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Many bowlers have the problem of leaving a 10 pin, or if you are left-handed a 7 pin, after rolling, you thought a prefect shot. Leaving the 10 pin is crushing, especially if you have been struggling throughout the Game.


Now you believe, you finally figured out the problem, and roll a perfect ball, to end up with a solid 10 pin for your efforts. It’s like, giving a 100%, and then, getting stabbed in the chest. What do you do next?


Well I hope these bowling tips will help in correcting the solid 10 pin. The first culprit is the old “Chicken wing” release. I covered the chicken wing once before in a previous blog.


Another name is the “Flying elbow”. Basically, the bowler isn’t keeping the elbow close to your side. If you don’t feel the inside of your elbow brushing your side, you are a “Chicken winger”. The second culprit is the “Broken wrist”.


When you release the bowling ball your wrist breaks back, instead of being solid and straight through the release. Now the wrist support can stop the broken wrist problem by keeping your wrist solid and straight.


After these corrections, you still have a solid 10 pin, lets go to Plan B. Plan B is a lane adjustment. The first of two options is to back up on the approach a little, maybe an inch. This gives your ball a high flush angle, to force the 10 pin out.


Your bowling ball will now hook earlier into the pocket. Or the second point of attack, is to do the 2:1 ratio, approach to mark adjustment. Move two boards right of your approach position, and one board right on your mark, for a more flattened pocket entry.


By trying one or the other, you are still bowling on your line or close to it, without making any major line corrections. Anytime you make a major line correction, you are guessing at the outcome?


In other words, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Keep the line that has been working for you, for as long as you can, or until it’s drained.


I hope these bowling tips help your Game and make the game more enjoyable for you and your friends.


Trouble with Leaving the 10 Pin, or Lefty’s the 7 Pin?