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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:11 pm  Post subject: Re: BOWLING TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN SPICE UP YOUR GAME! Reply with quote

Ball Dynamics and Hook Potential


When watching a bowling ball roll down the lane, it is easy to overlook the forces at work within the ball. The ball is round, and the bowler imparts revolutions, axis rotation, axis tilt and ball speed. The round ball undergoes a transition from to skid to hook to forward roll.

However, unless you own a clear ball with a high power core design, it is difficult to imagine the position of the core and its rotational influences on the hook pattern of the ball. Understanding the shape and density of the core will enable you to evaluate a ball and its possible benefits to your game.

Make no mistake about it! There is no substitute for a good shot. But there is also no substitute for a good ball reaction. Even the best in the game do not repeat every shot. Duplicating the exact launch angle, ball speed, rev rate, axis rotation and tilt, and target accuracy is seldom done twice in a row, much less for an entire game. Having the proper ball reaction helps to minimize the consequences of making physical mistakes. Minimizing the mistakes helps build confidence. Building confidence leads to a looser armswing and less intervention of the analytical side of your brain when you are on the approach and on the way to the foul line.

Understanding the ball construction and its application to certain physical styles and lane conditions can be of tremendous benefit to your decision making. The basic component of ball construction is Radius of Gyration (RG). This is a measure of the amount of time that it takes a ball to complete a swing rotation cycle. Without getting into scientific measurements, the more the weight is concentrated toward the center of the ball, the faster the ball will swing. This is called Low RG. Its characteristic is to hook sooner. When the weight is located closer to the surface of the ball, the ball will swing slower. This is called High RG. Its characteristic is to have a more delayed breakpoint. The RG of the ball will dictate its breakpoint.

The second measurement of a ball's dynamic potential is called RG Differential, or Differential for short. The differential is based on the shape of the core. Every core has a height and a width. Picture a softball. Its length and width are identical. No matter which plane you would perform an RG swing on, the swing time would be identical. This would result in no differential. This type of core would have a smooth rolling, low hook potential. Now picture a tall drinking glass. Its height is disproportionate to its width. There is much more mass vertically than horizontally. This ball would have a large difference between the swing rates. This core shape would have a high differential. Differential causes track flare and is an indicator of the speed of transition from skid to hook once the ball encounters lane friction. RG Differential is an indicator of the amount of hook potential at the breakpoint. This drinking glass core would be an example of a high differential, pin-in ball.

The third measurement of a core's dynamic potential is called Mass Bias. To illustrate mass bias, let's use the drinking glass again. But we're going to add a handle on its side, turning it into a mug. Like the drinking glass, there is a difference in the height and width. But there is an additional difference between the width including the handle and the width without the handle. There is more mass closer to the surface in the area of the handle. There is a second differential between the swing time of the handle side and the side perpendicular to the handle. This difference can be minor, as in the case of a pin out ball, or major, as in the case of a ball using BOMB technology. A pin-out ball would have a small handle, a weaker influence. A BOMB core would have a larger handle, a stronger influence. Mass Bias changes the shape of the breakpoint. By shape we mean the amount of time it takes the ball to go into a forward roll. Forward roll occurs when the ball loses axis rotation (side roll). When a ball achieves forward roll, it has ceased hooking and now is rolling in a linear direction. Promoting a quicker forward roll would be beneficial in heavier oil conditions, promoting a slower transition to forward roll would be beneficial in lighter oil conditions.

I hope you can understand what we are saying but this is one of the most difficult area to understand but one of the important factor to consider. Try to read & read again until it sinks to our clear knowledge.

I will be back on February 15, 2012 for more tips! Advance Happy Valentines Day!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:55 pm  Post subject: Re: BOWLING TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN SPICE UP YOUR GAME! Reply with quote

Bowling Terminology

There are a few important terms contained in the wide scope of bowling terminology every advanced bowler should take time to become familiar with thereby gaining a working level of knowledge. In considering a few terms relating to bowling balls, RG, Differential of RG, Track Flare Potential, Hook Potential, and Length Potential are useful terms for any bowler because they relate to a bowling ball in motion rather than at static rest.

