Here are some observations I've made watching bowling and listening to the technical commentaries ("Seniors" refers to both Men and Women, unless otherwise specified):
1) The Seniors continuing to do better, as opposed to "okay," have shortened their
approach. They have moved to the 12-foot line or shorter.
2) The Seniors doing well have adapted their release so they are "behind" the ball
rather than coming "around" the ball. (Note that all up-and-coming stars come out
of the ball "behind" and "below the equator," at their release point.)
3) The term, "hand," does not mean "lifting" or "kicking" up on the ball anymore. It
means, having better control of the ball at the release point.
4) The Seniors doing better, i.e. "Winning," have minimized their bowling ball "Flare."
5) The Seniors doing better still have excellent control of their ball speed and are able
to adjust faster or slower as the conditions dictate.
How do you feel about these observations?
As a side note, one of the commentators used the term, "Eliminating Variables," which
I thought was a good summary of what we're trying to do when we bowl. We will all
bowl our best games/series when we've 'eliminated all the variables" that attempt to
make us bowl lousy.
It was mentioned on one of the PWBA broadcasts that Diana Zavjalova said that Weber
International University uses the term, "Copy-and-Paste" when they talk about "repeating
the shot." When someone does everything according to the text book, they tell that
person to, "Copy-and-Paste" that shot.