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Talk Bowling Episode 109 - How to Stop / Change From Rolling a Backup Bowling Ball?

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Question from Ulysses:Q - Hi Guys !!Have a question for you ? I started bowling at the age of 33 now am 46. At that time there was no internet or available media on bowling. I started playing backup and ever since not be able to change it ? Being located in Kuwait and not having more than 200 bowlers during that time I didn't have a choice to whom to listen to as everyone came up with a different opinion. What do I do ? do I Improve on the style or should I change my style to something new? I know its bit late to score high but some basics guidance would help me also guide my kids who already are playing Hook.Cheers !UlyssesA - Great question. My opinion and advice for you would be to continue with your current style and work on improving your game as it is. You have 13 years of muscle memory and trying to change over to a conventional bowling style would require a lot of work and may prove to be very difficult. I have seen some very good bowlers that throw a back up ball and are able to score very well on tough conditions.As for your kids, they should definitely be taught the correct way from an early age. This will make their life in bowling much easier as they grow up. Although you may not be able to assist them in every aspect of their game you can still guide them in developing a smooth consistent approach and balance.Bowling has come a long way in your area and I am sure that you can find some sort of coaching or league situation that will also assist them in developing as bowlers.Question from YouTube Viewer DrivillianGenocide:Q - I'm a self taught bowler in a sense. When I first got a hook ball I started to cup my wrist and un-cup my wrist to create Revs. A friend of mine told me I would get better ball reaction if I didn't do that, do you agree with what he's saying? And if so, what could I do to help stop doing that.A - Well, first it's a matter of consistency. Can you do that same motion repeatedly and consistently? To me, that is something easier to do when you are younger, but you want to be forming your game around the long term enjoyment of it.One sure fire way to teach yourself to stop is by using a bowling wrist device. This will help you set your wrist in a position so that you can feel the motion. You can use this just as a training aid while you practice, or you can use it in league/tournament play if necessary. You can also get an idea if the reaction you get from the ball is what you want compared to when you take the device off.Sponsor:This episode is brought to you by Storm bowling and their new releases to the Hot line, the Fringe and Manic. The Fringe offers a reactive pearl cover stock wrapped around the N.O.S. core to give you mor entry angle and a wider pocket. The Manic brings a duller finish ball back to the Hot line offering enhanced midlane ball motion, perfect for those with higher ball speed.Be sure to check out the videos and reviews on the Fringe and Manic and pre-order your today on bowlingball.comHow to contact usEmail us [email protected] a comment on TalkBowling.comOn Twitter we are @TalkBowlingFacebook Week's Question of the Week:Q - Which bowling center in the U.S. boasted the most lanes in a non-split house before it's eventual demolition?A - Edison Lanes, Edison, New Jersey - 112 lanes in a rowQuestion of the Week:Q - Who was the first professional athlete to complete in a national PBA Tour event?A - Watch the next episode.New Releases / Videos:Storm Manic Bowling BallLane #1 Pearl Droid Bowling BallChoose Your Path Contest - Get 2000 likes and win a Choose Your Path Prize Pack10000 likes on and have a chance to win 1 - $100 G/C, 2 - $50 G/C, or 4 - $25 G/C good on bowlingball.comContest gives away a brand new bowling ball every week of the year. 52 weeks, 52 winners. All you have to do is signup for our contest weekly.Also through the end of the 2012, there is a separate giveaway just for participating on Come join the community of bowlers there, discuss equipment, lane conditions, tips, techniques, and more. Every post you make is an entry into a drawing for a brand new bowling ball.Closing:Please remember that is free shipping on every item, every day. No hidden handling fees, no packaging fees, no added insurance fees. The price shown is the price you pay at checkout. No Surprises.

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