It's a different sport than the one I grew up with. I guess it's only fair that each generation gets to put their seal on it with their own "flavor." I get snickers from so many for using that word.
I grew up with rubber bowling on wood lanes. Accuracy and consistency were the norm. Pins were heavy and lane oil was applied with a flit gun, something you would see if you sprayed insecticide out in a garden. I did this at Homefield Bowl back in the late 70s. Totally bizarre by today's standards.
I'm going to write some articles on topics that are important to the sport. Hopefully, you'll find them insightful and able to use them to bowl your best.