How To Throw A Curve In Bowling
Knowing how to throw a curve in bowling can become extremely handy when you need to knock down difficult shots. You won't always be in a situation to send your bowling ball straight down the lane. Practice your power, your accuracy, and definitely your curve, with these brief bowling instructions.
- Equipment for beginners. Before you begin your journey towards higher scores with a curve shot, choose a lighter ball. It may feel strange to roll with a bowling ball that weighs much less than you are accustomed to, but you will need a ball that is easy to control to perfect your curve before reverting back to your regular sized ball. For serious players, a professional bowling shop offers special practice bowling balls for this procedure.
- Pre-roll formation. You will need your fingers in the bowling ball and palm behind it. Bring the bowling ball back and up into your swing position. You will bend forward as you approach the line before rolling your curve just like a regular throw.
- Visualize. Relax your mind and don't allow yourself to be distracted by anything else during your roll. Concentrate your eyes on the exact pin you wish to make contact with. You definitely do not want to hold a conversation while you are attempting to throw a curve.
- The roll. Release the bowling ball at the bottom of your swinging motion and let the bowl spin off of your thumb. As you release your thumb from the ball, let your remaining fingers lift it up from the side of the ball creating the curve shot. You don't want to throw a curve off of your wrist or with just two fingers.
- The pins. If you have all of the pins up before you throw your curve then you will want to strike the head pin first. This curve throw needs to have enough power to accelerate past the head pin and though the entire pocket of bowling pins. If it does not produce a perfect strike initially, you hopefully will have an easy spare to look forward to. Combine power with precision, and you will be rolling accurate curves.