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most of these articles are addressed to 170 and below average bowlers but this one is designed to help new bowlers the way I see it....making sure that shoes face the pocket where most bowlers line-up near the center of the approach when trying to use the 2nd arrow spot on the lane is probably what he intends.....of course, power players who hook the ball should open up the stance to allow the right swing and delivery path...just my two cents worth....
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Nice to read your comment and see your name....will send an email soon.....all the best....Rich
We suggest you take your ball to another pro shop for an evaluation on the fit to your hand. It is entirely possible the ball does not fit your hand and the pitches are not correct making a clean and consistent release challenging or impossible. A second opinion will help you figure out if you should plug and re-drill the ball or just the thumb hole.
We cannot check your grip for you in real time so it is not possible for us to comment on your fit based on your the size and configuration of your hand. It is also possible your delivery style causes ineffective releases. There are too many variables for us to make a concrete statement regarding how your ball presently fits your hand.
If the hole is too large, then you will not be able to relax the thumb in the hole or you will lose the ball on your forward swing.
Typically, holding your ball with a straight thumb works extremely well if your ball is fitted properly to your hand. There are exceptions to any rules but in this case, you likely need another pro shop to have a look at the ball and then consider plugging and re-drilling the ball or adding slugs before drilling new holes.
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On a high pocket hit, a right handed bowler risks leaving what is known as a "solid four pin" leave.
On a light hit, the term "wall shot" applies where the pins mix on the pin deck to carry a strike or to leave a 7 pin or 5 pin spare.
The mid pocket hit would be where the five pin sweeps left into the wall or into the 7 pin and then rolls across the deck toward the 10 pin area.
The mid pocket hit is not quite high enough to be a flush pocket hit but more of a flush hit flush than is a light pocket hit.
Mid pocket hits typically cause the "weak 10 pin" leave. By hitting mid pocket, you perhaps will not strike as often as on a flush or solid pocket hit but you are more likely to avoid high pocket splits or avoid hitting the head pin squarely and leaving big splits as the article suggests.
The mid pocket is certainly a safe pocket hit.
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These professionals this article above refers to bowling balls which match best to the lane conditions where they compete. The best thing to do is build your own arsenal based on your game and then add a ball or two if you compete in special tournament events.
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