Scott Pohl

Two-Handed Bowling: Ball Start

Scott Pohl
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The two-handed bowling style offers many different ways to initiate the swing (a.k.a. ball start). In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, illustrates three different ways two-handed bowlers initiate the swing and the one goal they all share in common.

More Pronounced than Traditional Bowler

The bowling ball goes vertical before it comes down into the swing.

Two-Handed Ball Start 1

Get into the Swing Vertically

The ball starts vertical and drops into the swing quickly.

Two-Handed Ball Start 2

Similar Shape to a Traditional Bowler

The ball start is more rounded than the other two-handed ball starts and mimics the traditional style bowler’s ball start.

Two-Handed Ball Start 3

The timing for two-handed bowlers is later. This is how more leverage and revolutions are obtained comparatively to a traditional bowler.

No matter how you initiate the swing as a two-handed bowler, the one universal goal is good posture. There should be no tension in the lower back.

Two-Handed Ball Start 4

If there is tension in the lower back, your posture will be bent too far forward throughout the approach, resulting in loss of leverage, a weak release, inaccurate targeting, and improper ball motion.

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