all your spares is the fastest way to increase your scores. Best of all
its easy to accomplish. All you need to do is determine which target or
position to hit to make the spare, line up at the proper spot on the
approach, and aim for the correct target. Don't sweat it, we will show
Since you are already familiar with The
Lane and the fact that all Ten-Pin Lanes follow this basic standard,
you're ready to read on.
- Hundreds of spare combinations exist. However you only
need to throw several different kinds of shots to make
almost any spare combination.
- The First Step would be to determine the Key Pin Position.
The # 1, 4, and 6 pins are the most common Key Pins. Since
most leaves will be best made by aiming for the position of
those pins. However, other pins can be used as the Key Pin
- The Next Step is to move left or right of where you line
up for a strike shot.
- For a leave to the Left of the Head Pin move your stance
position right three boards at a time.
- For a leave to the Right of the Head Pin move your stance
left 3 boards at a time.
- When shooting for the # 1 or the 5 you should stay in your
strike position without moving left or right.
- For an example if you are shooting at the # 7 pin you
should be standing just left of the 2nd dot from center on
the right. If you're shooting for the # 10 pin you should be
standing between the last two dots on the left side.
- Unlike a strike shot, your shoulders do not have to be
square with the foul line. It's a good idea to set the angle
of your shoulders in the direction of the target.
- Even though your shoulders may be propositioned at an
angle, you should continue to walk straight toward the foul
line during your approach.