Tips to improve your bowling skills fast!
Hold The Ball Correctly
Stand a little ahead of the fault line, facing the seating area and take four and a half steps. This will be the proper distance to begin a four-step approach, including the slide. The middle and ring fingers should be inserted first so that your thumb can easily come in. This will give you a consistent serve.
You should stand completely straight, with slight flexion of the knees. Keep the ball at waist level (see “Speed” below), directly in front of your shoulder, with your elbow close to your body. Do not place the ball directly in front of your chest, as when you “pendulum” it will not be completely straight and may influence the trajectory of your ball.
Let most of the ball’s weight rest on the hand you don’t use to play. This will relax the arm muscles and give you a free, more consistent pendulum. Push the ball towards your reference (as if you were handing it to someone) as you take the first step of the four of your approach. Walk to the foul line – DO NOT RUN. There is a belief that this game is about strength; this is a serious mistake. The aim is for the player to feel comfortable, taking synchronized and balanced movements resulting in an elegant and repeatable serve.
Correct Your Shooting Position
When you push the ball forward and down in the first step to start the pendulum, tilt your trunk slightly forward from the waist and follow the ball downwards to prepare a free pendulum from the shoulder and try to have a good accompaniment.
To maintain consistent speed, serve point and balance, keep your right foot in contact with the ground as you slide toward the foul line in the last step.
Bend your knees at the start of the slide to improve balance and follow-through.
Develop Proper Acompaniament
Always follow the movement when you release the ball. The ball will always go where your hand goes.
The 4 Factors To Improve Your Bowling Skills
When your game isn’t what you expected, when you don’t make chuzas, you’ll need to mentally review what you’re doing and adjust your game to the new conditions. Any professional athlete will adapt as quickly as possible to any condition, gaining more advantage over their opponents.
The factors to consider are the following:
- Angle: due to the normal use of the tracks, the oil moves to other areas. This indicates that the “ideal” path for the chuza is affected since it is possible for the ball to “Breakpoint” early or late and even go straight. Correcting this is very simple, it is simply necessary to move one or more cards to the left (to the right if you are left-handed) to avoid areas with a lot of oil. You can move as many cards as necessary.
- Rotation: major rotation to the vertical axis of the ball. This will generate more force when making the hook by generating more friction on the surface of the track. This technique has ceased to be popular due to new ball covers (of resins and/or particles), but it can be very effective.
- Speed: just as Formula 1 runners slow down when it rains, so you have to slow down the speed of the ball when the tracks are full of oil. When a track has a lot of oil, the friction generated by the ball is lower, so if the ball has a lot of force it will pass by before it can make the “Hook”. On the contrary, if the track lacks oil, the friction will be greater and the ball will react before time. The two easiest ways to identify the amount of oil on a track are to observe the ball when it is thrown (this is a bit obvious) and to check the marks left on the ball by the oil after each shot.Adjusting the speed is relatively simple. If the track is “slow”, i.e. has a lot of oil, it will be convenient to hold the ball at waist level. On the other hand, if the track is “fast” or with little oil, it is convenient to hold the ball at shoulder height.
- Equipment: in addition to having a constancy and uniformity about our own style, we can help ourselves with different equipment with different features to suit the playing conditions. A shiny ball will give you less friction (ideal for “fast” courts), while an opaque ball will increase friction (recommended for “slow” courts).
Concentrate and practice shooting at the remaining pines. That’s the fastest way to raise your average.
Next Steps and Where to Purchase Equipment
When you’re ready to make the leap, you can read these articles to learn what bowling equipment we recommend for every different kind of player and choose what suits you better. We try to review the best bowling equipment in the market every few weeks to keep up-to-date with the current trends.