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    Skylude52 Posts: 42, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 27, 2011, 01:11 PM
    I am really interested in becoming a more regular bowler.
    I am really interested in becoming a more regular bowler. From my understanding it is much better to have your own ball. I also really want to start throwing a spin but I have a hard time with 16lb balls. Are there any recommendations for what ball to get and how to start learning to throw a curve/spin?
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,304, Reputation: 7692

    Jun 27, 2011, 01:39 PM

    As for a ball, most alleys ( in fact all that I have gone to) have balls of all sorts of weights that are used. Find the weight that works or feels good for you.

    Next the pro shop where you would ( or should) be buying your ball will properly size your hand for the holes to be drilled.
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    creahands Posts: 2,854, Reputation: 195
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    Jun 27, 2011, 10:07 PM

    Join a league. There are all class of bowlers in the leagues. This will give u a set time to practice each week and u will meet a lot of people that can help u.

    Go to pro shop in alleys and the pro will help u select a ball type and weight that will work for u.

    My recommendation is to try a finger tip drilling. This will give u the most lift for a hook ball.

    The cover stock of a ball will determine if the ball will hook and how much. When talking to the pro tell him what u want the ball to do. 90% of hook is in the ball, only about 10% is in your hand.

    Have the pro give u a few lessons to get u started.

    As u bowl more, u will find what is best for u.

    Good luck

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    Jun 27, 2011, 10:19 PM

    What I did was start with a lightweight ball at the alley where I had joined a league. I learned on the lightweight ball how to put a spin on it, then moved to heavier and heavier balls and did the same with each of them. There are probably YouTube videos that demonstrate how to get a spin going.

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