Simple Tips For Bowlers With Slow Ball Speed
If you are a bowler with slow ball speed, there are a couple of things you can do to compensate and still bowl effectively.
If you have tried to gain more pure ball speed, but lose balance, accuracy, or simply do not have the flexibility or strength to do so, try take advantage of other options available to you so you can align to the pocket and adjust when the lane conditions change.
Select a bowling ball
which promotes good ball skid. Of course, using a plastic ball or a basic urethane coverstock ball are always choices you have to prevent your ball from hooking too soon because of a slowish speed.
If you want a stronger overall ball reaction but still maintain good skid length, select a polished solid reactive ball or a pearl reactive ball.
Combine the coverstock skid length potential with a drilling layout which produces a steady and controllable ball motion.
Strong drilling layouts can sometimes cause unpredictable hook points and you might struggle hitting the pocket consistently.
Using a moderate or weak drilling layout in combination with a ball producing good skid length gives you a great chance hitting the pocket, getting good hitting power at impact with the pins, and allows for making lane adjustments when oil conditions change.
Improving your skills in two additional areas will also help you overcome slow ball speed, making good lane adjustments when the oil conditions breakdown and becoming an improved and skilled spare shooter.
Playing the lane conditions intelligently will help you hit the pocket consistently. When the lanes change, making good adjustment decisions restores your ability to hit the pocket.
Learning to become a very good spare shooter improves your chances at raising your average.
These simple tips can work. You do not have to have a high ball speed to bowl well. Just build a smart bowling ball equipment arsenal and improve your spare shooting technique and lane adjustment system.