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The 11th Frame: Newest synthetic lanes fairly resistant to lofting damage, but experts still would ban lofting if they owned a center

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 8:00 am

Marshall Kent's much-seen loft shot during the U.S. Open that Storm Tour rep captured in a Facebook video this picture was captured from.
It was the shot heard round the bowling world — figuratively, although it likely was literally heard around much of South Point Bowling Plaza considering it landed well past the arrows after being launched from eye level. Storm Tour rep Del Ballard Jr. captured Marshall Kent’s incredible shot at the U.S. Open in this Facebook video with the caption “Do you think lane 35 hooks???”, which set off a predictable firestorm on social media. As I detailed in this story, Kent...

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