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Understanding Pin and CG placements

Today, as compared with a few years back, it is imperative that bowlers be better equipped with technical know-how. The ‘need-to-know-basis’ is more apparent, especially so with the advent of the ‘monster balls’ in recent bowling technology. Every coach and bowler should have an understanding of ball dynamics; or at the very least, understand what Pin and CG placements do to affect a bowling ball’s character.

To help you to understand what Pin and CG placements can do for you, I have compiled 4 basic layouts to illustrate the different characteristics achievable. Read the rest of this entry »

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SUKMA XIII 2010 – Bowling

SUKMA (Sukan Malaysia) XIII held in Melaka has proven to be the best for some states, but disappointing for others.

As far as bowling is concerned, it has proven to be the best for Sarawak. With a total haul of 7 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals, they have surpassed their official goal of 4 gold medals. Wilayah Persekutuan gave them a good fight by amassing 4 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.

What this year’s results show is a far cry from past SUKMAs when powerhouses like Selangor, Penang and even Sabah, dominated most of the medals on offer. What went wrong? I suppose it’s back to the drawing board for some states to dissect their performance.

Having said that, the youths who dominated this year’s tournament have proven their worth. The majority of them are either in the country’s national backup squad or national youths. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leaving the 10 Pin: A Close Examination

I posted an article on The Perfect Strike a year ago (2009/02/22). I believe what I have for you today will benefit many bowlers who always lament leaving pin 10 standing.

LEAVING THE 10 PIN: A Close Examination

Most of the time when a good shot is thrown into the pocket, we anticipate a strike. This does not always happen. Your first thought could be you were just unlucky. Let me tell you this…luck has very little to do with it. The two diagrams I’ve drawn for you will explain exactly what has actually taken place.

 

You are looking at the ball hitting the pocket at a 60-ft distance. The ball could have struck the head pin slightly heavy (diagram A) or it could have struck the head pin slightly light (diagram B). Of course there’s always the question of the ball’s angle of entry to consider.

 

Ponder the above scenario. If you wish, you can leave me your comments on my Facebook Page (ABC To Bowling).

 

To all the fathers out there, HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

 

Jonathan


 

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