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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:45 pm Post Number: #361 Post
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Without being into your national sports (baseball is an american thing), he is asking Nord to TRY atleast.

Also, Nord, if you get pain when you follow through properly, you aren't doing it right. If you are grabbing the ball, or whatever it is, something is off...


...and I'm asking Phil to throw a 100mph fastball. Pointless, senseless, and any other "less" thing a person can think of.

Phil Niekro is a professional baseball pitcher who was a renowned knuckle ball pitcher. Niekro's bio is probably available on the net.

Nord should continually strive to do things which could cause him possible physical distress, mental anguish, time, and money. It's loud and clear now.


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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:52 pm Post Number: #362 Post
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You can do that sequence if you want, but I'd rather see you project the ball better down lane without knuckling it.

I can give it a try.
Seems unnatural to me since the more compact I get, the better accuracy and more consistent ball reaction I get down lane.
But, I will try it.

In the meantime, what do you want me to do about the Jackpot when I get it?

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:04 pm Post Number: #363 Post
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...and I'm asking Phil to throw a 100mph fastball. Pointless, senseless, and any other "less" thing a person can think of.

Phil Niekro is a professional baseball pitcher who was a renowned knuckle ball pitcher. Niekro's bio is probably available on the net.

Nord should continually strive to do things which could cause him possible physical distress, mental anguish, time, and money. It's loud and clear now.

Because a change in technique is impossible to do.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:39 pm Post Number: #364 Post
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It seems that most people have to the conclusion, Nord's game is what it is. It's an older style. In today's game, swing is king. That philosophy did not apply during that era which Nord's game most closely emulates.

Pendulum is not artificially created.

What is the purpose of more follow through with regard to Nord?

There is only one person that comes to mind who's follow through continued on a path that was greater than the height of his backswing, Marsall Holman. His follow through was created by the speed of his footwork. If Nord was going to try and generate more speed, just like Holman, it would have to be accomplished through the application of higher foot speed.

But, Nord's style more closely resembles that of curling. Don't know if faster would necessarily be better. I think there would be more intricate timing issues. Also, he would be on his slide leg for a longer period of time, possibly creating an issue in regards to balance as well. Only Nord knows if his legs are up to the task of performing the approach at a higher rate of speed.


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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:19 pm Post Number: #365 Post
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I can give it a try.
Seems unnatural to me since the more compact I get, the better accuracy and more consistent ball reaction I get down lane.
But, I will try it.

In the meantime, what do you want me to do about the Jackpot when I get it?

Once again, look at what you left. You were all over the place on your high series. You were high then light etc..

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:30 pm Post Number: #366 Post
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If I increase my foot speed then maybe I can get more extension.
If you look at this video of Billy Hardwick, his back swing is very low like mine, but he has very good forward foot speed and he slides a long way (I do not slide, I plant) and he extends.
He also has the balance arm out with thumb down like MegaMav pointed out he wants to see me do.


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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:55 pm Post Number: #367 Post
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I cant wait for the moment Nord realizes he is not a prisoner of the past.

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In the meantime, what do you want me to do about the Jackpot when I get it?


Get it plugged and hold.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:06 pm Post Number: #368 Post
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TomaHawk wrote:
What is the purpose of more follow through with regard to Nord?

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One key: You cannot knuckle it down the lane, cutting the swing short doing this. Thats why im asking you to elongate your finish.



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There is only one person that comes to mind who's follow through continued on a path that was greater than the height of his backswing, Marsall Holman. His follow through was created by the speed of his footwork. If Nord was going to try and generate more speed, just like Holman, it would have to be accomplished through the application of higher foot speed.

You might want to look at the video Nord posted of Billy Hardwick. His follow thru is easily higher than the apex of his backswing. Most bowlers accelerate through the follow through to create revs. Even without an acceleration, it takes more energy to stop the arm swing short than to let it continue.
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Cutting it short you're actually using more muscle to stop your arm than just let the arm go.




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But, Nord's style more closely resembles that of curling. Don't know if faster would necessarily be better. I think there would be more intricate timing issues. Also, he would be on his slide leg for a longer period of time, possibly creating an issue in regards to balance as well. Only Nord knows if his legs are up to the task of performing the approach at a higher rate of speed.

Too bad he's not curling. Maybe he should adapt his style to emulate a bowler rather than a curler.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:22 pm Post Number: #369 Post
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[/quote]Too bad he's not curling. Maybe he should adapt his style to emulate a bowler.......[/quote]

Specifically, what kind of bowler are you referring to?


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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:43 pm Post Number: #370 Post
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MegaMav wrote:
Get it plugged and hold.

Ok.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:45 pm Post Number: #371 Post
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TomaHawk wrote:
Specifically, what kind of bowler are you referring to?

Pick one. Or don't. I don't really care. If I were picking I'd choose someone who scores well on modern conditions, but that's just me. Nord has a nostalgia for full rollers of the 60's I can't understand, but I understand the type of person he is. And you.

Also, I assume you're point is to come back and say that Nord is trying to emulate a bowler, just someone from a bygone era. I'll wait for you to make that claim before I point about the obtuseness it would require to make such a claim.

I was just pointing out the uselessness of your statement.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:03 pm Post Number: #372 Post
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MegaMav wrote:
I cant wait for the moment Nord realizes he is not a prisoner of the past.