Radius of Gyration (RG) in layman's terms refers to how quickly a bowling ball gets into its strongest rolling pattern as it travels down the lane. A low RG ball, as example, will roll strongest on the front end of the lane and usually is best suited for heavy oil conditions and with an aggressive coverstock. A Medium RG ball rolls strongest in the mid-lane conserving energy on the front end of the lane and is suited best on medium heavy oil conditions or when you need your ball to pick up a strong roll entering the break point area on the lane. A High RG ball is one which develops a strong roll on the back end of the lane, conserving energy as it travels, and usually matches best on a dry lane. A High RG ball, one with a stiff or pearl coverstock, works well with dry front-end conditions where you must prevent the ball from rolling too quickly and hooking too early and in a non-predictable manner.

Length Potential is the general description of a bowling ball involving the RG and coverstock factors which together govern the skid length a bowling ball possesses as it travels down lane. Hook Potential is the term used to describe the bowling ball's ability to hook on the back end of the lane and involves the differential rating and the coverstock factor of a given bowling ball. Length Potential and Hook Potential ratings are commonly used by manufacturer's to describe the ball motion capabilities a given bowling ball is designed to achieve. Of course, the drilling layouts also influence the ball motion and that is something which needs to be addressed with the pro shop before planning a layout strategy.

There are, of course, other bowling ball terms which might be useful such as ones pertaining to the bowling lane. The term "Break Point" (BP) refers to the point on the lane where the ball routinely changes direction and begins to hook toward the pocket. The BP is usually located about 5-7 feet past the final distance the lane machine applies oil on the lane surface or buffs oil into the surface. Bowling center lane conditions generally end the oiling anywhere from 36 feet distance to 42 feet distance. The BP, therefore, is located between 42 feet and 48 feet distance from the foul line. In the example of the shorter oiling distance, the break point will be located about 42 feet down the lane and closer to the edge of the lane, about the five or six board, as opposed to the longer distance oil pattern where the BP is about 48 feet distance and perhaps three boards nearer the lane center around the eight or nine board. It simply makes sense that the longer distance a bowling ball skids while traveling in oil, the less time and distance it has to hook on the dry back ends, thus the BP is nearer the center of the lane on a longer pattern compared to a shorter distance oil pattern.

Remember, bowling balls create their own BP by means of the ball construction core designs and coverstock compositions. It is the best strategy for you to try and match a bowling ball BP to the BP on the lane so your overall bowling ball reaction is dependable and predictable.

Lane maintenance personnel refer to the lane in three sections, most commonly. The "front end" refers to the portion of the lane also known as the "heads" located from the foul line forward to just beyond the targeting arrows to a distance of about 20 feet and where the heaviest concentration of oil is placed. From the 20 foot distance past the foul line to the distance the lane machine completes the oil application is referred to as the "mid-lane" and is the portion of the lane surface where your ball usually rolls most strongly and prepares for a change in direction at the Break Point. Finally, the "back-end" of the lane is the portion where the application of oil ends and continues to the end of the pin-deck. The "back-end" of the lane is where your bowling ball changes direction at the BP on a dry surface and continues at an angle of entry into the pins which is determined by the "hook Potential" of the bowling ball.

Wow! Brain twisting! but If you only take time to understand you will increase your bowling knowledge!!!

By the way, if I kept you waiting, just finished competing in the province. I'll be back on March 1, 2012 so do not forget to visit this thread!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:15 am  Post subject: Re: BOWLING TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN SPICE UP YOUR GAME! Reply with quote

My apologies to all readers as I was so busy in the past week and was not able to give you additional tips or articles about the sports we loved "BOWLING".

Anyways, please bare with me, starting this month of March, I will be going to post weekly instead of every 5 days due to hectic schedules
& some bowling competition that I need to support.

This is a promise, please await for the latest article that I will share to you on March 12 Monday & every Mondays thereon.

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for baring with me, and I hope these tips or sharing of knowledge will really help you to improve your bowling game!

God Bless!
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Understanding Bowling Ball Motion

Understanding bowling ball motion will help you make a good decision in purchasing your next bowling ball. This article is addressed to the advanced and highly skilled bowlers but has relevant information for everyone interested in the science of bowling ball motion. Understanding Bowling ball motion is simply derived by examining the overall path a bowling ball takes while traveling down the lane derived from research and development by manufacturers and amplified by field studies performed by the United State Bowling Congress (USBC).

