How to Hook a Bowling Ball

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So you want to hook a bowling ball? Well, you've come to the right place. Here ill show you what it looks like to rotate a ball like the pros. it doesn't matter if you use your thumb, you're 2 handed, or don't use your thumb at all, you'll find it here.

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Hi mate You're the best guide to teach mate cool!

Author — Mohammed khan

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Hi Clayton - Thanks for the video man. Very informative and great drills. I’m just getting back in to bowling and ordered my first ball today. One of the things I struggle with is my backswing and getting my hand back under the ball to hook it. I think your foul line drill will help me develop the correct hand/wrist position I need. Thanks!

Author — Kerry Smith

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Good video.Been bowling on crutches for over 29yrs.I cant take any steps.Thank you

Author — Don Thompson

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Every time I try, it spins like a top. Then again, I had to completely change my footwork.

Author — U1rich

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great vid mate, i've had a great 5 weeks (in a league that has a rolling 5 week average) so my average that im used too (180) is now 210

Author — Craig Beaton

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Thanks for helping me, I am only 13 and already hit 144 average, so close to 150 average 😀

Author — GamingStriker

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I've tried, I just can't do it. Comes off my hand weird and straight to the gutter every time. I guess just straight bowling for me.

Author — Fettster

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Best vid I've seen so far on how to achieve the hook.

Author — pbaylis1

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Good job brother, I've had a few Subs ask me for this type of content and I'll direct them over to your Channel as well. Keep it up. I just subbed to you

Author — High Rev Bowling

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Looks like wwe superstar Kevin Owens. Bowl KO Bowl!!!

Author — Humphrey McGito

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Very nice sir. I also have gotten back into bowling. Myself my ring finger can’t be used in finger tip.my finger was broken in high school & has been pinned & fused at 1st knuckle, , , so i have to use my pinky finger. I still struggle with revs & hook. Using a Roto Grip Winner at the moment

Author — 4930driver

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Awesome video Chayton! Quick question when you release the ball does your thumb have to come out of the ball first? Then use your middle and ring finger to slightly then the ball?

Author — ZeroLink

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Nice video! Any tips on conserving power while rolling the ball more off the side (increase axis tilt). I get a very generous amount of power but my roll is more up the back.

Author — Stuart Alvarez

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Good tips. the back up music woke my neighbors baby though....

Author — Styles1125

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Thank you. Besides your slow replay, YouTube has a setting to play at 1/4 speed so it's easy to see what you're doing. I find that if I throw my ball too hard/fast, it hooks too late. I've got my speed down (most of the time) and throw along the right side of the lane and my ball hooks to the left, sometimes hitting to the right of the 1 pin or the left. So basically, I'm hooking from right to left. My big thing is consistency. Sometimes I throw the ball off of my wrist instead of off my fingertips. My fault. I have to slow down and visualize before I throw. I'd like to learn how to stand more to the left and throw the ball towards the right and see it come back, like what you did here.

Author — brigham2250

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Explain that little snap with your wrist at the release for some reason people dont ever explain that part I get the reat.

Author — Tdub W

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Having a ball that always rolls out isn’t the greatest it can cause flat corner pins

Author — Bowling With Kai Evans

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What weight is your ball? I’m really struggling switching from two fingers and now using my thumb. My wrist is always on top of the ball. I have no spin anymore. My motion and release are horrible haha. Been trying to throw with a thumb for only two weeks. I thought I had it down but I realized I was using my thumb but throwing the ball like I was with two fingers still. Having my arm kind of curled up and my wrist. My balls seems too heavy to keep it straight like this. I’m using a 15 pound. In good shape but damn my wrist feels weak haha. Not sure if my ball holes are positioned the best for me. Your thumb hole looks offset?

Author — The dude

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Thanks this video helped me out so much thanks

Author — Wilbert Billeau

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got any videos about the hand motion, when to turn the wrist to start the rotation, etc?

Author — APStephens