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Amazing Race - OAD 4/28/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TonyTheTiger, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

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    I bet you get some weird looks if you continue to bowl like that. :)
     
  2. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    I miss the little alley that was by my house when I lived in MA.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/sawyers-bowlardrome-northborough
     
  3. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

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    Is that the same as Duckpins? I've played that a few times. Smaller ball with no finger holes, and the pins are a bit skinnier and spaced to make it much harder to get a strike.
     
  4. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Sounds like it... candlepin balls are like big skeeballs and the pins are shaped different.
     
  5. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    [​IMG]

    Not sure what the ones with the bands are, but the others are duckpin, candlepin and regular pin.

    I think the duckpin and candlepin balls are the same.
     
  6. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...
    In the '60s and '70s, a lot of places had a local "Bowling for Dollars" TV show.

    Except Boston. Boston had "Candlepins for Cash."
     
  7. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I've never played a bagpipe, but I've played another wind instrument which had an intermediate chamber, instead of being a straight stick where your breath directly controls the air in the pipe.

    With a pipe, you have a much better feel for how much air pressure you need to maintain to hold a steady note. Once you introduce that bag in the middle of things, you don't get the same feedback. It's super-easy to have either under-pressure, or over-pressure, in which case you get squeaks or nothing.

    In short -- it looks like it might be easier to keep a steady pressure if you are filling the bag, and then using the bag pressure to play. But I wouldn't bet on it.

    One mistake a lot of people made: they had the mouthpiece in the center of their mouth, the way you would blow into a recorder. Notice that the pipers who were teaching them had the mouthpiece off to the side. No wonder all the racers were getting muscle fatigue -- they were probably trying to blow like you do when you blow up a balloon, instead of holding the mouthpiece in place and breathing from their diaphragms.
     
  8. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    I wasted many hours watching that! It was on '73-'82.
     
  9. getbak

    getbak Active Member

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    The one in the middle with the band is from 5-pin bowling, which is apparently only played in Canada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-pin_bowling). As the name suggests, there are only 5 pins, arranged in a "V" pattern (which means if you throw your first ball straight down the middle, there's a good chance you'll take out just the middle pin, making it a lot harder to pick up the spare). Like the others, it is also played with a smaller ball than 10-pin, with no finger holes.

    According to Wikipedia, the duckpin with the band is a variant of duckpin called rubber band duckpin.
     

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