Friday, February 6, 2009

A New Style of Bowling from Down Under

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 9:45 AM

An Australian bowler is literally putting a new spin on the sport this week in a tournament in Los Angeles. Competing in the Denny's Dick Weber Open (so named after the pride of Florissant, Missouri, and Hall-of-Fame bowler Dick Weber) is Jason Belmonte, a young hurler from Down Under who is lighting up professional bowling with his novel, two-hand approach to the game.

The Wall Street Journal has the full-story on Belmonte, whose parents own a bowling alley in Australia. Belmonte developed his two-handed approach as a youngster when his parents would tell him to "rack off" by himself as a way to keep him occupied and out of their hair. 

Below is a video of Belmonte that shows how his balls generate much more spin than a conventional, one-handed approach. I'm thinking the technique could only improve my 123 average on the RFT bowling team.


 

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