A consistent release is one of the most important elements of the sport of bowling. The release is your last point of contact with the bowling ball, where you transfer energy in the form of ball speed and revolutions.

Improvements to your release can come from many different parts of your game. A straight swing and good body position are paramount to a powerful and consistent release. When working to improve your rev rate or your release consistency, remember the following:

  • Consistency comes from effective technique. Focus on a loose swing and sound fundamentals.
  • Check your grip fit. A relaxed hand can move faster and impart more revolutions.
  • Consistency is more important than power.