My comments on the third -
- the kid has great form. For any game, that's crucial, but for a UFO, it's particularly necessary. I love the way he slides a foot and ends up right at the foul line.
- he bowls right handed from the left side. I used to alternate between throwing across the first arrow and throwing down the 21 board. just to the left of the center arrow.
- he got strikes on both sides of the pocket. The spinner pocket, while small, is on either side of the pocket, whether you throw from the right or from the left.
- In the 3rd frame, we see a slow-mo demonstrating his fingers point to the pins at the point of release - that's how I threw it in 1980 when I first started throwing a helicopter. A few years ago, I found that I could get just as much revs by stopping with the grip parallel to the foul line. Of course, I've since stopped throwing this shot as it requires a relaxed wrist for best effect, and my carpal tunnel doesn't allow that. I'll keep trying to find a technique that works as well with a cupping/uncupping motion, but I'm not there yet.
- He lost his string of strikes in the 5th frame (and fouled to boot!), but that's okay. His Justin Bieber haircut makes up for it (See? I really do know who he is. I was just joking before, I might be a Galoot, but I'm not an old fogey!)
- sick strike in the 10th frame, where he left the 4-6, and the 3 pin came out of the gutter to knock the 6 into the 4. Followed that up with a shredder on the right side pocket.
- a light hit on the left side pocket left the 5-9; a light hit on the right side pocket left the 5-8. Fascinating (says Spock).
- 211 - a decent score in league, but with 2 opens that shows why you don't see any pro bowlers throwing it.
All in all, Kahl Kiat, GREAT STUFF!!!
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