When it comes to bowling, there are two types of bowlers: the “show-off”…and the hesitant one. You know a good bowler when you see one. Their form, focus, and angle are all in the correct positions. All it takes is a blink of an eye and poof, strrrriiikkkke. But, how? How in the world did they master throwing the perfect shot?
Steps to Throwing the Perfect Shot
It doesn’t matter if you’re tall, short, young or old. If you follow these steps, you’ll become a better bowler than ever before:
- Make sure to straighten the wrist of your bowling hand. Your bowling hand is the one that is holding the bowling ball. Be very careful not to flex or bend your wrist for safety reasons.
- As you swing out and back, keep your hand straight. By simply doing anything else can ruin the way that your ball will curve.
- Begin to rotate your wrist, hand, and fingers on your bowling arm towards the opposite side of your body as the ball comes forward. If you’re right-handed, rotate your wrist to the left and if you’re left-handed, rotate your wrist to the right.
- Allow for your hand to let go of the ball (near your ankle) and end your hand in the handshake position once the ball is released. To know if you’re doing the position right, your thumb will be pointing up, as your palm is facing the inside of the lane.
Throwing the perfect shot takes a lot of practice and consistency. It just doesn’t happen overnight. You have to be patient and know that it’ll get better over time.
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