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Easy Bowling Adjustments
A big step to getting a strike is hitting the pocket solidly and getting a strike is a big step to improving your bowling average.
When you hit the pocket and do not get a strike, you leave easy spares to convert. By having a few easy adjustments as part of your game, you can find a way to continue hitting the pocket when lane conditions change or if your game goes slightly astray.
Getting aligned to the pocket initially is your first challenge. Once you have developed a sensible system for getting aligned to the pocket using your present bowling style, keeping in mind these easy adjustments can help you continue hitting the pocket during your competitive bowling sessions.
Here are a few easy adjustments for most bowling center lane conditions:
1. If you miss the pocket left, move left. If you miss the pocket right, move right.
2. Deliver your bowling ball at a slightly faster speed when your ball begins hooking too much.
3. Increase your bowling ball loft distance between 6 -12 inches thereby shortening the lane.
4. Reduce your hook by decreasing your bowling fingers rotation on your bowling ball.
5. Change to a ball with a polished factory finish coverstock and with medium flare potential.
You may have to use multiple options in ending up with the desired bowling ball reaction you seek. It is recommended, however, to try these adjustments one at a time before implementing multiple adjustments until you are comfortable doing so.
With some experimentation during competition and during practice sessions, you will gain confidence in making any of these easy adjustments. The goal is to hit the pocket as often as possible so you increase your strike percentage and ultimately raise your bowling average scores.
Once you are accustomed to making adjustments, do not fear making multiple adjustments such as changing your bowling ball speed and targeting areas of the lane away from your original alignment positioning.
Remember, it is OK to make adjustments so you continue to the hit the pocket when the lane conditions change. Any fear you may have in making changes during competition comes only from not having knowledge of adjustments and how to make changes.
Trust your ball reaction to tip you off when it is time to make an adjustment. Common sense is your greatest ally when bowling in competition.