Scoring in Bowling

To make this simple, let’s first start with what the highest score is that you can roll. The highest possible game is 300 over the course of 10 frames, which is what a game of bowling consists of. Now, one might think that with only 10 pins to knock down each frame, scoring more than 100 would be impossible. Well, that’s the wonderful thing about the game of bowling. It gives you a bonus for making either a strike or a spare. How much of a bonus depends on which.

For example. If you get a spare, which is knocking down all 10 pins with two shots, your bonus is whatever you knock down on your next shot added to that spare. So let’s say you get a spare in the first frame. You don’t compute your score yet. You wait until you roll your first ball of the second frame. Let’s say you knock down 8 pins. What you do is add the 8 pins you knocked down to the 10 pins you knocked down in the frame before and place that total in the first frame. So your score through one frame is actually 18

How to Run Faster

When I trained seriously for marathon running, I thought that the runner who ran the most miles would be the best. I didn’t become a great runner, but I did become an expert on injuries. My patients seldom come to me with a running injury that I haven’t had. Many top runners run more than 100 miles a week because their bodies have the genetic ability to withstand such abuse, but the vast majority of runners will never be able to run 100 miles a week without being injured frequently. Furthermore, running a lot of miles slowly will slow you in races. The ability to run fast in races depends more on how fast you run in practice than on how many miles you run each week.

At the University of Copenhagen, Danish scientists studied experienced runners who had been running 60 miles a week at a fast pace. One group was told to cut their mileage in half to only 30 miles a week, but to run a series of around 50 to 100 yard dashes as fast as they could. The other group continued running 60 miles a week at a fast pace. Runners who

Rugby Uniforms

Apart from the unique rules and ball shape, another very important feature of this game is its uniforms. Like other sporting events, it is mandatory for the players to wear the uniform of the game. Nowadays, the comprehensive range of outfits is available in the market. Let us discuss the whole matter associated with this.

In the past, the players used to wear the outfits made out of cotton fabric. This fabric was considered as the best suited for this game as it involved tremendous physical agility. The players have to run, jump, kick, etc during the game. It is better for them to wear the comfy outfits in order to offer their best performance.

Things have changed in the current scenario. Nowadays, the rugby uniform manufacturers are developing their collection using premium grade polyester fabric. This fabric is considered as comfy as that of cotton. Moreover, it also helps in providing full flexibility to the players during the game. The outfits manufactured using this fabric provides complete comfort to the players so that they can easily offer their best performance.

The rugby jerseys are the most important part of the uniforms. In the past,

Common Running Shoe Buying Mistakes

Don’t simply buy for looks

Many first time runners get too concerned with fashion and forget about the most important issues like proper support, fit and comfort. Don’t let the color or the style of the footwear influence the decision-making process. If the running shoes don’t give the desired support, they will soon leave the feet feeling irritated and sore.

Shoes are too tight

Wearing a pair of running shoes that are too tight can soon lead to black toenails, blisters, or similar issues. Many runners prefer to wear close-fitting shoes for their normal everyday activities, but this same rule shouldn’t apply when engaged in physical activity. The preferred option is to have a little extra space in the forefoot to avoid squashing the feet. Try to leave a space of about half an inch in this area for the most comfortable fit.

Don’t wear shoes for too long

On average, a decent pair of running shoes should last in the region of 300 to 500 miles. It is not practical to wear this type of footwear unit they are completely worn out. A good indicator of when it is necessary to replace

Info of Outdoor Running

Run on the grass whenever possible. If I’m on the boardwalk I’ll run on the dirt/grass beside the concrete path. Grass is much easier on the joints. It absorbs the shock even better than my Asics gel sneakers. After running on the pavement, you will feel it in your knees and hips. Not in the “hurt so good” way either.

Hills are your friend. Uphill anyway! Downhill = Shinsplints. Uphill = Strong legs and butt. The proper way to run hills is to lean in to them and shorten your stride. When you reach the top, you should soar over it and pick up the pace again. If you get to the top and have to crawl home, you may need to start with a smaller hill!

