Throwing straight at your spares helps take the oil pattern out of play. The more difficult the lane condition, the more important it is to throw straight so you don’t have to guess when lining up for spare conversions. Here’s how to do it:

  • Use a polyester or urethane bowling ball
  • Break your wrist
  • Square your shoulders and hips to your target
  • Roll the ball while keeping your hand stable

It takes practice to become proficient at throwing the ball straight at spares, but it is a valuable technique that can improve your conversion rate, especially on tougher lane conditions.