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#148269 - 03/12/11 12:26 AM Two Handed Approach Project
Smooth Lefty Offline
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Well, my friend and I decided to bowl for fun one day, and we bowled a whole game two handed. And come to think of it, it was a decent game around 150, and I felt like something clicked. I want to begin bowling two handed, seeing that it can help me stay under the ball and when I switch back to one handed, I can actually get a better feel of the release. What do you guys think?

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#148272 - 03/12/11 03:33 AM Re: Two Handed Approach Project [Re: Smooth Lefty]
looseleftie Offline
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Ok, heres my take Smooth:
1. Have fun, as it is a lot of fun learning a new style...
2. Be patient, it takes time to develop consistancy, a 150 is great to start with, well done.. Don't start out thinking of scores, get consistant above anything else, the scores will definately come..
3. Get yourself a basic 3 ball arsenal, strong ball, weaker ball and a spare ball, learn how to throw, and when to use your main 2 balls
4. Have fun, did I mention it already...
5. Work out a few basic lines for you to use on both of your strike balls, nothing to extreme, just a guide, and work it out when u actually get down on the lanes and more often.
6. Revs are too easy to get, make sure your speed matches up with your revs..Thats why choose weaker equipment, till your speed picks up a little
7. Release using your bowling hand, not using your supporting hand AT ALL... People seem to make this mistake, keep it simple..
8. Focus on approach consistancy and release..
9. Learn to flatten out your spares for your 4 and 10 pin, either throw it fast, or break wrist back (u can do this throwing 2 hands)
10. Find a basic style, whether its Belmo or Osku, Schaub or your own, mine is a hybrid, it takes times to figure out your style, and what suits u .
11. Record yourself, its amazing when u se yourself, and little habits u may pick up along the way, both good and bad. Its a great way of analyzing things u are doing consistantly and things that aren't.. remember bowling is a lot to do with consistancy.

Hope this helps, try recording yourself, and give us a link, there are a few 2 handers here, as well as the majority of 1 handed bowlers who are only too eager to help...

Bottom line, is for me at least I love throwing 2 hands, its suits me, and I thoroughly enjoy bowling more than ever before going to 2 hands from 1...

Ask questions here, please, let us know of problems u may be experiencing...
Check out Jason Belmonte on Youtube to begin with, this may give u an idea of the more "traditional" way of throwing 2 hands..
You are 16yr Smooth, lucky sod, I'm now 41, began throwing 2 hands 38 yr, I should have done it 10 yrs ago... Have fun, take your time with improvement/scores, theres no hurry.
Look forward to hearing more from u in the future
Take it easy mate

#148289 - 03/12/11 11:33 AM Re: Two Handed Approach Project [Re: Smooth Lefty]
aoiten Offline

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 1415
A/S/L: amerika ni sunde iru
Originally Posted By: Smooth Lefty
I want to begin bowling two handed, seeing that it can help me stay under the ball and when I switch back to one handed, I can actually get a better feel of the release. What do you guys think?

Agreed. I always recommend bowling thumbless a little to help get the feel for getting the hand under the ball more. One hand or two, it doesn't matter. Also, Norm Duke says that the push-away should be done in a way that you could initially support the ball without any fingers in it. Not using the thumb is the practical way to experience that.

#148290 - 03/12/11 11:36 AM Re: Two Handed Approach Project [Re: looseleftie]
aoiten Offline

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 1415
A/S/L: amerika ni sunde iru
Originally Posted By: looseleftie
lucky sod

The filter didn't catch that. heh


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