgate for the time being, but both play tomorrow. Friday's game vs. Princeton will be VERY important, I'd say a must-win, if we want a shot at home ice. It's a log-jam at the top for the bye, but I don't see us getting there since we can max out at 24 points, and almost assuredly the top 4 will be higher than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    And we have a little help in our quest for 8th, as Brown won. We have tiebreaks with Union and Colgate for the time being, but both play tomorrow. Friday's game vs. Princeton will be VERY important, I'd say a must-win, if we want a shot at home ice. It's a log-jam at the top for the bye, but I don't see us getting there since we can max out at 24 points, and almost assuredly the top 4 will be higher than that.
    FD: We are a better team than we were at the beginning of the season and better than last year. But there are some teams that we match up better against than others which has almost always been the case. Princeton presents problems that some other teams do not. Dartmouth has also been one of those poor match ups over the past several years. Last night it was their size and strength that was seemed to be a problem. We often perform better against teams that are far better than some of the teams that we struggle against. Even when we are one of the best teams in college hockey (1984, 1985) we will have some teams that are just more difficult for us even when they are not a powerhouse.
    You are right on though in that next weekend the Princeton game is crucial. In my book that is a must win or at least a must not to lose. BTW i would not look at the QU game as a sure loss. They are by far the higher regarded team but in some recent years we have played some of our better hockey against them (only to tie or lose). And I have the feeling that if we have good defensive communication and an extremely hot Owen Savory in goal, some teams start to clench the stick harder and it can get into their psyche a bit. i am sure many of us got a bit nervous when Dartmouth ran him late in the game last night. He took a long time to get up and from my prejudiced view they deserved at least a 2 minute penalty! (which I will bet we would have been called for if the skate was on the other foot)
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