The USBC, combined with the ball manufacturers, did graphical analysis using the Computer Aided Tracking System (CATS) to accurately measure the resulting ball motion when a drilled ball was thrown by an automatic ball throwing machine to simulate a bowler delivering a bowling ball on a lane with a 53 foot flat oil pattern. That graphical analysis showed the three phases of ball motion for each ball tested.

When a bowler delivers a ball, the bowler imparts four forces to the ball:

1. initial ball speed

2. initial rev rate

3. initial ball axis tilt

4. initial axis rotation

These factors, plus the location of the Positive Axis Point, describe a bowler’s delivery during ball motion testing. As the ball travels down the lane, it passes through three phases and two transitions. This motion happens as follows:

1. the skid phase (the first transition from skid to hook)

2. the hook phase (the second transition from hook to roll)

3. the roll phase

During the skid phase, the force from the ball speed exceeds the force from the rev rate. As the ball travels down the lane, the friction between the ball and the lane reduces the ball’s speed and increases the ball’s rev rate. When the forces from the ball speed and the rev rate become equal, the ball transitions (first transition) into the hook phase.

In the hook phase, the force from the ball’s rev rate exceeds the force from the ball’s speed. During the skid and hook phases, the ball’s axis rotation always exceeds the ball’s axis tilt. The ball will lose its’ axis rotation faster than it loses its’ axis tilt during the skid and hook phases.

When the ball’s axis rotation and axis tilt become equal, the ball will transition (second transition) into the roll phase. Once the ball enters the roll phase the ball will no longer hook and the ball’s axis rotation will always equal the ball’s axis tilt. The axis rotation and axis tilt will decrease slowly as the ball travels down the lane during the roll phase. The bowling ball will reach its’ maximum rev rate at the second transition. The ball’s rev rate will always be less in the skid and hook phases than it is in the roll phase.

The bowling ball always hits harder after it stops hooking (the roll phase), rather than while it’s still hooking (the hook phase). Once the ball reaches its’ entry angle at the second transition, the entry angle will remain the same until the ball hits the pins. This is a scientifically accurate description of bowling ball motion.

There’s one more fact that must be mentioned which affects the shape of the drilled ball’s motion, and we are only concerned with drilled bowling balls. It has been proven that all drilled bowling balls are asymmetrical, whether they are symmetrical or asymmetrical before drilling. To be considered asymmetrical, a bowling ball must have a measurable intermediate differential and a Preferred Spin Axis (PSA). And, all drilled bowling balls have both those measurable properties.

All this information was verified during the Ball Motion Study, which was conducted by the Ball Motion Task Force. The Ball Motion Task Force consisted of the USBC Equipment and Specifications Department and the ball manufacturers.

A key to ball motion is intermediate differential which is the measure of a bowling ball’s degree of asymmetry. Differential ratio is simply defined as the intermediate differential divided by the total differential. Differential ratio is expressed as a decimal valuation. The larger the differential ratio, the more asymmetrical the bowling ball. Conversely, the smaller the differential ratio, the less asymmetrical the ball.

According to the Ball Motion Study, ball motion is affected by:

1. coverstock - The study proved that the most important factor in determining ball motion is the ball’s coverstock.

2. mass properties (ball dynamics)

3. static weight balance.

Next in importance is the mass properties of the ball provided by the core density and core shape. The net effect is that the coverstock aggressiveness (chemistry plus surface texture), RGs (Radius of Gyrations) and total differential have similar effects on a drilled ball’s motion. These factors affect the location of the first transition on the lane and they determine how soon a ball starts up on a given lane condition.

After choosing a given bowling ball with the given coverstock, the static weight balance dynamic shifts in accordance with the drilling layout pattern, final factor important in achieving the desired reaction. The drilling technique consists of the layout and the balance hole location and size (if a balance hole is desired).

Symmetrical balls yield drilled balls with smaller differential ratios. Small differential ratios will produce a drilled ball with a smoother, more controllable motion when compare to an undrilled asymmetrical ball.


Varying degrees of longer transitioning (longer hook zone) ball motion can be obtained by choosing to drill an asymmetrical ball. Asymmetrical balls after drilling show a defined, angular motion. These balls can create more area at the break point and will respond to friction faster at the break point than symmetrical balls.

