Bowling Hook Tips
Bowling hook tips can be used to knock down pins you never could before. With the right bowling hook, you can take down pins on the very edge, rather than getting a gutter ball. With careful practice and the right bowling hook tips, you might even be able to use your hook to pick up the dreaded 7-10 split.
- Check the finger holes of the ball. If your fingers or thumb fit too tightly in the holes, then you won’t be able to accomplish a bowling hook. Even taking a fraction of a second too long to release your thumb, for example, will cause you to lose control of the throw.
- Time your release. The release for accomplishing a bowling hook is very important. As you bring the ball up and then back down again, there will be a pivotal moment when it’s at the bottom of the swing, but before you start to bring it back up again. This is when you should release.
- Know how to release. Once you know when to release the bowling ball, you know need to know how in order to accomplish the bowling hook. The ball should leave your thumb first and then the fingers that are in the holes, and it should roll off your palm. As the ball comes off your fingers, rotate them toward the direction you want to hook the ball. This will create the hook. Do not attempt to rotate your wrist for the hook.
- Follow through. Once you release the bowling ball, your wrist should curve upwards slightly. Then, your arm should come straight up. If your wrist or arm are bend to the side, then you tried to use them to create the hook, which should be all in the finger rotation.
- Practice. Once you find the bowling ball, form and release strategy that works for you, then practice if your next step. This is also the most important step. The more successful bowling hooks you throw in practice, then more you are likely to throw during a game.