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#164822 - 03/22/12 02:30 PM Re: Dgordon 2 handed update [Re: dgordon0408]
Jazlar Von Steich Offline
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Originally Posted By: dgordon0408
ill also work on staying more upright at the line i had a lot of problems with this one handed because im on the taller side so i feel that i have to bend at the waist to get lower so im not lofting, and after going through the video in slow motion i see what you mean about being on the side and that was with one ball i threw a different ball for the side view and i cant tell if im behind it or not, im going to practice later on, btw do you recommend getting a urethane ball?

Yeah, getting down is tough. My knees aren't in the best shape and I am getting older, so this is the challenge. I just start lower in my setup, so I don't have as far to go. Although I definitely know when I'm not getting down enough and the lofting (and ball bouncing) starts. The good thing for me is that I've always had strong legs, so I can still get good power without getting down as low as I would like.

The big challenge is getting that ball away with the right speed and revs. So many things can mess this up. For me, it is sometimes losing the ball too early. Sometimes I don't get enough drive through the lower body. Sometimes, my hand comes around too much - with more oil, this leads to too much skid - with dry boards, it usually leads to quick left turns and usually missing left. Sometimes I don't open my shoulders enough, which I have found is really key when you need to play from far left to far right - which is usually necessary on house patterns. It's tough, but the more you do it, the more consistent you will get.

As for urethane, I'd definitely recommend it. I own 3 urethane balls. That many is not necessary, but you definitely should have at least one. I have both the Storm Natural and Natural Pearl. And I also own the newer Blue Hammer. If you bowl on multiple surfaces, like I do, you might want to pick up both the Naturals or something equivalent. I tend to use my Natural at the one synthetic house and the Pearl at the wood house. I haven't been using my Blue Hammer as much as of late.

If I'm to recommend anything above all else, don't rush the learning process. That's why I started with urethane. I focused on getting the release right and not worrying about speed. Muscling will cause problems. Start slow and gradually work on quicker/more powerful footwork. That's when you can start going back to the more aggressive equipment.

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Dgordon 2 handed update dgordon0408 03/21/12 01:59 PM
Re: Dgordon 2 handed update dgordon0408 03/21/12 02:09 PM
Re: Dgordon 2 handed update Jazlar Von Steich 03/21/12 03:11 PM
Re: Dgordon 2 handed update dgordon0408 03/21/12 05:34 PM
Re: Dgordon 2 handed update dgordon0408 03/21/12 05:48 PM
Re: Dgordon 2 handed update Jazlar Von Steich 03/22/12 02:30 PM
Re: Dgordon 2 handed update dgordon0408 03/22/12 06:00 PM
Re: Dgordon 2 handed update looseleftie 03/23/12 06:07 AM
Re: Dgordon 2 handed update dgordon0408 03/23/12 09:18 AM

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