We hope this information helps you in understanding bowling ball motion. We recommend you consult your local pro shop professional when selecting a new bowling ball and a drilling layout to obtain the targeted ball motion you seek.

I'll be back next week for another know how information from this sports. Thank you again and again for reading this articles. It's time to have fun by playing the sports we loved. Please don't mix politics in this sport because it will go nowhere!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:31 am  Post subject: Re: BOWLING TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN SPICE UP YOUR GAME! Reply with quote

Hi Sir Benny,

I am planning to buy a ball that will suit the lane condition of Playdium. Presently using 14+ lbs ball (Brunswick T-Zone and Columbia 300 Ricochet) but seems not to be working well on the said lane condition.

Any suggestion Sir?

Brgds,

Joseph
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:11 pm  Post subject: Re: BOWLING TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN SPICE UP YOUR GAME! Reply with quote

HI JOSEPH,

THANKS FOR YOUR INQUIRIES.
BASED ON YOUR INFORMATION DETAILS, YOU DID NOT MENTIONED THE REACTION OF THE EXISTING BALLS.
IN ORDER TO HELP YOU EFFECTIVELY, I NEED SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE WAY YOU BOWL.
SINCE WE MEET EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT IN BNB LEAGUE.
I WILL CHECK ON THE FOLLOWING:
1. PAP - POSITIVE AXIS POINT
2. BALL SPEED
3. BALL REVOLUTION
4. BALL ROTATION

WITH THIS INFORMATION, NOW I CAN DETERMINE WHAT LEVEL OR TYPE OF BOWLER YOU PLAY.
THEN, THAT IS THE TIME I CAN SUGGEST A BOWLING BALL FOR YOU.
I HOPE YOU THE THE JOSEPH O. THAT I MET LAST 2 WEEKS AGO!
FEEL FREE TO SEND ME SMS OR SHORT MESSAGE SO I CAN RECEIVE IT RIGHT AWAY.
DON'T WORRY! I WILL HELP YOU ON THIS PROBLEM.
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I COULD HELP OR SHARE WITH ALL MY CLIENTS.

THANKS!

BENNY DYTOC

PS: TO ALL MY FELLOW FOLLOWERS IN THE ARTICLES, CATCH ME ON MARCH 18, 2012 FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE SPORTS OF BOWLING!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:24 pm  Post subject: Re: BOWLING TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN SPICE UP YOUR GAME! Reply with quote

Size, Depth, and Vertical Location of Balance Hole

For maximum effect of balance holes, a depth of 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches deep is recommended. This depth ensures that the balance hole will remove core mass, effecting its overall shape and flare potential greatest. Larger holes, drilled shallower, will remove the less dense coverstock and/or outer core material. This will result in a less dramatic difference in ball reaction. If you are trying to slightly tweak your reaction, I'd suggest using a shallow hole. You can always drill deeper for a greater reaction change. Obviously, the larger the bit you can use and the deeper you can go (and still remain within the ABC limits of side weight), the greater the difference of the ball's reaction you can expect. Being able to use a larger, deeper hole requires that you have the CG in a position to create excess positive weight. I would recommend placing the CG in a position anywhere up to 2 ounces of positive weight before drilling a balance hole. Slower ball speeds will be best served with smaller balance holes, hence smaller CG shifts. Faster ball speeds will find greater satisfaction with larger, deeper holes created by larger CG shifts.

The position of the CG dictates the possibilities of a balance hole's size and depth. The relation of the CG to the pin is a useful tool to manipulate this. Placing the pin in a 1:30 direction to the CG (10:30 for lefthanders) will keep the CG closer to the center of span. This will allow only a smaller hole. This is best for slower ball speeds, lighter oil conditions, and less axis rotation (more end-over-end roll). Placing the pin at 12:00 will position the CG further away from the center of span, allowing a larger volume balance hole to be used. This is better for the mediums (of oil, speed, and axis rotation). Placing the pin in a 10:30 direction from the CG (1:30 for lefthanders) will place it furthest from the center of span, giving us the opportunity to use the largest volume hole. This is best for heavier oil, faster ball speeds, and larger amounts of axis rotation (side roll) and axis tilt (spin).