Won't happen. Look at his youtube channel, look at his post on here. Like Arkansas said about nostalgia, its dead on. His passion and love for the yester-years bowling is much stronger than trying to work on something to improve.

He is happy bowling like he does, then so be it, at least he is still bowling.


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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:04 pm Post Number: #373 Post
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Pick one. Or don't. I don't really care. If I were picking I'd choose someone who scores well on modern conditions, but that's just me. Nord has a nostalgia for full rollers of the 60's I can't understand, but I understand the type of person he is. And you.

Also, I assume you're point is to come back and say that Nord is trying to emulate a bowler, just someone from a bygone era. I'll wait for you to make that claim before I point about the obtuseness it would require to make such a claim.

I was just pointing out the uselessness of your statement.

Joe Wilman is a full roller with a style very similar to mine.
Low push away, suitcase grip, abbreviated follow through.


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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:09 pm Post Number: #374 Post
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Won't happen. Look at his youtube channel, look at his post on here. Like Arkansas said about nostalgia, its dead on. His passion and love for the yester-years bowling is much stronger than trying to work on something to improve.

He is happy bowling like he does, then so be it, at least he is still bowling.

I do love the old game and the players that put bowling on the map and allowed us to have everything we have today in bowling.
To minimize them, or disparage their styles and achievements is an insult to them and bowling itself.
That being said, I am willing to improve and work on things that can help me to bowl better and with less, or no pain.
I have already stated earlier that I am not entrenched.
So just saying "Nord doesn't want help and wont change" is not true and not valuable.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:22 pm Post Number: #375 Post
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Nord wrote:
Joe Wilman is a full roller with a style very similar to mine.
Low push away, suitcase grip, abbreviated follow through.


Cool. Emulate his style then. Do a step by step comparison. He has tons of ball speed, foot speed, a fast follow through, and, best of all, fluidity. That's something your game is sorely lacking. Do a step-by-step analysis of how you compare, or maybe one of our great coaches here could do that.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:24 pm Post Number: #376 Post
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Nord wrote:
I do love the old game and the players that put bowling on the map and allowed us to have everything we have today in bowling.
To minimize them, or disparage their styles and achievements is an insult to them and bowling itself.
That being said, I am willing to improve and work on things that can help me to bowl better and with less, or no pain.
I have already stated earlier that I am not entrenched.
So just saying "Nord doesn't want help and wont change" is not true and not valuable.


Who is minimizing them? I have not seen one person disparage their styles and achievements.

Today's bowling is such a different sport than what it was in the 50's and 60's, that's why its been said over and over again, and the word "modern game" has been used so often. what they bowled on, what they bowled with, it worked for them, Just like football, the game is so different than your 3 yards and a cloud of dust,run heavy offenses. Everything changes, and we have the ability as human beings to adapt and change with them.

You went and practiced, so you did you normal throw down 10 and knuckled the ball, you were so happy with that, you even gave it a nickname. You were keeping track of strikes. That's not practice, and that wasn't giving what Eric asked (numerous times) you to do a fare shake.

There is nothing wrong with what you want to do, what you are in love with style wise. Kudos for bowling even with injury, just don't expect to see anything change. I just hope you keep enjoying bowling.


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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:30 pm Post Number: #377 Post
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You went and practiced, so you did you normal throw down 10 and knuckled the ball, you were so happy with that, you even gave it a nickname. You were keeping track of strikes. That's not practice, and that wasn't giving what Eric asked (numerous times) you to do a fare shake.

The series I posted was not from practice, that was from league competition.
Off league days I will practice what MegaMav wants me to try.
But during competition, I have to try to win, so I have to do what I know I can do for now.
And that night I did not do what I normally do, I actually tried to shorten everything and be more compact to see if accuracy, consistency and ball motion would be better, and they were.
But that doesn't mean that is the best way for me to bowl.
If I can adopt techniques that will make my accuracy and carry much better and with less effort, then I am all for that.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:41 pm Post Number: #378 Post
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If I can adopt techniques that will make my accuracy and carry much better and with less effort, then I am all for that.


Its NOT about accuracy on a house shot, to a point.
Its about generating angle on the backend of the lane for more power at the pins.
Thats house shot bowilng, not knuckling it.
Learn how to generate angle and that 630 you just shot will be at least more regular.

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Its NOT about accuracy on a house shot, to a point.
Its about generating angle on the backend of the lane for more power at the pins.
Do you want to score or not?

What do I want?
1. A style of bowling that is non-strain on my body, requires little effort, is repeatable and provides consistency and reliability. Something I can easily do until I am 100.
2. A style of bowling that promotes good ball action that results in higher scoring with less effort and greater margin for error so misses are not the end of the world.
3. A style of bowling that does not require me to hit one board consistently time and time again in order to score effectively.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:16 pm Post Number: #380 Post
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What do I want?
1. A style of bowling that is non-strain on my body, requires little effort, is repeatable and provides consistency and reliability. Something I can easily do until I am 100.
2. A style of bowling that promotes good ball action that results in higher scoring with less effort and greater margin for error so misses are not the end of the world.
3. A style of bowling that does not require me to hit one board consistently time and time again in order to score effectively.


Sounds like an investment strategy. And if you really, really think about it, it is.


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