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How to Throw a Fingertip Bowling Ball

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Hi my name is D.C. Knight, manager and pro shop operator of Cardinal Lanes North. We are here today to talk to you about the importance of throwing a fingertip ball. As a beginner most people start out with a conventional grip, and a plastic ball. This is a plastic house ball. Conventional grip is only putting your finger down to the second knuckle in the ball, like so, and then your thumb. Conventional grip most beginners with a conventional grip can bowl as much as they want with no problems. Most of the time their average tops out about one seventy, one seventy-five so it is important to go to a fingertip grip. The fingertip grip is putting your finger down to the first crease, first knuckle into the ball, and then your thumb. This gives you more lift on the bowling ball, more control of the bowling ball, it also helps increase your average. Most of the professionals use fingertip. Once you get to a certain level of bowling, and average wise you want to go to finger tip. My suggestion is to go to fingertip as soon as possible. It is the easiest way, the best way in my opinion to increase your average, and roll the ball a lot better. So again in summary the importance of a fingertip ball is to increase your average, to get more lift on the bowling ball, and to have a better time at bowling. And that is the importance of throwing a fingertip bowling ball.

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