The vertical position of the balance hole also determines the rate in which the ball loses axis rotation (side roll). As the ball travels down the lane, friction causes it to lose side rotation (skid) until it rolls end-over-end. This loss of axis rotation creates hook. Once the ball has entered into a complete end-over-end roll, it will cease hooking. We have a drilling pattern that we named "rev-leverage". This drilling pattern utilizes a balance hole 6 inches from the center of span in the thumb/positive quadrant. This is the area of the ball located in a 4:30 direction (southeast) from the center of the span (lefthanders would be in a 7:30 direction, or southwest). Placing a balance hole here allows the balance hole to join forces with the thumbhole to create a huge flat spot on the core. This flat spot maximizes flare potential (it is located roughly 6-7 inches from the pin) and also creates a strong mass bias. This mass bias causes the ball to lose energy at a faster rate, creating a quicker transition from side roll to end-over-end roll. Heavier oil patterns, faster ball speeds, and higher amounts of axis rotation and tilt need a ball reaction that loses side rotation faster. Conversely, lighter oil patterns and slower ball speeds will find that this position of the balance hole will cause the ball to lose energy prematurely, causing the ball to "hook out" before it hits the pins. This hook-out results in maximum deflection and insufficient hitting power.

Balance holes can be your friend if used correctly, your worst nightmare if used incorrectly. Every bowler's style and lane condition combination must be evaluated before deciding to use a balance hole.

I hope this article gives you additional information to your knowledge power! See you next week!
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Hi Sir Benny!

Thank you very much for your valuable help and info on bowling ball conditions. It is very much appreciated and more power to your good management!

Brgds,

Joseph
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HI SIR JOSEPH,

YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!

FEEL FREE TO APPROACH ME IF THERE IS ANY THING YOU WANT TO KNOW!

I WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:03 am  Post subject: Re: BOWLING TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN SPICE UP YOUR GAME! Reply with quote

TO OUR FELLOW FOLLOWERS & READERS! HERE IS ANOTHER ARTICLE THAT I CAN SHARE WITH YOU!

How To Increase Bowling Ball Speed

Learning how to increase bowling ball speed and retaining control of the increased speed can be an important component in obtaining a good bowling ball reaction. If you are a bowler averaging about 180 or less (or if you are a senior bowler) in need of more ball speed when lanes hook too much for your normal deliveries, then following a few tips can help you in how to increase bowling ball speed and how to regulate that adjusted speed.

There are a couple of easy changes to your swing and footwork which will produce good results. First, let's keep in mind that dramatic changes from optimum ball speed ranges are normally not necessary. The bowling ball manufacturers recommend a bowling ball should be delivered at an average velocity of about 20 mph measured at the foul line and about 17 mph measured at the pin deck with a tolerance of perhaps 1 or 2 mph.

To combat the challenges presented by dry lane conditions, adding velocity to your ball while continuing to remain in-tolerance speed ranges can assist you in gaining a predictable and controllable ball motion. Many bowlers will struggle to maintain good balance and swing control when trying to increase their bowling ball speed. Caution should be taken to ensure you retain the ability to repeat quality deliveries by not over-swinging the ball too violently as to lose your balance walking to the foul line.

Trying to throw the ball overly hard is a common mistake many bowlers make, particularly when rolling cross lane at corner pin spares or on very dry lane conditions. If you are not well practiced at rolling the bowling ball at a very fast release velocity, you might tend to lose accuracy toward your siting target on the lane.

One important key after increasing your ball speed is to maintain that speed throughout the session. If you are struggling to maintain a fast ball speed and are losing balance and control of the ball, then use the most speed you can comfortably control and deliver consistently to get you through the given session on the lanes. Never use more than 85% - 90% full power with any deliveries.

If you wish to increase your ball speed, one adjustment you can easily implement is to hold your ball higher than normal (about a ball height higher) in your set-up position so the increased swing arc will provide more speed as desired. If you normally hold the ball at waist level, then hold the ball at shoulder level. If you normally hold the ball at knee level, then move the ball up to at least waist level or higher.

Begin your swing toward your desired swing path in a gradual rolling and arc shaped motion until your arm is fully extended as to create greater momentum on the down-swing and back-swing motions. Be careful to not push or extend your arm so far that your bowling shoulder also moves forward. Keep your shoulder in position and merely use the natural extension of your arm as the lever to swing the bowling ball.

