Consistent And Repeatable Action - Spin Bowling.

Discussion in 'Spin Bowling' started by someblokecalleddave, Aug 24, 2015.

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  1. someblokecalleddave

    someblokecalleddave Well-Known Member

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    Mark Garaway claims and I reckon there is some truth in that the full rotation of the bowling arm helps to generate more over-spin and therefore dip. Probably if combined with a vertical arm or a near vertical arm when attempting to present the seam upright in the style of a classic top-spinner or a very small turning Leg Break. Have a look at the video here of me practicing with and without a ball in my hand running up to the start of the season here in England. I'm not getting it right when the balls in my hand at the moment, but the action becomes very different when I've not got the ball. Note how my arm comes over and ends up at my pocket as Garaway says. In fact my arm goes further without the ball. But then look at it with the ball... It doesn't complete the full circle in the first slo-mo sequence it ends up in front of my body and I abruptly stop. I think it's this aspect of the action you need to avoid, a smooth fluid movement with the arm coming right through is the desired affect and helps put more spin on the ball by my reckoning.
     
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    What is the 'bowling arm circle'? cant seem to find anything on it.
     
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    Seems to be when you bowl, the arm comes through and fades away having rotated a full circle and more - more like 540 degrees, instead of pulling up abruptly after you've released the ball.
     
  4. SLA

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    Is there something wrong with your left foot Dave? You seem to be landing on it very gingerly
     
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    SLA early season and I've so little exercise what with the crappy Easter. Historically it's weak - a skateboard accident back in 1979 left it so that I go over on it quite easily. I think as the season goes on and summer arrives and I get out more, my legs get stronger and I feel more agile. To be honest my knees are creaky as well - just general unfitness I reckon. You're not the first to have noticed and commented.
     
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    Try to land solidly on your whole foot, at the moment you seem to be tip-toeing through your action, which is going to completely destroy any chance of spin and pace.
     
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    Here's an introductory analysis of CP's bowling action. In this video, I go over three key stages in his bowling action. I point out the major flaws and provide him with the drills he needs to implement the changes.

    Here’s a link to the full analysis http://max-andrews.thinkific.com/courses/learn-why-a-vertical-force-vector-limits-back-leg-drive. The full video analysis has included a 17-minute video analysis of CP's bowling, again he is paired up with Pravin Tambe. I discuss how he needs to learn to drive your back leg effectively and how this is achieved by loading it correctly. I also go over other critical aspects in the action to help him out. After you finish watching the full video analysis, I have included another video analysis of the drills which I recommend for CP. In this section, I make it really clear what I think needs to be done to improve CP's bowling and how these drills will assist him.

    If you would like a full analysis of your bowling, please feel free to contact me.

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