It’s been a while and I apologize. The NMO week definitely did not go as planned. Honestly it was really stressful and I didn’t feel it was really worthy of blogging about.
Started with Monday sweeper where I finished just outside of the money in 4th. Got a feel of the pattern which was pretty scorable in my opinion when you make good shots. Wednesday sweeper was just another feel of the pattern. After 2 games, I knew I couldn’t really win so I ball changed a bunch for the last two games. Nothing special.. Then the “fun” started. Thursday was my birthday and it was a little slice of hell for me. I got to the lab at 2 and immediately I was behind the drill press. 7 and a half hours later and more balls than I can count, I was mostly done. My head was spinning after a while with all the balls I churned out for strictly NMO competitors.
My squad wasn’t until Saturday afternoon and after all the work I put in on Thursday and Friday, I was mentally and physically fried. My game plan was to not have a game plan! No thinking allowed and just try to make shots.. Well, 8 games later and 106 pins in the negative, and I was done with my NMO. I really didn’t bowl bad but my low game was 175 and my high game was 198.. Never carried and split every game. Lots of fun.. Frustrated but honestly I knew it was a work weekend and that I wouldn’t be able to fully focus on the game. I can give you the details of my qualifying round but it’s pretty boring and more of the same.
The good thing though is that it has determined me to get better and increase my power. Gotta figure out how to carry more than 2 shots in a row. I put in a lot of hard work and I’m not gonna call it quits now.
Just to add to my motivation to get better, I got an email yesterday and I’m proud to announce that I AM NOW A VISE STAFF MEMBER! Yep, you heard it here first, I have joined TeamNickel Igor and I will be representing VISEInserts from here on out!
Really exciting stuff and happy to be on the team! Also really excited because Igor and I will be traveling to Mesa, Arizona tomorrow to compete in the PBA regional there! It’s on Shark which is traditionally one of my better patterns and I feel that I’ll be able to concentrate better out there than I was able to at home for the NMO.
We’re also planning on doing some vlogging out there so it’s gonna be a lot of fun! I had planned to vlog for the NMO as you all know, but with how busy I was just for work, I felt that I literally had zero time to do so. So I apologize for that but I plan to be back full force blogging and vlogging here on out!
Thanks for following along NickelNation, it’s gonna be a fun ride! Until next time (which hopefully will be from my phone while in Mesa), keep dropping those nickels! Peace!
-900 Global and VISEInserts staff member, DrPankl