10 Pin Bowling Tips
Looking for a few 10 pin bowling tips? If you haven't gone bowling in your life yet, you should. 10 pin bowling is a great sport to participate in, especially if you join a league with your friends and family. Of course, the goal in 10 pin bowling is to knock all 10 pins down with 1 shot, which will net you a strike. If that doesn't happen, you want to knock any remaining pins down with your second shot, which will leave you with a spare. The below 10 pin bowling tips should help you take your game to the next level.
- Videotape Yourself. This may seem like an odd 10 pin bowling tip, but it is very effective. You should consider videotaping yourself when you are 10 pin bowling. If there is an issue with your technique or how you are releasing your bowling ball, you won't know unless someone tells you. If you videotape yourself from different angles, then you can sit back and review the footage to see if there is an issue with how you are standing, your approach, the way you release the ball and so on.
- Overturning. Overturning is an issue that many 10 pin bowlers experience. When you go to release your bowling ball down the alley, if you look down and the back side of your ball is staring you in the face, you have overturned the ball. Generally speaking, when you overturn a bowling ball, the ball is either going straight into the gutter or it will be very weak as it comes in contact with any of the 10 pins. One of the most important 10 pin bowling tips you will ever hear is to put tape in the thumbhole of your bowling ball. You want the thumbhole to be snug around your thumb, otherwise the ball may move around too much. You also need to ensure that you keep your arm straight during your release to prevent overturning.
- Hitting the 10 Pin. Don't you just hate when you have knocked all pins, but the 10 pin, down? For many bowlers, knocking the 10 pin down can be very difficult. For this 10 pin bowling tip, you should position your body on the far left side of the bowling lane if you are right handed (right side if you are left handed) and use the middle arrow as your target. Generally speaking, there is more oil in the center of the bowling lane, so using the middle arrow as your target should help your ball stay straight and knock the 10 pin over. If your bowling ball hooks a lot, you may want to try another ball for this shot.