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- Check out the Bowlero website for the location nearest to you.
- Call ahead and ask when their busiest times are (especially at night or on the weekends). If you have a large group of friends, family, or just you and your SO, you’ll avoid a long wait.
- Are you a former bowler like me? If you have your own bowl, bring it!
- Bring your “A” game, smile, and an appetite for some delicious food & drinks (alcoholic ones are available at Bowlero)
- If you don’t have your own bowling ball, really concentrate on the weight of the ball. Something too heavy won’t “swing” well when you release, and too light could go flying with no control and won’t hit any pins.
- The finger holes in the bowling ball; the placement and size. Everyone’s hands are different, so being able to grip the ball the proper way will really help your game.
- Your stride: now this may take some time to figure out which foot you should step off with, how far back you want to be from the line, and how far back your arm goes in the swing. For example, I lead with my left, I start about 5 feet beind the line, my right arm goes past my shoulder on my swing, and I release at my right foot as part of the momentum.
- Most people have a natural curve from the moment they release the ball. My curve is to the right, so I start at the far left so when I do release I am less likely to end up with a gutterball.
- The “‘sweet” spot that you should aim for to get a strike, is between the front pin, and the 2nd/3rd pin to the left or right. It’ll have a great domino effect and knock down (hopefully) all of the pins!