If the ball is not recovering, why are you playing that deep? I understand the whole "I need to practice it so my body gets use to it..." but if the lane condition doesn't allow you to do it, there is no point forcing it and picking up bad habits.
I agree, to an extent. You can practice those deeper lines, just don't worry about hitting the pocket. Work on hitting the primary target and your breakpoint. That's how you get used to playing those angles.
Saw post concerning this but my question is more specific.
For you inside players:
Are you walking to your target,(ie..shoulders, feet facing 5th arrow and your slide foot ends up facing that arrow at the line? Or are you walking straighter with just your body, torso angled to the right at the target, sort of "crab walking" foot over foot, almost sideways in a way? Or simply walking straighter, feet straight, but angling body towards the target the whole time?
I am a down and in player and really the furthest out i tend to go is left foot on about 25. I usually take a 4 step approach, crossover the first step, opening my shoulders and close towards the target at the end.
I've done it a couple of ways and I think I do it differently depending on how deep I am playing. The house I currently do all of my bowling at I rarely get in to the third arrow much less the fourth or fifth. On the few occasions I do get to move in to the center arrow I walk on an angle parallel to my target line.
If I move in deeper, I walk more with the boards. Maybe a slight angle but I angle the body more as well. If I have to go deeper than the fifth arrow I think I transition to the "side step" method. I know I used to bowl like that all the time before I started to try to improve my game.