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How To Control Bowling Ball Speed

If you wish to learn how to control bowling ball speed, there are a couple of easy techniques using your swing and footwork which will produce good results. First, if you wish to increase your ball speed, hold your ball higher than your normal set-up positioning at waist level up to about shoulder level.

Begin your swing freely and uninhibited toward your target until your arm is fully extended as to create greater momentum on the down-swing and back-swing motions in comparison to your normal swing motion. From the top of your back-swing, permit the ball to swing freely to a full follow-through position and toward your target. You may encounter a slight increase in your footwork to match the increase in your swing speed.

To slow your ball speed, hold your ball below waist level in the set-up position to about mid-thigh level. Begin your swing forward and toward your target making sure your arm gets fully extended and allow the back-swing to move freely in accordance with the momentum the shorter than normal swing arc provides. It is important to follow through toward your target and complete your swing. You may encounter slightly slower footwork to match the decrease in your swing speed.

These tips address the challenges in how to control bowling ball speed and will assist you with changing lane conditions.

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