The glorious Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in history. But how great it is as a Kegel Sports pattern from the Landmark Series? If you have a tournament or a league game coming where you are going to play on the Kegel Eiffel Tower Oil Pattern, then you have come to the right place. Because of being a fan-favorite bowling pattern, you will come across the Eiffel Tower oil pattern quite often. You don’t want an oil pattern to stop you from winning, do you? Hence, it is paramount to know how to navigate this pattern. So without further ado, let me enlighten you with the basic guidance you need to get through the pattern.
What is the Kegel Eiffel Tower oil pattern?
Set your new bowling average as high as the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower oil pattern (2948) is 48 feet long, making it the longest pattern in the Kegel Landmark series (equal to the Great Wall of China pattern). Out of all the Landmark Sports oil patterns, the Eiffel Tower is also considered the trickiest one.
This particular oil pattern consists of 50 uL of oil per board with a ratio of 2.33:1, meaning the pattern is going to be fairly flat. However, you will see most of the oil mounded up between 12 to 17 boards. The Forward Oil Total in this pattern is 15.6 mL and the Reverse Oil Pattern is 10.35 mL, therefore, you will get 25.95 mL of Total Volume Oil which makes the lane mediumly oiled.
The Flex Lane Machine is going to lay out the blended Fire and Ice conditioners on the lane. The first 35 feet are mostly going to be oiled and the rest of the length is going to be buffed out. From this information, I can tell that the Eiffel Tower will have quite a lot of oil further down the lane. As a result, the pattern is going to play slicker. While this can be terrifying for some amateurs, it can be very fun for so many bowlers.
How to attack the Kegel Eiffel Tower oil pattern?
In order to get a great start on the Eiffel Tower oil pattern, go ahead and break your lane down, especially if you’ve got time in your hand during your practice session. Grab a bowling ball with enough surface and break down anywhere from 8 to 12 board, or a little bit further left (let’s say 7 to 13). When you’re breaking the lane, make it as dry as you possibly can by staying on the right side of the headpin. Ding this develops a dry spot to the right of where your breakpoint needs to be. This way you can give yourself a little bit of miss room to the right.
So what if you don’t have the opportunity to break down the pattern? Well, that’s completely fine. You just have to start around the right area. This is when you should use the ‘Rule of 31’. So, PL – 31, 48-31= 17, meaning, you want your ball somewhere around the 17 board when it exits the oil pattern, and then you can adjust from there as per your advantage.
The third arrow is a safe place to aim at the Eiffel Tower pattern. Your breakpoint should never really be outside of the 10 board. On this particular pattern, the further you play right, the faster it breaks down, and when you start moving left into that oil you will notice the pattern holds up a little bit longer. So in the beginning, keep it between 15-20 boards and roll your ball close to the 3 pin. When the pattern is fully broken down, don’t change your aim, rather you should start moving.
When you notice your bowling ball is hooking early, you should start moving left instead of changing your general launch angle. One way to avoid early hooking is not to use a stronger bowling ball. But to play on the Eiffel Tower oil pattern, you should have both a moderately strong and a slightly weak ball in your arsenal. Now, on the burn, you are gonna need that weaker ball to have it slide through that friction zone on the front lane. Let’s learn more about bowling balls for this pattern, shall we?
Which bowling ball is best for this pattern?
Ideally, you should have the possession of a strong and a weak ball for this bowling oil pattern. A good benchmark ball for the Eiffel tower pattern would be the Storm Gravity Evolve. The ball has enough surface to survive on this pattern. You cannot go wrong with the Storm Phaze II as well. The ball is known for saving bowling on many kinds of patterns.
The dull asymmetrical strong balls are best for breaking up the pattern, whereas the symmetrical bowling ball will keep your performance going throughout the game. If you have balls like the Brunswick Nirvana or Brunswick Mastermind Einstein, you can bring down the finish to 1000 grit and roll them on this sports oil pattern. When you feel like you need to blend out the clip, you can use an asymmetrical ball like the Storm Alpha Crux. FYI, a nice alternative for that bowling ball is the Roto Grip Rubicon. I’m even planning myself getting one!
For the Eiffel Tower oil pattern, you can also use the Storm Axiom, or the Ebonite Game Breaker 3. I’d discourage using a pearl ball, however, if you think you can have it under control, the Storm Marvel Pearl is a good option for that. All of these bowling balls are surely gonna get the job done.
Feel the happiness you would feel at the top of the Eiffel Tower by scoring the best! Kegel challenges their players for a perfect 300 game on this pattern. Do you think you can do that? If you can, show the world you’re unstoppable despite the difficulty level of a pattern. So keep your practicing going till your big day, and as always, make yourself proud and happy. Good luck!