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 Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:24 am Post Number: #1 Post
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I just started drilling my bowling balls, but not sure how to determinate my lateral pitches, I found this picture in wiki section but I'm not sure how it's work. ( picture 2 )

http://wiki.bowlingchat.net/wiki/index. ... itting.pdf


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 Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:12 am Post Number: #2 Post
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Hello poloidrogo, image 2 is for determining your thumb lateral pitches, so when you grab a coke can like in the picture you look where your thumb points at. So if it points between your index and middle finger then you have 0 pitch lateral, depending on where your thumb points to you change the pitch accordingly. In the pdf in the same page you refer to you can see all details for determining fingers lateral pitches.

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2y2 wrote:
Hello poloidrogo, image 2 is for determining your thumb lateral pitches, so when you grab a coke can like in the picture you look where your thumb points at. So if it points between your index and middle finger then you have 0 pitch lateral, depending on where your thumb points to you change the pitch accordingly. In the pdf in the same page you refer to you can see all details for determining fingers lateral pitches.


could you explain me please also about the 3rd picture, how it works ??? ( thumb angle conversion pitch angle ) my span is 4 /14 and Im not using so far any pitches on the thumb


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 Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:01 am Post Number: #4 Post
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The thumb angle pitch chart gives you a starting point of what your linear thumb pitch should be based on two things:

1) Your span, I like to use middle finger span.

2) Your thumb flexibility. With your hand palm down parallel to the floor (not on the floor of course) use your non bowling hand to stretch your thumb as far back towards your forearm as you comfortably can and take note of what angle in the chart it resembles. Look down that column and find your span (or the one closest to it) and there you will find a suggestion for a thumb linear pitch.

Make sure you are measuring your spans correctly at the midpoint between the creases of your first and second finger joint and that when doing this you are not overstretching the web of your thumb, it should not be super tight nor should it be slack.

Keep in mind these are suggestions for starting pitches and that fitting is an art. Unfortunately the best fit will most likely be found by trial and error. Also keep in mind bowling should not hurt so any blister or pathological callous is a sign that something is wrong with the fit, the taping and/or the release.

Hope this helps.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:22 am Post Number: #5 Post
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TonyPR wrote:
The thumb angle pitch chart gives you a starting point of what your linear thumb pitch should be based on two things:

1) Your span, I like to use middle finger span.

2) Your thumb flexibility. With your hand palm down parallel to the floor (not on the floor of course) use your non bowling hand to stretch your thumb as far back towards your forearm as you comfortably can and take note of what angle in the chart it resembles. Look down that column and find your span (or the one closest to it) and there you will find a suggestion for a thumb linear pitch.

Make sure you are measuring your spans correctly at the midpoint between the creases of your first and second finger joint and that when doing this you are not overstretching the web of your thumb, it should not be super tight nor should it be slack.

Keep in mind these are suggestions for starting pitches and that fitting is an art. Unfortunately the best fit will most likely be found by trial and error. Also keep in mind bowling should not hurt so any blister or pathological callous is a sign that something is wrong with the fit, the taping and/or the release.

Hope this helps.



Thanks much I really appreciate all the information was given, as I said I just starting drilling my own bowling balls and more I learn more confuse I get, but I found this chat very helpful and a lot good people like trying to help.


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