I know that it is always nice to throw a strike but what spares?
This answer is obviously spares!
For two major reasons:
Answer? Spares hands down. any one can strike all day long on a pattern that will allow it but you think what are you going to do when you come to a condition that doesn't give you awesome carry or is hard to find the pocket? If you cant spare your screwed basically. always work on your spares, no matter how good you think you are at them.
I was always worried about strikes when I was younger than my coach informed me that spares were better. He told me how I can end up with 200's all the time or at least close to them if I pick up spares. I have about 200 avg now and its all due to spares.
Make your spares and the strikes will take care of themselves..... Rule 1 Strikes are for show, spares are for dough. Never forget that.
Spares are most important because every time you miss one it cost
you 10 pins. Even on the Pro Tour where the scores are really high
many matches are lost because of a missed spare. The pros make sure
they are good at spares and some of the best ones can go 100 games
without missing one.
My son just started bowling and he likes to practice. We play a
game where we alternate picking either the 7 or 10 pin on the first
ball, then try to convert the "other spare". There are two winner
scores: First one is the lower number on first ball; second one is
high score on both balls. This makes practice fun and gives us
chance to pick up different spares as well. After a few games we
then go back to regular practice mode. Flip flop ways to practice
makes it more fun for us and we always look forward to going
bowling, especially when it rains for 23+ days!!!
So keep the spares coming!
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