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Is this something you should be using in your bowling balls? Generally speaking, the answer is yes. The main reason that bowlers use thumb slugs is because they create a consistent feeling in the bowling ball.
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Most bowlers, when placed under pressure to bowl, experience problems with the thumbhole. Where tape is used in the normal course, the tape usually becomes slippery, rolls over or pulls up on the pad of the thumbhole. When this happens, the tape needs to be replaced.
Follow bowlingfans. Has anyone used the oval thumb inserts that are on the market? If so, how do they compare to just widening the slug that's in the ball?
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Non-Competitive Bowlers, that drill several bowling balls a year, find it very beneficial as well. Interchangeable Inserts have been around for over a decade. As I have been going through old bowling magazines, I have found a couple examples of adjustable pieces for inside your bowling ball.
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Finger inserts offer a tacky surface that helps your fingers apply lift and turn to the bowling ball. They also help to protect your fingers from the wear and tear on your skin when releasing the ball. Finger inserts also come in different styles that give the user a different feel in the ball.
What are the benefits of having a thumb slug installed, and what are the downfalls of it as well. A lot of people on my teams, and in my leagues use them. I threw a few of my uncles lane 1 balls last night and really liked how it felt. They weren't totally round, the thumb was more ovalish, felt almost natural to me.