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#186985 - 04/20/14 05:13 PM Approach issue-my shoes or my head??
Edy13 Offline
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I noticed that I am very self conscious with my feet / shoes. I have a pair of Rios that are universal and I constantly feel uneasy and unsure when on the approach- it just feels too 'slippery' to me and I can't seem to get into a stride let alone a comfortable and secure slide at the release. I am wondering if this is normal and it just takes repetition to 'trust' my shoes or if I should look at new shoes with a traction pad / sole to give me a sense of security and more traction. Do the shoes designed for a specific hand make that much of a difference?

I appreciate your insight and suggestions. I am brand new at the sport and it is obvious that it is becoming a major issue in getting better. I'm just not sure if it is the shoes or me.

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#186986 - 04/20/14 05:31 PM Re: Approach issue-my shoes or my head?? [Re: Edy13]
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Yes, the shoes with a traction sole on your non-slid foot makes a big difference. After a few games using them you won't want to use the universals again. Now your slide foot can still slip.

Now without video of you bowling I don't know if what I'm going to say is true or not. It can also be you. If you are nearly running to the line. I know there are times when I rush my approach I feel my slid foot slipping and I have to remind my self to slow down.
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#186993 - 04/20/14 08:10 PM Re: Approach issue-my shoes or my head?? [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
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"Now without video of you bowling I don't know if what I'm going to say is true or not. It can also be you. If you are nearly running to the line. I know there are times when I rush my approach I feel my slid foot slipping and I have to remind my self to slow down."
I'm really slow at the approach, even when I try to do the one step drill I am feeling 'slippery' and it falls apart quick.
Thanks for the assistance...

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#186994 - 04/20/14 08:42 PM Re: Approach issue-my shoes or my head?? [Re: Edy13]
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If you are having issues even in the one step drill with slipping, then yes it's the shoes. I do believe they make a traction sock for the non-slide foot now. It is similar to a slide sock if you've ever seen one. It slips over the front of the shoe and is help on by an elastic band that goes around the back of the shoe. It's a cheaper alternative than buying a whole new pair of shoes.
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#186999 - 04/21/14 01:22 AM Re: Approach issue-my shoes or my head?? [Re: Edy13]
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Originally Posted By: Edy13
"there are times when I rush my approach I feel my slid foot slipping and I have to remind my self to slow down."
I'm really slow at the approach, even when I try to do the one step drill I am feeling 'slippery' and it falls apart quick.
Thanks for the assistance...


what kind of shoes are those? I like slippery shoes and am curious if it is your shoes or not.

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#187044 - 04/22/14 12:23 PM Re: Approach issue-my shoes or my head?? [Re: rrb6699 (RayRay)]
Edy13 Offline
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The shoes I am using now are Rio Circle, Universal soles. They look nice and seem to be well made, just aren't making me feel secure.

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