30 Comments on “Pushaway Release Drill. A Bowling Tip for Higher Scores!”

  1. Thanks for another good tip! I was thinking that I could do that drill in the back yard whenever it warms up again! πŸ™‚

    1. You certainly could do this in your backyard! Maybe in the winter instead of making a snowman you could make a bunch of snow pins and knock them over with this drill haha! Thanks for your comment and thanks for watching our videos, we appreciate it!!

    1. Absolutely! I work with 2-handers and have them do foul line drills just like these. Balance is a must at the release regardless how many fingers you have in the ball, or how many hands you use to deliver it.

    1. Met Shan (along with Rhino Page and a couple other national/international pros) at a Megbucks tournament in Orlando about a decade ago, the camera doesn’t do her jacked physique justice. She is even more jacked in person. Shan has easily the best physique among every woman bowler out there.

      Didn’t say this to her when I met her cuz I wanted to be as polite as possible, but Shan could easily be a fitness model. Even now. At 41. Backstage Bowling should let Shan do a video about her fitness/workout routine, it would be awesome.

  2. I’ve been experimenting with the “peel away” release where you hold the ball against your chest and “peel” it off of you as you start your approach. Sean Rash does this kind of release and decided to copy it one day. Felt pretty good.

    It’s been preventing me from pushing late and above the bar. WAY less pressure on my bicep too (although more pressure on my wrist). I wonder if that’s better than the traditional push away? Or is it just a matter of preference? Would like someone’s opinion on this.

    Either way, this drill is awesome and this channel is fantastic. I need to start taking the content of this channel way more serious since I plan to go to Midnight Bowlers Society this year and start actually cashing in the smattering of PBA regional tournaments I’ve been going to.

    1. In my opinion, this is personal preference, but also what matches up to the cadence of your footwork (the higher the pushaway, the higher the backswing and slower the cadence of the footwork and vice-versa). If it is repeatable and works for your individual timing, then it is not wrong.

    2. @Krista Sandt Higher pushaways yield higher backswings? Didn’t know that! Well I HAVE moved down to 14lbs, soooo I might be able to achieve a higher backswing now which will definitely improve my rotation. It’s definitely repeatable, I shot 650 at league tonight, and that was WITH a pretty bad 160 haha.

    1. Having a bit of a pushaway motion can help to better develop the swing momentum. Thanks for the question and thanks for watching our videos!

    1. The internal weight in the ball should not be causing what you’re describing. Make sure that you have a nice secure and well fitting thumbhole and overall fit. Sometimes if the holes are bit too lose it can cause that shifting feeling. Another possible cause of that shifting sensation could be that your wrist is bending back into a weaker position at some point in your motion which can make you have to re grip the ball a bit. Hope this helps, good luck and thanks for watching our videos!

  3. Gary from Australia, when you release the ball do you come up the side to create spin? Some videos show me not to come up the side.

    1. Ideally the hand will start on the back of the ball and then slightly rotate more toward the outside through the release point. This helps to impart both forward and a bit of side rotation to help to create ball motion. Thanks for watching and thanks for the question!

  4. I have a dumb question… How do you create the angle with the ball as it goes down lane if you maintain a straight swing? Is this related to axis rotation?

    1. The straight swing will help to keep the ball on the desired target line and then imparting rotation on the ball will then cause the ball to change direction when the ball and it’s rotation starts to hit the friction/dryer part of the lane. So yes you are correct, it’s related to axis rotation. Thanks for the question and thanks for watching!!

  5. i love your tips… i just wish there were no thumb bowlers to explain drills like this.

    1. You’re cheating anyway, so why would you need drills?

      Nah, I’m kidding. I’m traditional one-handed so I never noticed, but you’re right that there’s very, very few two-handed bowling training vids out there. It’d be nice for you guys to get more attention for your training for sure.

  6. Great Shannon I looking for that glove you wearing I know they been discontinued you have any info where I can get a large right hand

  7. I absolutely love drills drills and more drills I use them to warm up before my practice session I just shared this to my fellow bowlers x

    1. Thanks for the comment, we appreciate it! Glad that you see the benefits of doing drills and enjoy doing them!!

  8. Can I comment about dropping it into my swing ? What should it feel like so that I am not grabbing at it. Should it just feel like it’s hanging off my thumb or my fingers. Or is the grip pressure to slightly mild

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