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Dakota

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Fade Type Shot
« on: October 27, 2021, 04:50:04 AM »
Hi Bowlers - Over the years, I have read and heard bowlers talk about the FADE Shot.  How do you execute a FADE  shot?  When would you use a FADE shot? I have never tried this release!  Any comments would be helpful.  Bowl well!  Coach Denny 

 

TWOHAND834

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Re: Fade Type Shot
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 07:09:42 AM »
Hi Bowlers - Over the years, I have read and heard bowlers talk about the FADE Shot.  How do you execute a FADE  shot?  When would you use a FADE shot? I have never tried this release!  Any comments would be helpful.  Bowl well!  Coach Denny 

The fade, or fall back as it is more commonly known, is when you have to move inside and just swing it ever so slightly as opposed to rolling it all the way out to the gutter.

EX:  Target is around 22-24 boards at the arrows but the breakpoint is around 13-15 boards as opposed to the breakpoint being out to the 3-5 boards.  Another way to look at it is pretend the 12 board is the gutter.  You are swinging the ball but your angles are still not completely open. 

The fall back is typically what you play when the lanes are playing tight but you still have to play inside to be effective.  Watch this video.  Sterner is a little deeper than what I am describing.  But this is a Fade/fallback shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n16-q35t-6g
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justlane

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Re: Fade Type Shot
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 10:50:58 AM »

One year at Nationals, maybe Corpus Christi, I had some success with a line similar to that with an entry level Power Groove reactive. Makes me wonder if I should have been doing that all these years instead of going crazy everywhere else on the lanes... ;)

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Re: Fade Type Shot
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 01:30:49 PM »
Just lane, I assume you played fall-back on the minors pattern because if you tried that during Team, the ball would have taken out the 4-7 (righty). lol

avabob

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Re: Fade Type Shot
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2021, 02:38:04 PM »
You dont really see a lot of fall back conditions today.  Most house shots turn into stand left throw right these days.  Modern balls open up the pattern making parallel moves that are usually associated with fall back less common. 

justlane

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Re: Fade Type Shot
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 06:56:43 PM »
Just lane, I assume you played fall-back on the minors pattern because if you tried that during Team, the ball would have taken out the 4-7 (righty). lol

Gene,

It was so long ago I don't remember which squad/event it was.  The only reason I remembered is because how surprised I was that it gave me my best look.  The ball was not very dynamic and just went pretty straight until the very end and turned over and hit.  More than one Brooklyn strike, too... :)

Back then USBC was putting out challenging patterns without being the 1.7:1 ratios they have fallen in love with of late.  As I recall I was 5th arrow early and barely getting as far right as maybe 15, only needing about 3 boards recovery on the back.

Frankly, I stumbled across the shot.  I can't say it was by design...

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Re: Fade Type Shot
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2021, 02:38:24 PM »
In my bowling vocabulary the shot described by twohanded834 would be a tight line shot where you don't get the ball very far outside the pocket. The ball still gets a little outside the pocket and then hooks back in at the last moment.

The fade/fallback to me was a very oily inside shot where it looks like the ball is going to go through the nose but falls back into the pocket.

I don't know if I've ever seen this shot with resin/urethane equipment. My experience has been on wood lanes with hard rubber or plastic balls where you had to line up somewhat tight and almost pull/jerk the ball up on the head pin.