• 16:31

    Spare pickups are essential for a great score. Walking away with only 8 or 9 pins each frame won’t get you to the record scores you want; you simply must get them all if you want to shoot high. Good news is every bowler can always improve their spare game, whether they’re joining their first

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  • 2:58

    Spares are an important component of every bowler’s game. Bowling coach Stephen Padilla highlights the key aspects and tricks of spare shooting as a two handed player.

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  • 4:37

    Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Bryan O’Keefe show us some activities that we can do while practicing spare bowling and drills to help us become better spare shooters. Watch as O’Keefe demonstrates four different types of spare drills, doing each drill five times, that help the bowler become more comfortable with each activity.

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  • 2:22

    Carolyn Dorin-Ballard focuses on a spare leave called the washout and how often right-handed bowlers try to convert the washout from the right hand side of the lane using their strike target. However, the odds will increase if you shoot from the left hand side. Watch as several different bowlers demonstrate.

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  • 1:32

    Bowling hall of famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard discusses the 3-10, or the baby split. While it is not recommended for bowlers to go after every split, the 3-10 is a bit easier to make than most. Watch and learn how to make the 3-10 split by shooting at the 3 pin and deflecting the ball from

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  • 2:48

    When it comes to a strategy for converting splits, sometimes the smart move is to make sure you get two or three pins, instead of trying to make the split. Watch as Carolyn Dorin-Ballard describes various types of splits and the pins you want to go for on each depending on what you scored in the previous

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  • 9:54

    Taking the next step in your game often hinges on whether you consistently can pick up spares. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Rod Ross teach you about a foolproof method for knocking down those intimidating leftovers using the Seven Zones of Spare Conversion. They walk you through each of the zones and show what you would do for every

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  • 0:55

    In today’s game, there are many different types of bowling balls. Bowling coach Rod Ross talks about the benefits of using a plastic spare ball to pick up spares that typically are harder to convert using your strike ball.

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  • 2:14

    Bowling coach Carolyn Dorin-Ballard teaches you how to use the 3-6-9 spare system to move right along the boards to adjust in order to pick up a spare. Here she shows you how to adjust to pick up the 2, 4 and 7 pins.

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