10 Comments on “Backup Release Drill. Help Develop Your Feel While Bowling!”

  1. What a great line, β€œcomfort is the enemy of progress.” I need to remember that one. Thanks, Shannon!

  2. For an old guy like me that wants to get better, these drills force me to think outside the Box for improvement

  3. The road to a 200+ average is paved with foul line drills like these and practicing spares. I will have to keep telling myself that.

  4. I’ve tried this before and about all I could do is get it to hook slightly to the right even when starting from about where you were on the lane. It’s tough in my opinion. There is a video of Bob Learn Jr. using this technique to easily pick up the 2-4-10 split in a tournament. It looked like it was a natural release for him. πŸ™‚

  5. I threw backup back before it had a name. a few guys on the league watched and eventually learned to use it to pickup 1-2-10s and 4-8-10s etc. I stopped using it when i got a ball fit properly to my hand and i was unable to continue to throw backup. But I may have a ball drilled specifically for the technique, if after practicing the release from the foul line does not stretch my wrist properly. In today’s game it has become quite the useful tool for many bowlers, especially the ones who cannot throw a straight ball. This drill will help them tremendously even if they never get the backup motion, but develop the straight hand position.

  6. Great tip! At one time way back I used a backup ball to shoot my 7 pin ( a lefty) and my team mates laughed about it! Based on the number of 7’s I have missed maybe I should try it again! πŸ™‚

  7. I throw a backup ball for anything on the right side if left. I’ve had a lot of compliments on my crazy backup ball. Also love the tip Tuesday videos.

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