Maintain Your Bowling Spine Angle When Releasing Your Ball
By: bowlingball.com, 11/20/15
Maintain your bowling spine angle when releasing your ball. Moving up and out of your proper body posture, especially when sliding and releasing your bowling ball, will cause you to make errant shots.
If you want consistent accuracy and hand action control when delivering your ball, stay in a balanced position while sliding into the foul line.
Preset your spine angle in your stance position and try to remain at, or very close to, the same spine angle as you slide and release the ball.
Press your shoulders forward slightly so a vertical line can be established from the front of your shoulders down and over your knee caps.
If you allow your knee caps to move forward slightly, your knees flex and you bring the big muscles in your legs into use for generating leverage and power as you walk and release your ball.
Once your spine angle is set, avoid moving out of that posture throughout your approach and delivery.
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to retain good spine angle tilt, perhaps 10 or 15 degrees of forward tilt, and to keep your body massed positioned atop your legs when sliding and releasing the ball.
Baseball batters, pitchers, golfers, and quarterbacks stepping up in the pocket to deliver a bullet pass over the middle of the field all require the athlete to use good posture technique with the spine angle being part of that process.
The old adage in bowling is to have a good grip, alignment, and posture (GAP).
Your spine angle is the key component of an athletic posture and the mechanism for making effective shots repeatedly.
Maintain your bowling spine angle when releasing your ball and watch your balance and control steadily improve.