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Category: Developing a Style
Type: Reference

SHOT SELECTION




CHOOSING A TYPE OF SHOT

There are several types of shots in bowling, all of which can be very effective. All shots fall into three main categories defined by their actions.

1. The "straight ball" is used mostly by beginners and is done simply by throwing your ball in a straight line down the lane.

2. A "curve ball" is throwing your ball in a fashion in which your ball moves in a smooth arcing motion down the lane. This allows the ball to enter the pocket at an angle, which helps to create more "pin action."

3. A "hook shot" is throwing the ball in a fashion in which your ball moves down the lane in a straight line, but breaks towards the pocket at the end. Like the curve shot, it is thrown for more "pin action", and is usually thrown by more experienced bowlers.


Submitted by: Coach Melad


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