How to Troubleshoot Bad Bowling Aim

Learn how to troubleshoot bad aim from former PBA touring player Mike D'Ambrosio in this Howcast bowling video.


As a beginner, you want to take a lane and use the objects in the lane to help you score better and have much more of a good experience bowling for recreational purposes, or even for competitive purposes. By using the targets, by using the arrows, the dots and even the pins, to not only align yourself, but also to keep yourself together and consistent when you're throwing the ball. If you're an open bowler or a once-in-a-while kind of bowler, you want to use the dots, the arrows and the pins to help yourself be more consistent.

When you get those gutter balls once in a while, there's a reason for that. You have to use the targets in front of you to be able to align yourself and also as a visual aid. By using the dots and the arrows, you're going to get more pins down, and you can also use the pins, too, but because if you use the pins too often, what happens is there's too much room for error, and the pins are way too far down the lane. So, by using the dots and the arrows, they're closer and they're more attainable, and also a better way of targeting to be able to score. No matter what the level, you still have to use the targets. Use the dots and the arrows.

In the previous video, we threw a ball that was from a wide angle, and by being able to do that, you have to use the dots and the arrows and the pins to align yourself. For a beginner bowler, there's no difference. You're still going to use the dots and the arrows and the pins to connect that path so you can create a much better shot and stay away from those gutter balls. And that's how you troubleshoot [inaudible 00:01:28] alignments.

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