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#88476 - 04/18/09 12:32 AM Having a lot of trouble with timing.
dyarmus Offline
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Hey ya'll. Earlier today I posted my introduction and I figured why not hop right into this. Lately my focus of improvement in my game has been timing. This is my approach standing as far back as possible using a 5-step approach. Sorry for the low quality video. Hopefully it'll suffice though.

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From the things I can spot wrong with my timing is that my feet outrun my swing. I'm assuming this is causing my release to either grab the thumb or slip out the thumb because that's what usually happens. One thing I've tried to do to remedy this problem is stepping up about 3-4 inches and taking a longer 2nd step. However this strategy hasn't really worked out that well. I welcome any suggestions and criticism. Thank you.


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#88484 - 04/18/09 02:19 AM Re: Having a lot of trouble with timing. [Re: dyarmus]
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On your 3rd step the ball isnt quite at your heel, but you really fall behind on the 4th and 5th. The ball really seems to hang at the top of the backswing for a while, it almost looks like you reach the top of your backswing at one point, and then go up another foot.

Is your arm swing completely free? One thing that took me a while to get, is that it is possible muscle the backswing as well as the forward swing. Usually if you have to muscle the swing forward its to compensate for timing issues possibly caused by muscling it backward in the first place.

Just what I think I see. Some of the guys who actually know what they are talking about will chime in during the day smile

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#88493 - 04/18/09 07:23 AM Re: Having a lot of trouble with timing. [Re: dyarmus]
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You have late timing caused by fast feet and a delayed elongated push away. Try getting the ball into the swing faster by dropping the ball into a hinged push away instead of an extended push away, and drop it into the swing on the second step, not the third step, and see if that doesn't solve your problems.

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#88498 - 04/18/09 08:06 AM Re: Having a lot of trouble with timing. [Re: CoachJim]
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To slow down your feet, take a shorted second step. And, as the others have said, drop the ball into your swing sooner, on your second step.
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#88504 - 04/18/09 09:13 AM Re: Having a lot of trouble with timing. [Re: Dennis Michael]
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Looked a little like you "reared up" at the end of your release. This can throw you off. I know some bowlers do this but it seems you may be "pushing your upper body up" at the end of the swing. Try staying in the bend.
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#88527 - 04/18/09 01:16 PM Re: Having a lot of trouble with timing. [Re: evilash71]
dyarmus Offline
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Originally Posted By: Shale
Is your arm swing completely free?


It's very hard for me to tell but that is one of the things I have been working on a lot by relaxing my grip and letting the ball fall into the pushaway.

Originally Posted By: CoachJim
Try getting the ball into the swing faster by dropping the ball into a hinged push away instead of an extended push away, and drop it into the swing on the second step, not the third step, and see if that doesn't solve your problems.


So by this you mean keep the elbow locked in position and let the forearm follow the ball?

Thanks everyone for your input.

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#88784 - 04/20/09 11:05 AM Re: Having a lot of trouble with timing. [Re: dyarmus]
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A hinged push away means that the ball starts moving downward before your elbow reaches its full length. If you were looking from the side at the ball it would arch into the swing rather than go straight out until the elbow locks, then straight down. Imagine you are coming to the top of a ferris wheel, the ball is in the basket and its going over the top and going out and down at the same time.


Side note: Does this video look like Amleto Monacelli to anyone?
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