#79384 - 02/10/0906:15 PMRe: 100+ games, a new ball, & a lesson from Erin
2) I seem to have a mental problem with the 3 - 10. Is there a standard move off of the 10 pin line or something that minimizes the mental space between the two pins? - (I finally left a 5 – 7 and moved 4 1/2 boards left and picked it up; 1 – 1.)
if you don't want to shoot in between it you could just throw your strike ball. it will hit the 3 and slide it into the 10
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Originally Posted By: ijohn83
Strike ball for the 3 - 7 might be a good idea. I'll try it tomorrow - Thanks
Why not just throw straight at a six pin? That should do the trick.
And likewise for the 5-7, aim for the 9 pin.
Both work for me. I still haven't figured out the 3-10 yet but I'm getting close.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Don't be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
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Looking a lot better there John, and I see what you are saying with your trailing leg. One way to fix it is to get a little bit of angle in your shoulders (right shoulder just below the left) and to bring the ball in closer to the ankle at release. If you watch your trail leg closely you will notice it starts to tuck under your body but then stops and moves back to 6:00 in order to keep balance because of the flat shoulders and the ball being out from the ankle. If you can fix those your trail leg should do its thing naturally, just remember it is the counter weight to the bowling ball so whatever the ball and you arm does, the leg has to compensate for it.
Also, not to rain on your spare pickup but it was a 4-9 I am almost certain.
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If you want to bounce the ball of the ball off the 3 into the 10, my adjustment is just to stand two boards right of my 10-pin position. Try that while keeping everything else the same and see how that works. That should put you close enough to at least adjust off it fairly easily. You might even be able to practice it on a full rack or just the 3-pin like you did with the 5-7 on your 5-pin leaves.
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Just a side note about 5-7 splits (5-10 for me). You say you move inside and shoot at your strike target? Shouldn't I go relatively straight at it? What I do is move way outside and throw straight at the 5, a bit to the left, usually the reactive ball will hook by itself just enough to slide the 5 into the 10. Is it better to go deep in and hook it?
As for the baby split, I usually try and slide the 2 into the 10 instead of fitting the ball in between.
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