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#23455 - 06/21/06 02:28 PM Bowl better injured...
cheetah Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 239
A/S/L: 29/M/Seattle, WA/Right-handed
A month or so ago, I was bowling with an injured thumb (strained muscle), and somehow managed one of the best overall weeks of my bowling career.

I couldn't understand why I was bowling so well until I realized that in order to compensate for the injury, I was throwing a less muscled/more controlled ball.

However, once my thumb healed, I got back into my comfort zone, muscle-memory took over, and my scores went down.

I'm having a hard time throwing the way I did when I was injured. I've tried imagining that my thumb hurts, but that doesn't work. I just can't manage to intentionally throw it the way I did when I was injured.

Any suggestions?


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#23456 - 06/21/06 02:39 PM Re: Bowl better injured...
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Slam it in a door? smirk

#23457 - 06/21/06 03:52 PM Re: Bowl better injured...
lorok Offline
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Registered: 05/19/05
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A/S/L: 30/male/albuquerque
practice & lessons? hypnotism? a large man standing behind you with a paddlin' stick for when you mess up?
the time it took to write this signature would have been better spent bowling.

#23458 - 06/21/06 05:15 PM Re: Bowl better injured...
mkee19 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 277
A/S/L: 32/M/MD
The only thing I can think of is slow it down. You said you were throwing a more "controlled" ball. When I need to slow my ball speed down, I have a controlled backswing. I dont allow it to go as high as my normal swing and I roll the ball a bit more.


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