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#135925 - 09/23/10 01:02 AM A vid update
GunsTariq Offline
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I am a firm believer of taking baby steps so one can always find me working backwards to personally try and feel and understand the right mechanics compared to higher level players.

The first video I am doing the balance arm drill at the foul line, and I am doing it through a one step drill. I am trying to understand what it feels like to have the ball close to the ankle so I can learn and apply it full speed later on.

The second video is me trying shots at full speed to see if I am getting a better look and understanding of how to properly propel with the balance arm only and not anything else.

I thought some shots were good but I know I still need work. You all be the judge to see if the baby steps are working.

Also decided to add another video to this as well from earlier today

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#135927 - 09/23/10 01:13 AM Re: An vid update [Re: GunsTariq]
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Well I am no coach, and not usually a good judge, but I think you do a lot of things right. My coments would be in the one step approach, your balance arm is bent and close to the body so you are not getting the full effect of the balance arm. In the last video you seem to have it extended more than in the one step approach. I think you should try having it fully extended and then bring it across at the shot for balance. The only other thing I can see is that your push out seems a little late. You have a 5 step, but you are not putting the ball into motion until the end of the 2nd step instead of at the start.
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#135934 - 09/23/10 06:57 AM Re: An vid update [Re: GunsTariq]
CoachJim Offline
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In a 5 step delivery the way to tell if a bowler is in time is if the ball has cleared the right hip when the 3rd step (2nd left foot step in a 5 step delivery), compresses. There are other check points like when the slide foot is in line with the heel of the power step, going into the slide, the ball should start heading down from the top of the back swing. When the slide foot stops the ball should be entering the release zone and the thumb starts exiting the ball.

It all starts when the right foot moves the balance arm moves the ball up and forward into the swing. When the right heel hits the floor the balance hand pours the weight of the ball into the bowling hand and the ball drops into the swing as the right toe compresses. The ball swings back as the left leg moves forward and the ball passes the hip as the left foot compresses.

#136458 - 09/30/10 11:01 AM Re: An vid update [Re: GunsTariq]
IBowlPaul1969 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/10
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You have a pretty strong release, and you look like you are in balance at the foul line for most of your shots. Your timing is just a touch off, the problem looks like you are using your muscles in your bowling arm and shoulder. You also have your wrist cupped in the set up and try to keep it cupped throughout your swing, this restricts your arm swing and tightens the muscles in your forearm.

Try this: Set up with your wrist flat or slightly broken back, let the weight of the ball rest in your left hand, keeping your right arm totally loose. Push away with your left hand, dropping the ball into the swing when your right foot touches down (2nd step for 5 steppers, first for 4 steppers). You will feel like you have to speed your feet up, fight this feeling, just walk at your normal speed. The results should be better timing, better leverage and more ball speed.


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