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Bowling Tape Accessory
To ensure the gripping holes fit your bowling fingers and thumb, use any of the leading bowling tape accessory items in the market today and you will gain a proper grip of your bowling ball. Using bowling tape will eliminate the loose feeling in the thumb hole when gripping the ball and prevent you from squeezing the ball with your thumb or fingers unnecessarily while trying to gain a good grip.
Here are a few tips for using bowling tape:
1. Inserting a piece of pre-cut tape in your thumb hole, as example, about an eighth of an inch below the surface of the ball with the rounded edge upward.
2. The tape may be inserted by use of scissors or a small knife blade, both of which may be stored in your accessory pouch.
3. Curve the tape slightly into the contour of the inside of the hole as to make it easy to insert the blade with the tape down into the hole and down to the desired depth.
4. The tape should be inserted slightly below the top edge of the hole to prevent the tape from pulling up and fraying over the hole edge while you bowl.
5. Position the tape either where the flat part of your thumb, which grips the ball, or where your thumb sits in the hole directly behind the back of your thumb. Both locations will eliminate the loose feeling in the thumb hole when gripping the ball and prevent you from squeezing the ball with your thumb unnecessarily while trying to gain a good grip.
6. For a secure thumb grip, use a textured tape where your thumb grips the ball.
7. Fill the looseness inside the hole directly behind the gripping side of your thumb with a piece of a smooth surface tape which helps to avoid skin irritation as your hand exits the ball.
8. Placing smooth tape in the gripping portion inside your thumb hole will help you exit the ball very quickly with little thumb drag at the critical moment of release.
9. Use multiple pieces of tape for very loose holes by layering the pieces on top of one another until a sufficient number of pieces are inserted and the grip area inside the given hole is restored to an acceptable size. Some pieces of tape are manufactured with a greater thickness than other brands and require fewer pieces layered in a very loose thumb or finger hole. To state the obvious, removing a piece of tape when your hand expands from the friction created by bowling is will help you to release the ball cleanly and on time.
10. Bowling tape may be inserted into the fingers holes as a space filler regardless of use of inserts or not. The tape may be inserted in either the front or back of the finger holes, if preferred, to tighten the hole slightly for improved finger releasing action. It is common practice to cut the tape to a shorter length as to fit easily into a finger hole, about an eighth of an inch below the top edge of the hole, because the finger tip grips are typically drilled with less depth than a thumb hole.
Here are a few examples of bowling tape available at our site. Just click on the links below and view the items and review the description details before selecting a product.
Brunswick Bowling Tape is currently selling for $8.99
Brunswick Bowling Tape 100 Piece Roll is currently selling for $19.99
Storm Bowling Tape 3/4" Black is currently selling for $4.99
Storm Bowling Tape 3/4" White is currently selling for $4.99
Ebonite Ultra Grip Tape is currently selling for $9.99
Ace Mitchell Shur Cushion is currently selling for $2.99
With some experimentation, you will learn precisely where placement of bowling tape in your finger and thumb holes works best for you.
Cleaning the hole when preparing to replace old tape with new pieces may be done with any ball cleaner substance you carry in your accessory pouch.
When your thumb hole, as example, is loose, you run the risk of overturning the ball and the roll you impart on the ball will be ineffective.
You also run the risk of dropping the ball and stifling effective roll and losing control of the skid length in the front portion of the lane.
A properly fitted bowling ball will help you add pins to your score.
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