Thanks for your kind response
Do you think my thumb was too big or too small?
I still recommend 2 handed bowling for longer patterns as they avoid the shark crossover headaches. but 1 armed is likely better for THS
Brun - when your average - and consistent average - hits deuce, then I'll have respect for it. Really - truly - I will. We have a 2-hander here who's hit a sanctioned 900. I listen to him when he breaks down patterns (and WOW . . . and then I tell him to get off my lawn, he's like 25. Damn kids! LOL)
Come on over here and I'll kick your ass on Shark with my one hand vs. your two.
There's a LOT more to it. Look at how few 2-handers are actually successful. You can count them on one hand. Look at how many pros are taking revs OUT (using the Sarge Easter type grip pattern) - Robert Jones being pretty famous for that back a few years ago.
The one significantly successful 2-handed bowler (being Belmo, of course) would be successful with one-hand, I believe. He is NOT successful BECAUSE of his two-handed style - he is successful because he's ridiculously good.
Can you (or any of us) put a ball (over and over) between two pins with less than 2" of space, total? No - but he can. THAT is what makes him good. He can also change his revs - which most of us struggle with. Neither of those is inherent to 2-handed bowling.
I wonder how long he'll be able to do it - only because it's a young-person's style. I can NOT bend over that far or bend my knee that low - and I'm not 50 yet. (football life in college. . .)
All of that said - I'd LOVE to see a video of you bowling. I honestly think it's fun to watch 2-handers. Couple of kids in my league bowl 2-handed and I have helped them get the ball down the lane better and get some accuracy. It's a cool style, if you have the body to do it (damn kids, get off ma lawn! LOL)