BowlingFans.com, The site for the fans, by the fans....






tips...helping you improve your game
Rick Benoit's Expert Bowling Tips


Speed Control


      This week we find ourselves at North Brunswick, New Jersey for the Brunswick Johnny Petraglia Open. This is the second week of the swing and again we have a surface and a pattern that provides a lot of friction in the front part of the lane. The shape of the pattern is not much different from last week, but it is not playing the same. The biggest difference is the backends. This week we are bowling on full length Guardian, (Image Guardian in the front and Clear Guardian from the splice to the pin deck). There is obvious oil down the lane in the very first game and as the week goes along it builds up.

      This creates a challenge, the backend of the lane says to slow down but when the front part of the lane goes, you *can't* slow down. Speed control is everything this week. Once again you create hold with projection, but there is a fine line as to the amount of projection. You cannot dial in on one speed, it is a big advantage to be able to have the ability to adjust speeds to match the lane you are bowling on. Early in the day you can slow down and circle the lane but as the day goes along you have to close it down, and the lane to lane can be different. Staying slow does not last long because of the friction in the front and the next thing you know you see bowlers ramping up the speed and by the end of the day the bowlers are lofting the ball over the left gutter and playing fallback, yes even Walter is doing this.


We're here to help!

At BowlingCommunity.com you can get FREE advice from bowling coaches and league bowlers who thrive on helping other bowlers!
Post questions about your game, your technique or find how to overcome difficult lane conditions. You can even post videos of yourself bowling for critique and constructive criticism.

BowlingCommunity.com Recent Posts
Fall/Winter Leagues 2017-18 thread
by IronMike - Today at 10:56 AM
I'm pizzed at my ball driller
by Dennis Michael - 04/14/18 04:37 PM
Better Polish
by W9JAB - 04/14/18 09:03 AM
Recommendations requested
by BOSStull - 04/14/18 08:34 AM
It can't come fast enough
by BOSStull - 04/14/18 08:21 AM
Original Gamebreaker
by BOSStull - 04/14/18 07:28 AM
Some awful lane conditions
by Jason_C - 04/09/18 07:08 AM
2018 USBC Open Championships Syracuse NY
by champ - 04/07/18 08:39 PM
A question of degrees
by Fin09 - 04/06/18 01:28 PM
The final cut (Balls in the bag and their job)
by mmalsed - 04/04/18 12:09 PM
For the good of the sport?
by Dylan585 - 03/31/18 11:30 PM
12 pound ball?
by Jason_C - 03/30/18 12:02 PM


About BowlingFans.com | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Site Map
Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. | Material Connection Disclosure

Copyright © 1998 - 2018 - usrbingeek LLC | Copyright Policy
BowlingFans.com, BowlingFans, The Right Approach, Kegler's Connection, Tour411, BallBeat, BowlingCommunity.com, BowlSearch.com, and Bowling News You Can Use are trademarks of usrbingeek LLC. All other trademarks and tradenames are property of their respective owners.