Bowling Glossary

 
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IBC
Intercollegiate Bowling Championships; an elite tournament of 16 men's and women's teams that qualify for the event through a series of competitions during the season.
IBP
Intercollegiate Bowling Program; governing authority for collegiate bowling.
ICY/LIKE ICE
Describes an oily/heavily conditioned lane where the ball skids a great deal..like if on ice! See also "greasy" and "wet".
IN "THERE"
A good pocket hit.
IN THE GROVE
Zoned, well lined up; unconscious bowling; doing so well that it is nearly automatic.
IN THERE
In either the left or right STRIKE ZONE (or, ball made a good hit).
IN TIME
Simultaneous arrival at the foul line of one's sliding foot and release of the ball.
INSIDE OUT ARMSWING
The inside-out swing has a setup somewhat toward center of the body, but not always. More importantly, the pushaway, or whatever someone calls it, moves toward the center of the body. For a right-handed bowler it would move to the left in front of the body. The swing is then forced to loop out around the body rather than straight back as in the traditional pendulum swing. As it loops out around the body, it redirects behind the back completing the backswing. The forward portion of the swing is again muscled not forward, but out to the right sending the ball from left to right. Although generally undesirable, this swing is best used when attempting to send the ball right off the hand.
INSIDE/INSIDE LINE
A starting point (well, release point too) near the center of the lane as opposed to the outside, near the edge of the lane; but, when deep deep inside you may actually be near the opposite gutter! To "move inside" or to "move farther inside" is to move farther to the left (right handed players) than your prior start and/or release position.

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