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The 11th Frame: Is 2-handed the bowling equivalent of the Fosbury Flop?

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 4:14 pm

Jason Belmonte, left, won the PBA GEICO Shark Open that aired Sunday on ESPN, beatng Chris Barnes, who fired a perfect game in the semifinal match. Picture by Pro Bowlers Association.
Dick Fosbury revolutionized the high jump when he came up with a different jumping style that became known as the Fosbury Flop and eventually was adopted by every competitive jumper. Is the 2-handed style of Jason Belmonte and Osku Palermaa going to be the bowling equivalent of the Fosbury Flop? I've long said that if I were young and starting bowling I would try to learn the 2-handed style — the power and speed advantage is just too immense. But it wasn't until watching Sunday's...

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