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    Any thoughts on playing indoor and outdoor bowls during the summer? Does it mess up both games or do you adjust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray1915 View Post
    Any thoughts on playing indoor and outdoor bowls during the summer? Does it mess up both games or do you adjust?
    Ifind my delivery is so different in and out that it is two completelydifferent games,alot of that isdue these days due to a big increase invery heavy outdoor greens i mixed the two last year,and as i prefer indoor anyway,i dont think my game changed much. Not playing outdoors next year anyway,if you enjoy both at the same time play them,more and moreindoor clubs are gaining allyear round players,this season i amstarting 2 indoor leagues as well.Iguess if you play at the top level it may not be a good idea.In answer to your question it affected my ability to adjust to the outdoor heavy greens I have noticed the players who reach easy do not grass the bowl properly but release 2-3 inches above the surface
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    Here in Hong Kong, we play a mix of indoor and outdoor all year round,
    So you get used to changing surface regularly. I donít believe it messes up your game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonfodder View Post
    Here in Hong Kong, we play a mix of indoor and outdoor all year round,
    So you get used to changing surface regularly. I donít believe it messes up your game.


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    Any idea what the speed of your outdoor greens are,that would make a difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by john haydock View Post
    Any idea what the speed of your outdoor greens are,that would make a difference
    There is a lot of variation here. Outdoor grass greens vary between 8-12 seconds. Outdoor carpets are 12-15 seconds and indoor from 12- 17 seconds. Some carpets are onto wood but majority are to a concrete base. You just become adaptable, but home advantage can count for a lot - not so much to adjust for the speed but to understand where the runs are.


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    I believe that all the players who play in the 'World' indoor championships also play outdoors....so different game but just the same really

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJB View Post
    I believe that all the players who play in the 'World' indoor championships also play outdoors....so different game but just the same really
    possibly they do but the question was about playing indoor and outdoor inthe same season,i know for a fact most do not do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonfodder View Post
    There is a lot of variation here. Outdoor grass greens vary between 8-12 seconds. Outdoor carpets are 12-15 seconds and indoor from 12- 17 seconds. Some carpets are onto wood but majority are to a concrete base. You just become adaptable, but home advantage can count for a lot - not so much to adjust for the speed but to understand where the runs are.


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    Your outdoor greens are very slow then,i would think going from a club rink running at 10 secsto a 17 sec rink indoors would be a challenge.are your indoor greens that bad you have runs in them?I have never known of an indoor carpet being as slow as 12secs
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    Quote Originally Posted by john haydock View Post
    possibly they do but the question was about playing indoor and outdoor inthe same season,i know for a fact most do not do that
    Perfectly true John...two games but not at the same time

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