Grizzly Adam

Bowling with Injuries

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Hello everyone, this is my first blog post here. I do not know if there will be more.

I am a left-handed, straight-throwing bowler. I used to bowl infrequently, maybe every other month, and did decently. A little over three years ago I injured my left shoulder playing sand volleyball (turned out there was a concrete pad under about 3-4 inches of sand OUCH!) and didn't touch a bowling ball for over two years.

I recently got back into the sport and am now bowling 3-4 games a week for about the last year (minus two months, I will get to that in a minute). My shoulder still isn't what one would call healthy but I am basically using bowling as rehab to strengthen my arm and keep it limber. I am now using an 11 pound Brunswick T Zone ball but I think I am ready to go back up in weight. I have a 16lb Brunswick Axis that may be too much for me yet, but I have noticed that I am lofting the T Zone so I got to try something different. I would eventually like to try a higher end ball but I want to figure out where I will end up weight-wise and get to know my game a bit better before I take that step.

At the beginning of July I tore my left Achilles tendon and spent the rest of the summer in a boot. I did not bowl at all until just last week, when I was cleared to return to the game. So now I have that injury in the back of my head too. Also, once again I got out of my groove, but yesterday I bowled 5 games and I think I have gotten back to wear I was in July.

I just finished resurfacing the Axis so it will be ready for me to try when I play again on Wednesday.

Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and give you my recent backstory. And just because everyone seems to like pics, here is one of the Axis I just got done resurfacing-- it is from Jan of '92.

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