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Date: 03 Apr 2005 13:56:30
From: Chris ( STIMPY )
Subject: Need Advice - Help w/ form, etc.
I guess first I should just give you my bowling history, so you know
what kind of a mess you are dealing with!! LOL

I've been bowling for 5 years now and last year was the first year I
started using a finger tip grip and I started bowling twice a week.

I basically throw down and in straight up 9 board. I dont throw hard
or put a ton of revs on the ball.

Last year I finished with a 170 average - up from 156. I was happy!

This year it looks like I will finish wtih about a 184 average. I'm
happy but I'm also frustrated to a certain extent from the standpoint
of being consistent. Here is what I mean:

I have a friend that carries a 208 average and she has been helping me
to improve my game and God bless her she is patient with me!! LOL

She can repeat the shot over and over again, like a machine and she
can easily put three solid games together at a blink of an eye. My
problem is that I CAN'T do that and I want to be able to get to that
point. I can throw two good games and one bad one or 2 bad games and
1 really good game.....well i think you know the point im getting at.

So I asked her what is one of the differences between her and I
besides the obvious (experience, skill, and the fact she has nice
boobs....but i digress ). She was reluctant to tell me cause she
didnt want to mess up my form with just a few weeks left in the
season, but she finally caved.

She said i tend to wrap my hand around the ball and not stay behind it
and its hard to repeat exactly how i come off the ball all the time
because of what im doing.......like im trying to force the ball to
spin.

She had me video tape myself and I could see what she meant. When I
go into my back swing I kind of wrap my arm behind my back instead of
straight back and then when im coming through im bringing my hand from
behind to the side.....

When I watch her bowl she comes straight back and on follow through
she doesnt seam to have her hand on the side but like she said behind
the ball and its almost like she just flicks it off her hand with her
wrist. Oh and probably the other big thing is her arm/elbow are tight
to her side.....if that makes sense. Its a very very smooth
swing.....she also plays down and in.

SOOOOOOOO after all this my big thing is WHAT can I do to practice
this and is there anything else that you folks can suggest that I try?
I really really want to improve my game and I know I have to work on
my form so ANYTHING you folks can suggest I would welcome !!! : )




 
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