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tank38

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Changing my slide
« on: August 18, 2022, 06:18:47 AM »
I have been considering trying to change my slide length and make it shorter or not much slide at all. I just feel like my slide is too long and it's causing me a lot of balance issue at the line. Plus I think the fact that I'm getting older doesn't help either. lol

Does anybody have any tips on how to go about this without hurting myself?

 

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 03:37:48 PM »
How long is your current slide? Like half the approach or a couple of inches?
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tank38

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 03:40:30 PM »
My slide is around a foot and a half...

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2022, 03:57:30 AM »
Resizing slides does not make your presentation larger or smaller, Since each ruler has a logarithmic scale, it is possible to align them to read the logarithmic sum of the numbers, and thus calculate the product of the two number.

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2022, 07:31:20 AM »
0.0 inches.

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2022, 01:29:33 PM »
I would think that a shorter slide (or no slide) would put extra pressure on the knees.
In addition, it could result in balance issues of its own, particularly for older bowlers.
I'm a senior (old schooler). A while back, I attempted to shorten my slide in order
to develop later timing. The idea was to be better able to develop more hand leverage at release. The end result was that it simply didn't work for me. It created more stress on my knees. As a result, I abandoned it and I have resorted back to sliding.

Of course, everyone is different. What didn't work for me might not be your experience.


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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2022, 12:35:15 AM »
If you're going to change to a no-slide (or very little slide) approach, be sure to move up on the approach to compensate for your much-shorter last step. Otherwise, it could really mess up your timing and balance.

tank38

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2022, 07:28:42 AM »
Thanks for the information and your experiences. I just feel like I'm stretching or extending myself to much in my slide or at the end of my approach and it is causing me some balance issues. Any idea's on things I could try to correct this?

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2022, 10:42:58 AM »
If you're going to change to a no-slide (or very little slide) approach, be sure to move up on the approach to compensate for your much-shorter last step. Otherwise, it could really mess up your timing and balance.

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2023, 09:29:09 AM »
Thanks for the information and your experiences. I just feel like I'm stretching or extending myself to much in my slide or at the end of my approach and it is causing me some balance issues. Any idea's on things I could try to correct this?
How did this problem happen?

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2023, 03:36:33 PM »
I would bet that your balance issues are something else in your approach versus your last step. 
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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2023, 05:08:30 PM »
The only thing I can think might be a contributing factor is I increased my ball speed so maybe trying to throw it harder might be an issue.

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Re: Changing my slide
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2023, 03:31:05 PM »
I've had this problem before, with my too long slide causing balance issues.

Fix was to replace the worn out heel on my bowling shoe.