Bowling Beyond the Basics: What's Really Happening on the Lanes, and What You Can Do about It

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BowlSmart, Jul 12, 2018 - Sports & Recreation - 396 pages

"Why did I leave the 10-pin on that shot?" "Why isn't my ball hitting the pocket anymore?" "Should I change balls, or move?" "How heavy should my ball be?" "What's the best bowling ball?" "How do I get more hook?" "Why do I keep missing my spares?"

Bowlers are faced with endless questions, problems, and choices every time we bowl. Answers and solutions abound, but a great many of them are ineffective or just plain wrong. How do we know what to do? How do we know what to believe? In this book we examine:

What doesn't work, and what bowlers have wrong.

What's really happening on the lanes, and how things really work.

What you need to change to get back to striking.

How to properly make that change.

We teach you how to figure out exactly what's wrong with your shot. We show you all of the adjustments available to you, teach you what each one actually does, and show you how and when to apply it. We give you strategies that will improve your lane play and your decision making. Finally, we teach you a mathematically sound spare system that will simplify your game and make picking up your spares an easy proposition. We give you all of the knowledge and tools you need to take your game to the next level and become the bowler you want to be.

 

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Contents

Preface
Putting it all together
Does a Lighter Ball Really Deflect More?
Calculating the actual deflection of the bowling ball
How are revs actually created?
Does a High Rev Ball Really Hit the Pins Harder?
Making sense of ball coverstock and
The Pocket Isnt the Pocket and Its Nowhere
I Was Robbed
Why you didnt leave what you left
Adjustments
Trust what your ball is telling
Adjusting your house shot game to sporttournament conditions
Spare Change
Determining where to stand and where to
Calculating the Spare System

Lane Play
What is the pocket?

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