It's not you. Claw machines The hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes 1 day ago   03:51

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If you have played a claw machine you probably haven't won many prizes and maybe even thought they are rigged. Find out what really happened to your allowance. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/

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Diamond Gacha TV
Check out claw kicker. He wins a lot of claw machines
SuperiorNinja 3
I noticed they were rigged about a year ago, (I'm 15) but I must say i got lucky one time when I got 4 stuffed animals out of a claw machine out of 8 or so tries, they probably still got profit because of how cheaply they were made, but nevertheless I still have them and still remember that day.
Bammer2001
The Claw decides who stays and who goes.
give me my rice
Something about respect and 28
Oskar winters
when i was 6 i found a broken machine, it let me win with every coin....u better believe i emptied the damn thing!
Naka Shigeo
That explains so much. I recently wanted a New England Patriots football. I think I spent $7. It already wasn't easy due to where the ball was but I love Tom Brady so I needed the football. On my last try, I got the ball and celebrated. (*^^*)
vi rose
so my mom beat a rigged game many times.
iiToxicity YT
Thank you Sherlock Holmes
1tsAce
Well I have once caught two of the toys in one
Sophie Null
When I was like 11 I went to the arcade and went from claw game to claw game getting prizes from just using the claw to knock stuff into the opening. I got at least 8 cheep stuffed animals.
hahalord
They aren't rigged, you just gotta be the claw
Everything Gamer
At the Kalahari I won a HUGE watermelon squishy, TAKE THAT YOU MEAN PEEPS TRING TO RIGG MY CLAW MACHINES!
NathanComics
I usually watch someone else play it and see if it goes down to prizes or if it drops the prizes before I try a skill crane.
Wład Kapelinski
It's a business, money must be made.
Ren Seragaki
Instead of playing claw machines. for a toy or other prize just save up to buy a toy or item you truly desire it’ll probably save you more money in the end instead of using a claw machine from now on.
creeper dogs clash
We have a perfectly functional claw machine at our bowling alley! I absolutely love it!
soonhoon shall rise
we been knew
Mochi
Just bring a magnet with you. If the prizes have those metal chains and they're near the glass, you'll be able to to use the magnet to pull the toy.
A Travelling Bleach
The first step to win everything in a Claw Machine is to win the lottery!
Determined Games
The dislikes are from people who made profit by owning a claw machine.
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The hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes It's not you. Claw machines 1 day ago   07:41

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Every bowling lane has a hidden oil pattern. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards finds out what that means.

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Every lane has a pattern. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores how they change the game.

Bowling isn’t just about a great ball and good form — if you want to understand the sport, you have to understand the lane.

Every bowling lane, including the one in your neighborhood alley, is coated with an oil pattern to protect the wood. But these patterns aren’t just for protection — the way in which oil is applied to the lane can affect the speed and direction of your ball.

These patterns are so important that recreational bowlers and professional bowlers bowl on vastly different patterns — the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) even classifies the patterns it uses in tournaments.

Phil Edwards met with professional bowler Parker Bohn III at his childhood bowling alley, Howell Lanes in Howell, New Jersey. He guided Phli through the complex strategy a pro bowler uses when encountering different oil patterns. Not only do they have to assess which pattern is in use, but they also have to judge how that pattern changes as the oil shifts and slides over the day. Knowing how to play a specific lane can be the difference between a title and second place.

But these patterns aren’t just for the pros — they’re relevant to recreational bowlers as well. Watch the video to see how you can use these patterns to step up your game.

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