OK, here's one that I imagine is a hot topic for the bowling community nowadays.
This may have been something that was discussed 6 or 7 years ago, when the 2 handers first hit the scene. If so, forgive me, as that was right around the time I had two surgeries and had to quit bowling for a while. Now, I'm attempting to get re-involved with bowling and running into physical obstacles again, but I'm going to overcome them and bowl again, and teach my nephew and niece to bowl.
Anyway, because of Belmonte's success with two handed bowling, can you imagine how many two handed bowlers we will have in the next 10 to 20 years? I mean, like Marshall said on TV
Sunday, it is just natural that young people, growing up and seeing his success, would want to emulate that success.
So, was just wondering what you guys think about the two handers.
I remember back when I first got back to bowling, I somehow hurt two knuckles on my bowling hand. I really don't remember how - perhaps an improperly drilled ball, I don't remember.
And, we were just weeks away from starting in the church league that I had gotten some guys from my church in, and I wanted to bowl in that league so badly! About like I want to bowl right now, and am trying to get well, so I can.
Finally, I found a device with Velcro straps on it, and it would support your fingers when you bowled, and I used that and I finally healed up.
I said all that to say this - that was when I first saw Palermaa, and I was thinking of giving two hands a try. I never did it, because I found that brace, and fortunately it helped my fingers heal up.
But, I'm sure it has crossed the mind of many a bowler. Not to mention, just think how grueling bowling all those games that the pro bowlers bowl each week must be, and what a toll it must take on their throwing hand, wrist, shoulder, and perhaps their elbow.
I would think two handed bowling would be less stressful on your dominant arm, than one handed bowling.
I have to be honest, I enjoy watching Belmonte bowl. To me it is just amazing. I'm perhaps amazed more by his spare shooting than his strike shooting. I just don't know how he is so accurate the way he throws two handed at spares.
And, I kind of like Belmonte's personality. He seems like a pretty nice guy to me. I could be wrong.
Here's my last question, and I'll draw it to a close.
I know that a lot of the one handed PBA players don't like it. They say it chews up the oil pattern and makes it harder to bowl, for one thing.
Do you think there will come a day when the regular PBA players will kind of revolt, and try to get the rule book changed, so that two hands can't be used at their events?
Or do you think that would have already happened?
Thanks for reading my posts, and for your answers. I'm really interested in this topic, and how other bowlers feel about it.