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#126591 - 04/28/10 07:23 PM Non-Bowling Arm (Balance arm) Questions
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I am seeking a little further information on the non-bowling arm. I've read Slowinskiís article (http://bowlingknowledge.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=206&Itemid=62 ) that CoachJim posted the other day. I know that the "idea" is to have the elbow forward with the forearm & hand relaxed hanging down, thumb down. When I practice that it feels very weird. My arm wants to be straight in front of me and has the urge to yank back (pull the trigger) too soon; Maybe from being a baseball pitcher? Will this proper way become more natural? When I keep the elbow forward I am deadly accurate & don't pull my shots even though it doesn't feel right. When should it pull back? What is the natural timing of the pull back? I think itís definitely an area for me to work on.

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#126613 - 04/29/10 08:50 AM Re: Non-Bowling Arm (Balance arm) Questions [Re: ijohn83]
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Originally Posted By: ijohn83
When I practice that it feels very weird. My arm wants to be straight in front of me and has the urge to yank back (pull the trigger) too soon; Maybe from being a baseball pitcher? Will this proper way become more natural?


When you pull the arm back seem to be more of a preference. Watch videos of Chris Barnes and Robert Smith. They pull the balance arm (pull the trigger as you said) before the ball even begins it's downswing, Where Mike Wolfe almost lets it glide to the side exactly in time with the downswing. Keep working with it and soon you will find when YOU want the balance arm to go to the side.
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