Push yourself a little farther. When you start to feel the need for a walking break, look ahead of you and pick an object. It could be a bus stop, an intersection or anything really. Just pick a spot that you can aim to reach before breaking. This technique helps you to push yourself just a little harder so you can improve. If you stop whenever you feel like it, you will

Basic Types of Bowling Ball Layouts

  • The Arcing layout – this layout is what I call the 90 degree layout or Ebonites 90 degree layout it is used on most house shots. Or if the bowler wants to play the bowling lane at the track area or between the 13 and 8 board at the arrows. This layout has the widest range in usefulness. And I recommend it for 90% of house shots and bowlers that only bowl on a house shot. Or in other words the once a week or twice a week average bowler. The layout – When the ball is drilled put the pin 4.5 inches from your positive axis point (pap) or under your ring finger. On a symmetrical ball the center of gravity (cg) should be in line with the pin angling toward your thumb. On an asymmetrical ball the mass bias should be in line with the pin and directly underneath your thumb. This is the Ebonite’s 90% layout.
  • The Early Rolling Layout. – this layout is used on oily or long oil patterns or carry down. Also used when the bowler wants to play the lanes from 7 boards out or I should say the lane conditions

Spin Bowling Success

Target areas

Off spin: The off spinner aims to spin the ball from a right handed batsmen’s off side towards the leg side. Try to bowl just outside of the off stump so that the ball turns and hits the stumps, also try to entice the batsmen forward on to the front foot by bowling a full length.

Leg spin: The leg spinner aims to bowl the ball so that it spins from a right handed batsmen’s leg side to the off side. Again try to pitch the ball up to the batsman to get them coming forward. Pitch the ball inline with the wickets so that the ball turns to hit the top of the off stump.

The grip

Leg spin: Use the first two fingers to grip the ball horizontally across the seam, your third finger should be bent and running along the seam. Your thumb should rest lightly on seam and the spin is generated primarily by the third finger.

Off spin: Again grip the ball with your first two fingers horizontally across the seam and try to spread as wide as possible apart the joints of index and middle

Bowling for Bucks

After discussing his personal traits, angers, fears, and other details surrounding his slump, I wrote a session designed specifically for him. The words that I used were precisely to help him overcome some bad habits in his form, his anxiety about poor performance, his fears surrounding getting older, and his feeling of weakening after the second game.

He taught me a lot about what “perfect form” meant. We discussed in detail all of the errors bowlers generally make regarding their choices of where to stand, how to set up, changing balls, taking too long or too short to begin their approach, the number of perfect steps and footing before release, poor hand release form and improperly swinging their arm during the backswing. He told me that he could usually perform well without much preparation, but for some unknown reason he was twisting his arm and hand just before release. He told me in detail about many of his 300 games, the perfect score for a bowler. He was passionate about the sport he had been playing since he was a child. Now in his 60s and still part of the tour it was tough to compete with

Bowling Tricks for Beginners

Use the correct weight ball for your size.

Choose the heaviest ball you can throw without compromising your ability to have a full, relaxed arm swing, good speed, and not cause you to lose balance or drop the ball early. A good rule of thumb to follow is to roll 1 pound of ball per 10 pounds of body weight, then add or subtract 1 pound. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds start with a 12 pound ball. It may seem to heavy at first, but as long as you have a full, relaxed arm swing, good speed, and it doesn’t cause you to lose balance or drop the ball early stick with it. If not, go up or down in weight accordingly.

Use the lane to help you aim.

When you stand on the approach ready to begin your shot, as you look at the lane you will notice a variety of markings. About 15 feet down the lane there are a series of arrows that point toward the pins. Most bowlers look at these arrows rather than the pins when aiming. Why? Simply stated, it is easier to hit a target that

Bowling Shoes

One of the most important factors that often goes unnoticed is the weight of shoe. Although you won’t be walking any great distances in these shoes (always save them from wear and tear by waiting until you get to the bowling alley before putting them on), securing a lightweight pair of shoes will inevitably grant you a greater degree of comfort, which will allow you to concentrate better on your game. Plus, even if you’re not going to walk long distances in them, you are sure to feel the difference between a heavy pair of shoes and a light pair after a long day of bowling.

And you must also check to see that the shoes you are considering feature breathable material. Going for a perfect score is tough work and you’re sure to perspire a bit in the process. Getting shoes with breathable material will help cut down on excessive sweating, which is not only a tad unhygienic, it can also cause you to slip in your shoes and throw off your bowling technique-make sure your shoes don’t cost you the game!

Your traction abilities also rank very highly among the features you should look