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#80153 - 02/16/09 11:02 AM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: Atochabsh]
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The black smooth tape also tends to be a pain to remove after it's been on for more then a few games. It rips easily, and has to be scraped off the inside of the thumb hole.

I know a lot of people that love the Thumb tapes by Vise (Hada patches) I believe they are called.
http://www.viseinserts.com/precut_hada.html
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#80156 - 02/16/09 11:08 AM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: JStevensMD]
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I have said this before on different threads but different strokes for different folks. The guy who drilled my stuff this past summer uses medical tape. He buys a big roll and cuts the pieces for his fingers and for his thumb. It is all about what is the most comfortable for you.
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#80164 - 02/16/09 11:17 AM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: General Pounder]
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GP, didn't know Mike bowled with you too!!!
Wow that's some commute just to bowl league.

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#80167 - 02/16/09 11:20 AM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: Atochabsh]
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Yeah, but he gets to bowl with me grin
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#80175 - 02/16/09 12:06 PM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: Jay R.]
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I shape all of my thumbholes by hand into ovals. the ovals are laid out from 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock in relation to the centerline (12 o'clock). I leave enough room at the ends of the oval to accommodate 3 layers of tape. The part of the oval where my thumb might rub I hollow out so that my thumb is able to rotate 360 degrees.

As for black tape, I don't know what you are trying to tell me. It is the company that manufactures the tape that is important. As I mentioned, I use the Scotchbrand 3m vinyl tape (3/4" X 66 ft) and leaves minimal residue when removed. I first began using it when my Pro Shop was selling it over the counter back in the 1980's. The tape is very thin so you can make micro adjustments in snugness. Also I mentioned keeping 4 or 5 colors in the house. When I have 2 or 3 layers of tape that are staggered, removal is much quicker when the tape is of different colors. I also mentioned using a mini-screwdriver to remove tape - it beats a pocketknife which in more cases than not ends up cutting holes in the tape you are trying to peel off and remove.

The Scotchbrand tape is slick enough so that you should not have any rubbing problems unless you use too much tape.

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#80203 - 02/16/09 02:59 PM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: johnw1]
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Yeah, but he gets to bowl with me


He bowls with us on Wed.

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#80204 - 02/16/09 03:05 PM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: Atochabsh]
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iim so confused. erin gave johnw1 bowling lessons but erin is in CA and he is in NY then Erin and mike bowl on wednesday at the same alley and so does GP and Mike but GP is in IL and Erin is in CA so....

WHAT?

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#80208 - 02/16/09 03:11 PM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: JStevensMD]
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Originally Posted By: Atochabsh
I absolutely loath the black smooth tape. It breaks down too fast and leaves residue.

Originally Posted By: JStevensMD
The black smooth tape also tends to be a pain to remove after it's been on for more then a few games. It rips easily, and has to be scraped off the inside of the thumb hole.

Not if you use a quality one!

The front of my thumb gets very sweaty -> sticky, so I use skin tape on the front of my thumb. The thumb hole is snug enough, and has little enough bevel, that it doesn't affect the ability of the ball to stay on my hand.

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#80212 - 02/16/09 03:19 PM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: cgeorg]
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#80215 - 02/16/09 03:25 PM Re: Thumb hole tape [Re: General Pounder]
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ok well im still confused. GP still = IL and they = CA

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