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An afternoon with Dave Smart of 900 GLOBAL

Who better to learn about ball dynamics than from someone who has spent a good part of his life working with probowlers? Dave Smart is a former ball driller for probowlers and PBA Tour Technical Consultant.

Yesterday, Dave, who now represents 900 Global Headquarters in Texas, USA, was in town to conduct a 900 Global and AMF Bowling Clinic and Ball Demonstration organised by SHR Bowling Proshop and Trocadero Bowl. 
 

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The Dominant Eye Phenomenon

As bowlers and as coaches, we all know about the “Dominant Eye” theory.

It is commonly thought that a right eye dominant person will miss the mark by as much as 2 boards to the left, and vice-versa. However, your dominant eye “inaccuracy” may not be the same over different parts of the lane. That is to say, when you are standing in the middle and aiming for the second arrow, you might miss by 2 boards. Yet, when you stand two dots right-of-center aiming for the second arrow, you might not need to make any adjustment.

In light of what we know or have been made to believe is true, I made an amazing discovery recently. Read the rest of this entry »

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TWO STEP DRILL

I would like to continue my last posting with an additional tip that should improve your scores.

TWO-STEP DRILL

– Accelerated Power Step –

The two-step drill is an integral part of a bowler’s bio-mechanical functions in the process of developing the power step. Besides acquiring good swing timing, the two-step drill also acts as a catalyst to developing an accelerated swing…a knowledge that is so advantageous in today’s modern power play.

HOW TO PRACTISE THE TWO-STEP DRILL

Start by positioning yourself about 4-5 feet from the foul line.

Place your feet in the staggered starting stance, with the take-off foot (right leg for right handed bowler) about 3-4” further back.

Hold ball stationary by the side of the body. Extend balance arm to 8-9 o’clock.

Begin by pushing the ball forward. During the backward downswing, take a small step forward with the take-off leg.

When the ball reaches the apex of the backswing, you should be in the set ‘pro’ posture and your body weight should be centered on your take-off leg.

NOW you are in the power zone. With your take-off leg, push forward strongly to drive into the slide with your sliding leg…as you accelerate the forward swing.

The result will be a higher ball speed with higher rev rates.

Practise this drill until you achieve the desired results.

I would once again stress that your Basic Fundamentals are the building blocks for a solid game. Once you get them right, learning new things become a breeze.

Look out for more bowling tips in the weeks to come. Till then…have a blast on the lanes!

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Jonathan

 

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