Talk Bowling Episode 117: BowlVersity & Can I Bowl Well While Squeezing?

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Jun 232016

Talk Bowling – Episode #117

Talk Bowling is proud to be bringing you the latest information from the bowling industry, bowling tips and updates from the world’s largest bowling website,

Rich Carrubba is a PBA champion and creates most of our articles for the BowlVersity section of You can find BowlVersity at

Question from YouTube:

Q – Can you be a good bowler while squeezing? I can’t throw the ball without squeezing my thumb against the inside of the thumb hole. If I don’t squeeze, the ball falls off my hand and goes nowhere. I average 183 right now but that’s mostly cause I miss spares. Thanks! – Steven Vincent

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Last Week’s Question of the Week:
Q – When did the former American Bowling Congress become the United States Bowling Congress?
A – January 1, 2005

This Week’s Question of the Week:
Q – Who was the first PBA player to win the coveted Triple Crown of bowling?

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Jan 302009

Finger Inserts, Thumb Slugs, Switch Grips, and Thumb Molds OH MY!

There are so many options when it comes to how the bowling ball feels in your hands. And there are many determining factors to how you release the bowling ball. Some of these options are whether or not to use finger inserts, and if you do will you use Turbo 2-N-1 Grips Quad Finger Inserts or Turbo 2-N-1 Grips Ms Quad Finger Inserts. What are the difference?

And then another factor is your thumb. Should you or shouldn’t you put something in your thumb hole? If you do, there are many options. Turbo 2-N-1 Grips Duo-Colored Urethane Thumb Slugs, Turbo 2-N-1 Grips Urethane Thumb Slugs, Turbo 2-N-1 Grips Vinyl Thumb Slugs, Turbo 2-N-1 Grips Switch Grip Outer Sleeve, and Turbo 2-N-1 Grips Switch Grip Inner Sleeve 1 1/4".