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".

  4 Responses to “Talk Bowling #11 – Finger Insert, Thumb Molds/Slugs, Switch Grip”

  1. Hey guys another great video always wonder what the switch grips were all about now im excited about getting one for my balls. I did have one question about bowling styles how would someone be considered a "cranker" "stroker" "tweener" ect… Always wanted to know why people call me a "cranker" because i thought crankers where ones who only used 2 fingers in the ball. Thanks Agian And keep up the GREAT VIDEOS

  2. I have had several balls crack out around the finger holes which have inserts in them. The ball manufacture would not warrant the ball due to the inserts being in the ball, why would anyone use inserts knowing the manufacturers are taking this approach. Why do the inserts cause the balls to crack out around the finger holes?

    • From my past experience, and i have only been drilling balls for a few years now for only myself, is that its because the manufacturer insists holes not be drilled within a certain distance apart. The finger holes usually have to be drilled within that spec when dealing with inserts cause of the size of the hole…Correct me if i wrong anyone that knows better

    • It's the super glue. It affects some bowling balls more than others. A notorious one was Storm's Core Power LRG, the material the ball was constructed of was especially susceptible to being broken down by the super glue. Superglue is essentially a solvent that melts two surfaces together and with certain bowling ball materials it actually breaks it down from the inside out. The inserts themselves don't do anything to the holes. If you were to simply put them in there, you would never see any kind of degrading simply from the inserts being in the holes.

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