Permit the ball to swing freely, swiftly and smoothly to the top of the back swing and again on the forward swing to a full follow-through position and toward your target. You may encounter a slight and acceptable increase in your footwork to match the increase in your swing speed. Your feet should match the pace of your swing to maintain good timing.

Tension in your arm and legs will cause a loss of ball speed. It cannot be stressed enough how important using tension free footwork and arm swing motion throughout the entire swing cycle is to maintaining increased ball speed and in making consistent deliveries of the bowling ball.

If you need only a very minor increased ball speed adjustment to get the ball to skid slightly farther down the lane when the oil pattern breaks down, then use a little less of an aggressive releasing action on the ball. Less finger rotation or a reduced snapping action trying to rev-up the ball will help you get fewer ball revs with more skid through the front end of the lanes.

For example, try to allow the ball to flow off of your hand without applying an aggressive amount of finger releasing action to help you achieve increased skid length. If you are a bowler using a wrist support device, then try to prevent your wrist from tilting forward too far as too hasten the exit of your bowling thumb too quickly which only causes you to use your finger action more aggressively than needed on dry lanes and, in turn, encourages the ball to read the mid lane too quickly. Strive to allow the thumb to exit the ball only very slightly before the fingers so your ball skid increases will will, in turn, reduce the amount of overall hook.

Please, practice these techniques and you will increase your ball speed and control. We recommend you consult with a certified coach to develop good techniques in learning how to increase bowling ball speed.

Effective for female & senior bowlers who needs additional ball speed.
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How To Make One Good Bowling Shot

If you wish to learn how to make one good bowling shot, then follow these few tips and get to the lanes and practice. Focus on key fundamentals of your physical game and on your target and you will improve your ability in how to make one good bowling shot at a time. To score well requires delivering the ball over and over accurately and at a consistent speed with a consistent release technique. If you can make one good delivery, then you can make another and another until your ability to make a series of good shots becomes part of your game.

Here are eleven simple tips which will lead you to sharpening your physical game skills and to improved bowling ball deliveries:

1. Focus your eyes on the target throughout the approach, the delivery, and until the ball passes your target.

2. Maintain an athletic posture during your approach.

3. Emphasize a consistent pace or tempo of footsteps. Try and avoid accelerating your steps excessively, particularly the final two steps which are most critical. Fast steps will cause hurried and inaccurate releases.

4. Begin your arm-swing slightly before beginning the first step of a four-step approach and do not rush the process.

5. Allow the downswing to flow freely to the top of the back-swing in one uninterrupted motion, then swing freely and without arm tension downward until the ball reaches the "release zone."

6. Practice a full follow through motion each delivery so your ball speed remains consistent.

7. Hold your form at the foul line and maintain your balance until the ball impacts the pins, or at least until your ball passes your target on the lane.

8. Maintaining good balance throughout your approach is key to good shot-making. Avoid sudden movement of your head and shoulders while releasing your bowling ball.

9. Focus only on what you are doing on each shot individually and avoid thinking ahead of yourself or about frames in the past.

10. Make a good start to your approach smoothly and with balance and a good finish to your approach so you are in a good position to make an accurate release of your ball.

11. Practice keeping an intense focus with your eyes on your target throughout each approach and delivery. Make a fierce commitment to roll the ball over your target on the lane.

These tips are not new concepts but rather time-tested and proven to help you become a good shot-maker. Spend some dedicated time on the lanes rehearsing these physical and focus tips. Organize your practice sessions as to allow sufficient time to practice each tip so you are familiarized with the process and confident your shot-making skills are on the rise.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:49 pm  Post subject: Re: BOWLING TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN SPICE UP YOUR GAME! Reply with quote

How To Be A Well Conditioned Bowler

If you are an experienced bowler and you wish to learn how to become a well conditioned bowler, then there are a few tips which can help you be ready when you get to the lanes. It is surprising how many bowlers spend too little time working at how to become a well conditioned bowler and never physically train their body to any degree for the intent to manage their physical game skills, particularly before an important competition. Just follow these recommend ten tips:

1. Commit to being fit. Train for general health and for a better quality of life.

2. Walk/jog six times per week at a good clip building for a minimum of 30 - 45 minutes time. Walk rapidly and smoothly, swinging your arms to help you breathe.

