Do Pro Bowlers use finger inserts?
Finger inserts are not necessary if you are a new bowler and are preparing to have your first bowling ball drilled. In a conventional drilling, the pro shop professional will contour and shape your gripping holes to custom fit your bowling hand. Finger inserts are used typically in full fingertip grip bowling balls.
How should your thumb fit in a bowling ball?
Best way to try and describe it is that you insert your thumb in the hole, and keep your thumb straight so the tip of your fingernail just touches the back of the thumbhole, you should only need to apply a slight amount of forward pressure with your thumb to hold onto the ball .
What is a switch grip in bowling?
Switch Grip allows you to interchange the same thumb hole from ball to ball as well as having different sized thumb inserts for swelling/shrinking.
What is a thumb slug in a bowling ball?
What are they? They’re called many things; slugs , solids, inserts… whichever term you use, they’re all the same—a solid piece of material, typically made of urethane or vinyl, which is placed into a bowling ball’s thumb hole and drilled into to create a custom-sized opening.
Are heavier bowling balls better?
In general, the best ball weight for you is the heaviest ball you can comfortably throw for an extended period of time. A ball you can throw with ease for only one game doesn’t do you much good if you have two more games to bowl. For most adults, this ranges from 14 to 16 pounds.
What weight of bowling ball should I use?
Follow the 10% rule. A bowling ball should weigh 10 percent of your body weight (up to 16 pounds), which means you really shouldn’t be grabbing, say, an 8-pound ball if you weigh 150 pounds. You want some weight to the ball , but it shouldn’t be so heavy that it’s uncomfortable.
What causes thumb to stick in bowling ball?
The thumb hole should fit snug, but not tight in any way. Other possible problem: too much forward pitch. If the above passes, then you have too much forward pitch. Meaning a combination of your hand position at release, and your grip strength is causing your thumb to get held up in the ball .
How tight should your fingers be in a bowling ball?
*When your hand is placed properly into the holes of the bowling ball , there needs to be slightly more gripping pressure on the finger pads of your hand than on your thumb pad. *Avoid gripping the ball too tightly, particularly with the thumb . Use slightly more gripping pressure with your fingers than with your thumb .
How long do bowling balls last?
How do I make my bowling ball hole bigger?
If you want to enlarge your thumb hole , I strongly suggest you take it to the Pro Shop and have it drilled 1/64th of an inch larger. Using hand tools or a bevel sander will make it very difficult to duplicate the thumb hole in another ball unless you have a thumb mold created.
How do you fix a chip in a bowling ball?
To fix small amounts of damage, you’ll need to sand the entire ball down with sandpaper, being sure to keep it wet during the process, and then apply a polish to refinish the surface. Cracks can be repaired with the help of a bowling ball repair kit—or you can buy sealant, sandpaper and polish on your own.
How much should it cost to drill a bowling ball?
Custom drilling services can cost anywhere from $50 to $70. Installation of finger inserts, thumb slugs, switch grips, and thumb molds are also available for custom drilled bowling balls. This service is recommended for the recreational bowler who would like to own their own bowling ball.
How much does it cost to get a custom bowling ball?
If you’re looking for a vanity bowling ball with a particular logo, it can hit $150 easy. Entry-level performance bowling balls (usually made of urethane, some of reactive resin) range from $75 to $150.