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Category: Approach & Swing (Timing)
Type: Tip


Below is a tip brought to you by eteamz user Constantine:

For these discussions I am going to assume the bowler is right-handed, so the lefties will need to reverse the feet and hand mentioned.

The Airplane Wing -- Holding out your left arm will offset the weight of the ball and keep your shoulders closed.

Balance at the foul line is very important to accuracy and power. The weight of the ball can pull you off balance; however, you can offset this weight with your other arm. The ball maybe heavier, but you hold it close to your body. By holding the left arm full extended outward like an Airplane wing, you create a counterbalance. The weight of your arm away from your body offsets the close weight of the ball.

Opening your shoulders is a common problem that can cause a bowler to push or pull the ball off target. Holding your left arm out like an Airplane wing restricts the movement of your right shoulder. It keeps your shoulders square, so that you cannot pull or push the ball.
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Submitted by: Constantine

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