3. Develop both sides of your body. When you develop any repetitive motion like swinging a bowling ball, it is important to strengthen the the opposite side of your body muscles accordingly. A well balanced and developed body will prevent back and hips injuries.

4. Focus on your hands and wrists. Do exercises to strengthen the digits of your hands and your wrists to help your cause.

5. Work on developing your body core. Strengthen your core muscles, especially your stomach muscles which also helps prevent lower back injuries.

6. Fight becoming overweight. Watch your caloric intake and build a daily diet which helps you reduce if you are overweight or helps you maintain your weight if you are fit. Encouraging others aides your own personal commitment.

7. Eat proper foods. The best technological advance in the next 50 years will likely be nutrition. Eat plenty of foods such as raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole-grain breads or pasta, avocado, and yogurt.

8. Try and get yourself tired 10 minutes per day. Make the end of your workout routine a vigorous one whether you are walking a good distance, lifting weights, doing aerobic exercises, or walking up and down stairs. Try to trot when possible.

9. Lift weights and do stretching exercises using common sense. You do not need to train as hard as athletes competing in rigorous sports. Push-ups, sit ups, leg lifts, stretching exercises are all useful for conditioning your body.

10. Absorb energy from other people. Find high-energy and positive attitude people to spend time with so your levels of optimism rise. Doing activities with young people can sometimes make you rise to their level of performance.

Consult with a physical fitness training professional or with your own physician to help you identify exercises to help condition your body. There are many useful online sites which offer suggestions on proper nutrition and on physical fitness so it is recommended you do some research of your own to find the right formula to help you get in good shape and maintain acceptable levels of weight and fitness. Taking care of your mental and physical well-being lead to good bowling results.

I know its quite hard but if only you have the extra time, why don't you try it, who knows it might work for you!
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How To Deflate Tension In Your Bowling Swing

Two key components of an effective bowling arm swing are tempo and direction. None of it works, however, without first learning how to deflate tension in your bowling swing. Tempo and direction have always been keys of successful arm swings so let's begin by learning from set-up and throughout the approach how to deflate tension in your bowling swing.

Amateur bowlers often have to overcome the tendency to shoving the bowling ball into the pushaway motion abruptly and forcefully, which, in turn, plays havoc with keeping their arm swing in sync with footwork. Here are a few tips to begin the swing motion effectively:

1. Hold the bowling ball close to your body in set-up position so the ball feels much lighter than if you hold it away from your body.

2. The first movement of the bowling ball is sometimes referred to as the "pushaway" motion. Begin your swing motion fluidly and slowly as though you are handing the bowling ball gently to a child. Keep pace with your internal tempo.

3. You may feel anxiety about making a good shot but don't allow it to manifest itself in a tight grip on the bowling ball. Use a firm grip but not one so tight as to tense the muscles in your bowling arm.

4. Once you have moved the ball into motion toward your target, your ball should swing naturally and smoothly with the force of gravity allowing your bowling arm to be fully extended as your arm begins the back swing cycle. Reducing arm tension helps the pushaway and back swing motions move very smoothly and consistently.

5. Allow the entire the swing cycle to be tension free and allow your feet to match the pace of your arm swing while maintaining alignment with your target on the lane.

6. From your set-up position and throughout your approach, allow your neck, shoulders, and legs to be as tension free and relaxed as possible. So your swing and footwork remain in sync, it is key to relax your muscles and not hurry either motion.

These are simple tips but effective and proven ones. If you have any questions about your swing and how to relax your muscles when bowling, we recommend you seek consultation with a certified bowling instructor in your area.
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Bowling Tweener Delivery Style

The bowling tweener delivery style is among many widely accepted types of releases used by competitive players throughout the world. The Tweener style has been the most common type of delivery used by players ranging from professionals, amateurs, internationals, and youth players for many years. Let's address the bowling tweener delivery style and learn a little about how this style fits into most bowler's games.

