23 Comments on “Targeting Tips – US Bowler”

  1. This might be what I need to fix on my problem. I always look here at 1:02 and the end result is always one pin sticking up. I will start by looking at the closest dots next time when I bowl and see if that is my problem.

  2. Thanks Bryan and Kim for the very good advice. You have given me the solution to often asked question about targeting down the lane or close to the foul line. I’m going to add this advice to my playlist for frequent reference.

    1. What happens is the closer or further target changes your release point slightly, how your hand comes off the ball. That makes the ball either skid a little or roll a little sooner. It is a real subtle difference but can help when you have a pretty good line but need to improve carry a bit.

    2. He was saying to use the same arrow but depending on the lane conditions you have put the ball down closer/early or further out to hit high or so your ball can carry

  3. In all the zillions of bowling videos I’ve watched, this is the first one to describe how the distance to sighting target can influence the way the body releases the ball.  It seems it can’t be a matter of simple geometry, and there must be something subconscious going on to cause this result.  
    … If it’s a subconscious neurological process or psychological “tip”, I’m a bit skeptical that this theory is “physically” true. It seems you can achieve the same result (of moving the tape-“X” location) by adjusting your feet’s starting position left or right but keeping the same sighting target.
    … Which is the explanation of what you describe, Sport of Bowling — geometry or psychophysiology?

    1. I noticed this phenomenon myself, before even watching this video. I always figured that looking at a closer target, got me to release my ball earlier, thus giving more time for the ball to hook.

    2. DoRayMeFa It’s true and it works because if you’re sighting farther down the lane you’ll tend to pitch your ball firmer. Shorter of the target arrow means you won’t have to pitch it as far to reach the target. Therefore you’re not going to have to pitch it harder. And the basic arrow shot is just that a normal shot.

  4. ok I’m one that typically used the dots when I bowl. my concern is what if I’m standing far left….the dots only stretch out so far….then what do I do?

  5. Excellent video.  I’m having this problem now and trying to get back to basics.  I’ve always targeted an area.  But with tougher patterns and more oil, I’ve tried to go to the dots.  The big problem though is that a board missed at the dots really messes up the end result.  Left 10 splits last night across 3 games in league play.  So mad lol.  But when I hit my target, the ball hooked big right into the pocket.

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    We Have Tips Too. and Will Be Share and Posting Your Videos On Our Fanpage and Websites and Blogs!

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  10. Respectfully, this is no different than moving your target to the left or right. It isn’t like she lofted the ball or changed anything other than her angle which is exactly the same as moving your target a bit left or right.

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