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    Quote Originally Posted by corptaxman View Post
    Has anyone witnessed a speed test via a chute? Does the bowl actually travel the full distance (or close to it) or is is mostly a scaling of the actual time/distance taken? That's bound to have an effect, too, on absolute speed results although the result would still be useful relatively.
    They travel the full distance and are timed by hand.

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    Thanks for the reply - puts it into perspective. I would be less happy with a scaling exercise occurring.

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    Colder = slower green. When your heating packs up you'll discover this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headband View Post
    Colder = slower green. When your heating packs up you'll discover this!
    The people who stretch the carpets would not completely agree ,when the carpet is cold the weave is tighter,as it heats up it has more friction,dust is a major factor if you have a concrete floor, the fastest carpets are generally the cleanest(hoover once a week) humidity can change too,I often hear comments to the effect the heat has just come on,i thought the carpet has got faster!!!I do not know many bowlers who could detect a 1sec increase in carpet speed half way through a match,because if it does happen it would be over a period of time
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    Quote Originally Posted by headband View Post
    Colder = slower green. When your heating packs up you'll discover this!

    Our indoor club, solid concrete surface is definitely faster when colder. The evenings are positively pedestrian when much warmer compared to mornings.

    i am told that on wood floors the opposite occurs because there is a slight expansion in the wood thereby tightening up the underlay and carpet, but we don't have many wood floors in our area to play on

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    Quote Originally Posted by showaddy View Post
    Our indoor club, solid concrete surface is definitely faster when colder. The evenings are positively pedestrian when much warmer compared to mornings.

    i am told that on wood floors the opposite occurs because there is a slight expansion in the wood thereby tightening up the underlay and carpet, but we don't have many wood floors in our area to play on
    To be fair, my experience of the heating not working was on a green with a wooden floor.

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