My father-in-law and I went bowling on Sunday, and I used it as a bowling practice session.
My goal right now is to slide less. Often after I release my bowling ball, I feel as if I am still sliding. I feel that this act makes my release inconsistent. Which affects my ball speed. As I have gotten more aggressive in my follow through, the slide has gotten worse.
I used to wear a #10 [bowlingball value=”2382″/], which is the most slide. Last year I moved down to a #8 [bowlingball value=”2382″/] and have been very comfortable with that. I feel that my swing has continued to progress (even though average doesn’t prove it), and it is time to make another adjustment in my bowling shoes. So Sunday I spent the entire 5 game practice series working on my timing while sliding less. To do this, I changed my sole to a #6 [bowlingball value=”2382″/].
Don’t get too caught up in the numbers. If you bowl in different bowling centers, then you should know that the approach differs from one to the next. Just because a #6 works in center “A”, doesn’t mean the slide will be the same in center “B”. This is very important to understand so that you don’t get up to throw a ball without testing your slide first. You don’t want to end up doing a face plant on the lane surface.
Bowling practice is important, but it is more important to have a goal. I had fun, but my main purpose was to work on my timing. I feel I accomplished this for the most part.