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#149083 - 03/25/11 03:23 AM My approach
FruitFly Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
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Hey guys,
I seem to be needing your help. Never would have thought my approach looks this bad. crying

This video only the beginning, but I went to the lanes alone and they dont have a good spot to place the camera. So this is the best I could get.

I hope you can at least give me some pointers.
Seems like my timing is off, wouldnt you say? And my finish is too far from my ankle.


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#149088 - 03/25/11 09:44 AM Re: My approach [Re: FruitFly]
Dennis Michael Offline
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You walk like a duck, although, fairly straight. By that I mean, your feet are side by side. They should be heal in front of toe.

The most glaring thing I noticed is how far away from your ankle your ball is at the release. And, you lean severely to the right to do it.
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#149094 - 03/25/11 11:30 AM Re: My approach [Re: Dennis Michael]
FruitFly Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
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So less leaning and more tight rope...
Will work on it!
'till then call me "norm duck" ! wink

Anything else?

#149096 - 03/25/11 11:52 AM Re: My approach [Re: FruitFly]
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Other than what Dennis mentioned your approach doesn't look that bad. Just remember to walk a straight line towards your target and time the start of the push-away with your right foot (since you're right handed). You may be doing all that now but it's hard to see if you're from the video.
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#149148 - 03/27/11 11:50 AM Re: My approach [Re: VFF57]
FruitFly Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
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A/S/L: 29/M/Kiel, Germany
My being a duck has (as long as I am concentrated) come to an end. Now Donald doesnt like me anymore, but he'll come around laugh

My next problem is within the release.
I try to accelerate a lot and never seem to get the result I'm aiming for.
There are two scenarios:
1. I overturn the ball with my hand being almost in front of the ball.
2. I dont turn the ball at all.

Only occasionally I seem to get it right. But thats 1 out of 20. This is a big problem since even on our dry laneconditions playing with the Lanemaster Xtreme damage (medium oil ball) I have to play almost straight to hit the pocket.
As mentioned in the other post I'm aiming for a Norm Duke release, but that is probabely unaccomplishable for me (And not only because I still have no idea how it should work).

Edited by FruitFly (03/27/11 12:51 PM)

#150363 - 04/19/11 01:27 PM Re: My approach [Re: FruitFly]
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It looks like your timing is about 3/4 to 1 step late. Try getting the ball into the swing earlier or slow up your pace. This will help your acceleration problem by not having to pull the ball down from the top of the backswing to be in time with your slide step for your release.

Please look at the following video for a better explanation of what I am referencing. Please reference when the ball is at the bottom of the backswing. It should be at your right knee when you are in the middle of your second step and not with your left knee in the middle of your third step.

I hope this helps.
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#150414 - 04/20/11 10:28 AM Re: My approach [Re: FruitFly]
CoachJim Offline
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If you want help with your timing you should post a shot from the side, normal speed and slow motion helps too. A shot from directly behind you in line with your target is also helpful. Just sitting the camera on the floor doesn't show much other than your footwork. From what I see, it looks like you are wearing universal soled shoes (meaning slide sole on both feet). Try investing in a pair of right handed bowling shoes and you will see improvement in your balance and leverage at the line.

#150570 - 04/22/11 10:36 PM Re: My approach [Re: FruitFly]
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It is hard to see exactly with this video, but it seems you are getting the ball down into the swing pretty late. Poor timing can lead to funky releases. When you take a 5 step approach you need to drop the ball into the swing in the 2nd step. Work on timing first and everything else will develop from there.
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