In the sport of ten-pin bowling , there are many different ways in which to deliver known as a "throw" or "roll" the bowling ball in order to advance it toward the pins in an accurate and powerful manner. Generally, there are three basic forms of pin bowling. The most basic form is known as stroking , which is the most classic form. The most powerful form is known as cranking , which imparts great leverage and maximum rotation on the ball, but sacrifices accuracy. In between the two is the domain of the tweener , who has characteristics of both, but does not truly fit into either category.
Properly Hold a Bowling Ball Using the Conventional Grip
Bowler's Hand Position
This invention relates to a bowling ball fingertip positioner for positioning the fingertip of a bowler in a bowling ball during the bowler's swing. More particularly, this invention relates to a bowling ball fingertip positioner for positioning a pad of a fingertip against an interior wall of a finger hole in a bowling ball. When bowling with a fingertip bowling ball, proper positioning of the bowler's fingertips in the finger holes improves the accuracy with which the bowler delivers and releases the bowling ball during his swing. Many prior art devices have attempted to properly position a bowler's fingers or thumb within a bowling ball. For example, a bowling ball with individualized finger and thumb holes is disclosed in U. Inserts for thumb holes in bowling balls are disclosed in U. Yamane; U.
The Four Step Delivery
The position of the hand determines how the energy of the swing transfers through the ball. If the hand is directly behind the ball, all the swing's energy goes through the ball. Offsetting the hand will redirect some of the swing's energy around the ball, creating a torque motion. When this happens, two forces influence the ball's movement down the lane. Translational force is the initial direction of the ball down the lane.
Note: This article is only available to Bowling This Month subscribers. Those who can change hand positions enjoy a distinct advantage over those with limited skills. Any hook that carries out the 5 pin is considered a quality shot, regardless of the amount of boards the ball covers… that is, provided the ball is delivered with accuracy. Strike shots can be produced from numerous angles.