The following categories are the deliveries used to describe techniques ranging from the most powerful to the least powerful:

1. Two Handed Cranker

2. Two finger/no thumb

3. Cranker

4. Power Tweener

5. Tweener

6. Power Stroker

7. Stroker

8. Straight

9. Back-Up-ball

10. USA spinner

11. UFO spinner

12. Push ramp

13. Disable delivery ramps

14. Retractable handled bowling balls

By far and away, the most common delivery techniques are cranker, power tweener, tweener, power stroker, stroker, and straight ball deliveries. Back-up, two handed, thumbless, and spinner deliveries are the next most common groups of bowlers. Following are the spinner type players, disabled ramp and retractable handled delivery bowlers.

The tweener delivery fits in the most common category between the power tweener and power stroker deliveries and is used by bowlers to create moderate revolutions applied to the bowling ball with a modest axis tilt generated at the moment of release. Tweeners are versatile on many types of conditions and from most angles in playing the lanes.

A tweener bowler uses a relatively straight wrist position, with or without a wrist support device. The tweener bowler applies axis tilt by means of the thumb exiting the ball followed soon after by fingers whereby a slight rotating action from behind the ball the equivalent of three hours on the clock dial toward the side of the ball.

A tweener delivery creates a mild rotational axis tilt and a moderate rev-rate. This style of bowler usually has about a shoulder high back swing producing medium to high overall ball speed with a smooth yet decisive release.

The tweener generates about a 20 miles per hour (mph) launch velocity with an instantaneous velocity at impact with the pins of about 16 mph and with an overall, average velocity of 18 mph.

This delivery produces a moderate bowling ball hook-motion, most noticeably from the break point to impact with the pins. The tweener release is a very common release among professionals and top amateur players around the world because it produces a controllable yet effective overall bowling ball motion used to overcome a variety of lane oil conditions.
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How To Get More Bowling Ball Hook

If you are just now taking your game more seriously than ever and you wish to learn how to get more bowling ball hook, then gain an understanding of a few keys in doing so. Here are some tips to help you learn how to get more bowling ball hook:

1. If you are not a power player, consider the use of a wrist support device. Wrist devices will support the back of your bowling wrist from collapsing prior to the bowling ball delivery. Wrist devices possess capabilities of tilting your wrist forward to encourage a quick thumb exit from the ball before your fingers exit. If your wrist collapses before the release, your fingers will exit the ball prior to your thumb causing excessive skid of the ball with little or no hook motion. It is vital for your thumb to exit the ball before the fingers so the ball falls onto your finger pads allowing the fingers to impart a quick rotation of the ball at the "moment of release."

2. Make a pronounced rotation of your fingers at the "moment of release", perhaps two or three hours on a clock dial toward the side of the ball, to increase the axis tilt and "rev rate" of the bowling ball. A right handed bowler should visualize rotating the fingers during the release from about 7 o' clock to 4 o' clock quickly and decisively. Your thumb should exit the ball as your bowling hand reaches the back of your sliding bowling shoe so the fingers can make a decisive releasing motion at the shoe laces or at the toe of the shoe. Using a 6 o' clock to 4 o' clock release action will also encourage hook but to a lesser degree than a greater, snappy finger rotation.

3. Never decelerate your forward swing and follow-through motion in an attempt to see your ball increase hook. A crisp and accelerated follow through swing motion will aide and enhance the release so you can make an effective bowling ball delivery. Try and maintain a good ball speed so your ball does not lose energy as it travels down lane and hook in a non-predictable manner. A full swing and an accelerated, effective delivery will give you every chance to see your ball increase its hook potential.

4. Achieving proper initial alignment when releasing your ball as to allow the ball to travel from the the heaviest concentration of lane oil on the front end of the lane to the dry portion of lane on the back at the break point end will conserve ball energy and encourage an increased angle of entry into the pins. If you ball travels too far in oil and skids beyond the break point of the lane, then you will not see an increase in ball hook. Proper alignment and good lane adjustments are keys to maximizing effective hook potential.

5. Choose a bowling ball which creates a high track flare potential and has a high Differential of RG rating. These balls will tend to achieve the sharpest hook-angle of entry in to the pins and work best on medium oil lane conditions. Choosing a ball with a low RG rating and with an aggressive matte-finish coverstock will fight excessive front end lane oil and promote a strong and continuous arc motion on oily lanes. Select a drilling layout to promote front end skid and a strong back end motion if the lanes are not conditioned heavily with oil.
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