21 Comments on “How to Adjust Your Bowling Ball Speed Like the Pros!”

    1. Not really true, or fair. Most bowlers find that if they start on the same place on the approach and try to throw it harder or softer it comes out about the same speed and they just lose accuracy. Moving forward or backward with your feet and adjusting ball height in your stance to maintain timing is the only way most bowlers will be able to control their ball speed. Just as one of the top bowlers in the world just told us. No need for snide comments or to second-guess her.

  1. You always upload good videos, so I’m watching it well in Korea. Stay healthy and wish you good results on the tour.

  2. But….this sounds opposite of what your husband was teaching in the USBC videos. In order to not mess with timing, for more speed he said to lower the ball and walk faster. And for less speed, to move the ball higher and walk slower.

    1. I have been taught that as well. Haven’t practiced it enough to be effective at it. When I want to slow down I relax my grip and concentrate on being softer at the bottom of the swing and not hit the ball.

    2. @Fred Hoss Messing up the swing feel is very risky, i prefer the method i mentioned, by USBC. But i also haven’t practiced it enough yet. Its not easy, but it is the safest.

    3. Agree and the USBC technique does work for me and the HS kids I coach. We are working on this currently. I do understand the logic stated here, but now I’m confused…..πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

    4. This is what that they taught me at the ITRC as well. Lou Marquez was coaching me. Hold it lower when taking faster steps because the swing needs to be shorter to compensate, and higher when taking slower steps to make a longer swing to compensate.

  3. Great tip in my opinion. I have followed this channel all year long. My goal was to average 200. I have achieved that goal thanks to these useful tips!

  4. Great Tip! I sometimes forget I can get a bit more speed if I just step back and raise the ball…duh! Merry Christmas to All❀✌

  5. Great tip. one thing i found is if i find a really good line, slightly increasing the speed on each subsequent shot allows me to stay on that line longer, sometimes even the whole game, especially if i stay left of where all the old timers are playing up the right side, about a board. get into their line and the ball hooks but never gets into a roll and misses the head pin every time.

  6. How reliable are the ball speed measurements in the typical center where it is measured downlane?

    It seems like the further out I get the ball (more hook) the slower my ball speed is, whereas if I pull a shot, the speed is faster.

    Could it be both shots were the same speed off my hand, but the outside shot hit more friction, so measured lower, or that the system measures a ball’s speed as slower when it is hooking more vs straight?

  7. Better then puttin out that loser Kent. However, starting the ball lower makes for a BIGGER back swing, thus creating MORE speed. Yall got it backwards there.

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