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 Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:52 pm Post Number: #1 Post
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I have a tropical storm bowling ball and I'm a new bowler.

Playing what feel like oily lanes to me, I don't get much hook out of this ball throwing at 15mph (which is comfortable for me). I start with my instep on board 13 and target mark 10 to hit the pocket. If I slow it down to <13mph and move accordingly (I forget where exactly, but still targeting 10-8 mark) the ball hits the 1 pin too light. On dryer lanes, my instep was board 23 targeting mark 11 throwing at 12.5mph and it worked really well.

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1. Is there more room for error with a bigger hook?
2. Should I just get a more reactive ball for oily lanes? (Someone gave me a rotogrip unhinged ball I can get redrilled, would that suffice?)

I'm currently looking for a coach but figured I would ask here now in case it takes a little while to find one.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:46 pm Post Number: #2 Post
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paladyr wrote:
I have a tropical storm bowling ball and I'm a new bowler.

Playing what feel like oily lanes to me, I don't get much hook out of this ball throwing at 15mph (which is comfortable for me). I start with my instep on board 13 and target mark 10 to hit the pocket. If I slow it down to <13mph and move accordingly (I forget where exactly, but still targeting 10-8 mark) the ball hits the 1 pin too light. On dryer lanes, my instep was board 23 targeting mark 11 throwing at 12.5mph and it worked really well.

Questions:
1. Is there more room for error with a bigger hook?
2. Should I just get a more reactive ball for oily lanes? (Someone gave me a rotogrip unhinged ball I can get redrilled, would that suffice?) Try moving your eyes right as well. Most house shots, the further outside you go, the less oil you find, and the more your ball will hook. I would start with moving 5 and 3 right, and if that still isn't enough, another 5 and 3 right.

I'm currently looking for a coach but figured I would ask here now in case it takes a little while to find one.
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 Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:38 pm Post Number: #3 Post
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I'm working with Jim Merrell tomorrow!!! Thanks for the response!


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You have got one of the best in the business as your coach, be coachable, ask all the questions you have and have faith in the process. Good luck and keep us posted.


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TonyPR wrote:
You have got one of the best in the business as your coach, be coachable, ask all the questions you have and have faith in the process. Good luck and keep us posted.


It went great! He gave me some things to work on and helped me pick out a ball with more grip (Roto Grip Show Off). My current ball also was drilled slightly off so I'm getting that fixed as well.

Overall great experience, I only wish I had done it sooner!


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Glad it went well for you!

Best of luck in your endeavor to become a better bowler!

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