Going from 2-handed to 1 handed bowler

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Going from 2-handed to 1 handed bowler

Post by Jochemke » December 26th, 2018, 9:46 am

Hey all,

I have a friend who has been in to bowling for 1,5 year now. He asked me if I could help him transitioning from 2 handed to 1 handed with thumb. The reason that he wants to change is because he had an accident while horseback riding (in the past) and he's unsure if he will be able to stay using his style.

Before I work with him I would like to hear from you what your opinions are about this change.
Do you guys think of something that would be very important to watch out for or to focus on?

I think working on his approach will take some time since the movements are a bit different and don't let him focus on his revs since he'll (probably) be lower than what he's used to.

Any other tips and guidelines will be appreciated.

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Re: Going from 2-handed to 1 handed bowler

Post by 44boyd » December 26th, 2018, 11:41 am

Tom Daugherty said on Flobowling he thinks the 2 handers who don’t hop will be able to sustain. They keep the weight of the ball close to the core which doesn’t put much stress on a joint since it never goes away from the body like a high backswing. He pointed to the injuries to the likes of Barnes, Tommy Jones and thinks fitness and genetics along with the type of physical game will determine longevity. So if he’s got strong legs and can learn the side step then stay 2 handed. If not, learning forward roll might be better health wise than popping the elbow and or wrist. All depends on how he wants to see the ball move, maybe no thumb could be a compromise.

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