• 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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  • 1:16

    Bowling hall of famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard teaches you how to use the 3-6-9 spare system to move left along the boards to adjust in order to pick up a spare. Here she shows you how to adjust to pick up the 3 and 6 pins.

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  • 4:43

    Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Bill Spigner provide helpful tips and techniques for you to pick up spares! Learn how to hit those corner spares by adjusting your body alignment properly. See how your shoulders create the direction to where your bowling ball is going to travel. Use these helpful tips and techniques today to increase your

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  • 3:10

    Bowling hall of famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard discusses using the 3-6-9 spare system with a plastic ball, and why professionals tend to recommend using a plastic ball for picking up spares. A plastic ball doesn’t hook, so you can take the conditions out of the picture by using the 3-6-9 rule to simply adjust your line to

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  • 9:29

    The quickest and easiest way to increase your average is to become a great spare shooter. Bowling coaches Rod Ross and Fred Borden provide helpful tips and techniques on how to improve your spare shooting and increase your conversion percentage.

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  • 1:41

    Nobody likes shooting corner pins, but if you practice enough, you can take the fear out of shooting them. USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard teaches you about a practice game called Low Ball, where competitors attempt to knock down the fewest pins possible each frame by aiming for the corner pins.

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  • 5:26

    According to Rod Ross and Michelle Mullen, a bowler’s arsenal often is missing a key component – a plastic ball to pick up spares. Plastic balls create less friction with the lane and makes them more predictable. Bowlers should start out using these on the corner pins, and as their spare system advances, they can use them

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