Throw A Hook In Bowling
You can learn how to throw a hook in bowling easily. It is not as difficult as you might imagine. If you are willing to learn some basic principles and spend a short amount of time practicing -- you can improve your bowling score greatly.
- In order to hook the ball in bowling, you need to concentrate on your wrist movement. Try to master the basic movement of throwing a hook without using a bowling ball at first. This will allow you to concentrate on the proper technique.
- Master the movement of the wrist in order to throw a hook in bowling. The basic technique is to begin your backstroke, holding your holding your hand palm up. Come forward into your forestroke with your hand still facing upwards. About three quarters into your forestroke turn your hand like you were shaking hands. Try to slip your thumb out of the hole first.
- Practice the above technique with a bowling ball. Just try to get the ball to hook. At this stage you are not trying to get a strike, just trying to get the ball to hook.Make sure that you are using a good fitting bowling ball, preferably one that has been made for you. It is possible to use a 'lane ball', but it will be more difficult.
- Once you are able to hook the ball constantly, it is time to learn how to control your hook. Practice varying the speed of your wrist turn. A slower turn will not produce as tight a hook as a faster turn of the wrist. You also want to practice varying the point that you release the ball.
Posted on: Feb. 15, 2011