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Technique O Norm Duke


TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE YOU A BETTER BOWLER


By Bryan O’Keefe


TALES OF THE TAPE


////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Make sure you always have the perfect fi t.


ne mistake intermediate bowlers often make is assum- ing that once a new ball is drilled, the fi t will be the same every time they bowl.


Meanwhile, if you watch pro bowl-


ers at a tournament or on TV, you see them constantly inserting or remov- ing tape from the thumbhole of their bowling ball. Obviously, their bowling balls were drilled properly. What gives? The answer is easy. Pro bowlers


know what the perfect fi t feels like, and they rely on having a perfect fi t


every time they get on the approach. They also know that there are a vari- ety of factors that can aff ect the size of their fi ngers, and particularly their thumb, and can change the fi t of their bowling ball. Tape helps them make sure the fi t of the ball is consistent. The perfect example is Norm Duke.


Norm is constantly changing his tape throughout TV matches. The heat


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