Temporal characteristics of the final delivery phase and its relation to tenpin bowling performance

Razman, R. and Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar and Abu Osman, Noor Azuan and Cheong, J.P.G. (2011) Temporal characteristics of the final delivery phase and its relation to tenpin bowling performance. In: 5th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BIOMED 2011, Held in Conjunction with the 8th Asian Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, APCMBE 2011, 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Spatial and temporal variability in the execution of skills has been analyzed in many sports. An expert performer is commonly referred to as being more consistent in the execution of skills compared to a novice. The purpose of this study was to analyze temporal characteristics and variability of the final delivery phase and examine how it is related to bowling level and performance. Two level of bowlers were used in this study - 18 elite (Male=10, Female=8; Bave 213.2±6.80; BRvel 17.66±0.85mph) and 12 semi-elite bowlers (Male=7, Female=5; Bave 181.3±9.36; BRvel 16.90±1.46mph). The final delivery phase consisted of three major events which were the arm swing, front foot slide and ball release. The temporal variable that was measured was execution time and the between-trial temporal variability, while average bowling score and ball release velocity represented the performance criteria. In general, the results indicate that the temporal characteristic between the two groups were quite similar, but in terms of relationship to bowling performance, front foot slide time was correlated with bowling average. Variability wise, the elite group was less consistent in front foot slide execution time. There were no significant differences or correlations for the other variables. It was concluded that lower temporal variability was not indicative of higher playing level or better bowling performance. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference code: 85436 Export Date: 24 February 2014 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Razman, R.; Sports Centre, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: rizal@um.edu.my References: Bartlett, R.M., Movement variability and its implications for sports scientists and practitioners: An overview (2008) Int. J of Sports Science & Coaching, 3, pp. 113-123; Razman, R., Abas, W., Osman, N., Front foot slide variability and its relation to tenpin bowling performance (2010) Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, USA, 2010; Bootsma, R.J., Van Wieringen, P.C.W., Timing an attacking forehand drive in table tennis (1990) J of Exp Psych: Human Perception and Performance, 50, pp. 197-209
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arm Swing, Biomechanics, Consistency, Foot Slide, Variability, Execution time, Major events, Performance criterion, Spatial and temporal variability, Temporal characteristics, Temporal variability, Biomedical engineering.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 06:39
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 08:47
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9545

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