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Kem

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Back up bowler
« on: November 08, 2022, 07:04:07 PM »
I am a right hand bowler and I throw a backup ball. Do I really need to have my ball drilled like a left hander?

 

SpinBowler300

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Re: Back up bowler
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2022, 10:55:01 AM »
No, you need to learn to throw the ball correctly.
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SVstar34

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Re: Back up bowler
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2022, 11:47:49 AM »
I am a right hand bowler and I throw a backup ball. Do I really need to have my ball drilled like a left hander?

If you're trying to hook the ball from the left side as a backup bowler, then yes, an appropriate layout would be similar to a regular lefty.

TWOHAND834

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Re: Back up bowler
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2022, 12:09:59 PM »
I am a right hand bowler and I throw a backup ball. Do I really need to have my ball drilled like a left hander?

It is no different then if you did not throw a back up ball.  Pro Shop maps out your axis point and then drills the ball based off of that. 
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Bowler19525

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Re: Back up bowler
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2022, 12:43:50 PM »
Everyone bowls how they are most comfortable.  That's the great thing about bowling...an infinite number of styles.

I know a few back up bowlers that are very successful.  Their coach and ball driller both know how to work with them and set up their equipment as needed.

Just make sure your ball driller is aware that you throw a backup ball and they should be able to lay out your equipment to match your style.

Bo.Wler

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Re: Back up bowler
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2022, 06:17:13 AM »
When  I first started bowling that was how. I bowled. Back then though I don't think it really mattered much. Probably still doesn't if you  are throwing a plastic ball with a pancake core.

That being said with the current bowling technology,  If the backup ball is your natural shot, and you plan on sticking with it.  Then yes have the PSO drill it. So that a lefty like me could pick up your ball and bowl with it. Not that you want anyone else using your ball, but you know what I mean. Having the ball drilled as if you were a lefty. Will only help maximize your backup shot.

I actually have toyed with having one ball drilled for a right hander just for the 4 and 7 pins. I can't justify buying a ball just for those two pins in my own mind though.😃

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Re: Back up bowler
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2022, 06:56:45 AM »
Hi Kim - As a coach and one who has coached several back up players, my recommendation is that you just develop your back up game.   As mentioned above you must have the ball drilled for a left handed player.   I have seen it work very well.  But if you want to do the hard work, you could switch to a traditional right hand release.  Not easy!  But doable!  Coach Denny O'Neill Gold Level ABE

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Re: Back up bowler
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2022, 10:51:11 AM »
Trivia:    Highest average bowler in Dallas  Ft worth Texas area is a right handed bowler who throws a backup ball.