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How To Increase Your Bowling Ball Hook


If you wish to increase your bowling ball hook, then strive to understand a few keys in doing so. Here are some tips to help you increase your bowling ball hook:

1. Consider use of a wrist support device. Wrist devices will support the back of your bowling wrist and assist your thumb to exit the ball before your fingers. If your wrist collapses before the release, your fingers will exit the ball prior to your thumb causing excessive skid of the ball with little or no hook motion. It is vital for your thumb to exit the ball before the fingers so the ball falls onto the fingers allowing the fingers to impart a quick rotation of the ball at the "moment of release."

2. Make a pronounced rotation of your fingers at the "moment of release", perhaps two or three hours on a clock, to increase the axis tilt and "rev rate" of the bowling ball. A right handed bowler should visualize rotating the fingers during the release from about 7 o' clock to 4 o' clock quickly, decisively, but smoothly. Strive to get your thumb out of the ball quickly so the fingers can make a decisive releasing motion. Using a 6 o' clock to 4 o' clock release action will also encourage hook but to a lesser degree than a greater finger rotation.

3. Never decelerate your forward swing and follow-through motion in an attempt to see your ball increase hook. A crisp and accelerated follow through swing motion will aide and enhance the release so you can make an effective release of the bowling ball.

4. Achieving proper initial alignment when releasing your ball as to allow the ball to travel from the the heaviest concentration of lane oil on the front end of the lane to the dry portion on the back at the break point end will conserve energy and encourage an increased angle of entry into the pins. If you ball travels too far in oil and skids beyond the break point of the lane, then you will not see an increase in ball hook. Proper alignment and good lane adjustments are keys to maximizing effective hook potential.

5. Choose a bowling ball which creates a high track flare potential and has a high Differential of RG rating. These balls will tend to achieve the sharpest hook-angle of entry in to the pins. Choosing a ball with a low RG rating and with an aggressive matte-finish coverstock will fight excessive front end lane oil and promote a stronger hook potential on oily lanes. A stiff or pearl coverstock matches best on dry lanes.

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