Over the summer, I got some coaching from one of the scratch bowlers in my league. The biggest change we made in my game was changing my release to get away from side rotation (similar to Weber
) and instead create more roll (similar to Jones). Now my ball picks up its roll way earlier than before and I am having a very difficult time with this new release in league play. Part of the reason for my poor play is lack of speed and I have tried to fix this by starting my ball higher in my setup (using a free arm swing) and starting a little further back on the approach. However, I still find it hard to keep my ball on the right side of the headpin.
Now Iím beginning to wonder if the balls that Iím using are just too strong for this release and my medium/heavy lane conditions or my drill patterns need to be changed. The two balls that I used to use the most were drilled before my release change and they were made to pick up their roll early. Should I look into using a different drill pattern to help keep my ball on line longer?
Hereís what Iím using right now:
Double Agent Ė Particle Pearl @ 1000 abralon Ė Drilled similar to Stormís heavy roll layout #2 (pin right and below ring @ about 4 ľ from PAP with x hole on PAL)
Special Agent Ė Solid Reactive @ 2000 abralon Ė Drilled similar to Stormís heavy roll layout #2 (pin right and below ring @ about 4 ľ from PAP with x hole on PAL)
T-Road Pearl - Pearl Reactive @ 1500 + polish - Drilled for slight length (pin slightly above and between my fingers @ about 5 3/4 from my PAP with no x hole)
So should I have my Agents polished, or change their layouts, or buy weaker balls, or get away from storm and try another manufacturer or what? I am seriously struggling and would appreciate any advice thanks.