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Solving the Faults of the Game of Bowling

Aug 17, 2007
Wants to improves your improper follow-through, fast footwork, and stepping too long? Find out more about the solutions to those problems. They can really help you to improve your bowling games.

Frequently I have been asked if one should aim directly at the pin or pins he is trying to hit, no matter what type of ball he throws. The answer to that is "No." The straight-ball shooter should aim directly at the pin. The hook-ball artist sights at the right side of the pin, and the curve exponent directs his ball to the right of the pin, just how much depends upon the size of the curve. The backup bowler, on the other hand, directs his ball toward the left side of the pin, since his ball, curving to the right, will compensate for the difference. The spot bowlers will aim for a target in line with these general rules

Improper follow-through
Several bad forms of follow-through are common. First, there is no follow-through at all, where the arm halts at the left leg or thereabouts during the delivery. Then there is the type in which the arm goes out and away from the body, or across the body. And there is also the too-high follow-through, which causes the bowler to throw the ball instead of rolling it with the result that he has no chance to correct his delivery. REMEDY. The correct follow-through is the easiest way to bowl well. After you have come up to the foul line in a smooth, un- hurried approach, bend as you deliver, allow the ball to leave your hand through its own momentum, let your fingers come out of the ball naturally, and continue the arc of your arm swing until your hand has passed in front of your face and in line with the pin or pins you are trying to hit.

Footwork too fast
Taking your steps too fast results in you're "running away from your right arm." This immediately causes poor timing and poor balance, and it builds up a poor finish, because the faster you go, the faster you must stop. This sudden stop usually brings about fouls, jerky and inaccurate deliveries, and a complete lack of consistency. Each delivery is different from the preceding one. REMEDY. Your first step determines whether you have rhythm and timing throughout your approach and delivery, so start off slowly and deliberately, taking a short stride on your first step and making your pushaway motion a studied, careful procedure instead of a hurried, jerky attempt to get the approach over with as quickly as possible. Make sure that you walk toward your target.

Steps too long
When this occurs, your body sways from side to side with each exaggerated step, your timing is thrown off, you are tense and off balance, and, as a consequence, you are awkward at the foul line. Chances are, too, that you will finish over the foul line. REMEDY. Begin slowly, with the aforementioned short step, and then increase the length of the paces gradually. Make sure that at all times your shoulders are squared to the target and that you walk in a direct line to your objective.

Now you have all the possible common faults with their remedies too to solve them. It is now for you to use them to your benefits to learn and improves your bowling games.
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