27 Comments on “Why Bowling Ball Speed Matters. A Tip to Help You With Consistent Ball Motion.”

  1. I still think you set the ball down too early on your release Shannon, you are barely clearing the foul line

  2. Great video Shannon! It should be noted that especially on house shots, ball speed registered on the overhead is also a factor of the part of the lane on which the ball traverses. If you get it a couple boards left it’s likely to skid in the oil and register up to a couple mph’s more than if you miss right by the same margin. Of course you personally wouldn’t be as aware as the rest of us … cause you never miss. ๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŽณ

  3. I’m always monitoring my ball speed, especially if I start missing. My “goal” speed is typically 15.5. If I get it out right, hit my mark, and hit 15.5 its going to crush the pocket. A few weeks ago I’m not sure what happened, but I was struggling to get my call speed above 14.5 and wasn’t throwing good as a result. A few balls were even 13.6. I managed to get my speed back up, but caught myself throwing a few 17.8 last night in league. Consistent ball speed is one of my most frustrating things I struggle to stay, well, consistent with.

  4. Shannon I’m getting older now I bowl with a 15 pound ball should I go down to a 14 pound ball My ball speed is not there like it used to be

    1. Dave sometimes as we get older going a pound lighter in weight can help you to get through the ball better. Sometimes though having a lower ball speed could also be a result of a timing flaw in the approach or even just using too much grip pressure as the ball swings. Make sure your motion remains lose and fluid rather than slow and careful. Thanks for watching and good luck on the lanes!

  5. Its good to know on y im so garbage at keeping the same speed of my ball ๐Ÿ˜‚ ty honestly I needed this really helpful tip I got bowling in 2 days so ill make sure to keep looking at my feet an legs and swing to make sure they are all in sync ๐Ÿ˜‚ im jk but no frfr ty

    1. Zoey having a solid and consistent pre shot routine can really help with staying focused and maintaining a positive mindset. Thanks for watching and good luck on the lanes!

  6. I just wanted to say that I did really good on keeping the same ball speed last night bc I shot a 279 first game

  7. Hey Shannon! Great video. I was just wondering if there’s a minimum speed that people should shoot for. I average 11-12 mph and was wondering if that makes a big difference in pin action if my ball speed is lower.

    1. Iโ€™m not good with giving tips but 11-12 mph will still give some good pin action, from my experience trying to get it to 14-15 would probably be best. Donโ€™t try to get it so high or youโ€™ll start making bad habits like I have

    2. I agree consistent ball speed is most important. This also means your approach and follow through. Staying consistent with all is most important !! As you get stronger you can practice increasing all parts of your game.

  8. I have trouble with ball speed I’m a 2 hander the ball speed 14 then 13 and 12 most of the time when I’m trying to get it 14

    1. When I practice I break my game down into little parts or sections and work on each part individually. Usually my weakest part will i work on the most until feel that I am better and consistent with that part of my game.

  9. What if I still continue to throw it 11 mph and I normally throw 12-14 mph? Love tip Tuesday โ™ฅ๏ธ

  10. I have continuously practiced what you have taught me and raised my game from 190 avg to a 210. Thank you for your advice. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

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