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Glide Your Way To The Bowling Foul Line



By: bowlingball.com, 11/7/16

If you averaging between 160 and 180, glide your way to the bowling foul line.

Gliding steps tend to smoothen your walking motion.

Bowl with light feet as though you were walking on eggshells and did not wish to break them.

Good footwork leads to balance and accuracy, something every bowler strives for and works to build into their games.

If you allow yourself to walk softly to the foul line and at your best tempo or pace, you will be able to repeat the walking motion consistently.

By doing so, you can coordinate your feet with your swing pace and maintain good timing and the rhythm needed to bowl well for extended periods of time.

Gliding with your steps means to not hurry your walking motion beyond your normal tempo when you are bowling your best. It is crucial to retain good body balance when walking to the foul line so you can repeat effective releases.

Gliding steps can also be referred to as walking silently as to not hear your steps on the approach floor.

To do so requires relaxation of your legs and feet as you walk and swing your bowling ball.

Here are a few short tips to acquire a gliding footwork technique:

*Use slightly more body weight on your leg not being used when taking your first step. when taking your stance position on the approach.

*Engage your first step as smoothly as possible just to get your body into motion. This is a good technique which can be used a a trigger step in starting your approach.

*Slightly accelerate each successive step without losing balance or digging into the floor trying hard to plant and throw your bowling ball.

*When walking and swinging your bowling ball, you will pick up momentum so walk softly to avoid getting overly hurried with your steps.

*Remain as relaxed and as tension free with your legs as possible while walking to maintain consistent tempo with your steps.

*Avoid bouncing as you walk. Your head can remain as motionless as possible as you bowl.

*Retain a good, athletic posture without altering your spine angle each step and particularly on your final slide step.

*Slide toward the center of your body mass for balance during the important time when you release your bowling ball.

Accuracy is developed with good footwork. Build a good approach from the ground up and it starts by developing a smooth, gliding style of steps, ones where you can easily reproduce each shot.Your swing tempo and footwork tempo are interconnected. If your steps are gliding, your swing will mirror this motion and be unforced and smooth in pace. If your swing is unforced, your release can become consistent and these factors together will lead to improved bowling accuracy.

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