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How to Improve Your Bowling Release

Learn how to improve your bowling release from former PBA touring player Mike D'Ambrosio in this Howcast bowling video.


How do you create the proper release? There are two factors, the proper fit and the proper grip. The proper fit will determine how you grip the ball and also, how you release the ball. Getting the proper release is gonna create not only speed and rotation, but control. By having the proper release, you're gonna create a much stronger game. A much more consistent release creates a much higher caliber in your game.

For the proper release, your thumb will come out first, your fingers will follow and it will create not only the right speed, but the rotation and control down the lane to help you score. With the proper release, you also create and help the dynamic of your layout in the bowling ball and the bowling ball itself and how it's moved.

By releasing the ball properly, you gain control. The control will determine on how much easier you'll be able to score and the lane condition. You don't want too much pressure inside the ball. You want enough pressure to hold the ball properly to release it when you want to and create good timing at the point of release.

Having proper grip pressure in the ball will determine your release and create the dynamic down the lane to create the reaction and also pin action when the ball's going to hack it. By creating a proper release, you're allowing the dynamic of the bowling ball to come through. When having the proper release, you must clear the ball from having some sliding out when it's entering the lane and your fingers will follow.

When you downswing, the ball's coming around the downswing towards your leg, passing your leg as your thumb is sliding out, the ball will transfer into your fingers and create rotation. Without the proper release, in order to get a better dynamic on the ball and the reaction you need down the lane. That's how you improve your release.

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