HOW DO YOU GET THE BALL TO SKID farther down the lane without moving your line or changing bowling balls?
— Vernon Green, Gatlinburg, TN
THERE ARE A COUPLE OF TRICKS you can use to achieve this goal. The first is to extend your follow-through toward the intended target on the lane. The second is to move your target farther down the lane. If, for example, you target at the dots, simply move the target to the arrows. Both of these techniques will extend the skid of the ball because they allow you to subconsciously alter components of your physical game. When practicing either of these techniques, make sure you stay down with your body; pulling up on the ball during the release will defeat the purpose of the new targeting method.