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by SomyP
February 20th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lost rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Lost rotation

Thanks all for the great advice. It seems like I'm not quite finishing with my thumb pointing towards 10 and rather it's only going from 2 to 12. Like I said, I'm excited to be working on my release in the summer. For now I'm going to work with what I got and make it work.
by SomyP
February 19th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lost rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Lost rotation

Just finished my practice session. Tried spreading my index finger and tucking the pinky and I still could not get around the ball. Still very much behind the ball, but not completing the shaking hands portion of the release. I tried throwing the ball with just 2 fingers and noticed my rotation impr...
by SomyP
February 19th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lost rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Lost rotation

Thanks for the advice. Will try a wider position with the index finger and I normally tuck my pinky. However recently I've been untucking it. So will go back to my old/normal release and see if my rotation gets better.
by SomyP
February 19th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lost rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Lost rotation

The only issue I've seen is that my wrist tends to break too early at release. I have no issues staying behind the ball now. Maybe it's the wrist breaking too early causing my lack of rotation. Going to go practicing pretty soon, so let's see if it is a matter of my wrist breaking too early. I will ...
by SomyP
February 19th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lost rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Lost rotation

Figured something else out. I have for the time being a pinched ulnar nerve at the moment. It only happens when gripping too tightly any object, not just my bowling ball. Maybe that could be reason as to why my hand is not quite finishing the rotation on the ball. Don't know for sure, but maybe my m...
by SomyP
February 19th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: My thoughts on PBA telecasts I've watched lately

Personally, I don't mind the telecasts at all. If anything, it gets eyes on bowling, which is the most important thing. Also strike track showing how accurate and consistent the pros are, actually give a great perspective on what it takes to be a professional bowler. Take for instance, Tommy Jones' ...
by SomyP
February 17th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...
Replies: 22
Views: 842

Re: Re-entering the sport. Could use some help...

With no thumb bowlers and two handed bowling becoming more common, it's less frowned upon these days. It's actually encouraged. Again the name of the game is not how, it's how many. Weight of ball is personal preference. Most use 15 lbs, while some use 16 lbs. With the dynamics of today's equipment,...
by SomyP
February 17th, 2020, 3:04 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lost rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Lost rotation

Bowled city tournament and straighter was the greater shot. Had a low 508 for team. Only reason was I couldn't get slow enough. While my new release isn't terrible, I would like a little more rotation to play in when the shot calls for it. Otherwise I'm content knowing I am behind the ball now. Some...
by SomyP
February 17th, 2020, 12:39 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lost rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Lost rotation

I put a piece of tape on my axis point while practicing. It was pointing at 9 o'clock the whole time. The only time I got it to face correctly around 8 to 830 was when I purposely held the ball on the side and suitcase released it. So looks like something for me to work on in the summer as I like my...
by SomyP
February 16th, 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Lost rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Lost rotation

As the title says, I seem to have lost all my rotation. Keep in mind I took a year off of bowling. Now this is the first time I've been bowling competitively and practicing consistently in a long time. Picked up a ball from my pro shop operator and practiced a couple of games with it. He noticed tha...
by SomyP
February 9th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Getting Fingers on the inside of the ball
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Getting Fingers on the inside of the ball

Something else to try is to tighten the thumb hole. A lot of pros use a really tight thumb hole. This will force your hand to relax in the ball. The game is not how, it's how many. Norm Duke has won 40 times on the national tour. And 2 of those titles came last season. The guy is in his 50s and can ...
by SomyP
November 20th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Your own personal favorite fitness resources ?
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Your own personal favorite fitness resources ?

I believe that your own body is more than enough to be fit. To start I will outline a workout below designed with the bowler in mind. This is all bodyweight and the only equipment needed are a pullup bar, and two of your bowling balls. Warm up with 30 seconds of high knees. Rest for 20 seconds Do 15...
by SomyP
November 16th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Brunswick purchases EBI
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

Re: Brunswick purchases EBI

I had read that. From what I've read, it is going to be a battle between storm and Brunswick as the two major bowling ball companies. Brunswick says that they will keep the names of all the ebi brands. Seems similar to how storm owns 900 global but most of their balls are poured out of Utah. So it l...
by SomyP
April 8th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Fitness
Replies: 35
Views: 3818

Re: Fitness

I haven't had time to look at this with practice, league, and a tournament taking up my time, but yes I know that the PFT has changed a lot. What's funny is that the minimalist approach training is just a little troll thing I tell people I do who haven't seen me in a while. Keep in mind I have lost ...
by SomyP
April 8th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Style purists(?).
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Style purists(?).

Honestly, I have no issues with how someone bowls. It's not how, it's how many. Due to issues in my shoulder and elbow, I am no longer a high speed, high rev bowler. Was I a better bowler when I cranked the ball? Not really. The benefit of throwing the ball at 18-19 mph with around 450-500 rpms was ...
by SomyP
March 22nd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Finger tip help
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Finger tip help

Another reason for swelling could be dehydration as well. Try the fake vacu to help. But remember to keep hydrated and your fingers wont swell up as much.
by SomyP
March 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Fitness
Replies: 35
Views: 3818

Re: Fitness

I like a minimalist approach to training these days. My only equipment is a pullup bar. An example of my training would be 3 sets of 10 pushups, 3 sets of planks for 30 seconds, 3 sets of 6-10 chinups, 3 sets of 15 squats, and a mile or two run for time. It's not a lot, but all your bases are covere...
by SomyP
June 7th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: Bowling mental game (what exactly does that mean)
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Bowling mental game (what exactly does that mean)

Muscle memory depending on how long you have been bowling is going to stay there for quite a while. It's a matter of not learning bad habits which we all have a tendency to do. What's great is that you are alive and well. All I can say is have fun. Just focus on the positive of bowling and doing you...
by SomyP
April 25th, 2018, 4:07 am
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: bowling with urethane bowlers......
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: bowling with urethane bowlers......

Play further left of them and have a break point inside of them to have a more even reaction. Or simply throw urethane yourself and play on top of them.
by SomyP
April 19th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: General Bowling
Topic: How to make roll phase (breakpoint) earlier
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: How to make roll phase (breakpoint) earlier

Pitch in the thumb plays a big factor as well. I used to have reverse pitch in my thumb. For about the past 8 years or so I've had forward pitch in the thumb. What this does is that it lessens the grip on the ball. This translates to a softer hand at release and a quicker thumb. A quicker thumb will...