Is it me, the seller, ebay or doesn't it matter (i.e. is life too short)?

GAP

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Woops, how sad, never mind, good game. Mind you, I was a bob each way, in my playing days I wore an Eagles guernsey, in fact scored the first goal for that newly combined team in our local competition. I thing Gap would be one of the few people that actually know what I am blethering about.
Was barracking for West Coast I always go for the out of state teams in both AFL and NRL (Melbourne Storm tomorrow night?)
 
GAP

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I have absolutely no frustration with Golf.... it is one 'sport' I have no time for, either playing, or on telly.
Talking sport, 'tis the last Saturday in September. Collingwood, Go the Pies ! Until kick off, I'll be playing trains.
Definition of Golf;
An ineffectual attempt, to get an uncontrollable sphere, into an inaccessible hole, with equipment ill designed for the purpose.
Or as famously quoted a ruination of a good walk.
 
Rhinochugger

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Definition of Golf;
An ineffectual attempt, to get an uncontrollable sphere, into an inaccessible hole, with equipment ill designed for the purpose.
Or as famously quoted a ruination of a good walk.
Yeah, golf has never frustrated me, except we have a neighbour who, when you meet him socially, you can run a book on how many words he can speak without mentioning the word - shame, he's an intelligent bloke, but unfortunately rather fixated: I can think of better things for fixations :cool::cool::cool::cool:
 
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except we have a neighbour who, when you meet him socially, you can run a book on how many words he can speak without mentioning the word - shame, he's an intelligent bloke, but unfortunately rather fixated: I can think of better things for fixations :cool::cool::cool::cool:
Is it a Norfolk thing? We also have lovely neighbours but he is obsessed with golf. I believe she is what is known as a golf widow.

Paul
 
Rhinochugger

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Is it a Norfolk thing? We also have lovely neighbours but he is obsessed with golf. I believe she is what is known as a golf widow.

Paul
Oh no, these are incommers - although he is a Scot, they have had an itinerant life as teachers for Services Education - turns out the they were in the Falklands after we left (SWMBO was TA at the school in MPA).

Could be a retirement thing

We have quite a few neighbours, our back garden shares boundaries with five other houses o_Oo_O
 
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:*:*:*
 
Rhinochugger

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The bias is actually an in-built weight, probably just as painful. Most manufacturers offer different biases which will give the bowl a different track. People don't usually like you using a heavy bias indoors, as it involves your wood tracking into the next lane, before it curls back onto the jack :mask::mask::mask::mask:
 
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I thought the sanding explanation was a bit odd, I would think it would look differently as it rolls.

But, read this:
Bowls - Wikipedia
under that section.

It says it was originally done with weights, but now done by exterior shape.

Greg
 
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The bias is actually an in-built weight, probably just as painful. Most manufacturers offer different biases which will give the bowl a different track. People don't usually like you using a heavy bias indoors, as it involves your wood tracking into the next lane, before it curls back onto the jack :mask::mask::mask::mask:
Not as frowned on as over-arm bowling.. :think::devil::devil:
 
Rhinochugger

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I thought the sanding explanation was a bit odd, I would think it would look differently as it rolls.

But, read this:
Bowls - Wikipedia
under that section.

It says it was originally done with weights, but now done by exterior shape.

Greg
That's interesting - you can't see the difference (in shape), but hey, you're not too worried when you're trying to curl it around onto the jack :oops::oops::oops:

We've just started playing indoors again, last week was the second week, and my success rate is still pretty abysmal :D:D:D:D:D
 
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It's like rolling an ostrich egg.

SW
 
PhilP

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It's like rolling an ostrich egg.

SW
I bet Mrs Ostrich is pretty annoyed? :eek:

I was very annoyed, when I found out that my Grand Father's bowls, leather case, etc. had gone on the bonfire.. :(
i was early teens, had only gone with him twice, a few years earlier, and knew nothing of this at the time.. :cry:
 
GAP

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I had my comment for earlier, that I found that Bias on bowls is created by sanding one side of the balls, but it sounded too weird (or painful).

:giggle:
Greg,
The bias is created when the manufacturer makes the bowl, when a bowl is rolled it travels in an arc and the size of the arc is determined by the bias. If it is sanded to alter the bias that makes it an illegal bowl and it is regarded as cheating by tampering as it alters the arc of travel. Bowls are tested by rolling them down a plank and seeing where the stop, the stopping has to be within a standard position.
There are different acceptable biases and the bowls are classified as narrow draw or wide draw or other draws. in-between.
The rules of bowls is a volume in itself with so many variables that you could give yourself an awful headache trying to understand a lot of them. ;);)

Bowls like cricket and other games invented in Mother England is difficult to explain to a citizen of the breakaway colonies. :giggle: :giggle:
 
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I had my comment for earlier, that I found that Bias on bowls is created by sanding one side of the balls, but it sounded too weird (or painful).

:giggle:
Balls, sandpaper...... how very Australian, not cricket !
 
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My only interest in having to go and watch sport as a kid was a small stash of coal at the rear of the grandstand which I would routinely fill an empty chip bag so I could take some home for scientific experiments.
Yeah, I made gas!