You Are Probably Not As Good At Bowling As This Guy

You Are Probably Not As Good At Bowling As This Guy

Ten consecutive strikes, all thrown backwards, in a game with a final score of 280. It's a world record!

The bowler in the video above by RecordSetter is Andrew Cowen, from Rockford, Illinois. Isn't his form just fantastic? I barely have proper form when trying to bowl normally, heh.

Here's what Cowen had to say about his awesome achievement:

This was the first game I ever shot where I didn't turn to look at any of the shots (usually I turn my head immediately to watch the ball reaction). I kept my eyes focused up on the camera during each approach. I just tried to stay focused on my form, as I didn't know what the ball reaction was. I was quite emotional at the end. I did not actually see any of the shots in the game until I got home and watched the video. Any motioning I'm doing is based purely on how I "feel" the shot is is going to hit.

The previous world record for backwards bowling was 278, and it was held by Jim Cripps.

(Via Laughing Squid)


    His consistency... it is just amazing to watch. You know he has bowled for a lifetime, and practiced backwards for nearly as long when he can react based on how he "feels" the ball is going. Not just how he see's it.

      When I used to bowl I knew from the way it felt leaving my hand whether it was going to be a strike or not. When I was feeling cocky I'd turn away and return to my seat without watching the result. I never once tried to bowl backwards though.

        Yeah I definitely know what you mean, I only bowl casually and I can get the same feeling... but its still often a bit based on sight of seeing where the ball manages to land.

    Donny you're out of your element!

      This isn't 'Nam Smokey, there are rules

    I believe in the power of the beard... All hail the mighty Beard!

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