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#25187 - 02/27/03 10:33 PM Bleeding thumb
Biggblunt Offline
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Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 2
A/S/L: 24/male/Reading
If anyone can Help. I just got a new ball, Columbia 300 Wicked Flipside. Got inserts in the fingers but not in the thumb. Went to the lanes for the first time with it and came home with bleeding blisters on both sides of my knuckle of my thumb. I'm right handed. I think that it was drilled with a conventional grip but i don't think that it's right for me. The Pro Shop seemed to know their stuff, but maybe i should have asked more questions. Some say tape for fixing the problem, others say its a pitch thing. what should i do?

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#25188 - 02/28/03 12:28 AM Re: Bleeding thumb
Big Game Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 7
A/S/L: 41 male north carolina
Hey Biggblunt
If the ball has finger inserts, then it must be
drilled fingertip, it sounds like the thumb hole
maybe to small. I know for myself that the resin
ball has a tacky fill to it so I use a thumb
insert for a better fill. Talk to the Pro Shop
guys and show them the blisters, and see about a
thumb insert. good luck thumbsup

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#25189 - 02/28/03 07:51 AM Re: Bleeding thumb
Bowlerski Offline
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 388
A/S/L: 40+/Male/Fremont, Michigan
Greetings Bigblunt!

Being as you said that both sides are blistered,
you probably have a thumbhole that's a little tight, or the hole may need to be smoothed out a little better. You might also have a "Flat" thumb, and just need to get the thumb hole ovaled out. Most people don't have a "round" thumb, but it's actually oval shaped. I definitely would get a thumb slug/insert of some sort. They allow for a "cleaner" release, and smoother hole. It may be just the ticket. Had it been just one side or the other, it could possibly be a pitch issue.

(Hey Biggame, FYI you can get finger inserts for a conventional grip, though they aren't used all that often.) wink
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#25190 - 02/28/03 11:15 PM Re: Bleeding thumb
Biggblunt Offline
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Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 2
A/S/L: 24/male/Reading
Thanks for the responses. I really appreciate them. I'll have to look into a thumb insert. But i also wanted to know if it had anything to do with the pitch at which the thumb hole was drilled compared to the finger holes. When i hold my hand out it seems that my thumb actually is a little bit to the left of my fingers when i hold my hand out. Is that the same for everyone or do you think that i should get the Pro Shop to take a look at that.

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#25191 - 03/01/03 12:17 PM Re: Bleeding thumb
Bowlerski Offline
High Roller

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 388
A/S/L: 40+/Male/Fremont, Michigan
You may want to get your shop operator to take a look at it. There is some discussion about the "offset thumb". Some think it works and others look at it as only an optical illusion. I've drilled offset thumbs, and the peole I've done it for have been very happy. Once again, have the operator take a look, and don't be afraid to get second, or even third opinions. They should be able to get you squared away with the proper fit and function of equipment for your game.
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#25192 - 03/12/03 12:05 PM Re: Bleeding thumb
pinqueen2000 Offline
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Registered: 05/11/01
Posts: 111
A/S/L: Johnson City TN
The guys covered the technical end of your question wonderfully as usual. My two cents may help. I found that I was allergic to the inner material and it dried my thumb out and made it bleed. An insert corrected the problem. Good luck and good bowling....Lyn smile

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