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Pinmaster7

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Gaining my skills again
« on: December 19, 2023, 04:55:32 PM »
Hi, I am 38 years old, and i just begun to bowl again. 
There has been a situation that I've been 13 years out of commission. Now I'm back with a vengeance.
I've been bowling currently and I'm not doing that good (56 -99). My average has been 160 in he past.
 I guess I'm rusty. Does anybody have any tips on how i can be good at this game again?
my high game was 248: 6 Strikes in a row that should be my average.
MY balls that i used in the past was the Total inferno, the Fury, the Black widow bite, the V2 sweet, and the danger zone.
I guess i need to work on my release. I really don't know how to hook the ball well. i need practice. Any help would be nice. Thanks.
 -Mark

 

Krumpy300

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Re: Gaining my skills again
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2023, 02:36:28 PM »
Best advice I can give is to just keep practicing. I stopped bowling when COVID hit and just started up again. I'm about 4 weeks of practice and thrown at about 30 games total and I still feel iffy at times. But it feels way better than the first couple weeks.

Just stay with it and don't expect too much too soon.

TWOHAND834

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Re: Gaining my skills again
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2023, 07:34:31 AM »
Hi, I am 38 years old, and i just begun to bowl again. 
There has been a situation that I've been 13 years out of commission. Now I'm back with a vengeance.
I've been bowling currently and I'm not doing that good (56 -99). My average has been 160 in he past.
 I guess I'm rusty. Does anybody have any tips on how i can be good at this game again?
my high game was 248: 6 Strikes in a row that should be my average.
MY balls that i used in the past was the Total inferno, the Fury, the Black widow bite, the V2 sweet, and the danger zone.
I guess i need to work on my release. I really don't know how to hook the ball well. i need practice. Any help would be nice. Thanks.
 -Mark

One thing you can do at home to train your release is grab a football and throw underhanded spirals.  It is the same motion as the modern release.  Secondly; dont be afraid to look into a couple lessons with a coach that can grab a camera so you can see some video feedback.  Go to a reputable pro shop and ask if they do lessons or is there someone they can recommend.  Lastly; take your smartphone and record yourself.  Then go home and watch some videos of Kris Prather and compare his style to yours and see if you pick up on anything.  Prather has the best modern non-two handed style on tour right now.  But the main thing is look into taking a couple lessons.  Sometimes a small tweak in something can make a huge difference and a tweak you may not have thought about.
Steven Vance
Former Pro Shop Operator
Former Classic Products Assistant Manager