The hook of the ball while you are hook bowling requires you to insert the fingers up to the second knuckle for a nice score. This is because you use the thumb to hold the ball in space while you swing it back. However, you could also use any other type of hooking as long as it supports the long swing and it gives the ball the required momentum while maintaining the body balance. You might fall the first few attempts you try bowling a curve. This is mainly because of lack of enough speed or lack of balance after the releasing the ball. This is the reason why this technique is assumed to be done by pros only. Bowling a hook also requires the shoulders to be kept broad while the elbow joint is kept straight. It is advisable to swing from the left so that the ball can curve from the left and hit the pins from the left side of the rail.
The favored throw that works with the hook bowling is the cranker. This is because it is equally vigorous and it entails late timing and so by the time you get to the foul line, the ball is till swing from the back and the process of releasing comes systematically just as you get to the line. It also enables the ball to roll from the hand and join the rails as it is rolling from another rail. Since the cranker also involves moving the elbows out and keeping stretching the arm all the length, it is ideal for hook bowling. If you want to tell the difference between a pro and an armature, pros always resolve to hook balling if they want to catch up or if they want to start with a high mark. They are always sure that the hook bowling allows them to spin the ball as much as they want and they can therefore drop all the pins with a throw of this move. When learning this trick, it is advisable to start with a light ball since it can easily dislocate your fingers.