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Date: 25 Apr 2007 17:59:52
From: Eris
Subject: best book or DVD
I asked the guy at the bowling alley for a book or DVD to learn how to
bowl. He looked at me as if I were crazy and said "Just roll the ball
down the lane" he added "the oil in the middle is the thickest and
gets thinner out to the edges.


What is the best way to get good?





 
Date: 01 May 2007 14:43:02
From: reynolds9835
Subject: Re: best book or DVD
A great list of DVD's and training aids is available at
http://www.squidoo.com/bowlinginstruction/

"Eris" <vithant@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1177549192.486739.114730@c18g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
>I asked the guy at the bowling alley for a book or DVD to learn how to
> bowl. He looked at me as if I were crazy and said "Just roll the ball
> down the lane" he added "the oil in the middle is the thickest and
> gets thinner out to the edges.
>
>
> What is the best way to get good?
>




 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 13:25:11
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: best book or DVD
> I asked the guy at the bowling alley for a book or DVD to learn how to
> bowl. He looked at me as if I were crazy and said "Just roll the ball
> down the lane" he added "the oil in the middle is the thickest and
> gets thinner out to the edges.

Go to www.dickritger.com and order his "Perfect Strike Feeling" video
(AFAIK, VHS tape only). Start at the beginning of the tape with the
first drills (getting a loose armswing), and only progress to the
following sections (grip, release, etc.) after becoming comfortable
with the previous drills (it'll take a while!).

Also look for the book "Bowling: Steps to Success" by Robert
Strickland (amazon.com may still have it?). It's laid out in drill
order, similar to the Ritget tape mentioned above.

Many of the simpler drills can be done at home, the rest you'll need
to be at a center (hopefully with a friend!).

FWIW, do a forum group search for "Bowling Drills" and you'll find a
few posts of drills you can do.

> What is the best way to get good?

Reiterating the DRA reply: pay for coaching lessons. Go to www.bowl.com,
click on the "Coaching" tab (upper right), then click on the "Find a
coach" link. Enter your information (city/state/zip where you live)
and there should be some "Bronze" or "Silver" certified coaches
listed. Darby's reply is good too: that guy you "talked to" isn't
really qualified to try and help, etc. you.

Next: if you haven't done so already, GET ** YOUR OWN ** BALL AND
SHOES! IMO, trying to Get Better using house balls and shoes is not a
good way to try. Unless you're COMFORTABLE holding a ball (IOW, it
has to fit YOUR HAND!), no amount of coaching, drills, etc. will cause
improvement. Ditto with shoes - hose shoes are usually "beat up",
their slide soles are inconsistent from pair to pair, and you have no
idea "what kind" of feet were in them before you.

A "starter" ball/bag/shoes package usually runs around $130 (includes
ball fitting and drilling). DO NOT get a "top of the line" (read:
expen$ive!) ball - look for a "basic" URETHANE (i.e. Ebonite "Gyro" or
Zone "reactive urethane") ball, drilled conventionally. At this
stage, you need to learn Basic Mechanics (timing, release, targeting,
etc.) to get the ball going straight in a consistent manner. Later on
you can worry about upgrading to a reactive resin ball and learning
how to "hook" the ball.

That's my input. I hope it helps. :)



 
Date: 26 Apr 2007 08:26:57
From: DRA
Subject: Re: best book or DVD
Pay for a certified coach. Lesson and practice, lessons and practice.

"Eris" <vithant@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1177549192.486739.114730@c18g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
>I asked the guy at the bowling alley for a book or DVD to learn how to
> bowl. He looked at me as if I were crazy and said "Just roll the ball
> down the lane" he added "the oil in the middle is the thickest and
> gets thinner out to the edges.
>
>
> What is the best way to get good?
>




  
Date: 26 Apr 2007 17:29:16
From: Darby
Subject: Re: best book or DVD
If possible I'd bowl somewhere else, or go at a different time on a
different day. The guy who gave you no help isn't going to be any nicer the
next time. In most bowling centers there are very friendly people who are
happy to steer you in the direction you need if they can't help themselves.
Dar

"DRA" <damacker@tx.rr.com > wrote
> Pay for a certified coach. Lesson and practice, lessons and practice.
>
> "Eris" <vithant@gmail.com> wrote
>>I asked the guy at the bowling alley for a book or DVD to learn how to
>> bowl. He looked at me as if I were crazy and said "Just roll the ball
>> down the lane" he added "the oil in the middle is the thickest and
>> gets thinner out to the edges.
>>
>>
>> What is the best way to get good?
>>
>
>